Horseshoe crab blood is highly valued, especially in the biomedical field. Its blue blood is essential in ensuring safe and sterile vaccines and medical equipment.
Health refers to physical, mental, and social well-being. It’s a broad category that contains fitness and exercise, nutrition, health science, and mental health.
While diet can impact sleep, there is no substantial evidence to support the claim that eating cheese before bed causes nightmares.
Contrary to popular belief, humans do not explode or freeze in the vacuum of space when not wearing a spacesuit. While exposure to such an environment without protection is extremely dangerous and would lead to death within minutes, the human body does not explode or freeze. It expands but skin is strong and would keep the body intact.
The widespread belief that people unknowingly swallow many spiders during sleep each year is a myth. In reality, spiders rarely come into contact with humans during their sleep, and the chances of swallowing spiders in this context are extremely low.
For a long time, people thought the Appendix was useless, that it was a “vestigial organ”. However, recent research has shown the appendix acts as a safe house for good bacteria.
Studies show that taking a low dose of aspirin a day can help prevent cardiovascular events like a heart attack or stroke and have other benefits. However, other studies have shown aspirin to increase the risk of bleeding, especially in the stomach.
Some Medicare Advantage plans have a $0 monthly premium, so they are free in that sense. However, all $0 premium plans have other costs like Part B premiums, coinsurance, and copayments.
You can overdose on black licorice. This is due to the way a compound derived from licorice root can cause potassium levels to fall to dangerous levels.
Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear after a fight with his friend and flatmate Paul Gauguin and then gave his ear to a maid at a brothel.
According to the FDA, plasma from people who recovered from Coronavirus can be used to treat COVID-19.