Heather Murphy, New York Times Published 11:42 am PDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. Photo: MICHAEL MALONEY Photo: MICHAEL MALONEY Image 1 of / 27 Caption Close Image 1 of 27 FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. Photo: MICHAEL MALONEY At 71, She's Never Felt Pain or … [Read more...] about At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.
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Electronic cigarettes are often thought of as "healthier" than conventional cigarettes, but the jury's still out on their potential health risks. Now, a new study has found a link between e-cigarette use and an increased risk of stroke and heart attacks. The study analyzed information from about 400,000 Americans who took part in a national health survey in 2016. Of these, about 66,800 reported that they regularly used e-cigarettes. Compared with non-e-cigarette users, regular users had about a 70 percent higher risk of stroke, a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or angina (chest pain) and a 40 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease. About 79 percent of e-cigarette users also reported using conventional cigarettes, compared with just 37 percent of non-e-cigarette users. [4 Myths About E-Cigarettes] But the findings linking e-cigarettes with an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and coronary heart disease held even after the researchers took into account whether … [Read more...] about E-Cigarettes Linked to Heart Attacks, Strokes
As an avid fan, I’ve spent a lot of time defending the Kingdom Hearts series from those who 'just don’t get it', and find the prospect of a game which marries together two worlds as different as Final Fantasy and Disney absolutely ludicrous. “So your sidekicks are Donald Duck and Goofy?” they would scowl as I enthused about Kingdom Hearts 3. “And it’s meant for adults?” It grows tiresome pretty quickly. I swore I would write an article on Kingdom Hearts that would be the definitive piece on why everyone should play it; a piece that would emotionally rock every naysayer to the core and silence their insolent anti-Mickey waffling. I didn't write that piece – and I don’t especially owe anyone an explanation for why Kingdom Hearts is important to me – but, for the love of Minnie, I’ll try to explain briefly here.When I was a child, my parents used to take me on walks around a forest not far from our house. After … [Read more...] about Kingdom Hearts 3 review
IT'S like something from a nightmare: You're relaxing in your armchair when all of a sudden you burst into flames, burning to death in a flash and leaving just a charred foot in your wake. But the centuries-old myth that people can spontaneously combust may be real – and the evidence is there to prove it, according to one prominent scientist. Author and biology boffin Dr Brian Ford says spontaneous human combustion (SHC) burns you like an incendiary bomb, singeing your nerves in mere seconds. "Humans suddenly burst into searing hot flame. Left alone, their bodies burn fiercely until little but hot ash remains, though the hands and legs may remain unscathed," he told Sun Online. "There are many pain receptors in the skin, so the sensation would be agonising in the extreme – though I'd guess that unconsciousness would follow quickly." Scientists have spent decades arguing over whether spontaneous human combustion is real. UK SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION DEATHSHere … [Read more...] about Spontaneous human combustion is REAL and burns you ‘like an incendiary bomb’, top scientist claims
It can be hard to tell when your physical symptoms are a sign of something serious. In a new book, "Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next," cardiologists Christopher Kelly and Marc Eisenberg break down when to relax, call your doctor or go to the ER. "If you look up any symptom online, within a few seconds you're going to convince yourself that you have cancer, you're having a heart attack, that death is going to happen any second now," Kelly said. "Despite the very loud title, most of the time in this book we offer people reassurance and help them understand that their symptoms are probably not a big deal." Kelly and Eisenberg joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss some of the most common symptoms people experience, including chest pain, fatigue, sore throat and back pain. Here is what they say about those symptoms -- and what to do about them: Chest pain Take a chill pill: If chest pain gets worse when you're moving your arm. Make an appointment: … [Read more...] about “Am I Dying?!”: New book helps you figure out when a common symptom is serious