Diseases Facts

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Diseases Facts

Diseases Facts
  • People that use mobile phones are 2.5 time more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the mobile phone.
  • Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
  • Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war.
  • On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.
  • Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight.
  • Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year.
  • Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excessive use of alcohol.
  • A popular superstition is that if you put a piece of bread in a baby's crib, it will keep away diseases.
  • A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurons disease.
  • Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer.
  • Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.
  • Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer.
  • Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes.
  • The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy.
  • The number one cause of rabies in the United States are bats.
  • Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound over a thousand feet per second!
  • A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.
  • The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years.
  • The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
  • Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
  • Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining.
  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer.
  • Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks.
  • A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
  • A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.
  • A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years.
  • Lady Peseshet is known to be the world's first known female physician. She practiced during the time of the pyramids, which was the fourth dynasty.
  • The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat.
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