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How Did Dr. John H. Kellogg Improve Administering Enemas?

The Kellogg brothers helped change the landscape of American nutrition, paving the way for the American standard of breakfast, which is cereals. This was despite their animosity towards one another. According to Dr. John Kellogg, most illnesses were caused by filthy bowels full of toxins from undigested food. To that purpose, he used a system …

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What Was the Story Behind Dr. Henry Heimlich’s Long Battle with the Red Cross?

Dr. Henry Heimlich was an  American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher, well-known for the Heimlich Maneuver. Though the discovery of this method was beneficial, it was difficult to promote in the medical community back in the day.  Today,  the Heimlich Maneuver is the go-to technique when someone is choking.  But shockingly, many people were opposed …

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You were more likely to get a job if you had smallpox scars in the 18th century. The scars proved that you already had smallpox and could not pass it on to your employers.

Series H – Horrible Preview clip Further details Topics – The panel are shown a creature and are asked where it lives. It lives on the tongue of a fish. The tongue-eating louse lives on the tongue of the African blacktail fish. It latches onto the tongue, sucks the blood out to such an extent …

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Our own stomach has to constantly secrete mucus to stop itself from being digested by our own stomach acid. Without that mucus, our stomach acid would eat through our stomach’s lining.

Mucus Production In this article, we will be discussing the production of gastric mucus in the stomach. We will be looking at the cells that make up the mucosa of the stomach, the process of mucus production and the control mechanisms involved in its secretion. Gastric Mucus Gastric mucus is a gel-mucous barrier secreted by …

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The tobacco industry managed to shift blame of people falling asleep with lit cigarettes away from their products onto beds and sofas being too flammable getting the government to force flame retardants into all sorts of home products that now are linked to cancer etc.

Tobacco industry linked to proliferation of flame retardants in American homes According to the Chicago Tribune, Big Tobacco is behind the proliferation of flame retardants packed into household products. Flame retardants are a family of synthetic chemicals designed to help petroleum-based materials resist catching fire. Today, flame retardants are so ubiquitous they can be found …

The tobacco industry managed to shift blame of people falling asleep with lit cigarettes away from their products onto beds and sofas being too flammable getting the government to force flame retardants into all sorts of home products that now are linked to cancer etc. Read More »