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Until the mid-1960s in Britain, pregnancy tests were done by sending a woman’s urine to a lab, where it would be injected into a toad. The toad was checked two hours later and if it had laid eggs, the woman was pregnant.

Contraception: From fish bladders to home-delivered morning after pills The morning after pill has never been more accessible. Women in the UK are now able to order emergency contraception online for home delivery. It marks a milestone – less than two decades ago, it was not possible to buy it in pharmacies. Medicine historian Dr …

Until the mid-1960s in Britain, pregnancy tests were done by sending a woman’s urine to a lab, where it would be injected into a toad. The toad was checked two hours later and if it had laid eggs, the woman was pregnant. Read More »

What is the Rarest Blood Type?

In general, we have about 36 blood group systems. So, aside from the regular ABO system that we are very familiar with, we also have the Rh group, the Kell system, and more. But there are blood types that are very rare that less than a hundred people in the world have been identified to …

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Dr. Carlo Urbani recognized the emergence of a outbreak of pneumonia as a new epidemic and immediately notified the WHO, personally flying to Hanoi to investigate. He would die this day in 2003 of SARS, having triggered the most effective response to an epidemic in history.

Carlo Urbani Carlo Urbani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo urˈbaːni]; Castelplanio, Italy October 19, 1956 – Bangkok, Thailand March 29, 2003) was an Italian doctor and microbiologist and the first to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as a new and dangerously contagious viral disease. Although he became infected and died, his early warning to the World …

Dr. Carlo Urbani recognized the emergence of a outbreak of pneumonia as a new epidemic and immediately notified the WHO, personally flying to Hanoi to investigate. He would die this day in 2003 of SARS, having triggered the most effective response to an epidemic in history. Read More »

Meet “Latchkey Incontinence” – a phenomenon where the urge to urinate gets stronger the closer you are to a bathroom. One example would be when you put your key in your front door when returning home from work.

Why Do I Feel Like I’m Most Gonna Piss Myself When I’m Inches Away from the Toilet? It’s an all-too-common feeling: You’ve left work, run some errands and ordered Postmates for dinner from the convenience of your car. You think you’ve got everything under control (the contents of your bladder most of all), but once …

Meet “Latchkey Incontinence” – a phenomenon where the urge to urinate gets stronger the closer you are to a bathroom. One example would be when you put your key in your front door when returning home from work. Read More »

Depression actually alters vision, making the world appear far more dull and monochrome. This is due to lower Retinal activity in comparison to someone that doesn’t suffer from Depression.

How depression makes the world seem gray, from the Harvard Mental Health Letter Depression is often referred to as “the blues.” New research suggests it should actually be called “the grays.” To someone who is depressed, the world can seem flat or dull. This was long thought to be purely psychological. It turns out, though, …

Depression actually alters vision, making the world appear far more dull and monochrome. This is due to lower Retinal activity in comparison to someone that doesn’t suffer from Depression. Read More »

The little boy known as Batkid who “saved” San Francisco while battling leukemia in 2013 is now cancer free.

Batkid declared cancer-free 5 years after “saving” San Francisco “Batkid” in California declared cancer-free CBSN Live “Batkid” in California declared cancer-free Nov 14, 2018 00:20 buttons/button-playertray-rightbuttons/button-playertray-right Miles Scott was fighting leukemia when he suited up as five-year-old Batkid to battle Penguin and the Riddler in front of a crowd of thousands in San Francisco. He …

The little boy known as Batkid who “saved” San Francisco while battling leukemia in 2013 is now cancer free. Read More »

Here’s a fact about Dr. Donald Hopkins. He helped eradicate Smallpox, and is on the verge of killing another disease. He’s taken Guinea Worm Disease down from 3.5 million cases a year to just 28 cases last year.

Dr. Donald Hopkins helped wipe smallpox from the planet. He won’t rest until he’s done the same for Guinea worm disease. Hopkins has been fighting the parasite for 37 years. Health officials believe that, with vigilance, the disease will soon be eradicated globally. Photograph by Melissa Golden At an open-air hospital in northern Ghana, Donald …

Here’s a fact about Dr. Donald Hopkins. He helped eradicate Smallpox, and is on the verge of killing another disease. He’s taken Guinea Worm Disease down from 3.5 million cases a year to just 28 cases last year. Read More »

To determine which movie characters best embodied psychopathic traits, forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt and ten colleagues watched 400 movies over 3 years. Their winner: Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men.”

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath — here are their 6 key takeaways Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Orion Pictures Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths …

To determine which movie characters best embodied psychopathic traits, forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt and ten colleagues watched 400 movies over 3 years. Their winner: Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men.” Read More »