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Senses and Non-Sense: 7 Odd Hallucinations. The many documented cases of strange delusions and neurological syndromes can offer a window into how bizarre the brain can be.

Senses and Non-Sense: 7 Odd Hallucinations

It may seem that hallucinations are random images that appear to some individuals, or that delusions are thoughts that arise without purpose. However, in some cases, a specific brain pathway may create a particular image or delusion, and different people may experience the same hallucination. 16 Reasons To Have Daily Sex. Stressed, burdened with life’s difficult problems and fear that your health is declining?

16 Reasons To Have Daily Sex

Then sex is the answer to happiness, longevity and a healthy body. You don’t agree? 1. De-stress Sex helps you reduce stress. Five Mind-Blowing Facts About Psilocybin Mushrooms. One hundred and eighty species of mushrooms around the world contain the psychoactive chemicals psilocybin or psilocin.

Five Mind-Blowing Facts About Psilocybin Mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms, better known as “magic mushrooms”, are one of the most popular psychedelics in use today and have a long history of use in Mexico. These mushrooms are less harmful on the body than caffeine and are not neurotoxic or addictive. Check out these five mind-blowing facts about psilocybin: Measles cases in US soar to 20-year high as travelers infect unvaccinated locals. The disease was eliminated in the US in 2000, but travelers are spreading it288 cases reported this year - the highest year-to-date total since 1994A recent outbreak among Ohio's Amish community was linked to cases of the virus in the Philippines By Reuters Reporter Published: 12:48 GMT, 30 May 2014 | Updated: 15:07 GMT, 30 May 2014 Measles cases have hit a 20-year high in the United States, a troubling increase fueled by international travel by people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed.

Measles cases in US soar to 20-year high as travelers infect unvaccinated locals

Between January 1 and May 23 of this year, 288 measles cases were reported to the federal health agency, the highest year-to-date total since 1994, officials said. Lonely people post personal details on Facebook. By Quentin Fottrell Shutterstock Posting constant status updates on Facebook /quotes/zigman/9962609/delayed/quotes/nls/fb FB +1.28% may be annoying for others, but a new study finds that oversharing on the world’s most popular social network is also a sign of loneliness.

Lonely people post personal details on Facebook

More than 79% of the users who describe themselves as “lonely” disclosed personal information, such as their favorite books and movies, compared with less than 65% of other users, according to a new study published by researchers at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia, which will appear in the July issue of the journal, “Computers in Human Behaviour.” The study analyzed Facebook postings of more than 600 women — half of them described themselves as “lonely.” Monitor for sunburn risk goes on sale. A monitor developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for preventing the risk of over exposure to the sun is now available for sale online.

Monitor for sunburn risk goes on sale

The Smartsun device, worn as a waterproof wristband, changes colour according to the amount of exposure the wearer has to UV (ultra-violet) radiation. It starts off yellow but turns pink as exposure increases, warning users to get out of the sun. The monitor's sensitivity to ultraviolet light means it can alert the wearer to the danger before it is visible on the skin. The monitor is now available in the UK through eChemist, and PharmacyKwik, at £6.99 for a pack of seven bands. How often do you really need to shower? If you don't shower much — but generally keep that information to yourself because of the negative stigma — you're not alone.

How often do you really need to shower?

Following hot on the heels of the no-shampooing hair care revolution, some folks are taking the logical next step: If no or reduced shampooing results in healthier, shinier hair, what about skipping soaping up the body? Unlike the modified hair-washing schedule, which tends to elicit commentary about shampoos and parabens, conditioners and hair-drying time, skipping showers altogether seems to bring up plenty of other opinions on the subject. Many people who do shower every day think that not doing so is inherently wrong and unhealthy. It's assumed that people who don't shower on the regular are stinky and/or greasy and maybe even visibly dirty — and it certainly can't be good for you.

Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer. The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.

Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer

A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in London at the time has cast doubt on "facts" that every schoolchild has learned for decades: that the epidemic was caused by a highly contagious strain spread by the fleas on rats. Evidence taken from the human remains found in Charterhouse Square, to the north of the City of London, during excavations carried out as part of the construction of the Crossrail train line, may support a theory held by some scientists that only an airborne infection could have spread so fast and killed so quickly.

News - 30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life' 3 March 2014Last updated at 20:21 ET By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service The virus was inactive for more than 30,000 years until it was revived in a laboratory in France An ancient virus has "come back to life" after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists say.

News - 30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life'

10 Vestigial Traits You Didn't Know You Had. Let's not forget that crease between the middle of your upper lip and your nose (the philtrum), left over from the days when we had a split down the middle of our snout like rodents, cats, dogs, etc.

10 Vestigial Traits You Didn't Know You Had

(Why did that evolve, anyway? Reptiles don't have it...) Also, on the subject of male nipples: Bionic hand allows amputee to feel again. Nine years after a Denmark man lost his left hand, electrodes surgically implanted in his nerves and connected to a prosthetic hand have allowed him to feel again. Researchers from Ècole Polytechnique Fédéral De Lausanne, in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in Italy, implanted the electrodes into the amputee's arm in February 2013.

The study, published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, details the first time sensory feedback has been restored allowing an amputee to control an artificial limb in real-time. Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand after a firework exploded during a New Year's Eve celebration in 2004. On a whim, Sørensen said he took part in a clinical study where researchers implanted electrodes the size of a pin, into his left arm. Woman Dies, Nurse Refuses to Give CPR, Independent Living Community.

Bulletin Today Print “Is there anybody willing to help this lady and not let her die?” That was the plea of a fire department dispatcher in Bakersfield, Calif., on Feb. 26 when she learned that the nurse on the other end of the line would not perform CPR on Lorraine Bayless, an 87-year-old resident of the Glenwood Gardens independent living facility. Chill Out: Frozen Foods Are Just Fine. Illustration: Mark Matcho So imagine this: You're out for dinner at a trendy restaurant. You know the type—its name is a verb, the glasses are mason jars, and the date is printed at the top of the menu in Courier font.

Scanning the dishes, you notice the following: Housemade tagliatelle/local chèvre/canned tomatoes/frozen bell peppers. 8-Year Old Doesn't Age Due to Rare Condition. Gabby Williams is eight years old but has the skin of a newborn and only weighs 11 lbs. An ultra-rare genetic condition, for which doctors have no discernible explanation, keeps Williams from physically aging and has her parents caring for her nearly the same as the day she was born. Williams shares her rare condition with only a handful of people around the world, including a 29-year-old man from Florida who has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman who appears no older than two.

State of U.S. health 'mediocre': report. Regular sunscreen use slows skin aging, study shows. A new skin study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms what doctors have long preached. Daily, year-round sunscreen use can significantly slow the skin's aging process by as much as 24 percent. (June 3) A new study from Australia provides the strongest evidence yet that regular sunscreen use helps keep skin looking younger. While dermatologists have long believed sunscreen fights wrinkling, the study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine is the first to demonstrate it in a years-long human trial.

Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law. Family Medical Costs Still Rising. Australian Man Dead for 40 Minutes Brought Back to Life By New Resuscitation Technique. HIGH-INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING USING BODY WEIGHT: Maximum R... : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger. Medicare Provider Charge Data. Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say. Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us. FDA Requires Lower Doses for Sleep Drugs. US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google. New technology can print 3D blood vessels in mere seconds. m3rat2WcOE1qeqr1mo1_1280.png (643×1920) Testicles Of Yogurt-Eating Mice Shown Bigger, And Researchers Credit Probiotics. Chocolate Can Make You Thinner.

Music training has biological impact on aging process. Susan G. Komen Pink Slips Planned Parenthood -- Who, What And Why? Migration in America: The Great Human Capital Swap-Meet. Mystery skin disease Morgellons has no clear cause, CDC study says. Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity: Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure. High Fructose Corn Syrup By Any Other Name. Controversial BPA found in canned kids' foods - Health - Children's health. Radiation Overdose at the Airport. Edmonton - Study finds no cancer link with kids, cellphones - CTV News. South Korean scientists create glowing dog - report | Oddly Enough.

Study Finds Benefits in Health Insurance for the Poor. Food Freezing Technology Preserves Human Teeth. Organs Next? Ranking 37th — Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System | Health Policy and Reform. Ranking 37th — Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System | Health Policy and Reform. Cancer death rate gap widens based on education. Watching 'Jersey Shore' might make you dumber, study suggests. Why 'diet' food is so unsatisfying. Study: New discovery on how infertility occurs - and why caffeine plays a role - National Health News. Research holds promise of harnessing life-extending benefits of spartan diet -- on a full stomach. Praise the lard? Study links church to obesity - Health - Diet and nutrition. England 'healthier than the US' A cure for the common cold may finally be achieved as a result of a remarkable discovery in a Cambridge laboratory - Science, News.

Common weed petty spurge 'could treat' skin cancer. Life Expectancy Gains in U.S. Fail to Keep Pace With Peers. Vaccine study's author held related patent, medical journal reports. What the U.S. Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex. Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity. Most Pesticide Laden Produce of 2010. Health | Masturbation 'cuts cancer risk' Insurance commissioners to vote on medial loss ratio rule - Oct. 18, 2010.