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.

Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin.

Teenage cosmetic surgeries nearly doubled in the USA between 1996 and 1998.

Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights.

Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion.

Studies indicate that epileptic patients that listen to Mozart's Piano Sonata can dramatically decrease their chance of a seizure.

Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections.

It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach.

Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath.

Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.

Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States.

Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid.

Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout.In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days.

Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine.

In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis.

The lining of the a person's stomach is replaced every 36 hours.

The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in.

In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.

The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore.

The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material.

The stomach can break down goat's milk faster than the milk of a cow.

The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases.

It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer.

Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918.

 In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S.

 Even if you eat food standing on your head, the food will still end up in your stomach.

A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.

3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria.