14 Apr, 2024
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The 10 States Where People Live The Longest, Ranked – Health Digest

Washington is not only ranked second in terms of life expectancy for its total population (79.2 years) but also for its male population’s life expectancy (76.9 years). Female life expectancy for this state is ranked at number three by the CDC, with Washington’s female population expected to reach 81.6 years old. An interactive map on […]

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The 10 States Where People Die At The Youngest Age, Ranked – Health Digest

As it turns out, if you live in the United States, the state where you reside can have an impact on your life expectancy. Many specific factors influence this. Source link

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People With Blue Eyes Are More Likely To Develop This Medical Condition – Health Digest

The connection between blue eyes and type 1 diabetes stems from the findings of a 2011 study published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. The study team examined the iris color of more than 280 Caucasian individuals within two specific areas of Italy who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. To compare, the researchers also looked […]

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People With Dark Eyes Are More Likely To Develop This Medical Condition – Health Digest

Once we turn 40, we start to experience aging-related changes to our vision, per the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This includes a breakdown of proteins located in the eye’s lens or the part of the eye responsible for light refraction. While this lens is normally clear, those with cataracts develop a progressive cloudiness in their […]

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The Rare Eye Feature That Lets Some People See Colors Others Can’t – Health Digest

The only surefire way to know if you carry the gene mutation leading to tetrachromacy is to have a genetic test done for that specific gene, since sometimes the mutation isn’t expressed in a way that gives you superhuman color-detecting abilities. However, researchers have found a few ways to determine if you might carry this […]

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Ways You Can Actually Attract People That You’d Never Guess – Health Digest

Thinking you might be attracted to a body type like your mother or father might have you shaking your head. But, Elayne Savage, psychotherapist, told CNN, “When you grow up familiar with a certain type of person, you’re attracted to that same type of person because it feels comfortable, whether you like it or not.” […]

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The Big Reason Marijuana Makes People So Hungry – Health Digest

“It’s like pressing a car’s brakes and accelerating instead,” said Tamas Horvath, lead author of a 2015 rodent study published in Nature, during a press release (via PBS). The research paper explains that natural cannabinoid receptors in our brain help keep our food intake in check. A specific group of neurons, known as POMC neurons, […]

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Do Left-Handed People Actually Die Sooner? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

The researchers pointed out in the 1988 study in Nature that stressors surrounding left-handed people’s birth impeded their longevity. They also suggested that genetics and hormones affected their immune system and that living in a right-handed society made them more prone to accidents. A 1991 article in Psychological Bulletin from the same researchers furthered these ideas, […]

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Turns Out People Actually Die Twice When The End Comes – Health Digest

Brain death is considered an irreversible form of death (per National Health Services U.K.) Even if people are on life support where failing organs are kept alive by modern medical interventions, someone who is brain dead will never regain consciousness, per Better Health Channel.  Brain death occurs when oxygen and blood supply to the brain is […]

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The 8 Most Common Intrusive Thoughts People Experience – Health Digest

Humans are sexual beings, and frequent thoughts of sexuality are perfectly natural. It’s common for people to have these thoughts completely out of the blue, and they aren’t anything to be ashamed of.  But for some people, these thoughts can be quite distressing, especially when they are of explicit or taboo scenarios, including unwanted sexual […]