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The 12 Most Surprising Medical Facts

At least one of these facts will be so surprising that you'll never forget it.  There's some weird stuff going on. 1) Chewing gum is a valid medical treatment with research papers written and clinical trials run for its use in treating ileus. 2) DBCP is a pesticide that was used on over 40 crops [...]

The 10 Most Popular Drugs

#1) Marijuana or Weed Weed has been around for thousands of years and quite popular for its sedative and somewhat hallucinogenic effects.  It can be use medically in cancer patients to increase appetite and/or as a pain killer. People who smoke weed become “stoned” – they become mellow, relaxed. While a mild drug, weed is [...]

20 Fun Facts About Alcohol

As follows, are 20 facts about alcohol.  They range from scientific to purely entertaining.  Enjoy! 1) Although alcohol can make you feel energetic or dis-inhibited, it is actually a depressant.  It shuts down parts of your brain. 2) People start acting drunk much quicker than the time it actually takes for the alcohol to take [...]

The 14 Weirdest Medical Facts I Know

As follows are some of the weirdest medical facts I've encountered. 1) It is possible for a girl at the age of puberty to have a penis and balls pop out of her “vagina.” Turns out she was a he all along. 2) You can have half of your brain removed and still be functioning. [...]

The 10 Best Selling Medications

Billion dollar lawsuits, scientists on drug company payrolls, and endless advertising.  The ten best selling medications in the US tell quite the story.  Without further ado...     #1 Lipitor Lipitor, a treatment for high cholesterol, comes in at number one.  Can you guess how much it makes Pfizer every year? What it does: Lipitor [...]

The 10 Worst Diseases Ever

#1 Bubonic Plague: Also known as “The Black Death,” getting infected used to be like being stopped by Death and asked to flip a coin.  Heads you live, tails you die. Death is pretty horrible, with parts of your body bubbling into large nodes, blood vomiting and your skin partially peeling off. One sweep of [...]

20 Facts About Antidepressants

1) 1/10 people in America are currently taking an antidepressant (AD) 2) Michael Jackson was reportedly taking Zoloft and Paxil when he died.  Antidepressants have been shown to contribute to heart disease. 3) Luvox was being taken by a shooter in the Columbine High School shootings. 4) We have no idea how antidepressants [...]