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General knowledge
April 1, 2015

Are you an April Fools’ victim?

Instead of pranking you with a fake article, we thought we'd test your knowledge about health myths. Can you tell what's real and what's a hoax? Take our quiz and find out! (more…)
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General knowledge
January 18, 2015

Strange, but true health factoids

So, you thought the minds of writers of medical TV shows had brought you all of the strangest medical facts and conditions on the planet? Think again! (more…)
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
November 18, 2014

5 Weird pain facts

We all think we know what pain is, but the truth of the matter is that we actually don’t. While we can feel physical and emotional pain, scientists don’t really know how to explain it. Pain isn’t just something that hurts and it’s more than just electrical impulses sent through our nerves. Here’re five lesser-known facts about pain. (more…)
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Men's Health
August 5, 2014

Is “man-flu” an actual thing?

It’s been a joke for years, but when researchers started looking into this strange condition, it turned out that man-flu might be an actual thing after all! Researchers first conducted a long study with mice, which found that oestrogen levels in women might help them recover from flu more quickly. Hopefully there’ll be further studies on this – in humans. Scientists then discovered that men have more temperature receptors in their brains, which means that the fevers they experience do tend to be hotter. Lastly, research hints that the “live-fast-die-young” strategy men have evolved for breeding purposes means that they…
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