Tagged: disease

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What happens to humans without adrenaline

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, is a catecholamine that functions as both a neurotransmitter and hormone in humans. Produced by both sympathetic neurons and chromaffin cells in the adrenal medula, adrenaline is released in...

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Bugs under the skin not just psychological? Controversy!

It’s a terrifying nightmare most of us have only heard of in psych class: people become convinced there are bugs on and underneath their skin, and some people take action by mutilating themselves. Experiencing creepy crawlies running amok on...

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Walking Corpse Syndrome! Zombies Disease!

In the late 19th century in Paris, French neurologist Jules Cotard described a patient under the pseudonym Mademoiselle X, who claimed her organs had died. As she denied increasing numbers of her body parts, she...

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Obese might face benefit cuts in the UK

It has been proposed by Westminster Council to cut benefits to obese people that refuse to exercise following a doctor’s orders. Although the initiative has not been made into law yet, I hope it...

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Mermaids exist! (but are very rare)

v The medical term is sirenomelia, undoubtedly sharing some linguistic root with sirens from Greek epic poems. Sirenomelia, also informally dubbed “Mermaid Syndrome,” is a rare birth defect that fuses human legs together, creating...

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Marijuana health risks – Weed causes psychosis!

There’s a strong association between illicit drug use and psychosis. Traditionally, researchers envision three possibilities: Drugs cause psychotic diseases People suffering from psychotic diseases self medicate Another factor increases occurrence of both drug use and psychosis...