Did you know that…
The quality and quantity of social relationships have greater influence on life expectancy that keeping a balanced diet.
According to the latest research, people with a high social integration level tend to live much longer and happier life than those who experience the social isolation (absence of a spouse, close relationships, friends, etc.). Active social life is currently in the top 3 things that improve your life expectancy, as well as staying active and maintaining a proper diet.
Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls;
Moreover, they tend to have more problems adapting to school because of their hyperactivity. Unlike them, girls rather belong to the inattentive than to the hyperactive type of ADHD and are more likely to get distracted than squirmy and overactive.
Untreated maternal STDs lead to blindness in up to 4000 newborns every year.
Untreated chlamydia and syphilis make people blind. However, with women who are going to get a baby, it is not only the matter of their own health since newborns are much likely to catch an infection during a delivery. That is why it is important to make a regular check for STD.
Vitamin C will not help you prevent the flu.
The research data has not confirmed the supposition that a regular intake of vitamin C is able to prevent the flu or significantly reduce its duration or severity. Remember than annual flu vaccination is the best protection.
Children that are exposed to secondhand smoke, are 31% more likely to have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
According to the study of The American Cancer Society, childhood secondhand smoke significantly increases the risk of COPD, ischemic heart disease, and stroke.
TOP 7 Deadliest Diseases, According to the WHO
- Ischemic heart disease – 9.3 million people a year
- Stroke – 5.9 million people a year
- COPD - 3 million people a year
- Lower respiratory infections - 2.9 million people a year
- Alzheimer`s Disease and other dementias – 2 million people a year
- Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers – 1.7 million people a year
- Diabetes - 1.6 million people a year