Obesity has become a pandemic: around 650 million people are seriously overweight. An implant that inhibits appetite may change that. The implant was developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. It measures 1 by 1 centimeter and is 1 millimeter thick.
200 volts shoots through your brain and your body cramps. Electroshock therapy sounds like a horrible torture, but in fact depressed people with suicidal tendencies have been successfully treated with the controversial method since 1938. However, it has only recently become known why the heavy electric shocks work: the electroshocks ensure that important brain regions start to grow.
As many whiskey enthusiasts can tell you, you should add a splash of water to your whiskey if you drink it straight, because then the taste and smell of the noble drink would be fully developed. Now two Swedish researchers from Linnaeus University have proven that water does not just dilute your whiskey.
In a large German study, scientists followed 20,000 men and women for eight years, until 2009, and compared their beer consumption with their weight and waist. The conclusion was that men with a big belly took more calories than they consumed, whether those calories came from beer or not. In men, the excess kilos on genetic grounds are mainly in the belly fat, and in women the sex hormones ensure that the majority of the fat ends up on hips, buttocks and thighs.
1. It only exists in erotic movies NOT TRUE Millions of women worldwide sometimes ejaculate during sex. It is not known how many of the 3.5 billion women in the world spray out a liquid during orgasm. Three different American surveys, however, show that 6 to 13 percent of all women sometimes have an ejaculation.
1. Disabled people got virus infection Doctors injected disabled children with a dangerous virus. Photo: LIFE Coll./Getty Images At Willowbrook State School, an institution for disabled children in the US state of New York, about 60 children were deliberately infected with hepatitis A.
From 1855 to 1935, the Mississippi State Insane Hospital, the mental institution of the state of Mississippi, was located where the university hospital of that state is located today. Over the years there have been around 35,000 people with mental problems. According to the medium The Clarion-Ledger from Mississippi, 1 in 5 patients died of chronic diarrhea and 'exhaustion of the nerves'.
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For thousands of years, the two types of people closest to us lived close together. This became apparent when a team of archaeologists from the University of Wollongong in Australia dated strata in the De-ni-so-vagrot in Siberia, where many discoveries were made of both the Denisova and the Neanderthal.
WARMER SUMMER Fine when you're on the beach in our parts - if the sun comes out behind the clouds, you just have to hope there isn't a strong breeze. It is not exactly the Caribbean here. If the temperatures in the world have risen by 2.5 - 5.4 degrees Celsius in 2080, as the European research center JRC expects, then it is better to tell your great grandchildren that they need sunscreen and swimming trunks.
A dip in the light, followed by an even smaller dip - three times in a row. That makes the astronomers happy, because those light dips can be the first indications of a moon in a strange solar system: an exomaniac. That potential exoman, Kepler-1625b I, popped up in the mountains of data that the Kepler, NASA's space telescope, collected from 2009 to 2013.
There may have been a large object for the enigmatic star KIC 8462852. That is the conclusion of a group of researchers following a number of new observations. The observations showed that the light of the star was blocked in the past month by a large, inexplicable object.
Traps are your pure fantasy The traps you see in action movies - Indiana Jones for example - are ingenious, but pure fantasy. There are no burial chambers or temples with built-in traps, such as trip wires, trap doors and poisonous arrows. The inspiration for the films can, however, come from the Egyptian pyramids.
1. Hippocrates: End of superstition 460 - ca. 377 BC: Hippocrates was the first physician in the modern sense of the word. He distanced himself from superstitious methods of treatment and the idea that the gods should be consulted if someone became ill. Instead, he tried to heal patients based on his experience with how the body works.
A ringing in your ears, just after you have attended a loud festival concert, may indicate that you have suffered hearing damage. And that is becoming more common: hearing damage. In 2017, 2 million Dutch people suffered from ringing in the ears. This has been demonstrated by a major national investigation. In Belgium this number is almost as high or maybe even slightly higher.