Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don't get it, often because of the stigma of seeking help.
The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.
Americans consume 12.5 teaspoons more sugar each day
In an isolated village in the Dominican Republic, about 1 in 50 children are born appearing to be girls but grow male genitalia during puberty.
Naked mole-rats have a high resistance to cancer tumours because they produce an extremely high-molecular-mass hyaluronan and have ribosomes that produce extremely error-free proteins.
A transplanted great toe decreases in size up to one third when transplanted to the hand.
A study showed that it's not necessary to run, swim or work out at the gym. Household chores such as vacuuming or scrubbing the floor, or merely walking to work provide enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life.
1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions