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5,000+ workers died constructing the Panama Canal due to accidents and health problems.
In the beginning, Starbucks spends more money on health insurance for its employees than on coffee beans.
The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shut down in 2013.
Breathing the air of Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
A Father’s Diet Before Conception Plays a Crucial Role in a Child’s Health.
The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.
Sex change surgeries are free under Brazil’s public health system since 2008.
60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don’t get it, often because of the stigma of seeking help.
On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
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.
Bill Gates’ Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
About 1 million Japanese men are estimated to be locking themselves in their bedrooms for years, creating social and health problems, a condition called “Hikikomori.”
3.5% of cancer deaths worldwide are attributable to the consumption of alcohol. The World Health Organization has classified alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen.
Too much homework can cause stress, physical health problems and even alienation from society, a Stanford researcher found.
Daylight Saving Time costs the U.S. an estimated US$434 million in lost productivity and decreased health.
There’s a service called “Cleaning for a Reason” in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.
In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a Certificate of Good Mental Health from a doctor before being allowed to marry.
91% of Egypt’s women aged 15 to 49 have been subjected to genital mutilation, according to the World Health Organization.