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El Síndrome de Pickwick y otras enfermedades que Charles Dickens anticipó en sus novelas antes que la medicina

Charles Dickens, autor de clásicos literarios como "Oliver Twist", "David Copperfield" y "Canción de Navidad" (A Christmas Carol), es reconocido por haber fomentado la conciencia social en la Inglaterra victoriana, en especial por sus denuncias sobre el maltrato a niños pobres y el trabajo infantil.<p>…

Rosalind Franklin, la olvidada científica detrás del descubrimiento de la estructura del ADN, uno de los más importantes para la medicina moderna

En 1951, la joven Rosalind Franklin empezó a trabajar en lo que se convertiría en una de las investigaciones científicas más importantes del siglo XX y que condujo a una transformación de la medicina moderna.<p>Tenía 30 años cuando Franklin generó una fotografía, conocida como "<b>Foto 51</b>", que fue clave …

What Is Pulmonary Embolism? American Airlines Death Linked to Common Risk

It's a major risk of air travel.<p>Three days after Brittany Oswell suffered a pulmonary embolism on an American Airlines flight, the 25-year-old was …

28 Trippy Optical Illusions As GIFs

This shit is CRAZY.

GIF Animations

Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy's performance

Dave Grohl probably just wanted to let a fan have a good time, but he got a lot more than he bargained for.<p>During Wednesday night's Foo Fighters show …

The fascinating history behind 11 common superstitions

Even if you consider yourself a die-hard skeptic, you've probably heard of one or two superstitions in your time — and perhaps even indulged in an occasional good luck ritual of your own.<p>The most common superstitions didn't just materialize out of nowhere. The surprising origins behind some of the …

Ancient History

Eating at One of Canada’s Best Restaurants Made Me Feel Like an Idiot

What does a $400 meal taste like? Class warfare and regret.<p>A full 90 days before I got to eat at Alo, it was already one of the most expensive meals I’d ever paid for. I had to book a table three months in advance and even with that lead time the best spot I could snag was for 9 PM on a Tuesday …

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Scientists Discover a Tiny Stomach Hidden Inside Lung Tumours, Because Cancer Is Changing

"Cancer cells will do whatever it takes to survive."<p>Researchers recently spotted a miniature stomach, duodenum, and small intestine hidden among the …

HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of …

Public Health

The Only Thing Creepier Than Déja Vu Is its Opposite, Dêjà Rêvé

It's like a dream, but you're wide awake.<p>Déjà vu is the phenomenon that a person experiences when they feel that they’ve experienced an event in …

The Brain

Doctors find virus in a pond, use it to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria in man's heart

After Yale doctors replaced a major blood vessel in a 76-year-old man's heart, his chest became infected with bacteria.<p>The usual solution would be to …

Medicine

One Of Déjà Vu's Most Striking Features Is Just An Illusion

You've been here before. You've read this article already. Every word feels familiar. Even the room you're sitting in feels the same. You know …

About that New Antidepressant Study

A new Lancet paper about antidepressants caused quite a stir this week. Headlines proclaimed that "It's official - antidepressants work", "Study …

Antidepressants

There's nothing wrong with "happy pills" - they're there to help and they really do

When I was admitted to hospital with depression 14 years ago I dreaded taking antidepressants.<p>I refused to be “chemically coshed” with drugs that …

Depression

How To: See the Actual Signal Strength on Your iPhone in iOS 11

The signal bars in your iPhone's status bar is a great visual indicator for knowing how good your cellular reception is, but they're not very …

IPhone 8

10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Logran acabar Super Mario World en menos de un minuto usando un truco que parecía imposible

Desde que llegó esa obra maestra de los videojuegos llamada <i>Super Mario World</i> los jugadores están buscando formas de acabarlo en cada vez menos …

Bienvenidos a McKamey Manor, la casa del terror más extrema que nadie ha logrado terminar

Si hay gente que paga porque le hagan cosquillas, o porque le disfracen de alguna figura fantástica para sufrir todo tipo de perversiones, ¿por qué …

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

Every year, flu kills perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of people over 65. Why does it happen?<p>A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

¿Por qué el día de Navidad se celebra el 25 de diciembre?

El día de Navidad se celebra cada 25 de diciembre, una fecha que, a pesar de la creencia popular, no cuenta con unos orígenes religiosos.<p>"<i>Ella se</i> …

Los mejores trucos del 2017: Códigos que desbloquean funciones ocultas en tu iPhone y Android

Tu iPhone y Android tienen algunas funciones disponibles que no son tan fáciles de encontrar dentro del menú de ajustes o que, simplemente, no se …

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Diabetes

How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent

As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of <i>Carpenter v. United States</i>, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without …

8 Things a Parent Should Never Say to Their Child

Threatening violence or the loss of love might seem like obvious no-nos, but there are more subtle phrases just as damaging.<p>In the absence of any …

¿Por qué nos hacen gracia algunas situaciones crueles?

Solo cada uno puede trazar cuando los límites del humor negro van más allá de lo aconsejable, pero el origen de la risa y su evolución da alguna …

El hombre que se desmayaba cuando veía Seinfeld (y dio nombre a un síndrome)

Hay pacientes que sufren desmayos al reírse. El trastorno se ha descrito como síncope de Seinfeld, en honor al primer caso clínico …

Atrial fibrillation is associated with decreased total cerebral blood flow and brain perfusion | EP Europace

Aims<p>Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with cognitive impairment. Additionally, brain volume may be reduced in individuals with AF. …

How Music Can Make You a Better Person

<b>Can listening to music change your behavior for the better?</b><p><b>BY</b> SUMMER ALLEN, <b>The Greater Good Science Center</b><p>People in the United States spend an average of 32 hours listening to music each week, an increase of five and a half hours over last year. That’s a lot of time—more than ever before. Has this …