How Much Longer Will Exercise Make Me Live?

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There might be some contrarian physiologist I’m neglecting here, but it does not feel controversial to say that, among people who study exercise, there is 100 percent consensus re: working out being good for you. Yet for those of us who have adjusted to feeling physically awful all the time, “good for you” might not…

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https://gizmodo.com/how-much-longer-with-exercise-make-me-live-1834044736

What’s the Oldest Disease?

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Some things never change. Dying terribly from bone cancer, for instance: that’s something humans have been doing from about the beginning of our time. Has it always been like this, or was there some blissful period, in our species’ salad days, in which no one perished from bone cancer? Which sickness has burdened…

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-oldest-disease-1833662633

What’s the Worst Pain?

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Some people say that life is pain. Those people are optimistic: life isn’t pain, it’s pains, plural—tooth pain, back pain, breakup-pain, the pain of watching your parents grow old and die, the pain of downwardly adjusting your expectations for life, stomach pain and sinus pain, pain you can’t quite trace to any one…

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-worst-pain-1831542081

DIY Organ Removal, Pain, and Bloody Miracles: The Grisly World of First Surgeries

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The Wound Man (or Man of Wounds, depending on how you translate it in Fasciculus medicinae, the 1491 medical treatise in which his image first appears) is one of the most well-known medieval surgical diagrams going. It’s up there with da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man (né 1490) but is far less aesthetically pleasing than what…

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https://gizmodo.com/diy-organ-removal-pain-and-bloody-miracles-the-grizz-1831431872

What’s Wrong If You Have a Red, Shiny Nose?

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All this talk about whether or not Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is problematic has obscured a very important question—i.e., what was actually wrong with Rudolph’s nose? Like, medically? Did no one ever think of taking him to a doctor, to see if everything was ok with his nose, before being mean to him about it?

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-wrong-if-you-have-red-shiny-nose-1831296037