Vampire syndrome – strange human disorder

Humans need sunlight to synthesize vitamin D, but too much exposure to the Sun’s UV rays can damage the skin. Approximately 1 in 1 million people have xeroderma pigmentosum and are extremely sensitive to UV rays. These people must be completely shielded from sunlight, or will experience extreme sunburns and breakdown of the skin. If

Why are extraterrestrials visiting us?

Over the years numerous witnesses have come forward to give testimony of the presence of extraterrestrials in our skies and even on Earth. But the question remains for many, why are they here? Should we be afraid or are extraterrestrial beings visiting Earth to help us? Dr Steven Greer answers these questions and more in

Tree man syndrome

  What appears to be tree bark growing out of someone’s skin may actually be Epidermodysplasia verruciformis. Of course, it isn’t bark. These growths are actually warts that can be exacerbated by exposure to sunlight. While these warts may be benign early in life, they can become malignant later in life. The warts are caused

Walking corpse syndrome

  Sounds like something from The Walking Dead, but this disorder really exists. Cotard’s Delusion is a rare mental disorder in which a person sincerely believes he or she is missing body parts—such as the brain—or is actually dead. Sufferers tend not to eat or bathe, and they often spend time in cemeteries, wishing to be

What does nicotine do to your body?

Nicotine is a chemical compound found naturally in tobacco. When consumed it can cause chemical alterations to the brain and body. It can create an immediate invigorating, euphoric, relaxing sensation which can be found to be immediately pleasurable. Absorbing nicotine will induce the body to release adrenalin, which then causes the heart rate and blood

Bonsai allows you to grow full size fruit on a tiny tree

Believe it or not, bonsai trees—yes, the delicate miniature shrubs that have been grown in Asia for centuries—can actually yield fruit. That’s because the tiny trees are grown from the same seeds as full-sized trees. They’re only small because gardeners prevent them from growing to their full size, by planting them in miniscule containers and

5 Things you should know about energy healing

1. Since the dawn of human history, cultures have studied energy healing Chakras, meridians in traditional Chinese medicine, the use of gemstones, Reiki…these are just a few energy pathways that have been studied for countless generations. Many of these cultures, particularly in the east, made these energy practices a cornerstone of their culture. Although various ancient