It may be silent but definitely not deadly. Scientists at the University of Exeter have recently revealed that the smell of flatulence has potential healing properties.
Their findings revealed that hydrogen sulfide gas, which is found in the smell of rotten eggs and human fart, can reduce your risk for diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, stroke, arthritis, as well as dementia.
In the study published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications, the impact of hydrogen sulfide gas on the cell’s mitochondria was examined.The smelly gas is noxious in large doses, yet it was discovered that cellular exposure to smaller amounts of hydrogen sulfide may prevent mitochondrial damage.
Smelling farts can be good to your health.
According to scientists, the cells draw in enzymes to produce “minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide” which protects the mitochondria when disease stresses the cells.
“We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria,” said Matt Whiteman, professor at the University of Exeter.
“Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive,” he added.
But before you go inhaling farts, it should be noted that the experiment was limited to cell exposure in the laboratory. This means that the research done is still preliminary and researchers are “working toward advancing the research to a stage where it can be tested in humans.”
Informative Video Explains How Stress Is Slowly Harming Our Bodies
Stress really is a silent killer!
Everyone has experienced stress no matter what their age or gender is. Stress can be advantageous to most people especially if you are a student or if you are working in the corporate world. It can push you to work to your full potential. However, it can be also a disadvantage. It affects our body systems that it leads us to sickness. Unfortunately, sometimes, it can lead some people to their untimely de.ath.
Stress is like a silent disease that can slowly ki!l you. We may have read a lot publications and articles about the importance of stress reduction and how we can help fight manage stress in order to have a healthy mind and body. Defense mechanisms such as diversion of activities and displacement, are some examples to help reduce stress.
But, what is stress really? How does it affect our body? TED-Ed's creative video about stress shows how it really affects our body and how our body responds to it.
Man Isolated Himself for 25 Years and Created Fantastic Sculptures Inside Caves
Anybody would want to live in these caves!
When we talk about caves, we usually think of a dark scary place where creepy little crawlers are present everywhere waiting to attack us. Simply put, it's the last place you want to visit. But when you see Ra Paulette’s artistic works of art, you will be amazed with the beauty of the sculptures inside these caves that will definitely make you want to visit them.
Ra is an American cave sculptor artist based in New Mexico. He spends most of his time digging on hillsides to create beautiful works of art. He spent 25 years designing and carving majestic artworks and he is still creating more!
Ra considers his works of art a haven of peace.
This Will Be the First Major City to Ban Cars by 2019
This city in Europe wants to eliminate cars by 2019.
A car is a very convenient mode of transportation. However, cars produce emissions like carbon monoxide and nitrogen gases that can harm people and create a negative effect in our ecological system.
Air pollution is a major problem of this generation. Unclean air negatively affects the health of all living creatures, especially man. This is why cities all over the world are trying to fight air pollution, like Oslo, a Norwegian city. Their solution? Ban all cars!
The city of Oslo has taken steps to eliminate air pollution and its city council is planning to ban all cars by the year 2019. As far as 60 kilometers of bicycle lanes are now being planned to be built. They will permanently ban and get 350,000 cars off the road by 2019.
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