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Health Facts that you may not have known.




  • Each month, 23 million people (more than three times the populations of london) visit their GP surgery or practice nurse.
  • Full-time GPs treat an average of 225 patients a week on the NHS.
  • Studies have shown that foods high in monounsaturated fat, such as nuts and avocados, can improve your health and can help you lose weight.
  • Identical twins have identical DNA but not identical fingerprints. DNA does not control finger skin patterns.
  • Newborns can only see approximately as far as their nose.
  • The brain produces natural stimulants that cause people who are in love to experience feelings of euphoria.
  • lack of water is the biggest cause of daytime fatigue. Aim to drink 1.5 - 2 liters of pure water each day.
  • Drinking lemon and ginger tea each day can help reduce arthritic problems.
  • Smoking 20 cigarettes a day can take 10 years off your life.
  • Water is one of the six basic nutrients. It is widely seen as the most important because the body requires it constantly and all the important chemical reactions - such as the production of energy - take place in water.
  • Tap water quality in the UK is among the highest in the world.
  • Strange as it sounds, drinking more water actually helps to reduce water retention.
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Editor: Ryan Cranston
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