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10 WEIRD FOBIAS

Here is a list with 10 fobias that people have, that are not that common.

Ablutophobia

A person with this phobia has a fear of bathing or cleaning. Fortunately for AXE, it is rare.

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TLBSPEDIA: WHAT IS AIDS?

Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with thehuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Following initial infection, a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness. Typically, this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms. As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system, increasing the risk of common infections like tuberculosis, as well as otheropportunistic infections, and tumors that rarely affect people who have working immune systems. These late symptoms of infection are referred to as AIDS. This stage is often also associated with weight loss.

HIV is spread primarily by unprotected sex (including anal and oral sex), contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles, and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. Some bodily fluids, such as saliva and tears, do not transmit HIV. Methods of prevention include safe sex, needle exchange programs, treating those who are infected, and male circumcision. Disease in a baby can often be prevented by giving both the mother and child antiretroviral medication. There is no cure or vaccine; however, antiretroviral treatment can slow the course of the disease and may lead to a near-normal life expectancy. Treatment is recommended as soon as the diagnosis is made. Without treatment, the average survival time after infection is 11 years.

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THE BENEFITS OF AVOCADOS

The avocado is a green or purple fruit. It provides about 175 calories per 100 grams of consumption. Carbohydrates and dietary fiber are found in most avocados. Is a rich source of fat, because monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fats are found in it. Vitamins are also found in abundance such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin E. In addition, minerals such as calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc, are present.

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12 WEIRD MEDICAL TREATMENTS FROM THE PAST

Here you can see some pictures of unusual medical treatments that people used to do before modern medicine.

Dr. Lewis Sayre treating scoliosis, checking the curvature of the spine.

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TLBSPEDIA: STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

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The name of the syndrome is derived from a botched bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. In August 1973 four employees of Sveriges Kreditbank were held hostage in the bank’s vault for six days. During the standoff, a seemingly incongruous bond developed between captive and captor. One hostage, during a telephone call with Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, stated that she fully trusted her captors but feared that she would die in a police assault on the building.

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SITE: SAVE (SUICIDE AWARENESS VOICES OF EDUCATION)

September 10 2016 is World Suicide Prevention Day and SAVE is asking everyone to Take 5 to Save Lives! Take 5 To Save Lives is a public awareness campaign started and run by the National Council for Suicide Prevention to increase participation in World Suicide Prevention Day. By giving people the tools necessary to help save more lives, we hope to end the tragedy of suicide. What does it mean to Take 5 to Save Lives? Check out www.take5tosavelives.org to learn 5 steps you can take and in just 5 minutes! The steps include:

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WHAT SCIENCE SAYS ABOUT CHOCOLATE

Here you can see a infographic about the benefits of chocolate for your health:

Infographic: What science says about chocolate

Source: Elsevier

TLBSPEDIA: WHAT IS HEMOPHILIA?

Hemophilia is a bleeding problem. People with hemophilia do not bleed any faster than normal, but they can bleed for a longer time. Their blood does not have enough clotting factor. Clotting factor is a protein in blood that controls bleeding. Hemophilia is quite rare. About 1 in 10000 people are born with it.

The severity describes how serious a problem is. The level of severity depends on the amount of clotting factor that is missing from a person’s blood. People with severe hemophilia usually bleed frequently into their muscles or joints. They may bleed one to two times per week. Bleeding is often spontaneous, which means it happens for no obvious reason.

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TLBSPEDIA: WHAT IS AUTISM?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.

ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.

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