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Health Facts

As heard on Radio 2GB and 2UE

As heard on Radio 2GB and 2UE, Dr Ross Grant and the team of talented doctors and staff from the Sydney Adventist Hospital share some amazing facts and information about the human body, medical treatment and technology, health and wellbeing.

Did you know your blood is not actually red? More like a straw colour, it’s the oxygen carrying haemoglobin in the cells that makes it look red...
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We all know things are getting faster - space travel, bullet trains, internet connections...But did you know that the body’s nerve impulses travel at over 400km an hour? 
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Think the Hubble telescope is an amazing piece of technology? The human eye can distinguish up to ten million colour surfaces and processes thousands of bits of information per second.
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Previous Health Facts

  • One square inch on the human hand has close to 3 metres of blood vessels, 9000 nerve endings, and 600 pain, 36 heat, and 75 pressure sensors.
  • To function well, the human body needs minerals like iron, copper, zinc, cobalt, calcium, manganese, phosphates, nickel and silicon – and it stores enough iron for a spike strong enough to hold your weight, and enough carbon to produce 9,000 'lead' pencils.
  • Well before birth, a foetus develops its first fingerprints; by 12 months their brains have tripled in size and they will have dribbled 260 litres of saliva; by 2 they will have crawled the equivalent distance of Sydney to Newcastle!

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