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Interesting Facts about Medicine

 Working in the medicine industry could be one of the dreams for many, but getting into it is also one of the most challenging. The whole effort is worthwhile though by the time you start serving patients and working with fellow medical professionals.

Before you could apply for a medical fellowship, it would be good to know of some interesting facts surrounding the medicine industry. Check out below.

What Are the Top 10 Causes of Death?

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Accidents
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer
  • Influenza and pneumonia
  • Suicide
  • Kidney diseases

Top 10 Mysterious Diseases

  1. AIDS
  2. Alzheimer’s disease
  3. Common cold
  4. Avian flu
  5. Pica
  6. Autoimmune disorders
  7. Schizophrenia
  8. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  9. Chronic fatigue syndrome
  10. Morgellous disease

Cancer Facts

  • The disease takes the lives of 7.4 million people (13%)
  • 1 in 4 people in the US will die from it (25%)
  • 1,500 people die per day
  • Leading Types of cancer and Mortality Rate
  • 1.3 million people die of lung cancer
  • 803,000 people die from stomach cancer
  • 639,000 people die from colorectal cancer
  • 610,000 die from liver cancer
  • 519,000 die from breast cancer

Nine Deadly viruses

  1. Marburg virus
  2. Ebola
  3. Rabies
  4. HIV
  5. Smallpox
  6. Hantavirus
  7. Influenza
  8. Dengue
  9. Rotavirus

Interesting Human Heart Facts

  • The average human heart weighs eight ounces (female) or 11 ounces (male)
  • The human heart beats roughly around 35 million times per year
  • 15 minutes of a day’s laughter is important for your heart
  • Most heart attacks occur between 8 and 9 am
  • Drinking a glass of red or white wine every day can decrease one’s chances of dying by up to 25%

Fascinating Human Brain Facts

  • Your brain stopped growing at the age of 18.
  • There are no pain receptors in the brain, so your brain can feel no pain.
  • A piece of brain tissue is of the size of a grain of sand containing 100,000 neurons and one billion synapses, which are all talking to one another.
  • The human brain is the fattest organ in one’s body (60 percent of fat)

Competitiveness of Score of Fellowships

  • GI 1.7
  • Endocrine 1.5
  • HemeOnc 1.5
  • Cardiology 1.49
  • PCCM 1.39
  • Pheum 1.28
  • Allergy 1.5
  • Nephro 1.13
  • ID 0.9

There you have some facts to know about medicine if you are looking to apply for a medical fellowship in a top school of your choice. Most important thing here is to study and weigh your options well, submit your requirements on time and learn as much about your target school to customize your essays, resumes and recommendation letters, among others that may be required.

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