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The mysterious way your body changes with the weather

Everything from your risk of a heart attack to the sex of your unborn child may depend on the forecaster’s predictions

From the 17 July 2015 BBC post

In 2013, neuroscientists reported one of the strangest case reports in the history of medicine: a man who claimed to be able to smell the weather. An approaching storm, he said, produced an almost unbearable odour of skunk excrement, mixed with onions.  The scientists were at a loss to explain what could be causing these strange symptoms.

 

Most of us are thankfully lacking this rather unwelcome talent, but even subtle shifts in the atmosphere seem to correlate with changes in our bodies. While scientists have yet to confirm many of these proposed links, the evidence so far is intriguing. If true, it would mean everything from your risk of a heart attack to the sex of your unborn child may, to a greater or lesser extent, depend on the forecaster’s predictions.

Read on to discover the myths and the genuine mysteries.

1) Rain gives you rheumatism… maybe

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July 17, 2015 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News | ,

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