August 6, 2012

Hey, Would We Lie to You?

1 Tell the Truth and Improve Your Health

An "honesty experiment" conducted by Notre Dame psychologists found that the more a person lies, the greater the negative impact on his or her mental and even physical health, and vice-versa: those who cut down on their lying improved their health. The research involved 110 people aged 18 to 71 submitting to measurements of their physical condition and relationships along with polygraph tests once a week for ten weeks. One group was told to say nothing they knew to be false, the other given no restrictions. The results showed a clear relationship between lying and health. When persons in the test group told just three fewer lies than normal per week, they averaged four fewer mental problems such as anxiety or gloom and three fewer physical complaints such as headaches or sore throat.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: The Top Lies We Tell

Tags: Honesty and Health, Effects of Telling Lies, Notre Dame Research, Lying Harms Health

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Sold Drugs over Internet

2 Counterfeit Drug Ring Busted in China

Chinese police busted a counterfeit drug ring there in a sting operation that involved 18,000 police officers who detained 2,000 people, seized more than $180 million worth of fake drugs and destroyed 1,100 production facilities. The drugs, which were sold on the internet, were said to treat a range of illnesses from diabetes to hypertension. The Chinese government has vowed to crack down on quality control issues for products including drugs, food, toys and clothing but warned consumers that "The crime of making fake drugs is still far from eradicated, and criminals are coming up with new schemes, becoming craftier and better able to deceive." The World Health Organization says 30% of drugs made in developing countries are counterfeit, with the bulk being supplied by China and India.

More at NBCnews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Trying to Catch Fake Drugs Difficult

Tags: Counterfeit Drug Ring Busted, Counterfeit Drugs, Fake Drugs, World Health Organization

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