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There are some bad habits that we would like to get rid of as quickly as possible. But why is this often so difficult? Why is our brain so attached to recurring behaviors and what can we do about it?

“I know it happened because I was there” – how many times have you found yourself saying or thinking that? However, you may have been lying without knowing it, because human memory is not as reliable as we think. We often only think we remember things because our memories can be manipulated without much effort.

A survey conducted by Harvard University in the United States found that 44 percent of working adults say that their work affects their health. In Germany, Techniker Krankenkasse conducted a survey which revealed that 64 percent of Germans suffer from stress at least occasionally and 26 percent report that they suffer from stress frequently.

Some pills consist only of sugar and starch – and can still make you healthy. How can the placebo effect be explained? Researchers suspect that the body heals itself in many cases of illness.

Roses are red, violets are blue – the world in all its beauty appears colorful and bright. But a closer look reveals a different picture: In reality, the world is not as colorful as we see it.

What happens in my body during withdrawal? How long does it take my head to get clean? Is there a vaccination against drugs? Toxicologists, psychologists and doctors explain why our brain poisons itself and what the consequences are when we go to war against addiction.

Poisonings are among the greatest dangers our organism can be exposed to. Different toxins affect different parts of the body and often the dosage determines life or death.

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