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Howstuffworks states that humans can go up to eight weeks without food as long as they have water, and probably live for about 3 to 5 days without any water.
The Quran states that water is important to life (and that life comes from water) translated as “We made of water every living thing” (Al-Anbya 21:30).
The human body is more than 50% water, (Some stats say Babies: 75%, Adults: 55-60%)
For the last few years, my basic drink has been water. I drink more than 2-3 liters every day. How much water do you drink?
What is medicine?
Looking at it as an engineer/programmers, it seems like a simple algorithm:
A doctor studies for years, works more years to get more experience in guessing.
Thinking of Egypt, the people on the streets, and remembering my first-aid training: are they breathing? Pulse? Need CPR? look for bruises, scratches, blood… A need to help those in need for it.
I am sure that people who have been sleeping too little for days, uncertain about the future: their country, as well as their own… Thinking about if they will live through it or die fighting on the streets of their city… Need a lot of first-aid services… Do they have enough people who can provide it? Do they have enough supplies? Probably not.
My prayers go to them: the people of Egypt.
Have a look at this article on wired, A Shocking Idea: Nerves Might Run on Sound, Not Electricity.
If this research is correct, then this is a real medical breakthrough.