Why body temperature rises when we're sick
By: Jonte Rhodes
There are a number of reasons why the body temperature rises when we are sick with some ailments. As well as being a direct response and defense mechanism to some viruses and bacterial infections it is also the result of increased amount of activity within...
Bowel movement frequency
By: Jonte Rhodes
Bowel movement like a lot of things is very personal in terms of how often is a good amount of times per day for yourself and what is a good indicator of your overall health and wellbeing. There are numerous factors that can affect how...
The reason we blink
By: Jonte Rhodes
The blinking mechanism in humans as well as many other species can be likened in a way to being the same as a car windscreen wiper. The premise being that during the course of the day tiny particles of dust and pollen to name two...
Why do our bowel movements come out in different colours ?
By: Jonte Rhodes
There are many different reasons why our bowel movements may come out in different colors from time to time. The majority of the time these color changes are perfectly normal and harmless, although there are some signs to look out for that could mean that...
The strongest muscle in the body
By: Jonte Rhodes
There are several possible candidates for the strongest muscle in the body dependent on what set of criteria you are judging it on. Most people will tell you that either the heart, colonic, jaw or tongue muscles are the strongest, although they are all the...
The strongest muscle in the body
By: Barnaby Meins
There are quite a few debates on what the strongest muscle in the body is. However, the core muscles are commonly thought to be the strongest muscle in the body. Core muscles consist of the muscles found at the central region of the body which...
The reason we blink
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
We blink because if we didn't, we'd all walk around staring at each other like a deer caught in headlights. Animals that don't blink are highly disconcerting to watch as well. For example, have you ever gotten in to a staring contest with a pigeon...
The appendix: Is it a useless part of the human anatomy?
By: Cindy Vickers
Specialized Structure or Vestigial Organ? The appendix is a long, narrow, worm-shaped tube connected to the cecum, the blind pouch that forms the first portion of the large intestine. Average length is three inches with variations from less than one inch to more than eight...
The digestion process
By: David Wright
Digestion involves a large number of steps, mechanisms and enzymes so here I will just give a general overview rather than get bogged down in details.The first step in digestion that many people miss is chewing (or mastication) which breaks food down in chunks...
Structure and function of the small intestine
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The small intestine and is an extremely vital organ in your gastrointestinal system. Along with the stomach, it is the major organ involved in the process of digestion. A large variety of nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fats, and many vitamins and minerals are absorbed...

 

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