Arthritis explained
By: Sheryl Halfpenny
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints and the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects the joints to allow them to be able to move smoothly, and it also absorbs pressure when it is placed on the joint(walking). if you are without the...
Establishing the difference between being left and right handed
By: Jeanne Gibson
Because I am left handed, I have done a lot of research on the subject. Some of the things the average person may not realize are:1. One out of ten people are left-handed. Out of these, 2 out of 3 are males.2. Left handed...
Why humans attract mosquitoes
By: Awsome
We are beacons that are constantly attrating the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes, like ourselves, have senses that lead them to food and in this case the food is our blood. The main senses they use are SIGHT, SMELL and SOUND. We attract mosquitoes in many ways, but...
The heart: An overview
By: Chrissie Atkinson
The Heart.The heart in its most basic terms can be described as a pump, it's function being to rythmatically pump blood around the body. It is a cone-shaped, hollow, muscular organ that is positioned in the thoracic cavity within the mediastinum. It is tilted...
Understanding the reasons for different skin tones
By: Roy Jacobs
Genetic studies have demonstrated that there is a remarkable similarity between any two human beings. These findings have dismantled any argument that seeks to project race as a major division among men. In fact it appears that there is so little genetic difference among races...
What finger length reveals about a person
By: Peter Archbold
In recent years a number of studies have been carried to investigate how people's individual characteristics correlate with their finger lengths. These studies have been based on comparisons between the length of the individual's index finger and the length of their ring finger. These studies...
Understanding the reasons for different skin tones
By: Jonte Rhodes
The reason there are different skin tones is simply because over time, skin pigments will darken to absorb less light in hotter temperatures. Pigments in the skin are designed to protect the delicate cells underneath them from being damaged when in the heat of the...
Understanding the reasons for different skin tones
By: Christina O
One of the most significant results of recent Liver cell research is the mapping of human DNA. In doing so, researchers have been able to trace the entire human race back to the beginning, back to one female born in Africa, more than likely...
Heart defects in children
By: Susan Frye
Did you know that a baby's heart forms and begins to beat in the first 26 days of prenancy? So sometimes even before a woman is aware she is pregnant, her baby's heart is already beating. It makes the heart a very vulnerable organ very...
Blood pressure: Classification, measurement, and maintenance
By: VetStudies.com
Maintaining fluid homeostasis and blood pressure is essential for the body. To achieve this, the volume of the extra cellular matrix (and therefore blood pressure) must be kept relatively constant, and the relative concentrations of necessary ions must be corrected to within acceptable levels. These...

 

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