Why do our bowel movements come out in different colours ?
By: Marc Saleme
Fecal boluses will be of different colors according to what they are composed of, obviously. So we will think about what one has eaten, and we will think about what the body has done with it. Color is a pertinent quality of food, feces, faces...
Why people sleep
By: Bob Trowbridge
We sleep in a regular pattern that runs about every 90 minutes. Four stages of sleep are identified that correspond with three brain wave patterns, alpha, theta, and delta. In the waking state, we spend most of our time in beta, a desynchronous state where...
The causes of developmental disabilities
By: Charles Vassilopoulos
A Concept of Developmental (Mental) DisabilitiesDevelopmental (Mental) Disabilities, commonly abbreviated to DD and formerly known as Mental Retardation, is more a socially defined concept than a medical diagnosis. A medical diagnosis suggests that there is some biological agent that precipitates the illness, that an etiology...
Determining if people with big ears hear better
By: Michael Allen
I have written about quite a few things in my life, but the fact that I have big ears drew me to the debate on whether people with big ears hear better. It's an interesting topic because I don't believe there is any medical background...
Arthritis explained
By: Lance W. Christiansen D.O.
Arthritis, the word, is derived from "arthro" a word-root connoting joint and the suffix "itis" connoting inflammation. In general, then, arthritis is joint inflammation and it can have many causes.Gout, a condition wherein a person has a high level of uric acid within the...
The heart: An overview
By: Erik Van Tongerloo
We can compare our heart with the motor of a car. Without a motor a car can't drive; without a heart we can't live anymore.The heart is in fact a muscular organ which works like a pump and makes it possible that blood goes...
The largest blood type group
By: Peaches Pringle
This is a particularly ambiguous question as most people are only aware of the ABO and Rh blood groups. These blood groups type us into several categories. Firstly, we are either A, B, AB or O, and additionally either Rh positive or Rh negative. The...
Explaining different blood types
By: Krystle Hernandez
Unfortunately, our world is not as safe as most people would like it to be. Although it may not be best to imagine that danger lurks around every corner, it is important to recognize the reasonable (and probable) risks involved with certain activities. When situations...
How human bones heal
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
Bones are the skeletal frame that support the body of both humans and animals. Human bones are for ever developing during the growing years of a human, and when the growing stops, there are many factors that affect the human bone's ability to mend when...
Explaining different blood types
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
BLOOD TYPESOne of the most important things in human biology and one that is relevant to all human beings is blood. Blood is divided into types, and although these blood types are not so much an issue in diagnosis of illness by blood test, the...

 

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