What the pituitary gland does
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The pituitary gland is a pea sized region of specialized endocrine cells and neurons located behind the optic chiasm and enclosed in a bony structure called the sella turcica, or Turkish saddle. Although the pituitary is often called the “master gland” of the endocrine...
Function of the hamstring tendons
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Hamstring is a muscle group which forms the back of the thigh extending over two joints, namely the hip joint and the knee joint. It consists of three muscles and these are the Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus and the Biceps femoris. The three muscles converge on the...
Function of the hamstring tendons
By: Caroline Fynn
The word hamstring originates from the old English word Hamm, which means thigh. The term commonly refers to a group of thigh muscles and the respective tendons. It is thought that they are now known as hamstrings due to the rod like stringy appearance of...
Coping with being left handed in a right handed world
By: Frances Stanford
Being left handed is not a choice that people make; it just happens that way when they are babies but it is often seen as a curse. If you are a left handed person you have no doubt been called a south paw once or...
The scientific explanation for hair loss
By: Olga Silva
Hair loss, also referred to as alopecia, can be caused by different factors. Modern science finds few reasons to be most common, but the studies are still ongoing, and sometimes it is very difficult to determine what exactly causes the hair loss in this or...
The scientific explanation for hair loss
By: Prabhu Peiris
Hair is one of the major determinants of beauty. Everybody’s dream is to have a nice head of healthy hair. Hair loss is a very distressing experience, especially for women. A person normally loses a certain amount of hair every day. This is not...
The scientific explanation for hair loss
By: Maryam Idris
If you look in the mirror and find yourself losing more and more hair every single day, then you're not alone. Many people experience hair loss as they get older, but the reasons for it vary from person to person. Advances in science and technology...
Why left handed people tend to have shorter lifespans than right handed people
By: Maria C Collins
Do right-handed people live longer than left-handed people do? There are many factors at play here, not least the prejudice against the left-handed. Left-handed children are forced to use the right hand because right-handed people think that being left-handed is abnormal. The Latin word for...
Why left handed people tend to have shorter lifespans than right handed people
By: Michael Totten
From cradle to an earlier grave, lefties struggle with a built-in bias toward right-handed people. Roughly 10% of the population is left-handed, but all standard mass-produced facilities are designed for right-handed people. Even the fly on your trousers is designed to be used with the...
Why left handed people tend to have shorter lifespans than right handed people
By: Patrick Sills
Do left-handed people really tend to have a shorter life expectancy than their right-handed counterparts? This depends on whom you ask. Studies in the past have suggested this, but others claim that regardless of one's preference, there is no concrete evidence to prove it. Most...

 

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