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The Formation of Bones

As we get older, tremendous increase in size of the bones is an important process in development.  Bone growth usually continues until age 25.  However, do you ever wonder how our body makes the bones or transforms cartilage into bones?  This process of replacing tissues with bones is known as ossification.  Ossification is further split [...]

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Teachers get ‘High’ Unknowingly

When a group of preschool teachers in Los Angeles began to feel giddiness, mood changes, and an intense surge of hunger after eating freshly baked brownies health investigators knew it wasn’t a case of food poisoning.  All this happened when one of the teachers bought homemade brownies from what she believed to be a ‘church’ [...]

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Hair Pigmentation: Why does it Gray?

Ever wonder why hair begins to go gray with old age?  Well there are a few different theories to why it happens, but how it happens can be explained more thoroughly with some basic biology. The Process of Hair Pigmentation Like our skin, hair get’s its natural pigment from the formation of melanin.  Melanin consists [...]

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Neurotouch: The New Era

An interesting new discovery I made on the net in the area of neurosurgery is Neurotouch, allowing surgeons to ‘practice’ a brain surgery via a 3-d simulator.  More in the video below. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDHqWcK3XNo Share and Enjoy:

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Hangover 101: Cures & Prevention

The partying and binge drinking was fun last night but the after effects you’re going to feel in the morning certainly won’t be.  Thousands of people around the world suffer from the nausea, vomiting, headaches, and dehydration brought forth by hangovers.  There are a lucky few that are naturally resistant to hangovers, however, for the [...]

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Gene Mutation linked with Sleeping Less

For a lucky few with a gene mutation, six hours of sleep is enough, while an average person requires anywhere from 8 to 8.5 hours of sleep.  A recent study was the first ever to identify a relationship between gene mutation and sleep patterns. Although the gene mutation was found in only two women, the [...]

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Do Fatty Diets Make Us Stupid?

Have you ever wondered why Asians are so smart?  Well new research could possibly have the answer to this common stereotype.  Contrary to what you may have heard, high-fat diets are both malignant for our health in the long-term and short-term, a new study reveals. A new research on rats discovered that 10 days of [...]

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The Careless Surgeon Music Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1QhKjPHMdI Another great video by him: Anaesthetists Hymn Watched it three times already and it still hasn’t bored me. The singer makes a great song on ‘Careless Surgeons’.  Anyway great video, worth the watch. Share and Enjoy:

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The Youngest Mother

The youngest mother, how old could you expect her to be? Ten, Eleven, or Twelve? Those were the ages that first came across my head as I began to read about five-year-old Lina Medina, who gave birth to a 6 lb child at the Andean village of Ticrapo in 1939. It was a very phenomenal [...]

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Do Carrots Improve Vision?

Mom’s are usually born with a library of remedies passed down from, well, who knows where.  Being born into a family that has always been bent towards homeopathic medicines and remedies, I’ve come across the strangest solutions for even the most common illnesses.  One of these, though certainly not the strangest, is the belief that [...]

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