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Why go to the dentist?

Guest article contribution co-written by Richard Keane & Li-Or Most of us in the Westernized world are familiar with the dentist’s office, and many of us are equally familiar with the butterflies and unease that accompany an impending visit to … Continue reading

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Premature greying of hair: Why does hair turn grey prematurely?

You can classify grey hair into two types: 1.)  Grey hair that occurs as is expected, with increasing age 2.)  Premature grey hair that occurs long before the appropriate age sets in The causes of grey hair in each of … Continue reading

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Why do I need water? Benefits of water

Water is crucial for life. Whilst we might live without food for 5 weeks, we cannot survive for more than 5 days without water.1 If you were to break a human body down to its raw constituents you’d find that … Continue reading

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Why do I Poop?

Every year, over 20,000 people ask google the question: “do girls poop?”. No matter how many times you hear the urban legend that girls don’t poop because there are “poop pixies that take off their dookie to a far off … Continue reading

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What causes red eye in photos?

In spite of our best efforts to perfect our poses and our facial expressions when a camera is pointing our way, sometimes photos come back to us with our eyes glowing mysteriously ruby-red. Why do we sometimes get red eyes … Continue reading

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Preventing Age Spots and Age Spot Removal

This article follows on from the article: Liver spots, Lentigo and Lipofuscin: What causes liver spots?

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Liver spots, Lentigo and Lipofuscin: What causes liver spots?

When you think “old age” you tend to think wrinkles, prune juice and liver spots (also called age spots, sun spots or solar lentigo). Interestingly, some elderly people barely have any liver spots decorating their bodies, whilst others have more … Continue reading

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Eye gunk: Why do we get sleep in the eyes?

Sleep, rheum, gound, gook, gunk, goop, stuff, sludge, gunge, goo, sleepydust, sleepysand, crusties, or eye boogers: Whatever you want to call them, we’ve all found ourselves waking up to having something in our eyes in the morning at some stage. … Continue reading

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Why do I have that pink corner of the eye? Plica semilunaris: The Third Eyelid

If you look at your eye, you’ll notice that in the corner nearest to your nose you have a little pink triangular structure. In medical speech this little triangle is made up of two parts: the little bump is the … Continue reading

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Prune Fingers! Why do I get Wrinkled Fingers?

You get out the bath, you look at your hands and you realize your fingertips are as wrinkled as a raisin! Why do we get pruney fingers after soaking in the bath? And why do some people get wrinkly fingers … Continue reading

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