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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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Why do I need melatonin? What does melatonin do?

In some countries melatonin is a drug that’s sold over the counter in phrarmacies to help with insomnia and jet-lag, but melatonin isn’t only something you can find in drugstore bottles. Long before scientists worked out how to produce melatonin … Continue reading

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Nail Beading: Why do I have nail beading according to nail diagnosis?

I’m a strong believer that every part of your body gives you clues about what’s going on inside, and the nails are no exception. The state of your nails could well-reflect the state of your health. Medical study has observed … Continue reading

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Why take supplements? Do I need supplements?

Around 17.7% of American adults have used nutritional supplements in the past year according to one recent survey. But do we really need to supplement our diets with multivitamins and minerals? And if so, why do we need supplements?

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The Chinese Body Clock: Why do I feel differently at different hours of the day?

Ever felt seemingly inexplicable changes in your energy levels or mood at different hours of the day? There are many factors which can affect energy levels and mood. Sugar levels, hormone and brain chemical fluctuations all contribute to energy and … Continue reading

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Noises in the stomach: Why does my stomach gurgle?

The infamous stomach gurgle is a bane to many of us. Especially if we are often performing in front of others. Lecturers, radio presenters, TV presenters and teachers dread the moment when their stomach decides to erupt into song at … Continue reading

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Why does hair darken with age?

It’s very common to have blonde curls as a baby or a toddler, and as you get older, your natural hair colour is now a far darker brown or black. It also becomes coarser with age. Why does this happen?

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Why do men have nipples?

If nipples are there for mothers to make milk to feed babies, why do men have nipples?

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Why do I Blush? and How do I stop blushing

Have you ever asked yourself: “Why do I blush when I’m embarrassed?” or “Why do I blush when I’m angry?”

How does blushing work? Is there a reason for it? And can we control it and stop a blush before it embarrasses us further? Continue reading

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