Human Body

How are twins born?

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By

When two offsprings are produced in a single pregnancy, each of them is called a twin. There are two types of twins, monozygotic or identical twins and dizygotic or fraternal twins. The development of twins depends on the fertilization process. Mono zygotic twins or ‘identical twins’ Identical twins develop in a two-step process. The first
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Why do people loose hair?

Sep 14th, 2008 | By

When somebody says you that your hair has got thinner than before you will not feel happy and will try to find the reason behind this. If we will come to know the reason for our hair loss then we can surely work towards growing them back. Span of hair growth is two to six
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How the brain works?

Sep 12th, 2008 | By

Every living organism on earth has brain whether it is a bird, reptile, fishes, mammal etc. human brain is different from all the above and controls or instructs all the functions of our body. Like inhaling, exhaling, blood pressure, heart rate, metabolism etc. it collects the information from surrounding environment using five senses in the
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How do muscles function?

Sep 6th, 2008 | By

Not only, the brain but muscles also play a great role in the movement of the human body. The brain sends the signals to the muscles in the body through the complex nervous system. This helps in controlling the various muscle groups in our body. Three key muscles groups exist in our body. They are
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How do we breathe?

Aug 25th, 2008 | By

Lungs are the part of the respiratory system that allows us to breathe. We take in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. We will breathe in and out almost 20,000 times in a day. This is an involuntary reaction, and even if we try to stop our breathing, we can’t possibly do so. The air that
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How to get rid of white spots on your nails?

Aug 24th, 2008 | By

White spots on your nails are called “leukonychia” in medical language. They appear on your nails due to many reasons like fungal infections, trauma to nails, nutritional deficiencies like inadequate levels of zinc and calcium or skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. White spots also appear due to liver or kidney disease but this happens
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Why does body temperature rise when you are sick?

Aug 17th, 2008 | By

When we are ill our body fights against the infection with the help of antibodies. In this process of producing more antibodies our body heats up. More the temperature more is the production of antibodies. Substances like pyrogens cause fever. They move through bloodstream and send a message to hypothalamus in brain which controls body
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How do we digest food?

Aug 9th, 2008 | By

The role of food in the development of a human being is extremely crucial as it provides the energy resource for the body. The process of digestion begins when food is consumed by our body through our mouth. The digestive system is made of the digestive tract and various organs that are joined in a
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Why does hair turn gray?

Aug 7th, 2008 | By

Every hair on the head has two important parts. One is shaft which we see as a part growing out and the second one is root, which is present under our scalp and it always firmly holds the hair. A group of tissue surrounds the root of every hair which is known as the hair
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How does hair grow?

Aug 6th, 2008 | By

Growth of hair is dependent on the factors like weight, age, metabolism, hormone, medications etc. all our body hair has to go through three phases. Before this let us understand how it starts. First of all a hair follicle is formed, pouch like structure under the skin and what we see is hair shaft and
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