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The 5 Tallest and Shortest Countries -- And Why the U.S. Isn't on the List

A new study shows that American's are getting "shorter" while other countries in the world continue growing to new vertical limits...
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4 Weird Ways Your Body Warns You Something Is Wrong

Here, we dive into four such of them — sweat, blood, snot and urine — to decode whether you’re healthy or if your body’s t...
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Diseases That Affect Human Body Systems

Diseases and illnesses target all body systems, such as the circulatory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, neurological, skeleta...
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Body Systems & How They Work Together

New discoveries about how the body's systems function and work together continue to emerge almost daily. However, a very basic...
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How Does the Body Burn Fat?

Peruse a shelf at the grocery store and you'll see half a dozen items with prominent "fat-free" or "reduced fat...
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Pepsin Enzyme Facts

In 1836, scientist Theodor Schwann figured out that a specific substance in stomach juices could break down egg white. According t...
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What Are the Health Benefits of Playing Youth Sports?

Playing sports provides many health benefits for kids beyond simply developing hand-eye coordination and burning calories. Althoug...
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Why Does Exercise Increase the Pulse Rate?

The primary function of the heart is to pump oxygenated blood throughout the human body as part of the circulatory system. When a ...
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Why Humans Need Nucleic Acids

Humans--and all other living organisms--need nucleic acids. The nucleic acids, which include deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, and ri...
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Fibromyalgia Symptom Checklist

Diagnosis of fibromyalgia is complicated and requires that specific criteria be met during examination by your doctor. Although no...
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