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Body Systems

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...

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...

Diseases That Affect Human Body Systems

Diseases and illnesses target all body systems, such as the circulatory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, neurological, skeleta...

Body Systems & How They Work Together

Body Systems & How They Work Together. New discoveries about how the body's systems function and work together continue to eme...

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...

Pepsin Enzyme Facts

In 1836, scientist Theodor Schwann figured out that a specific substance in stomach juices could break down egg white. According t...

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...

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 ...

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...

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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