Health Education & Medical Training

Polydactyly

What is the Advantage of Having an Extra Digit?

Polydactyly is a condition wherein a baby is born with one or more extra fingers. It’s a common occurrence that frequently runs in families. In most cases, the extra digits are tiny and improperly developed. But did you know having extra digits actually has an advantage? Having extra digits are not uncommon. Surprisingly, individuals with …

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Spaceflight

What is the Effect of Spaceflight on the Human Body?

For several decades, NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has researched extensively about the human body’s response to the conditions in outer space. With the knowledge they have and the data gathered the department was able to design devices, create protocols and develop strategies to keep all the astronauts safe whenever they go on missions.  Due …

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Experiment

What Happened to the Social Experiment Conducted by Denmark on Greenlandic Inuit Children?

Eksperimentet, a Danish drama film written and directed by Louise Friedberg premiered in August 2010 in Katuaq Culture Centre in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The film stared by Ellen Hillingsø and Nukaaka Coster-Waldau. The film was based on a true story called the Little Danes Experiment. But what happened to the children who were …

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Iron lung

Who is the Last Person in the US to Live in an Iron Lung

An iron lung is a negative pressure ventilator that functions as a mechanical respirator. John Mayow came up with the concept of external negative pressure ventilation but the first prototype was described in 1832 by John Dalziel.  Paul Richard Alexander is a paralytic polio survivor, a lawyer, and a writer. He is widely regarded as …

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Goodnight Sleep

Why Can’t You Get A Good Night’s Sleep in Unfamiliar Surroundings?

Sleep is a vital function that allows your mind and body to recharge which eventually leaves you refreshed and alert by the time you wake up. It is also important that your body gets a healthy amount of sleep, this helps with your immunity and brain function. People who do not have good sleeping habits …

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Edgar Allan Poe

What Really Caused Edgar Allan Poe’s Death?

Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, writer, editor, and literary critic from the United States. He is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly those revolving around mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a pivotal figure in American Romanticism and American literature. While his career seemed to be quite a …

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Honeybee

How Can Honeybee Venom Cure Cancer?

Honeybees are any group of insects within the family Apidae, order Hymenoptera. While essentially all bees make honey, honeybees specifically pertain to seven members of the genus Apis. They are also referred to as the European or Western honeybee. In recent studies, researchers have found out that honeybee venom had medical advantages. But did you …

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Giant Mug of Coffee

How Can Too Much Caffeine Trigger Psychotic Episodes?

Coffee affects the blood by shifting and enabling the muscles. It revs the digestive procedures, hounds away sleep, and provides us the ability to employ a little extended in the drill of our minds. While drinking coffee once in a while is acceptable, too much is said to trigger psychotic episodes.  In psychiatric in-patients, caffeine …

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How Did Medical Schools in Japan Get Caught for Manipulating Exam Results?

Japan is one of the best countries in the world. Their university ranks along with the Netherlands’ University of Leiden, Switzerland’s University of Zurich, and Germany’s University of Munich which produces top-quality medical professionals. But in spite of this fact, there was an instance when Japanese Medical Schools got caught falsifying exam results to get …

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What is the Donda West Law?

Generally speaking, plastic surgery complications are not as common as we’d think. According to a review done in 2018, out of the 25,000 surgeries done, less than 1% of cases go wrong. The death rate for cosmetic surgery is at 1 out of 50,000. But did you hear about the Donda West Law and why …

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