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How Many People Have Contracted Rabies Through Organ Transplants?

Rabies is a deadly virus transmitted to humans from infected animals’ saliva. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. Early symptoms include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. More progressive symptoms include nausea, vomiting, violent movements, uncontrollable excitement, fear of water, inability to move body parts, confusion, and loss of consciousness. …

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CSI

What is the CSI Effect? 

The American television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation originally aired in October 2000 and has gained popularity over the years because of its exaggerated portrayal of forensic science that truly captivated the viewer. Which leads us to the question: what exactly is the CSI Effect? Due to CSI’s influence, many jurors have started to request …

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Alec Cabacungan

What is the Remarkable Story About Alec Cabacungan?

Osteogenesis Imperfecta, known as Brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder resulting in bones that break easily. The symptoms experienced on the skeleton and the body’s other organs may range from mild to severe.  Other signs found in different individuals include blue scleras instead of white, short stature, loose joints, hearing loss, and breathing problems. …

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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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Popcorn

Where Did Popcorn Come From?

Popcorn is a popular snack for moviegoers. It is known to be one of the healthiest snacks because it has a whole grain with high fiber which is closely linked to lower heart disease and even addresses other health concerns. But have you ever wondered who discovered popcorn and where did it come from? The …

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Coffee

Does Coffee and Tea Dehydrate You?

Drinking Coffee has several health benefits because it contains antioxidants and vitamins such as riboflavin, magnesium, and potassium. It can also help reduce depression, promote a healthy heart, and lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, liver disease, and liver cancer. Tea also has similar benefits. But is consuming coffee …

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