Anatomy and physiology

Delving into human anatomy and physiology will help you understand how your body works. You’ll learn the mysteries of each system and each organ in your body. We’ll take a trip through your body’s tissues and functions, learning about irregularities and how to enhance your health — and life.

What Are Submaxillary Glands For?

The submaxillary glands can also be called submandibular glands and the name is due to its anatomical location in the skull, below the floor of the mouth. Thus, they’re part of the set of major salivary glands, comprised by the…

Antisocial Behavior and Brain Structure

In their psychiatry section, The Lancet published the latest research on the human brain carried out by University College of London (UCL) in February 2020. The article explores the association between antisocial behavior and brain structure. Firstly, this research was…

What Do Sex Hormones Do?

Sex hormones are chemical substances synthesized in the sex organs. In the ovary, in the case of women, or in the testicles, in the case of men. Their synthesis is directly dependent on the action of another hormone, GnRH, in…

Why Do I Get Calf Cramps?

Surely throughout your life this has happened to you, and you’ve wondered why you get calf cramps. You might even wonder what’s really happening in that part of your body that causes so much pain. Well, it’s nothing more than an…

Types of Hysterectomy

When a surgeon needs to remove a woman’s uterus they have different types of hysterectomy to choose from. The one they choose is based on the medical history of the patient and their state of health when making the decision.…

The Male Pelvic Floor

The male pelvic floor isn’t a common topic, since many people don’t think it’s important for men to talk about it. In fact, there are many men who can’t identify this part of their body or don’t know that it exists.…

What Does a Urinalysis Detect?

Urinalysis is a diagnostic test medical professionals use to detect different types of health disorders. In this analysis, a professional examines the appearance, concentration, and content of urine. The results may suggest the presence of a disease. Then, the medical…

Telomeres – What Are They For?

Telomeres are the region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome and one of the most fascinating topics of current science. We believe they contain the answers about complex and enigmatic processes such as aging, cancer, and…

How Tobacco Affects the Skin

Tobacco affects the skin of both those who smoke but also of those who are exposed to smoke. It should be noted that tobacco contains approximately 4,000 toxic components, of which at least 300 are highly dangerous and can have dermatologic…

When Do We Begin to Age?

It isn’t easy to define exactly when we begin to age, since the concept of aging is relative. Some people may have wrinkles but otherwise enjoy excellent health and vitality. On the other hand, some people have smooth skin but…