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Why Toenails Turn Yellow

Why Toenails Turn Yellow

TheMedicineJournal.com May 5, 2014 3

Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article

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Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry?

Melissa April 29, 2014 0

Joel asks: Why do humans cry? Anti-bacterial, nutrient-rich, usually involuntary and often stress relieving, crying benefits more than just our eyes. Physiology of Tears Tears are a product of the lacrimal system, which: Has

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The Eleven Thousand Year Old Contagious Cancer Still Multiplying Today

The Eleven Thousand Year Old Contagious Cancer Still Multiplying Today

Melissa April 28, 2014 2

Eleven thousand years ago, one saucy canine got busy and, as can happen with unprotected sex, gave its partner a venereal disease, although uniquely, this VD was cancerous. Over the course of the intervening

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Frogs and Milk- How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration

Frogs and Milk- How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration

Matt Blitz April 24, 2014 4

For centuries, before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. In modern times, many believed that this was nothing more

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Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

Melissa April 24, 2014 4

Mindy N. asks: After a long run my leg muscles are tired, but my heart is not.  Why doesn’t the heart need any rest? Anywhere from 60 to 100 times every minute of every

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Why Some Plants Are Weeds and Others Aren’t

Why Some Plants Are Weeds and Others Aren’t

Emily Upton April 22, 2014 2

Today I found out why some plants are considered weeds and others are not. Weeds can be defined in a variety of ways: a plant growing where it isn’t wanted, a plant that interferes

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Why So Many Health Issues Stem from Problems in the Thyroid

Why So Many Health Issues Stem from Problems in the Thyroid

TheMedicineJournal.com April 18, 2014 0

Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article

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What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches or Collapses

What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches or Collapses

Melissa April 17, 2014 3

Jesse asks: What will happen when the earth’s magnetic field switches? The Earth’s magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could

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Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Emily Upton April 16, 2014 19

Mark asks: Will eating poppy seed muffins cause you to fail a drug test? When Elaine on Seinfeld failed a drug test after eating a poppy seed muffin back in the 1996 episode “The

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Everyone Has Hemorrhoids, and What Causes The Inflamed Version

Everyone Has Hemorrhoids, and What Causes The Inflamed Version

TheMedicineJournal.com April 15, 2014 3

Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article

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What Causes St. Elmo’s Fire

What Causes St. Elmo’s Fire

Scott April 14, 2014 2

Andrew M. asks: What causes Saint Elmo’s Fire? For those not familiar, “St. Elmo’s Fire” is a name for the glow that looks like blue/violet fire surrounding the top of pointed metal objects during

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The Good and the Bad of Vaporizing and Inhaling Alcohol

The Good and the Bad of Vaporizing and Inhaling Alcohol

TheMedicineJournal.com April 9, 2014 3

Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article

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Can Color Blind People See More Colors When They Take Hallucinogenic Drugs?

Can Color Blind People See More Colors When They Take Hallucinogenic Drugs?

Karl Smallwood April 7, 2014 2

Sam asks: If you gave a color blind person something like LSD or some other sort of hallucinogenic drug, would they see colors they couldn’t before? First a little primer on colour blindness from

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The Cause of Muscle Cramps When You Exercise

The Cause of Muscle Cramps When You Exercise

TheMedicineJournal.com April 4, 2014 5

This is an article from TheMedicineJournal’s Dr. B. Green. Check out more from TheMedicineJournal.com here. Cramps come in four categories: True cramps, Rest cramps, Tetanic cramps, and Dystonic cramps.  The most common of these

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In a Transplant/Transfusion, Does the Donor’s DNA Get Integrated Into the New Host?

In a Transplant/Transfusion, Does the Donor’s DNA Get Integrated Into the New Host?

Melissa April 3, 2014 2

Matt asks: In an organ or blood transplant/transfusion, does the donor’s DNA get kept and integrated into the new host? Depending on the type of donation, the DNA stays for a short time, a

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Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding Head Syndrome

Melissa April 2, 2014 4

Jarred awakes from a sound sleep by a “shotgun blast, a thunderclap . . . the clash of symbols, a lightning strike or the sound of every door in the house slamming.” As with

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Why Do We Need Sleep?

Why Do We Need Sleep?

Melissa March 27, 2014 2

Karla asks: Why do we need sleep? It left Hamlet’s father vulnerable to fratricide, sent Alice down the rabbit-hole, enabled Delilah’s betrayal of Samson and facilitated Gregor’s transformation into a giant beetle. Yet without

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How the Sun Burns Your Skin and How Sunscreen Prevents This

How the Sun Burns Your Skin and How Sunscreen Prevents This

TheMedicineJournal.com March 27, 2014 3

Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article

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