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What is digestion?
Digestion is very important to maintain the energy level in the body.  Digestion of food takes place by b...
How do you hear?
As it is rightly said sound is life. Your ears are the organs that convert sound waves into n...
Why is it necessary to brush our teeth?
  Teeth are very important as they help in chewing the food, with out which it is not possible to digest our food. Teeth look like having hard surfaces, which seems impossible to get through. But that’s not true. Even...
What is an antibiotic?
  Antibiotic helps to kill bacteria that cause illness. Mostly antibiotics are produced from living organisms, such as fungi. Although manmade are also there like; Penicillin: It was discovered in 1929 and was...
Why do we need rest?
Rest is required so that the energy in the body is restored. About one-third of your life is spent in sleeping. It is essential for the health of both the mind and body. The amount of sleep we need depends on several things, including a...
Why do we need rest?
    In an ideal situation, sleep should be undisturbed and experienced in the same room every night
What protects our eyes?
  Eyes are very important organs of our body, which help us to perform our routine act...
Why does blood clot?
Blood clots so that at the time of injury not much of the blood is wasted. When our skin is damaged due to injury, blood vessels near the surface of the skin are broken and we start bleeding. But if the damage is severe, we may bleed for...
What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure, is the pressure of blood in a main artery. Blood pressure is measured by the doctor with the help of an instrument called “sphygmomanometer”, it’s the one which you see when you got a doctor and who applies a cuff at your...
Do yo know what is their in your brain and how is it made?
The brain is a made up of nerve cells and nerve fibers. Different parts of the brain have different functions. The largest part of the human brain is the cerebrum, which consists of two cerebral hemispheres. The outer layer of each...
Do yo know what is their in your brain and how is it made?
What is muscle and how do muscles work?
Muscle is a living tissue, which is able to contract. Many of the body's muscles are linked to the bones of the skeleton. Movement is there because of contraction of these muscles. There are three types of muscles, one that move bones...
What is a slipped disc?
The so-called ‘slipped disc’ is a weakened cartilage in the spine that bulges out from its two vertebrae. It may press on a nerve and cause pain. An intervertebral disc is a flexible-pad that consists a jelly-like core surrounded by a...
What is a hormone?
Hormone is a chemical produced in one part of the body and transported in the blood to other parts. Each hormone has an important controlling effect on the functions of a particular part of the body. The thyroid gland produces thyroxine,...
Do we really know why we have a brain?
Brain is the important organ of the body as it helps in taking decisions. It shapes our personalities, and without it we would be more helpless than the tiniest human baby. The brain directs and coordinates movements and reflexes,...
What is a muscle cramp and how do we get it?
An athlete may run along quite happily until he feels a sharp painful contraction of a muscle. Intense muscular activity can cause cramp. When a person gets a cramp, all the muscular fibers receive a strong nervous impulse which...
What is the role of kidneys in our body?
Kidneys have four main functions, of which the most important is the discarding of waste material containing nitrogen from the body. They also help in maintaining the acid-base balance of the blood, and also regulate the volume of blood...
What are veins and arteries?
Veins and arteries are the important part of the body, which helps the blood to travel from heart to the whole body and vice-versa. When blood leaves the lungs, it carries oxygen. This blood travels through arteries. The body absorbs the...
What is the function of skin on our body?
It helps in controlling the body temperature through perspiration. The skin is the protective outer covering of our body. It contains nerve endings, which detect pain, sweat glands, which keep the body cool and hairs. It also prevents the...
How do “goose pimples” form?
It forms when we feel cold or when we have fear of something. This is another term used called goose-flesh because cold or fear causes the skin to look like that of a plucked goose. It happens when we feel cold or receive a fright or...
How do we catch a cold?
Inspite of many research works done, nobody is completely sure why some people catch colds while others do not. Researchers take volunteers in the hope of finding the cause and cure of the common cold but all in vain, the strange thing is...
Why don't we laugh when we tickle ourselves?
We laugh and wriggle when someone tickles us. This is called as reflex action, an action, which takes place of which we are not aware of. Balancing ourselves when we walk is another example of reflex action. We retain our balance...
Why do we feel sweaty and hot when we run or exercise?
When the body temperature rises from the normal temperature we feel warm. The human body is exactly like a machine, which transforms energy. The body transforms the energy from food into other kinds of energy. In the muscles dynamic...
Why do people get old?
All living things have a certain span of life. In the same way, human beings have a limited life. When the life of a person is about to end he has less energy and strength. The body naturally slows down after a lifetime of work. Hearing...
Why does hair turn grey?
The amount of pigment, which is the coloring matter, in our hair decides its colour. More the pigmentation, darker the hair. This coloring matter is produced in our bodies itself and is controlled by the nervous system. If anything goes...
Is soap and water good for the skin?
Yes. For all normal skin soap and water is good because it cleanses by penetrating into the pores and roots out the dirt with the help of lather. But perfumed soaps can cause allergies. Soap is made up of fats and alkalis. The best soap...
What is the function of skin on our body?
We have control over all the movements we make, but some are reflex actions. A reflex action is a quick reaction to an action, for example pain, and we no control over it at all. Eg. If you feel that you are about to fall, you would...
How come water does not absorb in to our skin?
Our skin is a true example of a waterproof substance, because nothing can enter from the outside layer. But it allows water to come out in the form of sweat from the inner layer with the help of sweat glands. Our skin contains millions...
What are teeth made up of?
Teeth, which are very important organs of our body, help us to have our daily supper. The teeth is made up of four different substances and each one has its own objective. The substance, which covers every tooth is called enamel,...
From where did spectacles come from?
The earliest framed lenses or spectacles to correct defects in vision were manufactured in China in the 10th century, although some Ancient Roman writers made reference to eyeglasses of beryl gemstone worn by the Emperor Nero. They...
Why do we sweat?
  Sweat is very important to control the body temperature. When the body is too hot the glands produce sweat, which is a mixture of water and waste products and as it evaporates from the skin’s surface it uses heat from the...
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