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Why Do People Sleepwalk?

Definition: a sleep disorder characterized by walking or other activity while seemingly still asleep- Psychology Today

Synonyms: somnambulism, parasomnia

Sleep walking usually occurs when a person is in deep sleep and most sleep walking episodes last for less than ten minutes. 30% of all adults are thought to have sleep walked at least once in their lives. Sleep walking itself is only one of the complex behaviours carried out while a person is asleep like sitting up in bed and looking around, some even drive! Why does this happen? Continue reading “Why Do People Sleepwalk?”

Top Mankillers 1- Movember

Heart Disease
By BeingMulticellular.

What do you think is the next biggest mankiller? Also, why do you think that men drink more than women? Happy Movember!

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Sources

http://www.medicinenet.com/mens_health/page4.htm

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Top-12-First-Issues-That-Kill-Men-63066.shtml

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-lower-cholesterol-risk#1

https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/risk-factors/smoking

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-alcohol-your-heart

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/diseases/alcohol-and-heart-disease/

 

The Influence of Galen on Modern Medicine.

Although many of Galen’s have been disproved like that fact that he thought that blood was made in the liver, he was accurate about many helpful observations in medicine which may explain why his ideas lasted for fifteen centuries after his death, this, and the fact that he was physician to several emperors with influence over the entire Roman Empire. The same Roman Empire that spread from Scotland to Asia, Iraq to Africa and formed 35 languages therefore spreading Galen’s work and ideas. Continue reading “The Influence of Galen on Modern Medicine.”

Pregnancy and Childbirth- How Women are Adapted.

It’s a miracle that women are able to form a person from a ball of cells which can then be pushed out of a hole that is tiny in comparison. Therefore, I decided to research what it is that makes this reproduction possible.

The story that all teenage girls are taught during sex-education classes is that women can give birth because they have wider hips and women that have slightly smaller hips are now more commonly told that they can’t have a natural birth or that their natural birth will be more laboured or longer in duration is slightly untrue. Continue reading “Pregnancy and Childbirth- How Women are Adapted.”

Mitochondria- Nature’s Bank

Mitochondria are the organelles that release ATP, which is how energy is stored in living things and allows whole organisms, like the human body to function which is pretty impressive for such a microscopic (literally) body. In eukaryotic cells, usually cells that have a nucleus or other organelle such as a plant or animal cell but not bacterial cells, there are about 1,000 mitochondria in each cell and the knowledge we now have in the features and functions of the organelles are due to access to electron microscopy.

The discovery of mitochondria was in 1886 when Richard Altman used dye to identify, although Continue reading “Mitochondria- Nature’s Bank”

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