Tagged: body

19kg tumor

A 74-year-old woman who was given four weeks to live because a 19.5kg tumour in her stomach was squashing her vital organs has had it removed. The nail-biting moment doctors carried out the complex...

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic

The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a...

How bacteria rule over your body

The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells harbored by each person, primarily bacteria in the gut; the human microbiome consists of the genes these cells harbor. Microbiome projects worldwide have...

How a wound heals itself

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, with a surface area of about 2 squaremeter in adults. When we are cut or wounded, our skin begins to repair itself through a complex,...

How is brain surgery performed?

Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute describes the routine and frequency of brain surgery. Computer brain mapping produces a three-dimensional image of a patient’s brain. Once inside, physical mapping occurs. A precise...

What makes muscles grow?

We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on...

The biggest hands

Jeff Dabe‘s monster forearms measure 49cm in circumference! The 50-year-old arm wrestler, officially owns the world’s largest hands. His hands have such a large span that he’s able to hold a basketball in each...

How blood pressure works

If you lined up all the blood vessels in your body, they’d be 60 thousand miles long. And every day, they carry the equivalent of over two thousand gallons of blood to the body’s...