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What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland . The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. This often causes …

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Does Music Give Us Chills?

When your playlist strikes all the right chords, your body can go on a physiological joyride. Your heart rate increases. Your pupils dilate. Your body temperature rises. Blood redirects to your legs. Your cerebellum—mission control for body movement—becomes more active. Your brain flushes with dopamine and a tingly chill whisks …

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Exploring Ice Caves in the Arctic Wilderness

  The climax of my trip to Svalbard may have already taken place with Friday’s spectacular total solar eclipse, but that didn’t mean the adventure was over. We still had one full day left before having to return to Oslo, and I got to spend it doing particularly Svalbard-y things. …

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How bees flies after swallowing part of the luggage

  Think your airline’s bag fees are burdensome? Try flying after swallowing part of your luggage and strapping the rest to your legs. That’s how bees do it. And depending on how a bumblebee loads herself up with nectar and pollen, her flight back to the hive might be less of a …

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types of knee’s arthritis

Arthritis in the Knee There are three different types of arthritis that can occur in your knees. The most common type isosteoarthritis, a progressive disease that slowly wears away joint cartilage. This type of arthritis is most likely to strike after middle age. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that …

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Bipolar disorder can be hard to diagnose

  What Is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme mood swings from highs to lows and vice versa. Each of these extreme episodes can last hours, days, weeks, or months. The mood swings may even become mixed, so you might feel elated and depressed at the …

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Identify your snake bite

What Are Snake Bites? According to the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, about 5,000 snake bite cases are reported every year in the U.S. (Wexner). A bite from a venomous snake can be deadly, and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Even a bite from a …

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pregnant woman and her blood type

woman’s blood type and Rh factor can impact her pregnancy. That’s why every pregnant woman will have an Rh factor test. In some cases, the father of the baby will be tested too. Here’s what you need to know about blood types and Rh factor. The four major blood types …

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Have you experienced kidney stone?

Kidney stones are among the most common urinary tract disorders. Kidney stones can form in your kidneys when normal substances in your urine become too concentrated. When this happens, solid material can stay in your kidney or may move down your urinary tract, eventually passing out of your body. Read …

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CURRANTS

CURRANTS Ribes spp. Saxifragaceae  Common Names: Currant (English), Johannisbeere (German), Ribes (Danish, Swedish, Italian), Groseille (French), Bes (Flemish). The English word ‘currant’ has been used for this fruit only since 1550, taken from the fruit’s resemblance to the dried currants of Greece, raisins made from a small seedless grape. The …

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