Body Parts work together to perform different functions required for life. Learn how your internal organs operate in this section.
'Emma' is the hard-to-ignore embodiment of what years behind a desk could do to your body. She's hunched over, has bad skin and even varicose veins. Don't become Emma.
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It seems pretty safe to blow the old honker, doesn't it? Well, think again.
A group of scientists are trying to end the misleading claim that excessive sitting is just as bad for you as smoking.
A large study found that people who had had their appendix removed early in life were significantly less likely to develop Parkinson's disease later on.
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You'll probably be OK if your tongue turns black and hairy, but you should definitely see a medical professional.
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Whether you have an innie, an outie, or none at all (you'll have to read the article to find out how that's possible), we've got you covered.
The discovery of a new interstitial "organ" may explain how cancers metastasize, how acupuncture works.
A study asked participants to determine where a number of body parts such as the spleen, liver and thyroid were located in the human body. The only part everyone got correctly was the brain. Think you can do better? Take this quiz and find out!
No. 5 may seem like it's just hanging out there, but if you've ever injured it, you may have discovered how important it is for walking.
The Jamaican sprinter has a uniquely uneven gait. Is he the fastest man alive because of, or despite, this asymmetry?
This organ is finally getting some street cred after centuries of being largely underestimated.
Guess who's the new kid on the block?
When a teen lifts a burning car off the ground, it seems like a superhuman feat. But there's some simple — and amazing — science behind it.
The human tongue is essential for speaking and eating ice cream. Ever worry about swallowing yours? We can put that concern to bed.
There's nothing worse than biting your tongue. Unless it swells up and gets infected — thankfully it's pretty rare. See why.
One of the world's most enduring questions – besides "why do men have nipples?" – is "why don't women have Adam's apples?" The answer isn't as simple as you might think.
Were you ever subjected to "tickle torture" from an older sibling? If you're feeling uncomfortable right now, you might be more sensitive to the dreaded tickle monster than the rest of us.
Vagina dentata is the stuff of legends — but is it possible for a woman to have teeth in her vagina? The answer might surprise you.
You can test this pretty easily for yourself, but does it hold true for most people? Da Vinci has the answer.
So many notes announcing new babies start, "Everyone's safe and healthy with 10 fingers and 10 toes." But why do most folks have 10 of each?
As anyone who's ever used a cotton swab knows, human ears generate a fair amount of earwax. But what exactly is the stuff, and do you need to make a point of clearing it out every so often?
If you have chronically itchy elbows, you're probably irritated in more than one way, as elbows aren't easy to scratch. For what it's worth, you're also in good company: A certain Civil War general shared your itchy condition.
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