Human Body

The human body is an amazing structure made up of many fascinating parts and systems. Learn about the human body and how its systems work together.

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Tiny little babies are so sweet and cuddly. That is until you have to change their poopy diaper. What in the world is it that makes their poop so foul?

By Laurie L. Dove

Boogers are more than an annoyance. Your body makes them for a very specific purpose — and it's not to gross out other people.

By Laurie L. Dove

We all pass gas, but not all of us like to talk about it — or study it to figure out how quickly it travels out of the body.

By Laurie L. Dove

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As you're wiping away the crust from your eyes in the morning, do you ever ponder why it forms in the first place?

By Laurie L. Dove

Any doctor will tell you not to stick a cotton swab in your ear, although most of us disregard the warning. Luckily, there are safer ways to remove earwax.

By Laurie L. Dove

We're taught that it's impolite to pass gas in front of others, but could holding it in cause you health problems?

By Laurie L. Dove

They say there are two types of people who pick their nose – those who do and those who lie about doing it. Would you be more prone to admit it if you found out it might be good for you? Let's see if it is.

By Jennifer Sellers

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A swish of mouthwash after brushing makes our mouths feel fresh and clean. But some scientists think your mouthwash could be hurting your immune system. Is there something sinister lurking in your oral care routine?

By Jennifer Sellers

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.

By Jennifer Sellers

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.

By Jennifer Sellers

Everybody poops, and everybody passes gas. And guess what? Neither smell good. We'll explain why.

By Jennifer Sellers

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Your mom always told you not to pick them, but you really have no idea why. So what's up with the nasty, snotty invaders camping out in your nose?

By Jennifer Sellers

You're at cruising altitude, on your way (finally) to your vacation destination, when you realize that your bloated feeling is about transform into an assault on your seat mates. Why does this always seem to happen?

By Maria Trimarchi

Research shows that getting measles leaves you vulnerable to other infectious diseases until your body rebuilds its immunity, and that can take several years.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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.

By Laurie L. Dove

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You can test this pretty easily for yourself, but does it hold true for most people? Da Vinci has the answer.

By Laurie L. Dove

Sneezing at the wrong moment can be downright dangerous — they've even been blamed for car accidents. But could stifling a sneeze be just as bad?

By Laurie L. Dove

Of course we all know how to poop. But you might be missing out on a faster, healthier, more efficient way to do it.

By Laurie L. Dove

"Pee on it" has long been the advice for a jellyfish sting or even a regular cut if nothing else is available. But is this really the best advice?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Burping can be gross, but imagine the chaos if all of that gas built up and your stomach exploded. Could it happen?

By Laurie L. Dove

It's not a common occurrence by any means, but for people with certain conditions, straining to poop can have deadly consequences.

By Laurie L. Dove

Now and then, we all have to suppress nature's call, sometimes until it hurts. But could holding your pee for a long time have serious consequences?

By Laurie L. Dove

Everybody vomits on occasion, but often the urge comes at the most inopportune times. Wouldn't it be helpful if there was a way to suppress it?

By Laurie L. Dove

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The urge to sneeze can come upon you at the worst times — say during a funeral — but luckily there are ways to suppress it.

By Laurie L. Dove

Accusing vegetarians of having smellier farts is pretty offensive. Do you need to know if you have any vegetarian guests for more than just menu planning?

By Laurie L. Dove