Author: Ellie Fahy

How Painkillers work

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Painkillers, or analgesics ? , have been around for a long time. Opium is one of the oldest medicinal and recreational drugs in the world. It is extracted from the unripe pods of the poppy flower and its cultivation dates back to the Neolithic age.READ POST

Trick or Treat from the team at Complete Anatomy!

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With the feast of the dead approaching, we all begin to think about ghosts and souls of the dead coming to revisit us on the night of Halloween. Dead bodies and corpses can be creepy for most, but they do play a key role in science, especially in medicine. READ POST

The facts on pattern baldness

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We all experience hair loss, losing between 50 and 100 strands of hair daily. Hair is lost as a result of a new hair growing in the follicle and pushing the older hair out. Hair grows in a pattern that consists of 3 stages: growth (anagen), involution (catagen), and rest (telogen).READ POST

Saliva and the salivary glands

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Every day we produce between 0.5 to 1.5 litres of saliva. ? That equates to about 23,659 litres in a lifetime – enough to fill 2 swimming pools! ? So why do we produce so much saliva? READ POST

Loss of smell and COVID-19: explained

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Hyposmia (a decreased ability to smell) or anosmia (an inability to smell), are very common conditions. However, the prevalence of these conditions has increased significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19. READ POST

Shedding light on PMS

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Dysmenorrhea, aka period pains or menstrual cramps, is a condition that has been noted for centuries. It was a largely taboo subject and has had some questionable cures throughout the years.READ POST

The facts about headaches

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Headaches have been a common complaint for thousands of years. The Egyptians often employed unusual techniques to help relieve pain such as, applying warm goat droppings or fried fish to the area of pain!READ POST