Author: Sinaoife Andrews

Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January marks Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a condition that affects the eyes. It can be caused by a number of factors. The most common cause is the build-up of fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye due to the fluid not being able to properly drain. This in turn can lead to increased […]READ POST

‘Tis the season…for rhinitis

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At this time of year, there are different seasonal worries. In the southern hemisphere, where it is summer, rhinitis can be more prevalent. While in the northern hemisphere, where it is winter, the flu is more widespread.  Rhinitis is inflammation and swelling of the nasal passageway. This is caused by a trigger or allergen that […]READ POST

Types of contraception

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Today marks World Contraception Day. Let’s explore the different types of contraception.  The first type of contraception is a physical barrier that prevents the sperm interacting with the egg. These include condoms and the diaphragm. Male condoms are worn on the penis to prevent the sperm being released into the vagina. Female condoms are placed […]READ POST

Cauliflower Ear

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Auricular hematoma, more commonly known as cauliflower ear, describes the lumpy, deformed appearance of the ear. This is usually caused by blunt trauma to the outer ear. It is common in close-contact sports such as boxing, wrestling and rugby.   The outer ear includes the auricle and the external acoustic meatus, or auditory canal. The auricle […]READ POST

How Wildfire Smoke Can Affect Your Lung Health

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With the current forest fire outbreaks around the world, let’s examine how wildfire smoke can affect your health.   Wildfire smoke releases a number of pollutants that irritate our lungs. For example, particle pollution found in smoke can lodge itself deep within our lungs, causing asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and even death. Wildfires also release […]READ POST

The effects of wearing high heels

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Many of us are familiar with the iconic Barbie high heel and would wear high heels ourselves. But have you ever thought of how your anatomy is affected by wearing high heels?  Many parts of your body are impacted by high heels. Most obviously, your feet are put into an unnatural position. In fact, the […]READ POST

National Different Coloured Eyes Day

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July 12th marks National Different Coloured Eyes Day. Let’s explore where your eye colour comes from and how individuals can have different coloured eyes.  The colour of your eyes comes from the iris. Located posterior to the cornea and anterior to the lens, the iris is a muscular, ring-shaped structure that surrounds the pupil. The […]READ POST

Does shaving really make hair grow back thicker?

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Many of us have worried that when we are shaving that our hair will end up growing back in thicker and darker. However, this have been proven to be a myth. In fact, shaving your hair does not change the thickness, colour or the rate of growth.  To first understand this myth, let’s understand the […]READ POST

Shin splints

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The tibia, also known as the shin bone, is a bone of the lower limb that is located below your knee. The tibia articulates with the femur to form the knee joint, and with the talus to contribute to the ankle joint. The tibia also articulates with the fibula at both its superior and inferior […]READ POST

NEW: Detailed Model of Eukaryotic Cell

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This May we are releasing two new detailed models in Complete Anatomy! Join us on a microscopic journey in exploring our brand-new models of the eukaryotic cell and renal corpuscle. Learn the functions of different organelles or study the physiological connection between these structures and their larger systems. Sound good? Let’s dive into a bit […]READ POST