Why Do We Get Hiccups?

Diaphragm is the muscle which separates our chest from our abdomen and plays a vital role in breathing. When this muscle contracts we get hiccups. Every time the diaphragm contracts it is followed by a sudden closure of our vocal cords and this is why a typical “hic” sound is produced. There are many causes…

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Why Do Children Eat Dirt? Causes And Treatment

Parents in most cases are really worried because their toddler is not eating well when it comes to food. However they like to put everything else right into their mouths. In most cases it is very normal because children at this age are very active and like to explore all that they can put their…

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What Is Sleepwalking And How Is It Dangerous?

Have you ever slept at one place and woke up at another? If so, you might be one of the 7% people in the world who have experienced sleepwalking once in the lives. Sleepwalking also known as somnambulism, is more common in children. However, 1.5% of adults face this problem even beyond their childhood years.…

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Why Do We Sneeze?

Sneezing, also known as sternutation is one of our body’s basic self-defense mechanisms against invading foreign particles, bugs or bacteria. When a foreign matter like a particle of dirt, dust, pollen or a smoke particle enters our nose, it causes a tickle or an irritation and as a result our body senses it. This is…

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Why Don’t I Dream At Night?

Dreams are the succession of different images, emotions, sensations and ideas which usually occurs in a human brain when a person is going through different stages of their sleep. Some people dream more than other people. Some of us feel like we dream but when we wake up in the morning we don’t remember anything…

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Why Is The Sky Blue?

Among all of the perennial questions children ask about this planet, the most common would be “why is the sky blue?” Either we have asked this question at some point in our childhood or we have children asking us this question now. The answer of this question lies within the ultimate source of light on…

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Where Does The Sky Start?

Sky is a term we use to explain a recipe of gases present above us. However, sky is not a scientific term to explain the phenomenon. Scientists like using the word atmosphere to explain the blue roof above our heads. You must have also wondered that the sky does not seem to end anywhere and…

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What Causes An Earthquake To Happen?

Any sudden shaking of surface of earth which is caused by the passing of seismic waves through the Earth’s core is called an earthquake. When some form of energy is stored in the earth’s crust and then it is suddenly released, it causes the formation of seismic waves. Usually this happens when two huge rock…

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Arthritis, Its Causes and Treatments

Arthritis is a term used for a number of health condition related to swollen joints. There are about 200 conditions of arthritis. There  are different causes which affect joint health. The tissues around the joints and the other tissues which are connective to the joint tissues are also effected by arthritis. Arthritis is a rheumatic…

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How To Avoid The Risk Factors Of Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease where the breast cells show an abnormal growth. It is the most common type of cancer amongst the women worldwide. Nearly 2 million cases of this cancer are diagnosed globally every year. But this cancer is not solely diagnosed in women but in men too. About 1% of all the…

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