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April 17.2023
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Did You Know? #18

Did You Know? #18

  The skin is the largest organ in the human body.

Aside from protecting the body from disease and infections, it also regulates body temperature and assists vitamin production.

The core of the spinal disc consists of large volumes of water.

It is also the reason why dehydration is a possible cause of back pain.

Dense breasts are more susceptible to breast cancer.

Breast cancer usually transpires in the glandular tissue, which is present in bigger portions in dense breasts. Unfortunately, a simple feel or sight is not enough to detect it. Only a mammogram can determine it.

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Breast cancer has a greater tendency of developing in the left breast instead of the right.

A reason for this breast cancer possibility is the average slightly larger size of the left breast of most women. Hence, more tissue content.

For mothers, breastfeeding could lower breast cancer risks later in life.

Likewise, a study also shows that non-breastfeeding women have heightened endogenous estrogen exposure. It increases the chances of breast cancer occurrence. The same goes for women who do not have children.

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Sex during pregnancy is safe.

However, a pregnant woman’s libido is subject to be inconsistent throughout the period. Factors such as morning sickness might affect her mood for having sex.

People with Down Syndrome can still parent children.

Despite having low fertility rates, there are already records of people with Down Syndrome who have had children. The child has around 50% of having the syndrome but, thankfully, modern genetic technology could do some help.

Abortion is not always intentional.

As part of pregnancy terminology, the term ‘abortion’ refers to any pregnancy termination. Hence, it covers both induced abortion and spontaneous occurrence, or as known as a miscarriage.

‘Medical abortion’ is different from ’emergency contraception.’

Both involve medication use, but medical abortion refers to pregnancy termination. On the other hand, emergency contraception or ‘morning-after pill’ halt the onset of pregnancy before it could even start.

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In general, abortion should only be allowed until the 24th week of pregnancy.

Induced abortions operated after the said periods involve severe cases concerning fetal abnormalities or the life of the pregnant woman herself.

There are phobias concerning human body parts.

Chaetophia, for one, is the fear of hair, which involves their own, other people’s, or animals’. Weird phobias can be stemmed from traumatic experiences, such as a bad haircut may lead to this condition, for instance.

People who fear belly buttons or a navel have Omphalophobia.

This neurosis possibly spings from the association of the belly button to the mother’s womb through the umbilical cord.

Viruses make up about half of the original human DNA.

About 100,000 viral DNA is present in a person’s DNA, which would then make up around 8% of the total human genome.

Prehistoric viruses may have had a role in human autoimmune diseases.

As per virus facts, human genomes contained a viral relic which is possibly the reason behind certain disease immunities.

A virus could be categorized into 2 types.

It varies whether it contains a single- or double-stranded DNA genetic material. Likewise, others could also carry either single- or double-stranded RNA. The organization of virus genetic information is a straight strand form.

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The Coronavirus (CoV) is a large family of viruses with 7 known types to date.

Four types namely the 229E, KHU1, NL63, and OC43 cause common respiratory infections. Another two, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus or SARS-CoV, and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus or the MERS-CoV, cause severe respiratory infections.

The name Coronavirus was derived from the Latin term ‘corona,’ meaning ‘crown’ or ‘halo.’

It got its name from its crown shape appearance under a microscope. As RNA viruses, they are covered and have positive strands in Nidovirales order.

The Coronavirus is a zoonotic virus.

This means that the Coronavirus transmission could occur among people and animals. Investigations revealed that the SARS-CoV came from civet cats, while the MERS-CoV came from Dromedary camels.

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