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The Long and the Short of It: The Five Types of Bones


The human skeleton has a number of functions, such as protection and supporting weight. Different types of bones have differing shapes related to their particular function.

So, what are the different types of bones? How are they categorized?

There are five types of bones in the skeleton:…

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Did you know that there is a specific word that defines the act of stretching and yawning concurrently?


Pandiculation ‎(plural pandiculations)

A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy or on waking, often accompanied by yawning.

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Why Do You Stretch After Sleeping?


Every morning when you wake up, instinct takes over, and you feel compelled to stretch out your body. Why do we do this? Aside from feeling good, it actually does help to wake you up. Stretching works to increase flexibility and range of motion in the muscles and joints. It also improves circu…

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5 Awesome Ligaments

How much do you enjoy moving? A lot, I bet. While many attribute our ability to move to the muscular system, it actually goes a little deeper than that! Your skeletal system is a rigid organ (yep, it’s living tissue!) that, without your awesome ligaments, wouldn't be able to move normally!


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Functions of the Blood: 8 Facts about Blood

The heart pumps blood through a vast network of arteries and veins. Blood is a living fluid. It transports oxygen and other essential substances throughout the body, fights sickness, and performs other vital functions. Below are 8 important facts about blood.

1. Blood Is Fluid Connective Tissue

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Muscle Contractions: How Neurotransmitters And Chemical Reactions Move Muscles And Bones


How do the bones of the human skeleton move? Skeletal muscles contract and relax to mechanically move the body. Messages from the nervous system cause these muscle contractions. The whole process is called the mechanism of muscle contraction and it can be summarized in three steps:

(1) A me…

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Five Cool Facts about the Middle and Inner Ear


Do you hear what I hear? It’s the sound of some awesome anatomy truthiness coming atcha! The middle and inner ear are kind of overlooked in the cool anatomical structures department, so I decided to honor some of the awesome things inside that head of yours.

1. The smallest bone in the bo…

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My previous Chiropractor didn’t do that?


Like all health professionals we get stuck in our opinions as to the cause of dysfunction and what best approach to take when treating.  Most experienced practitioners understand that things change over time and we learn that not all our patients appear to respond equally to the same stimulus …

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You are probably going to fail. Well, not fail exactly, but it's unlikely you will achieve your goal in the way you envisage.

This may not sound very encouraging. It's vital you understand this when you decide to make a change to your life, like when you've made a new year's resolution.

But i…

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Why Does a Circle have 360 Degrees?


Have you ever thought about how it’s kind of weird that a circle has 360 degrees? At first thought, it seems like a rather random number to have chosen—why not 100, or 500, or 720 degrees? Was it really a random choice? Or was there actually some good reason that 360 was chosen to be the numbe…

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Why Different Painkillers are only effective for certain types of pain

Adapted from the Conversation
Whether it’s your head, tooth or back, when you’re in pain, it’s hard to think about anything else. If it’s not too strong, some can ride it out. But in many cases, the pain just gets worse and won’t go away until you take something.

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The Power of Placebo


What if each of us could make the symptoms of an illness disappear? Cast a spell so powerful it would actually rid us of pain, help us walk, or breathe better? For centuries placebos have been thought of as fake medicine involving trickery and deceit, but Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo pulls…

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12 Known Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar


This article leads on from the Gut Reaction article that was included in the September newsletter. The consensus shows that the reason vinegar could be a medicine because it contains acetate.

1. Improved Digestion

Drinking apple cider vinegar in water can help to naturally improve your digesti…

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Eat like you love yourself

Move like you love yourself

Speak like you love yourself

Act like you love yourself

-        Tara Stiles

We know neuroscientists are a fun group, so it didn’t surprise us that there are so many great jokes out there. Here’s a collection of our favorites.


What is a sleeping brain’s favorite musical group (rock band)? REM.


What does a brain do when it sees a friend across the street? It gives a brain wave.

What do neurons use to talk to each other? A cellular phone.


What did the stimulus do to the neuron after they got married? Ca…

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Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, affecting some 36 million worldwide, with an estimated annual cost of approximately $600 million. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age, with the likelihood of developing the disease doubling about every five years after the age of 65. T…

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The History of Vitamin C


The history of vitamin C goes back to the Discovery voyages of the 15th to 17th century when sailors went to sea for a long period of time-- weeks, and sometimes months. And after a while, disease would develop, or symptoms will appear among the crew, a symptom that today we know as scurvy. What…

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To Age Well, Walk.


Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date. The results, published in the JAMA reinforce the necessity of frequent physical activi…

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The Back Happy Tap Stand- Low Back Pain in rural Tibet.


 At a recent seminar Ailsa, Doug and Susan met Epidemiologist, Dr Damian Hoy leading author on the Global Burden of Disease, who shared with us his research that found Low Back Pain is the #1 disability in the world among 291 diagnoses. Here is one of his stories we found interesting. It doesn’t…

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Indian rock breakers, tea pickers rely on Australian chiropractors for back and neck relief


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