Human Body Archive

9 Facts About Green Eyes

Brown, Blue, Hazel, Grey, Green. These are just a few of the eye color shades which we see humans or animals possessing. Sometimes, the color of your eye can be due to your genes or genetic reasons as well. The color green, …

What is the Hippocampus?

The hippocampus is a relatively tiny organ located in the brain in the region corresponding to emotions and plays a role in long-term memory storage and functions. It is part of the limbic system that controls many of our bodily functions and …

Chewing Gum Can Help Boost Your Memory

According to the results of a study by Kate Morgan and her colleagues at Cardiff University, chewing gum really can help to improve your concentration and enhance your recall capabilities. Even though potential improvement is limited to a maximum of three words, …

Why Do We Cough?

We cough to clear irritants and mucus from our throat.  The irritant will stimulate nerves that send a message to your brain, triggering a cough.  Coughs force air from our lungs at over 50 mph and can travel up to seven feet. …

What Vitamins Are Good For Energy?

In 1912, scientist Casimir Funk coined the term vitamine when he designated a group of compounds vital to life.  ‘Vita’ means life and ‘amine’ means contains nitrogen.  It was originally thought all vitamins contained a nitrogen component known as ‘amine’, but when …

6 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Babylonians (c. 5000 BC) discovered Apple Cider Vinegar when a courtier found wine had formed from grape juice that was forgotten, leading to the evolution of vinegar.  But it was Hippocrates, that first put it to use medicinally to treat wounds …

What Foods Are Good For Your Kidneys?

A healthy diet plays an important role in the management of your kidney function. Even in the absence of kidney disease, what you consume is an essential portion of how you care for your kidneys. Reducing the workload on your kidneys is …

5 Facts About Your Eyes

We often take our eyes for granted. Humans are highly visual creatures, so try to take a moment to give thanks for your good eyesight. Truly, our bodies are magnificent, and one of the most interesting and critical parts is the eye. …