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Sleep Deprivation Effects: Destructive and Possibly Fatal

Sleep deprivation, no matter how acute has a number of negative effects on the human body and cognitive functioning. Without an adequate supply of sleep the body is continually refused the restorative time period it requires to function normally. In extreme cases of sleep deprivation such as fatal familial insomnia, death has ultimately resulted and even in cases of “traditional” insomnia accidental death is not uncommon. In this article we will discuss both the physiological and psychological effects of sleep deprivation including: memory impairment, headaches, increased risk of illness and hallucinations…

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Bloodborne Pathogens Are Not Merely Limited to HIV and AIDS

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that exist within the blood and can be transmitted through unprotected contact with contaminated blood. There are a significant number of bloodborne pathogens currently known in the medical community; however, the average layperson tends to associate the term only with HIV and AIDS. In this article we will cover a number of bloodborne pathogens. Read on to find out more about the vast variety of bloodborne pathogens that are recognized by today’s medical community….

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Learn About the Mysterious Inca Civilization

The Inca civilization began around the 12th century AD in the area of South America that is now recognized as Peru. The Incas are known for maintaining an economy, developing their own writing systems, developing unique architecture, sustaining a system of religion and much more.

Many of the items utilized in the Inca civilizations are still utilized today and remnants of Incan utilization of these items can still be found in excavation sites in South America….

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Amazing Human Brain Facts

As the control center of the human nervous system the human brain is the single most complex organ within the human body. Although the general parts of the human brain and its structure are similar to those of other animals the most amazing thing about the human brain is its sheer size. The human brain is three times larger than other mammals with body sizes similar to the human being. So why is the human brain so huge? Take a look around the animal kingdom and no where will you find a creature that is capable of the highly complex tasks that we are capable of thanks to the presence of our incredible and large brains…

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How The Human Heart Works

Aside from the human brain the human heart has to be one of the most amazing powerhouses of the human body. From around twenty one days after conception the human heart begins beating and continues to beat until that human being’s dying day which is occasionally over one hundred years later! So what is it that makes this humongous machine so amazing? Why is it such a powerhouse? Let’s discover the human heart and find out…

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