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Posts tagged blood vessels

April 22, 2008


Close up of salt grains

More Salt, Higher Blood Pressure

You may have heard that too much salt is bad for you. Have you ever really understood why though? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 29, 2007


Cancer Treatment Bed

Creating Clots

How do these new Cancer therapies work, and how effective are they?

May 29, 2006



Why Red Eye?

What causes those glowing red eyes in photographs?

May 22, 2006



A Bug’s Gotta Have Heart

Do insects even have hearts? Sure they do, but their hearts are somewhat different from human hearts.

January 22, 2006



Putting the Freeze on Brain Freeze

If you had to guess the most common cause of headaches, would you ever suspect the culprit is ice cream?

October 21, 2005


Fainting Away

Do you faint if you see, or maybe even think about blood? The symptoms you are experiencing are part of a syndrome called vasovagal syncope syndrome. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 8, 2005



You know how Santa Claus is always depicted with rosy red cheeks? We have a theory that Mr. Claus has the skin condition, rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition affecting about 14 million adults in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 9, 2004


The Anatomy of Fear

What happens in your body when you're frightened? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 5, 2004


Flu Shot Through the Heart

Are there added benefits to getting a yearly flu shot? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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