Health & Body

The human body is as complex as it is mysterious. So many systems work together in perfect cohesion, all controlled by the epicenter – our brain. Despite there still being many things we don’t understand about the body or mind, extensive research has revealed some amazing facts!

Laughter, for example, can actually boost your immune system and stave off infections; tears, on the other hand, are used to clean our eyes, but scientists don’t actually know why we produce them when we’re upset!

Want to learn more about exercise, your body, or the complex organs within it? Then check out the facts in this section!

Do you really need tonsils?

Do You Really Need Tonsils?

Jennifer Anyabuine
Jun 23, 2022

Tonsillitis and tonsillectomies are actually pretty common among children. If you didn't get your tonsils removed as a child, you probably know someone who did. But what do your tonsils actually do, and can you go without them? Keep reading to uncover the mystery surrounding this infamous body part.

Health benefits of laughing

10 Health Benefits of Laughing

Becca Marsh
Feb 17, 2022

The act of laughing is incredibly good for the body and mind. Not only is it beneficial to the person laughing, but it also has a positive impact on those nearby. Here are ten incredible health benefits of laughing that you'll be happy to know!

Old medical practices that cause more harm than good

8 Old Medical Practices That Did More Harm Than Good

Aimee Lamoureux
Feb 3, 2022

Many medical practices that were designed to help us have actually caused more harm than good in times gone by. From eating human corpse bone powder to swallowing heavy metals, here are some old medical practices you'll be glad you missed out on!

10 Healthiest Vegetables

What Are The 10 Healthiest Vegetables?

Shash Wighton
Apr 10, 2022

Having a healthy balanced diet is crucial for a long healthy life. Of course, fresh vegetables should make up the bulk of any healthy meal, but which ones are the healthiest? Check out our ten most nutritious vegetables that you should be eating.

Facts about running

11 Interesting Facts About Running

Becca Marsh
Jan 11, 2022

Running in humans is an evolutionary trait that has helped us survive by escaping harm and catching food. Today running is all about sports, exercise, and fitness, and we are constantly pushing the boundaries of human potential. Check out these 11 facts about running.

Top 10 Most Bizarre Diets

10 Most Bizarre Diets You Won’t Believe Exist

Lizzie Robinson
Jan 4, 2022

Losing weight or maintaining your ideal weight can be a constant battle. Especially in a world of high-calorie foods with little nutritional value. Here are ten of the most bizarre diets in the world that we certainly don't recommend you to try. Check them out!

Health benefits of eating cranberries

6 Health Benefits of Eating Cranberries

Becca Marsh
Sep 2, 2021

Cranberries are a type of berry that grows on bush and vines. They are dubbed a superfood by health experts and nutritionists because they are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that promote health and starve some illnesses. Here are six health benefits of eating them.

What does the bladder actually do?

What Does Your Bladder Actually Do?

Becca Marsh
Jul 2, 2021

The bladder is responsible for getting rid of unwanted cells and toxins in the human body. This bodily function is crucial for survival and health. But what do you really know about the bladder? Keep reading to find out more!

What is the immune system?

What Is The Immune System?

Becca Marsh
May 12, 2021

The immune system plays a crucial role in human health, and without it, we couldn't survive for long. This system is responsible for defending against and fighting off infection and illness. Let's find out exactly what it is and how it works together.

How the RAF fought malaria by parachuting cats

How The RAF Fought Malaria With Parachuting Cats

Jack De Graaf
Mar 17, 2021

Mosquito bites lead to one of Earth’s deadliest diseases - Malaria. Borneo has its fair share of malaria cases, but one time in history, trying to control it led to a decline in cats, which increased a rat infestation. Find out how they fixed the situation with this incredible story.

What are stomach butterflies?

What Are Butterflies In The Stomach?

Becca Marsh
Apr 10, 2022

One of the body's mysterious functions is that of the butterflies you feel in the pit of your stomach. This feeling happens to pretty much everyone out there. Did you ever wonder what the cause is or why it might happen? Let's take a closer look together.

The health benefits of hugging

6 Health Benefits Of Hugging

Becca Marsh
Jun 1, 2021

Hugging others is a way of showing them that you care. We hug during happy times and in sad and difficult times too. Hugs aren't just nice to receive but also to give someone else. Did you know that hugging has a range of health benefits? Here are six of them.