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  • What does the pancreas do?

    What does the pancreas do?0

    The pancreas is two glands in your body, but where is the pancreas located? The pancreas is found in your abdomen (belly) behind your stomach, where it is connected to the top part of your small intestines. The pancreas forms an important part of the endocrine (hormonal) system in the body, because it makes an

  • what causes heartburn ?

    what causes heartburn ?0

    Have you ever experienced heartburn? When you have heartburn, your heart is not really burning although it might feel like it. So, what is heartburn exactly? A person can experience heartburn when their stomach acid flows back into their gullet. A gullet is the food pipe in which food goes from the mouth to the

  • what causes headache?

    what causes headache?0

    We have all experienced some kind of headache somewhere in our lives. The pain in your head might have been sharp, dull, throbbing and enough to make you want to bang your head against a wall (although this might just make things worse). You can experience different types of headaches, each one caused by lots

  • What is metabolism?

    What is metabolism?0

    Before we define metabolism let’s talk about the word “metabolism” that comes from the Greek word metabol? (meaning change). When we eat, the food in our bodies are broken down so that energy can be produced and that new broken down molecules can help to maintain and build new molecules and tissue in your body.

  • What is bacteria?

    What is bacteria?0

    Swimming, floating and microscopically small…they are everywhere! Even in the deepest sea vent and in boiling hot water springs. Do you know what bacteria are? Sometimes we ask “what is bacteria?”, but bacteria is actually a plural (more than one) of bacterium (one bacteria). Bacteria are microorganisms (too small to see with your naked eye)

  • What are enzymes?

    What are enzymes?0

    You must be wondering what on earth an enzyme must be! An enzyme is a special type of protein. This leads us to another question: What is a protein? A protein is a large molecule that is made from amino acids (molecules that are made up of smaller organic molecules such as oxygen, nitrogen, carbon


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