What Causes Eye Twitching?

An eyelid twitch, which can feel like an involuntary shutter or a shiver in the eye, can be related to one or more of the following common causes...

Are Warts Contagious?

Warts are a common skin condition, which can range from an aesthetic annoyance to a painful disturbance - but can you "catch them" from someone else?

Is It Actually Dangerous to Hold in Your Pee?

Here's why you shouldn't make a habit of ignoring nature's call when you've really gotta go... otherwise, urine for some trouble...

Why Do We Have Earwax?

Are you cleaning your ears correctly? Before you reach for a Q-tip or light up an ear candle, talk to your doctor about how to properly clean out your ears.

What Happens to Your Body When You Feel Nauseous?

What exactly happens to your body when nausea sets in and how can you make yourself feel better? Take a closer look at this unpleasantly familiar symptom...

What to Know About Why You Sweat

Knowing what is causing your excessive sweat or unusual body odor can be helpful in managing the problem as well as identifying any potential health issues.

What’s Happening When You Feel Dizzy?

There are a number of different causes that could be behind your loss of balance -- and at times dizziness can indicate a very serious medical condition.

Why Do Your Muscles Feel Sore the Day After Your Workout?

You got an intense workout in at the gym and you're feeling great! That is until you wake up the next morning barely able to move. What's the deal? Find out in this week's Body Odd piece...

Why Do Women Get Colder Than Men?

Keep a space heater by your desk? Here's scientific proof that women really do get colder than men. It might just help your case to raise the thermostat...

Why Are You More Likely to Have a Heart Attack in the Winter?

Higher death rates are consistently observed in the winter, and many of these deaths are attributable to cardiovascular disease. But why is this the case?

Why Don’t We Sneeze While We Sleep?

Ahchoo! From not sneezing in your sleep to suffering from a sneeze attack, here's everything you've ever wondered about sneezing answered.

Why Does Our Skin Get Pruney in Water?

When you spend an extended period of time in the water—your fingers, toes, and feet get wrinkly and puckered. So why does this happen?

What’s Happening to Your Body When You Have a Headache?

Headaches can be unpredictable, but becoming familiar with the different types, as well as your symptoms, can help dictate the right treatments for you.

Why Do Mosquitos Always Bite Me?

Was it something you ate? The colors you’ve chosen to wear? Your blood type? Researchers seem to have finally found the answer as to why mosquitos pick you.

What’s happening when limbs fall asleep?

We've all experienced the slightly unpleasant sensation of "pins and needles" when a hand or foot falls asleep, but what's actually causing you to lose feeling?

Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?

How is it that an organ with such amazing capabilities as the skin can let you feel so much pain when you sustain an injury as small as a paper cut?

Why Do Some People Smell Better to You Than Others?

When it comes to attraction, your nose knows what’s best. What feels like random attraction to you is actually a series of chemical reactions that take place primarily in your nose.

Why Do You Lose Your Appetite When You’re Sick?

Loss of appetite is a well-documented symptom of a number of illnesses and could leave you eating less while you are sick for a couple of reasons.

Why Is Lip Balm So Addictive?

Never leave home without lip balm to soothe your chapped skin? If you find yourself compulsively applying the stuff, you may be addicted to your chapstick!

Why Is Yawning So Contagious?

Why do we yawn? The center of many a scientific study, researchers have several theories about the science behind this contagious phenomenon.