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Why Do I Bruise So Easily?

If you seem to be developing bruises on your arms, legs, and other parts of your body from just a small bump, or seemingly out of nowhere—should you worry?

Snap, Crackle, Pop. Should You Be Worried If Your Joints Pop...

You’re sitting in a quiet room and raise your hands above your head for a good stretch. A loud crack disturbs the silence, causing stares from others...

The Strange Reason You Get Itchy Legs When Working Out

Itchy legs? Itchy arms? If you’ve ever had to stop yourself mid-workout to address your itchy skin, you aren’t alone. Here's what's happening...

Where Does Fat Go When We Lose It?

We talk about burning off fat, but where do those pounds actually go when when we lose them? The answer may surprise you...

When Are You Most Likely to Be in a Bad Mood?

Knowing when you are most likely to be pushed into a bad mood during the day can help you schedule important meetings and events accordingly...

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...

What Are Your Used Tissues Trying to Tell You?

You may snot think twice reaching for a tissue to blow your nose, but sneak a peek next time - the color of your mucus can say a lot about your health.

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 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 Are You More Likely to Have a Heart Attack in...

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?

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.