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Small injuries of the fine vessels in the nasal mucosa lead to nosebleeds. Nosebleeds are usually harmless and may even occur for no reason. The loss of blood is minimal in most cases, but annoying if the blood comes unexpectedly on the clothes. The nasal mucosa is a very well-perfused tissue because it has to do a tremendous job.

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Peri Peri, also known by the Portuguese name for all the very spicy chili species - Piri Piri - is an extremely hot chilli strain that may have become known to the wider public through background reports surrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is - because there serves the spicy plant as a spice mixture for refinement of many dishes.

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For acute injuries one should use the proven PECH rule, because the first minutes after an accident are crucial in order to minimize the consequences for the person concerned. The PECH rule is an easily remembered basic rule for sports injuries and consists of the following measures: P = pause E = ice C = compression H = upstroke P = pause S o f o r t stop exercising.

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Sleepwalking is a rare phenomenon. About 15% of the 5 to 12-year-olds were already affected by sleepwalking. However, until puberty, the proportion drops drastically and at adult age, this form of sleep disturbance hardly occurs. What is behind it and how does one behave when meeting a sleepwalker?

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Most people do not know the term flavonoids, but we constantly come into contact with them in our lives. Flavonoids are phytochemicals that are said to have health benefits in the human body. Many are not yet fully explored. Nevertheless, some flavonoid-containing plants are also used in medicine.

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Chicken soup has been used for centuries as a proven home remedy for diseases of the upper respiratory tract. But does this soup really help with recovery? The throat is scratching, the nose is running - in the past there was a hot chicken soup. That this is not just superstition, researchers from the University of Nebraska have now been scientifically proven in their studies.

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At around 1.5 kilograms, the liver is the largest gland of our body and performs many different tasks: Our liver stores energy reserves, it functions as a detoxification center and it breaks down substances in such a way that the food we eat is optimal is being used. The liver also regulates the immune system and hormones.

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At every turn, it has to buffer about three times the body weight, when you climb a staircase, the value increases fivefold. This means that the load on the joint increases to 300 kilograms for a person weighing 60 kilograms! We are talking about the knee joint - an anatomical marvel for excellence.

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The Eustachian tube (Tuba auditiva), also called "Eustachian tube", is the tube-like connecting passage between middle ear and nasopharyngeal space. It was named after its discoverer, the Italian doctor and anatomist Bartolomeo Eustachio (1524-1574). The external auditory meatus is closed on the inside by the sensitive and elastic skin of the eardrum.

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Purines are substances in foods. They are part of every cell and necessary for the genetic material and the construction of new cells. The breakdown of purines from food produces uric acid. In some people, this can not be excreted in sufficient quantity. This results in too high a uric acid level in the blood, which can lead to deposits in joints and thus to gout.

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Bulgur is one of the staple foods in certain parts of the East. And in Germany too, grain has become increasingly popular in recent years. But what is Bulgur actually? And is Bulgur healthy at all? We answer the most important questions about cereals, explain where the difference to couscous is and give you a delicious recipe for a bulgur salad along the way.

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Especially before major holidays such as Christmas or Easter, marzipan is often used to refine small or large treats. Especially in winter, marzipan potatoes, dominoes and Co. are very popular. From time to time the feasting of sweet seductions is also allowed. However, keep in mind that marzipan is not exactly healthy due to its ingredients and high calorie content.

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The substance acrylamide is produced by the strong heating of starchy foods and is found especially in baked goods, coffee and potato products such as chips and chips. For some time acrylamide is suspected of being carcinogenic and altering the genome. Therefore, the European Union has set binding rules that will apply from 2018.

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Everyone knows the feeling of exhaustion and exhaustion. For many people, this is a consequence, caused by stress, eg. At work. In some people, this leads to the so-called burnout syndrome. But what if the opposite happens? The work does not become synonymous with stress but boredom.

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Everyone knows the rule after eating, especially after a sumptuous meal, taking a two-hour break before venturing into the cold. If you pass these, stomach cramps and the subsequent drowning death should occur. This advice is wrong. You do not need to do any scientific research to refute this, because when you jog after eating, you do not faint right away.

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Flushing with embarrassment, shame, anger or joy is a natural reaction of our body. Responsible for this is the autonomic nervous system. It controls all processes which are not subject to our will and which we therefore can not consciously control. These include primarily the so-called vital functions such as breathing, circulation, metabolism and water balance.

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Xylitol (chemical: pentane pentene) belongs to the group of sugar alcohols, which include, for example, sorbitol or lactitol. It is mainly used in the food industry as a sugar substitute. Here, the substance is particularly popular because it is said to have an anti-cariogenic effect. Xylitol, in contrast to ordinary table sugar (sucrose), has no harmful effect on our teeth, but should even have a positive effect on our dental health.

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Carbonic acid tingles pleasant on the tongue and promotes the perception of fine taste differences in food and wines - say the proponents. Others just find the tingling uncomfortable and avoid carbonated drinks. What carbon dioxide causes in the body, we explain here. Sprudel of natural origin The largest part of the German mineral water springs originates volcanic regions with strongly Kohlendioxidhaltigem rock.

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Over 50 years ago, an experiment should prove that colds have something to do with cold and freezing. It failed. A low ambient and outdoor temperature does not automatically lead to a cold or an infection. Otherwise we would all be sick all the time during a cold winter.

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A second death is the sudden death of heart failure. The patient dies within a few minutes after the onset of the first symptoms. Death occurs within 24 hours, however, is spoken of a sudden cardiac death (Sudden Cardiac Death, short: SCD).

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