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B is for Babinski reflex.

Did you know that you can tickle a person’s foot and find out if they have damage in the nerve pathways connecting their brain to their spinal cord? Well you caaaaaaaaaaan! Rubbing your finger along an adult’s foot from the heel towards the toes SHOULD make their toes curve in. Unless, that is, they’ve got […]

A is for aneurysm.

Aneurysms are serious business. Have you ever seen in cartoons where a water hose gets pinched up and then part of it balloons out from the water pressure and eventually explodes water everywhere? No? Well, there is a pretty sorry one a little further down so don’t feel too bad about it! Anyway, the ballooning […]

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