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Interesting facts about warts

Did you know?

There are over 70 different strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).  The HP virus causes an overproduction of Keratin in the epidermis of the skin. This Keratin is responsible for the rough and hard texture of a wart.

Common Warts

These viruses exist naturally on the human skin, but if a person’s immune system is weakened, they can become susceptible to contracting the HPV virus.

Always keep a close eye on a wart. If it starts bleeding, becomes painful, or grows alarmingly fast and big, consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Warts are extremely contagious and can spread through direct contact to other parts of the body, or other people. Watch children carefully, as they sometimes bite their warts, which means that it will most likely spread around their mouths too. So, therefore what we’re trying to say is that’s it’s best to treat warts and verruca’s as soon as they appear, as they can grow fairly large, very quickly, and may even spread to become a cluster of warts.

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Neat facts about the first 4 weeks of pregnancy

Out of approximately 350 million sperm cells, only about 250 make it to the egg

These little guys can take up to ten hours to make the journey up to the fallopian tube.
Sperm cells have been known to survive from 2 to 5 days in a woman’s body.
But the ovum is really only viable for about 12 to 24 hours after ovulation.
So timing is everything!

Don’t be discouraged if it takes longer, even the healthiest of couples only have a 15 to 20% chance of falling pregnant every month they try. And then, as we all know from watching Kirsty Alley’s movie “Look who’s talking” only one lucky little one makes it in.

It takes about 20 minutes for the sperm cell to enter the egg (ovum). The moment that this happens, the sperm cell’s nucleus merges with the egg’s. This means that fertilisation has happened. After this, the egg is referred to as a Zygote, and it’s the very first step in its journey towards being a proper little human. The little zygote then starts drifting toward the uterus, splitting into two, then four, then eight etc cells every 12 hours.download (8)

In the meantime, the uterus has been priming itself to receive this little morula (not the fruit). This is when your body starts pumping out the hormones like oestrogen and progesterone.  A few days later, the little morula is changing yet again. A cavity forms its centre, and two groups of cells form on its sides: one group will become the embryo, and the other will become the placenta.

Then it’s time for another name-change, a blastocyst. Approximately a week after fertilisation, the blastocysts tumbles out of its surrounding membrane in order for the growing cells to more easily bond with the uterus.

The little blastocyst anchors itself to the wall of the uterus. This implantation is when mother and embryo become linked together, sharing hormones and other essential fluids.

This is the time when you can start testing for pregnancy, as the hormonal surges will only increase from here on out.

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Snoring – Interesting facts

Did you know?

The sound of snoring can cause the snorer to wake up an average of 27 times per night, and the poor bed partner, up to 21 times. Talk about a restless night!

This prevents the snorer and their partner from entering into the “Slow Wave Sleep” stage. This is the real deep sleep. Your body uses this for building up of your physical and mental energy. This is where the body gets its true rest.

Bed partners of snorers visit their doctor much more frequently than their counterparts. We have mentioned before that a loud snore can reach up to 85 decibels, but to give you some perspective, did you know that a pneumatic drill also reaches those decibel levels? This high decibel level from snoring can be loud enough to actually cause damage to the human ear. And this can make the snorer highly susceptible to hearing loss.

Perhaps learning the didgeridoo can help the snorer tighten and strengthen those throat muscles, and help with that noise. That is, of course, if you can find one of these in South Africa.

Shakespeare was the first to use the word “snore” as a verb for human snoring. Until then, it meant the same as “snort” and was only really used to describe the noise an animal makes.


“Laugh and the world laughs with you.

Snore, and you sleep alone.”

Anthony Burgess

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