Why do people get anemia?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN & Emma Nassif, HBSc. Illustrator: Emma Nassif 29/03/2023 What is anemia? Anemia is when your blood lacks healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells are components in your blood that carries adequate oxygen around your body. Your red blood cells have a special protein inside called hemoglobin (Hgb). The Hgb…Read More
Why does my friend have diabetes?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN & Emma Nassif, HBSc. Illustrator: Emma Nassif 16/03/2023 Mother: Hi sweetie, I bet you had fun today at school. What was the best part of the day? Child: Hi Mom! Today was ok! I really enjoyed playing soccer with my friends at recess. Mother: Oh what fun! Did…Read More
Why is my body so gross?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN Illustrator: Angeline Boswell 22/12/2021 Have you ever wondered why humans are so gross? Zits, sweat, mucus, bloggers, dandruff, ear wax, smelly feet and pumping gas are gross but being gross helps us survive. Your body fluids, particles and substances may be sticky, smelly, disgusting, but your body needs every single…Read More
Why do I have a loose tooth?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN Illustrator: Angeline Boswell 27/10/2021 My daughter Kai has two loose teeth. Like any life experience, her journey with a loose tooth has become a scientific learning experience. Below is how I answered her curious questions, and in the video, you can see how she explains what she learned. Let…Read More
Why do mosquitoes suck your blood? All about mosquitoes.
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell Mosquitoes Mosquito is a Spanish word that means Little Fly. Mosquitoes are small insects with six legs and long mouthparts (proboscis). Only female mosquitoes bite. Males have feathery antennae that help them sense the presence of female mosquitos. Females have less bushy antennae. Males usually live for…Read More
Why are my body organs so squishy?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell Human Organs An organ is a group of tissues that work together to perform a specific function. For the most part, organs are squishy and soft. There are seven vital organs in your body that you cannot live without The brain, the heart, two lungs, the liver and two…Read More
Why do elephants have tusks, big ears and long trunks?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell Elephants are large mammals that have long trunks and big ears. African elephants are the largest land animals in the world. They can get as tall as 13 feet (4 meters) and weigh as much as 14000 pounds (6 tonnes). The natural habitats of elephants are in the…Read More
Why Are My Ears Acting Weird?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell Ringing, pain, dizziness, difficulty hearing and popping; these two organs at each side of our head can act out sometimes! Let us explore our auditory system, the process of hearing and identifying sounds. You perceive sounds without even realizing it most of the time, and…Read More
Why do we Burp and Fart?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell It is sometimes loud, sometimes silent, in some instance, it is socially accepted and in other gross. It happens to everyone, and it can be embarrassing sometimes when it happens, but everyone does it! Even dogs, sheep, cows and dinosaurs Buuuuuuuurp! …and Fart! The medical name…Read More
Why do we dream?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell Dreams can help you; they can haunt you or they can just be… really really weird! But have you ever stopped and wondered why do we dream? Going to sleep is like when you put your computer on a sleep mode without fully turning it…Read More