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What causes "stretch marks" in skin?

What causes these stretch marks? Stretch marks (striae) are caused by intradermal tears, that means tears that occur within the skin layers. These tears are caused when two things happen at the same ...
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Why is a tonsillectomy (tonsil-removal) typically more painful the older you are? Are the the pain nerves more advanced?

After removal of tonsils, most adults have significant pain for 10 -14 days, some up to 3 weeks. Because adults & teenagers have larger tonsils and more developed throat muscles, pain and ...
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What is neurofibromatosis?

In essence, neurofibromatosis is a disorder that makes nerve cells grow out of control and develop tumors. These tumors can be anywhere nerve cells are, so in the brain, spine, etc. Tumors, to most ...
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Can a young person with hemochromatosis have normal iron levels?

If the person is a HFE homozygote, or a compound heterozygote, then they need to be monitored yearly for signs of iron overload. Iron overload occurs more quickly if there is concurrent alcohol use ...
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Medical conditions that cause extremely youthful appearance into middle age and beyond?

When looking at another person, or indeed even animals, there are features that tell our brains that they exhibit signs of "youth." Larger, rounder head in proportion to rest of body Larger eyes in ...
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Medical conditions that cause extremely youthful appearance into middle age and beyond?

I have not been able to find anything to back the hypothesis that there can be a development disorder which will slow body development, but retain mental development rates. However I have seen a ...
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Blue veins appearing on legs

Veins pop out when the muscles are strained. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-veins-pop-out-when/ Muscle builders try to get them popping out with constraining the blood flow by ...
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