Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How did I catch a cold in lockdown?

More than half of Australia is in lockdown in an effort to stem the current Delta strain COVID outbreak, with vast numbers of us steering clear of workplaces, school, retail shops, public transport and other busy places.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Are face masks forever?

Face masks became part of our "new normal" this past year. They became such a part of our culture that companies began offering them in various shapes and sizes, and even in fun, fashionable patterns for both kids and adults. ...

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Nose

Anatomically, a nose is a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth. Behind the nose are the olfactory mucosa and the sinuses. Behind the nasal cavity, air next passes through the pharynx, shared with the digestive system, and then into the rest of the respiratory system. In humans, the nose is located centrally on the face; on most other mammals, it is on the upper tip of the snout.

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