Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is the flu?

Fever, upset stomach, diarrhea, sore throat, chills, coughing, sneezing and headache all can make you feel miserable. And when you're not feeling well, it sometimes can be hard to know exactly what's wrong and how you can ...


New COVID breakthrough data, and what to know about boosters

Research on breakthrough COVID-19 infections at MUSC Health offers some clues about what's likely happening in the larger community. About 2% of the more than 14,800 fully vaccinated employees and students have had lab-confirmed ...

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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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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