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How much skin, blood, and saliva humans produce in a lifetime

The human body can replace 20 million cells in just a few seconds, which means over a lifetime, your body produces a lot of hair, blood, saliva, and skin. Our bodies shed a whole layer of outer skin every two to four weeks. Your liver can regenerate itself – sort […]
How much skin, blood, and saliva humans produce in a lifetime
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Why organ transplants are so expensive in the US

The average billed cost of a heart transplant is an estimated $US1,382,400, according to consulting firm Milliman, and other organs aren’t much cheaper. Doctors say transplant centres are strong revenue sources for hospitals; they charge high service fees, which factor into the overall cost, to help meet their bottom line. […]
Why organ transplants are so expensive in the US
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9 celebrities who have received donated organs

Celebrities are not immune to health issues. Several celebrities have had organ transplants, with kidney transplants being the most common. Some celebrities have even donated their own organs after death. In recent years, many celebrities have been candid about their health journeys, sharing stories about everything from everyday wellness to […]
9 celebrities who have received donated organs
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Drugmaker Madrigal just came out with some promising data for its treatment of NASH, a ‘silent disease’ millions are living with — and the stock is exploding

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals just came out with positive new data for its treatment of a “silent” disease millions are living with. The condition, NASH, short for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, is a type of liver disease in which liver fat builds up in people. There are no approved treatments for NASH, though there […]
Drugmaker Madrigal just came out with some promising data for its treatment of NASH, a ‘silent disease’ millions are living with  —  and the stock is exploding
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Here’s what alcohol does to your brain and body

VIDEO: The dangers of regular excessive drinking go way beyond the morning hangover. Those who drink heavily run the risk of damaged brain tissue, an array of liver disease and a variety of cancers. Keep these risks in mind when asking if you're good for one more.
Here’s what alcohol does to your brain and body