Which Grow Faster Fingernails or Toenails?

Answer: Fingernails grow faster than toenails.   Human fingernails grow at a rate that is about three times faster than that of human toenails. (1) Within that general growth arc are several other fascinating patterns: both types of nails grow faster in the summer than in winter; male fingernails tend to grow a bit faster …

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What Causes White Lines in Fingernails?

One of the medical terms used to refer to white, transverse lines that appear across the width of nails is “Muehrcke’s lines.”(1) It is certainly one of the milder forms of human discoloration, because as soon as a person applies pressure to the nail or nails in question, the vascular nail bed aberration disappears. Along …

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Do Fingernails Grow After Death?

Very rarely, and if so, only a tiny bit.(1) This is because death is not an instantaneous process. Even though someone’s heart may have stopped beating, followed by the death of brain cells, other cells that use minimal amounts of oxygen can survive a bit longer. Which means that not always, but in some cases, …

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What Does Conception Mean?

The simple definition of conception is the process of becoming pregnant involving fertilization or implantation or both. [Merriam-Webster Dictionary] Conception vs. Implantation Conception means different things to different people and is a highly debated topic.  The personhood debate, that is the status of being a person, has revolved around conception occurring either when the sperm …

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What Are the Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancies occur early in the pregnancy when the fertilized egg implants at a place other than the endometrium of the uterus. Usually this implantation happens in the fallopian tube, though it can present in the ovary and cervix as well. There are over 100,000 ectopic pregnancies in the United States each year, and ectopic …

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Tips for Conceiving a Girl

If you want tips for conceiving a girl, both science and folklore offer parents some suggestions, and this help is much needed, since nature shows a statistical bias against girls. Only forty-nine girls are born for every fifty-one boys. Science Parents can increase their chances of having a girl with two medical techniques that are …

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Methods of Conceiving a Boy

If you are looking for methods of conceiving a boy, both science and folk wisdom offer some suggestions for increasing the odds. It’s also worth remembering that nature shows a slight bias toward males. Fifty-one boys are born for every 49 girls. The Science Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is used to test embryos for gender and …

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Increasing Your Chances of Conception

Many men and women spend a great deal of time and energy reducing the chances of pregnancy. Once the decision is made to become pregnant, conceiving can often prove more difficult than expected. There are several things men and women can do to improve the chances of conceiving. The possibilities range from simple changes in …

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