Pre-cancerous: warning sign or cause for panic?

Pre-cancerous: warning sign or cause for panic?

"It might be a spot, lump, bump or polyp you’ve found suspicious or bothersome enough to ask a doctor to have a look at. The doctor sends what she has excised for testing and tells you it’s “pre-cancerous”. But what exactly does that mean, and is it cause for alarm?"

Image Credit: By Nephron - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9653559

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Touch is the sense we understand the least – but maybe not for much longer

Touch is the sense we understand the least – but maybe not for much longer

"What tells you your bladder is full? Your body uses a sense that is so all-pervasive it’s normally kept at a subconscious level so we aren’t overwhelmed with information. Sometimes referred to as a sixth sense, this internal sensing ability is actually part of the “mechanical sense” that includes touch. It tells you where your legs are and whether they are safely touching the ground; that your shoulders are connected to your arms, and so on."

Image Credit: Madhero88 and M.Komorniczak - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Skin_layers.png, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21986708

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The Science of Elite Long Distance Running

The Science of Elite Long Distance Running

"Elite distance runners complete most of this training at relatively low intensities which can equate to well over 10 hours of running each week.

Clearly, this amount of running places a huge physical stress on the body. However, with good management of training load, the accumulated physical stress leads to cardiorespiratory adaptations that facilitate progressively improved performance."

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Why do we get muscle cramps?

Why do we get muscle cramps?

"Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you’ve been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal muscle, and it hurts."

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