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Health and Education Facts

Progress in medical science, better diet and improved hygiene have made the world a healthier place for many. How long people are likely to live is called life expectancy. In 1950, the world average was just 40 years. Now it is over 63 years. Life expectancy is usually high in richer countries. The Andorrans live…
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Undescended Testes

Undescended Testes happens fairly frequently. Normally the testes descend from the body to the scrotum shortly before birth. But occasionally they seem to get lost. They may partially descend, then return to the body. This may keep on occurring. Alternatively, the testes may have developed in an abnormal manner, and are situated in some different…
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Stomach

The stomach and duodenum are very important parts of the gastrointestinal system. The cardiac valve at the lower end of the oesophagus leads into the stomach, a dilated part of the bowel, which leads into the duodenum via the pyloric valve. The relatively short duodenum in turn proceeds into the start of the very lengthy…
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Sprue

This is an intestinal mal absorption syndrome affecting some people who live or who have lived in tropical areas. India, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia and Puerto Rico are the most commonly affected countries. Some cases have been reported in North America, the West Indies, Southern Europe and the Middle East. It commonly occurs…
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