Cauliflower Ear

Learn more about the anatomy of cauliflower ear

Auricular hematoma, more commonly known as cauliflower ear, describes the lumpy, deformed appearance of the ear. This is usually caused by blunt trauma to the outer ear. It is common in close-contact sports such as boxing, wrestling and rugby.   The outer ear includes the auricle and the external acoustic meatus, or auditory canal. The auricle […]READ POST

How Wildfire Smoke Can Affect Your Lung Health

How wildfire smoke can affect your lung health

With the current forest fire outbreaks around the world, let’s examine how wildfire smoke can affect your health.   Wildfire smoke releases a number of pollutants that irritate our lungs. For example, particle pollution found in smoke can lodge itself deep within our lungs, causing asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and even death. Wildfires also release […]READ POST

Understanding the Different Types of Ovarian Cancer

Understanding the different types of ovarian cancer

The risk of a woman getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 78. Ovarian cancer is when normal cells in the ovary change and start to rapidly grow to form a tumour. Because the ovaries sit near other pelvic organs such as the bladder and bowel, the cancer can affect these organs and […]READ POST

The effects of wearing high heels

Effects of wearing high heels

Many of us are familiar with the iconic Barbie high heel and would wear high heels ourselves. But have you ever thought of how your anatomy is affected by wearing high heels?  Many parts of your body are impacted by high heels. Most obviously, your feet are put into an unnatural position. In fact, the […]READ POST

Anatomy of a Kiss

Discover the anatomy of a kiss

July 6th marks International Kissing Day! Often, we don’t think about what goes into this simple way of showing affection, but in reality a lot happens underneath the skin when it comes to puckering up. The main muscle involved in kissing is your orbicularis oris. This is the muscle that outlines the mouth and changes […]READ POST

Does shaving really make hair grow back thicker?

Understand if shaving really makes hair grow back thicker

Many of us have worried that when we are shaving that our hair will end up growing back in thicker and darker. However, this have been proven to be a myth. In fact, shaving your hair does not change the thickness, colour or the rate of growth.  To first understand this myth, let’s understand the […]READ POST

Understanding Hemophilia

Blood clotting disorder hemophilia

When you hear the disorder ‘Hemophilia’ you may think of the Romanovs, or maybe you are taken back to learning Punnett squares. One highlights the famous carriers of the disease and the other the likelihood of it being passed down through generations. Hemophilia is a blood clotting disorder that arises from a gene on the […]READ POST

Complete HeartX

Currently in demo format, Complete HeartX is a mixed reality experience that demonstrates a fresh approach to connecting tailored 3D anatomy and physiology with diagnosis and treatment, better preparing students for the real-world pressures of treating patients. Connecting theory with practice This demo explores how to bridge the gap between theoretical studies and real-world clinical […]READ POST

Shin splints

The tibia, also known as the shin bone, is a bone of the lower limb that is located below your knee. The tibia articulates with the femur to form the knee joint, and with the talus to contribute to the ankle joint. The tibia also articulates with the fibula at both its superior and inferior […]READ POST

NEW: Detailed Model of Eukaryotic Cell

This May we are releasing two new detailed models in Complete Anatomy! Join us on a microscopic journey in exploring our brand-new models of the eukaryotic cell and renal corpuscle. Learn the functions of different organelles or study the physiological connection between these structures and their larger systems. Sound good? Let’s dive into a bit […]READ POST