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What are the most age-invariant causes of death?

Which causes of death have the most (roughly) constant incidence rate among all age groups, and what are the mechanisms whereby those causes of death have this property? (Any answer can of course look ...

statistics death  
user avatar asked by Lieutenant Zipp Score of 1
user avatar answered by Bryan Krause Score of 4

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How much food is necessary to buffer the stomach when taking medicine?

Very often, doctors or pharmacists will advise patients to take certain pills with food to "act as a buffer" so the patient is less likely to get a stomach ache from taking the pill. How much food is ...

medications digestion stomach  
user avatar asked by RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Score of 15
user avatar answered by KTB Score of 4

Difference between TENS and EMS electro stimulation?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) are described by product manufacturers (and wikipedia!) as two separate things. However, I have been unable ...

pain medical-device  
user avatar asked by Johannes Ernst Score of 12
user avatar answered by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Score of 8

How much difference should there be between systolic and diastolic pressure?

How much of a difference should there normally be, between systolic and diastolic pressures? What could cause them to be too far apart, or too close together? What other symptoms could such deviation ...

blood-pressure cardiology  
user avatar asked by Iszi Score of 9
user avatar answered by Susan Score of 5

Is saliva safe as a sexual lubricant for male masturbation?

I normally masturbate by licking my hand and using the saliva as a lube, because I'm circumcised and the thrusting motion I actually don't likeā€”it can tear my penis skin since it's too tense. Is ...

penis masturbation saliva circumcision lubrication  
user avatar asked by Santropedro Score of 4
user avatar answered by Anko Score of 7

What is the formula for calculating Body Water Percentage?

Given the available inputs of Gender Age Height (cm) Weight (kg) Fat (%) Muscle Mass (%) I know the Watson Formula calculates Total Body Water (in Litres) as TBW(Male) = 2.447 - 0.09156 X age + 0....

water body-fat  
user avatar asked by Vagnerr Score of 1

Can shingles on one part of my body spread to another?

I broke out with shingles to my face. Can I spread the virus to other parts of my own body (for example, to my nasal mucosa) by scratching? I've googled and found contradictory information. Some ...

virus herpes shingles  
user avatar asked by Matias Score of 9
user avatar answered by YviDe Score of 6

How often should you drink water? Not how much

We all know how much water we should be drinking. However, I have a close friend that only drinks 1.5 litres of water once a day. Keep in mind that they do consume other liquids with food. ...

nutrition water dosage  
user avatar asked by MXMLLN Score of 13
user avatar answered by pericles316 Score of 7
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