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Medical conditions that cause extremely youthful appearance into middle age and beyond?

One famous person was the inventor Charles Martin Hall who appeared to be in his 20s while almost 50 -- interestingly, he died at only 51 so his appearance may have not been indicative of overall ...
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How can a BP goal be recommended, but not a diastolic or systolic goal?

Out of curiousity, I'm researching the JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension, and when reading this publication, I noticed it says: There is strong evidence to support treating hypertensive persons ...
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Blue veins appearing on legs

Lately blue veins started appearing on my girlfriend's legs. She is 21 years old, she works in a flowers factory where she has to stand for around 8 hours on same spot and boxing flowers or whatever. ...
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Why is a tonsillectomy (tonsil-removal) typically more painful the older you are? Are the the pain nerves more advanced?

I had my tonsils removed in my mid twenties, and my doctors told me that it was going to be a lot more painful than if I had done it when I was just a lad. They were certainly correct!! Why is it ...
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Can Steinert syndrome be developed passed the thirties?

Can a person carrying the gene responsible of developing the Steinert syndrome start suffering it passed his/her thirties? What are the chances of developing the syndrome if a person carries that gene?...
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In a house on fire, do children faint more easily than the adults?

Might sound like a weird question, so here's a bit of context: The story I'm writing is quite fantasy-driven (i.e. characters can seemingly "create" elements like thunder and water out of thin air). ...
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What causes “stretch marks” in skin?

I'm 15, which is young, but I've noticed I have horizontal stretch marks on the back of my legs and arms. They just started popping up. On the Mayo Clinic site, they are defined: Stretch marks (...
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What is neurofibromatosis?

What is neurofibromatosis and what are its symptoms? I researched it and it still isn't clear to me. Also, at what age does one show the first signs of it?
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Can a young person with hemochromatosis have normal iron levels?

Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that results in the body absorbing too much iron, leading to excessive iron in the body which can lead to organ damage. Symptoms of hemochromatosis tend to occur ...