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Does having blood vessels close to skin increase sensitivity to heat/cold?

I seem to have my blood vessels closer to skin than most people. They are clearly visible on my legs, arms, etc, and I get bruises extremelly easily. I must have inherited that from my mom, who now ...
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How hot before someone gets heat exhaustion while running?

I myself have gotten heat exhaustion once but that was while sitting still in a sauna. I knew to get out when I was dizzy. I gently collapsed onto the floor, still conscious. I noticed something odd ...
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What substances are absorbed through skin when pores are open through heat? [closed]

It can go directly in your bloodstream. Most substances are absorbed faster through skin than when ingested(from what I've read) I know apparently Chloride is effectively and quickly absorbed. "...
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Intense heat, muscle spasms during and numbness after back stretch

I'm 30 years old and have spent 10 - 14 hours a day seated for several years now, and recently have started suffering from lower back pain and stiffness. I decided to start stretching, and what I do ...
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Getting thirsty often even consuming water often- why? [closed]

I am getting thirsty often even consuming water often, more than 5 liters per day. Still I feel thirsty when I did not consuming water. Also I feel dry in my head always. I think it was the outcome of ...
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Toxicity of Heated Honey

This link claims that above 42 degrees centigrade, the all-important ‘medicinal’ molecular structure of honey is changed irrevocably, making it indigestible and, in a sense, toxic. Is this true?
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Does “Hot soup on a hot day keep you cool”?

I don't know if I should ask this question on skeptics.se first, but I guess I'll try here first: When I was a kid in summer camp, they served hot soup every day during lunch, even during a heat wave,...
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What is the safe temperature range for nylon sutures?

I got one of my teeth extracted. The dentist applied a suture using a nylon string. I've been advised to not eat hot food because the suture would melt. Now I'm wondering what is the maximum safe ...
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Does a hot bath effect fertility in men?

I was taught that a man's testes are outside his body because sperm can't handle inside-body temperature. I was thinking there are other times where a man's testes heat up. Like in a bath or spa or ...
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Can walking barefoot on cold floors cause kidney problems?

If a toddler goes barefoot most of the day on cold floors, can that lead to a kidney infection? The child is always dressed warmly but refuses to wear anything on feet. Now being winter, and moved to ...
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Does drinking hot liquids help when you're sick?

My mom, when I would get sick, would make me drink lots of hot tea, or sometimes soup, believing that it helps. Edit: As followup on comments: There is fair confusion on why am I asking about water ...
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Eating burned food

You often hear common advices about not eating burned food because of the development of carcinogenic matter. Let's say a pizza that has been kept too long in the oven; not completely burned, but not ...
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Is it healthier for the children to have the heater on or off during the night?

A friend of mine claims that children should never have the heater on during the night because it helps viruses and bacteria to grow. An other person claims the opposite and the child should never ...
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Can cold drinks be taken with or after meals?

I see many people drinking cold drinks (icy cold) during or after meals. A Google search gives links saying that drinking cold drinks or water during or after meals is harmful [1]. However, there is ...