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How carcinogenic are neoprene coated dumbbells?

I have read in many places online that neoprene coated dumbbells may cause cancer. Just how carcinogenic are they? Would normal use of said dumbbells (say less than one hour per day) be of any risk? ...
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Why not use epinephrine in heart failure?

In a situation where a patient's heart isn't strong enough for surgery, why isn't it common for a doctor to give the patient epinephrine before the surgery? Do the effects of epinephrine not last long ...
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What are the long term effects of using diclofenac patches?

I wonder what the long term effects are of using diclofenac patches (e.g. one patch applied daily and kept for 24 hours positioned on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus). By long term I mean ...
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Is It OK to take vitamin tablets every day for long time? [closed]

What is the effect of taking vitamins tablets everyday for a long time? Will that make a person healthier? or harm the kidney? What if a person took them for about three or four months, Can He stop ...
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Could COVID-19 be less “dangerous” by the pass of the time?

Could COVID-19 be less "dangerous" by the pass of the time, say for instance, on August? By dangerous I mean, less aggressive in terms of the symptoms, mortality, less probability of caught the virus,...
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How likely is a person to develop permanent health issues if he/she is sensitive to and continuously exposed to marijuana fumes?

I'm a 29 year old male, I live in an apartment, and the tenant above me is smoking a lot of marijuana every day and has been doing so for the last three months**. The fumes are entering my apartment ...
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Is it safe to use magnesium hydroxide as an anti-perspirant?

Is it safe in the long-term to use magnesium hydroxide (commonly known as "milk of magnesia") as an anti-perspirant? I can find some informal descriptions using magnesium hydroxide as a deodorant, ...
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Is sleeping 6 hours (or less) a day harmful for health? [closed]

Currently I am sleeping about 6 hours a day (or a bit less than that): from midnight to around 6 AM. I usually not feel sleepy after I wake up (and the neighborhood of where I just moved into is quite ...
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What happens if pus is not drained from an abscess?

What will happen if the pus is not drained out of an abscess? Will it stay there forever or will the body get rid of it automatically?
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What are the long-term consequences of binge drinking?

The CDC has a somewhat confusing [for me] page on alcohol. First, they classify binge drinking as excessive drinking: Excessive drinking includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, and any drinking by ...
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Is the increased intraocular pressure from playing wind instruments damaging to the eye?

People who play wind instruments often practice for hours every day. Some studies (this one as well) mentioned that intra-ocular pressure (IOP) raises during play. Some other studies measured a raise ...
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Long term usage of loperamide to treat IBS

Is loperamide safe to use long term for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in IBS patients?
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

Overwhelming evidence suggests infants should be breastfed for at least 6 months, but how long should it continue? The American Academy of Pediatrics implies up to one year [1], but the World Health ...
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What happens if you use teeth-whitening strips too often?

Most whitening strips instruct the user to apply them only once every 6 months. What negative effects could occur if I used them once every 4 months instead?
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Marijuana effects on body

I have looked online but can't find a clear answer. If you eat cannabis, what are the negative effects on the body. Most effects I see online are from smoking the cannabis. But not to much about ...
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Which cookware is best from health perspective?

Cookwares are made up of various materials. Which cookware is best from health perspective? Please include anodised aluminium and stainless steel in your answer.
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How long is zinc sun block effective?

I am using "Eucerin Daily Protection, face lotion SPF 30" with zinc. The label says it is effective for 24 hours of moisturization. But does not say how long the SPF is good for. I realize that zinc ...
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Traumatic mydriasis (dilated pupil) information

How and when (if its possible) to say that traumatic mydriasis is going to be healed or stay forever? Is there some specific signs or nobody can say that? Is there any statistic data about it (...
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What is the relationship between fluoride and IQ?

Have there been any studies that have investigated the effects of ingesting fluoridated drinking (esp. in high concentrations) on the intelligence (or IQ) of humans or animals? If so, have any such ...
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How to deal with oral habit?

I often eat some snacks when I'm at PC, usually chips or something unhealthy. I've recently decided to change this a bit to some healthier alternative. Sunflower seeds are great, because some 80g bag ...
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How good, and for how long, can endorphins really make you feel?

It seems to be common knowledge that exercise makes your body produce endorphins that make you feel good, but that is a vague idea. What amount of exercise does one need to have to achieve optimal ...
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What are the long term effects of Dexedrine (for adult ADD)?

Dexedrine is a common treatment for ADD in adults. It is a stimulant that helps with focus and engagement in their work. But it is an amphetamine and thus has potential for chemical dependence. ...
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What happens when you take a whole monthly dose of zinc just once per month?

When it comes to Vitamin D3 supplementation there are studies that give a patient a big dose of 50,000 UI once per month. What happens when I take a similar approach to supplementing zinc? Are there ...
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Elderly Father Takes Prevacid for last 20 years, seems to do more harm, how to stop [closed]

Note: Requesting guidance on how to approach, not medical advice. My Dad is in his early 70s and has taken Prevacid once a day for nearly 20 years. After eating food would come up after an hour. ...
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Any scientific evidence supporting positive effects from listening to binaural beats?

Is there any peer-reviewed scientific evidence supporting positive effects from listening to binaural beats? If so, what types of binaural beats, and what were the positive effects? Have any ...
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Meta analyses on vegetarian diet

I am looking for long or short term study (preferably meta analysis) about effects of vegetarian or vegan diet on mortality, cardiovascular risks and cancer risks.
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Effects of not sleeping at night

I have got some exams coming up, and I am kinda short on time. So, I am planning to stay up for a couple of nights for studying. What effects will this have(both positive and negative). Thanks 🙂
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Do concussions affect children more profoundly than adults?

Concussions are a serious matter no matter what age you are. Of course innumerable factors are at play, but in general, do concussions affect children more profoundly than they do adults? In other ...
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Dangers of the OJ diet?

I've seen the Orange Juice Diet mentioned in the media a couple of times over the years, and I wanted to find out the positives and negatives. What are the benefits and drawbacks of this diet when ...
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What are the pros and cons of various negative ion generators for health benefits?

I've come across quite a few in my research but I'm hoping to hear from someone who's had more experience. I work with computers and digital displays in my room that leave cations in the air (and I'm ...
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Should I be concerned if I suffer insomnia but still am still largely functional the next day?

My definition of insomnia: take more than 4 hours of sleep, and/or sleep less than 4 hours a day. I have difficulty in finding sleeps at night, however when I wake up the next day, I am still full ...
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What are the long-term side effects of melatonin?

What are the long-term side effects of taking melatonin as an oral supplement? The couple of articles I have read are inconclusive: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/what-is-melatonin-...
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How much hard liquor is safe for very small children?

I live in a location where hard liquor (48%-52% alcohol by volume) is frequently given to small children as young as two years old. This is usually not in large quantities, although a recent story in ...
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Is there a survey on the effect of smoking mariujana to human health?

There is a wide belief that smoking mariujana cures some mental and physical diseases, and actually has no harm to your health. A large portion of these people are those who really trust scientific ...
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Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Use Short and Long Term Effects?

I have Exercise-Induced Asthma. I only feel satisfied when I'm either exhausted or when my muscles won't push any further. In general I don't like medication, I've always at least tried to have my ...
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How harmful would it be to the spine if you were sleeping on a soft rug for a prolonged period of time?

If you were sleeping on a soft rug for a prolonged period of time, how detrimental would it prove to your back? I read somewhere that it is not advisable to sleep on a soft rug for a long period of ...
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Decrease in mathematical creativity due to weed

I had been smoking cannabis since last year and I think I've undergone a decrease in mathematical creativity. I used to get a lot of ideas about how to tackle a math problem and was a somewhat good ...
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Are there any negative health effects associated with breathing in air surrounding sulphur hot springs?

Are there any negative health effects associated with breathing in air surrounding sulphur hot springs? I would be interested in what sort of gaseous compounds might be found in such air, which might ...
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How does removal of the gallbladder affect life expectancy?

Is the gallbladder really just a rudimental organ? If I undergo cholecystectomy, will my life expectancy be shorter than normal because of that?
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Does BMR adjust and decrease in response to calorie restriction diets?

Is it possible for your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) to adjust in response to dieting for long periods of time? If this does happen how much can it go down? I have heard that BMR ranges from 1000 - 2500 ...
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how long can H.Pylori last if not cured?

Is it possible for H.Pylori to last for 10 years if not cured properly?
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Accidental hickeys: How long do hickeys last? How to prevent the development of them next time?

I accidentally gave my long-term boyfriend of 4 years several hickeys on his neck this weekend. We make out all the time, and I've never given him hickeys before (never desired or thought about ...
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Water filter (expired)

In public places, including public library, free drinking water systems are normally provided for public. Not all water filter system has water filter indicator light to let everyone knows when the ...
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Bleomycin and Oxygen

Do patients exposed to bleomycin as a part of their chemotherapy regime have to avoid exposure to concentrated levels of oxygen for the rest of their life? If not, how long after treatment ceases ...
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Does soy milk help prevent cancer?

In this TED Talk the speaker describes the anti-angiogenic properties of soy extract for cancer prevention. I am lactose intolerant, so I was about to give soy milk a try anyway, but I'm wondering how ...
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After recovering from a cold, I always wake up with some phlegm in my throat

I used to never have to clear my throat after waking up, but around 4 months ago I caught a cold that took a long time to clear up. Now when I wake up, I always find that my throat needs clearing. It ...
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Albuterol risks for long-term use

I have a friend with a child who is experiencing coughing fits apparently due to exercise-induced asthma. A doctor has recommended Albuterol. Since the child is active every day in sports, it would ...
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Will smoking about 10 cigarettes per year over about 50 years virtually do anything to your health?

So I don't smoke but I am wondering if someone were to say smoke about 10 cigarettes per year from about age 20 to age 70, would it affect their health in any way? Would they still be more prone to ...
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Is drinking tap water safe in Île-de-France on a long term?

I work in Île-de-France (a region in France mainland), Orsay to be precise. I would be here atleast for 2 years. Should I be concerned of the long term health issues by drinking tap water on a ...
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how electromagnetic fields affect brain activity?

I have been investigating for an half hour in the Internet and I think there are not many reliable pages in my ignorant opinion so this is my question: is it possible to have hallucinations caused by ...