Questions tagged [lasting-effects-duration]

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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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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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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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What are the health detriments to holding in a fart if any?

Does the temporary build-up of air cause any damage, short or long term, or health concerns? I've heard from relatives that excessive holding-in can damage the intestines, but I'm not sure if that's ...
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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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Does having one's skin pores closed or open affect its health?

I've stumbled upon a long marketing post about better shaving techniques and instruments, which briefly mentions that "You should close your skin's pores after shaving by splashing your face with cold ...
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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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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 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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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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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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