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What are the common causes of excess protein (1 g) in the urine for kidney donors?

I am looking for common causes in diet or lifestyle or other conditions such as hypertension, rather than malfunction in the active (single) kidney. Apart from medical management, what are some ...
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How we can improve our Blood circulation? [closed]

Generally speaking, how we can improve our blood circulation ? Is there a special food or special posture ?
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What are the side effects of habitual cocaine usage, particularly the visually noticeable ones?

If I suspect someone of being a cocaine addict, what should I look for that signals potential cocaine usage?
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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

My job requires long periods of computer screen use. I have good eyesight (20/15) and don't wear glasses, but I definitely notice my eyes feeling fatigued at the end of the day. Sometimes when I'm ...
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Any studies on the tradeoff between losing weight and being less stressful?

It is being constantly claimed, upheld and emphasized that being overweight or, even worse, obese, possesses many and severe health hazards. Overweight and obese people are being repeatedly urged to ...
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Is eating refregerated home cooked food daily bad for health?

I cook food on Sunday in bulk quantity, enough to last me lunch and dinner till Wednesday (sometimes Thursday if I had to skip for outside food in between). I separate everyday meals in rubber maid ...
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Link between shaving body hair and weaker scalp hair

I suppose this question can be addressed to both males and females, but it would be interesting to know if it varies between the two genders (hormones, etc). I want to know if shaving body hair (...
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Can wearing retainers at night affect sleep quality?

Besides being uncomfortable, does wearing retainers at night cause any effects like sleep apnea? I'm wondering this because I've woken up with dry mouth multiple times after sleeping with my ...
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Can oversleeping be harmful to overall health?

Is it worse than undersleeping, especially for healthy development? Does it have any benefits? I would like to know both physical and mental effects (or diseases?).
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Which one is better? Reading on a computer, on a tablet, or on paper?

I'm a graduate student and I have to spend a lot of time on reading research papers everyday. My question is which of the following is the best choice for eye health? I can either read them directly ...
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Best healthy lifestyle habits to reach old age with optimal health? [closed]

What are the best healthy lifestyle habits one should cultivate from very early age and throughout one's life in order to reach old age (e.g. 70s/80s) with optimal health?
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Is Alzheimer's disease determined by genes or lifestyle and diet?

Dementia is very taxing on care-giver children. Many parents would rather die than burden their children and rob them of living their own life. I am one of the parents who hold this view strongly. Is ...
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Can crossing my eyes damage them? [closed]

I am able to cross my eyes when I want. Can doing this somehow damage my vision by giving me strabismus?
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What exercise should I do to be medically healthy?

What additional exercises are recommended by clinical studies to promote physical health for people have a sedentary occupation, but who already perform weight-lifting and cardio exercises on a ...
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Are there behavioral causes for myopia?

As an adult, I second guess all of my parents' advice, seeing that most of it was ridiculous, but some of them just might have been true. A large swath of it was connected to eyesight: "Don't watch ...
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Are big city residents healthier due to walking? (all else roughly equal)

Is there any study that explores whether people in big cities physically exert themselves more as part of their daily routine to the benefit of their physical health? My thinking is this: people ...
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What diseases can be cured by laughing?

I’m helping my sister to write article about "laughing". I believe laughing and happiness have positive effects on our health. Possible examples are relieving stress, increasing blood flow to brain, ...
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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

The received wisdom seems to be that bending forward for prolonged periods of time is bad for the back. Fine. However, the "received wisdom" has been, for a long time now, that sitting bolt upright ...
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What are effective lifestyle modifications for people with gastric acid reflux?

As many as 7% of Americans suffer from heartburn every day, and many more suffer it at least weekly. In the "old days", people with heartburn were advised to eat smaller meals, drink less alcohol, ...
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What are the benefits of high testosterone in men?

It's common to hear about products that claim to be testosterone boosters for men and vitamins that boost testosterone, but what benefits does high testosterone actually entail? For example, are ...
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Why do people get nosebleeds from overexerting themselves or when they're sick?

In many TV shows from medically-related to not, people get nosebleeds when they're working too hard or "deathly" ill. I'm wondering if this real or just dramatized. If it happens to be real, is it ...
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Are older people more likely to have hemorrhoids problem?

Is it true that older people (60+) are more likely to have hemorrhoids dropping out while walking long distance, over 30 minutes?
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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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Can acidic water be a pure water substitute

I have never really liked water that much. I always drank water because of it's importance to the human body. However, I mostly see myself drinking two glasses of water a day sometimes one to none. ...
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Perfect Solution For Skin and Hair

i am planing to make routine that help to improve hair and skin health . I have Aleo Vera , curd , Fenugreek Seeds , Egg etc . And i hear that all these are very good for hair and skin . Now what my ...
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Effects of commuting on health

I've been trying to figure out whether or not my commute may be affecting my health in a major way. Does commuting have an effect on health in any way? If so, does it matter how long the commute is, ...
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on what metabolism depends

Some people have fast metabolism (high basal metabolic rate), but some slow one. Usually it's high for men and decreasing with age. And fast metabolism is considered as good one, because it keeps ...
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Itchy Shins! Footwear or Shin Splints?

Again, Im not quite sure if this is the place to ask this question. However, I am experiencing so discomfort with my shins itching constantly. Im in two minds as to what could be causing it, as I ...
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What are effective lifestyle modifications for gastritis?

There is a question here on Health.SE What are effective lifestyle modifications for people with gastric acid reflux? I am curious of the recommended lifestyle modifications are different for ...
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How Close to Fecal Matter is Unhealthy

I hope this is the appropriate place to ask such a question and I've Googled this thought but have come back empty handed so wanted to run it by the stack exchange community. Can I catch any diseases ...
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Do people from sunnier parts of the world show accelerated aging?

A lot of medical evidence seems to point to there being a link between sun exposure and skin aging. Would this mean that on average, a 30-year-old from Arizona would have more wrinkles and uneven skin ...
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How to find a good (or appropriate) doctor

General case What is the strategy you use to find a good / appropriate doctor? The current ones I know are: Randomness Mouth to mouth Reading online reviews Randomness gives... random results. ...
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Shadowing a Doctor

My doctor has allowed me to shadow him. As an aspiring med student, I'd no doubt relish the opportunity. I've obtained his availability from the secretary (for simplicity let's say: May 15-19 and June ...
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Are computers bad for health?

I am a CS student, so my career requires sitting for long periods of time (8~9) hours infront of a laptop daily. I've been hearing for quite a long time that computers are harmful for health. I'm ...
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What is the genetic vs non-genetic contribution to lifespan?

I am looking for any studies that involved twins that would show how much lifespan can be increased by living healthily, and how much it depends on lifestyle rather than genetics.
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What steps should a person take to heal one's body after pulling an all-nighter?

Regardless of cause (crying baby, hospital emergency, procrastination, insomnia), what steps should be taken to return to their original sleep? Maybe they should try to sleep as soon as possible or ...
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Lifetime cancer risk for people with healthy lifestyle

According to this, lifetime cancer risk for males is about 43% and females 38%. There are many factors that increase cancer risk, like: smoking drinking alcohol obesity lack of physical activity ...
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How to correctly use an adjustable desk?

I've just got an adjustable desk at my office that I wanted for a long time, since I live most of my life at the computer. I read that sitting for extended periods is quite harmful for health. 1 2 In ...
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What are the most common causes of death in the profession of computer programming?

Some cancers such as colorectal cancer are said to be associated with sitting too much. I spent most of the day sitting down. While I could remind myself to stand up more regularly, I was wondering ...
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Why is it a bad idea to re-heat drinking water?

Out of laziness sometimes I re-heat the water in kettle we use to make formula milk for our daughter, but the health visitor said it's a bad practice to re-boil water over and over. Any specific ...