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Can health be improved by viewing pictures or videos of nature on the computer?

This Is Your Brain on Nature, Story by Florence Williams, January 2016 ed. National Geographic Magazine (published online 2015/12/8) Measurements of stress hormones, respiration, heart rate, ...
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Skeletal muscle injury causes hypertrophy or atrophy?

In the following diagram from Love Bailey textbook I see that injury causes decrease in hypertrophy due to decrease in expression of IGF-1.( Love bailey has taken skeletal muscle model) But in ...
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Could rectal prolapse and bloody masturbation in 4 year-old happen absent abuse?

Disclaimer: I'm trying to find out more about some symptoms that could be signs of child sexual abuse - or could be naturally occuring. The case that brings the questions up has been reported to all ...
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Is a drug holiday off bisphosphonate therapy a valid strategy in the management of osteoporosis?

The most commonly prescribed treatment for osteoporosis is bisphosphonate therapy eg. Alendronate and Zolendronic Acid (by infusion). It's a common practice to stop therapy after 5 years, and then ...
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Barrett's esophagus (BO) and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)

I have come across an interview with a European gastroenterologist (apparently from 2006) where he argues that in cases where a reflux disease does not cause typical symptoms even the presence of a ...
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Overall, are postpartum home (not chlorinated) baths more harmful or hurtful to VAGINAL childbirth recovery?

For this specific question, I am ONLY referring to baths taken either in a facility or home that are for hygiene purposes ONLY: For this question, please disregard information regarding chlorinated/...
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How low can you go?

If the thyroid gland just completely stopped working and it went untreated, how long would it take for your thyroid hormones to get to dangerously low levels? At what point does Myxedema Coma occur?
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What's caused by the chemicals, and what's caused by the smoke

The great many downsides of smoking are certainly well-documented by now (to say the least), but something I've struggled to find an answer to is the following: When looking at health risks of ...
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cigarette vs exhaust gas

People always associate pollution to cars, but as a frequent biker, I don't really smell anything from exhaust pipes for all 'recent' cars. When a car passes me, I can always know by the smell if ...
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Anaesthesia and sleep

Having had two surgeries under general anaesthesia recently, I have been wondering... Being under general anaesthesia is physiologically not the same as sleeping. Sleep is needed in humans for ...
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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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Does Apple’s Magic Trackpad put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse?

I have read and heard contradicting personal experiences on how much stress on the hand, wrist and arm Apple's Magic Trackpad put compared to a traditional mouse. E.g. http://softwareprototyping....
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Olive oil - healthy as a substitute, or in its own right?

There are many articles about extra virgin olive oil being healthy - for example here. This implies, at least, that replacing other fats in the diet (such as butter or other vegetable oils) with olive ...
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Treatment Options of Tension Pneumothorax

What I‘ve learned and heard is that if there is an indication of a tension pneumothorax (e.g. rib series fracture with elevated pulse and difficulties in breathing), treatment is always to get two ...
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Misophonia and autism

I would like to know, is there an area of overlap between misophonia and autism? Because I have heard autistic people are sensitive to specific sounds in absence of love and cover their ears. How ...
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Is it bad to swallow the toothpaste after brushing?

If you brush teeth in bed, then once finished swallow the leftover toothpaste before falling asleep, is this bad over a long period of time? I'm specifically asking about the health effects to the ...
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Why aren't other vaccines combined (like the MMR)?

From Public Health England: With single vaccines, children would need 6 separate injections: 3 primary doses - 1 measles, 1 mumps, 1 rubella 3 pre-school boosters Each injection ...
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Are there websites with clinical trial reports freely available for download?

I'm a translator, and I'm currently translating clinical trial reports, Russian to English. I wonder if there are depositories of freely available clinical trial reports, with all appendixes and all ...
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Do the most commonly detected pesticides on the EWG's Dirty Dozen expose only negligible risks to consumers?

NBC summarizes Winters's study: There are theoretical concerns about pesticides, which, as a parent, worry me. Winter doesn't think we should and says “these concerns are based on values, not ...
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Meaning of “at baseline” in “Detection of antibodies at baseline in schizophrenia or major depression”

From The basis for folinic acid treatment in neuro-psychiatric disorders by Ramaekers et al., 2016, at the very end of the article: Because the presence of FRα antibodies can show significant serum ...
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Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures?

Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures? When a senior person has a hip fracture, there's less than 50% chance of recovery to a pre-fracture level of function. You'...
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Common to panic/have trouble breathing when an oxygen mask is placed over nose and mouth prior to surgery with anesthesia?

I had my 17th surgery yesterday so it's fair to say I've been around the "hospital" block quite a few times and know what to expect on the patient side of things. Everything went as expected up ...
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What is the link between elevated estrogen and lowered alkaline phosphatase?

This Wikipdia-article lists several conditions or diseases that may lead to reduced levels of alkaline phosphatase (AP). Among them are: postmenopausal women receiving estrogen therapy because of ...
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Diabetes Type 2 and Carrot Sugar

If one has diabetes type 2 and wants to reduce sugars, is it healthy to eat carrots? Do carrots effect diabetics? Is there any list of fruit and vegetables which are good for diabetics?
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What causes the long tiredness caused by the Infectious mononucleosis disease (by the Epstein-barrvirus)?

Of course to cure from a fever in general takes already time to recover from, but in the kissing disease it takes often much longer (sometimes even years) and the tiredness is much more a symptom of ...
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Sleeping with the penis in the vagina

Are there harmful side-effects of a couple sleeping with the penis in the vagina?
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Is there a direct correlation between high testosterone level and weak immune system?

I tried googling it, the only credible link I found is this: https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2013/12/in-men-high-testosterone-can-mean-weakened-immune-response-study-finds.html Can someone ...
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What would happen if you administered endothelin during a myocardial infarction?

I have been going through the Rhodes medical physiology and have learned about Endothelin (specifically its role in hyperplasia) and collateral vessels in slowly developed [cardiovascular disease] (...
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Effect of water consumption on rate of digestion

I drink a lot of water, a maximum of 0.5 liter per hour. Does this change the rate of digestion and are there any side effects for this kind of habit?
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Do proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) shut down all the proton pumps in all cells across our body system?

It's known that proton pumps exist in all cells in our bodies and help us to get rid of damaged proteins (present a disposal system). PPIs (omeprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole and ...
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How scientists determine how much sleep every particular individual needs?

Is it determined the same way as "healthy" weight? Someone told me that for weight, they do it by measuring a large number of people and see who gets sick and who doesn't and correlate that weight. ...
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What Happened To All The Hiatal Hernia Centers?

I have been doing much research for years on the esophageal hiatal hernia. I found exactly one paper on-line (from the U.S. military, I believe, I cannot relocate it) that mentioned in passing that ...
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Different reference ranges of thyroid antobodies

This is related to the following thread: http://health.stackexchange.com/questions/3312/tpo-thyroid-peroxidase-antibodies-reference-range-change I have a question regarding the reference ranges of ...
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Why does hemodialysis need to done for so many hours?

Does hemodialysis take so many hours because the dialyser is inefficient (in other words, every time blood passes through the dialyser only a small fraction of the waste is removed) or because there ...
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Can GFR be improved in patients with kidney failure?

How widely can glomerular filtration rate (GFR) values fluctuate and can they ever improve? How much "error" might one expect in the value if sampled quarterly?
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Correlation between pre-pregnancy training level of abdominal muscles and the risk of getting diastasis recti

Is there any evidence that (very) strong or (very) weak abdominal muscles before becoming pregnant increases or decreases the risk of developing diastasis recti during pregnancy? If so, what are the ...
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What blood tests are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male?

The patient is a 30-year-old male who seems healthy. The patient has to do a blood test for some administrative forms (namely, proof of immunity to rubella and varicella), and wonder what else could ...
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Is it possible to have a smile on the face after death?

A lot of novels state that a person died with a smile on the face, or how relatives/friends notice a smile on the face that remains even after death. Is such a thing anatomically possible? Will a ...
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Is this normal urinating?

Is it normal for men to have to push, retrieve, push, retrieve at the end of urinating to get the last of it out? It's happens like 6 times or more, and it shoots out lines of pee, and I'm wondering ...
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Good Resoures for Learning/Studying GCP

Are there any widely accepted resources out there for studying/learning good clinical practices in the U.S. outside of the actual FDA webpage for the matter? Something an entry-level clinical ...
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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 much impact does the location of measurement of blood pressure have on the quality of the obtained blood pressure signal?

Measuring blood pressure invasively can be performed from different locations, such as one of the radial arteries. How much impact does the location of an invasive measurement have on the quality of ...
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What exactly changes when range of motion improves through stretching etc?

Imagine I haven't moved much in recent years (couch potato, or injury...) Assume no other problems. Then I do exercise/stretching/physical therapy for a few months, and my range of motion in, say, ...
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How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease as it approaches the expiration date?

Diclofenac patches often, maybe always, have an expiration date. How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease as it approaches the expiration date? Assume that the diclofenac patch is used ...
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Is there some kind of guard you can wear on bottom front teeth to protect gums?

Imagine foods that require you to really sink your teeth into and can't be broken into small chunks like a tough big piece of barbecue meat. There must be some kind of mouth guard that has teeth on ...
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Maximum safe dosage of zinc for 4-6 weeks

After refractive surgery, the doctor suggested taking 1000mg of vitamin C daily to help minimize scarring. When I went to pick up the vitamins, I also noticed that there was a supplement claiming to ...
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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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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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How improbably is an HSV-2 positive test to be caused by an 'ear infection'?

For reasons different then you would likely presume I had a women come to me to ask about an STD test a man had provided her. His tests show positive for HSV-2 (a 2.15 result where >1.09 is positive)....
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Why are peanut allergies so much more severe than other food allergies?

Based on my understanding of how adaptive immune responses arise, I would expect peanut allergies to be roughly normally distributed with regard to severity, like other food allergies. However, peanut ...

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