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Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful?

Red chilies contain large amounts of vitamin C and small amounts of carotene (provitamin A). Yellow and especially green chilies (which are essentially unripe fruit) contain a considerably lower ...
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Correlation between carbonated drinks and IQ

Am I reading this right, that junk food and drinking soft drinks is correlated with higher intelligence quotient ? Does all that sugar beside its negative side effects (tooth decay, insulin highs) ...
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What are the benefits of high testosterone in men?

What are the benefits of high testosterone in men? what benefits does high testosterone actually entail? Mental health discussion would be interesting too, if there's any association ...
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What diseases can be cured by laughing?

We have all heard the saying that "Laughter is the best medicine" and some people in the medical community have been sceptical of the healing power of laughter, but that's changing. In fact, doctors ...
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Does drinking water more than 10 liters per day has any benefit or side effect?

Drinking the appropriate amount of water is okay, but when it becomes excessive, then it could lead to some dangerous circumstances. The appropriate amount of water varies according to lifestyle. ...
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Is there any benefit in seeking autism/Aspergers diagnosis as an adult?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in early childhood and is characterised by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, markedly aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive ...
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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? Yes, several. Here are two RSS feeds, which will continuously update, with research ...
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Sex as a generic medical treatment modality?

Unquestionably, sexual activity has several benefits for the body and mind. People who have a satisfactory sexual life tend to be happier, friendlier, calmer and sleep better. People who are ...
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Nociceptor sensitization and ACh release

Short answer Excessive Acetylcholine (Ach) release seems to be related Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) inducing Ach leakage. CGRP is part of a general inflammatory response, in turn part of the ...
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The upside to hookworms? Possible treatment to asthma?

Yes. There are scientific reasons and treatments involving worms and allergies or other immune system disorders. But the results are not overly conclusive and still understudied. This is based on the ...
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Should everyone take an annula flu vaccine?

The CDC recommends: Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for persons who are at increased risk for severe complications from influenza, or at higher risk for influenza-related ...
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Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful?

There is one exception that has not been mentioned. There is a condition called Cholinergic Urticaria, which is hives due to excess heat and sweat. It is in the category of physical allergies, and ...
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Any benefits (or harms) for hair removal (beyond possible aesthetic reasons)?

Adverse Effects: A study [See Reference] analyzed the literature and did interviews with medical staff and found that the most common risk for laser hair removal is burns and changes in pigmentation. ...
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Is there any benefit in seeking autism/Aspergers diagnosis as an adult?

Two nice answers already, but both marching into the same direction. To round off the picture, this is the advocatus diaboli: While the existence of a diagnosis in general demands its application onto ...
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Is there any benefit in seeking autism/Aspergers diagnosis as an adult?

There are many reasons as to why an individual might seek a formal diagnosis of Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). For some, it may increase self-awareness to some degree for the sake of possibly ...
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What are the pros and cons of various negative ion generators for health benefits?

Some negative ion generators also produce small amounts of ozone, which is a gas that can be lethal if inhaled in concentration. I suppose if you were to find a way to accumulate enough ozone and then ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Testicular Torsion Prevention?

Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord to a testicle twists, cutting off the blood supply (a condition called ischemia). The most common symptom is the rapid onset of acute testicular pain ...
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Carrots of other colors besides orange

Well not only are carrot colors other than orange still good for beta carotene (although some do have considerably less - purple still has an orange core though) things like kale, which are not at all ...
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What are the benefits of quick weight loss?

Better sleep: Research shows that losing 5 percent of your body weight can help you sleep better and longer throughout the night. Better hormonal balance: When you rid your body of excess fat, your ...
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Stevia Sweetener

About Stevia : I don't know for sure what this product is so I will assume it is just Stevia rebaudiana extract. There has been a huge controversy over the safety of the product, but serious studies (...
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Effects of not sleeping at night

Increased risk of disease. Heightened blood pressure. Weakened immune system and reduced effectiveness of certain vaccinations. Stress. Greater risk of death. Impaired creativity. Moodiness. Lower ...
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Is it safe and beneficial to eat poached and cut fish bones?

As the doctor in the other answer has clarified, without any study, it's not possible to reliably evaluate the safety of eating bones of large fish. Bones of large fish are not considered edible for ...
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Is it safe and beneficial to eat poached and cut fish bones?

Medical science doesn't work like that. Scientists would have to study whether your suggestion is effective and whether it has side effects. Such studies take time and include hundreds of volunteers. ...
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Are big city residents healthier due to walking? (all else roughly equal)

If all other variables are constant then yes. In real life it depends. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3098122/
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Is Low Blue Light helpful for preserving eyesight?

I don't have any information about whether the Benq monitor in particular will effectively reduce blue light. But to your question... "Is it helpful?" This article is fairly well referenced,...
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