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Obviously some spicy foods are better for you than others, but I am assuming you want an answer about spicy foods in general. One of the biggest benefits of eating spicy foods, especially chili peppers, is that it helps you lose weight. Spicy foods help to raise your metabolic rate, which will slow down your weight gain. If you eat spicy foods often, the ...


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There is some very good evidence that replacing a manual toothbrush with an electric toothbrush can help in reducing plaque and the risk of gingivitis. The Cochrane Oral Health Group published a review1 that summarized over 50 studies from 1964-2011. A majority of the studies tested the effects of a rotating oscillating electric toothbrush against a manual ...


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There are two mechanisms of action how light affect humans discussed here: Amount of energy: shorter (blue) wavelengths are more energetic than lower (red), so it can be assumed that they damage photoreceptors more. Psychological: bluish light is associated with day by our biochemistry. Higher amounts of bluish light makes our brains more awake (e.g. ...


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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 amount of both substances. In addition, peppers are a good source of most B vitamins, and vitamin B6 in particular. They are very high in potassium, magnesium, and ...


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The chilli pepper is usually referred to plants from the genus Capsicum and the substances that give chili peppers their intensity when ingested or applied topically are capsaicin and several related (called as capsaicinoids). Health benefits of eating chilli peppers can include: Chilli peppers 'help to burn fat' (study) The effects of capsaicin, the ...


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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) have this positive effect on intelligence ? No you are not reading it right, but your mistake is very a common misunderstanding of statistics. The key point ...


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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 have begun to support laughter therapy to complement traditional treatments for injuries and diseases like cancer. From research, it does seem like laughter is ...


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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 Suggested Introduction I think it is important to recognize that levels of the testosterone hormone in the male body decrease naturally in men with age. The level ...


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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. According to the popular 8 by 8 rule which says that one should drink eight glasses, each consisting of eight ounce of water, may not suit every individual. Says ...


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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in early childhood and is characterised by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, markedly aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive behaviours, interests, and activities (RRBs). It is primarily considered a childhood disorder; however, it is not necessarily a childhood disorder. Autistic ...


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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 articles on binaural beats: PubMed RSS feed - PubMed (US National Library of Medicine) where "binaural beats" appears in the title or abstract of an article. ("...


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Evidence for the benefits of yoga is vast and easily accessible online. It is great to see question like this which focus on the comparison of yoga to other exercises. There is quite limited amount of studies which investigate the benefits of yoga over another type of exercise. When kids were examined yoga did not show benefits over traditional exercises ...


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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 happier, friendlier, calmer and sleep better, tend to need fewer medical appointments. Then again, sex is a touchy subject. Unless you are a psychyatrist, most ...


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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 pain response associated with trigger points. Background Physiologically spoken, acetylcholine (Ach) is released in the neuromuscular junction by the ...


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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 so called hygiene hypothesis in immunology. Short version to this: our immune system evolved in a world full of dirt and germs where it had to be quite ...


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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 outpatient, ED, or hospital visits. When vaccine supply is limited, vaccination efforts should focus on delivering vaccination to the following persons who do ...


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There are two main reasons why foods are made (or advertised) as gluten free. In short it is partially to meet the needs of a small but growing group of people who are allergic to gluten and also to catch people who are taking part in the gluten free fad. The main reason is that there are different conditions out there that cause a person to have issues ...


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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 more information can be found here: Medscape Cholinergic Urticaria. One of the triggers is spicy food. This article explains that dietary changes that remove foods ...


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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, and includes an interview with Dr Wunsch, a German light therapist. In summary, it seems long exposure to blue light from artificial sources is indeed a bad for you ...


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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 intentionally inhaled it you might die. There is no chance of this happening in normal use however, though you can smell a trace of ozone emanating from these ...


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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. Lesser common complications include increased sweating, rash, post-op pain. Benefits: From what I've read [See Reference], the main benefit is cosmetic ...


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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 some individuals, some of those might indeed benefit from receiving such a diagnosis. Asperger’s disorder: A review of its diagnosis and treatment: ...


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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 capitalizing on one's strengths and managing areas of challenge. For others who qualify, an individual may seek a diagnosis to obtain additional means of support. ...


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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 and prolonged testicular torsion will result in the death of the testicle and surrounding tissues (Ogunyemi, et al. 2018). Generally, testicular torsion ...


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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 orange, have a lot of beta carotene. for serving size, there is more Vit A in kale, than carrots. Sweet potatoes are also higher. For a very easy ...


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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 GPA. Poor decisions. Twitchy eyes. Fertility issues. Sex drought. Weight gain. Fat Gene activation. Emotional eating. Depression. Increased risk of car ...


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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 humans, so I doubt anyone has done any study about this. Without a study, you can only guess. A fish bone can get stuck above the epiglottis (case report, ...


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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 (WHO - Safety Evaluation of Certain Food Additives: Steviol Glycosides) tend to prove there's no significant effect on health (not a mutagen) in "consumption" ...


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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 hormones steady and as a result it's easier for you to maintain or even further your weight loss. Improved sex drive: According to experts, weight loss has been ...


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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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