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Any evidence that "burning off tastebuds" increases oral cancer risk?

I'll limit this to alcoholic mouthwash and capsaicin, the chief spiciness compound in chilis. Alcoholic mouthwash I am too much of a wuss to do spicy foods. However, when I read the "burning off ...
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Can one's body temperature affect the quality of his/her sleep?

Yes. Body temperature drops at night almost 2 degrees fahrenheit. Cranial cooling has been showing to lead to deeper sleep and help insomniacs. Higher body temperatures during sleep are associated ...
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Can processed cheese cause a thickening of toenails?

Answer to the old question "Can light-cheese cause ingrown toenails": No This Question might more be suited for Sceptic SE. I suffered from an ingrown toenail, but all doctors agreed that it was ...
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Why are chocolate and cheeses common triggers for migraines?

There are numerous papers on foods that appear to induce headaches. One recent paper (part 1) is Martin & Vij (2016). It goes into detail into the major players in foods that induce headaches. ...
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Meaning of "There was no assessment of the types or effectiveness of risk factor controls over time in reducing stroke odds"

Full Background The full-text of the study that Dr. Goldstein discusses is available online at: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032995 Chen MH, Tsai SJ, Su TP, Li CT, Lin WC, ...
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Does any country have Covid-19 death (or infection) statistics by occupation?

The UK Biobank contains both information on occupation, as well as SARS-Cov-2 test results, for each of its participants: UK Biobank is an international health resource enabling research into the ...
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What are the factors that make veins easy for a blood test one day, and difficult the next?

A vein that has undergone venipuncture woud be more dificult to extract blood because it is already traumatized/injured. Some veins would be thicker when healed and some would be friable. That's why ...
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Calculate U.S. life expectancy for 2025?

You've asked how we might calculate (or rather, estimate) the life expectancy of people living in the US in 2025, and provided us with some data that could be relevant. It's understandable that you'd ...
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