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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 tastebuds" in title of your question, what came to mind was the real reason why I use alcoholic mouthwash -- for that sensation that comes around after 30 seconds ...


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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 with depression. As a physician, I have a seen previous studies suggesting that taking a lukewarm shower before sleeping has been shown to help people get to ...


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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. Tyramine has a strange history with headaches, because originally, as Martin and Vij (2016) point out, people noticed that individuals on MAOI drugs who ate ...


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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 caused by not cutting my nails properly (I.e. I cut too much of my nail) and so the skin started to grow into my nail bed. You will have to see a doctor about this,...


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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 they alternate arms for phlebotomy to allow your veins to heal. Experience wise, there's nothing much we can do about it. But i find it easier to extract blood ...


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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 have trouble reflecting on this problem given only the figure included above; among other considerations, you don't have very much data, and the data you've ...


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It's the tyramine content as you rightly pointed out. The aspect of craving during stress could be an additional factor but the major culprit here is Tyramine http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/tyramine-and-migraines


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