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How far away from a highway should I live to avoid negative health effects?

To answer this question you would need to find the source of the information. I found the study mentioned in the article in the Toronto Star (Chen, et al. 2017); and while studying risks of dementia, ...
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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides

Yes (ish), this meta-analysis proved a strong correlation between exposure to pesticides and likelihood of developing Parkinson's. Note, there is no direct X level of exposure leads to Y likelihood, ...
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Dementia in late 30s, early 40s? Tests?

Before answering your question, let’s first discuss some essential points: What is dementia? As soon, somebody has “memory problems”, a diagnosis of “dementia” comes in mind. However, the definition ...
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How far away from a highway should I live to avoid negative health effects?

There are many factors to consider. The pollution level (and risk) depends on at least the following: typical wind direction during rush hour density of trees between you and the road elevation ...
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Is a doctor treating a family member with dementia an AMA ethics violation?

There's nothing inherently unethical about treating a friend or family member. However, the AMA recommends against it for other reasons: When the patient is an immediate family member, the physician’...
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How can I manage the symptom of forgetfulness in a patient with dementia?

You can use pictures of the patients family with captions saying who they are and their relationship to the individual. If they are still able (but forgetful) in the kitchen put pictures on the ...
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Is Alzheimer's disease determined by genes or lifestyle and diet?

In short: Alzheimer's disease (AD), in most cases, is not hereditary. You can decrease the risk of having AD by maintaining healthy weight and regular physical activity. There is insufficient ...
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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides

Not directly about pesticides but I have years ago read that Parkinson's is post-Industrial Revolution disease -- that is, it started to be observed once coal started to be used in large quantities ...
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What is the general prognosis for a patient with an inoperable hip fracture?

No one can tell you what is going to happen to a patient exactly, because every Patient is different. However, the risk are: Mayo Clinic A hip fracture can reduce your future independence and ...
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