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It is generally considered that less than 50kcal is acceptable during periods of fasting. This obviously doesn't mean 10 50kcal in quick succession is acceptable (that is considered a 500kcal meal). I personally would not be held-up on the fact. In terms of calcium and vitamin supplementation it is generally advised that they are consumed with a meal. In ...


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Neurofibromatosis comes in three forms, one of which is called "Schwannomatosis". It usually develops in the patient's 20s or 30s and is characterized by people developing schwannomas. The most common symptom is pain. A study I could find: Clinical Features of Schwannomatosis: A Retrospective Analysis of 87 Patients recommends a proactive surveillance ...


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Generally, wearing the same pair of contact lenses longer then 6-12 months can cause increased risk of infection, as your biggest concern. Sleeping with contact lenses in has a similar risk, as contact lenses combined with closed eyes for 8 hours causes loss of oxygen to the Cornea. You're not losing much taking them out at night, and you're risking a lot ...


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You don't need at all to use any mouthwash. A healthy mouth is full of bacteria, almost all of them beneficial for our health, and There is no evidence so far of any long term preventive effect of any kind of mouthwash, only trials with transient effects (< one year) or 6 months in surrogate clinical endpoints as number of bacteria and gingivitis. The ...


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In optometry, "Continuous Wear" of contact lenses is a term used to refer to FDA approval of a contact lenses for wear continuously up to 30 days, then removing them for at least a full night of rest. "Extended Wear" lenses are approved for wear by the FDA for up to two weeks. And "Daily Wear" are not approved for wear while sleeping. Lenses that are ...


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I actually did a study on this (pains relation to posture) providing ergonomic assessments and follow ups for office workers. Ideally you'd look something like this: http://www.victoriamassagetherapy.ca/userfiles/image/Ergonomics2.jpg They have carpal tunnel wrist guards that I'm sure you'd love to wear. I'd sit on a Swiss Ball -- doubt this is ...


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When you have a laptop on your thighs and you type, the wrists are bent upwards (forcedly) more than when you have a laptop on the table (higher). Also, arms bent forward and without support can pose a lot of burden on the upper back muscles. Some sort of table (even portable) can help.


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With most medications, the important thing is to simply be consistent and make it easy on yourself to remember to take them. An hour or two one way or the other isn't going to matter with most medications, and if something is sensitive enough that it does matter then your doctor should tell you that. In case s/he overlooks that part, you can and should ask ...


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