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Effects of commuting on health

When studied from a physiological point of view, commuting is generally divided into two categories: active and non-active. The former involves modes of transportation such as walking and bicycling, ...
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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

Short answer: there is no best long-term sitting posture. If there is any, take care of posture (I'd risk to say upright is best), and move every certain amount of time in the chair and/or around. I'...
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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

The Vision Council, which represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry, suggests the following tips to prevent and lessen digital eye strain: Adjust the brightness of your ...
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Can oversleeping be harmful to overall health?

Studies have linked oversleeping with Cognitive impairment Depression Increased inflammation Increased pain Impaired fertility Higher risk of obesity Higher risk of diabetes Higher risk of heart ...
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What diseases can be cured by laughing?

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 ...
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What are the benefits of high testosterone in men?

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 ...
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Countries where medical residents actually work normal hours

In the states (US) where laws restrict the number of hours a resident can work, there is a common "workaround" - e.g. a minimum number of hours off to rest - and a return to duty, in effect ...
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Are there behavioral causes for myopia?

I think the best known environmental risk factor (to date) for myopia is lack of intense/outdoor light exposure. The pathway for this is reasonably well understood, namely: lack of intense light ...
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Why do people get nosebleeds from overexerting themselves or when they're sick?

Blood vessels do pop or rupture at times, causing a nosebleed. So what exactly in the sick and stressed cause them to have more nosebleeds? In regards to the sick, medicines that cause you to bleed ...
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Is eating refregerated home cooked food daily bad for health?

Prepared food is typically good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator food safety guidelines Frozen is is even longer. It would be cooled (not frozen) in a normal refrigerator. Healthy depends on ...
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Itchy Shins! Footwear or Shin Splints?

Shin splints is dull, burning or throbbing pain (not itch) on the inner (medial) side of the shin in one or both legs. It appears at a certain time after onset of an exercise and typically resolves ...
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Can wearing retainers at night affect sleep quality?

A systematic review of the side effects of retainers said nothing about sleep related side effects, so they probably are not a significant problem. There are a few related studies that look at an ...
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What is the genetic vs non-genetic contribution to lifespan?

A few countries have large long-term databases and studies based on this data: The heritability of human longevity: A population-based study of 2872 Danish twin pairs born 1870–1900 The Effect of ...
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What are effective lifestyle modifications for gastritis?

To treat gastritis naturally there are some lifestyle changes you can do. 1. For starters, stop smoking and limit drinking. 2. Avoid trigger foods and eat smaller meals more frequently to avoid ...
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How to find a good (or appropriate) doctor

Your strategy is correct. In my experience there is no other way, really, just keep looking. The signs of a good doctor are: doctor is genuinely interested in your case and he/she is eager to ...
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Can acidic water be a pure water substitute

As you can see lemon juice is something that can adversely affect your enamel (1). Acid affects your teeth because it leeches calcium from them (2). When this happens your enamel breaks down making ...
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Any studies on the tradeoff between losing weight and being less stressful?

Can working to lose weight, as opposed to neglecting this, cause considerable stress? Not necessary, according to the following review. Diet-Induced Weight Loss Has No Effect on Psychological Stress ...
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Which one is better? Reading on a computer, on a tablet, or on paper?

To first establish a baseline: Reading is great for your brain, your mind, your intellect. But it can be bad for everything else. You sit, you concentrate, you stress your eyes. It is such a common ...
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Which one is better? Reading on a computer, on a tablet, or on paper?

Reading on paper is way better from all perspectives. When you read on paper you are able to focus more and you are not putting pressure on your eyes and your brain passes the signals which help you ...
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Best healthy lifestyle habits to reach old age with optimal health?

Well, this is a big question to tackle considering there are so many different strategies that people take. I'll address the question of maintaining 'optimal health to old age' according to 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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on what metabolism depends

Well metabolic rate is determined by many factors. Hormones: BMR is regulated by the thyroid glands. The T3 and T4 hormone levels increase or decrease the BMR. Body Mass: BMR is directly proportional ...
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What exercise should I do to be medically healthy?

Mayo Clinic recommends 150 minutes of moderate/aerobic exercise weekly - so 30 minutes for 5 days. "As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day." It sounds like you ...
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Should I be concerned if I suffer insomnia but still am still largely functional the next day?

You should not worry about having a body that functions in a way that is a bit outside of the norm if this doesn't cause problems for you. If our distant ancestors had the intellectual capability to ...
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What are the side effects of habitual cocaine usage, particularly the visually noticeable ones?

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. What starts off as seemingly harmless experimentation can quickly develop into a potentially life-threatening addiction with devastating personal, professional,...
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Are big city residents healthier due to walking? (all else roughly equal)

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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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

From my experience, it is better to change postures while you sit long. Most often, I sit in a posture similar to below yoga posture 'Padmasana' in my chair, but not for so long, just for 5 or 10 ...
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