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Is it safe to reboil tap water?

Snopes has covered this. In summary, there is no risk to boiling the same water more than once. Nothing about the water changes except the temperature. There could be theoretical risks if you ...
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How hazardous is a cellular base station-antenna to our health?

While there has been some research showing that exposure to a large amount of non ionizing radiation can be harmful, at this time there is no definitive research showing that this exposure is ...
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How likely is it to get Leptospirosis from running or walking in an urban setting in rainy days?

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection spread through contact with animal urine or water and soil contaminated by animal urine.[1] Rain falling from the sky isn't contaminated by animal urine, so it's ...
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Why does spot fat reduction doesn't work?

When you do not get enough nutrients from food, your blood glucose levels tend to fall, which triggers the release of the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline). Epinephrine is transported via the blood to ...
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How is a beard dirtier than a toilet?

A better comparison than "beard vs toilet" may be "face with beard vs face without beard." This is actually a reasonable concern in the context of healthcare, where healthcare staff can be a vector ...
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Effects of exposure to Solar/Lunar eclipse on Human body

NASA has this to say about the effects of eclipses on humans: There is no evidence that eclipses have any physical effect on humans. However, eclipses have always been capable of producing profound ...
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Does caffeine have any distinct biological effects to adrenaline?

According to a case report about a 24-year old woman (PubMed Central), in agoraphobia, during a panic attack, the sympathetic nervous system is activated, which results in adrenaline release, which ...
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What are some conditions that would cause severe exercise intolerance?

If you're looking for a disease with childhood onset that requires exercise restriction, Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) may work, specifically LQT1. Here is a lay overview. For more detail, see this review. ...
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What is the health effect of low indoor humidity?

According to below chart (in which the source from 1986 is also stated) the optimal indoor air humidity for human health is between 40-60%, as close to 50% as possible. The low humidity levels you ...
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Clarification on AHA's definition of a "serious" condition

The guidelines for these terms seem purposefully vague; they are meant to maintain patient privacy while releasing a minimum of information for newsworthy cases. The American Hospital Association does ...
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Calories composition and weight loss

Macronutrient (carbs, proteins, fats) composition of a diet does not have a significant direct effect on weight loss. Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and ...
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What are some conditions that would cause severe exercise intolerance?

Here are medical conditions that come to mind, each with different symptoms: Severe exercise-induced asthma. Symptoms will be severe wheezing, O2 drop, potentially even death. Long-term anti-...
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Is being "healthy" an actual, overall provable term? Or is "healthy" just a loose assumption?

Here's the definition of health according to WHO: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. As you can see, there are ...
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How to improve joint cartilage thickness

Articular cartilage, which covers the ends of bones in all synovial joints is avascular. Without a blood supply it is unable to heal or regenerate. Over time the loss of this cartilage is what ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Parasite Reduction?

A bit speculative as this seems to be, given current attitudes in most societies towards nudity, this would be a somewhat promising scenario. All human infesting lice species are parasites that depend ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Testicular Torsion Prevention?

Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord to a testicle twists, cutting off the blood supply (a condition called ischemia). The most common symptom is the rapid onset of acute testicular pain ...
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What is the best pH of drinking water?

The WHO says between 6.5 and 9.5, but mostly due to the pH's effect on operational water-quality parameters. Between 4 and 10.5, apart from possible irritation the effect on humans may not be severe: ...
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Sleeping and talking and it's effect on vocal chords

It is possible. Voice Disorders are caused by many factors include vocal fatigue which can result from overuse or increases in vocal effort. Vocal effort is a messy thing to define, but it generally ...
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