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Medical professionals referring to 'left' and 'right': are they referring to my relative directions or theirs?

In medical documentation, being an X-ray, MRI, description of physical examination or other, the sides "right" and "left" should be always used from the perspective of the patient. ...
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Is it better to sleep without a pillow?

For most people, it is better to sleep with a pillow according to the latest research. Sleeping without a pillow increases interocular pressure which is considered a risk for glaucoma patients. ...
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Drawbacks of sitting with one leg on a chair

Drawbacks of the way you are sitting are: Confine your legs to one position, which can increase pressures under the knee cap and slow circulation to the legs. Prevent you from using your feet to ...
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Does sleeping on one side affect cognitive development?

No, this will have no affect on your cognitive processes. It may affect your sleep pattern; side sleeping help open your airways allowing you to breath better. Don't sleep on your back if you're ...
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is there evidence that determines the appropriate amount of standing time in a day?

Aren't you in luck, I asked a very similar question over in physical fitness SE: Here is the top answer: A ...
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