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Antidepressant response post MAOI tachyphylaxis

In 'Listening to Prozac' (Pg. 305) Kramer notes that once monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) poop-out, depressed patients are often unresponsive to subsequent pharmacological interventions (and in ...
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Can health be improved by viewing pictures or videos of nature on the computer?

This Is Your Brain on Nature, Story by Florence Williams, January 2016 ed. National Geographic Magazine (published online 2015/12/8) Measurements of stress hormones, respiration, heart rate, ...
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What are the cures for gray hair?

As we know hair turns gray or white hair due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin. This article and study from 2006 and 2013 suggest that accumulation of H2O2 is due to oxidative stress which can ...
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What are the official eye colors?

In reading the wikipedia article on eye color, I noticed that the colors listed there seemed a bit arbitrary. Tangentially, I know that even the words we use today to recognize colors are neither old ...
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What if you eat meat with cancer?

I saw a picture on Facebook about butcher's cutting out cancer when processing meat. If consumed, would it be dangerous to us? Can we get sick? I'm assuming the body's immune system would recognize ...
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Subconcussive brain trauma

I believe American football and boxing are proven to cause brain damage. I would consider it severe and life changing. But does punching a heavy bag cause subtler brain damage? Maybe wrestling, ...
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Is a drug holiday off bisphosphonate therapy a valid strategy in the management of osteoporosis?

The most commonly prescribed treatment for osteoporosis is bisphosphonate therapy eg. Alendronate and Zolendronic Acid (by infusion). It's a common practice to stop therapy after 5 years, and then ...
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Skeletal muscle injury causes hypertrophy or atrophy?

In the following diagram from Love Bailey textbook I see that injury causes decrease in hypertrophy due to decrease in expression of IGF-1.( Love bailey has taken skeletal muscle model) But in ...
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Why is not possible to get HIV by touching a contaminated surface?

I was wondering if one could get HIV from basically touching a surface which have had viral DNA extract, serum, or blood on it; and then by touching their (bleeding) pimple or acne (or any other area ...
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Could rectal prolapse and bloody masturbation in 4 year-old happen absent abuse?

Disclaimer: I'm trying to find out more about some symptoms that could be signs of child sexual abuse - or could be naturally occuring. The case that brings the questions up has been reported to all ...
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Dealing with triangle puncture wounds

In that picture it mentions how triangle wounds are impossible to stitch up. If that is true how would one treat a triangle puncture wound on the human body?
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Is the blue light emitted by computer monitors deleterious for the human eyes?

Is the blue light emitted by computer monitors deleterious for the human eyes? By deleterious, I mean irreversible damage. I read some conflicting information: http://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/...
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What's caused by the chemicals, and what's caused by the smoke

The great many downsides of smoking are certainly well-documented by now (to say the least), but something I've struggled to find an answer to is the following: When looking at health risks of ...
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cigarette vs exhaust gas

People always associate pollution to cars, but as a frequent biker, I don't really smell anything from exhaust pipes for all 'recent' cars. When a car passes me, I can always know by the smell if ...
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Anaesthesia and sleep

Having had two surgeries under general anaesthesia recently, I have been wondering... Being under general anaesthesia is physiologically not the same as sleeping. Sleep is needed in humans for ...

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