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Is Soylent 2.0 a nutritionally complete shake?

A similar question was asked here, about a previous iteration of it, and the answer was "probably not". It has been 3 years now and Soylent 2.0 has been out for a while. A lot of people have been ...
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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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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

In general, inflammatory arthritides tend to be worse at night and in the morning. For example, the morning stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis is classically worse in the morning. This is ...
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Is it ineffective to drink cold water to cool down when you are warm?

I have heard many times that drinking cold water when you are warm is not an effective way to cool down. The most common supposed reason that I have heard is that the body needs to spend a ...
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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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How much body fluid required to actually transmit a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

While reading about sexually transmitted disease, I always wonder how much body fluid is actually required to transmit some diseases, specially in the case of other kinds of sex (masturbation, hand ...
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What causes some lacerations to form hypertrophic scars?

What feature of a skin injury (for example, depth of laceration?) determines whether scars will form as hypertrophic or not? For this question, I am differentiating hypertrophic from keloids, which ...
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Is opening the chest cavity still considered dangerous to the spread\growth of disease?

Talking to relatives, it sounds like it was once believed that opening the chest cavity generally caused the spread and growth of diseases such as cancer because of the introduced oxygen into the area....
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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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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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Why are people with certain blood types more/less susceptible to norovirus?

Infection with some types of norovirus appear to be rarer in people with some blood types than in others, see Norwalk Virus Infection and Disease Is Associated with ABO Histo-Blood Group Type, from ...
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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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What causes the cornea to change shape in astigmatism?

I was diagnosed with astigmatism last summer, I've never had any noticeable vision problems before (I'm 20 years old). The shift from fine to terrible happened quite fast. I've visited an eye doctor, ...
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anodized aluminum, skin contact and health risks

Is there any health risks from wearing a watch made of anodized aluminum? Will aluminum get into the body through skin?

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