Dave Liu
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How many eggs can one eat per day?
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Metabolic rate, individual genetics, cholesterol-absorption controversies, nutrients of the egg, size of the egg, and definition of "maximum" all contribute to ambiguity. This list of egg sizes and ...

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Are organic foods healthier than conventional foods?
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TL;DR - Organic foods don't seem to have a significant difference as of what studies can prove, which is why conventional or organic, people should make sure they're getting the proper nutrients that ...

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In what ways do studies indicate that smoking marijuana is detrimental to long-term health, if any?
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This seems like a difficult question as there continues to be a large amount of conflicting reports about the extent of biological consequences regarding cannabis usage. However, There is general ...

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How can I prevent a cold from spreading to the people around me?
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There are lots of things you can do to be a responsible and considerate individual. Props for even asking this question! Cover your cough to prevent air-borne transmission with the inner part of your ...

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How much cinnamon is too much?
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The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has established a tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 0.1 mg coumarin per kg body weight, but also advises that higher intake for a short time is not ...

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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?
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YES, according to: The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the United States and National Heath Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a clinically ...

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What is snoring and why am I so loud
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"Snoring occurs during sleep when soft tissue in the upper airway vibrates as you breathe." (1) Typically, this will happen because the passage way for air narrows and the air rubs against the tissue ...

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Is high fructose corn syrup bad for you?
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Definition: The term "high fructose corn syrup" is not a good descriptor of its composition, but the term was mandated to distinguish the newly developed fructose-containing corn syrup from ...

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For long-term use: Non-Alcoholic Mouthwash vs Saltwater
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Comparing "saltwater" to non-alcoholic mouthwash may be too general. If I remember correctly, pH is dependent on OH- (hydroxide) and H+ (Hydrogen) levels. Depending on the type of salt, let's say ...

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Do vertical mice cause less stress on the hand, wrist and arm than traditional mice?
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on a nerve (median nerve) going through your wrist. {1} Pressure or swelling of the ...

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What's the cutoff age for concern with the Zika virus in infants?
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Pre-Update: Your question is misleading in two regards: The title head of the question, combined with the tag, assumes that there's some age limit to who can receive this virus. There is currently ...

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Is it OK to snack on salted nuts for a high-fibre diet?
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Like most foods, salt should be consumed in moderation. Your body needs salt, but a good idea would be to try and cut down salt from some other parts of your diet. For example, get unsalted fries or ...

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Why is the skin around my genitals darker than the rest of my body?
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Inesophet actually had a good answer there, and I'll expand on that. Pheomelanins impart a pink to red hue, depending upon the concentration. They are particularly concentrated in the lips, nipples, ...

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What are the hazards from smoking or drinking and then donating blood?
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Smoking and drinking both put the recipient of the blood donation at risk or possible risk. Smoking causes nicotine to enter your bloodstream and usually breaks down into cotinine. Both of these are ...

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Why do people get nosebleeds from overexerting themselves or when they're sick?
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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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Can white grease help your teeth?
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Oil-Pulling Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that essentially involves swishing around oil in the mouth. Similar to a mouthwash, the oil “pulls” bacteria and toxins out of the mouth ...

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Can you change involuntary reactions?
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Reflexes When it comes to physical reflexes, they are for the most part fixed. The link provided involves exploring a knee-reaction due to hitting the patellar tendon... "Okay, so I hit, and what ...

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Can early exposure to stimulates, like ritalin, result in higher tolerance to them?
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Yes, unfortunately, Ritalin produces a tolerance in individuals who take it. In the conclusion of this double blind trial, the author notes, Acute tolerance to methylphenidate appears to exist. ...

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Sutures - do they go through the muscle as well?
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Thanks to Vance-L-Albaugh for clarifications. For deep cuts, sutures bind the subcutaneous tissue to allow it to heal properly. Since muscle lies beneath the subcutaneous tissue, it seems that ...

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How does the stomach handle liquid vs solid food?
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More stuff = More time The stomach has sensory capabilities that help determine the nutritional content of what it receives. This allows it to "taste" and decide what it needs to add to the "stirring ...

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Probiotic: capsule or powder?
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If they both contain the exact same substance, then powder form may be easier to measure more precisely. However, I cannot find any studies indicating any significant difference between capsule and ...

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Nasal congestion on wakeup in healthy individuals vs. vasomotor rhinitis sufferers
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Let's first clarify that "vasomotor rhinitis (VMR) otherwise known as non-allergic rhinitis" is the non-allergic reaction (NAR), which can be similar in symptoms to the allergic reaction (AR), but not ...

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Does chin augmentation (through plastic surgery) affect dental prosthesis (or vice versa)
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The question of augmentation-or-prothesis first is difficult to answer, and may even be based on the personal physiology of an individual. As such, health.se can't address that question. Regarding ...

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Is there a way to stimulate taste buds after stroke?
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According to this case report, Testing should be considered if the patient is not meeting goals of rehabilitation, because altered taste perception may lead to depression, weight loss, and ...

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Why do testosterone / anabolic steroid injection increase the risk of tendon rupture?
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I found a 2017 article pointing specifically to a case of AAS usage associated with a Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture, which mentions: we suppose that combined AAS and exercise can increase ...

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Why are carbs said to be fattening?
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Scientists still aren't sure, but it seems carbohydrates may be easily converted into fat, depending on the form, or promote fat storage through stimulating insulin. Nutrition Science and ...

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Can Neem Leaves be taken directly (Azadirachta indica, Nimtree)
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First of all, I would suggest doing extensive research into natural-remedies and be extremely cautious. I understand that your original question was referring to the method, however I believe this ...

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Effects caused by staying near the mobile network towers
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Many countries have done studies that seem to indicate short-term exposure to the radiation does not increase risk of cancer. (German) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16443797 (Danish) http://jnci....

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What are the health benefits of consuming oligonol?
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Possible Risks This study suggests that Oligonol is safe for consumption and does not pose any proven threats or harmful consequences to health (1 & 2). Possible Benefits: Other studies ...

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What happens to melatonin and the circadian rythm when one adopts biphasic sleep cycle?
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Yes, something quite similar to what you hypothesize in fact! According to this study (unfortunately, behind a paywall): In short photoperiods, human sleep is biphasic. (Literally the title of the ...

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