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What are known health effects of smoking e-cigarettes
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We do not know That's a bit unsatisfying as an answer, but it's the truth. Vaping is around for somewhat 13 years (invented in 2003), but the international breakthrough was so recent that no long ...

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How many times a week is masturbating good for health?
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Let's get a few things out of the way... Sex is normal (1). Sexual desire and arousal are normal (2). Asexuality is normal (3). Masturbation is normal (4),(5). There is no problem whatsoever with ...

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What to do if someone breaks a bone?
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You as an untrained bystander can do little to nothing. Professionally trained paramedics could (as an example) pull the leg and thus remove tension between two bone membranes (periostei) and in a ...

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Why isn't COVID-19 just called SARS-2? Isn't it a second SARS?
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Disease are officially named by the WHO, while viruses are by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). The WHO has stated From a risk communications perspective, using the name SARS ...

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Should we always eat something before taking pain killers?
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Ibuprofen and Aspirin are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These NSAIDs can be differentiated into selective NSAIDs and non-selective NSAIDs. Non-selective NSAIDs such as ...

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Active ingredient of Durex Intense Orgasmic Gel that should cause arousal?
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TL;DR Your gel does not contain an active ingredient that causes arousal. The antifreeze agent propylene glycol will be perceived as an increase in body temperature, where-ever applied, which is ...

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Has the (in)famous J-shaped curve with regard to alcohol consumption and life expectancy been finally disproven?
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To date, there has been no randomized clinical trial of low‐volume alcohol consumption that has assessed any mortality outcome. Therefore, the literature about the mortality effects of alcohol ...

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Is having 3 whole eggs at breakfast harmful?
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The American Heart Association no longer condemns eggs in its guidelines. But it does recommend that people limit themselves to 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily (a single egg has about 200 ...

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What is the difference between free sugars and non-free sugars, both chemically and medically?
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TL;DR Free sugars are all instances were sugar can be avoided and is not essential. It is encouraged to cut down the free sugars intake because sugar has many negative health effects: Sugar ...

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What guarantees the benevolence of a doctor?
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What guarantees that the doctor is willing to help, especially if they are hired in a public system? Nothing In the end, the doctor with the perfect resume could end up killing you because for ...

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why don't babies drown in the womb?
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Why does a foetus not drown? The foetus gets oxygen through the mother's umbilical cord: The fetus receives its oxygen supply across the placenta, to which oxygen is delivered by maternal blood. ...

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Can Asthma lead to a Cardiac Arrest and thus require CPR?
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Asthma can lead to shortage of breath and in severe cases to death by suffocation (called asthmatic asphyxia). Failure of breathing inherently involves that the heart rate stops (called cardiac arrest)...

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What do these blood tests mean in general and why do doctors ask for them before taking action?
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CRP C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver. The level of CRP rises when there is inflammation throughout the body. It is one of a group of proteins called "acute phase reactants" that go ...

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Does frequent masturbation decrease testosterone levels in men?
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No, masturbation does not decrease testosterone levels in the blood. Relevant studies cited in the linked article: Fox CA, Ismail AAA, Love DN, Kirkham KE, Loraine JA. Studies on the relationship ...

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Are there scientific studies that support the daily usage of xylitol to prevent oral problems?
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Original Answer This comes from my high-school chemistry book (in German): Hexanhexol (sorbitol) is common in apples, cherries and other fruits. The sweet taste comes from the OH-Groups within ...

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How many puffs of Salbutamol can be dangerous?
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In a sudden asthma attack you can take more salbutamol, up to 10 puffs, but you should wait 30 seconds and always shake the inhaler between doses. You can repeat this dose 10 minutes later. NHS.org.uk ...

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How reversible is prediabetes?
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From the American Diabetes Association: “Prediabetes” is the term used for individuals with IFG and/or IGT and/or A1C 5.7–6.4% (39–47 mmol/mol). Prediabetes should not be viewed as a clinical entity ...

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What methods are there to diagnose helminths?
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Yes, there are other methods, but they are dependant on the type of helminth. Common tests for helminths are the following: serological tests molecular tests microscopic tests To have the most ...

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What is an allergy?
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From Medicinenet.com: A misguided reaction to foreign substances by the immune system, the body system of defense against foreign invaders, particularly pathogens (the agents of infection). The ...

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How do I evaluate health benefits and health advertisements of products?
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Educate yourself! That means reading up. From reliable sources. Most of the information on the internet is mere statements on sites that present health relevant info as easy and simple. But in ...

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Can of soup with negative pressure (slightly implodes) on opening: Safe to eat?
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One method of food sterilisation involves vacuum-sealing. This is why there was negative pressure in the can1 and why the lid got sucked in as soon as it was able to move. Bacteria creating positive ...

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How does pulse oximetry work?
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Introducing Energy States Around an atom, there are 7 different electron shells1. When the electrons receive the necessary amount of energy, they jump from one state to another (called "ground state" ...

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What is the life expectancy of a sperm in dried semen?
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There's no need to worry. Getting pregnant isn't that easy.1 It's unlikely that sperm survive for 2 hours. On a dry surface, such as clothing or bedding, sperm are dead by the time the semen has ...

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How do you tell a brain-dead patient from a living one?
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Once the decision to proceed with the brain death determination has been made, three conditions must be present: coma, the absence of brainstem reflexes, and apnea. Coma should be evaluated by ...

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Does a unilateral total obstruction of the carotid artery cause brain damage?
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Unilateral carotid compression (Carotid Compression Test) is an important procedure before performing vascular surgery for either of the carotid arteries, because during the surgery, they need to be ...

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Passing out after injections
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Fainting due to vaccination occurs only occasionally, your immune system usually takes longer to react to viruses or bacteria (this is the incubation time of an illness). 1 hour is a very unusual ...

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Are all Infants' Aquatic Instincts lost after 7ish months? Can they be maintained if skills are utilized often?
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Introduction First of all, the study should not be trusted too much. Thirty six test subjects does not seem very much to me in order to make such a claim. However, &AtlLED's opinion in the ...

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Can HIV patients get further infected by their own blood?
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No. One is either infected or one isn't. There is no middle ground. Infection is defined as invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues, as in an infectious disease. Also, ...

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Is 2nd hand smoking worse than 1st hand smoking
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TL;DR Yes, if one was to inhale the same amount of smoke passively as smokers inhale actively, it would be more dangerous. This is hardly the case though, as smokers also inhale parts of second hand ...

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Does Nicotine cause Cancer?
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There is not enough evidence either in support or in rebuttal... EFFECTS OF CHRONIC OR REPEATED EXPOSURE: Nicotine is a teratogen (capable of causing birth defects). Other developmental toxicity ...

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