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What is the balance of nature v nurture?

Depends on subject : Really depends on subject studied borne out in twin studies when felt to be relavent. ...Read more

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What affects IQ more? Nature or nurture?

What affects IQ more? Nature or nurture?

Old debate: Iq is a combination of the inherited potential capacity combined with the proper environment to nurture that capacity. You cannot control the inheritance but you can optimize the nurture aspect with diet, constant use of brain stimulating factors such as lifelong learning, reading, puzzle performance, learning a foreign language and so on. ...Read more

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Is good health a genetic or environmental/nurture quality?

Is good health a genetic or environmental/nurture quality?

Probably both.: Good health is likely both genetic and environmental in quality. There is definitely a genetic component to health like low cholesterol, good circulation, and metabolic health, etc.. Environmental and nurturing also have a clear impact, like smoking and drinking that can destroy the best health. So both are very important. ...Read more

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What's more important for kids: nature or nurture?

What's more important for kids: nature or nurture?

Both: You need both--at least to a "good enough" level. Environment and genetics both play a role. ...Read more

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Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...Read more

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What counts more == nature or nurture in personality development?

What counts more == nature or nurture in personality development?

Thank Francis Galton: We don't know for sure. Both are important. But, of the two, we can do more about the latter. ...Read more

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Some toddlers love attentions while some takes more time to warm up to strangers. Are such temperaments nurtured or are they just born with them?

Some toddlers love attentions while some takes more time to warm up to strangers. Are such temperaments nurtured or are they just born with them?

Infant temperament: historically has been divided into 3 types, "easy", "difficult" & "slow to warm up" based on level of activity, adaptability to daily routines, response. to new situations,mood, intensity of reactions, sensitivity to environment, adaptation to changes, & distractibility vs. persistence when engaged in an activity. Response to these traits can change intensity, but not completely alter temperament. ...Read more

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Can nature or nurture play a bigger role in causing clinical depression?

Can nature or nurture play a bigger role in causing clinical depression?

Different: It's different for each person. We know both are implicated. Nurture is likely to play a strong role if their is a familial pattern, i.e. If many in the family have the disorder. ...Read more

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Who am i?

A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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I dont know?

I dont know?

Then ask us!: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap public forum is free. Post your question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors may answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide virtual medicine consultations.) ...Read more

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What to eat?

What to eat?

Hair loss and diet: Diet can affect hair, but so can exercise, environment and a person's general health and genetics. Try to eat a healthy diet, with lots of vegetables, and healthy types of protein. Also stay active, exercise regularly and make sure you are getting enough sleep. If the hair loss persists, see your doctor. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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I am a cold?

?: Not sure what you are asking...please clarify question ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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I need help ?

Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to post information about your health problem & then ask a clear related question. This site does not have the feature for accepting picture or other uploads. Your posts then go to the site & are viewed & answered at random by site physicians. Your posts are not linked, so each needs to be complete. ...Read more

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What is love?

What is love?

A small word: with a universe of meanings. "In love" is an obsessive infatuation. It feels great but it's overrated as being 'true love.' Mature love is different. The object of love is priceless, greater than your most valuable possession. But you don't cling or control- you want the beloved to have the best, even if it costs you. The great teachers agree: Love yourself and love the other just as much. ...Read more

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What is life?

What is life?

How about BigSchool?: AKA, Kindergarten for our Souls, AKA Practice Heaven, Practice Hell, split-second by split-second, what we each decide is more vs. less important? Who determines what we are going to pay attention to school? We each do individually, no one else. Do we understand anything without comparisons, direct experience? Could it be lonely at the top & our Creator would like company, but ONLY good company? ...Read more

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Is this real?

Is this real?

It's the real thing!: We are a human site. This public forum provides free health information to members who ask questions from anywhere in the world. Answers are given by human doctors. HealthTap's U.S. premium services include Prime or Concierge, where patients see real doctors via private eMedicine visits to get care for illnesses. The Dr. A.I. segment of HealthTap does provide computer-assisted symptom assessments. ...Read more

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Is this free?

Is this free?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is etoh?

What is etoh?

ETOH is ethanol: Etoh is ethanol, which is the type of alcohol in our alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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What do I do?

What do I do?

See OB-GYN or PCP: You most likely have an infection and need treatment. Prior to treatment the doctor may do a smear for microscopy or even ctulture it. Don,t go to the drugstore and use OTC meds first. ...Read more

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My body 55 g?

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55g of what?: Sorry, you will need to provide far more information or an actual question to get help. ...Read more

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Is this free?

Is this free?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Is this free?

Is this free?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this informational public forum is free. Post your question in English with good grammar and spelling. One or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors can answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones with too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more