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Does science disprove god?

Why post that here?: This does not seem like the most felicitous venue for such questions. That is really not what HealthTap is about. Maybe you should try posting it on sciencevsreligion.org. ...Read more

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Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Fully disagree: There is NO solid evidence anywhere that gluten causes Alzheimer's disease, and there is NO relationship with Celiac disease and dementia, but Celiac disease does cause a Peripheral Small Fibre Neuropathy. We have some anecdotal cases of gluten sensitivity affecting MS indirectly, and maybe transient worsening of other conditions, but no Alzheimer's links. ...Read more

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Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

No study, but Blogs: A PH.D. has an article in Psychology Today magazine. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201112/narcissism-why-its-so-rampant-in-politics and there are lots of bloggers writing about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

Freud: Freud was an MD, and started his career as a neurologist, before developing his seminal theories of psychoanalysis. I would say nor only some of Freud's theories, but the psychoanalytic theories that have developed since then to the present time have importance to the medical community, most notable in psychiatry and psychology. ...Read more

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Is there any scientific truth to the adage that "opposites attract" in love relationships?

Yes: Yes, it is often the case. However, those areas can become progressively more polarized in a relationship and eventually damage it. ...Read more

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Is there scientific evidence that attachment parenting is better?

Is there scientific evidence that attachment parenting is better?

Attachment: Healthy attachments between a child and a parent are essential to raise healthy children. There is lots of research to back this up. This means lots of love and affection and making sure the child's needs are met, including food, shelter, attention, teaching, positive environment and boundaries.. ...Read more

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What's feingold hypothesis?

What's feingold hypothesis?

Unproven ADHD / diet: The 1988 pop claim that food additives or whatever in the diet causes / exacerbates attention-deficit disorder. Since parents both administer the feingold diet and judge its effect, there may be natural to see faces in the clouds or a desired effect; why the many substances all happen to be synthetic doesn't fit with other food hypersensitivities, but some folks claim good results. ...Read more

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What is HUMAN SOUL in MEDICAL Perception?Does MEDICINE/Science recognize existence of human soul.

Not clear: There is no clear scientific consensus about this, but many doctors and scientists DO, in fact, believe in a soul and in religion. ...Read more

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Is there evidence that acupuncture works?

Is there evidence that acupuncture works?

Yes: A study released in the archives of internal medicine (10 sept 2012); reviewed 29 studies involving almost 18, 000 people; indicated that acupuncture was found better at pain relief than no treatment or sham treatment. For some conditions it is superior to standard treatments. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1357513. Read about the World Health Organizations endorsements of ...Read more

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What's positive discipline theory?

What's positive discipline theory?

Behavior attention: In terms of helping kids with behavioral problems, positive reinforcement is a great way to promote desirable behaviors. Negative behaviors may be "accidently" reinforced by paying them too much attention, so it's best to ignore most negative, non- violent behaviors. Check out: parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist- on kindle. ...Read more

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Is music theory ever covered by insurance plans?

Is music theory ever covered by insurance plans?

Music: You may mean music THERAPY, not music THEORY. It is unlikely but call your insurance company and find out. Perhaps if it is prescribed by a licensed health care professional there is a chance. Some workers have health accounts through their workplaces. This account provides for health treatments not covered by insurance. Do you or whomever you have insurance through have one? Peace & Health. ...Read more

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Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Yes, it is: Holistic medicine is a legitimate field. Its body of expertise includes whole-person health, nutrition, mind-body interventions, tcm/acupuncture, herbs, energy medicine, homeopathy, manual medicine, spirituality, and more. Physicians who practice holistic medicine come from from many specialties. There is an american board of holistic integrative medicine: see http://www.Abihm.Org/ for info. ...Read more

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Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Reward The Positive: Behavior modification theory is based on a simple idea: reward positive and ignore negative behavior. Often used in parenting children. An example: 2 children are playing side-by-side sharing their toys are verbally praised and 5 minutes is added to their play time, a third child refuses to share and is placed in a brief time-out effectively ignoring the negative behavior. Consistency is the key. ...Read more

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Is there any truth behind spiritual healing?

Is there any truth behind spiritual healing?

No objective : Evidence. Spirituality may help a person deal with difficult issues, but there is no objective evidence that it can "fight" cancer. ...Read more

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What is operation peer support within the blinded veterans association?

What is operation peer support within the blinded veterans association?

Special funding : Special line item funding for the centers of excellence to put together best programs for vets. ...Read more

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Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Autism increasing: Study released last week showed autism affects one in 88 children(up from 1 in 110). Because of the increase more people are aware and want more research. Autism community is active in the media. ...Read more

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Do biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences work?

Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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This movie claims that sunscreen is bad: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=snimajagltq. Is it correct or unfounded nonsense?Thanks.

This movie claims that sunscreen is bad: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=snimajagltq. Is it correct or unfounded nonsense?Thanks.

Not true: I do not think there has been any good studies that show that sunscreen is dangerous. It is true that if you do not reply it and use it in conjunction with other good habits such as sun protective clothing and sun avoidanceyou could still end up getting a sunburn. ...Read more