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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...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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Can someone really hack into health records online?

Encryption: Computerized health records are usually well protected. However, if emails to and from patients and providers are not encrypted these could be intercepted by someone who has no need to know. ...Read more

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What's the controversy over stem cell research? Didnt obama fix things?

What's the controversy over stem cell research? Didnt obama fix things?

No fix by Obama: Obama regulatory issues have compounded difficulties in obtaining research funding for both embryonic & adult derived stem cell. More research is being developed for use of adult deirved tissue than embryonic. Both hold great promise, with embryonic in the far distant future. Adult stem cell therapies are exploding in applications and uses. Government part of problem, not the solution. ...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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Trying to link-up with fittvs namiste yoga website - the omni vision productions (of canada) website. Help?

Trying to link-up with fittvs namiste yoga website - the omni vision productions (of canada) website. Help?

Try this: I think your problem was misspelling "namaste." i think this is the site you are looking for: http://www.Namaste.Tv/. ...Read more

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Would looking at videos of real violence desensitize someone?

Would looking at videos of real violence desensitize someone?

It can: People should not do anything to the exclusion of other activities. If you watch violent videos, you should be over 18 and limit the amount of time you participate in this activity. Those with trauma histories may be harmed more by violent videos than those without trauma histories. If violent videos upset you or give you nightmares, or other symptoms, see a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

No one can tell you: Clearly you are not content and feel unable to find a solution for changing him. I think it would be a mistake to trust any 'yes/no' answer to your '?'. It might be the way this will go, but there may be other options too. Try to find a therapist to help you think t through and perhaps provide or refer for couples Tx. Be patient as you seek a solution - it will help. ...Read more

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Met some people who used RSO (RickSimpson Oil) cannabis oil to cure their cancer, left out (cancer) last question. Thoughts on validity of claim?

Met some people who used RSO (RickSimpson Oil) cannabis oil to cure their cancer, left out (cancer) last question. Thoughts on validity of claim?

Cannabis oil: This oil has not been evaluated to FDA standards in order to determine its efficacy or safety. This does not mean it is not safe or effective, but up until now most research has been done by advocates. Do you think it plausible that a single oil could cure all cancer types as claimed? ...Read more

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Fraud: Best site is www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/protectyourself/healthfraud.

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I have windows 7 operating system. Internet explorer browser. I can not access any physicians about, network, or accolade tabs. What's wrong?

I have windows 7 operating system. Internet explorer browser. I can not access any physicians about, network, or accolade tabs. What's wrong?

IE: Make sure you inactivate the pop-up blocker function and make sure that you have downloaded all the necessary updates reommended by the microsoft. If still does not work - download mozilla (www.Mozilla.Com)- which is another browser then jyou can access the healthtap through mozilla instead of the internet explorer. ...Read more

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Ocd focus on hems, hem blood on barefoot.Erp therapy requires iooking at hem photos.Idea where to find medical pics of them online?Intrnet reslts iffy.

Ocd focus on hems, hem blood on barefoot.Erp therapy requires iooking at hem photos.Idea where to find medical pics of them online?Intrnet reslts iffy.

OCD and Exposure Tx: I'm not sure where you are searching, but just doing a quick google image search for hemorrhoids brings up a lot of fairly graphic photos. Exposure / response prevention therapy is most effective when working with a therapist who guides you through it and tailors the treatment to your particular situation. I would not recommend a "do it yourself" approach. ...Read more

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Do universities or researches ever recruit for case studies? (not looking to get paid) neurology, maybe psychiatry psychology?

Do universities or researches ever recruit for case studies? (not looking to get paid) neurology, maybe psychiatry psychology?

Yes: Look up clinicaltrials.Gov on the internet. You can find studies that might be of interest to you and give information on recruitment. ...Read more

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Suggestions for uninsured 32yo woman to work through health phobias at home? Books, audio, internet sites? Out of work, no money to see counselor :-(

Suggestions for uninsured 32yo woman to work through health phobias at home? Books, audio, internet sites? Out of work, no money to see counselor :-(

Resources: Books on cognitive-behavioral therapy by aaron beck or david burns, specifically to treat phobias and anxiety disorders. You need grounding in the cognitive model to understand your thinking, feeling and avoidant behavior better. Browse for titles on amazon then go to the library or bookstore for reading. ...Read more

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Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read more

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