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Did all those newsmen who smoked nonfilter cigarettes die young? It is hard to remember.

Did all those newsmen who smoked nonfilter cigarettes die young? It is hard to remember.

Newsmen who smoked: There is data comparing lifespan of smokers and non smokers. The result suggests a strong correlation between early death and smoking. ...Read more

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What is aids nowadays that people don't seem to die from it anymore? I remember the 1980's.

What is aids nowadays that people don't seem to die from it anymore? I remember the 1980's.

Still serious: Aids is still the same disease, but there are better meds to keep it under control. People who are hiv+ without full-blown aids can be asymptomatic. However, we are seeing more long-term problems: new cancers from the depressed immune system, kidney problems, etc. This is still a terrible disease, and we can't stop being vigilant in terms of education and preventive measures, exp. Safe sex. ...Read more

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Whenever I hear songs I remember people who went away, I really want to die and can't lie to myself anymore, please any pills? : (

Whenever I hear songs I remember people who went away, I really want to die and can't lie to myself anymore, please any pills? : (

Depression: You need to speak to a counselor as sson as possible. Call your local crisis center and start to process of getting treated for your feelings. If you can't find the number, call the local emergency department and tell them how you feel and they should be able to connect you with the appropriate provider/counselor to start your treatment process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking someone else's medication? I've been depressed all my life. I remember wanting to die as early as 10. My foster parents never cared and don't believe depression is real. They also don't trust doctors so I've never been. My best friend is also depre

Taking someone else's medication? I've been depressed all my life. I remember wanting to die as early as 10. My foster parents never cared and don't believe depression is real. They also don't trust doctors so I've never been. My best friend is also depre

A lot: There is a lot of stigma about mental health, and a lot of ignorance that goes with it. Depression is very real and if you have it you should discuss it with your physician who can provide you with appropriate treatment. It is never ok to take someone elses medications as you don't know how it would affect you and what dose would be ok for you and other interactions and negative effects. Get help. ...Read more

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Hi...I'm a 52 yo woman and have noticed my hands tremble occasionally and I'm having a really hard time remembering things. My mother died two years ago from an atypical Parkinson's disease and I'm scared to death i'll suffer the same fate b/c my med

Hi...I'm a 52 yo woman and have noticed my hands tremble occasionally and I'm having a really hard time remembering things. My mother died two years ago from an atypical Parkinson's disease and I'm scared to death i'll suffer the same fate b/c my med

See your doctor: This is probably not parkinson's, since memory is not impaired early in the disease.

Don't wonder/worry about it, but see your doctor for a complete history and physical, likely followed by a consultation with a neurologist. Once you find out what is going on, you will be much better prepared to deal with it. ...Read more

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How can I remember where I parked?

How can I remember where I parked?

Brain Fog: You may be suffering from cognitive dysfunction, "brain fog", brought on by underlying conditions that affect mental function, performance and memory loss. Many times, this may be due to lack of hormones (thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, dhea & pregnenolone) and/or b vitamin deficiencies. Have these evaluated and treated. Most times, your brain function will return. ...Read more

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I can't remember my childhood is it bad?

I can't remember my childhood is it bad?

Very unusual: If you truly cannot remember anything in your childhood, I would wonder if there was some traumatic event that occurred. If your memory of recent events is normal, and you can recall things that happened last week, your inability to recall your childhood would possibly mean that there may have been events that were traumatic or upsetting. Perhaps seeing a psychiatrist would be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I remember things i´m going to need?

How can I remember things i´m going to need?

Keep lists: Letting yourself rely upon lists of things to keep yourself better organized is a wonderful strategy. Keepings a list of groceries you'll need, errands you'll need to run, things you'll need to do when you're at target, etc., will enable you to focus on the more important things in life, without getting bogged down with all the details. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to remember things?

When will my baby be able to remember things?

Very early: Let's put it this way: a child whom I gave a first shot at 1-2 months of age, usually looks at me very suspiciously at the next visit. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my remembering power?

What can I do to increase my remembering power?

Multiple things: Eat and sleep well, keep alcohol to a minimum. Read more and do things that challenge your memory on a regular basis, like puzzles, math problems, and other types of mentally stimulating games that you enjoy. Limit TV and video game time and use all your senses to help you remember things. Read up on other things you can do to preserve and enhance memory. ...Read more

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Why is remembering a name important re: memory issues?

Why is remembering a name important re: memory issues?

One name isn't: Forgetting more than one may not even be a problem, but it's a possible sign and easy to notice. Unimportant names are nothing to worry about if other cognitive functions are good. Names that do matter to you would be a greater concern - as are difficulties functioning as well as you have been. Naming is a specific act so tests can measure it. A screening may help you relax and early Tx's good. ...Read more

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I can't remember certain words! What can be causing this?

I can't remember certain words! What can be causing this?

See your doctor: He/she can refer you for neuropsychiatric testing to see specifically what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Why can't/don't I remember large portions of my childhood?

Why can't/don't I remember large portions of my childhood?

What age?: Many folks remember little before pre-school, except for very emotional events. If the lack of memory goes well into grade school it may have something to do with lack of motivation to remember or maybe even some trauma that you'd rather not remember. A clinical psychologist can help you sort that out. If the latter is the situation he/she can help you possibly recall or live peacefully w/it. ...Read more

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Can anyone remember what happened to him when he was baby?

Can anyone remember what happened to him when he was baby?

Not really: Most studies using age regression hypnosis show kids can remember back as far as age 2-3, depending on the kid studied. Testimonials to the contrary sometimes appear, but cannot be confirmed. There is some confusion over how easy it can be to plant false childhood memories during therapy. ...Read more

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I can't remember anything, what can I do to help my memory?

I can't remember anything, what can I do to help my memory?

See your doctor: If your memory is genuinely that bad, especially if it's worsening so that you are noticing (ask the people close to you....They may be noticing even more than you are), then you need to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Why can't I remember what happened to me when I was a k id?

Why can't I remember what happened to me when I was a k id?

Need more details: Don't know what exactly you mean or what is the nature of help you want. Please provide further information. Do you have memory or emotional problems? ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot remember anything from my childhood?

What to do if I cannot remember anything from my childhood?

Memory: Is this new? Or longstanding? If it's new, check with your physician about a medical problem. If it is longstanding, it may be a sign of old trauma, that you have repressed, and counseling may help with that. ...Read more

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Why can't I seem to remember things no matter how hard I try?

Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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How far back are you supposed to remember from your childhood?

How far back are you supposed to remember from your childhood?

It varies a lot.: Some say they can recall events at 1 or 2 years of age. Children in elementary school challenge even their parents recall of the child's early events. By the time we are in our mid to late 20s not much prior to age 4 or 5 is recalled. Studies have compared actual known childhood events to our recall of those events. Recalled memories were found to be composites of several events, not one event. ...Read more