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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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I have problems to remember things I get lost with days sometimes I don't remember what I did yesterday or other days, I forget stuff what could it be?

I have problems to remember things I get lost with days sometimes I don't remember what I did yesterday or other days, I forget stuff what could it be?

Priority: If u r able to do ur job without any problem then it is a mater of priority. But if u forget ur duties at work then get checked by ur MD.

Like I forget anything I put on the counter while making rounds but I never forget my pts. Their room nos and their meds. ...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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I am 52 Suddenly having hard time remembering stuff when should you be concerned?

I am 52 Suddenly having hard time remembering stuff when should you be concerned?

Memory loss can: Be age-associated or a more serious neurological condition, which is far less likely. A good book on brain health is found at this Amazon link
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Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have issue with my long term memory!? Why!? I cannt remember stuff that has happen to me before...! I need hint to remeber it! Is it okay!?

I have issue with my long term memory!? Why!? I cannt remember stuff that has happen to me before...! I need hint to remeber it! Is it okay!?

Using anything: Certain drugs, rx or not, can cause problems. If you have never used anything it is likely psychologic -you are worried too much about remembering things. If you have concern would see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Are doctors pretty much geniuses for being able to know & remember so much? I like medical stuff but can't stand miniature details. How do you do that

Are doctors pretty much geniuses for being able to know & remember so much? I like medical stuff but can't stand miniature details. How do you do that

You got it all wrong: You don't need to remember everything. No one can. You DO need to know where to FIND it. Doctors are very smart people. If you've ever been around a genius, you know there's a BIG difference between a genius and a very smart person. Even docs who win Nobel Prizes usually aren't geniuses. Smarts aren't enough. Good ideas are cheap. You need the perseverance to keep at it till you find the answer. ...Read more

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I woke up at night and realised I had attended a call I don't remember taking and some stuff in my room was moved. I had a long day. Anything wrong?

I woke up at night and realised I had attended a call I don't remember taking and some stuff in my room was moved. I had a long day. Anything wrong?

You may have: Been sleep walking. Stress can help to bring it on. I had a similar incident when I was your age. I have also answered the phone when I was not fully awake & the next day the person who called said they didn't really think I was awake at the time. If sleep walking becomes a pattern, it should be evaluated. Sleep walking can be dangerous - for instance if you walk out of your home. ...Read more

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I get massive headaches, I get episodes. I forget stuff that I've just learned or read or studied. I can't remember anything I study?

I get massive headaches, I get episodes. I forget stuff that I've just learned or read or studied. I can't remember anything I study?

Headache and amnesia: Memory loss is an unusual side effect of headache. During a massive headaches attack, it’s hard to concentrate, so processing new information and storing the information is likely to be impossible. This could be misinterpreted as memory loss. I think it is important to see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've been feeling like I'm living in a dream for the last week or two. I don't remember doing things &I feel like stuff isn't real. Wht cld be wrong?

I've been feeling like I'm living in a dream for the last week or two. I don't remember doing things &I feel like stuff isn't real. Wht cld be wrong?

Dissociation: It sounds like some kind of dissociative state. I would rule out any medical conditions with your doc. If it appears psychological, then I would recommend a psychological evaluation. A psychologist can help you identify the problem and help you with treatment interventions. ...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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And I don't remember stuff like keys when I am low on estrogen. Does that mean I have short term memory loss?

And I don't remember stuff like keys when I am low on estrogen. Does that mean I have short term memory loss?

Probably not: This sort of symptom is very common and fall in the category of normal forgetfulness especially if you are young. ...Read more

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Started oxytrol patch 10 days ago. It makes me tired and lethargic constantly and have trouble remembering stuff. With this side effect fade?

Started oxytrol patch 10 days ago. It makes me tired and lethargic constantly and have trouble remembering stuff. With this side effect fade?

Yes, if...: When did you feel these symptoms, right after or few days after its use? Significant side effects on central nerve system may occur if the dose is higher than what you can tolerate although its generally recommended dose is prescribed. So, stop it & report such to the prescribing doctor for reassessment & readjustment. More on drug use? To http://www. Formefirst. Com/NewDrugUse. Html. Best... ...Read more

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Its hard for me to breathe. I get really bad headaches. Like all the time. And its really hard for me to remember stuff. Possible low oxygen levels?

Its hard for me to breathe. I get really bad headaches. Like all the time. And its really hard for me to remember stuff. Possible low oxygen levels?

Possibly: Difficulty breathing and headaches are potentially serious symptoms. I would get into your primary care as soon as you can. Testing oxygen levels is a simple matter of putting your finger in a probe that most offices have these days. That said, presuming you are typically healthy, low oxygen levels would not be the first thing to come to my mind as an explanation for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion? (been a week since I hit head) I'm dizzy, tired, difficulty remembering some stuff and focusing, headaches, not thinking clear

Do I have a concussion? (been a week since I hit head) I'm dizzy, tired, difficulty remembering some stuff and focusing, headaches, not thinking clear

Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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