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What is the average life span in the twentyfirst century?

What is the average life span in the twentyfirst century?

Varies: Average life span is different from country to country, and varies by sex and race as well. It is calculated from birth in most cases, but can be listed starting at any age (expected further life span). Depending upon these factors, it can vary from 50 years at birth to 80 years. These are easily looked up for your circumstance. Look for actuarial tables. ...Read more

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What is a good way to stay hydrated when doing a century ride?

What is a good way to stay hydrated when doing a century ride?

Hydration backpack.: There are many styles of hydration backpackes to select from. ...Read more

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What could a dull contant pain in the chest be symptomatic of?

What could a dull contant pain in the chest be symptomatic of?

Costochondritis: If it hurts when you push on it, and it is near your breast bone, then inflammation of the joint between your ribs and your breast bone, aka costochondritis is possible. If the problem does not go away, call your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the common causes for contant morning headaches for non drinkers?

What are the common causes for contant morning headaches for non drinkers?

Anything: You could be having migraines, tension headaches, eye strain or sinus headaches. Sometimes dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring or chronic sinus allergies can cause headaches. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but no matter how hard I try I can't.any tips?

I want to lose weight but no matter how hard I try I can't.any tips?

Losing weight: It is a complex matter and is more effective when individualised. However general guidelines include reducing total calories, increasing fiber, decreasing simple carbonhydrates and both resistance and aerobic excercise and getting restful 7-8hrs of sleep. ...Read more

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What would be the three most important points to include in a public nutrition program that is directed toward the 21st century?

What would be the three most important points to include in a public nutrition program that is directed toward the 21st century?

My thoughts: If I understood what you are looking for:
1- pesticides, genetic engineering crops safety, chemicals plaguing even the most reliable/ healthy and recommended food products
2- sugar, sweeteners, fat, salt, alcohol to be considered worst enemies (we can expect lots of resistance to change this for many reasons.
3- soon we might face a food/water/health crisis everywhere in the us and the world. ...Read more

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Could giving birth have to hurt in the 21th century?

Could giving birth have to hurt in the 21th century?

There are many: Ways to manage delivery pain. But please, don't think for a minute that all the women in the world have access to the marvels of modern medicine. Women in many countries still deliver their babies in primitive settings without the assistance of physicians. ...Read more

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If I contantly take medication for bv. Will that decrease my chance of ge?

If I contantly take medication for bv. Will that decrease my chance of ge?

Bacterial vaginosis: It should not be necessary to take medication for BV continually. If this is not clearing up satisfactorily with the treatment you are receiving you may be becoming recolonized with these organisms by your sexual partner, and this should be discussed with your ob/gyn doctor. Depending upon the treatment there is a possibility it may interfere with sperm viability. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating leprosy with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating leprosy with home remedies. Why can't i?

Leprosy Remedies: Chaulmoogra Oil has some antibacterial qualities so it has sometimes been helpful – but why turn to this when there is EXTREMELY effective treatment available - dapson, rifampicin & clofazimine. Some remedies might v sx's but are not curative. Azadirachta indica may act as a soothing antiseptic & Centella Asiatica may help wi pigmentation & inflammation. Please discuss wi your physician before > ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating cataract with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating cataract with home remedies. Why can't i?

Not true: There are no known 'home remedies', natural supplements, or medication with any proven efficacy in treating cataracts. Currently the treatment is observation, refractive correction (glasses etc) until surgery is indicated. I'm hopeful that, in the future, non surgical treatments will become available to this common condition. ...Read more

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Y feed babies solids at 6 months if they are fine starting at 4? And used to feed at 4 for centuries

Y feed babies solids at 6 months if they are fine starting at 4? And used to feed at 4 for centuries

New data: We have the advantage of living in a modern age of information; we now know that babies do just as well - in fact, better - if feeding of solid foods is delayed until 6 months. Only breast milk should be given during the first six months. ...Read more

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I m diabetic for 10 years now. Sadly, collective knowledge of 21 century haven't came up with cure rather management. Scientific community failed?

I m diabetic for 10 years now. Sadly, collective knowledge of 21 century haven't came up with cure rather management. Scientific community failed?

Diabetic: You report that you have type 2 diabetes. Are you sure you don't have type 1 diabetes? You report three medicines - do you really need all three?
What is your height, weight, and body mass index?

Please go online and look up a number of articles that cover type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Once you have done that please let me know! ...Read more

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Why in us so many people died from flu in last century?

Why in us so many people died from flu in last century?

New virus/no Rx: The most serious epidemic was the 1918 epidemic, which killed 50-130 million people worldwide. Using the lower number in the estimate, that's 3% of the population. This kind of pandemic occurs when there's a big change (antigenic shift) in the flu virus, so that no one has partial immunity. Mortality was also high because we had no anti-flu drugs and no antibiotics to treat complications. ...Read more

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Is rheumatic fever still occuring this century, in the u.S.?

Is rheumatic fever still occuring this century, in the u.S.?

YES: But infrequently. Strep throat is the predisposing factor, but since this has been treated aggressively by most doctors, we rarely see acute rheumatic fever. Last case I remember was 13 years ago. ...Read more

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I'm contantly worried bout cancer. What's aches and pains are normal and when should a person worry?

Worry not: This is why annual physical exams and being current on screening tests is important. In general minor aches & pains that go away are not cancer. Unexplained weight loss, bleeding, masses that enlarge are more concerning, but cancer can be very subtle too. Follow your doctors advise, eat a healthy diet and live an active lifestyle to reside your risk. And yes, no smoking please - it's not cool. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating high cholesterol with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating high cholesterol with home remedies. Why can't i?

Who's stopping you: If you really want to embrace the nature driven health program like it was over centuries no one will stop you. You seem enamored to this idea they did it well over centuries. Do so if you want. Remember the average lifespan for much of that period was under 40 yrs. Enjoy the idea while you can, but don't expect to live long and prosper. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

Not true!: For centuries some "children and adults did ok…". The rest died horrible deaths of tetanus or lost limbs to terrible infections. As long as you are comfortable not using hundreds of years of progress to improve your odds of a good outcome, there is no reason not to use the same remedies they used. Understand, though, that they would have given anything to have better tools! ...Read more

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How has the number of unintended pregnancies per fertile woman changed in the united states over the past half century?

How has the number of unintended pregnancies per fertile woman changed in the united states over the past half century?

Trend is down: The overall statistics suggest a drop in this number. It is difficult to arrive at, because many who get pregnant and didn't want it, do not advertise that fact. Many of these are terminated which also skews the statistics. It is interesting that the percentage of pregnancies in single women are highest in the states termed "red" and much lower in the blue states. ...Read more

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We are in the 21 century and no cure for fibromyalgia. Why? Are there recent researches for that horrible painful disease. Please tell me.

We are in the 21 century and no cure for fibromyalgia. Why? Are there recent researches for that horrible painful disease. Please tell me.

Wrong Theories: Clinical researchers are looking for virus, immune disorder, or genetic cause. To my mind, changes seen in these arenas are not causes, but are effects; except for joint hypermobility syndrome (inherited). The cause is primary pelvic girdle injury leading to tilted body & chronic & widely ranging muscle spasms. Since cause multivarient, cure is multivarient. True cause explained at quora. Com. ...Read more

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Being used to spice rich curried food over the half century of my life now with high BP 140/90 I am advised to cut down on sodium and weight. How?

Being used to spice rich curried food over the half century of my life now with high BP 140/90 I am advised to cut down on sodium and weight. How?

Only reduce salt if:: While on a average increased sodium increases the risk of heart disease, actually only about 25% of people will have reduced blood pressure by limiting sodium. Try a low-sodium diet for a week- see if it lowers BP ; if it goes up when you eat more salt then keep it low; for most it makes no difference. For weight loss I advise dr. Fuhrman's diet and exercise. See comment for links. ...Read more

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We are in the 21 st century and how still we do not have a cure for fibromyalgia which is one worse chronic diseases. And why? Is there any hope for?

We are in the 21 st century and how still we do not have a cure for fibromyalgia which is one worse chronic diseases. And why? Is there any hope for?

Working on it: Fibromyalgia is a disease invented by a pharmaceutical company just 20 years ago or so. There is research being done on it. However, it's not one of the worst diseases by a long shot although it can be debilitating. Cancer, diabetes, & heart disease are far worse, affect many more people, & have existed for generations. No one ever died of fibromyalgia. Millions have died of the other 3. Good luck. ...Read more

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Some cultures use drugs for centuries (like khat) is "addiction" just a modern phenomenon? Can addictive substances be used safely in other cultures?

Some cultures use drugs for centuries (like khat) is "addiction" just a modern phenomenon? Can addictive substances be used safely in other cultures?

Universal: Addiction occurs in every culture and every country. There is no safe place to use addictive substances. If you have a genetic predisposition to addiction, refrain completely. Remember, "No matter where you go, there you are."
the image here is khat teeth.
A detailed review of consequences of KHAT is available here
http://apt. Rcpsych. Org/content/9/6/456.full ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating broken ankle with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating broken ankle with home remedies. Why can't i?

You are Incorrect!!: Some people will heal with compression, splinting and ice. But some people are permanantly impaired without proper casting or surgery if needed. You are misinformed if you believe everyone with broken ankles healed without any problems, before the onset of modern medicine. If you wish to gamble......? ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat century eggs? How about 2 yo child? It says it doesn't contain lead. Thanks

Can pregnant women eat century eggs? How about 2 yo child? It says it doesn't contain lead. Thanks

Century eggs: If they don't contain lead or other heavy metals as arsenic, and from a trusted licensed healthy source, then they would be safe, but this is still a delicacy and a pregnant lady or a 2 year old child can do well without and go for regular eggs, bon apetit ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia, or, as it was known a century ago, dementia praecox, in fact a premature dementia?

Is schizophrenia, or, as it was known a century ago, dementia praecox, in fact a premature dementia?

Schizophrenia: 267 M Canada Asks: Is schizophrenia, or, as it was known a century ago, dementia praecox, in fact a premature dementia? ANS: No. But folks may appear demented during an episode. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why there was so much opposition to smallpox vaccination throughout the nineteenth century.?

Can you tell me why there was so much opposition to smallpox vaccination throughout the nineteenth century.?

Smallpox vaccine?: “Edward Jenner and the history of smallpox and vaccination” by Stefan Riedel MD, PhD is a fascinating read. Appears that Benjamin Jesty was the first to vaccinate against smallpox (1737-1816). See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1200696/ ** I read the article - but didn't see anything about opposition to smallpox vaccine in the 1800's. ...Read more

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