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Love and Education: One of my favorite writers on this topic is dr. James gilligan. His studies of the rehabilitation of violent criminals has shown that re-humanizing people with love, respect, and education has been effective in stemming aggressive behavior among violent offenders. By contrast, degradation, humiliation, intimidation, and threats tend to increase violence. ...Read more
Are strawberry stems bad to eat my 3 yr son was eating strawberries and when i wasn't looking he ate the stems too.
No! they are good : They are healthy and contain nutrients, shouldn't harm him at all. ...Read more
No, steam is drying: Steam removed natural oils that keep skin healthy. ...Read more
Can we chop the stem of the mushroom or just the head of it while cooking? Why don't we eat the stem of it?
Can eat the stem: Absolutely no problem eating the stem of mushrooms- edible and delicious; no need to waste it. While button/portabella mushrooms are the ones most often sold in the us, other mushrooms are delicious ; have even more health benefits, such as shiitake, maitake ; oyster mushrooms.Be sure to cook them as raw mushrooms have toxins that are destroyed by cooking. Cooking also makes them easier to digest. ...Read more
Majority of my failures in life stem from p.o.t.s. due Sjogren. (Not pot.)I had 2 finally diagnose myself.Since not that rare why is this so unknown?
Criteria not clear: The criteria for POTS is not clear. It can be related to what's called postural orthostatic there a group of symptoms that go with it and the low blood pressure may present after prolonged standing. People will have various symptoms from lightheadedness, feigning you're near fainting general weakness, rapid heartbeat or palpitations, tremors, shortness of breath and chest discomfort anit can be related to what's called postural orthostatic tech Cardia there a group of symptoms that go with it and the low blood pressure may present after prolonged standing. People will have various symptoms from lightheadedness, feigning you're near fainting general weakness, rapid heartbeat or palpitations, tremors, shortness of breath and chest discomfort and pain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was eating a banana and found a brown stem like part inside of it. Found at the bottom when done eating it. Is that supposed to be there? never seen
Normal: What you described is normal for bananas and eating the part will not do any harm. ...Read more
Definition stem cell: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are still very unspecialized, and are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). Adult stem cells are multipotent ("a limited potential for differentiation"}. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on cell type: There are a variety of stem cell types, including embryonic, which reside in a 4 day old embryo; vs.adult stem cells, which reside in mature tissues. Bone marrow stem cells are the only type in routine use and may be harvested from marrow aspirations, peripheral blood mobilization, or umbilical cord blood. Induced progenitor cells may be made in the lab from other cell types through gene therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be: Science has not evolved enough to provide a clear cut answer, with examples. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Stem: Two types, embryonic which cells can develop into any tissue or organ; adult - cells which are within tissues to help maintain themselves or regenerate/repair damage tissues. Adult cells are derived from fat tissue (by liposuction) and from bone marrow. Exciting use in tendon/ligament, muscle, joint, chronic wounds, radiation damage, etc. Are currently being used with platelet conc to heal tissu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wrong Forum: I am sorry, but our private musings about science are not in any way the purpose of Health Tap. We are here to teach, and help patients with real medical problems. Politics are not on our agenda here. Perhaps you can find a different forum to debate or discuss the politically sensitive topics. ...Read more
Yes: Harvesting of fat stem-stromal cells & bone marrow is possible. Some are storing these (cryopres) for future applicaitons. Lipoaspiration provides the most numbers of mscs, and is currently used in many clinical applications in plastic surgery, wounds, and musculoskeletal disorders. ...Read more
Yes important source: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers