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Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

No: According to the CDC, US men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence (17% lifetime) than women (8%). Men also have much higher rates of injury and hospitalization related to alcohol. Male drivers are twice as likely to be intoxicated in fatal car accidents than female drivers. Men who commit suicide are more likely than women to have consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

Many: Anyone can suffer serious effects from cigarette smoking. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and make all respiratory problems (asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, emphysema) much worse. Smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, nails and tongue, causing terrible breath. ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with teen alcohol?

What health risks are associated with teen alcohol?

Teen alcohol: Squeglia et al in 2012 showed that adolescents who drink heavily in their teenage years exhibit less efficient processing of information and have less activation in certain brain areas than those who do not start to drink. The researchers also found that the teens who drank heavily had brains that were less efficient at processing information than the nondrinkers. ...Read more

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I have smoked for 4-5 years. Health risks?

I have smoked for 4-5 years. Health risks?

Yes: Smoke contains an uncounted number of toxins and damaging substances. Your lungs especially, and your body as well has to accomodate your putting them inside in the form of smoke. It will take several years for your health risk to approach normal after smoking for 4-5 years. ...Read more

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Are painters at risk for any health problems?

Are painters at risk for any health problems?

Painting: Paint is lead free these days, but fumes can make one feel nauseated. It is the place where you are painting which may be more dangerous. For example, an old building can have lead in old wall paint, painting in high places wothout proper safety equipment can result in injury, etc... ...Read more

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Addicted to cornflour. Any negative health effects?

Addicted to cornflour. Any negative health effects?

Lots of calories: As well as the underlying psychological issues related to the pica. In addition, there may be some adverse effects on the absorption of vitamins and other essential nutrients. There is often some underlying trauma issue that leads to the compulsive ingestion of non-food substances, including clay, other kinds of dirt, ice and things like corn flour. I would suggest a mental health evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of combining hydrocondone and valium? 50 years old excellent heath.

What are the health risks of combining hydrocondone and valium? 50 years old excellent heath.

The : The risks are decreased mental status, and respiratory depression. Respiratory depression is the big risk, as it could cause cessation of respiration and cardiovascular effects if the dosage was too high. Patients should not be on these medications in the long term except in rare situations. ...Read more

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Are fireworks smoke safe for pregnant women?

Are fireworks smoke safe for pregnant women?

Minimal toxicity: While concentrated fireworks smoke is likely to be harmful, these are ignited out of doors and are quickly diluted by the atmosphere and wind. It is highly unlikely that you would inhale enough to harm either yourself or your developing baby. ...Read more

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Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Actually women: have more problems with alcohol than men in terms of organ damage, particularly liver and heart damage. However, there are other inherited predispositions that relate to how much damage alcohol will do any given individual. Alcohol is water soluble, and since women have (in general) more fat, alcohol is more concentrated in women, who also absorb more alcohol directly from their stomach. ...Read more

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What are health risks to woman from being chubby all her life?

What are health risks to woman from being chubby all her life?

Many: It depends - how chubby is chubby? In general, the more fat someone carries, the higher their risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Many cancers occur more often in overweight and obese individuals. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about the benefits of metformin? Do its benefits outweigh inherent risks?

Can anyone tell me about the benefits of metformin? Do its benefits outweigh inherent risks?

Liver production glu: For diabetes it's cost effective medicine to reduce glucose production of liver ( gluconeogenesis) which reduces morning blood sugars. It may affect weight gain. It is being studied in europe for breast cancer reduction. Overall good medication. Best meds diabetes are glp-1-victozalilly/ Byetta which work on actual mechanism of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the health risks for sedation? Are there long term health risks due to heavy sedation?

What are the health risks for sedation? Are there long term health risks due to heavy sedation?

Short term : Risks include hypotension and respiratory depression. You should be properly monitored and the medication should be administered by a dedicated, well trained physician. The only long term risks relate directly to complications experienced during the procedure. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Higher risk : For addiction, but otherwise there is little evidence for adverse effects on adult children of mothers who used heroin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What health risks increase after nightfall?

What health risks increase after nightfall?

None. It's healthy.: "Nightfall" is a euphemism for nocturnal emissions, a man having an ejaculation while he's asleep from rubbing his pajamas, bedclothes, etc. It's healthy and normal and it's something you should enjoy. It's certain to happen unless you ejaculate during the day fairly often by whatever means. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong and may well be trying to manipulate you by phony fears. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with smoking?

There are None: There are no known health benifits of smoking tobacco products & smoking anything else is debateable except that there is some evidence that smoking pot does decrease the side-effects of some anti-cancer treatments. Smoking causes a wide range of problems from copd, emphysema, oral cancer, to lung cancer. ...Read more

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Serious teen sexual health/pregnancy question. I'm desperate.?

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Serious teen sexual health/pregnancy question. I'm desperate.?

What is question?: You are free to go ahead and ask any question you would like, and not be judged. If you are desperate would be happy to try and help. ...Read more