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Eoin Mc Carthy
If studies show vaccines don't cause autism why do celebrities like jenny mccarthy still claim it?
They're confused: Celebrities aren't experts. They have opinions just like anyone else. Their opinions are personal, and unsupported by data or research. Believe competent experts, not hollywood idiots. ...Read more
Touch the HOME icon?: On an ipad, I can pinch the screen, and the app closes. There might be an "x" on a tab for the app, that also closes the app. I haven't used this on android (methyltestosterone), (methyltestosterone) but there should be a "home" symbol or icon that you can touch to leave the app and go to the home page. There also might be an "x" on a tab for the app on android (methyltestosterone). Healthtap is a really good info source, with >13, 000 volunteer doctors now! ...Read more
Talk to your partner: It's not clear to me what you mean by "more exited". Are you asking to increase your sex drive or libido? Or to deal w/erectile dysfunction? Or some other issue? All are addressed differently to some extent. But at the same time, good nutrition, regular exercise & healthy lifestyle are imperative. In other words, don't smoke and don't drink to excess. Plus don't do drugs. Write back w/specific qs. ...Read more
No controlled studies have been done.
Some women report transient swelling, and are happy.
It is certainly only transient, lasting for 8+ hours by reports.
Don't purchase a large supply if you are going to try it!! ...Read more
Losing weight: Doesn't quite work like that. Even if your weight were to be lower right after exercise, it is just from sweat loss. In order to track weight loss, weigh yourself at the same time (preferably in the morning) every day. Chart your weight over time, and you will pick up the trend. Don't worry, weight fluctuates day to day. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Epi x 2: Agitation, jitters, feeling weak, pallor (pale skin), emesis, diarrhea, etc. But if you are anaphylaxing, there is nothing else to give or use. Only epi will save your life. We give twin paks because many people require a 2nd dose. Epinephrine only lasts 30 minutes after being given. Give 1st dose and call 911. ...Read more
Only if unanswered: One can edit her question only if it has not been answered. If there is a link from an email from HealthTap, one can follow that link to go edit the question. If an unanswered question appears under one's Activity page or Activity screen, one can click on the question there and go to edit the question. Otherwise, the question is not editable, but a person can submit a new correct question. ...Read more
Perception.: Sadly, in america being thin is prized. Thin people are extensively used a role models (see ffilm, advertising etc). As a result, someone can come to perceive only thin people as being "normal". Our perception of healthy becomes warped. My guess is that you scrutinize your body and weight a little too much. How about aiming for healthy rather than thin? Take care. ...Read more
Interesting question: There are certainly some people with antisocial personality disorder whose exploitative and devious behavior towards others might be called "evil." however, I think there are some whose behavior is not due to a medical condition but is a conscious choice. Serial killers, career criminals, etc. These may act with extreme cruelty and sadism towards others, and are untreatable with any therapy. ...Read more
Is this new?: Many things can cause anxiety including an anxiety disorder, of course, but also thyroid problems, too much caffeine, nicotine or any other substances, any new medications, new stress in your life. My question would be whether or not this is brand new anxiety or if you've had it for awhile. Treatments include psychotherapy, medications, relaxation strategies. I"d be happy to talk more with you. ...Read more
Slow and steady: It takes a while to put on weight and the best way to be successful in losing it is to be slow about it as well. With a well controlled diet and exercise plan, you should anticipate 1/2 - 2 lbs per week. More than that can set you up for gaining it back quickly. With this calculation, you should plan to take at least 2 months and often more for the 15 lbs. Have your physician give you a plan. ...Read more
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Many causes: You may be eating too much for the amount of exercise you are doing or are not exercising with enough intensity or enough time to get the benefits. Could also be hormonal, thyroid, medications. See your doctor and get checked out if you have not recently. ...Read more
Yes: Even if your ability to maintain an erection and ejaculate has not yet recovered, a stroke would not have affected sperm production. However, many medical conditions that predispose one to a stroke are also linked to a low sperm count. If you are trying to conceive your doctor can perform a sperm count and offer detailed advice. ...Read more
Need more info: Where does it hurt? And need details about the pain. It is best to see a doctor and have it evaluated, diagnosed and the it can be treated. ...Read more
Practice: Lasting longer is all about mental control. Practice on your own (yes, that means masturbate), or (safely) with your female partner, concentrating on delaying climax (that feeling where you have to finish) as long as possible. Just like with a sport, the more you practice, the better you'll be. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sun exposure: Freckles are genetically based and sun induced. For some people it does not take a lot of sun to cause freckling. Also it is good that you use sun screens but they do not block 100% of the sun. Also remember that most sunscreens start losing there effect after 90 minutes of being out in the sun. ...Read more
Get checked!: Your symptom is concerning and deserves to be addressed by your doctor. The digestive tract is long and complex, but the early portions will likely reveal the problem. There may be other organs such as the lymph tissues or thyroid that physically impinge on the digestive tract or there may be nerve controls involved. You are young and your nutritional status may be suffering! ...Read more
Thyroid: Have your thyroid level checked - it's a simple blood test. If your thyroid function is low, it may be causing you to feel cold. ...Read more
Diet: If you are exercising as much as your friend but are not noticing the same results, it is probably related to the difference in the diet each of you are consuming. If you are trying to lose weight, you need to limit your caloric intake in addition to exercising. There also can be a genetic component involved, but the most likely answer is related to what and how much you are eating. ...Read more
Please ask a: Question. If you tell us about your problem someone will try to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more