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What are some good health facts on snowboarding?

What are some good health facts on snowboarding?

Use common sense: I am a skier, but have a daughter who snowboards. I would suggest if you are a beginner take lessons, get proper instruction, wear proper clothing for being outside. make sure you are in proper health, check with your doctor. be prepare to fall a lot, if you are a beginner. Don't take anything on, you can't handle. ...Read more

Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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What are the controversis on personal health records?

What are the controversis on personal health records?

No real controversie: Personal medical records are either old fashioned paper records or can be stored on the web. There are no controversies but have to be kept confidential. Especially with this computer age the web based medical records to be kept in a secure environment. Lot of information which is accurate as well can be stored in the web and easily accessible when ever you want it. ...Read more

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What're the effects of olanzapine (zyprexa) on a person's mind?

What're the effects of olanzapine (zyprexa) on a person's mind?

Depends: Usually an individuals thoughts will be more clear on zyprexa (olanzapine) assuming it is being effective in addressing the condition it is being prescribed to treat. Initially for some the medication can cause sedation, but this is usually transient. It should not damage the mind, if this is the concern. ...Read more

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Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Autism increasing: Study released last week showed autism affects one in 88 children(up from 1 in 110). Because of the increase more people are aware and want more research. Autism community is active in the media. ...Read more

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Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Fully disagree: There is NO solid evidence anywhere that gluten causes Alzheimer's disease, and there is NO relationship with Celiac disease and dementia, but Celiac disease does cause a Peripheral Small Fibre Neuropathy. We have some anecdotal cases of gluten sensitivity affecting MS indirectly, and maybe transient worsening of other conditions, but no Alzheimer's links. ...Read more

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Why is statistics high on hiv/aids amongst black people? Any insights?

Why is statistics high on hiv/aids amongst black people? Any insights?

Many theories: HIV infection is high in African Americans (AA) likely for many reasons. Some suggest that it is lack of knowledge about HIV/poor access to medical care and HIV testing. Others suggest that the stigma of having HIV and issues of homophobia within the AA community have kept people 'in the closet' or 'on the down low' and not willing to get tested or disclose to friends/family that they are HIV+. ...Read more

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What are some good links on the subject of emotional intelligence?

What are some good links on the subject of emotional intelligence?

Several useful sites: Wikipedia is almost always a good start for topics like this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/emotional_intelligence daniel goleman has a book and website on the topic: http://danielgoleman.Info/topics/emotional-intelligence/ hope that helps. ...Read more

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There seems to be a lot of conflicting information regarding the effectiveness of Wellbutrin (bupropion) on anxiety. What's the real story?

There seems to be a lot of conflicting information regarding the effectiveness of Wellbutrin (bupropion) on anxiety. What's the real story?

Not 1st choice....: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a good antidepressant, but in general is not effective for the anxiety disorders ( such as OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder). For someone without an actual anxiety disorder, it will often take care of the anxiety that can accompany a Major Depression. If someone is on an antidepressant that is treating their anxiety disorder, Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be added to help their de ...Read more

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Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

No study, but Blogs: A PH.D. has an article in Psychology Today magazine. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201112/narcissism-why-its-so-rampant-in-politics and there are lots of bloggers writing about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have read articles online claiming too frequent masturbation can negatively effect brain chemistry. Any truth? Reputable Research? How often healthy?

Have read articles online claiming too frequent masturbation can negatively effect brain chemistry. Any truth? Reputable Research? How often healthy?

Rational brain: No. There is no negative health consequences to the normal human sexual activity called masturbation. At 35 I hope you would realize that some things put on the web are there for hateful, hurtful, and dangerous propaganda. This disinformation about masturbation is completely false. ...Read more

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I read randomly on a specific subject to try and gain some knowledge also some very useful insight on neurosurgery, my question what are great reads?

I read randomly on a specific subject to try and gain some knowledge also some very useful insight on neurosurgery, my question what are great reads?

Read these: Ben carson: gifted hands ben carson: think big depending on your level of understanding, the best book to read to understand neurosurgery is mark greenberg, md's handbook of neurosurgery. This is an essential read for neurosurgery residents. ...Read more

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Been having vivid dreams, and want to look into dream analysis. Are there any helpful web sites? I've heard carl jung has some great insights..

Been having vivid dreams, and want to look into dream analysis. Are there any helpful web sites? I've heard carl jung has some great insights..

Jung societies: Most areas of the country (and much of the world) has jungian societies made up of professional branches (jungian analysts) and interested non professionals. They often hold lectures and seminars. These are a great way to network to find quality groups. If you search for "jung society..." you will find many. If you message me with your area, i will send more info. ...Read more

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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Medical advice on nescafe on human health?

Medical advice on nescafe on human health?

Coffee: Coffee has been studied for years. It seems like every few months I see info on it. Latest info I saw was it decreases the incidence of gallstones. Some instant coffee's contain partially-hydrogenated oils. These oils are not healthy at all. Coffee stains your teeth but can be bleached out ;-) http://www.bantransfats.com/abouttransfat.html ...Read more

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Recent news article referenced the one a day vitamins taked really aren't beneficial, what are your opinions?

Recent news article referenced the one a day vitamins taked really aren't beneficial, what are your opinions?

Take better Vits!: The main study cited used centrum silver, a poor-quality vitamin with inadequate doses, poor absorption, toxic synthetic vits ; toxic additives; the message isn't that vitamins aren't effective but that poor-quality vitamins don't help. See http://bit.Ly/18befjw for a detailed analysis as well as http://bit.Ly/1bimyzh for my analysis of another aspect of this same study- i'll blog about this soon. ...Read more

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I can't find any information on the medication chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg on here, any information?

I can't find any information on the medication chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg on here, any information?

Antihistamine: Chlorpheniramine is a first generation antihistamine. It has been around for a long time and is available in a lot of over the counter medications. While effective for mild allergies it can cause drowsiness in many people. Second generation antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra (fexofenadine) are often a better choice as they are non-sedating. ...Read more

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Are people on online dating sites very honest?

Are people on online dating sites very honest?

I wouldn't say Very: For safety reasons, many people choose not to reveal everything about themselves online, especially before they actually meet their potential dates. Can't say they are a dishonest person, it can be just their decision not to disclose too much due to safety concerns. ...Read more

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My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

Yes: Addiction to social media is a real issue with many young people. The best way to wean such addicts is to find more exciting but helthier or more productive alternatives to spend free time ...Read more