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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?
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
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?
Does lithium and lamictal do anything to improve symptoms of borderline personality disorder? I read on nimh.nih.gov, the answer is no. Just verifying
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?
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