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Do biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences work?

Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Advice/tips/info about showers, hair, clothes, deodorant/body odor- gym hygiene etc. What machines should I use for first time members?

Advice/tips/info about showers, hair, clothes, deodorant/body odor- gym hygiene etc. What machines should I use for first time members?

Gym Shower Stalls: Consider every surface in the gym and on every piece of equipment as having some infectious disease. Therefore you should always dress for the part. This means that you should always wear at least a shirt and gym shorts never taking those off. When using the equipment make sure is it clean, and disinfected. Wear flops in the shower to prevent foot fungus, or shower with a small towel as a floor ma. ...Read more

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Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Safe but: Whether it works or not is another question. As for the dose, there is no scientific study on this especially given that the potency of the active ingredient(s) among different batches of the plants are not known and have not been standardized. Having said that, most people should be able to tolerate up to 4 cups of herbal tea daily as a rule of thumb- again just my personal opinion. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used neoprene shorts to lose water weight?

Has anyone ever used neoprene shorts to lose water weight?

Not the answer.: This can make transient (temporary changes) but really is not the answer to weight loss. Eating healthfully and staying active need to be the guiding principals. ...Read more

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So many asthma triggers ok at home ecept cooking smells. Smoke perfume cologne flowers, cleaning fluids. Going out scary b/c triggers everywhere. Nrml peak flow am will be 700 but 475 in pm, what do?

So many asthma triggers ok at home ecept cooking smells. Smoke perfume cologne flowers, cleaning fluids. Going out scary b/c triggers everywhere. Nrml peak flow am will be 700 but 475 in pm, what do?

Escalate treatment: Need to move past just using rescue inhaler to inhaled corticosteroids. You may feel like you are doing okay with only evening symptoms, but in the long term you may still be damaging your lungs and may develop copd. Consult your doctor for additional medication. ...Read more

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I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

Sure: Yoga can be an incredibly wonderful activity. I practice regularly and love it. However, you can also hurt yourself in yoga if you do not have instruction or if you try to do something that you are not ready for. I generally recommend to my patients interested in yoga to go to classes and then to use tapes/dvds only when they have gained some experience and no what to do and what not to do. ...Read more

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Can you get warts (HPV viruss) from trying on clothes, bathing suits, shoes etc. in a store?

Can you get warts (HPV viruss) from trying on clothes, bathing suits, shoes etc. in a store?

Nope: No risk, even if the clothes were tried on by someone with a genital HPV infection. Genital HPV infection is only acquired by sex with an infected person. ...Read more

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Are glow-in-the-dark pajama safe?

Are glow-in-the-dark pajama safe?

Likely safe to wear: Glow-in-the-dark clothing is probably safe. The material that glows is not radioactive, and does not emit any light unless it first absorbs some light. Over time, the material fades as it emits out the light energy that it absorbed. Since glow-in-the-dark pajamas are a novelty item, they need not be used if one has concerns about long-term or environmental effects of glow-in-the-dark materials. ...Read more

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Biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences, can this product work?

Biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences, can this product work?

Who knows?: There is no research supporting or refuting this product's effectiveness. There are testimonials on the web site, but but it's hard to know about their credibility. It is an expensive product. I suggest asking your own dermatologist about this, and seeing what s/he would recommend. ...Read more

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Will using detox bath bombs hurt my skin in any way?

Will using detox bath bombs hurt my skin in any way?

Detox bath bomb: Depending on the ingredients it may contain substances that could irritate your skin. Sometimes Bentonite clay baths or similar detoxifications can lead to detox reactions. ...Read more

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Just bought everlast womens dumbells,5kg- contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

Just bought  everlast womens dumbells,5kg-  contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

No: The vendor is required put such warning if a chemical is used, usually in paint. However, the chemical has likely evaporated during the time it took from manufacture to you purchasing the dumbbells. ...Read more

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Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Does the abc [ana boot camp] diet work?

Does the abc [ana boot camp] diet work?

Danger !: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten per day. It is predictable that high % muscle mass will be lost. This can cause a lower metabolic rate. That in turn causes you to burn fewer calories & that can lead to weight gain. This is dangerous ...Read more

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Father works in heating and cooling industry on daily bassis he comes into contact with many toxic chemicals could he expose us to harmfull ammount to?

Father works in heating and cooling industry on daily bassis he comes into contact with many toxic chemicals could he expose us to harmfull ammount to?

Depends which chemic: als that he is exposed to. He should shower and leave boots and soiled clothes in a plastic bag away from contact with bed linens, clean clothes using general decontamination procedures. If he wears protective clothing at work over his normal clothes, or in place of them, then this may not be needed. Depends on whether he's inhaling fumes or not. Urine samples can show how much he's absorbing. ...Read more

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Do york peppermint patties calm the stomach?

Do york peppermint patties calm the stomach?

Peppermint Patties: There is sugar and other additives in candy such as Peppermint Patties. You are better off drinking some peppermint tea or ginger tea. Always consult your doctor if you have chronic or severe GI symptoms. ...Read more