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What gender identity labels are prevailing in developed nations?

What gender identity labels are prevailing in developed nations?

M/F or Both/Neither?: Transgender= widely used term 4 ppl whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior doesn't conform 2 "norms" assoc w/the sex 2which they were assigned @birth. Cisgender= 4 ppl who view their gender identity, expression & behavior as consistent w/those norms. But these 2 terms don't cover the diverse ways ppl self identify in terms of gender -esp those who identify as both or neither m & f! ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read more

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What country has healthiest food?

What country has healthiest food?

Japan probably: I would guess japan due to their fresh veggies, high seafood and sea weed diet. They have great longevity and significantly less chronic disease and obesity compared to us. ...Read more

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What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

Washington, but why?: Washington, dc has the highest prevalence, and my own fair city of baltimore comes in second. But you shouldn't decide whom to date based on the city they live in. There's HIV everywhere. Practice safe sex with everyone, whether from dc or des moines. ...Read more

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Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Hard to say: There are increasing data that point to gene alterations in those with autism that can originate in the egg or sperm prior to fertilization.What would cause that to happen and what the timing would be is an unstudied area. Over the next decade or two we may find a definite source, but for now we remain lost. The shift from early childhood to prenatal or pre-conception exposures is most confusing. ...Read more

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Is Asian food healthy?

Is Asian food healthy?

Yes: Any food is healthy in moderation. Rather than looking for a "label"; eat fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains; low in saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise regularly to maintain good health. ...Read more

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How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

Not common: Most couples who have a surrogate carry their baby find someone local who can be seen frequently at the obgyn office. Like any pregnancy there are lots of doctor visits and ultrasounds etc. As far as ethics there are lawyers and contracts and payments of course. ...Read more

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In what countries is cholera found?

In what countries is cholera found?

Cholera: According to WHO -more recent outbreaks of cholera have included: South-East Africa (Mozambique & Somalia), Americas (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti & Mexico), Afghanistan (Badakhshan province), Africa (Angola, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo & Nigeria. > ...Read more

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What is the susan g komen foundation fuss about?

What is the susan g komen foundation fuss about?

Women's rights: Komen has focused on breast cancer treatment and prevention. A higher official withheld payment to planned parenthood due to her anti-abortion stance but since pp provides women's health and breast health with 97% of its funding, this withholding was met with alarm and a national campaign that komen has yet to rise above. They did fire the official who made that decision. ...Read more

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What group of people or nation of people have the world's healthiest diet?

What group of people or nation of people have the world's healthiest diet?

Good question: The world's healthiest people varies according to who you ask. Typically this includes various groups of people throughout the world that eat a low meat diet (generally vegetarian) and who exercise. Examples include vegan monks, people living in the mediterranean or in certain places in japan. ...Read more

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What food do tribes in certain parts of northern india eat, where there are least number of cancer cases?

What food do tribes in certain parts of northern india eat, where there are least number of cancer cases?

DON'T KNOW, BUT . .: There has recently been some interest in turmeric (curcumin) the spice that is used in currie that gives it the dark yellowish color. It is noted that pancreatic cancer rates in india are amongst the lowest in the world, it is believed that it is due to its high consumption. There have been both pre clinical and phase 1 studies looking at this. If you do a search you can find these studies. ...Read more

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Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more

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Is autism only confined to industrialized nations?

No: Autism has a world wide prevalence of 2-4%. This is true for industrialized countries as well as developing societies. There is a genetic component as well as an environmental one. Even in africa, the incidence is about the same as in europe or us. Iceland has a remarkably increased incidence, the audie of which is not yet clearly understood. ...Read more

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What are considered the common vegetarian food/ food products for the Atkins diet?

What are considered the common vegetarian food/ food products for the Atkins diet?

Any of....: Morning star farms meat substitutes (griilers-sausage, etc without excessive carbs. This canrivore likes their products! eas and atkin's shakes and protein bars ( do contain whey-so not for vegan). ...Read more

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What nations food is least salty?

What nations food is least salty?

See this excerpt: Data indicate that the usual intake in developed societies ranges from 2400 to 5175 mg sodium per day. There are isolated physically active population groups such as the people living in the highlands of papua new guinea, the rain forests of brazil and remote rural communities in africa that live on a level of salt that rarely rises above 1150 mg. http://www.jacn.org/content/25/3/165.full. ...Read more

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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more