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Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Wishful thinking: That would be nice. However, it's more likely that the smaller portions are to raise profits - smaller quantity for the same price or slightly higher (new packaging). ...Read more

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Are people who live their lives as "loners", secluded, more likely to get acne?

Are people who live their lives as "loners", secluded, more likely to get acne?

No: The nerd / geek who keeps to himself and has acne is a familiar stereotype. A loner or someone focused on academics may be less likely to care about acne, or bad acne may make a person withdraw, or someone in an abusive home may become isolated from others and not be allowed the medical attention their acne needs. Perhaps this is the link. ...Read more

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Do those who have attention deficit disorder have an over active imagination?

Do those who have attention deficit disorder have an over active imagination?

Not particularly: Actually adhd often interferes with imagination because it is hard to focus on a fantasy long enough to develop if. People who are inattentive because they are caught up with their fantasies are suffering from something other than adhd. ...Read more

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Are some people naturally immune to nicotine addiction?

Are some people naturally immune to nicotine addiction?

Not sure I would: Go that far, but there is a genetic component to addiction. If you do not have that genetic component, you may be less likley to develop nicotine addiction. But why test the theory. Just don't start. ...Read more

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Why are fewer children having active lifestyles?

Why are fewer children having active lifestyles?

HMM: Television. Cd players. Video games. Online chatting. And a ton of other things that my kids play (but that i don't know the names of). ...Read more

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What are the affects of drug addiction to students who are engaged to it?

What are the affects of drug addiction to  students who are engaged to it?

Many: Being harmfully involved with substances causes a broad range of difficulties in a young persons life, including academic difficulties, health-related problems (including mental health), poor peer relationships, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. ...Read more

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Can people who are former bulimics get their period back?

Can people who are former bulimics get their period back?

Short answer: Yes. But another question for your medical or OB gyn doctor is how soon. ...Read more

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Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

Absolutely: More then 2 hours of screen time computer games, text, tv, etc during school year is detrimental. Sports are the best way to go for healthy mind and body, gets kids to build cardiovascular and muscle tone at crucial ages. If not into sports walk, run, bottom line is move ur body. ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

Which type ?: There is strep A, a well known cause of throat infections; strep B, a common transient germ in the poo or female genital tract, and many others. I suppose you are interested in the genital strep B, which is randomly found in about 1/3 of women at any time.It is just a common germ found in nature picked up on your hands. You ingest the germ and it survives the gut to end up in other places. ...Read more

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Are people that have anxiety disorders more prone to commit suicide?

Are people that have anxiety disorders more prone to commit suicide?

Increases risk: While most people with anxiety disorders do not become suicidal, research reported in the journal of epidemiology and community health (2005), showed that they are at increased risk of suicide. Studies have shown that anxiety disorders, both alone and in association with other mental illnesses, are a significant risk factor for suicidal thoughts, attempts, and completions. Treatment helps. ...Read more

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Is there any association between children who are "late talkers" and children who become selectively mute later in life?

Is there any association between children who are "late talkers" and children who become selectively mute later in life?

Not That I am Aware: Speech delay is related to immaturity of expressive language development and the part of the brain that controls that function. Mutism behavior is unrelated as far as i know. ...Read more

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When do adolescents develop physically vs emotionally?

When do adolescents develop physically vs emotionally?

Nice question: Physical development is called puberty (done by 21 yo). Emotional development is called maturity (usually done by 25 yo, but sometimes never finished). They do not necessarily occur simultaneously. Usually physically developed (adult) people who haven't matured properly are said to be in arrested adolescence. Some prepubertal children are exceedingly mature and act that way. ...Read more

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What are some people immune to nicotine addiction?

What are some people immune to nicotine addiction?

DIFFERENT POINT: The question is are you one of them. And will it hurt you now or later. For you, other people don't matter. It will hurt you. Do the smart thing and stop paying good money to be hurt. Stop. ...Read more

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M indian.If childhood obesity is becoming common everywhere, parents, teachers must take initiative & ensure children are getting enough exercise right?

M indian.If childhood obesity is becoming common everywhere, parents, teachers must take initiative & ensure children are getting enough exercise right?

Good thoughts: Obesity is a function of ingestion, frequently of fast food and sugary drinks, and lack of activity. The modern lifestyle encourages these types of misbehavior. Children used to be rushed out of doors and would actively play - now they commonly get electronics and play indoors with video games and activities. Rushed parents take the easy route with preprepared food commonly unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is anyone promoting abstinence for people who are unmarried?

Is anyone promoting abstinence for people who are unmarried?

Most parents do...: And agendas suggest it for schools, but the facts of its success as public health policy are not too hot. Moral education begins in the home, bolstered by religious institutions. Sexuality is a powerful force, best dealt with by frank discussion about facts, consequences, and keeping communications lines open. ...Read more

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Are people who are trying to recover from a drug addiction usually violent? Frightened of my boyfriend.

Are people who are trying to recover from a drug addiction usually violent? Frightened of my boyfriend.

Caution!: It is common for someone to experience depression, irritability, anger & frustration while going through the early stages of recovery. Rarely this can lead to episodic violent behavior. If he has been verbally or physically abusive, you need support and guidance to avoid injury. Al-anon is a support group for the families of addicts. Don't hesitate to reach out to familiy and friends. ...Read more

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