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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

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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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Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

I can guess: While i can't speak for drug companies, i can speak in general terms. A female is the one who has to bear the possible "burden" of an unwanted pregnancy, so female contraception tends to be the greater priority. ...Read more

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Is the 14 day "cleanse" detox a scam.

Is the 14 day "cleanse" detox a scam.

Yes: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Laser lipo? Really do something like it claims or bogus waste of money?

Laser lipo? Really do something like it claims or bogus waste of money?

Some are excellent: It depends on what you mean. Lasers like smart lipo where they laser the fat melting it then sucking out that fat in a liposuction surgery are effective and must be done by a properly trained surgeon. Other non invasive systems that work are not lasers but either radio frequency ( exillis) or chilling the fat killing it ( cool sculpt) they work fairly well ,zeltiq not as goo , a lot of tratments' ...Read more

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Why don't the pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Why don't the pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Two problems: One is biological - men make millions of sperm but it only takes one to fertilize an egg. The safe, effective, reversible male contraceptive is always 'just around the corner' but i imagine researchers will get there. Problem two is social - would a woman trust a guy who says he's "on the male pill"? An implant would be more reliable than something he has to remember to take every day. ...Read more

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Do body toners pills from GNC work?

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Is it true that herbal research chemicals a scam?

Is it true that herbal research chemicals a scam?

Wholesale Bath Salts: The web site (herbalresearch-chemicals.Com) sells "bath salts" -- which is a street name for designer drugs that often have stimulant effects. The designer drug industry is constantly changing, to elude laws restricting the sale of certain compounds. All of these can have dire health effects. So whether the company provides what it says it does is immaterial -- the product can still kill you. ...Read more

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Is Shaklee supplement products really work?

Is Shaklee supplement products really work?

Save your money: If you are pregnant eat a healthy diet. OK to take a generic multivitamin and folic acid. No need to spend money on these sort of products. ...Read more

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Does USANA Essentials worth the money? Thanks

Does USANA Essentials worth the money? Thanks

Probably not: One should spend his money on healthy natural foods. Unless there is a medical reason causing a deficiency of some nutrient, one does not need extra supplements. At one's routine check-up (annual for pediatrics), one can ask about basic supplements if one's diet is not quite adequate in supplying them... such as a daily multivitamin, extra vitamin D, fluoride to help the teeth, prenatals, etc... ...Read more

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Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more

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Do the japanese hokkaido pills work?

Do the japanese hokkaido pills work?

Probably no: Japanese hokkaido weight loss pills are another in a long line of weight loss supplements, containing various plant extracts. It is probably safe, but there is no scientific evidence that it works for weight loss. You would be better off sticking to regular exercise and balanced healthy diet. ...Read more

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Are probiotics a scam treatment?

Are probiotics a scam treatment?

No: They are definitely good medicine in some conditions. Probiotic meds are even used in the hospital for some causes of diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why is oxygen a miracle drug according to ads?

Why is oxygen a miracle drug according to ads?

Oxygen...: If a person's oxygen level is below normal, supplemental oxygen is prescribed to keep the oxygen level in a more normal range. Oxygen, when carefully prescribed, decreases a person's morbidity and mortality rates. However, too much oxygen can also be harmful, especially to the lungs, so oxygen therapy must be carefully prescribed and monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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Stage4Cancer(started in breast mid-late 50s female)do u think "Biotech nutritions-Pure Graviola 1300mg"gelatin free dietary supplement would help her?

Stage4Cancer(started in breast mid-late 50s female)do u think "Biotech nutritions-Pure Graviola 1300mg"gelatin free dietary supplement would help her?

Probably not: Stage 4 breast cancer requires a lot more than just a dietary supplement. Its very important that she follow her oncologists recommendations. If she wants to to try a nutritional adjunct, there are total immersion programs for cancer. Some examples are Dr Lorraine Day's 10 Step Program for Cancer Treatment and Eden Valley Institute of Wellness. These are both great adjunctw. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My dad have hair oil recipe name(secrets) product for damaged hair it contains (cactus+honey+jojoba+cononut) oils iwant know is it perfert product?

My dad have hair oil recipe name(secrets) product for damaged hair it contains (cactus+honey+jojoba+cononut) oils iwant know is it perfert product?

Maybe: There is nothing harmful so you may use it. Scientific evidence of efficacy is absent. It doesn't sound that it is apporved by any goverment bureau, so use at your own risk, but it is probably harmless ...Read more

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Is the ice bucket challenge a scam?

No: It is simply raising awareness for a rare but devasting neuromuscular disease: you can send a check if you don't like ice water. ...Read more

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How do I tell if products are scams or if they actually work?

How do I tell if products are scams or if they actually work?

Check them out: Goto to reputable web sites : example: consumerlab.Com and type in the supplement or product. They study many products purity and claims. ...Read more

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Is carvivora safe ? Does it really work like on Ronald Reagan or scam?

Is carvivora safe ? Does it really work like on Ronald Reagan or scam?

Safe, no scam but...: Carivora is a pure extract of the Venus Fly Trap plant. It's very safe/non-toxic. There is little if any research on this product but it has at least 17 phytochemicals that have proven benefits individually. It is marketed as antimicorbial, anti-inflammatory and an immune modulator and some evidence supports this. While Ronald Reagan used it to treat colon cancer that is NOT proof it helped him! ...Read more

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What about these hot belts like saunna belts that they say you put them around your waste and you loose fat they are real or just scam?

What about these hot belts like saunna belts that they say you put them around your waste and you loose fat they are real or just scam?

SCAM!!!: Use of belt, whether hot or cold, will not cause you to lose any more fat than if you didn't wear said belt. But they're a great way to separate you from your money. Better to pay attention to eating healthy foods & exercising regularly. Heck, maybe play Pokemon Go but do be careful you don't injure yourself while walking around! ...Read more

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Where should I look for affordable health insurance for me and my wife? She has several health problems. Seems everyone is too expensive or a scam!

Where should I look for affordable health insurance for me and my wife? She has several health problems. Seems everyone is too expensive or a scam!

Depends: Healthcare varies so much by region, state and county that only you can find out what is available locally. Most places have a local county clinic, there they usually have a counselor or social worker who can help you research low cost insurance. ...Read more

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Is reflexology a scam?

Is reflexology a scam?

It may as well be: A "scam" is a swindle: A dishonest way to make money by deceit. Reflexology isn't a scam because its practitioners generally aren't crooked, just stupid, ignorant, deluded & gullible; & so are their customers. Reflexology is pseudoscientific claptrap. I love foot massages, but I don't delude myself that I get anything more out of them than pleasurable sensations. ...Read more

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Is the 14 day "cleanse" detox a scam.

Yes: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Does the arasys work or is it a scam?

Does the arasys work or is it a scam?

It's your money: This is diet-and-exercise along with electric muscle stimulation which as a sometime low-level bodybuilder i've used and found effective, and a hefty price tag. You can do this yourself much cheaper with an ems unit from a muscle magazine; get with your phyiscian to be sure it's safe for you. ...Read more

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Does hypnosis really work, or is it a scam?

Does hypnosis really work, or is it a scam?

No scam: hypnosis may work for certain issues like recalling memories that may be too traumatic for the conscious mind to want to recollect. The fact is that one has to be able to release themselves to the person who is guiding them through the hypnosis. If one cannot do that, then it is difficult to be hypnotized. There is a great deal of evidence that supports hypnosis also. ...Read more

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What do you think about global health? Scams?

What do you think about global health? Scams?

Interconnected world: We can not ignore health issues in other countries. With rapid air transit organisms can easily be transmitted and the maintainence of controls on health problems elsewhere does have an impact on everyone. These are generally not scams although some "charities" claiming an interest in global health are in fact scams. ...Read more

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Is it true that herbal research chemicals a scam?

Wholesale Bath Salts: The web site (herbalresearch-chemicals.Com) sells "bath salts" -- which is a street name for designer drugs that often have stimulant effects. The designer drug industry is constantly changing, to elude laws restricting the sale of certain compounds. All of these can have dire health effects. So whether the company provides what it says it does is immaterial -- the product can still kill you. ...Read more

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Do peak height pills really work for height or they are just another scam?

Do peak height pills really work for height or they are just another scam?

If it sounds 2 good: To be true it is likely a scam. Unless you had delayed puberty you (at 18 )are done growing taller.Even hormone shots will not increase height when your growth centers close.An x-ray of your wrist/hand can tell if you have time to grow more. If possible. a good diet/proper rest and exercise will help you reach your genetic potential.The pills are crap. ...Read more

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Is Neuroflexyn, the pill that claims to make you smarter a scam or a real thing?

Is Neuroflexyn, the pill that claims to make you smarter a scam or a real thing?

I doubt it: I did a brief web search & didn't see anything suggesting it was any better than placebo. A balanced diet high in vegetables (variety is key - lots of colors), nuts & legumes & healthy fats, with adequate fluids/sleep/exercise & limited bad health habits is tried & true - though not sexy nor a "magic bullet" nor nearly as expensive. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm considering buying the health and ancestry package from 23&Me. On a likely scale from 1-10, how much of a scam is this for health planning?

I'm considering buying the health and ancestry package from 23&Me. On a likely scale from 1-10, how much of a scam is this for health planning?

Not sure: Hi Willie, I don't know much about these DNA testing services so I can't provide an opinion. I personally haven't created treatment plans for patients based on information from any of these types of tests, I only take a standard verbal family history to give insight to genetics of a patient. Perhaps some other health tap doctors can weigh in. ...Read more

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Is abdominoplasty a scam?

Is abdominoplasty a scam?

Hardly: Abdominoplasty is a major operation that removes excess skin and fat from the lower part of the abdomen and, more importantly, repositions the muscles of the abdominal wall in the midline. It generally takes about 3 hours and requires general anesthesia. It can be done as an outpatient or with a short hospitalization. It has all the risks of any major operation..Hardly a scam! ...Read more

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Is the alcat test a scam?

Is the alcat test a scam?

I believe so: I'll defer to the allergists but this kind of "cytotoxic test" has been regarded as non-evidence-based for decades. Even astrology has its true-believers, so i'd simply caution you not to make decisions based on results. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture all a scam like homoeopathy?

Is acupuncture all a scam like homoeopathy?

Neither is a scam: There is evidence that both these approaches work in some circumstances . More research is needed. ...Read more

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Why do a lot of people say acupuncture is a scam?

Why do a lot of people say acupuncture is a scam?

See below: Most new approaches are viewed with skepticism in the us, and the fda has not really fully studied acupuncture, and insurance companies rarely cover it. However, may work well with pain control and migraine headaches. Worthwhile having 3 or 4 sessions, and if it hasn't helped by then, unlikely to work well in future. ...Read more

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Are binaural beats really effective or just a scam?

Its Alternative: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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