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Someone told me that posture affects your voice. Is this true?

Someone told me that posture affects your voice. Is this true?

Sort of: The shape of your throat does affect your voice, and so some degree of slouching in the neck/upper back, etc may have a mild effect on normal speaking. Good posture does impact singing and voice in terms of good breath support and the like. ...Read more

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Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more


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Is it true that blind people see with their ears could someone explain to me how this works.?

Is it true that blind people see with their ears could someone explain to me how this works.?

Vision loss: Blind people do not see with their ears but because of the blindness the often have better hearing discrimination which helps compensate for the blindness. ...Read more

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I remember someone telling me that talking a lot everyday can affect your thyroid in the future in a negative way. Is this true ?

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I remember someone telling me that talking a lot everyday can affect your thyroid in the future in a negative way. Is this true ?

No: Talk as much as you want (when appropriate!). You won't affect your thyroid, either positively or negatively. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cracking my neck will affect me negatively?

Is it actually true that cracking my neck will affect me negatively?

Neck cracking: Many people do this, for temporary stress relief in the neck. It is most likely some gas escape into the fluid indise of the facet joints in the neck, or some tendons rubbing across the spine. There is no good evidence that this is bad for you, although intuitively, it might not be the best thing to do all the time. ...Read more

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Is it true that about half the population is infected with HPV? Thats what my friend told me. To me this seems false. An unrealistically high number

Is it true that about half the population is infected with HPV? Thats what my friend told me. To me this seems false. An unrealistically high number

Higher!: According to the CDC It is estimated that as many as 75 percent of the reproductive-age population has been infected with one or more types of genital HPV and up to 5.5 million new infections occur each year. The good news: In the vast majority of cases, the virus causes no symptoms or health problems. However, number one cxause for cervical cancer and cancer of the throat! Immunize teens! ...Read more

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Someone told me schizophrenia is linked to autism. Is this true?

Someone told me schizophrenia is linked to autism. Is this true?

A recent study from : Ireland published in " Molecular Psychiatry" identified mutations in genes that control epigenetic regulation, the process by which experience & environment alter the function ( but not structure or sequence) of genes, that increase susceptibility to both schizophrenia & autism by the same mechanism. This appears to be one of many genetic "set-ups", or the basis for some cases of Autism. ...Read more

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I learned that asthma can have negative affects on singing. Is that true?

I learned that asthma can have negative affects on singing. Is that true?

Breath out: What people often don't understand about asthma is that it primarily restricts your ability to breath out. And because the act of singing involves control of the breath out across the vocal cords and past the resonating chambers of the sinuses and throat then it most definitely would effect your ability to sing. But if you get your asthma under control, you should be able to sing away. ...Read more

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I've had people telling me that spinal tap can cause paralysis.. Is it true?

I've had people telling me that spinal tap can cause paralysis.. Is it true?

Highly unlikely: A lumbar puncture (spinal tap, lp) is a very safe procedure when done correctly. A needle is placed in the lumbar region (low back). The spinal cord ends higher up in the spine in most people and it would be very difficult to injure directly. Technically, there are risks to any procedure, but in experienced hands the chances of a severe complication are exceedingly rare with lp. ...Read more

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Is it true that the incubation of rabies cld b up to 25 years or more? This article in the internet makes me anxious. I hope someone could explain it

Is it true that the incubation of rabies cld b up to 25 years or more? This article in the internet makes me anxious. I hope someone could explain it

It is not certain: The case is based on a man dying of rabies, & reporting a dog bite 25 years earlier. The idea that the virus was latent all that time is, as they clearly say, a "tentative" one, which means 'maybe'. In the next paragraph,read that rabies can be transmitted by other methods, too. If you fear rabies, and live or work in high-risk areas or with animals, there is a vaccine. http://tinyurl.com/lyq3a49 ...Read more

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Sometimes if a person talking in high voice to me , my voice is getting lowered? It happens more with my manager? Is it a problem n how to rectify it

Sometimes if a person talking in high voice to me , my voice is getting lowered?  It happens more with my manager? Is it a problem n how to rectify it

Assertiveness : Try reading a book on assertiveness training from the self help section of your local bookstore. You could also do role play with someone you know to try out new behaviors. ...Read more

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When someone is said to have emotional problems what does that actually mean?

When someone is said to have emotional problems what does that actually mean?

"Emotional Problems": I agree with dr. Chen and the possibilities he raises. But this term is so wide it defines little, and you would need to ask the speaker what s/he means. There are myriad ways that we can experience, display, and respond to hurt -- often resulting in behaviors that we later regret. That said, we've all known people who go "off" with little provocation -- or maybe we even are that person! ...Read more

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The doctor told my friend that her cervics is tilted. Is that fatal?

The doctor told my friend that her cervics is tilted. Is that fatal?

No: Just like some people are left handed and most are right, some women have a tilted uterus (or cervix). It's all normal variations. ...Read more

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I was told by a friend that birth control really messes up your body. Is this true or is there nothing to worry about?

I was told by a friend that birth control really messes up your body. Is this true or is there nothing to worry about?

Not true: I am not sure what your friend means by "messes up your body." Oral contraceptives, which is what I assume you mean, are generally safe, well-tolerated, and effective. Like any medication, there are risks. Note, however, that some of the side effects of oral contraceptives also are side effects of pregnancy! Taking oral contraceptives will not cause permanent harm to your reproductive system. ...Read more

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Someone told me that men can pregnancy symptom is this true ?

Someone told me that men can pregnancy symptom is this true ?

Sympathy symptoms: Men can get pregnancy symptoms when their partner is pregnant. It is not unusual to see nausea, vomiting, swelling or other symptoms. ...Read more

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A parenting consultant told me that time outs are terrible and cause serious damage to the parent-child relationship. Is this true?

A parenting consultant told me that time outs are terrible and cause serious damage to the parent-child relationship.  Is this true?

No: The important thing to remember about " time out" is that you are giving the child a " time out' from your attention, one minute per year of age. Ignoring your chid is the key here, not putting the child in a particular "place" ...Read more

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