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I heard that only ten percent of ppl in the world are supinators. Is this true & if so, why?

I heard that only ten percent of ppl in the world are supinators. Is this true & if so, why?

No, Everyone can: Supination is a type of muscle movement of the elbow, like flexing and extending. You supinate when you turn your palm up. Everyone can do this, unless there is a muscle or nerve injury. Supination can also refer to a way of walking so that pressure is unevenly distributed against the outside of the foot, causing pain. ...Read more

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I've heard that masturbating causes acne. Is this true?

I've heard that masturbating causes acne. Is this true?

No: Life's difficult enough without people telling you lies about your changing body. Enjoy being a man and disregard this stuff. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide, and if that is not sufficient adding prescription strength Rx. ...Read more

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I heard that japanese diet is the healthiest. Is this true?

I heard that japanese diet is the healthiest. Is this true?

No: People from okinawa are the longest living people in the world. Their diet is not the typical japanese diet. ...Read more

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I heard there is a cute for aids is this true!

I heard there is a cute for aids is this true!

There are isolated: Cases of complete remission with certain treatments but no one is yet claiming to have a "Cure". ...Read more

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I heard that removing a cyst doesn't hurt. Is that true?

I heard that removing a cyst doesn't hurt. Is that true?

Depends : If you need anything surgically removed, it will probably hurt a little. It also depends on how big the cyst and its location. The worst part of most minor surgeries when they numb the area with lidocaine. There is usually the sharpness of the needle and then the burn of the medication, but afterwards the area should be numb for the rest of the procedure. Good luck! ...Read more

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I heard laughter is the secret to happiness. Is this true?

I heard laughter is the secret to happiness. Is this true?

Laughter and positivity: "Laughter is the best medicine!" Laughing is a positive emotion and therefore induces "good" chemicals. Positivity helps the body heal faster, it helps rev up the immune system, and it burns off negative chemicals. It is certainly something the doctor would advise you to do! ...Read more

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I heard that gluten is bad for you in general, is this true?

I heard that gluten is bad for you in general, is this true?

No: Only if you have the inherited inability to digest gluten. Otherwise, it is harmless and way over-hyped as problematic. ...Read more

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I heard chemicals from bottle can get into water if hot. True?

I heard chemicals from bottle can get into water if hot. True?

Not to any significa: Not to any extent where harm is posed, or they would not have approval for such use by both the fda and usda. ...Read more

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I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

Yes: It keeps your metabolism up, your blood sugars more stable, and you digest food better with decreased energy deposition (i.e., fat). The problem is most people lose track of how much they eat, how often they eat, and what they eat. Also, many people eat the same size portions 4-5x day as they would 3x/day. If you are cognizant of these facts, you should be ok and won't fatigued or stuffed. ...Read more

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I heard a child could get sick from holding a pet lizard. Is this true?

I heard a child could get sick from holding a pet lizard.  Is this true?

Yes: Reptiles can pass salmonella, an organism that can cause serious diarrhea. The salmonella can be passed in feces from the reptile, so good hand washing is imperative after handling the animal. ...Read more

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I heard that its not good to wear panties every night to bed? Is that true?

Why not?: That doesn't make sense. Why not? It's your choice. Certain fabrics may cause irritation but you would know that already. ...Read more

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I heard that if you chew a lot, you can lose weight and be healthy. Is this true?

I heard that if you chew a lot, you can lose weight and be healthy. Is this true?

Yes: Chew atleast 32 times and this helps your jaw muscles ease stress which indirectly aids in weight loss by reducing stress. Chewing also increases digestive enzymes so it helps absorb nutrients better and helps stay healthy. ...Read more

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Heard that guys grow fast at the last 2 years of adolescence, as well. Is that true?

Heard that guys grow fast at the last 2 years of adolescence, as well. Is that true?

Growth: Generally speaking yes this is true. Adolescent male hit their peak growth velocity between 15-18 years of age. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard that eating baby powder makes you lose weight, is it true?

What to do if I have heard that eating baby powder makes you lose weight, is it true?

No: But inhaling significant amounts of talc while in the process of ingesting it can lead to respiratory inflammation and to death. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not smoke but I heard weed is safer than cigarettes. What is true?

What to do if I do not smoke but I heard weed is safer than cigarettes. What is true?

Not really: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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I've heard yogurt can actually help with lactose intollerance symptoms, is this true or not?

I've heard yogurt can actually help with lactose intollerance symptoms, is this true or not?

Yogurt lactose: This may be true. If the yogurt has active cultures in it, they can break down the lactose. Wikipedia has a good discussion on this with references for you to read. So does the Cleveland Clinic. Since the amount of active lactobacilli in brands of yogurt is often not mentioned, it is important to try small amounts first. This may only help with tolerance of other dairy products consumed with it. ...Read more

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I lovecheese lots of it I heard that if you eat a lot cheese it's hard to go do #2 is it true?

I lovecheese lots of it I heard that if you eat a lot cheese it's hard to go do #2 is it true?

Yes, It Can: Cheese and dairy products can be constipating, especially if the rest of the diet is limited. Eat foods high in fiber, like fruits, vegetables, bran, and whole-wheat items. Drink lots of water. Exercise will help prevent constipation. ...Read more

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I've heard that many infants will test positve for cdif, even without symptoms. Is this true?

I've heard that many infants will test positve for cdif, even without symptoms. Is this true?

Cdiff in infants: Yes it is true but it is complicated as many infants up to 12 months of age are asymptomatic. Testing of these infants should be limited to those with hirschsprung disease (occurs when some nerve cells that are normally present in the wall of the intestine do not form properly during fetal development which can cause stool backup and impaction) or other severe motility disorders. ...Read more

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I heard not sure how correct that after 30 girl will have problem having first kid. Is it true?

I heard not sure how correct that after 30 girl will have problem having first kid. Is it true?

Not reliably: What is true is 4-5% of all pregnancies at any age have unexpected outcomes. Premature birth, cleft palate, newborn sickness, etc. After 35 you add about 1% to that risk for the effect of advancing age on the risk of a chromosome defect. All pregnancies have some risk, but proper prenatal care can reduce these to a significant degree. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that diabetes effects whether a woman can have kids. Is that true?

What to do if I heard that diabetes effects whether a woman can have kids. Is that true?

Depends: Severe diabetes with it's multi-system effects can make pregnancy less likely or a health risk to the mother. However, a woman with diabetes can become pregnant & if well managed can have a relatively normal pregnancy. This often takes coordination between the diabetes team/ob & receiving pediatrician. Infants of diabetics are at risk of a variety of medical problems at birth. Many do quite well. ...Read more

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I've heard kids under four shouldn't use playground equipment taller than themselves. Is that true?

I've heard kids under four shouldn't use playground equipment taller than themselves. Is that true?

It's OK: Many of these "restrictions" placed on equipment are there to protect the manufacturer from lawsuits. However, that is not to say any age child is ok with any piece of the playground. Accompany your child to the park, and play with him as much as possible. That ot only helps them learn proper usage, but is also a fun time with mom and dad. Once they know proper use, they can do more on their own. ...Read more

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I crave ice all the time and eat it all the time. I have heard this is from low iron.... True or false?

I crave ice all the time and eat it all the time.  I have heard this is from low iron.... True or false?

Sometimes true: Ice cravings has been reported as a symptom of iron deficiency anemia. Some people believe ice cravings also occur in other forms of anemia, such as thalassemia anemias. It is not known how many non-anemic persons have ice cravings, so it is unknown how likely it would be for an ice cravings to occur coincidentally with an anemia but not due to the anemia. A primary care doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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