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Watercolor Paper Stretcher
Unless it is edible: Rice paper, then it certainly is not normal. Pica is eating materials that have no nutritional value. See your physician to determine if a nutritional deficiency is contributing to eating paper. If it isn't then please see a psychologist for therapy. This is a dangerous behavior because it could cause a bezoar & because of chemicals used to process many paper products. ...Read more
Safe.: Paper is generally nothing more than Cellulose and some stabilizing agents. Unless you are eating a lot routinely, or eating some specialty paper, I do not see any significant health hazard. The speed with you you eat it may be correlated with your risk of a paper cut. That would hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You have my sympathy: You're being asked to take time in which you could be learning real, marketable skills to write about the politics of how we perceive food choices and obesity. This itself might be worth understanding, but the term "demonization" usually indicates a left-wing and nonscientific political agenda. To be successful, you need to find out the prejudices of your grader. ...Read more
There: There is a wide variation in what doctors make, depending on where they practice and the field of medicine they're in. Your best source of information for these things (and a valuable tool in considering career choices) is the us department of labor. I have attached a link that will help you. ...Read more
Computer documents: You can make a place on your computer (be sure you have good back up if this is to be your only record) to enter the data so that you can discard the records. Some paper records as such are required by the irs so get some advice from your accountant or tax attorney about which you can store electronically and which you have to keep as paper. ...Read more
Hi! Could you perhaps explain to me why diets are generally ineffective? It's for my research paper.
Yes: Many diets do not teach the person about lifestyle changes and long lasting changes that they can incorporate into their everyday life. Many go on crash diets with radical changes that cant be sustained over time. A lifestyle change would be to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fried and fatty foods. That is an attainable goal that could result in a more permanent weight loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there an official research/paper declaring that an open working space causes demages for the health of workers?
Nothing generic: That I am aware of. Which is good thing for farmers/ranchers/etc. In general, it is small / enclosed work spaces that pose potential risk to workers. ...Read more
When I look at a square or rectangular shaped paper or other object, it appears to be narrower at the top. This is new. What could cause this?
Ans: You need to have your eyes examined right away. See the opthomoligist ...Read more
A short time: Most types of germs (viruses and bacteria) do not live very long in unfriendly environments like a piece of paper. Some types live longer than others, and a few like the mycobacteria that causes tuberculosis can live a fairly long time outside of a body. There are spores, like botulinum spores that can live a very long time outside of a host. ...Read more
Pica, eating non-: Food items for a month or more, is seen in many mental & developmental disorders. like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, other Eating Disorders, family disorganization & Autistic Spectrum Disorder. See your PCP to rule out nutritional deficiencies, anemia, pregnancy, constipation & intestinal blockage. You need a psychiatrist & a psychologist for accurate diagnoses, therapy & possible medications. ...Read more
Not life threatening: BUT a lot of chemicals in most paper that should not be ingested regularly or in large quantities. Bleaching agents, sizing agents, chalk, and finishing agents, to name a few. Specialty papers (toilet or facial tissue included) can contain perfumes, softening agents, dyes and other pigments. While there is some caloric value to cellulose, it is best to stick with food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers