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Why do some people pick noses? Isnt that unsanitary and gross?

Why do some people pick noses? Isnt that unsanitary and gross?

Depends: More likely to be unsanitary for the nose picker. Placing dirty fingers into your nose can colonize yourself with bad bacteria such as MRSA. Whether or not it is "gross" is cultural and a personal preference. The setting matters too!! ...Read more

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My kids always pick their nose and eat it. How unhealthy is that what are some ways I can kick this rabbit?

My kids always pick their nose and eat it. How unhealthy is that what are some ways I can kick this rabbit?

Nose picking: While this is a disgusting habit, there is no medical problem from swallowing what is essentially one's own mucous. I would try using a reward system if a day passes without you seeing them engage in this behavior. ...Read more

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Why do some casts cover the thumb and others do not?

Why do some casts cover the thumb and others do not?

Casting: of a fracture usually immobilizes the joint above and below the break! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do some tall people have bad co-ordination when they walk while others do not?

Why do some tall people have bad co-ordination when they walk while others do not?

Happens to all: You are apparently tall yourself. Tall people have no greater incidence of bad coordination than do average or short people. This is widely distributed. Those with a lack of coordination can take training with sports medicine experts to improve that if that is important. ...Read more

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Why do some vaginas have a scent and others do not?

Why do some vaginas have a scent and others do not?

Pheromones: Most vagina's have a scent that may or may not be detectable to anyone other than an potential sexual partner. Pheromones are secreted by your body by mother nature for just that purpose. If the scent becomes an "odor" than have a obgyn md check for infection. ...Read more

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What are those creamy little lumps that end up in your mouth and where do they come from? I don't often get them but did as a kid.

What are those creamy little lumps that end up in your mouth and where do they come from? I don't often get them but did as a kid.

Can't tell: It is impossible to answer your question without seeing what you are questioning. There are numerous conditions that cause bumps in your mouth and without a photograph. ...Read more

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Do they really cut up parts of little girls in some cultures?

Do they really cut up parts of little girls in some cultures?

Yes: By "cut up, " i assume you're referring to female "circumcision, " also referred to as "genital mutilation." this refers to removal of the clitoris and sometimes decreasing the size of the vaginal opening. It is practiced in some cultures, but has plenty of downsides without any benefits or medical justifcation. It's a practice that should be stopped. ...Read more

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Why do kids like to smell everything on their body?

Why do kids like to smell everything on their body?

The world is new!: Everything in the world is a new experience to kids. While you and i know are armpits usually stink at the end of the day, a kid isn't sure of that. They explore the world to find out what is or isn't - that's what makes them so fascinating. They are not stuck with stereotypes and all the old wive's tales in their minds. They are starting form scratch and building their own ideas from experiences. ...Read more

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Why do some boys who are in their early 20's have normal hands but thin fingers whereas some others might have adult-sized hands at only 16 ?

Why do some boys who are in their early 20's have normal hands but thin fingers whereas some others might have adult-sized hands at only 16 ?

The why questions: Often in medicine the "why" questions can lead to debate but no accurate answer. This is that type of question. It is what it is. Genetics determine your anatomy. ...Read more

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I'd really like to help some people and give my blood away to them but i'm 16. Is it ok?

I'd really like to help some people and give my blood away to them but i'm 16. Is it ok?

Maybe: To be eligible for blood donation you should be healthy, at least 17 years old in most states, or 16 years old with parental consent if allowed by state law, and weigh at least 110 lbs. Visit the red cross website for more information. http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements. ...Read more

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Why do people feel a lot pleasure when their favorite sports team wins even though they have nothing to do with the victory?

Fans: People like to feel connected to the team they support. They are happy when they win and sad when they lose. That's what it means to be a fan. ...Read more

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Why do some doctors say that picking nose can definitely make it nostrils wider?

Why do some doctors say that picking nose can definitely make it nostrils wider?

Depends how often: It depends how often you pick your nose and if you stick your finger all the way up there. Just as some people have expanded their ear lobes by sticking in GIANT earrings, you can do the same by repeatedly sticky your large fingers into your small nose hole. but it depends how often and how big is the finger compared to the nose. ...Read more

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Why do some vegetarians eat fish? Can that make their body sick since they're not used to meat?

Why do some vegetarians eat fish? Can that make their body sick since they're not used to meat?

Vegetarian Diet: Balanced Vegetarian Diet with vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and dairy products is healthy. One kind of Vegetarian Diet is not for every one's liking. Some vegetarians eat fish for Protein as they think that there is not enough Protein in vegetarian Diet In reality, needs of Protein intake are met by grains, lentils, beens nuts, milk,yogurt, cheese and nuts. Fish will not make their body sick. ...Read more

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Why do children like to put button batteries in their mouths? Do they have taste good?

Why do children like to put button batteries in their mouths? Do they have taste good?

Everything goes in: Children particularly the younger ones put everything in their mouth. They don't know better they are just experimenting. We, being the responsible ones need to keep their environment safe from these dangers. Batteries particularly can be very dangerous, not just choking. The battery acid can eat through their bowel wall. ...Read more

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Why do some people barely move in their sleep while others toss and turn?

Why do some people barely move in their sleep while others toss and turn?

Sleep phase.: Depends on what sleep phase they're in. Those in deep sleep will not move because all of the muscles go limp and the brain is relatively inactive. Those who are moving around are in a lighter phase of sleep. Some people, such as those with sleep apnea, may spend all night in a superficial phase of sleep. ...Read more

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Why do some people have really serious acne problems while others are barely touched?

Why do some people have really serious acne problems while others are barely touched?

Generics, hormones: Two.Contributory factors are geneticsfamilttebdeboces and elevated hormones.In women polycywtic ovaries can be associated with severe acne. ...Read more

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Why when some children loose their baby teeth do the new ones come out crooked, while some other kids' don't?

Why when some children loose their baby teeth do the new ones come out crooked, while some other kids' don't?

Crooked teeth: This is a great question but difficult to answer with limited space. Basically, there are genetic factors, environmental factors, and developmental factors. All of these factors affect us in some fashion. Bottom line though, we are all unique and different and it's beautiful! consult with an orthodontist to discuss options. ...Read more

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