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When you have cold symptoms and go the pharmacy, you have two categories of choices: Individual over-the-counter medications to treat specific symptoms, such as: Pain reliever/fever reducer (example: Acetaminophen 325 mg) Nasal decongestant (example: Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg) Cough suppressant (example: Dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg) Expectorant (example: Guaifenesin 100 mg) "Cocktail" (...

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Epilepsy is a condition that seems to encompass many possible things: A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. I've read that people with photosensitive epilepsy can react badly with exposure to flashing light, or irregular light patterns (such as sunlight peeking through trees in a forest). Is it also true that tiredness can trigger seizures/passing out (for people with epilepsy), or, in particular, exposure to too much heat? Some people have told me this, but none of them are medical professionals and I'm not either.

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I accidentally gave my long-term boyfriend of 4 years several hickeys on his neck this weekend. We make out all the time, and I've never given him hickeys before (never desired or thought about giving him hickeys -- or even knew how), so I'm not sure how I gave him not just one, but several on his neck this weekend. I didn't seem to do anything different. How long do hickeys last? What are good ways to promote the healing process? Since I'm not sure how I managed to give him hickeys since I made out with him as I normally do, how do I prevent future hickeys -- he's pretty embarrassed about it. (Or I am... because everyone knows I'm his girlfriend).

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Surprisingly, all professional doctors, school-textbooks and other resources, consider as armpit temperatures: > 99 ° F (some-others > 98.6 ° F) = Fever;= 99 ° F (Some-others = 98.6 ° F) = Normal;< 99 ° F (Some-others < 98.6 ° F) = Less than normal. But this doesn't match with my experience. I feel normal when I'm around 96 ° F (officially which is less than normal); and 98.6 ° F is clearly perceptible as fever to me. (and this is not based upon a single thermometer on single event; it is based upon many). Similarly; my mother tells 98.6 ° F is much more than a low-grade-fever whereas her normal temperature is around or below 96 ° F.

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I recently learned that Ayurveda recommends storing drinking water in copper containers for positive health benefits. Upon my simple experimentation, I've noticed the following effects: Water Type : activated carbon filtered drinking water Duration of storage: 8 hours The taste of the water changed, it tasted more metallic. I think this is because of the increase of dissolved copper in the water. If I'm drinking 4-5 liters of water per day, would that be still under the safe limit of 2 mg/day? ref 2 Note: I don't have any apparatus to measure the copper content in the water.

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According to wikipedia on eye floaters: Floaters are often caused by the normal aging process and will usually disappear as the brain learns to ignore them. Even if this might be the case for very small floaters, what about larger ones that cannot be "hidden" from our vision (but that might be moved away from the point we're looking at)? Will they remain visible or could they disappear with time? I couldn't find credible sources or agreement on their fate.

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What are some of the causes of blighted ovum? From my understanding, blighted ovum is when a zygote, the fertilized egg, attached itself to the uterus and proceeds to develop a gestational sac and placenta, but an embryo doesn't develop. Thus, the mother may experience symptoms any even positive tests indicating pregnancies though there is no fetus actually developing. Why does this happen? Is it due to some chromosomal dysfunction?

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I have been doing fitness and bodybuilding for years and have heard people talk about the "amazing" effects of stretching. I would like to know if they are true and based on any scientific facts. stretching before and after abs workout prevents it from being asymmetrical. stretch after thigh workouts helps to make them slim instead of muscular. Asian girls consider that slim is beauty. stretch after workouts reduce muscle pain and decrease recover time. I mean the days muscle consume protein and heal its fiber.

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I am doing abs workout (7 minute app workout 1-2 per day) for "that slightly muscular sexy abs" for 2 month now, but I don't really see any visual progress and this makes me really sad =( Should I change my workout / do it more / try more strict diet? How to to check my progress (to keep my motivation and to be sure I am on the right way)? 1,75m / 80kg / broad shoulders type

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