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Did John Langdon Down say that persons with Down's Syndrome have an evolutionary “reversion”? [closed]

John Langdon Down is a 19th century physician best known for his description of what is known today as Down's syndrome. I know that Down attempted to classify various types of mental disorders by ...
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Does Aloe Vera cure diseases? [closed]

Many sites claim that Aloe Vera can cure diseases and sicknesses such as Arthritis and prevent diseases such as cancer. Is there any scientific merit at all to all those claims? Example sites: ...
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Have chronic conditions such as heart disease, prostate cancer, infertility ever been linked to everyday exposures to chemicals in food?

Claim: http://www.ewg.org/research/mens-health "There has been significant research in recent decades showing that chronic conditions such as heart disease, prostate cancer, infertility may be linked ...
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Does the BRAT diet help stop diarrhea?

The BRAT diet is Bananas, Rice, Apples and Toast. Some sites like this first one add Yogurt. http://www.mademan.com/mm/5-foods-stop-diarrhea.html In this wikiHow, the A is applesauce and the ...
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Do cleaning agents in the gym stop the spread of disease?

My gym (like almost every other gym) has specific instructions that people must wipe down equipment after using it. This is in addition to the regular (daily) cleaning done by the staff. The gym ...
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Are sharks immune to almost all known diseases?

According to Did You Know.org: Sharks are the only animals that almost never get sick: they are immune to almost every known disease. Is this true or is it a myth?
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Can eating too much fibre cause Hemorrhoidal disease (or piles)?

I read this highly informative article from Gut Sense on the causes of hemorrhoids commonly known as piles. The article argues convincingly that eating too much dietary fibre can cause Hemorrhoidal ...
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Do students on paediatrics rotations get sick a lot?

From http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=605542: 3rd years get sick on peds alot. Peds or EM during the winter months pretty much maximizes your odds of getting something. Do ...
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Was sexually transmitted disease rampant amongst troops occupying Japan?

In the English language Wikipedia article on the Recreation and Amusement Association, an organization for prostitution to Allied troops occupying Japan after World War II, it's claimed that sexually ...
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Is vaccination from polio necessary in first world countries?

Last week I stumbled upon an article which stated that vaccination from polio is totally unnecessary for infants in first world countries. The article cited a bunch of questionable sources like ...
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Does Chronic Lyme exist?

Some people claim that lyme disease can last for months or even years, and that they require long term medical treatment (usually antibiotics). Is there any medical evidence for this? Or is it ...
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Do fingerprint scanners cause skin cancer?

Recently, my company started using fingerprint scanners to identify employees for access control and for attendance. Many employees have a concern about developing skin cancer from the IR fingerprint ...
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Do the commercially produced toilet seat covers significantly reduce the spread of disease?

In many public toilets there are disposable toilet seat covers that can be placed over the seat before sitting down. These covers certainly allay some of the "yuck factor" associated with placing one ...
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Can boneset cure dengue fever?

From livestrong: Homeopathic Remedy Boneset is also available as a homeopathic remedy under its Latin name, Eupatorium perfoliatum. In his book "Materia Medica and Repertory," homeopath, Dr. ...
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Have fleas caused more human deaths from plague than wars?

In Amateur Entomologists' Society, it is stated that: But the most serious flea borne disease is Yersinia pestis, or plague (known in the Middle Ages as the Black Death). This is a disease of rats ...
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Is red meat responsible for one in ten early deaths?

The red meat and cancer link has already been addressed here: Does eating meat increase your risk for cancer? But recent reports suggest a broader more worrying relationship to variety of other ...
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Do saturated fats cause heart diseases? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are saturated fats unhealthy? Based on the answers posted on this earlier question and the recent video that I saw on youtube that claims that Fat does NOT cause heart ...
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Is eating fish and drinking milk at the same time linked with skin disease?

I heard from several people that drinking milk or dairy products while eating fish can lead towards a special skin pigmentation disorders such as different skin color or bright spots on skin. I ...
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Do disposable face masks prevent or significantly reduce the spread of disease?

Our local Pediatrician's office and General Practitioner's office both have a policy of giving a disposable face mask to each patient or visitor who has a noticeable cough or runny nose, and insist ...
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Do chocolate bars cause pimples?

My mother always told me "eating that chocolate bar will give you pimples." Is there any truth to the claim? I did find an article on about.com that verifies that this is a common myth, and suggests ...