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Do vegetables actually offer any nutritional value beyond fiber and a comprehensive vitamin pill? [duplicate]

Are vegetables better for you than regularly taken multivitamin and fiber supplements? NB: I am not asking whether vegetables are good for you, I am asking whether they're better than a cheaper, more ...
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John Chang Chi Healer [closed]

This article: http://politicalblindspot.com/scientists-and-skeptics-unable-to-debunk-qi-energy-healer/ claims that John Chang could heal people through "accupuncture". The interesting bit is that, ...
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Do vitamin supplements have any health benefits?

According to some recent research, Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of ...
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Does regular self-induced vomiting provide any health benefit?

Yoga International provided an acquittance with a cleansing technique dubbed upper wash where the healthy subject is to voluntarily vomit in order to clean their body from toxins: ...
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Does a high protein diet increase your risk for cancer?

The Daily Telegraph claims that "High-protein diet 'as bad for health as smoking'". Notable quotes: The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer by smoking 20 cigarettes each ...
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Can WiFi waves cause headaches?

I saw there was a question about the harmfulness of WiFi waves, but i'd like to focus on the claims that they can cause headaches specifically; not the cancer-claims. Numerous people come up with ...
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Does the Thompson maneuver decrease sacroiliac pain?

The Thompson maneuver is described here: http://www.miraclepainrelief.com/thompsonmaneuver.htm The key claims are in this paragraph: The Thompson Maneuver simply brings the sacroiliac joints into ...
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Does an alkaline diet help to prevent kidney stones?

From Natural News: Highly acidic diets tend to create an environment which encourages kidney stones, while more alkaline diets help prevent these kind of deposits. Is this true?
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Does driving affect women's ovaries, pushes their pelvis upwards and cause clinical problems in their children?

Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan who is either a leading Saudi cleric or a judicial adviser to an association of Gulf psychologists, has been reported to have told sabq.org (original site down, ...
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Does Marijuana deposit four times the tar in the lungs as tobacco?

This picture is from Emily Miller's Facebook page shows one lung divided into two parts one labeled Tobacco and one labeled Marijuana. The Marijuana side is substantially less-healthy looking and the ...
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“Stress is bad for you, unless you don't believe it”

http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.html claims that stress is bad for your health, unless you don't believe it. I find this really hard to believe, because if ...
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Do any folk remedies for motion sickness actually work? [closed]

Accupressure wristbands, green apples, ginger, peppermint candies, Saltine crackers, lemons, olives, you name it, somebody thinks it prevents motion sickness. Do any of these actually work? Context: ...
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Can bisphenol A get into the air when hot water evaporates from a plastic container? [closed]

I've put plastic containers with water on my central heating radiators (to increase the humidity of the air). The radiators are quite hot. I was told that this will lead to bisphenol A poisoning the ...
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Do salt lamps produce negative ions?

Do claims that Himalayan Salt Lamps produce negative ions when lit with an incandescent bulb have any science to back it up?
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Does wheat cause coronary heart disease? [duplicate]

Most health organizations see wheat as an healthy food. However I wrote an article arguing that wheat could be a risk factor of coronary heart disease. I know there is a similar question: Is wheat ...
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Does taking more steps lead to better health outcomes?

There are currently various products on the market that allow people to track, among other things, how many steps they take every day. For example: The FitBit® The Nike+ FuelBand The M7 chip in the ...
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Did wheat nutrition change in the 1960s, causing health problems?

Mark's Daily Apple gives an example of a claim that I have encountered: that modern wheat bears little resemblance to wheat priot to the 1960s, and that this new wheat is the cause for the rise in ...
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Is medical lab work used to determine a fluoride deficiency in a patient? [closed]

Given that fluoride compounds bio-accumulate in the body from all sources (i.e. pesticide residue on foods) and not just from tap water, how does a medical body determine a deficiency in a patient? ...
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Does the DVORAK keyboard layout reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

I am a programmer and have been for over 20 years and I am starting to feel the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I have always used the QWERTY style keyboard though I have often heard that the ...
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Does eating cheese help one to fall asleep or have a sound sleep?

Does eating cheese help one to fall asleep or have a sound sleep? According to Dr. Oz it does: Cheese and 100% whole grain crackers are your best bedtime-snack bet. The whole grains help produce ...
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Do 50% of prostitutes have HIV?

The Prostitution Statistics You Have to Know claims that: 50% of prostitutes throughout the world have contracted the HIV virus (For this statistic it references this BBC news article: The men ...
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Is Champix safe?

There are various reports of people feeling depressed and suicidal having taken Champix. What is the truth about this stop-smoking-pill? The Daily Mail tell the story of a girl who took it and tried ...
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Is aluminum in pans, soda cans and antiperspirants correlated to Alzheimer's?

I have not only heard the soda can theory since I was a kid, but more recently when researching the topic I have found many websites that claim pans made of aluminum and antiperspirants are correlated ...
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Do people with more moles live longer?

In 2007, the New Zealand Herald reported "People with moles on their skin live longer". A study comparing more than 1,800 twins has found that those with more moles on their skin have longer ...
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Is laser printer toner harmfull? [closed]

I have heard that laser printers emit some kind of toxic 'toner-like' dust, and also that: Apparently toner powder has become a popular body paint in some parts of the world. It may actually be ...
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Is there a correlation between the quality of alcoholic beverages and the likeliness of a hangover?

There is this saying that if you drink alcoholic beverages of good quality (expensive or "well made" whiskey, vodka, wine etc.), you are less likely to get a hangover. Is there any correlation ...
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Did Ancel Keys disregard reliable data that did not fit his conclusion that saturated fat was a leading contributor to heart disease?

Ancel Keys in the 1950s published the famous Seven Countries Study, which tied saturated fat intake to heart disease (among other findings). Critics claim that he hand-picked data from countries to ...
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Are E-Cigarettes as unhealthy as conventional cigarettes? [duplicate]

At my community college, a person in a booth was handing out pamphlets talking about the health problems with cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The pamphlet seemed to indicate that e-cigarettes could be as ...
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Does blowing your nose and clearing lungs help you get better?

Does removing phlegm from your body help your body get rid of bad bugs (virus) or does it just relieve your congestion symptoms? Relatedly if clearing your body does help, then do decongestants ...
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Does Nestlé contribute to infant mortality in developing countries?

There has been a long-running boycott against Nestlé (see http://info.babymilkaction.org). The main complaint is that their promotion of formula milk in developing countries is irresponsible because ...
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Is margarine healthier for you than butter?

An article at MayoClinic by an R.D. says: Margarine usually tops butter when it comes to heart health. [...] So skip the stick and opt for soft or liquid margarine instead. The American Heart ...
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Do household air purifiers prevent illness?

Air purifiers that use glass-fiber HEPA material are said to reduce contaminant in the air that can cause illness, including cold and flu viruses, cigarette smoke. One example is, Are Air Purifiers ...
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Fan death in Korean and outside Korean [duplicate]

I have been reading some articles about Fan Death as a commonly held belief in Korea, although these days the younger generation seem to be dismissing it now for the myth that it had always been. I ...
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Do lemons help cure cancer?

This morning I read an article on Facebook (in German) about the huge health benefits of lemons - and not just the juice, but the whole lemon, especially the skin. Several other sites make similar ...
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Do fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of cancer?

A retrospective study came out that found a correlation between increased blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and increased incidence of prostate cancer. The skeptical responses I've seen come from ...
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Is coconut oil better for your heart than typical vegetable oils?

A co-worker of mine is a born-again health nut, and I recently overheard him espousing to other co-workers that all their cooking should be done with coconut oil as it's full of "good" fats. Knowing ...
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Can mobile apps monitor your sleep cycles?

There's already been a question about devices that can help you monitor your sleep and their possible benefits, but I'm interested specifically in the apps for mobile devices that claim to be able to ...
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Is Soylent a nutritionally complete shake?

Soylent is a "food substitute" - a shake including starches, vitamins, dietary fibre, minerals and more. Quoting from the Vice review at the Soylent financing campaign: Soylent contains all the ...
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What health impacts, if any, does consuming a large number of eggs each day have?

A couple months ago, I consumed around 8 eggs a day for several months. This was largely based on research from the Paleo Diet arguing that saturated fats and cholesterol wasn't nearly as bad for you ...
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Is dietary cholesterol related to blood serum cholesterol?

I consume a lot of cholesterol. For three months straight, I consumed around 6-8 eggs a day with Feta cheese, and about a third of a gallon of milk each day. I got my cholesterol tested before and ...
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Is cows' milk bad for cats?

My mother used to tell me that I shouldn't give our kitten cow milk, even if she seemed to enjoy it. Since I loved my kitten, and was quite disobedient at that time, I did it fairly often, and never ...
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Anti-inflammatory property of food

All over the internet we can see reference to anti-inflammatory diets and anti-inflammatory property of general food. Examples: Web MD Experts discuss the potential disease-fighting benefits of ...
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Does drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before meal have any positive effect on your health?

I have read in many forums and diet advisories that one recommends to drink a glass of mineral water (without gas) about half an hour before every meal. Even though most sources provide no explanation ...
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Does the CDC over-report annual flu deaths in the U.S.?

This blog post claims that the CDC over-reports annual flu deaths in the U.S. by 1000x or more, in an effort to sell flu vaccinations. Yet, their own numbers show 500 deaths in 2010, not 36,000. ...
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Is drinking a soda as bad or more harmful than smoking a cigarette?

The claim is easy to find on google, but here are a few specific examples (emphasis added): Soda, which is loaded with sugar primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup, is a leading ...
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Can hypnosis increase breast size?

Dr Mark Griffiths Blog Also in 1977, Dr. Richard Willard published a study in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. Using a slightly different technique to the previously published ...
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Can we preserve youth wearing a magnet?

According to Legend, Cleopatra wore a magnetic amulet on her forehead to preserve her youth; this placement put it near the brain’s magnetically sensitive pineal gland. Healing therapies ...
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Is it unhealthy to live with cockroaches?

There are a number of cockroaches in my wardrobe where I keep my clothes. I have noticed that the cockroaches haven't done any damage to my clothes. I haven't seen the need to get rid of the ...
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NAET - is it a hoax or does it have any merit?

Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques seems to claim to be able to heal almost anything. It primarily focuses on allergies as the core of all issues. It seems to talk of meridians in human ...
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Does Excessive Menthol Cause Sleepiness

Does Over Consumption of Menthol Cause Sleepiness? I found no substantial sources either to suport or refute this argument. I have heard it from a few sources not perfectly reliable. I do know that ...