Martha F.
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Is secondhand smoke dangerous?
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The Surgeon General of the United states issued a report in 2006 about second-hand smoke. The six major conclusions were: Many millions of Americans, both children and adults, are still exposed ...

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Are women underpaid relative to men?
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The short answer is YES -- while some of the wage gap can be explained by choices, not all of it can. According to the American Association of University Women: After accounting for college ...

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Is bad posture bad for anything other than your back?
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Posture seems to be connected to the likelihood of injury in sports. (Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy Posture can also affect whether food/drink is swallowed or aspirated. (American ...

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Do Personal Development Seminars bring real long-term benefits?
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The short answer is It Depends. There are lots of factors involved in whether any adult learning method is effective. I've tried to cover the major points below. There are many unknowns in the ...

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Can submerging into water be used to replace defibrillation?
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I suspect that what happened in that ER episode was a patient who had an attack of tachycardia -- where the heart is beating so fast that it no longer pumps blood efficiently. This particular rhythm ...

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Do women do more housework than men?
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The short answer is yes, women do more housework than men, but it's shifting in the direction of more equal distribution of labor. There's a fantastic and well-referenced summary of current ...

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Does reducing pain medication decrease healing time?
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Short answers: it depends. Pain inhibits healing through several mechanisms. According to Nimmo and Duthie as quoted in an article from World Wide Wounds, there are four major problems with severe ...

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