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In your opinion what are the most interesting topics in medicine today?

My original proposed topic for a publication I'm writing in was about printing organs and bone marrow but it may be rejected because someone else proposed the same idea. I'm currently brainstorming ideas before tomorrow. Currently I'm thinking of writing of genetically engineered humans. Any other ideas?
posted by JYuanZ on Sep 17, 2013 - 16 answers

What are some surprising suggestions for better health?

What are some health tips you've recently heard that surprised you? I'm making a list, aiming to get one that corresponds to each body part. For example, for the eyes- wearing blue-tinted sunglasses when on the computer at night to have less exposure to light and therefore better sleep. Any ideas?
posted by three_red_balloons on Aug 29, 2013 - 27 answers

What kinds of jobs should I look for other than admin/office stuff?

I've mostly done generic office work but I would like to expand my job search to include more specific things. What fields (with jobs available) would be a good fit? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jun 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Sequential Eating, Metabolism, and Digestion

I was researching sequential eating and would like some advice, here are my thoughts and questions: It seems that it takes (on average) 2-4 hours for foods or beverages to leave the stomach. I was wanting to eat/drink something specific every two hours. I have 8 hours to sleep every night, and I like to eat right before sleep as well. This leaves me with 16 hours in a wakened state. Or, 9 segments of eating/drinking. (I drink water right when I wake up) On the basis of sequential eating, what are some useful tips/advice I could keep in consideration while putting together snacks of 1-3 things? It's looking like 4 meals a day, 5 drinks a day, alternating every two hours. OR, what I would rather prefer, is eating 9 meals a day (fruit in the morning with my water), and drinking 6oz of water every hour on the dot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Extracting/Disposing of Methyl Mercury (methylmercury) from Canned Tuna

How can I extract/rid of methylmercury out of canned Tuna? I bought a ton, and just realized I should have went with canned salmon. There HAS to be an easy way to at least cut down on the Hg content... right? [more inside]
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Dec 22, 2012 - 26 answers

If reputable scientists were to prescribe a healthy lifestyle, what would they include?

What are the most significant lifestyle changes I can make to improve my chances of maintaining a high quality-of-life throughout (a hopefully long) life? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Jul 31, 2012 - 27 answers

How bad is it for you to sleep with the light on ?

How bad is sleeping with the light on? I have checked google! - more inside. [more inside]
posted by hitchcockblonde on Apr 20, 2012 - 11 answers

We're going back to school, but for what??

Please help two hardworking yet poor 30 year olds get careers and move out of this tiny one-bedroom apartment. [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Apr 7, 2011 - 20 answers

The 8 glasses seem half-empty to me

How can I get more comfortable with health science findings when they seem to be constantly shifting and/or contradicting one another? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on May 21, 2010 - 12 answers

How long does it take for water to get from your mouth to your bladder?

How long between drinking water and having to pee?
posted by DMelanogaster on Mar 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Caffiene snooze

Why does one cup of coffee make me sleepy? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 18, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I find out more information about a study reported everywhere in the news?

I was very interested in the study reported everywhere in the news today (for example: CNN) regarding how 1 in 4 teen girls has or has had an STD, however every single article was exactly the same leading me to believe they were all simply summarizing a press release. I'd like more info but where should I look for it? (Places I've tried inside) [more inside]
posted by katyjack on Mar 12, 2008 - 10 answers

What is this crazy 'antivegan' diet I saw, and is there any science behind it?

What is this crazy 'antivegan' diet I saw, and is there any science behind it? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Sep 18, 2007 - 29 answers

What is the proper anatomical term for the top of your foot?

What is the proper anatomical term for the top of your foot?
posted by mattholomew on Mar 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Are mosquito lamps effective and do they pose any health risks to pregnant humans ?

Are mosquito lamps effective and do they pose any health risks to pregnant humans ? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Feb 5, 2007 - 9 answers

What is the science behind Camel's new non-spit oral tobacco product?

How is it that Camel has achieved in marketing a non-spit oral tobacco product when typically, that type of product has to be spit? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Dec 20, 2006 - 8 answers

The origin of sexual vocalisations...

When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 10, 2006 - 54 answers

The Common Involuntary Shudder

Many years ago someone told me the recognised term for the kind of involuntary shudder that commonly affects people at rest. You know the kind that spontaneously rocks you, just for a moment, like you are shaking off the ghoulies, like the cliche says 'someone was walking on your grave'? I have since lost this word to time, and searching the internet has brought only partial results. Does anyone know it?
posted by 0bvious on Nov 15, 2005 - 31 answers

Immune responses

Why do our bodies reject new organs but not blood transfusions, assuming the blood transfusion is of the same blood type?
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 2, 2005 - 5 answers

Any news on humans living forever?

What's being done in scientific fields with regards to the search for eternal youth? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on May 1, 2005 - 30 answers

Who wants to live forever?

So I was perusing Alterslash today and saw a discussion about an article on Technology Review re Immortality research. This is something I myself ask people about and was kind of curious as to what the community response would be.

Leaving aside the actual feasibility of the science, and assuming you could maintain reasonably good health (say frozen at a physical age of 40) would you take Immortality or a hugely extended lifespan (1000+ years) if it were offered to you and why? [more inside]
posted by ad hoc on Jan 19, 2005 - 66 answers

Why can some people recall their childhoods and others can't?

fff asked a really good question about how children think. Many responders wrote that they have no memories from their childhoods. This freaks me out. I remember my childhood more vividly than my college years. I have a childhood friend who also has no memories from when she was a kid, which is really odd, because I remember all sorts of things we did together. Have there been any studies that shed light over why some people can recall their childhoods and others can't?
posted by grumblebee on Dec 1, 2004 - 16 answers

is USANA a scam

What is the lowdown on USANA? A friend of mine swears its great, but seems like a big scam to me... anyone had any experience with this sort of thing? Website is vague and pyramid-scammish.
posted by ac on Aug 16, 2004 - 9 answers

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