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  • Is 2-4 blows to the head a year enough to cause CTE or Alzheimer's?

    Because I am tall I sometimes hit my head on ceilings or other high objects when not paying attention, sometimes lightly, sometimes hard enough to cause mild headache and fatigue.  I'm 26. This generally happens a few times in a year. Will this cause brain disease over time?

    1 AnswerOther - Diseases2 months ago
  • How to stop playing video games?

    Lately I can't stop playing RPGs, specifically RPG maker engine games on my computer. If I finish one game, I'll suddenly really want to play another and then want to keep playing until I've completed everything. I have uni work, which I am still doing but I think I should be more productive, and there are healthier and more productive things I want to spend time doing.

    I can't sell my PC because I use it for work. I've tried uninstalling the games, but I can just download them again. Deleting the save files too works for a while but eventually I'll want to play them badly enough to start a new game. Any blocking software I could simply disable if I want to play badly enough. I often use games as escapism and don't seem to be as interested in anything else. What should I do? Is there something I can do to *irreversibly* (short of factory resetting) make the games unplayable on my pc?

    2 AnswersVideo & Online Games1 year ago
  • Should I see a chiropractor or physio?

    My muscles in my neck get very tight/cramped and I often feel a need to massage it. Most nights I wake up after 4-5 hours of sleep feeling very thirsty and short of breath. I get relief from those feelings after massaging each part of my neck but the tightness often returns a few seconds later. It then takes me a couple of hours to get back to sleep so I need to sleep in the next morning.

    A chiropractic adjustment helped with it a couple of months ago but now it's happening again probably because of all the time I need to spend working at the computer. I need to be able to go to bed and wake up at the same times, and I'm worried I might eventually give myself a blood clot with all the massaging.

    What do I need to do or who I should I see to make it stop?

    2 AnswersOther - General Health Care1 year ago
  • Is this whiplash?

    I think I've hurt my neck from rotating it from side to side too much/too far. For about two weeks I've had a sensation of a hot sticky rash on my neck where there is no rash, which is relieved by ice. I have a rash-like sting when I touch the sides. I' also have tingling on the back of the neck and cricks.

    I have had existing muscle/joint issues from trying to fix poor posture. I'm seeing a chiropractor this week but is this specifically a whiplash injury and should I get an X-ray done?

    3 AnswersInjuries2 years ago
  • Is it safe to burn off moles?

    Does burning them prevent them from becoming skin cancers? And if I burn off a mole and it happens to be a melanoma, am I basically dead?

    2 AnswersSkin Conditions2 years ago
  • Can listening to music on an iPhone WITHOUT headphones damage your hearing?

    If the volume is turned up but the music is only playing through the phone's speakers.

    3 AnswersOther - Health2 years ago
  • Can lucid nightmares cause trauma?

    Say you think of something that absolutely terrifies you and it shows up in your dream. Could you get PTSD or long-lasting emotional trauma upon waking? Or would you just get over it?

    In a lucid nightmare, although you know it's not real, it is much more vivid than a normal nightmare and you can imagine terrifying things that don't exist in real life. You are also actually experiencing it as opposed to passively watching it happen to someone else as in games or movies.

    3 AnswersPsychology3 years ago
  • Does this person have perfect pitch?

    So I know someone who has no musical knowledge and cannot play any instrument. She doesn't know what any of the notes are called.

    However, if I play a note on the piano she can sing it in tune afterwards.

    Does this prove perfect pitch?

    1 AnswerSinging3 years ago
  • Should I wear earplugs during rehearsals?

    I'm a pianist in two bands, and we rehearse three hours combined on one day a week. The other players for one band are a guitarist and two bassists, all using amps. For the other band, a singer, a bassist and drummer. We're playing mostly jazz. Is it loud enough for me to need to protect my ears?

    I have mild tinnitus, which is more likely from neck trauma/poor posture than noise damage, but it gets a lot louder when I put earplugs in, and none of the other band members wear protection.

    2 AnswersOther - Music3 years ago
  • Should I go back to the doctors?

    For two weeks I have had a blocked feeling and unusual pressure in my ears on and off, more so in my right ear, and sometimes a dull intermittent ache in my right ear only. On two or three moments, I noticed yellow chunks in my right ear when I woke up. A week ago I saw a GP who looked through my ears and said there was no wax in either of them and I probably had a blocked eustachian tube. Since then I've still had symptoms. For most of the day my ears would feel normal, and then the pressure would come on suddenly and I've had a couple of sudden brief episodes of muffled hearing and tinnitus. I don't have any other symptoms of a cold and don't get those often.

    If I had something more serious like an ear infection or ruptured eardrum, should my GP have diagnosed it just checking for wax with an otoscope? Should I go back and have it checked again?

    2 AnswersOther - Diseases3 years ago
  • Delayed onset hearing loss?

    Does hearing loss from loud noise suddenly happen years in the future, or are they very slight, immediate changes that accumulate over time?

    For example could this scenario happen:

    You go to a loud concert and leave with tinnitus. The tinnitus goes away and you can still hear the same as before the concert and there are no other symptoms. Then one day 20 years later you suddenly lose some of your hearing all because of that concert you went to 20 years ago.

    I went four or five tinnitus-causing concerts and listened to loud music a lot when I was younger but don't have permanent tinnitus or notice any loss of hearing - will I just suddenly lose my hearing one day no matter how much I protect my ears in the future?

    2 AnswersMen's Health3 years ago
  • Has an arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon been done for a multi-section orchestra?

    For string, woodwind, brass and

    percussion sections? All the ones I've come across seem to use the original string only orchestration or be for quartets of other families. Are there any orchestral arrangements that use all the main families of instruments?

    1 AnswerClassical3 years ago
  • Could this be arthritis?

    I have a constant cracking sound in my neck and it feels stiff and heavy to move when I sit or lie down but it's rarely painful. I am 22. I am getting an x-ray and maybe an MRI shortly but how likely is it to be arthritis as opposed to a structural problem with a joint?

    2 AnswersPain & Pain Management3 years ago
  • What happens if I have no balance on my opal card but I have reached the weekly cap?

    My weekly cap (concession) is $30 so I put exactly $30 on it to last this week.

    When I run out can I still tap on and off with no problems since I have reached the cap or do I have to top it up again?

    1 AnswerCommuting5 years ago
  • Does blocking your ears in a noisy environment help protect them?

    If you're suddenly exposed to a very loud sound and you block your ears so it becomes a more comfortable volume, does this actually prevent hearing damage from that sound?

    1 AnswerRespiratory Diseases5 years ago
  • Will my perfect pitch become displaced at some point?

    I have absolute pitch, meaning that I can name notes and keys by ear without a reference. A couple of people have told as we age, our eardrums become less elastic or something, which would eventually cause me to hear everything as sharper. Does this mean that when I'm older I'll be hearing music in the wrong key, e.g. hearing a song in C major in say D or E or even further off? If so, can this be prevented?

    3 AnswersSinging5 years ago
  • How do you notate a piece for temple blocks?

    I have a composition assignment due next week for university where I have to write a piece for drum kit and three temple blocks. I have never written for these does it work? Which lines/spaces on the staff are for which blocks?

    2 AnswersOther - Music5 years ago
  • AMusA in Musicianship?

    I Just finished grade 8 musicianship AMEB. Apparently I can do a diploma in it, but is there any point? Is it a useful qualification for anything whatsoever lol?

    2 AnswersClassical5 years ago