_Oman t1_ja4sxrg wrote

Even before COVID-19 there was evidence that fighting off a significant infection can cause a number of post-infection issues. Sometimes the damage is done by the infection, sometimes by the immune system fighting the infection, and sometimes the immune system can be dysfunctional after the infection. COVID-19 is unique in that is spread rapidly to a large portion of the population, and people had such a varied reaction to it.

Don't limit your research to COVID-19, although there has been a lot more research done in the past couple of years because of it.




_Oman t1_j808r8j wrote

I would say that they didn't understand what the mechanism or exact rules were that influence inheritance, but they certainly understood the basics. There have been texts about parentage and selectively breeding livestock well before Darwin. Darwin helped to put the micro-generation scope in line with the macro-generation scope.


_Oman t1_j77yd11 wrote

Your brain is faking all of it. The actual visual stimuli from your eye has far less bandwidth than you would think. Your brain builds a 3 dimensional internal representation of the world around you and is continuously updated part by part from your visual input. It's nothing like a computer monitor where all the pixels are being refreshed every single time.

In fact your ears will update the internal representation as well as your eyes. Your brain processes the sounds, directions, and timing of the sounds to help update your location within that representation.

Just how well your visual cortex understands the complex interaction of light on surfaces is truly amazing. There is a particular optical illusion that demonstrates how strong this knowledge of how light should work can influence what you believe is true.




Your brain INSISTS that A and B are different shades, because the rest of the checkerboard follows a consistent pattern, and part of it must be in shadow. It is one of those optical illusions that is nearly impossible to "turn off" because your visual cortex simply does this processing 100% of the time automatically.


_Oman t1_j1ghgff wrote

You are incorrect about mammograms. While men can get breast cancer, mammograms are generally not recommended for them because of the relatively low occurrence rate and that fact that they are designed for larger breast tissue mass. However, that may not apply to the transitioned population (both directions). It depends on a number of factors and should be discussed with a medical professional.

Some sauce for those that are curious:



_Oman t1_j1ggk97 wrote

I was going to say this, as this one is a biggie for on-scene triage. I do wonder if there has been any study to see if hormonal therapy to accompany transition has any impact on reported symptoms of heart related issues.

** Since we are on the subject **

PSA: Women do not generally experience the same symptoms when in the early stages of a heart attack as men do. This is directly from the Mayo Clinic:

Women are more likely than men to have heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain, such as:

Neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or upper belly (abdomen) discomfort
Shortness of breath
Pain in one or both arms
Nausea or vomiting
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Unusual fatigue
Heartburn (indigestion)

These symptoms may be vague and not as noticeable as the crushing chest pain often associated with heart attacks. This might be because women tend to have blockages not only in their main arteries but also in the smaller ones that supply blood to the heart — a condition called small vessel heart disease or coronary microvascular disease.

Compared with men, women tend to have symptoms more often when resting, or even when asleep Emotional stress can play a role in triggering heart attack symptoms in women.

Please take these symptoms seriously. Women are more likely to die from a heart attack than men.


_Oman t1_iujbzgr wrote

Vannillin has been available since the 1970's. Before that true vanilla flavor was expensive and decadent. It is a now a super cheap favoring, chemically identical to the main flavor extracted from real vanilla beans. On the other hand, there are some other flavors in extracted vanillas that can give it a more pleasant and complex flavor.


_Oman t1_iufxih4 wrote

Hello Mr. Dr.

Had wildlife worker friend who encountered the wonderful world of rabid raccoons much too often. He was told the Ig was to get an immediate immune response using foreign antibodies so that the virus could not replicate well enough to move into the nerve cells. For some reason if the virus does reach the long nerves, the body can't make an effective defense and the virus will kill you.

Does that seem correct?