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Why do obese people heal more slowly?

It's well known that obese patients have slower wound healing, but the specific cause isn't known; most likely there are multiple causes acting together. The correlation between obesity and ...
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Can a brain dead person recover?

No. Brain death is permanent damage to the brain. Depending on the specific definition, it may refer to either cerebral death or to failure of the brainstem to maintain functions like respiration. ...
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If cells regularly renew, why do we have scars?

Scar tissue formation is part of the normal healing process in which fibrous material braces and pulls the wound together, in other organisms (and young mammals) this process is mild and just serves ...
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Why is wound contraction very slow?

Short Answer : You can not pinpoint any single step for this delay. It is a combination of multiple processes. Long Answer : I think there are multiple factors that can contribute to this. Dermal ...
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Healing of Skin Superficial Wound

Skin is composed of layers, the uppermost being the epidermis. Upper layers of the epidermis (dry, flat cells tightly packed together, and of varying thickness on different parts of the body) can be ...
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Can a brain dead person recover?

@Bryan Krause answered your question prior to the edit. Your new question is relatively easy to answer. Why do they pull the plug without first waiting till the body/brain has a full recovery? ...
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