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1. That which lacks statistical significance–ie, a statistical 'p' value > 0.05, as in 'soft' data or 'soft' risk factors. Cf Fragile data.
2. That which is socially regarded as relatively innocuous, as in 'soft' drugs–eg, nicotine or alcohol where dependence is often considered psychological or.
3. That which is not based on objective data, as in the 'soft' sciences of psychology or sociology.
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(sŏft) [AS. softe]
Not hard, firm, or solid.
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Patient discussion about soft

Q. Is it healthy to have a soft belly? I do not have a huge belly, but it is round and soft with no muscle tone with a fat layer.

A. The fat is more problematic than the muscle tone, and it's considered as a risk factor for heart diseases and others. Low muscle tone or strength of the muscles of the abdomen may lead to problems like hyperlordosis (lower back that is too curved backward) but these are usually treated, if necessary by strengthening these muscles, so usually it doesn't pose a substantial risk.

Q. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight and I succeeded in that. But I feel to be heavy now. Why did this happened? Or is it just a feel?

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As the pit stops unfolded Romain Grosjean proved to be a big winner, with the Frenchman staying out on his soft tyres until the end of lap 13, and slotting into second place behind Vettel.
That gave them early durability but left them needing to switch to the soft tyre late on, ensuring it would all be about position come the closing stages.
A subsequent early pit stop for used soft tyres and a new nose and wing on the 13th lap dropped him back again.
The top 10 all started the race on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre, which was nominated along with the P Zero White medium tyre for Hungary.
Raikkonen profited from the various pitstops and rose to fourth on a long 26-lap stint on soft tyres before repitting for mediums on lap 46 - six laps after Grosjean, and five after Hamilton.
Other teams like Ferrari and Mercedes both opted to use softs to guarantee their place in Q2, the flipside being they now have one less set of fresh rubber for today's race.
The super hard tyres are undriveable and the softs are worn out so quickly they will be forced on to the harder version for long stints.
Mining by-products such as iron oxides, aluminium oxides, calcium and magnesium--which can help softs adsorb nutrients--can prevent nutrients from entering river systems, reducing the potential for algal blooms.
Vettel's lead of three seconds had been cut drastically by Hamilton and with the top-10 starters' Q3 tires wearing quickly, he opted to come in after 15 laps for softs.
Brady PLC (BRY.LN), a supplier of trading, risk management and settlement solutions to the metals, energy and softs sectors, has signed a contract with Australia-based Xstrata Copper Australia.
The businessman gave up his softs drink firm and dedicated the whole of 2009 to scaling eight of the world's toughest mountains.
The change reflects AESEoACAO 10-year journey from the energy sector only into the oil, natural gas, marine fuels, biofuels, coal, emissions, metals, steel, agriculture and softs markets it addresses today.