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Effects of only drinking soda (no water)

I have several college friends who never drink water - only soda. Water is too bland for them. What are the long term effects of this lifestyle?
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Donating blood despite having a foreign-born sexual partner in Germany?

Is having a foreign-born sexual partner automatically a hard barrier where a doctor at a blood donation center has to send a potential donor away in Germany? Or is there some leeway in decision-making,...
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When I inhale a cigarette, put a mask and exhale, the fumes are going out from the corners of the mask. Could covid spread this way as well? [closed]

My question is simple and direct, Since covid spreads from the air, could it spread even when mask is carried on ? like this small experiment I had with cigarette. Best Regards.
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Does combining silicone gel therapy and pressure therapy help scar reduction (vs. using just one of these therapies)?

The 2015 review {1} mentions different therapies for scar reduction, including: Treatment Description Advantages Disadvantages Pressure therapy Application of elastic bandages or pressure garments ...
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Does lying in your bed, unable to sleep, in fact count as meaningful rest? [closed]

Many nights, I cannot sleep. Even if I go to bed around midnight, I might lie there until 5 in the morning or later before I finally fall asleep, and then usually wake up way too early due to noises. ...
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Pop music and country music make me feel anxious, which in turn makes me angry. Is this a real diagnosis? [closed]

Whenever me or someone else plays a pop song, or genres similar to it (Country, K-pop, etc.), for some reason I feel really anxious and sometimes that can turn to anger. Even after its played, the ...
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How well does COVID vaccination protect against brain damage from COVID?

I have read that even mild infections with the Corona virus causes significant brain damage in a large number of cases (https://www.deseret.com/coronavirus/2022/1/21/22894780/mild-covid-19-symptoms-...
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What's worse? A higher cylinder or sphere? [closed]

The typical eyeglass prescription has three numbers included the power (sph), the astigmatism (cyl), and the axis. I understand the higher the cylinder value the more the astigmatism (either positive ...
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Why is dementia in humans under 25 years old so rare in comparison to cancer? [closed]

I know that the human brain is fully developed at 25 years old. I know that some types of cancer are more common in young people (like bone cancer, and non-ultraviolet-related eye cancer). But, why is ...
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Which DNA biomarkers should I test for? [closed]

Concerning DNA biomarkers test such as the one done by insidetracker. They say, can test up to 43 biomarkers: 1 Albumin 2 ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) 3 AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase) 4 Calcium 5 ...
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Support tools for a better diet [closed]

So long story short, I went to the hospital a few days ago for a checkup and exam results are suggesting I should consider a better diet. The triglycerides, cholesterol and uric acid are off. So I'm ...
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Rules insurances use to determine bill amount for OT/PT/SLP services? [closed]

I work for a therapy clinic (OT/PT/SLP) and was asked to research the rules that insurances (e.g. Medicare, Blue Cross) use to determine how much a session is billed for, based on the CPT codes used ...
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Impossible to do quality intellectual work while dieting? [closed]

Ok, I can quit extra food of trips, vacations, relaxation time, after exercises, I can live with constant sense of light hunger, I can do this. I am not bad person, I really try to fight my obesity. ...
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What causes a gravelly voice in young children?

Why would an (otherwise healthy) young boy have a permanently gravelly voice for his whole life? Both this article from a prominent children's hospital mention a wide variety of causes. Another less ...
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Cilostazol (PDE3 inhibitor) for topical weight loss

The relative importance of PDE3 inhibitors in lypolysis in human cells is relatively established The selective PDE3 inhibitor Cilostazol is known to be well tolerated by humans, and shows topical ...
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In Canada, what other liquid AntiSeptics require prescriptions, barring Chlorhexidine? [closed]

In Canada, what OTHER liquid antiseptics MUST BE PRESCRIBED by a dentist or physician? In Canada, a dentist or physician must prescribe Chlorhexidine and 10% benzoyl peroxide (unlike USA). But without ...
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What other function does PCSK9 have, other than LDL cholesterol control?

I am trying to understand if PCSK9 has other functions in the body, other than the one mentioned in the question title. I know it can be found in different tissues, but I can't find anything about ...
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Definition of Veno-occlusive dysfunction [closed]

Is "veno-occlusive dysfunction" the same as "Venous Leak" or are they different? Is one a subset symptom of another? This is regarding the subject of urology and erectile ...
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How can liquids such as oral contrast agents coat the intestinal tract so quickly?

Apparently it takes only about an hour for barium-based oral contrast agents to coat the intestines. I find this kind of suprising because it generally takes the body about 24 hours to digest a meal, ...
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Are people who suffer from autoimmune diseases less likely to get cancer? [closed]

Autoimmune diseases are caused by one's own immune system doing too much. In such a case, will it have the positive side effect of more protection against actual disease such as cancer?
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Is there a specific name for experiencing vertigo on sloping floors? [closed]

I wasn't sure where to ask this or what tags to use, but this seemed like the right place. Is there a specific name for experiencing vertigo-like symptoms when on sloping/tilted floors, almost like ...
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smoking and coronavirus

In the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was some noise about smoking being a risk factor when contracting coronavirus disease. Then there was a deafening silence. Beginning of 2022, what ...
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Someone reinfected with Covid.19 - how infective will this person be to others? [closed]

It seams that vaccinated, infected are about half as infective to others as unvaccinated infected (On top of being less likely to infect themselves in the first place, at least in the months after ...
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Does a Doctor exist that is able to encapsulate triaging differing specialities? [closed]

My girlfriend has multiple health issues: ASD ADHD BPD Type 1 Diabetes Wolf Parkinsons Disease Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease fibromyalgia Perferatted Valve Reynauds Disease The issue is each one ...
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meaning of prevalent/incident/new/cleared HPV infections in this table

I am having difficulties understanding the following table from the study Incidence and clearance of genital human papillomavirus infection in men (HIM): a cohort study. I think I might be reading the ...
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How long after COVID-like symptoms start can one still find out if what they had was COVID?

Suppose someone has COVID-like symptoms, let's pick an arbitrary date, say they wake up coughing on February 1st, 2022, with no prior symptoms, and unknown potential exposure date. If this person is ...
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Did covid vaccine studies use an active placebo (with side effects)?

I know that the studies done by Pfizer, et al, used standard methods with a placebo control group. If you read about blinded experiments here, it mentions: A common cause for unblinding is the ...
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Has there been any medical studies as to whether drinking a 'Hot Toddy' can help to ward off or to help heal someone who has COVID-19?

I am curious to know if there has been any medical studies that have been conducted to ascertain if drinking a 'Hot Toddy' every day will decrease the odds of someone being infected by the COVID-19 ...
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What do we know about Long Covid and Omicron?

Longer term covid symptoms/sequalia ("Long covid") tentatively seem to be attributed to the virus playing havoc with bodily organs, the bloodstream, perhaps the immune system, and so on. Its ...
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What is the additional diagnostic benefit of an intravenous contrast agent when examining the urinary system with CT?

I read an overview of urinary calculi imaging, but the text was not clear as to the benefits vs risks of using a contrast agent to support CT imaging. The text did discuss use of a contrast agent ...
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Quickly reduced resting pulse after few cardio sessions [closed]

Preample: this is a academic question about the link between aerobic activity and the neurotransmitters controlling the heart rate. I am using my own observations as the starting point but not asking ...
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Diphtherite: What is it and what is the difference with Diphtheria? [migrated]

My brother and I are researching our family tree, and in our extended ancestry, there is a person who is registered on their death certificate to have died June 1858, of diphtherite. I wondered if it ...
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What percentage of platelets are inhibited by 100mg of aspirin? [closed]

If someone takes a single 100mg oral dose of aspirin, what percentage of platelets will be inhibited on that day? In addition what percentage of platelets would be inhibited at 50mg? The reason I've ...
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Help interpreting PCR lab results [closed]

Started isolating after my brother, who I live with tested positive, and four days later I was also testing positive (making it likely he transmitted it to me). I did a PCR test and the lab returned ...
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Is the WHO guideline on registering covid-19 deaths very expansive?

In this WHO guidelines document: Guidelines for certification classification of covid-19 as cause of death, it says: 2. DEFINITION FOR DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 A death due to COVID-19 is defined for ...
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What does "oppose" mean in this context: opposition of the wound edges?

Been interested in cyanoacrylates and their applications to wound closures and ran across this new usage for "oppose", "opposed", and "opposition". Researching further ...
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Can a RT-PCR test claim 100% sensitivity and specificity?

A recent RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 from a private laboratory lists the test's sensitivity and specificity as 100%. The test certificate lists this next to the result: Ref. value/Норма Negative (...
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Eye glasses prescription adjustment [closed]

My current contact lens prescription is: R: BASE_CURVE=8.5mm, Diameter=14.50mm, SPH +0.75, CYL -2.25, Axis 180 L: BASE_CURVE=8.5mm, Diameter=14.50mm, SPH +0.75, CYL -1.75, Axis 10 I have a Jackson ...
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Is eating oats healthy? Is there any age restriction or genetic susceptibility to certain disease related to oat consumption? [closed]

We have seen lots of articles which shows oat consumption is good for health. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34828872/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23072529/ Is there any age related or genetic ...
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Can we reverse engineer spike proteins for possible coivd-19 mutations and corresponding vaccines?

Here's a video where Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses about how the SARS Covid enters humans and how vaccines work. Covid-19 enters humans by latching to ACE2 receptors. This latching is done by spike ...
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Are there health risks associated with dropping to very low fat levels, as athletes often do?

Even lurking just a bit on fitness communities shows that people often talk about single digit body fat levels. Intuitively, this does not seem to be a 'normal' state of the body. People with such low ...
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Does ingesting itraconazole pills increase the likelihood of success for a topical cream (Imiquimod/5-Fluorouracil) to treat BCC?

The 2014 phase II trial {1} indicates that oral itraconazole is beneficial for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Imiquimod 5% cream and topical 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) have also been used to ...
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Effects of intravenous injection of sterilized hypotonic water

I'm curious about the effects of injecting sterilized water intravenously. I suppose that a high enough dose will cause red blood cells to burst because of the change in osmolarity (cytolysis). A ...
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Would extended exposure to ultrasonic vibrations as used in eye and orbit ultrasound examination be harmful?

I am considering the viability of using ultrasonic vibrations interacting with the eyeball to detect eye gaze direction without interfering with the field of vision [for Virtual Reality headset]. ...
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How accurate is this covid-19 article related to reinfection risk after recovering from omicron?

Sorry if this is wordy. I've tried to include the research I did, before asking. If anything is poorly worded, let me know, I'll try to fix it. This article, although sketchy, and slightly ...
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Why is the flu more deadly to children than COVID-19?

Or better framed: Why are children not developing as severe reactions from COVID when they tend to fare much worse from seasonal flu? Is the answer something along the lines of: Those that don't die ...
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Susceptibility of β-Thalassemia Heterozygotes to COVID-19

A recent study by medical researchers in Greece (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34441941/) concluded that β-Thalassemia Heterozygotes (carriers) are more susceptible to severe symptoms of COVID-19 as ...
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Are there diseases which are contagious but can also arise simultaneously in an individual? [closed]

Diseases like most cancers are known to be not contagious; they arise `from within'. On the other hand, diseases like the flu are known to be contagious. Are there also diseases which fit in both ...
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How to read hearing test results?

Note: I am not asking for an interpretation of the results to know if I am fine or if I have hearing problems, but for the meaning of the numbers in the table in the physical or biological sense. ...
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Scientific way for measuring contagiousness of disease

What is the accepted scientific way to measure how contagious a disease is? If there are more, what is the most accurate method/gold standard, similar to an RCT for effectiveness research? On ...

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