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Is the skin a digestive organ?

As I managed to drip enamel completely down my arm without noticing, I was really not looking forward to dousing it in xylene, enamel's normal thinner. I decided to wait. In one day, the underlayer ...
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Diagnosis of Diseases/ Phobia [closed]

What certain phobia/disease do i have? This and that other time, i heavy breathing and feeling dizzy(fainting) while at the market.Could it be too many people moving, tight spaces, overloading of ...
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How many axons would there be in a finger cross-section?

Just out of pure curiosity, if I cut off my index finger and then used a microscope and started counting all the axons in the cross-section, roughly how many would there likely be? In other words, I ...
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What determines flexibility?

I'm sorry if this doesn't qualify as a question for this stack. I thought about putting it on "Physical Fitness" but don't think it fits there and is better of here. Please move it not ...
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How can elderly people consume fewer calories as well as more nutrients?

I am confused by the basic nutritional requirements recommended for older people (>65 years old). The elderly have lower energy requirements (because of reduced muscle mass and daily activity), ...
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Use of Bayesian Network in diagnosis

I have read from several articles that Bayesian Networks are widely used to diagnose diseases. I tried to find out some materials that described the usage of BN in anaphylaxis but couldn't find any. I ...
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Can salt-water rinse leach calcium from jaw bone?

There is plenty online about the benefits of salt water rinse on the gums. Consumed salt, on the other hand, leaches calcium from our bones. For enthusiastic rinsing with salt-saturated water over an ...
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To what extent do UV-A, UV-B and UV-C exposure account for visible signs of aging in the skin? I'm looking for a breakdown between UV-A, UV-B and UV-C

Several studies indicate that UV exposure account for between 80% to 90% of visible signs of aging in the skin. E.g., from {1}: UV exposure may account for up to 80% of visible signs of aging in the ...
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Why aren’t the CDC and WHO aligned on masking children?

My understanding is that the CDC recommends masking for children over 2, but the WHO recommends masking for (most) children over 5. Why the discrepancy? Is there a medical reason why either ...
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Is it possible to move a cervical disk? [closed]

It seems that the range of interventions for mitigating the threat posed by a herniated cervical disk is limited to removal of the disk material. I have not found any procedures that involve trying to ...
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H1-antihistamines classified according to pharmacology?

I've been researching H1-antihistamines for personal reasons. And I'm trying to find out if H1-antihistamines are sorted based on pharmacology. I understand that H1-antihistamines have up to three ...
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Why doesn't the heart always pump at max speed? [closed]

I was thinking about artificial hearts, and how much of a problem it is to 'know' the right speed to beat at. Which made me wonder: what happens if your heart beats at max speed, when you are at rest? ...
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Why US (3 weeks)and UK ( 8 weeks) covid vaccine guidelines differs so much?

I am reading CDC that says get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 4-week interval as possible In UK, per BBC, it seems 8 weeks Covid vaccine: Eight-week gap seen as sweet spot ...
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Why does taking Biotin+Collagen tablets fix my erectile dysfunction and peeling of cuticle skin problems but worsen my hemorrhoids? [closed]

The pills that I take has 833.34 mg of hydrolyzed collagen and 1666.67 mcg of biotin per tablet. I'm taking one everyday (or even every other day) and I have the same symptoms. The first two side ...
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When does THE BODY actually start fasting? [closed]

If you do fasting and your fast begins at 8PM, BUT, you have a large meal 10 minutes before 8 PM, have you actually started fasting at 8? I mean, yeah you stopped eating at 8 but your body will be ...
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3 glasses of homogenized milk/day vs. 500mg calcium [closed]

The daily recommended amount of calcium per day is 1300mg. If you need to increase your intake of calcium, it seems that drinking 3 glasses of milk per day would be better than supplements (one glass ...
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External hemorrhoids swollen but not thrombosed - why not drain on their own?

I've used web search and have read now quite a number of articles on hemorrhoids, the key info as far as I understood: hemorrhoids / haemorrhoids term is used to refer to both decease (HD from now on)...
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How do respiratory viruses transit the nose? [closed]

I am curious what the research is on transit of the nose by respiratory viruses, such as rhinoviruses. Theoretically a respiratory virus can be innoculated by touching a contaminated object to the ...
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Why do we need vaccine boosters if covid is still going around?

I understand that some vaccines need boosters, and for most of these it makes sense. You're not constantly exposed to rabies so over time the protection will wear off. But with covid, it's still ...
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How would I find a surgeon who performs the hiatal hernia procedures that were performed before the (Nissan) fundoplication was invented? [closed]

How would I find a surgeon who performs the hiatal hernia procedures that were performed before the (Nissan) fundoplication was invented in the 1950s? I suspect the fundoplication is overkill for ...
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Are fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K, an issue on vegan blood test results? [closed]

B12, protein, iron, etc are usually the ones heard about for vegetarian diets. But what about fat soluble vitamins? A vegan diet is characteristically low in healthy fat sources.* Lipids or fats are ...
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MRI DICOM - 35 slices with thinkness of 6mm and 512x512 resolution available for three planes. Is it possible to get 512 slices?

Say DICOM data from MRI contains 3 (one for each plane - SAG, AX, COR) T1 image sequences of ~35 slices with 512 pixels resolution. If there was only one sequence for one plane I would understand that ...
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What is a upper limit for physical activity? [migrated]

Both the World Health Organization and the UK National Health Service provide guidelines for physical activity, more specifically a lower limit for moderate and vigorous activity. However, I could not ...
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how dopamine levels are related with psychosis and schizophrenia? [migrated]

can someone explain me what is the role of dopamine in psychosis and schizophrenia. somewhere on the internet i read that low dopamine is associated with diseases like psychosis and schizophrenia. And ...
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How often is SARS-CoV-2 RNA detected in plasma, for patients otherwise diagnosed?

I'm curious how sensitive the earliest retrospective diagnoses for SARS-CoV-2 (in China) might be. According to the paper which put the earliest case to December 1, 2019 that retrospective diagnosis ...
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Cardiopulmonary capacity assessment

Is it possible to determine someone's cardiopulmonary capacity from organ/tissue/blood samples alone? No other clues allowed. Think about a non cooperative patient, who can lie in an anamnesis, or ...
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What are risks associated with injection made by a non-sterile needle?

On a regular vaccination, I've been handled by an unprofessional staff, who ( while preparing the injection needle) touched her hands 2 times to the injection needle (staff wore the gloves, but they ...
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Can autoantibodies found in the father affect the embryo, and how?

From "Folate Receptor Alpha Autoantibodies in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention" (2021): Comparison of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) after 2 years of ...
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Is orgasm necessary for long-term male sexual health? [duplicate]

Though many sources tout potential health benefits of orgasms (googling the thread title will confirm this,) I don't see any that address the question of actual necessity. Do postpubescent males need ...
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How can the J&J vaccine shot be effective against COVID-19 if it only has a ~60% efficacy rate?

According to the CDC's page on the safety of J&J vaccines, the reported efficacy rate of the vaccine is a staggeringly low 66.3%. That said, the government is still promoting and touting the J&...
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Why are benzos much more likely to cause respiratory depression when combined with opiates or alcohol than z-drugs?

It's commonplace to hear physicians say "Never combine your opioid painkillers with alcohol or benzodiazepines". I know anecdotally many doctors that prescribe friends and family members ...
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What is the best diagnotic technique to detect inflammatory heart diseases (ECG and Echocardiography vs NMR)?

I was wondering what is the best diagnostic technique to detect inflammatory disease of heart and I would like to confirm if my reasoning is right. First of all, heart inflammation can cause abnormal ...
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Can hospitals test a sting to see if it was caused by a wasp or a bee?

I would like to know if a typical urban hospital is able to test if a sting was by a bee or a wasp. If so, is that something that is routinely done for people who are allergic to one or the other ...
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Use of electromyography in diagnosis of Neurogenic Bladder

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/urodynamic-testing What is the use of Electromyography in the diagnosis of Neurogenic Bladder; how is the exam interpreted?
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Could someone survive being in a diabetic coma for several hours?

I’m writing a modern-day thriller, probably set in Colorado or another heavily forested portion of America. A surveyor from Japan has brought his two children on a working holiday, and they’re at a ...
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How do we know that mrna-hijacked cells with spike proteins are not harmful to the body?

If I understand mRNA COVID vaccines correctly, they contain some RNA that is inserted into a cell, which then is instructed to produce the spike protein, which is typical for COVID-19 viruses. Once ...
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Is there concrete evidence that someday we will be able to prevent aging entirely and at the same time maintain the body's homeostasis?

Senescence (aging) is the result of a set of cumulative structural changes that occur at a molecular level, especially in cell nuclei, with the effect of compromising the organism's functionality at a ...
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Risks to quick vaccine development?

I've heard that the longer a virus is in a population the less deadly it becomes. Something about deadliness being selected out from generation to generation. Had me thinking that with the speed of ...
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Can someone have an allergic reaction to a virus?

My understanding of allergies is that they are more or less immune responses to non-pathogenic substances. The definition on MedicineNet more or less agrees with this. While I don't have any known ...
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Why do most of an average person's UV exposure from the sun occur before the age of 18?

I read on https://www.epa.gov/radtown/ultraviolet-uv-radiation-and-sun-exposure: Most of an average person's UV exposure from the sun occurs before the age of 18. Why do most of an average person's ...
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Best to replace amalgam filling with composite?

My question is whether it's best to replace amalgam fillings with newer, composite fillings. My concern is the constant, low-level of Hg leaching into the body. I understand that removing them will ...
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Would a person with high body fat survive longer without food?

Considering the following information: The more fat stores available, the longer a person can typically survive during starvation. Once the fat stores have been completely metabolized, the body then ...
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Are the surgical site infections "in the brain" caused by same bacteria found in "other parts of the body"?

Are the surgical site infections "in the brain" caused by same bacteria found in "other parts of the body"? There's a blood-brain barrier so, most of the bacteria that infect ...
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Which countries recommend Covid vaccine for pregnant women?

It is still controversial if pregnant women should generally be vaccinated against Covid. As far as I understood, the US-american and English authorities recommend vaccination, while the Germans do ...
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Anxiety-induced itch: what is the mechanism? [migrated]

Some people when get anxious become itchy. I wonder how that itch is triggered and works. Does it start as a reaction of the peripheral nervous system to stress-related chemicals like cortisol? Or it ...
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Does head MRI results showing no lesions rule out MS?

If there are neuropathies in multiple parts of the nervous system and results of a head MRI scan show no lesions in the brain, does this rule out MS? Does it depend on when the symptoms first started (...
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Ice cream after surgery (Forrest Gump)

Forrest Gump: The only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks is the ice cream. They gave me all the ice cream I could eat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sY7umyLACw (from 00:30) Is there a ...
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What treatments help decrease the percentage of immature type III collagen fibers following a tendon injury?

{1} mentions: A microscopic view of tendinosis reveals an increase of immature type III collagen fibers (mature type I fibers dominate in healthy tendon tissue). What treatments help decrease the ...
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USA: What is the correct way to code and bill for diabetic foot exams in claims data?

I'm working with some USA medical claims data and was asked for a gaps in care report for members of the population with diabetes. The total population is around a million people, with tens of ...
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What are the websites providing medical articles?

I'm new here and I'm not sure if my question is off topic, however I need some resources about medical articles concerning the effect of covid on health employees. I found a website called sci-hub but ...

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