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How much sleep do adults actually need?

The common consensus is that most adults should get 8 hours of sleep a night. However, sleep needs are highly variable, with some people needing more to function properly, and some gaining little ...
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Hospital department for patients with addictions?

I'm working on a Hungarian to English translation. In some Hungarian hospitals, there is a department called the "Addictions Dept." (the doctors working there are addictionologists). Those treated ...
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Are long term sedatives used to treat suicidality?

In patients with BPD of treatment resistant depression have among the highest rates of suicide. Long acting benzodiazepines are used to treat acute symptoms especially involving anxiety. But I don'...
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Is healthy diet or regular exercise more important for good health? [on hold]

Both healthy diet and regular exercise are important for good health. Which factor has a stronger contribution to good health?
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Does an organ of a male donor work on a female patient?

Each cell of a human body contains 46 chromosomes. If so then each cell of a kidney should have a pair of sex chromosomes. How is it possible that a kidney of a female donor will work on male kidney ...
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Derivation of the relationship between snellen rows and diopters

The results of converting between rows of a snellen chart and diopters is indicated in the tables at these two links: How to Convert Diopters to 20/20 Vision and Conversion Table for Distance Vision ...
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what is biological mass of rhinovirus in adult

I've read wikipedia and did some web searches, but could not find that info. 1) what is mass of single rhinovirus? 2) what is average quantity of rhinovirus during peak of common cold in adult human ...
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Could this be a key insight in understanding the etiologies of neurodegenerative disorders? [on hold]

Here goes, Posting this here because I know some of you do research and think I may have stumbled upon a very important insight concerning the etiologies of various neurodegenerative disorders and ...
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“Blood rushing to the head” during handstands: How is it regulated?

Many people who start practicing handstands or headstands report discomfort in their head, ranging from a mild sense of fullness to "my head is going to explode." The standard response in online ...
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2 year old sister ate melatonin. Should I be worried? [on hold]

I have a 2 year old sister that got into a pill bottle and ate between 1-4 10mg pills of melatonin. Should I be worried?
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Frequent Urination Problem [on hold]

Recently, I am facing frequent urination problem. I woke up a night 2-3 times, going to toilet every hour. I search on the internet and found diabetes and kidney problem may be the reason. Thus, I ...
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Rising allergy and intolerance diagnosis rates

A leading theory behind the rising allergy and intolerance diagnosis rates is the "hygiene hypothesis." This theory suggests that living conditions in much of the world might be too clean and that ...
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Any scientific evidence of “Breastfeeding Elimination Diet ”?

Any scientific evidence of "Breastfeeding Elimination Diet " and the similar forms of diets recommended in mass media to deal with baby's "green poop" problem? All official recommendations does not ...
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Is there a Genetic Disease where the mutated protein cause direct harm? [on hold]

Many genetic diseases create a faulty enzyme which causes a build up of a substance. However is there a genetic disease where the mutated protein created causes direct damage to the person Many ...
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Does blood transfusion change one's behavior? [on hold]

I have one good friend who had a serious accident. He lost a lot of blood and was in critical condition, between death and life, so the doctors did blood transfusion for him from their blood bank, and ...
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A little discomfort when bending my finger [on hold]

I cut my palm it's just a small wound on the surface of the skin it isn't deep , it is situated close to the start of the middle finger but now i feel a discomfort when bending my ring finger backward ...
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Can anyone decode these medicine names? [on hold]

[![Not able to decode medicine names][1]][1] Hi My uncle is out of country and his doctor is not reachable and the paharamacists are not able to decode the medicine names mentioned. These are for ...
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Are citrus fruits bad for your teeth? [on hold]

I've heard that the acid in citrus fruits can slowly eat away at your teeth, possibly causing premature loss of teeth. I've heard that you should be sure to drink water while eating citrus fruit to "...
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Where can I cure myelofibrosis and how? [on hold]

There is a treatment for myelofibrosis in your countries? The fact is that my grandmother (80 years old) suffers from myelofibrosis. But in Russia it is not treated. We bought Jakawi, which is not ...
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Skeletal muscle injury causes hypertrophy or atrophy?

In the following diagram from Love Bailey textbook I see that injury causes decrease in hypertrophy due to decrease in expression of IGF-1.( Love bailey has taken skeletal muscle model) But in ...
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How to avoid the diuretic effect of caffeine or green tea? [on hold]

I have been incorporating green tea into my diet for a long time because of all its benefits, but I discovered that I am very sensitive to the diuretic effect of caffeine, even to the small amount of ...
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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS [closed]

Hi there i'm new here my daughter has a condition called pots has anyone heard of this my daughter went through hell & back to get a diagnoses, we would love to give advice & help to anyone ...
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Surgery of the hemorrhoid or other veins

I got curious what really happens to the cut blood vessels after they were operated on at an arbitrary point... and how the blood circulation remains consistent(, especially if the blood vessel is a ...
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Is coffee/tea consumption before 7a.m. considred mistimed feeding? [on hold]

Eating between 23:00 and 07:00 is considered mistimed and not recommended. Since caffeine is metabolized in the liver, I suspect the same should apply. There are no nutrients but there are substances ...
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Is there a common standard to assess the safety of medical procedures?

Many medical procedures (which are less or more necessary) like LASIK, joint replacement, tonsillectomy or gallbladder removal are described for patients as very safe (usually with a high number of ...
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Is the abbreviation“r/o” on a test report used in the declarative or imperative sense?

I read something similar to this on the radiologist's report for a chest/abdominal CT scan with contrast, in a section headed "NARRATIVE" and a sub-section headed "HISTORY." This is the only content ...
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Would the introduction of DDT prevent the spread of malaria in Latin America? [on hold]

Malaria is a life threatening disease that puts approximately 3.3 billion people at risk. The cause of this disease is a simple mosquito bite. Malaria cases most occur in Latin America. Rachel Carson ...
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Can DDT's cause cancer in humans? [on hold]

The harmful effects of Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane have been researched for decades, however, no conclusive evidence of its carcinogenic effects has been found.
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When was ICD-10CM implemented in the USA?

When was this terminology put in use? It was postponed several times and it is not clear when it was finally implemented?
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I'm still in pain but the doctors say I'm healed. Am I? [closed]

My right wrist was run-over by a minibus. My leg slipped, I fell from my bike, and on my way up, a tyre crushed my arm onto my wrist, going over the carpal tunnel. I had more than 7 fractures in my ...
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Natural Things About Anus [closed]

I always used water to clean myself after defecating.But everytime I wipe my anus, I find little dirt (not type of feces) , Is it normal to everyone's life ?
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Is there a browser for SNOMED CT that would support query by relationship?

Where can I search SNOMED CT for all concepts that have 363698007 |Finding site (attribute)| = 82859000 |Macula lutea structure (body structure)| And similar complex queries?
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Could vision refraction disorder cause eye strain? [closed]

I was diagnosed with VOD: +0.5 = 1.1 and VOS +0.25=1.1, could that cause my eyestrain? To be more correct, by eye strain I mean periorbital dark circles on my eyes.
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Does increasing the size of a weight bar diameter help prevent tendinopathies?

There exist a many products designed to increase the size of a weight bar diameter: https://www.google.com/search?q=Fat+Gripz Does increasing the size of a weight bar diameter help prevent ...
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How does a person know if he should seek treatment for depression since feeling moody is unavoidable? [migrated]

Life is not a bed of roses. All of us feel moody sometimes due to failures in life. This is perfectly normal. However, depression is abnormal. How does a person know if he needs to seek treatment for ...
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Eye frame rate dropping when tired [closed]

When I am tired, I notice that my vision frame rate drops (that's the only way I can describe it). The vision goes stuttery and I notice it most when waving something in front of my eyes - it goes ...
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Recommend an ECG monitor

Can anyone recommend an ECG monitor that a person can wear for a whole day/12ish hours and the raw ECG data can be stored on board transmitted over bluetooth to a phone? What I want to do is give an ...
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Is tinnitus caused by brain damage?

This question was asked in Psychology.SE with no answer so I thought I would try here. It is well known that loud noises can lead to hearing problems such as temporary hearing loss or tinnitus (...
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What is the lower end of C02 exposure, where negative health effects of not enough C02 start? [closed]

I am trying to optimize my indoor CO2 levels. I bought a monitor, which seems to be fairly accurate: When I air my flat thoroughly, for 30min with fans running, I am able to achieve about 450 ppm ...
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What metric is used to measure estrogen levels?

I have had a blood test recently and over the phone I was told by a doctorthat my oestrogen level is high. I'm a man and was told my level is "190, but the average is 150". 190 what? I forgot to ask ...
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Assessing protein bars with artificial sweeteners for diabetics type 2

In case of diabetes type 2, I have learned that it is recommended to find a low carb diet, possibly even low fat (to ease loss of weight) and to compensate instead with whole grain food, high amounts ...
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Difference between acyanotic and cyanotic

Recently I have been watching khan academy videos on acyanotic and cyanotic diseases. I know that acyanotic means not blue and cyanotic blue. Because I still can not understand the difference between ...
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Values of Body Hydration Values to calibrate the readings of Galvanic skin response sensor

I am trying to make a circuit to implement a Galvanic skin response sensor to measure the skin resistance and then use it to find the skin conductance. Then, I wish to calibrate these readings with ...
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Lactulose and dental decay

Lactulose is an osmotic laxative made from the milk sugar lactose. It is non-absorbable in the gut, and so draws water into the gut by osmosis, with the aim of improving constipation. I have heard a ...
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Why do doxycycline pills also contain lactose?

Prescriptions in the UK contain doxycycline as doxycycline hyclate. They are also listed as containing lactose. Why is the lactose helpful?
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Is there anything (other than sleep deprivation) the body compensates with extra sleep?

This is a different take on the "Can I sleep less" question you can see frequently here and elsewhere. Usually, the answer boils down to "Your body needs X hours of sleep per night, period." and that ...
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What are the official eye colors?

In reading the wikipedia article on eye color, I noticed that the colors listed there seemed a bit arbitrary. Tangentially, I know that even the words we use today to recognize colors are neither old ...
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Migraines and tryptophan

One theory about migraines is that it is triggered by dropping serotonin levels. One medication, sumatriptan, acts by raising serotonin acting as a reuptake inhibitor. Since tryptophan is converted ...
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Is there any medical evidence that one toothbrush shape is better than another? [closed]

I've noticed that electric toothbrushes these days typically come in one of two shapes, or a combination of the two. The first shape is a circular shape, where the bristles spin in a circle. The ...
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Can the human brain be taught to recognize new body parts, and how?

A newly emerging category of medical study is the potential to replace a missing piece, in part or in its entirety. While currently in its infancy, the potential for this in human health is astounding....

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