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Viruses evolving in less dangerous forms

My question could be naive, but I was not able to find an answer. I have read at several places that viruses tend to evolve to less dangerous forms (HIV for example), se they do not run out of hosts, ...
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Is there a greater benefit as as to why an ob-gyn will prescribe a birth control with higher risk of Venous Thromboembolism?

It is already known that combined oral contraceptive (COCs) pills increase the risk of serious complications such as Venous Thromboembolism. However there are other options that have relatively much ...
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How much muscle will be created while adding 1KG body weight?

I like to know, will body create more muscle when someone gets 1KG fat? I mean if a person has 60KG body weight, then he will eat a lot and his body weight arises to 120KG for example, and he don't do ...
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Is it safe to put my tongue in my nasal cavity? [closed]

I have had the ability since I can remember to put my tongue in my nasal cavity. With zero effort I can move my tongue into my nasal cavity and plug each hole of my nostril to prevent air from moving ...
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What are the most significant breast tissues in Gynecomastia?

From prior research I understand that only these types of tissues can cause gynecomastia: Adipose tissue Mammary Gland Tissue Connective Tissue fibrosis Excessive skin tissue I further understand ...
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What does administering a vaccine intradeltoid mean?

In some places I have seen that while administering a vaccine it was written that it should be administered "intradeltoid". Does this mean intramuscular at the deltoid place or some different way of ...
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Are there any disadvantages to MRI/CT contrast? [closed]

I've been wondering why is it that emergency room CT scans tend to be without contrast? While it's not that good for people with kidney failure, the ER takes blood tests and (if they suspect kidney ...
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Where is a CT scan better than an MRI, where is an MRI better than a CT scan, and where is an ultrasound better than the first two? [closed]

I've always assumed that a CT scan is better at "hard" objects, while an MRI is better at "soft" objects, but then I heard that CT scans (even without contrast) can be used to diagnose soft body ...
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Using body soap on hair [closed]

I'm asking from my boyfriend: Since my childhood, I'm used to use solid body soap when washing my hair in addition to shampoo. I have oily hair and soap can clean it better than a shampoo. Recently ...
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2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) lifetime outside an organism

How long will it remain potent outside an organism? I'm thinking in the context of if it can survive a couple of weeks or a month in the mail for the recipient to get infected. Edit: I tried ...
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When should humans do laser scar treatment (in what, or after what stage of scar healing)?

I understand that wound healing (open wound, closure, closed wound) is basically finished when a closed wound is modulated into a scar. I further understand that scar healing is comprised of the ...
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Do Tamoxifen and other similar SERMs reduce chest fat chronically or permanently?

I am sorry if it mistaken (please comment or suggest an edit to fix) but by chronically I mean as long as the molecule is administered and effective and by permanently I mean after the molecule was ...
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What websites/ information sources do you use for self-diagnosis? [closed]

If you are trying to decide if you have a medical condition or not (but you don't want to reach out to a doctor yet), what websites/ information sources do you use?
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Can HSV2 be transmitted through hand?

If someone touches an HSV2 infected area by his hand then wash his hand throughly does that transmit herpes?
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Cervical spondylitis and Occipital headache

I would like to know the cause of occipital headache in cervical spondylitis
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General purpose vomit response control?

Is there a general purpose antiemetic for vomit response control? Many vomit control solutions are focused on specific causes for the vomiting. Some common causes of nausea/vomiting: Cancer ...
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Is it safe to use breathe right nasal strips 4 days after septoplasty and terminate reduction? [closed]

Does anyone know if it is safe to use breathe right nasal strips 4 days after septoplasty and terminate reduction?
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Can one condition oneself out of fasting hypoglycemia? [closed]

Simply can someone train themselves to last longer without calorie intake, if they have hypoglycemia, and if yes, are there any common methods?
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Is it normal for gums to bleed a lot during oral prophylaxis? [closed]

I went to the dentist to get an oral prophylaxis and remove some tar/plaque building up around my teeth. I've never been to this dentist, the dentist seems to be drilling or something because I can ...
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Are there any substances that can make the hair grow more straight or smoother?

From prior research on substances that change hair texture, I read in the past (and couldn't find lots of sources now) that some Vitamin A derivatives or acne medicines can cause curly hair and that ...
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Weird effect after using Avamys nasal spray [closed]

A few days ago I was prescribed Avamys nasal spray. In the morning I did two shots on the right nostril and one on the left, then went back to sleep. About 5 minutes later I sat up on my bed and my ...
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What's the mechanism of urinating?

I googled and read about the kidneys, bladder, and urethra but no source explains the dynamic process. From my own personal experience, the process has four stages: The muscles are in normal mode. ...
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Study about beliefs overriding drug effect

Now placebo is one thing that is documented and proven. However, I came across the following which claims that our beliefs can override drug effect: One researcher in this field, Dr. Henry Beecher ...
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Risks of unprotected anal sex versus vaginal?

I know that anal sex has higher chances of transmitting HIV for both partners. What I haven't been able to find is if there are risks of unprotected anal sex not present on unprotected vaginal sex, ...
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Is there such a thing as Word Blindness? [closed]

Is this a kind of blindness, when I can not find one or two words or even more words in my dictionaries. The words are in my dictionaries. The dictionaries are very much used. Even after searching ...
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Does being transgender a mental health condition? If no, why not?

IMPORTANT NOTE: This question focuses on scientific aspects of gender dysphoria only. By no means I desire to disrespect anybody and will gladly have comments about any mistake I might have. My ...
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What kind of personal body scanning equipment can you legally buy? [closed]

I would like a personal body scanner. What kind of things can I buy that's legal and safe? Is a ultrasound safe and what kind of things can it see? I think an MRI scanner would be a bit too ...
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Questions about neutrophils

I've read different places that neutrophils are primarly increased with bacterial and fungal infections. According to Wikipedia they 'defend against bacterial and fungal infection'. Given that a ...
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What is the process of calculating if a molecule is helpful\harmful to an organism?

From reading about pharmacology through the years I synthesized from my own prior research that the process of calculating if a molecule is helpful to an organism and when it is also harmful is this: ...
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Are virus strains different viruses?

This question comes about from another virology question concerning the common cold (Would being infected with every kind of cold virus strain at once be a good immunization or dangerous?). The ...
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How does Diabetic specialist clinic work?

I am from IT domain and would like to seek some help on certain medicine related questions I would like to know how does Diabetic specialist hospital/clinic work for Diabetic patients when compared ...
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Can drinking ultra-pure water be dangerous?

I work in a molecular biology laboratory, where we have a special filtration system for producing ultra-pure water for buffers, reagents, etc. Around the lab, I have heard many times what sounds to me ...
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Are collagen supplements of any use to help prevent or treat a tendinopathy?

Are collagen supplements been scientifically shown of any use to help prevent or treat a tendinopathy? If so, what kind of collagen supplements (e.g., type of collagen, source of collagen such as (...
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Is there any medical upside in using a sunscreen that isn't broad spectrum (i.e., protecting against UVA and UVB)?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_index: Because of the way the UV index is calculated, it technically expresses the risk of developing sunburn, which is caused mostly by UVB ...
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Would being infected with every kind of cold virus strain at once be a good immunization or dangerous?

I know colds come from around 200 different kinds of viruses. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_cold But would it be worth the risk to be purposefully infected with every type of strain that ...
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Does a Parkinson's Disease always reach the final stage 5

There are five stages of Parkinson's Disease (according to https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/parkinsons-stages/ for instance) Are there exceptions or do patients always reach the last stage (5) - ...
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Is there common database about drugs from around the world?

Let's say I would like to find cheaper Chinese alternative or find a drug by an active substance (by Xylose Isomerase for instance). Is there any site that could help with that?
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What is the meaning of “group-by-region interaction effects” (PET scan study of brains affected by schizophrenia)?

I was reading a recent study on schizophrenia and came across this sentence: We found significant group and group-by-region interaction effects on volume of distribution (VT). What is the ...
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How effective is lying down with eyes closed as a substitute for sleep? [migrated]

Resting, as opposed to sleeping, helps with physical recovery and relaxation, but much of the benefit of real sleep is mental. If I can't sleep, how much, if any, sleep-related benefit is gained by ...
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Can a medical doctor write a prescription which has not gone through a formal diagnosis to identify as needed?

This question largely arises from a scene in the TV Show Frasier, but it got me wondering, can a Doctor write a prescription for an individual that he knows they need, but has not gone through the ...
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Does brushing your teeth immediately after sleeping have some medical significance?

Context: I have generally only brushed my teeth once-a-day, before going to bed. My dentist has advised to start brushing twice a day, adding "immediately in the morning" to my dental routine. I ...
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What is daily sedation interruption for ventilated patients?

I was reading about ventilator bundle here and came across this term called Daily Sedation Interruption. Does this term mean break in giving the sedation drugs? How can this help in reducing the ...
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What is the difference between the TNM and cancer staging

I know there are different staging methods. In breast cancer the TNM and basic staging of breast cancer are integrated. In colon cancer we have the TNM staging and the another method ranging from 0 to ...
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Does blood pressure have a daily pattern?

before nothing I am not a doctor, I am a simple programmer that likes to read about medicial sciencies. I've read in this book that the blood pressure it very important; is it really? Then I have ...
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What is the range of times for fasting for glucose and cholesterol/lipid tests?

I have been reading references on the Internet about the fasting times before getting a blood test for glucose and cholesterol/lipid, and they all indicate at least 8 hrs for glucose and 10-12 hrs for ...
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Automatic Quality Control of MRI

Is there any standard process to assess the quality of MRI images? The goal is to automatically detect really poor quality data (and then manually confirm the defects). I found some studies about ...
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ICD-10 codes - is there a database for sympthoms and additional info for codes?

I downloaded ICD-10-cm database, and see that it contains only "code" -> "name" info, like this: A759, Typhus fever, unspecified A770, Spotted fever due to Rickettsia rickettsii Also i know that ...
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Does hair/beard length affect on skin oil production? [closed]

I like to know if someone shaves his beard or cuts his hair, will this reduce his skin oil production? And conversely will long hair/beard cause more skin oil? Totally, is there any relation between ...
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Heat vs Cold packs in injuries and their difference in use?

Why is it that western first aid generally involves cold packs and eastern generally the application of a heat pack or heat in general after an injury or inflammation? Shouldn't there be a physiologic ...
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Why can't we just close our eyes periodically to reduce eye strain?

The 20-20-20 rule I've heard is to stare at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes to help reduce the strain of looking at things up close all day for those of us who need to look at ...

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