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Med-School Anki query?

This question is not directly related to medicine, but I am a current medical student and have a small problem regarding Anki. So I have the Zanki flashcards set up in my account and besides that, I ...
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Is there a cancer treatment method that uses a poison and an antidote?

I am wondering if the following method (or similar variations) for treating cancer exists and if so if it works. The metod is to deliver an ”antidote” to all cells (or all cells of a specific type) ...
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Is there a “cancelling” drug interaction?

When I read on how drugs effect organisms I often come across the drug interaction term, most often how one drug might have a good or bad synergistic effect with other drugs: Mixing Paracetamol with ...
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Is sinus mucus inhalation a high risk of pneumonia?

I understand that inhalation of food or stomach contents has a very high risk of causing pneumonia. Is routine sinus mucus , not caused by a cold of other illness, likely to cause pneumonia if inhaled ...
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What causes horizontal bumps in fingernails?

I've searched the medical literature and haven't found a description of horizontal bumps ('mountains' not 'valleys') in fingernails. My gut instinct is it is malnutrition related, as the individual ...
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Why does diarrhea cause chapped lips? [on hold]

In winter, I always have chapped, brittle lips. The skin on my lips seems to renew faster than usual, and therefore it is peeling off, and there are often little injuries in the skin. Sometimes the ...
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Muscle disorder causing exercise intolerance without an increase of creatine kinease levels

Has anyone heard of a disorder that causes exercise intolerance and post-exertional myalgia without any further symptoms (like generalised fatigue or joint pain)? Detailed investigation showed that ...
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Do cardiologists learn nutrition as part of their expertise in Cardiology?

Almost all physicians I recognized as suggesting medicinal nutrition either as direct therapy, preventive medicine and via "popular medicine" as with books and articles, were Cardiologists; to a ...
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Convention about best terms to take 5-HTP

5-HTP is an amino acid derivative from tryptophan acting as the precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) and hence of melatonin in mammals. It is found in different foods in insignificant ...
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Ventricular diastolic pressure?

So, I have been wondering and couldn't find texts explaining this, but why is the diastolic volume of the circulation ~80, while that of the ventricles is almost 0. To phrase it another way, why does ...
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What if I drank the stools produced from diarrhea? [on hold]

If I drank diarrhea, what would happen? Would it mean istant death, or would I get sick? Just simple question: Suppose I drink diarrhea. What would happen? I did google many keywords related to this ...
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Should a person with warts avoid baths to avoid the spread of HPV to other body parts?

The cause of warts in general is the Human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. If I understand it correctly, HPV causes both genital warts and warts on toes. Does this mean that if a person with a wart ...
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Eczema vs urticaria

What is the difference between eczema and urticaria? I want to know the pathophysiology and most common causes to understand why they are different !
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Lucidity and pain reduction link

I am a layman, so this is no doubt an overly broad and probably dumb question, but if someone will humor me and attempt to answer, I would greatly appreciate it. Why is it that studies tend to show a ...
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Vascular / circulatory recovery nomenclature [on hold]

A 9 day old calf-strain exhibits swelling / pain when the calf not elevated. Immediately relief is observed when the body is returned to a prone position (calf is at elevation of heart). What is the ...
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Can a person survive off of a diet alternating daily between mayonnaise, honey, beer, and wine? [on hold]

Suppose an individual has a device which can produce one of a number of liquids, each day in particular quantities: Given these specific foods, drinks, and quantities could 4-5 people survive for ...
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How do I evaluate a TENS unit, having no experience with them? [closed]

A friend of mine has been recommended to use a TENS unit for pain his nape (back of his neck) - and is going to purchase one. Neither of us has ever used such a device, and I've noticed there are ...
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Does period mean women is not going to get pregnant? [closed]

Yesterday I was having sex with a women and the condom broke. I have since purchased Plan B emergency contraception. She said her period just started so it's not necessary to take. Is this true? Or ...
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I accidentally took my medicines 30 minutes early [closed]

I have the flu and I'm taking Dayquil and Mucinex every 4 hours. I'm also occasionally taking Tylenol with my Dayquil. (Not every 4 hours, of course.) Today I accidentally took my Dayquil and Mucinex ...
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What happens to pus if it isn't drained? [closed]

The specific observation I made was a case of paronychia I just experienced on my index finger. After being swollen for a week it eventually went away on its own. I've read that many cases require ...
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Can iron-rich food cause an overdose?

Daily Value (DV) for iron for adults and children age 4 and older is 18 mg (Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH.gov). Can iron-rich foods cause an overdose of iron, if 150 % daily value (27 mg) is ...
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Do nutrients have the same functions for kids and adults? And are the symptoms of deficiency the same? [closed]

I’m writing my bachelorthesis about children’s nutrition. Now I stumbled upon a question that I can’t answer myself and I wasn’t able to find it anywhere either. Do nutrients (carbs, fat, protein, ...
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Is a broader term than Neuro-Muscolo-Skeletal used in medical literature?

Many Mechanic conditions involving anatomic deformity or idiopathic chronic joint inflammation conditions are classified as Neuro-Muscolo-Skeletal (NMS). Is there another widely accepted broader term ...
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Positive deflection of an ECG

I understand that the voltage will be positive as measured by the ECG but I was wondering why the voltage reaches a maximum exactly at the midpoint. Is there a physiological reason (like sodium ...
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How long exposure to microwave radiation is considered dangerous? [duplicate]

Today I wanted to heat my breakfast in the microwave, when the microwave finished heating my food I pressed the button to open the door, but at that moment the microwave turned again, with the door a ...
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Is there a temporary way to prevent two maloccluding teeth from impacting one another?

If one's bite is bad and two teeth are constantly impacting one another causing pain problems, is there an advisable way to prevent impact from constantly occurring, for example, with a squishy, gummy ...
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What is the blood level evolution of a intramuscular injection?

Suppose an intramuscular injection of a substance is done on a patient. What would be the form of the graph of the blood concentration of this substance over time?
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Would strenuous exercise make one more susceptible to ringworm?

A recent study debunks the generally-held belief that strenuous exercise suppresses the immunity system. Instead, immunity cells are said to migrate to internal organs that need them most after ...
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Enhanced Growth of the Adult Penis With Vitamin D3 is this study serious?

Browsing the net, I found this study Enhanced Growth of the Adult Penis With Vitamin D3 Can anyone with more knowledge than me, see if this study has any flaws that could invalidate it?
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Any peer reviewed scientific study on the effects of vacuum penis pumps on penis girth?

I can't find any study either proving it works or it doesn't. It's probably my google-fu that is lacking but can anyone link to a study about using the penis pumps to increase penis girth? I am aware ...
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Are there publicly available general protocols?

Are there published books which detaild recommended or well known protocols of the type used by general practitioners? I know that doctors typically develop protocols for their own offices, but on ...
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Would gargling salt water every day increase sodium absorption levels?

Do you absorb sodium through your gums, mouth and throat when gargling and rinsing salt water? Considering the fact that sublingual medication is a very effective way for introducing substances ...
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Is there bromide insufficiency and if so, how does it treated without causing bromism?

I have read about mineral inefficiencies in humans such as iron insufficiency or zinc insufficiency and recently I learned on the use of bromine containing molecules (bromides) in different medical ...
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Lack of clarity about terms for average glucose in diabetes research literature (MBG, MPG, and AG)

The meaning of “mean plasma glucose (MPG)” is unambiguous, but I’m having an incredibly difficult time making sense of the way the term “mean blood glucose (MBG)” is used in medical research ...
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Is eating 400g chicken fillet per day healthy? [closed]

I do bodybuilding and don't use any drug or supplement. I have three usual meals with my family but I eat about 400g of chicken fillet between usual meals. Is it healthy or eating chicken fillet ...
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With the skull being malleable at birth, does the shape of your skull affect one's susceptibility to head trauma?

Some boxers have an "iron chin" and can take punches better than others. When my nephews were born, it was explained that the shape of the skull is not permanent and changes in the early stages of ...
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Simulate hypoxic training by breath holding/regulation

Is it possible to physically simulate hypoxic training by doing periodic breath holds or breath regulation during aerobic activity? Ideally, it ought to be done in a hypobaric/hypoxic chamber whilst ...
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Flipflops instead shoes as creating or worsening neck and/or shoulder pain in general [closed]

I barely found accessible information on the possible association between using flipflops regularly and neck and/or shoulder pain in general. From what I did find, mostly in websites of ...
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Is there any evidence that Nitric oxide prevents or reverses cardio-vascular disease?

As far as I understand, it is established that NO has the effect of dilating the blood vessels. Many also claim that it can prevent or even reverse cardio-vascular disease. I have however not been ...
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Can at-home laser hair removal on the skin of the genitals affect reproduction?

You can remove hair at home with these light-emitting epilators. You can buy them easily in some cosmetic shops nowadays. Can these so called photoepilators lead to infertility for the men or women on ...
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Calculating DALY for global population [migrated]

I have been tasked with calculating the DALY. From what I understand, the first part for YLL requires N*L where N is the number of deaths from the decease, and L is the life expectancy at the age of ...
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How much Melatonin does the body produce naturally per day?

Melatonin is a supplement readily available over-the-counter. However, the dosage is not regulated and there are a wide variety of doses. Also, information on how much the body is supposed to ...
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Using X-ray to diagnose unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work

I understand that unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work, in an otherwise healthy person, is likely to occur due to one of these conditions (and maybe also some ...
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Unilateral shoulder injuries due to decades of working in front of a computer

I desire to learn what unilateral shoulder injuries can develop in one's dominant shoulder (such as of a "right handed" or "left handed" person), from decades of working in front of a computer and ...
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Is Racemic Epinephrine Compatible as Treatment For Anaphylaxis?

I am writing a work of fiction and want it as scientifically accurate as possible. In theory, is racepinephrine (the active ingredient in Asthmanefrin) compatible as an emergency replacement for ...
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Does the use of eye glasses prevent eye disease?

I'm turning 40 and went for my first eye test recently. They said I have nearsightedness. I work on a computer all day. They gave me three quotes for eye glasses : Option 1: (Cheapest price) 1.1 ...
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Is a study of one research in the field of medicine?

Medicine is not my field, nor do I have mesothelioma. I'm also not seeking any clinical trials or experimental treatment. However, sometimes I find myself trying my read medical papers, either out of ...
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Can a young voice have physical causes? [migrated]

I have noticed that some older adults (40+ range) can have voices that sound much younger than their actual age (i.e. an adult sounds like an adolescent). My question is: could any physical aspects ...
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Can one have high and low blood pressure at the same time?

I understand that the heart is a pump. The systolic (SYS) one is when it pumps, the diastolic (DIA) one is when it fills with blood again. Now I think the following holds: SYS of 140 mmHg or more => ...
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“Mechanism of Action” (MOA) of medical drugs

I heard today from a doctor that the MOA for most drugs is actually 'unknown'! Wow, can this be true? I skimmed thru a pharmacology book, it looked pretty convincing but ultimately but didn't state ...

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