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Dry mouth and nose in a room with normal humidity [on hold]

I moved to a new place. At first I slept normal but after a week or to I started to wake up between 2-6 AM because of the sensation of dryness in my mouth and nose. I usually drink around a liter of ...
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Necessity of break-the-glass for accessing patient electronic health records in emergency

I wanted to find out if the break-the-glass method is really needed where an emergency physician would use it to access a patient's electronic health record in the event of an emergency. Since an ...
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How to approach a psychiatrist advocating (illegal) voluntary assisted suicide (for elderly)?

Edit: Note that this consultation session was in no way related to nor have anything remotely related to the topic of euthanasia. It appeared to have been brought up on a whim by the psychiatrist. ...
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Arthropathic effects of trientine dihydrochloride treatment?

I've been Googling for the effects of long-term usage of trientine as a treatment for Wilson's disease and could find none. My mom's had Wilson's disease for over 40 years now (she was diagnosed way ...
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What are the ways to get statistics for operations by countries?

I guess there could be some public databases with information about the percentage of negative (or even lethal) outcomes for the given operation and country/state. It would make sense, because every ...
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What is the best source for statistics on disability?

I'm doing some research into fine motor disabilities, and I'm having trouble finding comprehensive sources. In essence, I'm looking for statistics on disorders or conditions which impede the use of ...
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Is transcranial magnetic stimulation a medically proven treatment for major depressive disorder?

Is TMS a legitimate treatment for major depressive disorder? What research has demonstrated this? I see some evidence for its effectiveness, but I also see people flagging it as suspect or ...
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Uncontrolled high blood pressure

I have an uncontrolled high blood pressure of 160/110 without any symptoms. It was first detected during the medical test when I was studying in 9th standard. Now I'm 25 years old. So there's a ...
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Why isn't there an effort to make medications or implants that block bad side effects of stress, anxiety, and similar? [on hold]

Anyone here who's ever used a search engine for health problems is guaranteed to have seen all the articles that "stress does this bad thing to you, or does that bad thing to you." Some of them have ...
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Can poor cavity treatment lead to a root canal?

Today I visited the dentist and was informed that I need a root canal. The infected tooth is the same tooth that was treated for a cavity since my last visit (I received a filling). I am wondering ...
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Breathing menstruation pad - is faster coagulation of blood outside of body a (possible?) way to skip plastic in pads?

Menstruation pads, diapers etc treat pee and blood as a fluid that needs to be soaked up and concealed with plastic. But blood coagulates, right? Why seal it in the crotch with plastic and absorbant ...
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How do the MOAs differ that ACE-Inhibitors might not work, but Calcium Channel Blockers (CCB) do work

How is it that, for some patients, ACE-Inhibitors can have no measurable effect on the blood pressure (BP), but CCBs work? What has me stumped is how this is theoretically possible.
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what are some diseases which require image analysis? [on hold]

what are some of the diseases which require intense medical image analysis which is often difficult for humans to analyse? for example- searching for a hole or anomaly in some tissue, diagnosing ...
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Urge to clear bowel which later feels not cleared [on hold]

I feel an urge to clear bowel at morning . But after some time I check and again go to clear bowels and sometime use my finger to put out stools from rectum and then feel bowel is not yet completed . ...
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How is hereditary cancer risk estimated?

Consider the following example: Suppose X is a person whose mother Y died of cancer (breast) after undergoing treatment for 13 years. The doctors had said that Y could have lived 15 years but ...
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Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone? How long does Oxycodone stay in the body?

Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone (when used for a short period following a surgery)? To give this question context, the following situation has been provided (not to be ...
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Menstruation cycle [on hold]

the question is about the menstrual cycle in females. The hormone are to arranged in which order??
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Are drugs not approved by the FDA allowed to be prescribed?

There are lots of both prescription and generic drugs that are not approved at all for any reason in the United States. Some of this I have gathered is do to funding and historical reasons they were ...
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Does this Dental X-ray indicate problem with Jaw [on hold]

Does this X-ray indicate a problem with jaw joints. To be there seems to be some asymmetry, but is this indicative of an issue. This X-ray offers users of this site the chance to view and understand ...
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Does 'Sage Salvia officinalis' help reducing excessive hand sweating (palmar hyperidrosis)?

I read it has anti-hydrotic properties and can be used for preventing and treating excessive sweating, but I cannot find if any research has been conducted that confirms the efficacy.
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Google's CEO claimed “100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining”. Are there some scientific studies supporting this number? [migrated]

I read on https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/26/google-healthcare-data-mining-larry-page (mirror) (published on 2014-06-26): The search firm's CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, estimates ...
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How does Spironolactone affect fertility with women with PCOS? Does it improve fertility?

If one takes Spironolactone, which lowers androgen levels, for Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), how does it impact fertility in a woman? Fertility issues abound in women who have PCOS, and ...
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Is there a way to measure allergy to tablet/pill ingredients?

It looks like I have some kind of allergy to tablets/pills. It doesn't matter which type I take (I used to take mainly vitamins). If I take some, the result is vary from bearable sickness (for 2 days)...
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Medical conditions that cause extremely youthful appearance into middle age and beyond?

One famous person was the inventor Charles Martin Hall who appeared to be in his 20s while almost 50 -- interestingly, he died at only 51 so his appearance may have not been indicative of overall ...
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What is the main reason for fat in females? [closed]

This is my first post here. I want to know about fat issues.Does it cause any serious skin problems in female? Can someone help me to figure out the answer for the query. Thank you
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If you have tight muscles will heavy workouts help relax them? [closed]

Let's say you can somehow work the muscles even with them being stiff. Maybe by having help from someone to help lift a weight but make sure you care the bulk of it. Naturally, this make the muscles ...
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How effective is diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat an epicondylopathy?

(1) presented some interesting results regarding the effectiveness of diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat subacromial impingement syndromes. How effective is diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat an ...
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Health insurance in Ontario, Canada [closed]

I have PR status in Canada, with OHIP coverage. My family is landing in Canada, next january with PR status. Spouse and two babies. Willing to live in Ontario. It takes 90 days for them to receive ...
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How sick are we supposed to be to take sick days? [closed]

How sick are we supposed to be to take sick days? When we're sick like with the cold or the flu, it's recommended to take days off work to speed up recovery, reduce stress (resting heart rate can ...
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Are there negative health implications from eating only cold food?

Can eating only food that has been re hydrated (cold soaked), and packaged food such as bars and other snacks have a negative effect on ones health that heating would help negate? My gut tells me that ...
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Do blood clots always lead to high blood pressure? [on hold]

If I have a blood pressure measuring device, and I have a blood cause will this increase or even decrease my blood pressure? I understand this can mean more then blood clotting but if u do have clots ...
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Like “Aconite” is an undetectable “Poison”, which are the fast-acting strong “Sedatives”, which are undetectable? [on hold]

According to the field Medical Sciences, like "Aconite" is an undetectable "Poison", which are the fast-acting strong "Sedatives", which are undetectable?
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Cancer treatment's effect on societal life expectancy [on hold]

How much has the development of cancer treatments contributed to improve improvements in societal life expectancy over the last several decades? Another way to ask my question: if all cancer ...
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I have a sensation kinda like mirror-touch synaesthesia specifcally on the bottom of my foot. Help [closed]

I used to think i had a phobia of stepping on sharp objects, i would wrap my feet if i had to do something like yoga cause having the bottom exposed made me physically uncomforable. more recently ...
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Water with lemon: why empty stomach is so important? [closed]

Everybody knows lemon juice has a plenty of benefits. A popular panacea is to drink warm water and lemon juice on empty stomach [1]. The warm water part is clear: warm to reduce the thermal shock to ...
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Has any recent research been done on using fevers as a cure?

I was just reading about fevers and the work of Julius Wagner-Jauregg, which was instrumental in establishing the usefulness of fevers in fighting off infections (as opposed to just an unpleasant ...
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Is there a medical treatement for cleaning the nasal passages deeply?

Is there a way for cleaning the nasal passages deeply? I am asking about a safe medical treatement that can clean the sinuses deeply until the ears and up to the passages connecting the sinuses with ...
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Is ShockWave Therapy Useful For ED or not?

I read the following in an article from a Facebook page for a clinic in the Lebanon region, and I am trying to know if this choice is good or not?: Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy, or ESWT, is a ...
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What are the most common reasons for tooth pain? [closed]

I was wondering what are the top, most common reasons that cause people to experience tooth pain?
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Is rabies virus infectious outside host?

Can rabies virus remain infectious on environment i.e on soil, grasses, leaves and water? I am just paranoid I may come into contact with rabid animal's saliva without knowing it. So wanted to know ...
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No Agression/Anger after depression? [on hold]

This question does not relate to personal situations and medical advice that I am seeking for. I know very little about psychology and have suspicions that I'll want to confirm that if it is a ...
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How do the symptoms of viral tonsillitis differ from bacterial tonsillitis

How would a doctor distinguish between viral and bacterial tonsillitis? From what I can tell they have the same symptoms tender throat swollen tonsils painful swallowing fever So how exactly do ...
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Is there a name for a phobia of certain textures?

I have a friend with the following undiagnosed condition. If she sees certain textures e.g.: honeycomb, skin with boils, (in a recent film) skin with dozens of teeth stuck into it, she just doesn't ...
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Air flossers vs. water flossers: which cleans teeth better?

I read on https://lifehealthhq.com/airfloss-vs-waterpik/ (mirror): In a study published in 2012 in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, clinicians found that that the WaterPik water flosser reduced ...
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Should antioxidants such as turmeric, resveratrol, glutathione, etc. be taken at bedtime, and if so, what explains it?

I read on https://thelivingproofinstitute.com/time-day-supplements (mirror): It is best to take antioxidants such as turmeric, resveratrol, glutathione, etc… at bedtime. The reason in the ...
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Why after 140 years, is the primary surgical treatment for gallstones to still just chop out the gallbladder?

The practice of completely cutting out the gallbladder to "cure" gallstones goes back to 1878 when it was first successfully performed, and which is nearly prehistoric times in medical history and ...
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Eczema and steroids: why do endogenous cortisol and exogenous cortisone/prednisone differ?

Topical steroids are a mainstay treatment for eczema, and severe episodes are sometimes treated with oral steroids. Meanwhile stress is a known trigger for exacerbating eczema. During physiological ...
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Examination: sonographic evaluation of abdomen and pelvis - report

Can someone explain the medical terms in this report of ultrasound investigation? Examination: sonographic evaluation of abdomen and pelvis Clinical complaint of right hypochondriac region ...
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How are drugs distinguished between approval for pediatric use and not?

I had always assumed pediatric drugs are well safer. After reading which drugs as an example antipsychotics, I am beginning to think my assumption is flawed. How are drugs distinguished between ...
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Postpartum haemorrhages due to partial placenta detachment or tear

If only part of the placenta is delivered after the baby is born and the rest is still attached to the womb, the mother can lose a large amount of blood via postpartum haemorrhage. There is no ...

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