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Simple Exercises that can help with dyslexia [closed]

I have a colleague whom I am helping to learn English and we have just discovered he has dyslexia. He really needs his degree in English and is struggling. There are simple techniques that might help ...
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How is the cause of a disease determined?

The definition of disease: a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a ...
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Why are mRNA vaccines not yet available against other diseases?

The mRNA vaccines against developing COVID-19 are obviously the first approved mRNA vaccines. We are probably at the beginning of an mRNA vaccine evolution. I've recently read a very interesting ...
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Are all bacterial vaccines such as BCG injected intradermally?

Most vaccines are injected intramuscular (or subcutaneous). So, why is the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) (Tuberculose) vaccine injected intradermally? Is it because the BCG vaccine is a bacterial ...
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How do we know that smallpox is actually eradicated?

In 1980, the World Health Organization announced the global eradication of smallpox. It is the only human disease to be eradicated worldwide. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Are life support machines always redundant and autonomous?

I was looking at some extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) images such as the one below and then I realized that only the two most-right parallel examples in this image (parallel VV, parallel VA)...
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How can myocyte contract in “isovolumetric contraction” phase of cardiac cycle without shortening?

What is the difference between a contraction that shortens the muscle and generates force and the isovolumetric contraction that generates force with shortening the muscle??
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What is considered a high but safe amount of D-mannose before causing kidney damage? [closed]

I'm currently taking a product called: Vibrant Health - U.T. Vibrance, Crisis Intervention Formula, which suggests to take 5 grams of this product 4 times a day, so basically 20 grams a day for about ...
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(How) does taking all available vaccines contribute to cross- and trained immunity?

Many countries have national vaccination campaigns that consists of vaccines against several different diseases. I expect that the choice of vaccines that are included in such programs is mainly ...
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What's the difference of oral herpes from genital one?

I was wasting time on TikTok (the youtube one), and to save time I saw this video making awareness and trying to end stigma against it and I got the idea from it that oral herpes were of the exact ...
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How to get caffeine out of the system promptly at night? [closed]

I generally try to time my caffeine intake carefully. However, sometimes I still find myself buzzing and wired late at night. Most of the time I've found that I can drink 4 glasses of water to help ...
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If you've already been infected with SARS-CoV-2, do the vaccines cause fewer side effects?

Assuming that I had Covid-19 not so long ago. My body should have produced some type of antibodies to defend against the infection*. If I now get one of the vaccines, would it be more likely that ...
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Does Medical Sciences recognize Yoga? [closed]

By Yoga, I mean the Vedic stuff premised on the 'Yoga Philosophy'. It consists of Hatha Yoga & Raja Yoga (aka Patanjali Yoga) and is aimed at the attainment of moksha defined as the liberation of ...
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Why is heparin contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension?

Heparin is a parenteral anti coagulant- prevents clot formation by inhibiting factors 2 a and 10 a mainly. Now, patients with severe uncontrolled hypertension- have persistent bp of more than 140/90. ...
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Understanding the subtypes of Alzheimer's disease [migrated]

Recently, I was studying the subtypes of Azheimer's disease, and learned that there are four major subtypes of it [1], and the categorization is mainly based on where the atrophy happens (if I ...
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How can I get a transcript of my foreign Rx in the US? [closed]

I'm visiting town in the US (Wisconsin). I take 2 different type of medicines every month. Both are from the psychiatric area. I was planning to stay for 15 days, so I didn't bring more medicines here....
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Why does crying make babies hot?

I have been looking into methods of preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) due to overheating during the current heatwave and from reading an article from MedicalNewsToday, Armstrong, (2020) ...
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Do immune system challenges affect age related immune response decline?

Load bearing exercise is known to help maintain strong bones as we age. Physical exercise prevents muscle atrophy and promotes overall body and organ health. It is also known that cognitive ...
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Verify/calculate VE from study data

I’m trying to calculate the vaccine efficacy of a study in an effort to understand a bit more about the field but I can’t get to their result. Here’s what I’m doing:
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AstraZeneca total vaccinated up to this day

I'm trying to find answer to question in title but no luck. Is there any verifiable source that can give some estimation on number of people vaccinated with AstraZeneca up to this day?
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Is 1.4 (10^9 /L) neutrophil concerning? [closed]

Hei, had a laboratory differensial blood screening. All was fine except my neutrophils came at 1.4, the laboratory range considered normal is 1.5 - 7.3. The doctor did not mention anthing it is now ...
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Is it considered eosinophilia if the total eosinophil count is normal but the eosinophil percentage is high?

If the total eosinophil count is normal but the eosinophil percentage is high, is it considered eosinophilia, or is it merely grounds for a rerun of the test? In a paper by Kovalski and Weller (2016), ...
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Asking Family Members for Medical Advice [closed]

Is it considered an unwritten rule not to ask family members for medical advice? Like I want to ask questions about the results of my blood test, but should I ask somebody who is not related to me to ...
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Can hemophilia be advantageous when the blood circulation is stopped?

First of all, I'm a computer engineer and I have nothing to do with Medical Sciences so this question might sound ridiculous. I found a book( Hall, J. E. 1. (2016). Guyton and Hall textbook of medical ...
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What is the current consensus on COVID-19's infection fatality rate?

I've been looking for a solid, commonly accepted range of plausible COVID-19 infection fatality rate numbers. I'd expect this to be somewhat easily found on the CDC's or WHO's website, but I've come ...
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Why was the fact that the Fc-part of an antibody is crystallizable important enough that the part was named after it? (Fc =“Fragment crystallizable”)

The typical Y-shape structure of an antibody is often further divided into three parts which correspond to the fragments one obtain when the antibody is digested by the protease papain. Those are: ...
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Do I need an FDA license for selling in USA? [closed]

I work under a medical manufacturer business and need to know if I need a USA FDA license for selling in the USA and Canada? My manufacturer is already registered with FDA along with the products ...
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Why there is histamine release following d-TC administration?

Skeletal muscle relaxants (specifically Isoquinoline derivatives like d-Tubocuriarine) liberate Histamine from Mast cells. Ref: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2581878/ What is the mechanism of this ...
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How do I stop my doctor from killing me? [closed]

In the international best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman's book 'how to stop your doctor killing you', he explains that the person most likely to kill you is not a burglar, a mugger, a deranged ...
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Can you solve to find out how long it will take to achieve ring immunity? [closed]

(All numbers are in millions) You need to fully vaccinate 440 people You administer on average about 10 doses a day In order to be fully vaccinated a person must receive 2 doses and wait 7 days after ...
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Equating EQ-5D score with Charlson Comorbidities index and ASA score

I am a computer science student who is doing a project within a hospital. My project is to predict patient outcomes following surgery using machine learning. I want to predict the EQ-5D score after ...
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How to use steroid ointments [closed]

For topical steroids in the form of ointments, (specifically betamethasone biproprionate), how long do I leave it on the skin? I know that since it has petroleum jelly in it, my skin won't absorb that ...
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Lowest safe blood glucose while in ketosis? [closed]

As far as I know, normally blood glucose below 3.9mmol/l is considered unsafe and below 3 is reason for immediate action. (Mostly to avoid coma and brain damage?) However, body can use ketones as fuel ...
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When does brain injury happen? [closed]

I know someone who exhibit self-harm behaviour. I witnessed one of the incident in particular. I saw him using a half-filled bottle to hit himself on his arm, head and the thigh. There were big ...
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Which screen DPI / scaling is recommended for a computer display? [migrated]

Assuming a font size of 9 pt (pretty widespread minimum font size), what PPI / scaling is recommended for reading it from a typical computer display? Is the 96 PPI standard close to optimal, or is it ...
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Is Pfizer third dose useful?

Pfizer is lobbying for a third dose and Israel is starting to administer third dose to immunocompromised adults. The claim is that the immune response towards Covid 19 is weakened 6 months after the ...
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Chances of contracting Lyme disease after an half hour walk through a narrow trail through woods

I walked for about half an hour through a narrow trail in the woods in shorts and a short-sleeved shirt yesterday. I am now worried about the possibility of being bit by a tick and contracting Lyme ...
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Can menstruation disorders be in any way linked to an elevated intake of sodium and/or calcium?

Can menstruation disorders be in any way linked to an elevated intake of sodium and/or calcium? This excerpt got me wondering about that. I didn't find anything on Google that would corraborate this ...
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Factor-V-Leiden Mutation and COVID-19 vaccinations

When the thrombosis cases related to the COVID-19 vaccinations came up, I tried to assess my personal risk from my Factor-V-Leiden mutation. It was diagnosed when the whole family was screened, and ...
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What is the effect of stress on inflammation

People are advised to practice mindfulness meditation / breathing techniques for stress reduction which is considered to indirectly help with chronic inflammatory diseases also such as allergies, ...
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Can mRNAs modify our DNA (publication misunderstanding)?

I am a bit confused about a publication (few month old) which seems to say that RNA can modify our DNA. The publication is the following one. Unfortunately, I am not a medical expert (and even more in ...
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Phases of cardiac cycle

what is the correct sequence for cardiac cycle Sequence 1: a. Atrial systole b. Ventricular systole c. Combined diastole Sequence2 a. Atrial systole/Ventricular diastole b. Ventricular systole/atrial ...
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Do any studies on 'Long COVID' compare to a control group?

This study, which is citied in a Harvard Health article on Long COVID, shows that ~55% of people suffered fatigue 6 weeks after having COVID-19: But it doesn't compare against the prevalence of '...
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Why aren't mRNA vaccines being updated for new variants?

From what I understand, updating an mRNA vaccine is trivial. According to this answer, no or small clinical trials would be needed to update the vaccine, and updating production would also be trivial. ...
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Is there any ground to delaying the second dose of of the mRNA covid-19 vaccine to reduce the risk of myocarditis?

Is there and could there be any benefit to delaying the second dose of the mRNA Pfizer covid-19 vaccine when it comes to reducing the risk of myocarditis associated with the vaccine? I'm quite sure ...
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Is there any known correlation between stomach worms and fungal skin infections?

Is there any literature which points to correlation between worm infestation of the intestines and fungal infection of the skin? The possible mechanism being the stomach worms disrupting natural ...
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What is causing recent increase in R00-R99 deaths?

US CDC publishes provisional counts of deaths by select causes. This year, weekly deaths associated with ICD-10 codes R00-R99 increased from approximately 600 to more than 3,000. Those codes ...
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Did efficacy of vaccines (>=90%) change after public vaccination?

As I understand, efficacy was given after the 3rd trial. Pfizer and Sputnik-V were having above 90% efficacy. I might have missed others, not sure. After being brought to public, vaccination drives, ...
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Which vaccine has the least number of reported users getting infected even after vaccination?

I have been reading news about people getting infected with COVID-19 despite getting the AstraZeneca vaccine. I am not sure if it's similar with other vaccines. May I ask which vaccines have zero (...
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Relationship between Th1 and Th2 and their cross-regulation (+ understanding what cross-regulation means)

Apologies, biology is not my area of expertise but I do have an interest in it. I "know" that Th1 and Th2 cross-regulate but I'm not sure what that means... Could it mean that if one ...

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