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Is it possible for a specific brand of a vaccine (for Leptospirosis in dogs) to cause hepatic side effects?

I am a veterinarian in Europe and I am facing an unusual case. Within the last month, I have seen two different young dogs (3 years and 4 years old) to whom I administered a tetravalent vaccine for ...
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Is olive oil healthy in general, or only as a replacement for saturated fats?

Olive oil is often said to be "healthy". This study, for example, states: For each 10 g/d increase in extra-virgin olive oil consumption, cardiovascular disease and mortality risk decreased by ...
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Recognize beat in ECG waveform [on hold]

My wife doesn't typically feel her heartbeat. Today was an exception. So I put an ECG monitor on her and saw this waveform at about the 22s mark. She's pregnant, 34 years old. A single electrode ...
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Rash with bruising after low alcohol consumption [on hold]

The rash occurs on different parts of the body (front of thigh/lap, legs and arms) and the bruising occurs always on the upper thigh/lap always with the rash. Sometimes there are white spots in the ...
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Why would the creatinine clearance be stage 3b but the serum creatinine be normal?

.89mg/dl serum creatinine predicts a creatine clearance level around 115 but the measured 24 hour urine creatine clearance gives 38ml/min stage 3b CKD. What could cause this? Is the test valid?
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Is it possible to test whether my immune system is over-reacting to cold stimuli? [on hold]

I want to explore a hypothesis about my health: it is not the case that I get colds easily, rather it is the case that my immune system over-reacts very easily to cold stimuli. We know that most of ...
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Why do age-related DNA transcription errors not manifest in children as readily as their parents?

When cells replicate, there is the occasional transcription error. As a person ages, these transcription errors accumulate. The reason that a lot of the elderly develop cancer, is the DNA governing ...
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Can females get infections using their own saliva when masterbating? [on hold]

I masturbated using my own saliva for easy slipping. In 3 days i only did it one time each.
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Can Vitamin C and E supplements cure or manage Preeclampsia resulting from oxidative stress?

According to Judith E. Brown's fifth edition of the "Nutrition Through Life Cycle" textbook, "Oxidative stress and lack of anitoxidant defences appear to play key roles in the development of ...
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What are the symptoms of Appedicitis? [on hold]

I already read it here the symptoms of appendicitis. Here are the symptoms stated: Dull or sharp pain anywhere in the upper or lower abdomen, back, or rectum Painful urination and difficulty ...
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What is the probability of having a second pregnancy with IUGR?

The odds of a pregnancy with an Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) appear to be ~5% in the general population, but, after some searching through Pubmed, I have not been able to find if that number ...
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Is smoke bad for kidneys/bladder?

I read online that smoking could cause bladder and damage, but I wasn't able to find if the problem is the smoke, or the other additives (tobacco, etc) that's found in cigarette smoke that causes the ...
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DICOM SliceThickness proximity

I do have DICOMs (Digital Images and COmmunications in Medicine) from several CT volumes where most volumes miss the SliceThickness and SliceLocation attribute. Is there another attribute usually ...
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What is the effect of still feeling a movement after doing this movement during the day called and what causes it?

After a long day of sailing or a boat, or sitting in a car, or heavy sporting, et cetera, one might feel, while lying perfectly still in bed (or resting in another way), as if the body is still ...
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Do noise cancelling headphones make a lot of unheard noise? [migrated]

The way noise cancelling headphones work is by listening to sound, and created the inverted sound to 'cancel it out'. Doesn't this mean that the headphones create double the amount of noise, but our ...
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Choice of foods and proportions for vegans

Relating to the average patient's meal, which foods and how would the portion size be modified in order to meet Dietary Guidelines. EDIT: In other words, what to think about when designing vegan ...
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Why am I not required to pay EOB? [migrated]

Why am I not always required to pay the outstanding amount listed on my Explanation of Benefits? Documentation of how EOBs work state that I am responsible for any outstanding amount that the ...
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Allergy tests and false positives [closed]

If there are so many false positives in an allergy test then how do doctors determine the real allergen among all? For instance, in my recent allergy tests i was tested positive for allergy from ...
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Should Asthama patient avoid use of Meftal Spas? [closed]

My daughter is an Asthama patient and she sometimes take Meftal Spas. I read on Lybrate that people from Asthama should not use it. Has anyone faced any severe problems using it?
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How does fluid temp impact glucose uptake in hypoglycemia?

I recently asked How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person? on a sister site. One of the answers made this unreferenced claim. The last thing you want to do close to ...
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Carbs Vs Fat - Which is better for weight loss

Granted this question may seem quite specific to me as I'm unsure if the general public have a similar effect to these foods as I do. When I consume basmati rice, 100g provides about 120 calories ...
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How did the doctor know so quickly that my neck injury is *only* a “strained muscle” and that there's no injury to a gland or lymph nodes? [closed]

Let's say for argument sake that there is a severe impact on the neck. If the pain is near the thyroid gland and research tells me that a very common reason for swelling is swollen lymph nodes in the ...
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Antibacterial qualities from Manuka Honey vs lactobacillus [closed]

my diet involves juice that contains manuka honey, and 30ml lactobacillus per meal. I just found out that manuka honey has antibacterial qualities. Does it affect also to good bacteria like ...
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How much magnesium can a person really consume without side effects?

This is the current "Recommended Daily Allowance of Magnesium" table: Age Male Female Pregnancy ≤6 mo 30 mg 30 mg … 7-12 mo 75 mg 75 mg … 1-3 y 80 mg 80 mg … ...
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When is Mg necessary when supplementing vitamin D? [closed]

Is Mg necessary when supplementing vitamin D immediately with every pill of vitamin D (or every sunbathing session - so in other words with every "dose") or is it only necessary depending on the total ...
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Does astaxanthin help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

{1} claims that astaxanthin: Use of natural astaxanthin may suggest that daily use can help alleviate pain associated with Tennis Elbow, and increase mobility This study doesn't seem to have ...
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Do I have trauma? [closed]

Every moment I'm thinking about the past, and how could I return back. Usually, when I hear a music or something seeming nostalgic, I cringe and become emotional. This happens to me every day, if not ...
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What are the complications of “an obese woman exercising to lose weight at primigravida pregnancy to prevent Large-for-gestational age” on fetus

Obesity prior to pregnancy has been associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorder. Some infants born to women who enter pregnancy obese, are at high risk of becoming ...
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How can I find PET scan dataset about Alzheimer disease?

I am doing a research based on a paper. In the original paper, the authors used FDG-PET images on the ADNI website. The data-set consists of all participants’ baseline scans, including normal ...
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Indications of permanent pacemaker implantation apart from complete heart block? [closed]

Pacemaker is a device that artificially stimulates and beats the heart when the heart is not beating frequently enough on its own (i.e. heart rate is very low). One clear indication is symptomatic ...
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How is choice made between coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronary angioplasty (PTCA or PCI with stenting) and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) are 2 main methods to treat severe symptomatic coronary artery disease. Former is done through tiny ...
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If and why is McDonald's food considered extremely unhealthy?

From my childhood I remember vehement opposition to fast food in general and in particular to McDonald's. While I believe the notion that McDonald's is extremely unhealthy is obviously widespread, I ...
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What is basal testosterone? what is serum testosterone? [closed]

I'm trying to understand the mechanism in which muscle growth occurs. I found a bunch of studies that use these medical buzzwords but no matter how much I search I can't find the definitions. I ...
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Does premenstrual tension/stress persist after menopause?

"Premenstral stress/tension" (PMS/PMT) as commonly defined does exist I don't want to upset anyone by downplaying the real effects of PMT/PMS. Reports such as those pointed out by the NHS aside, I ...
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Helicobacter Pylori bacteria [closed]

What is the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria present in the stomach intestine. Is there any use for the human body in digesting the food with this bacteria ? How does this bacteria get there in the first ...
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classical conditioning of glucose levels?

I've edited this so it hopefully meets the guidelines of this forum. I'd like to know if there are any studies that demonstrate an anticipatory effect similar to classical conditioning, increasing ...
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Is it possible for a rainstorm to be SO heavy/violent, that staying out in it for too long could cause Secondary Drowning? [duplicate]

Secondary Drowning is where little amounts of liquid water irritate the lungs, causing them to swell up and produce mucus (pneumonia). This type of pneumonia is caused by a chemical irritant (in this ...
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What is Pulse Wave Velocity, any benefit in measuring it?

Some health products (e.g. smart scales) boast that they measure the heart's Pulse Wave Velocity. Is there any benefit in monitoring this parameter and trying to "improve" it via training/eating?
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How do bacteria from feces cause food poisoning?

I've always been told to wash my hands so that I won't get food poisoning - there are bad bacteria in the feces (such as e coli), which lay spores, and if the spores get into the intestine, they start ...
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basil cancer on outer ear-tight glasses maybe the cause? [closed]

Can tight glasses cut the circulation to the outer ear? Thus making the outer ear fresh oxygen blood starved and it then be more susceptible to basil cancer? i have currently been diagnosed with basil ...
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What causes external lower leg to visibly pulse?

I wonder what causes the lower leg(fibula side) to pulse visibly for few minutes after exercising/walking etc. If the pulse is synchronised with the hearth rate, is it more likely to be a vein or an ...
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Finasteride: effects on cognition? [closed]

I'm considering taking Finasteride for hairloss but the effects on cognitive function worry me. Since I'm neither a doctor nor a researcher, I don't know how legitimate animal studies such as this ...
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Is Gestational diebetes common to all pregnant women? Can the unborn develop complications from mother with Gestational Diabetes? [closed]

I work as an Industrial Training student in a government Hospital and every Tuesday, happens to be our Immunization clinic. Then a Health talk proceeds. During the Health talk which was conducted by ...
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Acupuncture & acupressure effects? [closed]

Having never done either of these, how dose acupuncture effect people & is there any major difference between acupuncture & acupressure? I know that you need to insert needles into certain ...
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Baked potato okay after sitting in the oven all night vs. Botulism or other risk?

Sometimes I forget the potatoes in the oven when there's enough going on. And there they are again - baked last evening, they sat through the oven's cool-down and then through the night. Should they ...
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How is blood cleared from the body after internal bleeding

How is blood that flows out of vessels during internal bleeding cleared from the area (by the body, not medical professionals) once the bleeding stops? I am assuming via the lymphatic system; but I've ...
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Is it safe to reboil tap water? [duplicate]

A friend of mine made the claim that I should empty my water kettle and not reboil the water that was left over. He said it has negative health effects but could not explain why. Is he right, what ...
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Longterm effects on DNA of aciclovir

Since aciclovir works by decreasing the production of the virus's DNA, one might fear that it also damages DNA of healthy cells. I know that it is usually said that aciclovir doesn't affect healthy ...
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How do I get Caffeine boost without developing tolerance?

I've quit consuming caffeine a few months ago. Since then I had a few days when I was drinking a cup of coffee. One day I've slept just 2 hours because I was traveling. Two cups of coffee helped me ...
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How to read a book without surrendering the posture of the spine [closed]

Coaches told me a straight spine is the base of posture and mobility and that its straightness should not be surrendered when moving. One should use the joints of the shoulders and the hips to ...

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