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How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease as it approaches the expiration date?

Diclofenac patches often, maybe always, have an expiration date. How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease as it approaches the expiration date? Assume that the diclofenac patch is used ...
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Does Blue light filters in smartphones really work?

Since this is more of a health related question, asking this here is preferable than other sites. So, does such apps really do not disturb the production of melatonin? Does Blue light filters in ...
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How can 5% and 10% concentrations of benzoyl peroxide, be less effective than the 2.5%?

Herbert P. Goodheart, MD 1971 (Hahnemann Medical College). Acne For Dummies (2006). p. 234. Benzoyl peroxide is the most commonly used over-the-counter acne medication, and is also the most ...
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Is benzoyl peroxide as body wash less effective than creams?

For severe acne, wouldn't it be most effective to contact and subject the affected areas to Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) for as long as possible? If yes, then ought it not be applied as a cream? As a body ...
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What is the proper time to eat Vitamin B2 and B6?

I am usually told to take particular medicines before dinner or after dinner. Does this apply to Vitamin B2 and B6? More detailly, Should I eat them in 30 minutes near dinner (after longer time, ...
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In contraceptive effectiveness ratings, are “typical use,” and “perfect use” self-reported?

The effectiveness of contraception methods is typically reported as two percentages: typical use and perfect use. Typical use is the measure of how the average couple is likely to use the method, and ...
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Can urinary tract infection be treated by inducing urination?

Urinary tract infection causes dysconfort by giving the urge to urinate even with empty bladder. The one time I had the symptoms (blood in urine, urge to urinate again), I forced myself into drinking ...
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Vitamin C, when the best time to have?

From the title above, we know that vitamin C is beneficial in numerous ways so I would like to know when to have vitamin C efficiently, we would receive the best benefits?
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Vision - is Bates method really able to restore one's vision?

Recently I learned about the Bates method but it looks kinda fantasy for me (don't want to offend anyone). Are there people who followed these guides and succeeded in restoring (at least partially) ...
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How energizing/effective are Turmeric supplements? They are often advertised on energy drinks

I've been studying for exams lately, and as much as I hate to admit (because I know how bad energy drinks are for people), I've been consuming some energy drinks, and I've noticed that quite a lot of ...
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What to use for sore nostrils?

I am using this at the moment : Country Comfort Herbal Savvy Comfrey, but I have read that oil based stuff can cause pneumonia. What to use then ?
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How effective are kinesiotherapy tapes (e.g., RockTape) to treat a tendinopathy?

How effective is RockTape to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in epicondylopathies (medial or lateral, i.e., tennis elbows and golfer elbows). I am also interested in other kinesiotherapy ...
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Why is 0.9% NaCl the Intra-Venous (IV) fluid of choice in resuscitation?

This article says that 0.9% NaCl is the Intra-Venous (IV) fluid of choice for resuscitation. Why does it aid in resuscitation? Why is it better than other IV fluid solutions?
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What's the optimal dosage of zinc within 24 hours of onset of cold symptoms?

A cochrane review suggested that taking zinc within onset of cold symptoms is effective at lingering the common cold. What's the optimal dosage?