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What are these syringes called?

I have a syringe that looks a lot like this. I'm not using it for medical purposes, but rather to create vacuum and pressure in hoses for testing out fuel delivery in small motors. When I look up ...
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What are the minimum specifications for a dermascope?

In addition to professionally sourced dermascopes that tend to be expensive are several low end devices that connect wirelessly to a smartphone. What would be the minimum specifications of a device to ...
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Defibrillator from China

I would like to have defibrillator in my summerhouse, but I found that it cost a lot (1000USD) and it is overpraised since it contains almost nothing inside. I decided to look for one in China online ...
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

People with Type II Diabetes requiring long-acting insulin can inject themselves once a day with a syringe or insulin pen, but there is an alternative to that: insulin pumps. Insulin pumps provide a ...
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Are there any non-injection methods of delivering long-acting insulin?

Affreza is an inhaler that delivers rapid-acting insulin through inhaling rather than injection. But my question is, are there any methods of delivering long-acting insulin that do not require an ...
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Are cell phones still prohibited from the ER or other medical facilities? Why or why not?

A decade + ago, I've been told that cell phones disrupt the medical devices in medical facilities, especially in the ER; thus, cell phones have been prohibited from the ER or other designated areas ...
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How accurately can a smart phone measure pulse oximetry?

I want to create a medical application on Android and iOS, but I need to know what the difference is. I made a test, and know that the pulse oximeter is accurate. Is it possible for a smart phone to ...
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Would doing Kegel exercise by hanging weight to penis is really effective?

An advertisement of a Kegel equipment for men claims that hanging more weight to the erected penis while contracting the pubococcygeus muscle will help make it stronger. Superficially, this makes ...
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Efficacy of home radio frequency devices for skin treatment

I recently stumbled across a story about a new type of digital monopolar radio frequency device called Efficy that apparently combines several different methods for tightening existing collagen fibres ...
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What is a “senior” tongue depressor?

Shopping for tongue depressors online, I found some that were listed as "senior". What is the difference between a "senior" tongue depressor and an "adult" one?
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Where to find a medical alert system without monthly payment?

I have been using alert1 for awhile, but recently my liabilities increase as my daughter suddenly got divorce. I am not sure how long will this last, but I plan to replace my mom's medical alert to ...
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How do apps that measure heart rate work? Are they precise?

First of all I don't know if this should be split in two different questions or not. Lately I've been using an app to measure my heart rate using my phone. In the few that I've tried they only say ...
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Estimating the blood circulation around the epicondyles of the humerus

Decreased microcirculation has been shown to contribute to the lateral epicondylitis symptoms (1). Is there any home medical equipment that a patient suffering from epicondylitis could use to estimate ...
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What's the expected lifespan for an ankle support?

I wonder what the expected lifespan is for an ankle support. A friend of mine has been using one for a few months, and it starts falling apart every 6 weeks or so (see picture below). Also, the ankle ...
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What user error can lead to a too-low blood pressure measurement?

I was prescribed a medication which can increase blood pressure as a side effect, so I impulsively bought a small home BP measurement unit of the foolproof kind. It is made by a known brand for home ...