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Why HIV Dna PCR is done for children born to HIV + mothers and not RNA PCR

I am curious to know why my text emphasize that diagnostic test of choice as gold standard is HIV RNA PCR, but in children of age 6 weeks of age HIV DNA PCR is done instead. what I think is that it ...
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General purpose vomit response control?

Is there a general purpose antiemetic for vomit response control? Many vomit control solutions are focused on specific causes for the vomiting. Some common causes of nausea/vomiting: Cancer ...
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Is non-smoked nicotine a smoking cessation-aid?

I understand it is a consensus that in general, daily and along the day active smoking of anything (as well as passive smoking) is health damaging. Teeth damage, lung damage, and complications are, ...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

I have asked here the question convention about best terms to take 5 htp. Questions like convention about best terms to take X for humans, might be too narrow, because, theoretically, as more ...
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Can migraine attacks be predicted by any means?

Migraine occurs in its chronic (daily) or episodic form. Is there a way of predicting migraine attacks in episodic migraine?
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Since snoring can damage the nasal mechanism does snoring warrant CPAP intervention?

I am not asking if snoring can lead to damage because that seems to be already known. What I'm asking is whether or not snoring should be treated as a disease in and of itself and if it warrants ...
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Are there any ways of preventing hereditary hair loss in people who have NOT YET shown signs of loss?

Most of the information I have come across online is about preventing further hair loss ('genetic alopecia') in people who are already balding or thinning. But I wondered whether there were any ...
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Details for pre exposure prophylaxis for rabies

I will now be in contact with many unvaccinated dogs. I will have to take the pre exposure course. Please tell me how frequently it is taken. Will I require boosters if a dog bites me after I have ...
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Do periodontal exams spread infection?

When a dentist is measuring how far gums have receded and looking for infection below the gum line they use a probe which they insert below the gum line and record how far it goes before hitting ...
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Occasional medical tests and imageries

I ouce asked on Quora, why people do not do yearly blood tests and imaging, to prevent getting stage 4 cancers. The answers listed reasons not to do this: It would cost a lot of money (for the ...
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What field of health science deals with optimizing health for an average healthy person

Is there a field of health science dedicated to constructing strategies for the average person to optimize their health and longevity? When I say average person, what I mean is that these should be ...