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COVID-19 vaccine freezers specifications and stocks availability in all countries [closed]

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What could the following statement mean? 'No one seems to die of old age anymore.'

This statement is from the book, 'What your doctor doesn't know about nutritional medicine may be killing you', by Dr. Ray Strand. He seems to me to be saying that people nowadays are 'dying of ...
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Is preventive BCG vaccination against covid-19 close to be recommendable or is there still a lot to be done before recommending?

I've read the study: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.24.20042937v1 showing that the BCG vaccination status may influence the susceptibility to covid-19 in a population. It also hints ...
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Is there a way of administering the SARS-COV-2 virus safely? (as in a poor man's vaccine)

Knowing that the normal entry points of the virus to the body are the nose, mouth and eye: https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/modes-of-transmission-of-virus-causing-covid-19-...
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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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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 ...