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What is the cause of the vaping-related outbreak of lung injuries?

According to the CDC, there are reports of more than 1000 patients in the US with vaping-associated lung injuries, and 23 deaths have been confirmed. The median age of deceased patients is 49.5 years, ...
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Publication on the contamination of used needels by addicts

I am looking for scientific publications on the likelyhood to get infected with a specific disease by used needles which were thrown away by careless addicts. Which viruses can be found statistically ...
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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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What percent of people in the United States are vaccinated against measles?

I am researching measles vaccination rates. Almost every source I have found focuses on immunization coverage among children (of various ages). However, I am curious what the overall population ...
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What diet should I eat to perform optimally, maximizing my alertness? [closed]

While studying I have noticed that some diets contribute to wide swings of alertness and tiredness while other diets result in a steady slight brain fog for an extended period. Given the desire to ...
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Does less than 10% of donated used medical equipment ultimately becomes operational?

In its Guidelines for Donations of Health Care Equipment (mirror), the WHO says: The sense among some biomedical engineers and health care professionals who have extensive work experience in these ...
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How do I evaluate health benefits and health advertisements of products?

In general, what steps could a layperson take to ensure the product they consume is healthy for them, or to get to know the adverse health effects of said product. A good answer would talk about ...
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Should we all eat more Protein?

A health conscious person might wander around these days and see a lot of advertising going on, that says: "Eat More Protein!" If you go to a site that calls itself healthline you are even presented ...
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To what extent does filling more prescriptions increase the number of medication errors?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/10/skin-melts-off-medication-error/315930001/ (mirror) says: According to the Food and Drug Administration, medication errors jumped from 16,...
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Why has the number of medication errors increased by 463% between 2010 and 2016 in the US?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/10/skin-melts-off-medication-error/315930001/ (mirror) says: According to the Food and Drug Administration, medication errors jumped from 16,...