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Is it possible to reliably test or measure one's ability to taste?

For one's eyesight and hearing capability, there are tests that allow doctors to quantitatively assess how well these senses perform. With regards to people's ability to taste, I don't know any of ...
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Detecting a medical emergency based on the symptoms the patient presents

Are there standard rules or references for deciding whether a patient has a medical emergency, based on the symptoms the patient report? Are those standard rules international? Details I am in Germany ...
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Are there any studies on the health impact of concrete dust from warfare in an urban setting?

Concrete dust is a well known health hazard, requiring a respirator in normal work. But often bombarded cities look like this: (Photo credit: BBC.) Are there any studies on the impact of concrete ...
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Have the potential therapeutic applications of cell fusion between cancer cells and neural cells been investigated? [closed]

Studies have appeared on the possible role that cell fusion plays in the formation of certain cancers. For instance, Sitar et al. (2019) have looked into the process of cell fusion in the formation of ...
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Metabolic impact of ambient temperatures/weather on diabetes 2

Studies seem to find that hot weather (possibly in combination with humidity) increases mortality risk in type 2 diabetics (see, for example, here or here) as well as the risk of other complications (...
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Can anyone help me find this case of a boy who died from an OR mistake during tonsillectomy?

I realize that this is obscure. In the 1990s, I remember reading an article in either Time or Newsweek about how a hospital that screwed up a tonsillectomy, resulting in the death of their young ...
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Is there a relationship between vaccine openness and education levels?

I am looking for a reference about the link between vaccine openness and education levels beyond COVID-19. I found a paper Robertson 2021 that mentioned the link between vaccine openness and education ...
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Was there a clear effect attributable to FFP2 (~N95) mask mandates in Germany in crowded environments (shops, buses, etc.)?

Back in January or so, Bavaria at least mandated FFP2 (roughly equivalent to US N95) masks be worn in shops, buses and presumably similar environments. At least Berlin followed suit some months later ...
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Is there a more recent official presentation (than Aug 11) on the Israel's Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness, particularly on the booster shot?

If found two-three previous ones (July, 2nd/longer variant, August 11), but Reuters claims on Aug 22 there's one about the booster effectiveness, and it's almost certainly not one of those three I ...
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Efficacy and costs of medical treatments

There is an easy to grasp formula which combines the efficacy and the costs of a medical treatment, however these may be determined. I wonder if this formula (and the approach) has a name, and which ...
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Do medical/surgical masks [consistently] reduce O2 levels in some settings?

In the circles that decry mask "totalitarianism" and its dangers, much has been made about a 2008 Turkish study of Beder et al.: Repeated measures, longitudinal and prospective ...
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Covid-19: what's (usually) the probability of getting a negative PCR result conditioned on getting a positive antigen test result first?

It's been pointed out to me that most studies comparing antigen with PCR tests either consider these as independent tests carried out over the whole sample (and report concordance/discordance that way,...
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(Why) are there so few studies of ivermectin as an antiviral in animal models?

I've been trying to understand the ivermectin controversy (especially in view of NIH's recent [partial] change of heart). Based on one of the more recent papers (Jans & Wagstaff) which proposes ...
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Why does the Pfizer vaccine need storage at -70C but Moderna's only needs -20C, when they are both mRNA vaccines?

It's been widely reported in the press that Pfizer's vaccine needs storage at -70C but Moderna's only needs -20C. Why is this so, when they are both mRNA vaccines? There's actually a looong article in ...
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How to find FDA's and EMA's review reports and related minutes

Lately, I've been thinking about how we can't make various decisions without going back to what data and the logic behind the drug's approval. I'd like to ask a question about how to search such ...
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Relationship between FDA Agencies and the Advisory Committee

This article has the following descriptions; "Perhaps what is most surprising is that in mid-August, the FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 9 to 1 to recommend the drug for ...
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Studies On The Affect Of Immunotherapy On Larynx Surgeries

I've been searching online for a study regarding the affect of immunotherapy on the necessity for an affected individual diagnosed with laryngeal cancer to require larynx surgery, to no avail. Could ...
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Progress of the FDA's review of RMAT products

The U.S. FDA appears to have five shortcut regulatory approval ways, as follows; (1) Accelerated Approval (2) Priority Review (3) Fast Track (4) Breakthrough Therapy (5) RMAT:Regenerative Medicine ...
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Are there independent studies on the efficacy of vaccines?

Is there a collection, meta analysis or review of significant, independent studies that prove the efficacy of vaccinations? I am in discussion with a anti-vaccinationist who claims that the efficacy ...
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Has the Covid-19 prevalence study on entire population of Vò been formally published somewhere?

It's been mentioned in another answer that In COVID-19, The University of Padua, Veneto Region and the Red Cross tested the population of Vò, Italy, 3300 people, to establish the natural history of ...
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Where to find a database containing COVID-19 information?

Is there any global database that enables the stochastic analysis of questions such as age distribution of fatalities, etc? A Google search produced only a WHO article database: https://www.who.int/...
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Natural hymen repair

When conducting a general Google, most sites that come up are plastic surgery sites advertising "virginity repair" (hymenoplasty or Hymenorrhaphy). Apart from that, there are articles, for ...
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What is the percentage of woman without a hymen?

The Wikipedia entry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymen) suggests that Hymen can be completed absent inborn. I read through the textbook referred by Wikipedia, but that textbook does not include any ...
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Research on reasons how vasectomy fails

Commonly referred number is that in 1:1000 cases of vasectomy pregnancy can still happen (with same partner). How many such cases have been really studied so far where a pregnancy took place after ...
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Are there any recommended or prescribed time limits for ambulance to reach a juvenile patient in case of emergency?

When I look for ambulance and how fast it should come, I find information regarding allowed driving speed. However, for planning hospitals and roads, one should no how much time is on average ...
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Branch of medicine that systematically considers human enhancement and morphological modification [closed]

There are known implants, body modification, gene therapy (especially for the fans of morphological freedom), brain-computer interfaces and so on. But is there branch of medicine (some professional ...
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Barrett's esophagus (BO) and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)

I have come across an interview with a European gastroenterologist (apparently from 2006) where he argues that in cases where a reflux disease does not cause typical symptoms even the presence of a ...
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How to calculate Metabolic Age statistically by using formula(without using weighing machine or any online calculators)?

How are we supposed to calculate our metabolic age if we have results of a person that includes: age gender weight height BMI and BMR? I have researched a lot but I am not able to find the formula ...
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Are there websites with clinical trial reports freely available for download?

I'm a translator, and I'm currently translating clinical trial reports, Russian to English. I wonder if there are depositories of freely available clinical trial reports, with all appendixes and all ...
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How much sleep do adults actually need?

The common consensus is that most adults should get 8 hours of sleep a night. However, sleep needs are highly variable, with some people needing more to function properly, and some gaining little ...
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What reference compares effectiveness of treatment by PA (Physician's Assistant) vs MD (Doctor of Medicine) providers for minor ailments?

I saw an article on the web comparing the effectiveness of PAs and MDs with regard to minor ailments, with the result that for minor ailments, MDs were no better than PAs. I've tried finding this ...
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Online Genetic Test Repositories

I've found out that NCBI's Genetic Testing Registry database holds quite a large collection of genetic/genomic tests available. However, it is a database where producers/researchers submit their ...
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Is there a link between fibromyalgia and sugar intake?

I've seen 2 women suffering from a fibromyalgic syndrome who tried to drastically suppress all sugar in their diet. The pain went from 7/10 to 3/10. After some reviews on forums I found other cases ...
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What are the dangers of missing a dose and overdose? [closed]

I'm a computer engineering student that would like to address this issue on my next project using prototype and maybe a web-based software or app. But before that, I had to understand why patients ...
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That famous Vivien Thomas suture - what was it?

Does anyone know what sort of stitch Vivien Thomas used that prompted the remark from Blalock, "this looks like something the Lord made?" How closely does the modern atrial septectomy resemble Vivien ...
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Tooth enamel regeneration

I have been listening to a poscast at Naked Scientists (Haylor, 2018) where the host was talking to researcher, Alvaro Mata, about the possibility of regerating tooth enamel by painting a substance ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Improvement of Homeostasis?

I have been conducting extensive research over the last few years on the history of nudity in social situations, and I am looking to expand my research base now I have come across a few other ...
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Best books for understanding pathophysiology

Please recommend some books on advanced pathophysiology that are accurate and simple.
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Fear of planets

When I was in preschool, I saw a 3D space adventure movie and almost cried. I don't know why but I get so scared when I see a planet. They are just very creepy to me. Even looking at a planet in a ...
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How do digital devices affect mood?

I'm particularly curious about research that's been done on smartphones. Please provide links to articles, books, research, etc...
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