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What is the hardness degree of composite tooth filling on the Mohs scale?

I am interested in comparing the hardness of tooth enamel with composite filling. A brief internet search gave me the hardness of tooth enamel, which is 5 on the Mohs scale. However, I have not ...
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How to calculate my “approximate” mortality rate while in ICU?

To make a long story as short as possible for context, I was rushed to the ER while in cardiac arrest back in 2014. Heart stopped beating momentarily and lost oxygen to the part of my brain. None of ...
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Is there an explanation to why my stuffy nose seemingly disappears when I cover my nose while breathing? [closed]

Ever since I was a kid, I noticed that whenever my nose was stuffy, breathing through my handkerchief seemed to instantly make me breathe normal again. It has happened each time without fail for years,...
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Is daylight savings linked to heart attacks?

I was told this earlier today and a quick search produced the following Reuters report from 2014: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heart-daylightsaving/daylight-saving-time-linked-to-heart-attacks-...
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Machine learning for medical image scanning

I'm searching for a topic of interest in the domain of machine learning and computer vision. More specifically, researching can computer vision be applied to classify medical image scans and/or ...
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Why medicine modelling is distributed on regular person's computers? [closed]

There are some distributed computing project on the Internet that tries to find cure for diseases, like World Community Grid. Could anyone say why there are such things and how useful those are? I ...
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What is the best source for statistics on disability?

I'm doing some research into fine motor disabilities, and I'm having trouble finding comprehensive sources. In essence, I'm looking for statistics on disorders or conditions which impede the use of ...
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How to deal with conflicting health advice?

With all the information on health how can I know who is accurate? Healthline ( 7 ) claims that saturated fat is not bad for you while Harvard ( 6 ) claims it is a bad fat.
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Is there a long-term risk to sleeping in a hammock regularly?

There seems to be very little research on long-term health or spine drawbacks to sleeping in a hammock (anything besides individuals informal blog-type posts). Just one study about sleeping in a ...
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Can scopolamine really be given through the ear?

As you might have seen theres a new facebook post going around about a 22 year old women who was drugged in a mall. Supposedly a group of men had 'blown a substance in her ear' and she nearly passed ...
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If I'm suspecting someone I know has an exceptionally good immune system - can this be tested somehow?

Please note this is NOT a personal medical consultation. If I have reason to think that someone I know has an immune system that is exceptionally good (they are very rarely sick, almost never get ...
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Can one combine depression and self discipline? [closed]

Depressed persons typically stop performing basic tasks such as eating regularly, taking showers, going out and other similar mundane and boring tasks that requires self some discipline. My questions ...
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How can a significant increase in survival not be interpreted as a significant decrease in mortality?

Link to paper In this paper they explain in their results that they were unable to show a significant link between terlipressin and mortality, however, they were able to show a significant link ...
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What is the current status of cancer-related research? [closed]

Cancer might be the most studied medical condition of all (I don't know if it's actually true, but it sure sounds like it), as it is such a complex and diverse disease. Scientists all over the world ...
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Would sharing patient data improve health Care? [closed]

I believe information about a patient is key in medical practitioners. In most cases people seek medication where they find convenient to them. If one has to access medication in another health ...
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What is the mechanism of acute caffeine tolerance?

I'll admit this curiosity is based on a personal experience I'll document here, but I do believe it's an interesting and useful academic question to study and explore. For a while, I've noticed that ...
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Does relighting a cigarette have a harsher effect on your health?

From the Cancer Institute of New Jersey: According to Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, FACP, a member of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and director of the Tobacco Dependence Program, who is the ...
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Research study comparing how well various countries adopt new medical tech? [closed]

Does anyone know of a study that compares how various countries (preferably developed "first-world" nations) adopt new medical technology? Recommended criteria and metrics: Compare and call out the ...
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systemic absorption of chlorhexidine

I have question from dentistry field in Periodontology. How much is .25% chlorhexidine gel absorbed in plasma or blood when placed in periodontal pocket ? Any help would be appreciated.
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How much is green tea really good against tooth decay?

I heard that many times: Green tea is good for cavity protection. For example, it is written on this site (the first one googled): Cavity prevention Because green tea controls ...
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Does research show that Metformin alleviates/mitigates Adult Acne in PCOS women?

I'm an adult woman in her 30's, who suffers from Poly-Cystic-Ovarian-Syndrome (PCOS). My doctor has proscribed me Metformin to treat/manage my PCOS. Since PCOS can be one of the several causes for ...
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How many paper abstracts are typically read when preparing a clinical systematic review?

Is there any research/study/survey/... that tried to estimate how many paper abstracts medical researchers read when preparing a clinical systematic review?
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Are there any phase III clinical trials of probiotics?

Probiotics are used by a large number of people. I know there is research on their efficacy, but have any studied reached what would reasonably be considered a phase III clinical trial?
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Are essential amino acids for humans sythensized from plants only? [closed]

Can any of the 9 essential amino acids for humans (sometimes called IAAs or indispensable amino acids) be synthesized by other non-human animals, or can each of the 9 IAAs only be synthesized by ...
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Is there a reliable website about cosmetic science?

When I read something on nih.gov or nhs.uk, I trust that what I'm reading is scientifically reliable. However, these sites do not really focus on cosmetics. I'm looking for a website that is aimed ...
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Long term side effects of Xolair

I get 300mg of Xolair injected twice a month (every 2 weeks). I was wondering if there are any studies showing long term side effects of this medicine that are not published by the manufacturers of ...
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Reference(s) describing various challenges of introducing artificial intelligence into medicine

I'm looking for reference(s) describing various challenges of introducing artificial intelligence algorithms into medical practice. Preferably, references should be scholarly and comprehensive. I ...
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Will there never be a cure for cancer? [closed]

They've yet to come up with anything except pumping you with poisons that merely give you an extra year or two to live while you suffer humiliating side-effects. When you ask experts about why they'...
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What does “Primary Purpose: Treatment” mean in a clinical study?

At clinicaltrials.gov you can look up studies to learn more about them. On one such study, I saw this block of text: Study Type: Interventional Study Design: Allocation: Randomized ...
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Where can I find information about foods fatty acids?

Question I want to be able to search for foods by specific fatty acids. My specific use case is finding foods with short- and medium-chain fatty acids but not long-chain fatty acids. Are there any ...
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MD-PhD vs DVM-PhD [closed]

I am a high school senior planning to attend university this Fall and major in Biomedical Engineering. I plan to perform biomedical research as a career after my PhD. My objective is to push the ...
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Resources for human anatomy

What are preferably free and preferably PDF filetype online resources that one can use to study the basic anatomy of the human body? Disclaimer I feel like these would be great for Health.SE as we ...
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Correlation between carbonated drinks and IQ

I was searching the correlation between drinking soft drinks and IQ, because I wanted to verify if countries that drank a lot of coke/soft drinks were more likely to have more intelligent populations (...
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Is there any definitive prevention for tooth decay?

I understand (in a too simplified way) that the main cause of tooth decay is the mineral breakdown of the tooth enamel by the action of acids formed from food debris on the mouth. If that's correct, ...
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Is there literature or publications where I can find scientific explanation for muscle growth?

Recently I've got into the argument which involved muscle growth, muscle pain, DOMS and lactic acid. I tried serfing web, but it's hardly trustworthy source of information (to be precise it's REALLY ...
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Patient safety culture

I would like to ask if anybody here can suggest me places where I can get open access to papers under the topic of the behavior of patient safety. I am doing a research on this subject but the ...
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long term effects of TB

I contracted and suffered from TB when I was 3 years old and apparently it was an acute case because as my mother said they feared for my life. The disease was cured and I have had no sequels or long ...
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How impartial is medical research?

This question comes off the back of an answer to this question where there was reference to a retraction of an article in The Lancet based on inaccuracies and fraudulent data. As a lot of research (...
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are there open-source (non-copyrighted) medical knowledge-bases? [closed]

Mayo Clinic, as one example, has an online guide to diseases and conditions curated by qualified medical editors. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions Clearly, the Mayo material is ...
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Research paper on living in areas with fresh air after living for more than 20 years in polluted area and impact on health

Are there any reasearch paper which shows impact on health for the person which is moving from the city with high air pollution to the areas with more fresh air (like countryside)? Below are 2 main ...
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Addiction to thinking hard [closed]

According to Wikipedia, Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior despite any negative consequences to the person's ...
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Do concept unique identifiers (CUIs) in UMLS have a hierarchy?

Do concept unique identifiers (CUIs) in UMLS have a hierarchy?
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Toxicity of carbon tetrachloride exaggerated?

The Wikipedia article on carbon tetrachloride portrays it as a dangerous chemical that is a known carcinogen and "potent" hepatogen. I don't really understand this. In the old days carbon ...
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Can adults overcome rhotacism?

According to Wikipedia: In medical contexts, rhotacism is the inability or difficulty in pronouncing the sound r. Do adults have a significantly high chance of overcoming rhotacism, if putting ...
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Why don't physicians systematically publish in open access venues?

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how the reasons why physicians and other clinical researchers do not systematically publish in open access venues? Swan, Alma. Policy guidelines ...
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Natural but scientific ways to improve memory and concentration

There's a lot of websites on internet that claim a number of games, exercises and diets to be actually helpful in this regard but they do not provide any authentic citation. Some of them are ...
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Do literature on disease/pain/hurt makes you feel weak? [closed]

I feel weak whenever I read about accidents/diseases concerned with organ failures. I've also read somewhere that people who're afraid of pain have skin disorders. Don't know how much truth is there ...
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Why don't most medical practitioners conduct research?

The vast majority of medical practitioners do not conduct any research. Is there any research/study/survey/… that tried to look at the reasons why most medical petitioners do not conduct any research?
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List of Authors confirmed as ones with a conflict of interest

I remember that I have seen a list of Authors of Health and/ or Trails papers with a conflict of interst. This means their doutful objectivity is confirmed since they are sponsored by the ...
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Does sleep hypnosis actually work for insomniacs?

Has sleep hypnosis been researched and studied to be effective for helping one to fall asleep? How does it work exactly?