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List of medical synonyms for information retrieval, elastic search

0 I am looking for a list of medical synonyms to use at token filter stage in elastic search (it will read a synonyms.txt file) basically equivalent to this one in emerse search engine: https://...
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How has computational modelling and simulation contributed to medical research?

I'm a highschool student conducting a small research on the contributions of computational modelling to medical advancement. I've found examples relating to its uses in tracking diseases, drug testing ...
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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for finger tendon strength

Background: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment for a wide array of conditions, including various sorts of tendinitis, like tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. It is billed as ...
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Does psyllium husk work differently on human body when consumed with different temperature of water? If yes, what are the reasons behind it?

There are some health benefits always discussed about psyllium husk. Such as described here and here. Now some people on social media spread myths like it works better with yoghurt. It works better ...
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Is there any statistical overlap between people who identify as non-cis and people who have an unusual number of sex chromosomes?

The title kind of says it all. I'm wondering if there has ever been a study of non-cis identifying individuals to see how many have sex chromosomes that were something other then XX or XY and if so ...
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What is the normal range of platelet count and does this differ with age and sex?

I am trying to study the normal range of platelet counts and there are various sources out there on the internet on this topic. The article What do high or low platelet count levels mean? suggests ...
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Covid may cause brain to degenerate three times faster than normal?

I found this study on GB News: Covid may cause brain to degenerate three times faster than normal, Oxford study suggests After reading the article I still have a few questions. I found the study ...
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Any research on health-outcome measures that most likely cause policy-change?

A lot of medical research is done with outcome measures that may not have strong impact on health policy? Is there any research on outcome measures that more strongly influence health policy? I made a ...
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Why are there no long-term humans trials of Noopept?

Noopept (N-Phenylacetyl-l-prolylglycine ethyl ester, omberacetam) has few human trials and no long-term human trials (to my knowledge). Yet, it seems to be used by quite a few people: This synthetic ...
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What are the benefits of making animal viruses capable of infecting humans?

If you take an animal virus that doesn't affect the humans and you change it so it can infect humans, what is the benefit from achieving that? Other than maybe creating a potential bio-weapon On ...
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What are authentic research sources and where can I find them?

This is an issue I face not only doing legal research, but also on medical searches. In my case, I was searching for a highly detailed picture of the human circulatory system, but simply searching on ...
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research into using parasites medically

Can humans utilise parasites medically to control diet? Parasites are dangerous and to be avoided, especially the tapeworm. healthline.com/health/diet-and-weight-loss/tapeworm-diet medicinenet.com/...
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Why do doctors ask for your race?

Things like gender and age and height and weight make perfect sense to me, but I don't really see why most doctors ask for your race. Is there a medical reason behind this or is it just for ...
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Moderna vs Pfizer booster

What published studies exist to support the choice of Moderna or Pfizer booster? The only study I could very quickly find is below. The study seems a bit preliminary, exactly as it says on the tin. I ...
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Was KP-1461 found to be not a good drug?

Everything I've been able to find out about the drug (which is a prodrug, I could glean that it becomes KP-1212 inside the cells, in a process involving triphosphorylation) sounds very promising ...
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Where can I find free cervical MRI files and cervical CT angiography files?

I would like to research cervical MRI and CT-angiography files of different people to understand more about cervical MRI and CT-angiography. I've only been able to find some other MRIs and CTs here: ...
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What are the websites providing medical articles?

I'm new here and I'm not sure if my question is off topic, however I need some resources about medical articles concerning the effect of covid on health employees. I found a website called sci-hub but ...
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How to bring a possible topic for research to people's attention

I've noticed that a subgroup of patients with a particular disorder have an interesting diurnal pattern to their symptoms. As far as I can tell, this has not been covered in the literature (although ...
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Why are there such large disparities about the efficacy of a covid-19 vaccine agaisnt the same variants?

I've seen this before with other vaccines (such as Sputnik V and Astrazeneca) but this time since there is no apparent way to justify it, it caught my attention . The efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine ...
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How can I get involved in online medical research?

I am a medical student. I want to get involved in online medical research but i don't know where to start or if online medical researches even exist. so Please tell me what to do or what are the ...
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Detrimental effects of very-wide or multiple monitors?

Over the past several decades, computer monitors have typically gotten larger, and more specifically wider. Also, it has become (somewhat) more common for people to use an multiple monitors next to ...
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Is there a free vaccine or medicinal product database?

Is there a database that allows me to query for available vaccine products by ingredients? For instance, I want to find an available vaccine product that contains "Streptococcus pneumoniae ...
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In PubMed results sometimes there are no links to read the article?

In PubMed results sometimes there are no links to read the article. For example https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23009275/ Why is this?
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What protection does T-cell immunity confer for Covid?

This preprint, which was just released today, says that while some of the Covid-19 variants evade antibody immunity, they do not evade T-cell immunity. It says that this is true both of T-cell ...
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Controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation?

I am trying to do a literature review on double-blind controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation. Many such experiments would be unethical to do on humans so I was thinking ...
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How is trustworthiness of medical research established? [duplicate]

This question has been inspired by current events, namely the Covid-19 pandemic and, ermm... let's graciously call them "vaccine skeptics". Also of note is that I'm not a medical scientist ...
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Find full article from PubMed page without any indication?

I understand that PubMed cites articles that are on other sources, so it might not have a direct link to a full article. The very question I am asking is actually answered in the FAQs of the site, and ...
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How to search for a topic in humanity's medical knowledge?

Is it possible to search the scientific medical literature (journals, textbooks), in the same way we typically search the broader internet with common search engines? Is there a website that can do ...
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How do you determine causation? (based on this example) [closed]

We know correlation is not causation. Consider following example. Let's say we observe that on average people who smoke, die earlier that those who don't. This is correlation right? But how do you ...
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How quickly does remineralization of teeth happen from brushing?

To the extent that toothpaste can remineralize tooth enamel, how quickly does it happen? Is it a as-soon-as-there's-contact occurrence? Is it after ~30-120 seconds of scrubbing? Is it 10+ minutes ...
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What study design is used in this research?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1939865415001113 I've learned about many types of study design including experimental (randomised control trials etc.) and observational study ...
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Flu vaccine paradox [closed]

Here are two facts that one clearly admit and and almost read everywhere: Fact 1) it needs many years to elaborate a vaccine (from research, creation, testing and approval) Fact 2) new vaccine for ...
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Help me understand my test result [closed]

I recently got a bloodwork done. The ranges given were 35.0-155.0 pg/mL My test result was 72.3, (72.3-35)/(155-35) * 100 = 31% Am I correct to assume that I am on the 31 percentile based on the lab ...
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If placebo controls work even when the patient is aware that the treatment is a placebo. Why are deceptive placebo controls used?

Placebos are “fake” treatments prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect. Placebos are used for conditions defined by “self-observation” symptoms ...
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When would a placebo/control group *not* be used in medical research?

Related: Why use a placebo in some potential COVID-19 vaccine trials? What is the point of a placebo in studies where the subject can determine their group? The answers to the questions above give ...
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What data and research is available on the mortality risk (infection fatality rate) of COVID-19?

Given controversy and confusion over aspects of COVID-19, particularly over comparisons and contrasts with the mortality risk of seasonal flu, this question seeks data and findings on the mortality ...
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What would it be like to participate in a (coronavirus) challenge trial, in the US?

I am strongly considering volunteering for any COVID human challenge trial that becomes available near me (midwestern United States). I am willing to undergo long-term isolation. However, I am not ...
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Research paper published SARS-CoV-2 persistence and durability

I know that there have been other papers published, but I was specifically looking for the one referenced by Bill Bryan, an undersecretary at the Homeland Security Department, in the press briefing ...
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Why COVID-19 vaccine defies the 12-18 month estimation? [closed]

Most of us are expecting a COVID-19 within 12-18 months. But how come in the past week, I find multiple articles and news reports suggesting the possibility of a vaccine in the fall. While this is ...
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Is there research on the relative effectiveness of different social distancing measures?

Toward the end of the widely read Medium article The Hammer and the Dance, the author talks about "the ROI [return on investment] of social distancing". He provides a chart and a table showing the ...
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A study about blood differences and the risk for COVID-19

On healthline it's mentioned a recent study that came out of Wuhan, China; it’s published on a website, but hasn’t yet been reviewed by peers. In the study, scientists looked at the blood types of ...
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How can I set up alerts to notify me of COVID-19 clinical trial participation opportunities for healthy US volunteers outside of infection “hotspots”?

I live in a mid-size US city not hit too hard by the coronavirus. Is there a good way to set up email alerts (or similar) to alert me to COVID-19 clinical trials in my area that I can volunteer for? I ...
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Why will COVID-19 last for 12 to 18 months?

In this YouTube video min 0:32, Dr. Samir Gupta, says It typically would last for 12 to 18 months In How the Pandemic Will End in the ll. The Endgame section: No matter which strategy is ...
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Vaccines Research - A theorical question just out of curiosity

First of all I'd like to point out that I'm not in any medical field, nor I've the adeguate specific formation to know enough about the topic, so this question is going to be more like a "What if" ...
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Pandemic: what is the term for the phenomenon of diffusion of tests and the spreading of the virus itself?

Context: from the "discovery" of the virus to its spreading Before the discovery of sars-2 people died from sars-1, flu or pneumonia. On the one hand, we have a new, previously unknown virus that is ...
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Heightened risk of bacterial endocarditis for receptive anal sex partners

TL;DR version: Is there any proof of correlation (or lack thereof) between receptive rectal intercourse and raised risks for bacterial endocarditis? [UPDATE] Does it hold even for protected sex, given ...
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Why haven’t other research groups invested into antineoplastons when it comes to cancer treatment?

I recently stumbled upon antineoplastons which is a family of drugs based on chemical natural products prevalent in human blood and urine. I have only been able to find one person administering ...
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Illnesses from indoor Mold growth: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

Has anyone heard of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)? Would you say it is a real illness that can be treated? It is described as a multi-system, multi-symptom illness. There are peer-...
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Where can I find head MRI files?

I have to calculate some anatomic values on different brains so I have to work on different MRI images for my project. Where can I find MRI images for this?
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Is a study of one research in the field of medicine?

Medicine is not my field, nor do I have mesothelioma. I'm also not seeking any clinical trials or experimental treatment. However, sometimes I find myself trying my read medical papers, either out of ...
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