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Is there any clinical evidence supporting or infirming the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy for humans?

I have read some claims about the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy. Example (mirror): Innovative treatments that include stem cell therapy, supplements, growth ...
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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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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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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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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 (if ...
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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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Where can one find a reliable information about health effects of sitting with one's back to a door

An opinion exists that sitting with one's back towards the door isn't good for you. I've heard/read that it is connected to our primal need to know what is behind us. The effects can vary, from ...
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Why are only six percent of clinical trials are completed on time?

http://www.cio.com/article/2603602/healthcare/mayo-clinic-turns-to-ibms-watson-to-fill-clinical-trials.html says: According to the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to go about medical literature review?

Basically, I am relatively new to research (though I do know the gist of it all but doing it is a bit different than knowing.) in an institute that focuses on research much later, however, I wish to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Listening music relieves joint pain

I have heard someone saying to me that to reduce the painful of articles, listening to music can heal the pain. Is it right or wrong?
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Do physicians who also have an MBA or PhD provide better care?

I see an increasing amount of physicians that have some MBA or PhD in addition to their medical diploma. Is there any study/survey that looked at whether physicians with MBA or PhD provide more ...
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Does a treatment X vs. placebo study qualify as a "comparative study"?

I wonder whether a study comparing medical treatment with a placebo qualifies as a "comparative study". Looking at PubMed's MeSH tags, I don't see much consistency: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
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What would be an adequate patient involvement in cancer clinical trials?

(1) complains about the low patient and physician involvement in cancer clinical trials: Of the 1.4 million patients with a new diagnosis of cancer in 2008 (ACS, 2008), it is estimated that no ...
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Treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia

I've been researching dorsal wrist ganglion cysts and trying to find more information on treatment outcomes, both in terms of recurrence and incidence of complications. I found a good review article, ...
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What are the research-proven health benefits of Coconut Oil?

I've heard a lot about how good coconut oil is for you but, a quick search finds only esoteric research. The sites that mention it (WebMD, Harvard.edu) just reported "a study shows..." but no citation ...
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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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Studies of Dyprione effects after long storage period?

Dyprione/Metamizole is common as the active ingredient of analgesics - in some countries. It also has some adverse potential side effects, such as agranulocytosis (or more specifically Neutropenia). ...
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What are the current diagnostic tools for screening CMMRD?

I am currently conducting a research project on the diagnostic tools currently used for Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD) suspected patients. As this is rare genetical disorder, there ...
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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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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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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.