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Are there publicly available general protocols?

Are there published books which detaild recommended or well known protocols of the type used by general practitioners? I know that doctors typically develop protocols for their own offices, but on ...
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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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Can side effects on test drug be not fully disclosed and still ethical?

Say a doctor invites a patient to test a new drug, because there is currently no effective drug to cure the illness. The patient says "I trust that what you are doing is best for my benefit. I'll take ...
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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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What are the reasons for the major decline in the rate of newly discovered antibiotics?

What are the reasons for the major decline in the rate of newly discovered antibiotics, which we have been experiencing over the last years?
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Have there been any tests of e-cigs vs cigarettes?

After some years of e-cigarette popularity, no labs have yet published side by side comparisons of cell cultures or mice exposed to 10 cigarettes per day, compared to 10 e-cigs. Many labs have ...
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Where to find scientific, unbiased research on a supplement

My middle-aged father is insistent on knowing about Nutriversus (created by Mannatech). He believes this can help sharpen the brain. Before buying, taking any supplement, I am researching information ...
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What is this noise I see when I close my eyes?

I wonder what is this color noise I see when I close my eyes. The visual field is black but there is definitely some subtle color noise which I can "see." I wonder where it comes from.
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Is there a proven way to test if I'm susceptible to the placebo effect?

I know there are tests to check if a single drug is useful or useless by arranging groups of people where half receive the actual drug and half receive the placebo, but those are testing the drug, not ...
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How can one measure if vitamins are really helping a patient to delay hair loss?

(Inspired by an answer to a different question on a related topic.) I'm guessing there would have to be a period to measure the current rate of hair loss before making changes on current diet and ...