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Do zinc lozenges really help the common cold?

For years I've been seeing advertisements for zinc supplements for the common cold, and I've heard recommendations from people who swear that they work, either wiping out a cold completely or ...
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Is there any proof that acupuncture is an effective pain remedy?

I have heard of acupuncture being used for pain management. Are there clear scientific proofs that indicate it is more effective than a placebo treatment for pain? If so what types of pain has it ...
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Sex as a generic medical treatment modality?

Sex therapy (including clinical, licensed sex itself) is a treatment option for sexual health issues - when there are problems and goals pertaining to sex itself. Sexual health tends to be studied ...
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How do tubes help treat ear infections?

My young son keeps getting ear infections. The otolaryngologist want to perform surgery to put tubes in his ear drums. How does putting a tube in the ear drum help with the ear infections?
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What are pros and cons of different approaches to aborting ventricular tachycardia?

Idiopathic (or spontaneous, unknown origin) ventricular tachycardia is a type of ventricular tachycardia (VT) that occurs in patients with structurally normal hearts. I would like to know what the ...
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What are the cures for gray hair?

As we know hair turns gray or white hair due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin. This article and study from 2009 and 2013 suggest that accumulation of H2O2 is due to oxidative stress which can ...
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Current Theories on Ice vs. Heat for injuries

So I will preface this by saying I've heard a couple of things that I will list out for legibility: "Ice should be used for Acute injuries and Heat for Chronic injuries" "Ice restricts blood flow ...
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Are there proven natural treatments to kill acne-causing bacteria?

I ask about natural options that specifically kill bacteria in acne. These options should be interchangeable with conventional antibiotics. Medicine such as topical retinoids don't answer this ...
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Is there any way to overcome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder without using medicine?

I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and want to be a web programmer. It's really annoying when you have an error and can't see where it is or can't focus. I tried seeing a psychologist, ...
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Is there a cure for bad breath? [closed]

I typically wake up with a mouth tasting like something died in it. Throughout the day it continues to taste bad, and I'm told it smells significantly worse. This has gotten to the point that it's ...
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Is there any treatment for autism?

Are there any treatments that can help improve the cognitive function of people with autism? I've also heard about Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) being a cure for autism. Does this claim have any ...
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Overcome emotions when talking to people [closed]

I need something to calm myself down when interacting with certain people(crushes included here). Sometimes I'm so calm, and I could say whatever I want, but most of the time, there's a wave of ...
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Preemptive treatment for alcohol

It's commonly accepted that most treatments for enteral poisons aren't very useful for alcohol, because it is absorbed so rapidly. For example, by the time a hospital could administer activated ...
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Multiple Sclerosis and Chemotherapy

I caught part of a cable television program but I ended up falling asleep but it seemed interesting (I was just exhausted). Basically it talked about chemotherapy being a so-far proven treatment for ...
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What does metformin do to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Metformin is a drug used to treat diabetes but one of its off-label uses is to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. What does metformin do for someone who has PCOS but does not have diabetes? Is ...
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How are surgical patients kept still while awake?

Certain surgeries require the patient to be awake and lucid to be performed safely. If the patient has clonus, epileptic seizures, tremors, or any of a number of other symptoms, staying still during ...
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How can I quickly know whether a medical treatment is supported by evidence?

Griffin, Robert, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, and Rebecca English. Transforming Clinical Research in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities: Workshop Summary. National Academies Press, 2010. Harvard (...
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Ways to lessen or prevent episodes of sleep walking

I am currently on medication to dampen my sleep walking. The medication is amitriptilyne, but lately it seems to be having no effect. For the past few weeks I have been getting up at around 3am for ...
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What is the process for removing moles (cancerous or non-cancerous) from skin?

Moles are underneath or in the deeper parts of the skin I believe. Do they use lasers or something? How do they prevent or try to prevent scarring?
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How does one manage sarcopenia as one ages?

Sarcopenia is an almost inevitable accompaniment of aging, and we know that reduced physical strength leads to increased morbidity. For example failing the sitting rising test can predict increased ...
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Excessive sweating of hands/feet: what is it, and how is it dealt with?

What are the reasons for hands and feet that appear to sweat an abnormal amount? Here's a bit of information, to explain what I mean with an "abnormal amount": visibly seeing the moisture on hands ...
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Why are antibodies not used as treatments for infectious diseases?

It seems like human monoclonal antibodies would be the ideal treatment for any serious infectious disease. Unlike vaccines, they don't depend on having the immune system recognize the right epitope, ...
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Can a past psychiatrist share information with your current psychiatrist?

I've heard there's a HIPAA exception where health care providers can share information without the patient's consent for the purposes of treatment. Does this mean my previous psychiatrist can share ...
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Modern treatment of bronchitis [closed]

On the internet there are dozens or even hundreds of medicines claiming to help if you have bronchitis. But is there a modern and tested approach to treating this illness? Or has nothing really ...
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Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Some women have mild discomfort with their menstrual periods; some have much more pain. Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?
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Is Tourrettes considered a condition requiring medication?

Many mental disorders major depressive disorder, bipolar and/or schizophrenia borderline require and or recommend the use of medications. Is tourettes considered less severe such that you may go ...
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What are the the possible effects of drinking urine? Does it provide extra minerals, hormones and enzymes needed for the body?

I have been reading a book about Urine Therapy called "The Water of Life" by John W. Armstrong. The book states that urine contains many minerals, enzymes and hormones that are necessary for the body. ...
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Safety data on chloroquine?

Prominent politicians in the USA have been calling for the use of both Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine in the management of Covid-19. Day after day, the salesman turned president has encouraged ...
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Does astaxanthin help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

{1} claims that astaxanthin: Use of natural astaxanthin may suggest that daily use can help alleviate pain associated with Tennis Elbow, and increase mobility This study doesn't seem to have ...
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News by ICD 10 code?

Is there service online that provides the latest news based on a given ICD 10? For example if a doctor is treating a patient with E10.9 he could view/search for the latest news on diabetes (drug ...
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What is the rationale behind using Il-6 inhibitors to treat COVID-19 patients?

According to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), one of the possible treatment options for COVID-19 patients is il-6 inhibitors (tocilizumab, sarilumab). What is the rationale behind ...
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How to get to sleep half-an-hour / an hour earlier than the day before?

Please only state ideas that have personally helped you, in your daily experience, not a hypothetical answer from a website, that might be helpful. I have had major problems with sleep at least since ...
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Permanent lice prevention

My kids have changed school recently and they started bringing head lice home, at first we thought that was one time instance, but there are few families (including parents) that do seem to carry lice ...
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Uremic encephalopathy, diabetes, and halucinations

I'm in highschool, interested in patient diagnosis and treatment and that's why I'm asking this question. I've recently heard about a patient with end-stage uremic encephalopathy and diabets. He has ...
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Why is FMT an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile?

I have a relative who has gone through a few different courses of antibiotics to combat a Clostridium difficile infection, with limited success. As I understand it, the initial antibiotic course for ...
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Why are healthcare costs so inflated in the USA? [closed]

I have seen much more inexpensive non-socialized medicine in places such as Puerto Rico, with equal or greater standards of care and outcomes. I would like to understand why the USA is not like that.
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Why do we need a rabies vaccine after exposure?

So I understand the need for rabies vaccination "before" exposure since the vaccine basically prepares the immune system, so that in the future should the same intruder enter the body again, the ...
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Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid?

So recently I have started a new job, and a common thing in the last few weeks is I have been getting headaches occasionally, that will last the rest of the day. The issue is, I workout right after ...
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Preventing illness (colds, sore throat etc.)

I'm sure most of you here are in a similar position to myself - we work in an open plan office, we go to a public gym, have kids (little germ magnets)... lots of opportunities for catching coughs &...
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Is breath holding effective to prevent sleep paralysis? [closed]

I constantly get sleep paralysis (the feeling of being awake in my mind but asleep in my body). I do not like the sensation, and am trying to battle it as much as possible. One of my friends has ...
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How to devise therapies using neuromotor task training for a child with writing problems?

I would like to devise therapies for a child with writing difficulties. This child has developmental coordination disorder (DCD), therefor he has problems with his fine motor skills. I would like to ...
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How fast and effective does an epi-pen work against a peanut allergy reaction?

Last night, I read a horror story about a baseball coach who assaulted his star player after training because she made his son look bad as the eternal number 2. He fed her peanuts while she had a nut ...
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What are the health benefits and risks of "radon therapy"?

As far as I know, a possible therapy for rheumatism and arthritis can be "radon therapy". My understanding is that this means bathing in a tub with water that contains radon. My question is, if this ...
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Root canal therapy for diabetes patient?

If someone has the symptoms of the damaged nerve and should undergo a root canal therapy: Is there any risk for a diabetes patient to undergo this procedure?
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What is the most modern strategy for treating middle ear infections in children?

I am trying to wrap my head around the treatment of middle ear infections in children, since my toddler is having a lot of these, and there doesn't seem to be a clear cut solution. So far I have ...
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What are possible treatments for mouth ulcers?

I am suffering from mouth ulcers, and as a result I am not able to eat properly and suffer with a lot of mouth pain.n I am not able to sleep properly due to my busy schedule. I consulted many doctors ...
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Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients

I am a third year nursing student, currently writing an assignment on Law and Ethics, particularly refusing to treat intoxicated patients. I am looking for case studies relating to health ...
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How much tuna can I eat a week without running into mercury issues?

Tuna salad and raw tuna are two of my favorite foods. Canned tuna is really cheap and I am currently on a tight budget. I want to understand what would be a non threatening way I can spend majority of ...
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