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Bone marrow donation vs. peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

There are two ways of donating to help patients with destroyed stem cells: one surgical (bone marrow donation) and one nonsurgical that is done with a process that is similar to donating blood (...
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Extreme bleeding - what shuts down first?

Considering an accident that results in heavy bleeding (say legs are crushed), but no internal damage to the brain or torso, what would stop first: the brain or the heart? Is there an order to organ ...
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Calories of McDonald's Big Mac vs. Quarter Pounder with Cheese [closed]

Friends wanted to go to McDonalds to eat. To find some healthier choices, I looked at the calorie, protein, fat, trans fat, carbohydrate, sugar, and cholesterol content of some of the items. I ...
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Can aberrometric contact lens correct night halo after a PRK?

The PRK myopia operation has corrected a strong myopic defect (9 degree) in an optical zone of 6mm of diameter. But the pupil is larger than this treated zone on the cornea. This means that the ...
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How much red wine is too much?

I usually drink about half a glass of red wine every day at dinner. Over a period of 4 or 5 days, I'll usually consume a 750 mL bottle of red wine. Is about 150 mL of red wine every day a good ...
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Is there a (quasi-)healthy way of resisting sleep?

I often find myself working on projects late into the night. The problem I have is that at some point, I almost always crash. I'll start feeling tired, and half an hour to an hour later, I'm out like ...
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How does the stomach handle liquid vs solid food?

I've read the the stomach must secrete HCl and pepsin to break down food. If I have an empty stomach, then drink a large amount of liquid, I wonder if the liquid passes quickly, or gets processed in ...
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Is PVC membrane roofing safe for health in use?

I'm interested only in the use aspect(for example, living on the last floor where PVC roof is used), not the production or utilization aspects. There are two opposite opinions about this question. ...
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Is it healthy to eat meat of an animal that died of an old age?

Given: If an animal dies from disease or poisoning - eating that meat is not OK. If, however, an animal dies of old age - is eating that meat OK? Not going into a topic of animal exploitation, ...
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Is the heart disease risk arising from salt mediated entirely by blood pressure?

High salt intake appears to be well-established as a risk-factor for cardiovascular disease, usually cited as being due to its effect of increasing your blood pressure. I want to know if that's the ...
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Risks of blood donation with autoimmune diseases

People with autoimmune diseases are generally either forbidden or discouraged from donating blood. Example: People who have autoimmune diseases (such as autoimmune thyroid disease, ankylosing ...
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Causes of polypoid foveolar hyperplasia

Six years ago during an endoscopy, the gastroenterologist noted that he had seen a small nodule forming in my stomach. A recent endoscopy revealed 3 nodules. The biopsies showed that they were benign,...
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Max heart rate questions

Max Heart Rate How accurate really is the 220 -minus my age = max heart rate formula? I don't even come close no matter what I do. My max should be 187. Most blogs say I'm just not exercising hard ...
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Testing intestinal flora in transverse colon

I have a theory that the transverse colon can be overpopulated with intestinal flora that, when fed sugar, overproduce CO2 and cause bloating/pain specifically in and around the hepatic flexure. Has ...
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What heart conditions cause dizziness after/during exercise?

Lots of stuff causes dizziness after/during exercise. But if you Google "dizziness after exercise" you'll get 10,000 articles and lame blogs that are basically just copies of one another that all ...
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How improbably is an HSV-2 positive test to be caused by an 'ear infection'?

For reasons different then you would likely presume I had a women come to me to ask about an STD test a man had provided her. His tests show positive for HSV-2 (a 2.15 result where >1.09 is positive)....
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Is there a term for depression that is not persistent?

Is there a term for having some of the symptoms of depression such as low mood disinterest in hobbies sleep issues self-hatred suicidal thoughts but instead of it lasting for 2+ weeks, its ...
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Is there a good site for drug reviews?

I have have it difficult to research the drugs I am prescribed. I was wondering if there are any websites that are good sources for reviews concerning drugs. I have no idea how to find a trustworthy ...
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How do you calculate the nutrients of the oils food is cooked in? [closed]

Periodically, I record my food intake. Over the years, I've tried to hone my methods for capturing the most accurate data possible, but since I don't have my own lab, I am forced to rely on data that ...
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Do combined oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

I started Lo Loestrin Fe (a combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptive pill) about 4 months ago. The first month on it, I got my period. The second month, I did not. The third month I got it. Now, ...
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Any risk to the fetus if alcohol consumption in only 1~2 month's pregnancy

I didn't know I have been pregnant for one month (to be exact, the last time I had sex with my husband was about 40 days ago). Just a few days ago, I found my menstruation stoped and after medical ...
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What are the causes of Chronic Diarrhea?

What are the main causes for chronic diarrhea and frequent mouth ulcers when the following is true: Patient's hormones are normal Patient's endoscopy and colonoscopy are normal Patient does not have ...
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Causes of GERD when not responding to weight loss or PPIs

I have had symptoms of silent reflux for 5 months now and finally did a 24-hour esophageal pH monitor that confirmed I have reflux. I'm in my 30s, I am 40 lbs overweight (which I know is bad, but I'm ...
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Can we take a shower with salty water

I just move to area near to beach. Unfortunately we have a problem to access fresh water. So, I decide to dig a well about 8meters deep, but the water is salty. I then install carbon filter and ...
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How to do laundry to kill and prevent athlete's foot fungus?

As you may know, one of the reasons athletes's foot and jock itch fungus are so hard to kill with OTC medicines like Lotrimin and Lamisil is because after you treat it, it is extremely difficult not ...
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Is operation the only solution to an ACL injury?

I have an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, which was confirmed by an MRI (it my be partial or complete; I was not told which.) My question: is surgery the only way to treat ACL tears? Is ...
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What are the pros and cons of personalized medicine? [closed]

I've been hearing a lot about this term lately, and was wondering what exactly it is, and whether it really is the future of the medicine industry. What are the advantages and benefits, along with ...
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Is olive leaf extract dangerous for low blood pressure?

I am 84 years old, with heart failure, diagnosed about 10 months ago, now successfully treated, and my naturally low blood pressure is kept at, or reduced to, a satisfactorily low level. I would not ...
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Undiagnosable Myopia [closed]

In short, I can't see. I'm having no problems seeing up close, but once it gets close to 9-10 inches away from my eyes, everything gets blurry. I have been to 4 eye doctors (2 opthamologists, 2 ...
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Will reading in dim light damage my eyes?

People keep saying that it is important to have adequate light when reading, because reading in dim light will damage your eyes. Is this true and why?
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Is colloidial silver harmful if the particles are small enough?

Personally, I'm convinced that colloidial silver is harmful and ineffective. My SO thinks otherwise and has been consuming it daily for the last couple of days and plans to continue this week (50 mcg/...
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Can sinus infections cause skin problems?

I have been suffering from nasal septum deviation and I find it difficult to breathe. I've planned a surgery to treat it. I've started developing acne problems on my skin and was wondering if it could ...
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Is there a TDEE calculator which takes into account sleeping hours?

For the record, TDEE stands for 'Total Daily Energy Expenditure.' I have sleeping problems, which essentially require me to get ~12 hours of sleep a day. I'd assume this substantially lowers my TDEE, ...
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Why tell cancer patients not to seek information on the internet?

A friend, recently diagnosed with cancer, was told by the hospital not to look for information on the internet. Other people I know I have been told the same. If the ample information had been given, ...
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Fear of planets

When I was in preschool, I saw a 3D space adventure movie and almost cried. I don't know why but I get so scared when I see a planet. They are just very creepy to me. Even looking at a planet in a ...
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Why don't small wounds leave scars?

I am wondering, why do big, deep wounds leave scars and small ones do not?
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Can one's body temperature affect the quality of his/her sleep?

If so, how does it influence our sleep? And what can we do to improve the quality of sleep in regards to adjusting our body temperature?
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Use of chlorohexidine gluconate for disinfection and minimisation of bacteria growth

Chlorohexidine gluconate (topical/wash-off), is a semi-essential disinfectant in domestic environments and furthermore in the maintenance and minimisation of bacterial growth in medical conditions ...
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Is eating a meal with 2000 Calories at once any different from eating 4 times at 500 Calories?

I wonder if there any difference in how many times I eat per day? Let's say I eat one big meal in the morning at 2000 kcal (at 9am). Is that any different than having 4 meals at 500 kcal throughout ...
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Why do people snore?

I am 33 years old, and I have been told by my parents and my wife that I snore. My question is - what is the reason for snoring? Is it a symptom of bad health?
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Usage of progesterone for recurrent miscarriages

On news and pregnancy sites* (which are notoriously full of things not supported by science), I have read that progesterone is sometimes given to women suffering from recurrent miscarriages (3 or more ...
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Why are peanut allergies so much more severe than other food allergies?

Based on my understanding of how adaptive immune responses arise, I would expect peanut allergies to be roughly normally distributed with regard to severity, like other food allergies. However, peanut ...
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Is muscle ache a possible sign of the body using muscle mass as a source of energy due to the lack of nutrition?

When doing maximal effort exercise after not eating for a long time (24 hours) before the exercise, and not eating for hours after the exercise, I feel moderate muscle aches the day afterwards. Is ...
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Is hemp oil the same as CBD oil?

Hemp oil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp_oil CBD oil It looks like CBD oil is made of hemp. Are they any major differences between hemp oil and CBD oil or are they pretty much the same?
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Rheumatoid arthritis heritability

Is there any scientific information available on how likely it is that a child with one parent with rheumatoid arthritis will have the same condition? I know there's probably not going to be any hard ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

Overwhelming evidence suggests infants should be breastfed for at least 6 months, but how long should it continue? The American Academy of Pediatrics implies up to one year [1], but the World Health ...
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Is fainting more common in young men during blood lettings, and if so, why?

I recently underwent a blood test, and during the third vial I passed out. I awoke just as the sixth was being finished and could not immediately stand. The vials were small, only 5ml each if I ...
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What effects does an oxygen saturation between 90% and 94% have on the body?

Many different sources note that normal oxygen saturation for healthy people is 95% or higher. Oxygen saturation below 90% or other sources 88%, is considered low. What possible symptoms or impact ...
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What are psychiatric effects of this herbal medicine?

Its is called Khamira Gaozaban Ambri.What could be its psychiatric effects, is it effective against phobias and fears? And is there any possible side effect of using this with Ginkgo Biloba?
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Is there any evidence that blowing your nose speeds recovery from a cold?

It seems to be standard advice to blow your nose when congested from a cold, but is there any evidence that this actually helps, either with severity or duration of symptoms?

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