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Why is there no ketoacidosis in Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Since Insulin is unable to act on cells due to insulin resistance, then shouldn't ketoacidosis also occur in Type 2 ?
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How can animal dander be completely removed from clothing? [migrated]

Normal washing does not completely remove animal proteins embedded in clothing. Is there a substance that can break down the proteins and render them harmless to allergy sufferers without breaking ...
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Tissue engineering products not in the EMA database but 'approved' in Europe

According to The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, the following six Tissue-Engineered Products are available in Europe. Spherox Novocart 3D ReNovaCell ReGenerCel Vergenix FG Vergenix-STR I ...
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Are there a plastic surgery conditions of a “double chin” or “triple chin”?

Executing Is there a plastic surgery condition of a "double" or "triple" chin? as a search query in three search engines (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo) and looking at images brought me almost no results ...
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How dangerous for the human skin are naturally occurring wavelengths above 380nm?

I read on https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/uv-radiation.html: UVA rays have the least energy among UV rays. These rays can cause skin cells to age and can cause some ...
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What is the size of biopsy specimens pinched from normal colon mucosa?

To investigate certain types of inflammation during a colonoscopy, a doc might pinch off normal-looking mucosa at a number of locations for subsequent microscopic examination. What is the size of ...
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Why can't we use genomic libraries for gene therapy or making transgenic animals

My text says we have to use expression libraries (cdna libraries) for constructing transgenic animals or for gene therapy, Now I can't understand why genomic libraries can't because for gene therapy ...
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Beginner runner/jogger heart rate question [closed]

I am an it guy 220 lbs 6ft1 35 years old. With chest strap measurement my maximum heart rate is around 192 bpm. (Did warmup and 3 minutes thread mill intervals to measure) For a long period of time, ...
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Why HIV Dna PCR is done for children born to HIV + mothers and not RNA PCR

I am curious to know why my text emphasize that diagnostic test of choice as gold standard is HIV RNA PCR, but in children of age 6 weeks of age HIV DNA PCR is done instead. what I think is that it ...
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Does mastectomy permanently prevent using the arms for blood samples?

This question, Why can't blood samples be taken from the legs/ankles as well arms/wrists? , refers to Specimen Collection Procedure - PERFORMING A VENIPUNCTURE | Akron Children's Hospital, which says: ...
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How much HIV is required to infect?

How much HIV can the body naturally extinguish altogether? Of course, there must be a point at which the body 'allows' HIV to come and then be removed.. I mean, if there is a single molecule / piece ...
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What is the mechanism of action of tamoxifen and other SERMs on Gynecomastia?

I understand that several scientific articles show that tamoxifen and other SERMS such as clomifene and raloxifen are effective in reducing gynecomastia for humans in different age groups and ...
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Can you be a host of a contagious disease, infect others, and recover before showing symptoms?

If a highly contagious disease can infect others before displaying symptoms, can the host infect others, then successfully fight off the disease before symptoms show?
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Vertical from defibrillation

I'm a library employee and just had to take a 1-hour CPR training this morning on how to properly do chest compressions and use the defibrillator. The instructor said that you stand back when the ...
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In what time frame exactly was the 2009 H1N1 fatality rate overestimated?

I've read that "It's good to remember that when H1N1 influenza came out in 2009, estimates of case fatality were 10 per cent," said David Fisman, an epidemiologist at the University of Toronto, ...
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How is micro debris cleaned from the eye in unusual cases?

Sometimes micro debris or "microparticles" are interacting with human's (and animals's) eyes: It can be some types of dust or hair pieces trimmed with a trimmer; I especially mean little particles of ...
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Will vaccinating babies weeks after birth reduce the spread of measles?

I understand that young babies (around 0-6 months old) have antibodies passed from their mothers, which is why they are vaccinated with MMR at 6-12 months old in New Zealand. However, there are still ...
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Woman have a prostate?

I was reading that apparently the woman has a prostate (skeene gland) but I am not entirely sure and the information I found is somewhat old. I would like to know if the medical community accepts that ...
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How exactly can a drug affecting squalene epoxidase affect the methylation cycle, necessitating the use of 5-MTHF? [migrated]

I found a case report in which the authors say that Terbinafine might have possibly affected the methylation cycle in a patient, necessitating the prescription of 5-methylfolate to correct the ...
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What sort of damage would someone get from a 80ft drop?

I'm currently writing a book where one of my characters falls from about an 80-90 foot drop onto a solid stone surface onto her back. She's an average 32 female with a healthy diet and weight. She ...
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Side-effects or other medical conditions for diabetic patients

I have a database of diabetic patients and their medication/lab test data as well. 1) I am planning to run a simple analysis like finding out incidence rate example: amongst the T2DM patients that I ...
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T2DM medication treatment pathway

I am looking at the T2DM medications specified here and have a few questions about them. 1) Why don't I see drugs like Troglitazone, Tolazamide, Acarbose, Acetohexamide, Chlorpropramide, Miglitol? ...
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Why can't blood samples be taken from the legs/ankles as well arms/wrists?

This is a genuine question, which so far I've been unable to find an answer to. Some time ago when my wife was pregnant, she seemed to be constantly needing to have samples taken for various tests ...
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What is the essential difference between injection lipolisis and liposuction by mean of adipose cells outcome?

I am having the problem of not understanding the essential difference between injection lipolisis and liposuction by mean of adipose cells outcome. Injection lipolysis I understand that injection ...
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English clear word “Mole classification” [closed]

I'm trying to explain a mole classification. Is my list is pretty clear? Actinic keratosis - there is a risk of transition to skin cancer. Basalioma - a tumor from the basal layer of the skin, skin ...
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What GI issues need to diagnosed/treated early lest they cause permanent damage?

What GI issues need to be diagnosed/treated early lest they cause permanent damage or become unrecoverable. An example would colon cancer. The question is about which possible diagnoses need to be ...
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What is a sophisticated estimate of the 2019-nCoV fatality rate?

I've read through this Q&A: Is the mortality rate of 2019-nCoV 41%? My understanding from reading that Q&A is that in the early phase of an outbreak, there are two naive ways to estimate ...
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Why does a dental abscess / infection usually go away after a root canal?

After an abscess is diagnosed and a root canal treatment is done on a tooth, why does the infection go away? It seems all the root canal treatment does is remove the total volume of space for the ...
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What is the relationship between cancer and sugar? [closed]

I was watching "The Magic Pill" documentary series on Netflix. And, a woman indicated that she completely cured a fairly aggressive breast cancer by eliminating just about all sugars and most ...
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Is there a limit to the number of different antibodies one individual can have in their body? [duplicate]

If my understanding is correct, we create antibodies after vaccines and after getting infections. So, after 10 vaccines and 2 contracted diseases, I can have in my body antibodies for 12 types of ...
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Is it really unhealthy to eat meat and drink milk mainly? [closed]

Some Westerners used to eat meat and drink milk mainly. But experts warn us about the importance of vegetables in our diet. I've learned on the Internet that milk and meat are staples in Mongolian ...
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Sleeping during the day instead of sleeping at night

Is there any difference to ones health outcome if they wake up at night and go to sleep when the sun rises up? To be more specific, what will happen to a person if the sleep cycle is reversed?
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Why are bacteriophage viruses so infrequently used in the western countries?

Bacteriophages are, in eastern countries including Russia, a pretty common, or at least well known, approach to get rid of bacterial infections. (This is discussed in How Dangerous Are Superbugs ...
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What is the difference between Rhinitis, nasal congestion and runny nose?

Rhinitis, nasal congestion and runny nose → from prior reading on these terms I recognize somewhat inconsistency in regards to how people define them or use them in various articles. I personally ...
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Did any Otolaryngology authority recommended ecualyptus oil for treatment of at least one type of rhinitis?

In the past I have used ecualyptus oil to treat nasal congestion ("blocked nose") from Rhinitis medicamentosa or Rhinitis vasomotor (it wasn't clear if either or both occurred). I used about two drops ...
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If heroin overdose is so mortal, would it be a reasonable way to do euthanasia? [closed]

If heroin overdose is so mortal, would it be a reasonable way to do euthanasia? Would it be a good death? Or it can be in some way painful? It's better for euthanasia than phenobarbital?
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Coronavirus recovery

Are there any treatments for coronavirus? Or are there any ways to recover from it?
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What are safe vasodilators to help prevent chilblains?

Chilblains - Wikipedia are typically caused by too rapid heating of cold toes, whether induced by environmental cold or by poor circulation. Cold feet put into warm water can feel painful, like they ...
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Does intense pain cause people to lose consciousness?

In many fictional media sometimes a character goes through a lot of pain and ends up being unconscious because of it. It this true or at least possible? In that case, why that would happen?
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What is the danger of a persistent gestational sac and other post abortion remains?

If a woman has a failed pregnancy (failed after 6 weeks but discovered after 14 weeks, during the first ultrasound) and opts for a medical abortion, but after two rounds of misoprostol (one week apart,...
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The effect of inaccurate eyeglasses on development of myopia

Suppose a person has myopia and requieres a basic correction of −6 dioptres to restore normal distance vision. Instead, he wears weaker eyeglasses, say -5.5 or -5. Can this fact have any effect (...
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Is the design of most public and office bathrooms badly defective from a sanitation perspective?

The vast majority of public, business, and office bathrooms that I see follow the same formula: No toilet seat lid covers Power flush Individual stalls with closeable door; hand-washing outside the ...
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Is the mortality rate of 2019-nCoV 41%?

According to the data on the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracker, as of 3rd February 2020 there were 17491 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV globally, 536 total recoveries and 362 deaths. From my non-expert ...
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Will there ever be a universal vaccine for the common cold?

If I get infected once with the virus which causes a common cold, does that mean I will not get infected with the same strain of the virus ever in my lifetime? Is the immune system capable and smart ...
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What, if any, are reasonable further tests for evaluation of cryptogenic stroke?

What is considered a "complete" workup of cryptogenic stroke? If someone presents with symptoms consistent with stroke and receives: PE EKG and external monitoring, MRI with contrast/MRA of head and ...
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Is a lab “test” the overall collection of things, or the individual things in the collection?

At some laboratories, such as image #1, there is one overall "test" which contain many "markers". At other laboratories, such as image #2, there is one overall "report" which contain many "tests". ...
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Grapefruit-seed extract for disinfection?

I was recommended grapefruit-seed extract by several people and did some research. It convinced me to a level I'm willing to try it but there was something that puzzled me: A "Grapeseed-Extract-Guy" ...
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Rationale for Pilocarpine instillation after retrobulbar haemorrhage

BACKGROUND: Retrobulbar haemorrhage may occur due to retrobulbar block. Immediate pressure bandage after instilling one drop of 2% pilocarpine and postpone of operation for a week is advised. What is ...
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Is it true that we can reduce chemoreceptor sensitivity to carbon dioxide?

I understand the following background: normally, our breathing rate, depth and rhythm are controlled by the brainstem. Other central and peripheral regulatory factors influence our breathing, ...
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How do you distinguish between “cure” and “recovery” in terms of medical terminology?

​‎I hear a lot of people using the words "cure" and "recovery" interchangeably. Are these two words interchangable in epidemiology? What's the difference between these two in terms of medical ...

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