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Conventional, valid and common scar laser treatments “scarring side effect”

I understand that scar laser treatments are used to treat generally flat scars which are scars that aren't: Athrophic scars (sunken scars) Hypertrophic scars (ridgy scars) Include parts of both ...
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How could a heart attack be prevented if a cholesterol buildup in an artery near the heart was detected?

I learned that blood clots in coronary arteries caused by plaque ruptures are the most common cause of heart attacks, and this raised the question: If a severe cholesterol buildup were detected, how ...
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Are dosages of Saccharin Sodium in food are non-carcinogenic?

There is such sweetener as Saccharin Sodium that being added sometimes in drinks and just sold as sweetener on it's own. I didn't found information about dosages, but but on nih.gov I see this: ...
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What does it mean to die from midbrain congestion?

The death certificate of a relative who died in Spain in 1887 states the cause of death was a midbrain congestion (congestión del mesencéfalo in Spanish). He died in a psychiatric hospital at the age ...
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What would a medical NGO need to know to begin dealing with a viral pandemic?

Here's a hypothetical, fictional scenario, which I'm sure plenty of people working in this field have nightmares about, but which hopefully paints a meaningful picture for a very important question. ...
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Crystalloid infusion during anaphylactic shock

My text book states that intravenous crystalloid infusion is a method of treating anaphylactic shock. I can't get why, as there is no fluid loss in case of anaphylactic shock, at least that is what ...
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Are there dihydropyridine receptors in Cardiac Myocytes?

There are ryanodine receptors in both the skeletal and cardiac muscles. I understand that the Ryanodine receptors of cardiac muscles are involved in Calcium-induced calcium release and have not found ...
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Are there any recommended or prescribed time limits for ambulance to reach a juvenile patient in case of emergency?

When I look for ambulance and how fast it should come, I find information regarding allowed driving speed. However, for planning hospitals and roads, one should no how much time is on average ...
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Why does my mouth salivate and my head sweat when even thinking about certain sour foods? [duplicate]

For real. Whenever I even think about, let alone eat - orange lemon or vinegar (these are the main things and only ones that i can think cause this) my mouth salivates, my forehead and scalp sweat too....
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How likely is intracranial thrombophlebitis after nasal hair removal and is there an increased risk for inhaling harmful substances?

I've noticed that some barbers practice some nasal hair removal methods. One method they use involves applying a type of "warm wax" connected to a stick, in the nose, cooling it and when the wax is ...
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What is the health effect of low indoor humidity?

The humidity in my apartment sometimes drops below 5%, with lowest recorded to be 3%. I have bought an air humidifier, but even that does not increase the humidity by more than 8%. What are the ...
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Full metal crown for badly carious teeth

I was studying the topic of full metal crowns (fixed prosthodontics), and in my book it says that one of the indications of making a full metal crown is that the tooth that is going to receive the ...
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What is optimal testosterone level range for men? [closed]

I want to know what is the optimal testosterone level range in adult males? By stating optimal range I do not mean "normal" range. Because testosterone levels in males have significantly dropped from ...
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Is there a medical problem of too much REM sleep?

I understand that human sleep has a cycle of five stages that can repeat itself several times (depends on how long one sleeps); these are named based on the fifth stage occurring about each 90 minutes ...
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Measurable vs perceived stress

There are some gadgets that promise to measure stress level (derived from pulse data?) Most of the devices that offer such stress detection measure the change in the interval between heartbeats — ...
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How does high-intensity aerobic exercise affect the brain?

I have been reading articles claiming that serotonin, endorphins and BDNF are produced during exercise, but they never mention the intensity or duration of exercise for this to happen. To not make ...
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How does low-intensity aerobic exercise affect the brain?

I have been reading articles claiming that serotonin, endorphins and BDNF are produced during exercise, but they never mention the intensity or duration of exercise for this to happen. To not make ...
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Food allergy and weight loss

I have red a lot of articles about excluding products that causes allergy can help people lose weight. But is it possible that having allergy on some products and eating them often could result in not ...
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Understanding Virtual ICU

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but I'll ask it anyway... I heard of this hospital called Mercy Virtual. It is a virtual ICU. How is this possible? In general, how can ...
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How reliable is the determination method of reference ranges for blood tests?

A reference range is usually defined as the set of values 95 percent of the normal population falls within (that is, 95% prediction interval). It is determined by collecting data from vast numbers ...
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Where do I find an interactive 3D model of the human anatomy?

For medical students and more generally for learning purposes, an open-source website with a 3D human body model, in which we can "navigate" (zoom and move/walk), a little bit like a "Google ...
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Do computer monitors emit electromagnetic radiation that can damage your face?

Disclaimer: I am layman in the field, but I have a legit question to ask, so before closing, please note that I am showing enough "pre-research" and ask clarified question. I used an LCD monitor in ...
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Where can I find head MRI files?

I have to calculate some anatomic values on different brains so I have to work on different MRI images for my project. Where can I find MRI images for this?
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What is the difference between ICD-10 and SNOMED?

I know that ICD-10 is a diagnosis classification system. I am not sure what SNOMED is and how to it is different from ICD-10. Why do we need two different systems?
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Is it harmful to the human body if we don't turn off the light completely while sleeping? [duplicate]

While sleeping, some people may leave the light on or dim it down, so that perhaps it is equal to a 35W or 20W regular light bulb. In this case, is it true that the pineal gland in our brain won't ...
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Can the use of Hydrogen Peroxide in dentistry worsen the oxidative stress in patches of facial vitiligo vulgaris?

According to this study 1, hydrogen peroxide is not absorbed by the skin, but can cause systemic toxicity when inhaled or ingested. I am not entirely sure how often hydrogen peroxide is inhaled or ...
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What are the recurrence rates for posterior shoulder dislocation?

I know many publication which report recurrence rates for anterior shoulder dislocations, but couldn't find any study that reports recurrence rates specifically for posterior shoulder dislocations. So,...
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Why are antidepressants considered the most successful therapy of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is classed as a disorder of pain processing due to abnormalities in how pain signals are processed in the central nervous system. 1 Antidepressants are now the most widely studied and, ...
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How exactly does induced Scalp Hypothermia prevent alopecia (hair loss) during chemo therapy?

Recent studies 1 of women getting chemo for early-stage breast cancer have found that at least half of the women using one of these newer devices lost less than half of their hair. 2 Scalp ...
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Can diseases associated with hyperpigmentation help to find a cure for hypopigmentation such as vitiligo?

Wikipedia 1 has quite an extensive list of diseases that are associated with hyper-pigmentation such as Addison's disease and Cushing's disease. Are there any known studies of the diseases that ...
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Why does dandruff shampoo loose effectiveness without shampoo alternation?

I've heard often 1 2 that alternation between anti-dandruff shampoos containing ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, coal tar, selenium disulfide or salicylic acid is needed for the treatment to stay ...
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Why are NURR1 activating drugs such as bexarotene, amodiaquine, chloroquine and glafenine not tested on Parkinson patients?

Quote 1 from article 1: NURR1 activates genes associated with the survival of the dopamine neurons, such as the receptor c-RET. cRET is the receptor for the neurotrophic factor GDNF (or Glial ...
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Should everyone take the ebola vaccine to achieve global herd immunity?

Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. 1 Should everyone in the ...
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Good popular informative video guides to human anatomy? [closed]

Can you recommend visually illustrative, but still scientifically justified video guides with exhaustive commentary to organs and/or systems of the human body? I'd like to familiarize myself with ...
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What causes a notch in the atrial pressure?

I wanted to know why there is a sort of fluctuation in "E" in the tracing of the atrial pressure right before the mitral valve opens (not the notch because of the Aortic valve closure). Source for ...
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Why does the brain shrink and increase energy usage after dehydration?

Along with mood and energy deficits a dehydrated brain has to use a lot more energy to accomplish the same tasks, shows a study from King's College London. Quote from Dehydration affects brain ...
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Can Protein Folding be used to develop a vaccine against the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)?

Scientists are researching the possibility to create a universal influenza vaccine 1. The influenza virus already has many strains 2 and evolves itself rapidly into new strains because influenza uses ...
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Why/how are some drugs nephrotoxic?

I want to know the (more or less) exact mechanism by which specific nephrotoxic medications damage the kidneys. For some drugs it seems relatively intuitive that they interfere with the function of ...
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How do melanin or pigment related genetics from Vitiligo patients compare to or differ from Albinism patients?

The definition of Albinism is: Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized in humans by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. 1 The definition of Vitiligo is: ...
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Are transorbital lobotomies still considered ethical these days?

Psychosurgery has a controversial history and despite modifications still raises serious questions about benefit, risks, and the adequacy with which consent is obtained. Its continued use is defended ...
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Supracondylar Fracture to the Humerus

Why does a supracondylar fracture lead to a median nerve injury and not the ulnar? According to one of Gray's Anatomy Review's practice questions, it was the median. Doesn't the median nerve pass in ...
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What is the specific mechanism for ketoacidosis in Diabetes Mellitus?

What is the specific mechanism for ketoacidosis in Diabetes Mellitus? As far as I have understood it goes something like this:: Diabetes Mellitus --> Decreased glucose uptake by cells of the ...
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Technology prospects for genome sequencing at home and data protection

Ever since the end of the Human Genome project we have been witnessing the steady advance of genome sequencing technology and the decline of the price required to perform it. This lead to the advent ...
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Is there an interaction with methamphetamine and dental anesthetic?

According to the sign shown in this post on Reddit, using methamphetamine and dental anesthetic together is lethal. If you use Methamphetamines (Crystal Meth, Crank, Speed, Glass, Tweak, Yaba)...
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Has piperine been shown to be of any use in the treatment of obesity-related diseases in humans?

The 2012 study {1} reports that: Taken together, our findings suggest that piperine, a major component of black pepper, inhibits fat cell differentiation by down-regulating the transcriptional ...
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Heart Sound Samples

Does anybody have helpful sources/links that are basically recordings and playbacks of heart sounds (normal/ abnormal/ etc.) that I could just listen to while in my spare time? I am looking for ...
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Is vitiligo transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one?

There seem to be many testimonies on the internet that suggest that vitiligo is heritable 1. According to a Quara answer 2, there is apparently a 5% chance of transferring vitiligo to your kids. Yet, ...
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Is tacrolimus carcinogenic and if so, what causes it to be?

The FDA issued a health warning 1 regarding the possible cancer risks of tacrolimus ointment, however, British dermatologists2 don't consider this a significant concern and they are increasingly ...
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Can tacrolimus creme cause tacrolimus toxicity?

Tacrolimus is a medication given to patients who underwent organ transplantation. Increased serum level of tacrolimus may cause overdose symptoms. Apparently the normal tacrolimus serum level is ...
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How does tacrolimus affect vitiligo-affected skin and hair (re)pigmentation?

While tacrolimus (Protopic) creme was not created with the purpose to treat vitiligo, it is prescribed by dermatologists for that purpose. The non-pigmented hairs in vitiligo affected skin treated ...

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