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Medical instruments for pushing something out of the way

In the Russian classification of medical instruments, some instruments are grouped under the title "medical instruments for moving aside": The description says: "Instruments whose working ...
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Blood alcohol concentration levels depending on volumes and alcohol percentage

Will the blood alcohol concentration level be the same after consuming 100 ml of a 40% drink (i.e. vodka) and 200 ml of a 20% drink (i.e. wine)? Can we make a more general statement: the blood ...
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Are motorcycle helmets effective in preventing Corona?

Can a full-head helmet with the visor closed prevent getting infected by the Corona virus during a casual interaction with a carrier? For example, when buying something at a store or discussing ...
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Do making mix-vegetable white rice reduce glymelic load of white rice? [closed]

Recently I came across a post saying that white rice can increase blood sugars level really high and can lead to diabetes. Well, I am a 18 year old guy, who eats 2 medium plates of rice per day (...
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Can a lowered calorie intake exacerbate hypothermia and frostbite?

Does fasting speed up hypothermia? Does eating prevent frost bites? Have fasted a few times and remember having had to cover myself a bit more at night to avoid freezing. My internet research so ...
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Itchy butt side-effect from anesthesia?

A few years ago I got my wisdom teeth taken out and had to go under general anesthesia for the surgery. The last thing that I remember as I was going under was that as the doctor was putting the face ...
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Does broccoli interfere with CYP3A4 metabolism?

There are many articles on the effects of the active ingredients in Broccoli but I have yet to find the "smoking gun" on this question. I know grapefruit is a big offender in blocking CYP3A4 but I am ...
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Heightened risk of bacterial endocarditis for receptive anal sex partners

TL;DR version: Is there any proof of correlation (or lack thereof) between receptive rectal intercourse and raised risks for bacterial endocarditis? The long version: Once I've watched a short ...
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Rinsing vs not rinsing until 30 mins after brushing teeth (dry sensation) [duplicate]

First timer here.. I don't know this situation has been asked/shared before or not, but I couldn't find any similar question online. So I have read the recommendation that better we do not rinse ...
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Baking Soda Autoimmune Med. College Ga [closed]

Here is a Science Daily Article, Baking Soda Could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425093745.htm I wonder if this may have ...
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How does the mortality rate of corona-virus compare to regular “flu”? [closed]

How does the mortality rate of coronavirus compare to regular "flu" ? Are there enough statistical data to make a good comparison ? Would it be more accurate to compare it to a specific flu such as "...
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How do they test COVID-19 in drive-thru labs?

I've read that SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19 disease can be tested with RT-qPCR.[1] It seems a somewhat lengthy procedure. Then it's unclear to me: how do they test the virus in drive-...
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Does painless trigger finger require treatment? [closed]

Should someone with trigger finger (ie joint locking / popping when opening/closing hand) still seek treatment if the stiffness is not accompanied by pain / swelling?
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Is Coronavirus transmission affected by the season of the host country / hemisphere?

First when the Coronavirus outbreak happened in China, some people argued that the outbreak had to do with a supposed faulty chinese health care system, due to China not being a "developed country". ...
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Is there a point of being an Organ Donor if my blood type is AB Negative?

What is the point of anyone being an organ donor if their blood type is AB Negative? What are the chances someone is going to need your organs at that specific time frame after you die? Or am I ...
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Meaning of “acquisition in a single volume” (CT scanning)

From a research paper: (Richards, et al. 2018). A number of integrated strategies were used to achieve this consistently low dose, including; prospective ECG-gated acquisition, lowest possible tube ...
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Use of alcohol for keeping body warm

Recently I traveled to a cold place and after I drank alcohol there I could feel that this consumption of alcohol kept me warm. While feeling of coldness differs from person to person, I ask: Is it ...
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How deep into the skin do topical acne medications penetrate?

Given a topical gel that is a mixture of dapsone (6%), an antibiotic spironolactone (5%), an androgen blocker niacinamide (2%), a form of Vitamin B3 and skin brightener How deep into the skin do ...
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Why are people so worried about 2019-nCoV?

My understanding is that the virus' mortality rate is around 2%, which is similar to the flu. It's less deadly than SARS. So why are people so worried, and why are governments going to such extreme ...
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Is hanging from a bar contraindicated in the case of a shoulder dislocation history with labrum damage?

I have just found a book by John Kirsch "Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention" (see also here and here) which promotes hanging form a bar with extended arms ("dead hang") as (partial) ...
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Looking for references describing the physical transmission of rhinoviruses and coronaviruses

I'm looking for reputable reference works that describe the physical aspects of how particles containing rhinoviruses and coronaviruses travel through the environment during disease transmission. I'm ...
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Exercise vs. inflamation

I am a bit confused: I think there is a consensus that inflammation is bad when it is chronic. But where exercising, we do create inflammation as well and, if you exercise daily, that inflammation ...
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What's the real Coronavirus mortality rate? [duplicate]

According to this Coronavirus death rate The World Health Organization (WHO) had mentioned 2% as a mortality rate estimate in a press conference on Wednesday, January 29 1 and again on ...
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How to help people who may suffer from Paranoia? [migrated]

I am a very active member of the Information Security Stack Exchange site. Every now and then, I come across people who I believe may suffer from paranoia. They believe that "someone" is out to get ...
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How many patients does it take to make an evidence-based case report/study? [closed]

I want to collect data and make statistic from it. How many patients does it take to make an evidence-based case report/study?
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Supplier of GSR (skin resistance measurement) electrodes for the forearm [closed]

Good day. I'm new to this SE so I'm not sure if the question applies but here it is: I'm designing a device to measure skin resistance. One issue I've encountered is finding the right type of ...
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How mutable is COVID-19?

As it commonly known, mutability is a fundamental characteristic of viruses which presents the ability of virus genome to adapt to physical circumstances, prevent and circumvent vaccine effect and to ...
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Would “working out” with a respiratory muscle training device improve survivability of ARDS in patients without access to a ventilator?

"Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" (ARDS) is characterized by a rapid onset of widespread inflammation of the lungs. The causes are many, and one such cause might become prominent in the near ...
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Coronavirus conspiracy theory (HIV biological weapon) [closed]

There's a ridiculous conspiracy theory spreading that coronavirus is a genetically modified biological weapon gone rogue. According to one theory, the virus has traces of HIV and is designed to attack ...
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What does Cerebrolysin® do in healthy people? [closed]

Vascular dementia is a common form of dementia caused by poor blood flow to the brain. There are currently no proven and licenced treatments for vascular dementia. Cerebrolysin is a medicine that ...
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What are the differences between internal organs between sub-saharan Africans and Northern Europeans?

(I'll aim this question mostly at surgeons who may have done a lot of surgeries in different countries or countries with a lots of diverse ethnic groups.) Lets take as examples a typical Norwegian ...
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Covid-19 and kids [closed]

I came across a site that deals with covid-19 demographics. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics It appears that none of the kids aged 0-9 died. At least ...
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Why is Bluvit D3 60000 IU sachet price is hugely low when compared to other brands? [closed]

Bluvit D3 60000IU sachet costs just ₹10. However, same quantity D3 sachet from different manufacturers comes at relatively huge price. Like- D Rise costs - ₹33 D 360 costs - ₹32 D SOL costs - ₹33 ...
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What happens to ICF in primary aldosteronism?

There is contradictory information in my two textbooks, As per Kaplan Physiology 2018, There is gain of isotonic fluid, because aldosteronism cause Na+ retention and water follow, so osmolality ...
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Why haven’t other research groups invested into antineoplastons when it comes to cancer treatment?

I recently stumbled upon antineoplastons which is a family of drugs based on chemical natural products prevalent in human blood and urine. I have only been able to find one person administering ...
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Blood pressure during early pregnancy [closed]

I am pregnant of 3 months. My age is 30. Morning I have blood pressure 123/69. Evening it is 100/60. Is it normal?
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What Would You Recomend to a Patient Who is Experiencing Temporary Insanity Every Morning? [closed]

I have been waking up in the morning, but my thoughts are still as if I am asleep. I know that I am awake, because, when I open my eyes, I can see my bedroom, feel my blanket, move around under the ...
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How to choose a dentist to get a dental implant [closed]

I live in the UK and I'm 29. I need to take a dental implant and I have sent some emails to some clinics in order to have more information so I can choose the option that is best for me. I have two ...
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Will eating a smoked steak every 2-3 weeks lead to high risk of cancer?

I cook steak every 2-3 weeks and I'm thinking about buying and using this Breville Smoke Infuser with my steak but I'm concerned about the cancer risks associated to smoking meat. Should I be ...
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Is it OK to take lipid absorption inhibitors only on days eating greasy meal? [closed]

I hear the following rumors: Lipid absorption inhibitors work 3 days after taking them. Did unabsorbed lipids stay in internal organs such as the large intestine for 3 days? I assume that people only ...
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Can sniffling lead to otitis media?

Is there any link between excessive sniffling when having a runny nose and otitis media? By sniffling I mean propelling thin watery mucus up one's nose into the nasal cavity rather than pulling thick ...
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Why transfused blood has lower 2,3 - BPG levels

I read the following quote in the textbook Kaplan Biochemistry (2018 edition, page 183): Transfused blood has lower than expected 2,3 BPG levels, making it less efficient at delivering oxygen to ...
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Is it acceptable to prefer treatment by a doctor vs a nurse practitioner?

I understand nurse practitioners are certified, but they have to practice under the doctor. I would prefer to be seen by a doctor. Is that acceptable? Alternatively, what is acceptable?
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importance of balance between omega3 and omega6

If the balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 is well balanced, will body fat become harder to gain? Does body fat easily depend on calories?
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Can the human body store protein?

I am interested to know if a human body can store protein. Absolutely for the bodybuilders, does it really matter if they divide their protein consumption during the day or eat all of it in one meal ...
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What percent of mucle growth is possible without steroids consumption? [migrated]

I am interested to know, if someone does bodybuilding exercises with good rest, enough protein, high presure workout, etc, but without consuming any steroids, how much of muscle gorwth is possible for ...
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GERD - path to cure and prevent gerd from ever coming back

I am trying to wrap my head around the massive amount of information how is GERD caused and treated. GERD is caused by the lower sphincter of your esophagus relaxing abnormal or weakens, stomach acid ...
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What is 'Rising of the lights' as a death?

In a reddit post showing the 'Causes of death of london in 1632' Theres a few causes that seem weird. But the one the caught my attention is 'Rising of the lights'. The best I've seen is that Lights =...
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Natural hymen repair

When conducting a general Google, most sites that come up are plastic surgery sites advertising "virginity repair" (hymenoplasty or Hymenorrhaphy). Apart from that, there are articles, for example ...
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Does peak bone density have any other role in preventing osteoporosis?

From reading articles such as this I understand that over time, building your muscles to reach your peak bone density means that you may have sufficient peak bone density to cope with age-related bone ...

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