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Your question about why any individual physician chooses to practice a specific way is not answerable, but the underlying question about how physicians use evidence to make decisions is what I will address. This is from a perspective in the USA, but I believe that much of this applies globally. (But please feel free to add answers from other countries, as ...


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In the Morning on an Empty Stomach/Between Meals - Fruits are recommended to be eaten on an empty stomach or in between meals because at this time digestion happens fairly quick and also different types of enzymes are used by the body to digest the fruit. Fruits contain simple sugars, which need time to be completely absorbed by the body. When fruits are ...


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Generally, legislation of each country prescribes how medicines should be labeled. There are international guidelines, but national regulations always come first. An example of international guidelines on labeling are the ones by World Health Organisation (WHO) given in Guidelines on packaging for pharmaceutical products; WHO Technical Report Series, No. ...


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I don't know about official Chinese recommendations, but this might help. China had experience with SARS, and this new infection was looking a lot like SARS. They did not have a surfeit of testing kits for a new virus, but they knew what SARS looked like on CT scans. Therefore, symptomatic patients received CT scans of the chest before being tested for ...


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If you want clear scientific evidence on this (effectiveness of masks use in the general public), I think there's no such study out, although there is some data pointing toward a combination of masks and hand hygiene being sometimes effective (the effect size might no be large though given the lack of uniform results even on this "combo"). As far guidelines ...


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EDIT: Question: Why the Daily Amount of food from each group does match up to the weekly recommended amounts? Answer: The daily amount is for calories, which means that for individuals who consume 1,000 Cal per day (every day, so 7,000 Cal per week), Guidelines recommend 1/2 cups of dark green vegetables per week. Calories are listed as per day, because ...


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