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Why tell cancer patients not to seek information on the internet?

Telling people not to look information up themselves is indeed very strange. Especially a recently diagnosed patient has lots of questions and won't be able to ask all of them at their appointments (...
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Why tell cancer patients not to seek information on the internet?

I agree with @YviDe. There are other possible reasons not mentioned, however. On the internet, which is not tailored to individuals, there is no way to tell which category of a particular illness you ...
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Resources for human anatomy

TeachMeAnatomy Containing over 700 vibrant, full-colour images, TeachMeAnatomy is a comprehensive anatomy encyclopedia presented in a visually-appealing, easy-to-read format. Created by a team of ...
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How do I evaluate health benefits and health advertisements of products?

Educate yourself! That means reading up. From reliable sources. Most of the information on the internet is mere statements on sites that present health relevant info as easy and simple. But in ...
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What is the life expectancy of a sperm in dried semen?

There's no need to worry. Getting pregnant isn't that easy.1 It's unlikely that sperm survive for 2 hours. On a dry surface, such as clothing or bedding, sperm are dead by the time the semen has ...
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Why are most people who contract COVID-19 asymptomatic?

At this point in time no one can say for sure why many people appear to have asymptomatic infection, and figures range from 20-80% though part of the problem appears to be from false positives in ...
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how do diabetics keep their kidney healthy?

Diabetes does cause kidney problems, and is the leading cause of end stage renal disease in industrialized world (see Cecil Medicine, Chapter 126, Diabetes and The Kidney). Though neither fully ...
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Verify Credentials for Nurse Practitioner

Each state should have their own licensing board, that may or may not have a search function to verify a licensure. As an experiment, I went to the Texas website and entered the name of a nurse ...
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Why are most people who contract COVID-19 asymptomatic?

The reason why many people who contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic is simple. It is because your immune system can kill the pathogen before you show symptoms. In other words, your body overwhelms the ...
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Resources for human anatomy

Gray's Anatomy - an old but complete online book with detailed text and pictures. Get Body Smart - by organic systems, at a glance Inner Body - on hover interactive images, with text KenHub - 50 ...
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Why doctors have different opinions and diagnosis for the same patient?

People are more complicated than machines. First, imagine a condition like "high blood pressure" or "underactive thyroid." It's not just a case of measuring one number about you and comparing it to ...
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How is a beard dirtier than a toilet?

A better comparison than "beard vs toilet" may be "face with beard vs face without beard." This is actually a reasonable concern in the context of healthcare, where healthcare staff can be a vector ...
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how do diabetics keep their kidney healthy?

The following are the recommendations from the Joslin Center for preserving renal function in diabetes mellitus Tight control of blood glucose levels (A1C less than 7 percent) Tight control of blood ...
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What flour is best for diabetic person?

According to this article 20 Healthy Flours from Lowest to Highest Carbohydrates, whole grain or "flour from nut and plant sources that are low in carbohydrates". The whole grain helps to lower the ...
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When is too much running bad for your health?

The consensus view is given here. So, the views of James O'Keefe are not widely accepted in the medical community. Suppose, however, that the adverse effects of strenuous long endurance exercise he ...
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Health benefits from giving blood?

This "rumor" is initially mostly based on a humor. According to humorism your four juices might be out of balance or gone bad and that might prescribe a course of the ancient practice of bloodletting ...
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Maximum recommended daily intake of full fat milk for 12 year old?

I have found no credible source that would mention "maximum recommended daily amount of full fat milk." MedlinePlus: The US Department of Agriculture recommends the following daily amounts of ...
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High Risk Of Death When Contracting Hepatitis A After Contracting Hepatitis C

In Fulminant Hepatitis Associated with Hepatitis A Virus Superinfection in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C, out of 17 patients with chronic hepatitis C infection who also got infected with hepatitis ...
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Why tell cancer patients not to seek information on the internet?

Because of the sheer number of scams and misinformation. A few quick searches will turn up tons of "natural" or "alternative" medicine that doesn't work (in fact, a lot of these scam sites manipulate ...
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Do US students take USMLE exams of the same content like IMG (foreign) doctors?

Do US students take USMLE exams of the same content like IMG (foreign) doctors? Yes, they do. Is it true that American students take USMLE separated in subjects not a as a whole set of 300 ...
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Understanding cancer

I've spent a few hours going through the Johns Hopkins short course entitled "Introduction to the Biology of Cancer" and which covers almost exactly what I was looking for: major types of cancer (lung,...
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What are authentic research sources and where can I find them?

Medical students and researchers in the medical/biological/health sciences typically use textbooks with their coursework. Focusing on your example of the circulatory system, you will find both general ...
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What is the specific relationship between Prehormones, Prohormones and PreProHormones?

I agree with Bryan Krause that the terms are used inconsistently in the literature. However, at least to a subset of authors (and to me), the biologic difference is clear. Preprohormones ...
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How to find other help when doctors can't help

I am so sorry you are not getting answers. It is very frustrating to seek help and find no relief and no explanation. Where I live, about an hour from me, is a doctor that is rather unusual but ...
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I am totally new and I want to self-learn about nutrition and human health. Where should I start?

That's awesome you'd like to learn about exercise science! Honestly where I'd recommend starting is getting a membership to a local gym and if you have a family, friend or co-worker that could act ...
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anyone give me a list of Healthy Foods to Crank Up my Sex Drive?

Maca <--- Really healthy in general also. Horny Goat's Weed <--- Haven't tried it myself. I think generally you're looking for herb-aphrodisiacs. Try a google search and I'm sure you'll find ...
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Can i do pranayama when i am suffering from asthma?

I'm a physical therapist and do yoga in my free-time. So I'll provide some of the information I have. Pranayama exercises and active/passive techniques that are used in physical therapy to treat ...
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Operating principles of a ventilator in CPAP mode

Sensitivity refers to the level at which the ventilator will trigger a breath. CPAP provides, as the name implies, continuous pressure. This is known as PEEP. PEEP is the background pressure that the ...
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Why are dentists special compared to other doctors?

Long story short : The current setup in North America and elsewhere is due to historical reasons, and continues to this day due to difference in the training of Dentists and all other MDs. Dentistry ...
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Is being "healthy" an actual, overall provable term? Or is "healthy" just a loose assumption?

Here's the definition of health according to WHO: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. As you can see, there are ...
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