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Occasional medical tests and imageries

Great answer above. This is to add on to it: Making a decision on whether to recommend screening tests for the entire population is different from deciding whether to screen an individual patient. ...
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Occasional medical tests and imageries

Screening tests such as "blood tests and imaging" have two costs and one benefit: the cost (dollars and possible health problems) of the actual screening, which can in some cases be free the cost (...
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Do periodontal exams spread infection?

No. This line of reasoning expects infectious bacteria to be immobile on their own and "gums" to be isolated from one another in a regularly closed and healthily salivated mouth. If your ...
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Is preventive BCG vaccination against covid-19 close to be recommendable or is there still a lot to be done before recommending?

It's just a medical hypothesis that because BCG might offer some protection against viruses and bacterial infection, it might offer some protection against SARS-CoV-2. There is an Australian study in ...
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General purpose vomit response control?

Physiology, Chemoreceptor Trigger Zone (StatPearls): Nausea and vomiting are controlled by the vomiting center in the medulla oblongata, which is located between the brainstem and spinal cord. The ...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

I think the closest thing to a "standardization of drugs" are the pharmacopeia: USP European Pharmacopoeia Japanese Pharmacopoeia (just some examples) As you will notice, these are not global ...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

The idea that the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) forms an international standard on health problems is contentious within some groups of people ...
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Is non-smoked nicotine a smoking cessation-aid?

Yes, nicotine replacement therapy is used in multiple forms, including a skin patch and oral dosing with gums and lozenges. The purpose is to help avoid the side effects of nicotine withdrawal, while ...
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Is there a way of administering the SARS-COV-2 virus safely? (as in a poor man's vaccine)

There is no known way to infect yourself with a "safe" dose of SARS-CoV-2. The eyes are listed as a portal of infection which is why health workers wear eye protection (goggles, face shields ). Once ...
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Why HIV Dna PCR is done for children born to HIV + mothers and not RNA PCR

HIV DNA PCR is found to be more specific for actual infection than RNA PCR . https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9951977/ I didn't read the whole thing I guess DNA PCR actually detects reverse ...
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