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How much sleep do adults actually need?

Many well-done newer studies are supporting the theory that quality trumps quantity when it comes to sleep. This excellent article at lifehack.org lists 12 good sources, including “two studies (which)...
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Is there a relationship between vaccine openness and education levels?

There is a 2016 study (Larson et al.) on 67 countries (Africa is underrepresented, but the rest of the continents have decent coverage). Regarding education it found that Any level of education ...
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Is there a relationship between vaccine openness and education levels?

Carpiano et al (2019) found that lower parent education is associated with higher odds of being concerned about measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination. Kumar et al (2016) discuss the link ...
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(Why) are there so few studies of ivermectin as an antiviral in animal models?

First, we should focus on "ivermectin plus covid19 or a virus that mimics covid19. For now, the FDA recognizes ivermectin as an antiviral drug. Therefore, the comparison should be "antiviral ...
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Where to find a database containing COVID-19 information?

I recommend this github project from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE): https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19 They collect the official numbers ...
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Tooth enamel regeneration

Mata is onto that issue for quite some time: Zhan Huang Timothy D Sargeant James F Hulvat Alvaro Mata Pablo Bringas Jr Chung‐Yan Koh Samuel I Stupp Malcolm L Snead: "Bioactive Nanofibers ...
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Best books for understanding pathophysiology

I really liked the pathology textbook Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. I own the massive book, and it's pretty well written and not difficult to read, given that you have the science ...
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Is there a link between fibromyalgia and sugar intake?

The following is what I have found, which shows promise on your hypothesis. Yanmaz, at al. (2012) found an increased prevalence rate of [Fibromyalgia Syndrome] in patients with [diabetes mellitus] ...
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What reference compares effectiveness of treatment by PA (Physician's Assistant) vs MD (Doctor of Medicine) providers for minor ailments?

1. Physician Assistants: A Literature Review (Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council - HPRAC, 2011 ) The review mentions several studies about the effectiveness of physician assistants. 2. ...
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Are there any recommended or prescribed time limits for ambulance to reach a juvenile patient in case of emergency?

The UK national standard sets out that all ambulance trusts must respond to: Category 1 calls (life-threatening injuries and illnesses) in 7 minutes on average. Category 2 calls (other emergency) in ...
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What is the percentage of woman without a hymen?

According to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1115047/ a hymen appears to be absent in < 0.03% patients (citation of a much older paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3627892/).
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Relationship between FDA Agencies and the Advisory Committee

In the final stage of FDA's approval process, what is the 'agency'? What is the role of them? The agency is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are an agency within the Department of Health ...
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Are there independent studies on the efficacy of vaccines?

How about the Cochrane Collaboration? For example, MMR vaccines Vaccines for the common cold influenza vaccines I found this article further. While this article is limited to the flu vaccine for ...
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Efficacy and costs of medical treatments

Your analysis looks similar to: Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio (ICER) which: ICER ... is used in cost-effectiveness analysis to summarise the cost-effectiveness of a health care intervention. ...
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How much sleep do adults actually need?

If you are aged between 26 to 64 year age, you need minimum 7-9 hours of sleep (other factors like your physical work, stress plays extra role). If you are doing more physical hard work, you might ...
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Has the Covid-19 prevalence study on entire population of Vò been formally published somewhere?

As far I know, no. Only an open letter has been published so far: https://corrierefiorentino.corriere.it/firenze/notizie/cronaca/20_marzo_15/dobbiamo-cambiare-rotta-ef23a500-669a-11ea-a40a-...
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Was there a clear effect attributable to FFP2 (~N95) mask mandates in Germany in crowded environments (shops, buses, etc.)?

Apparently no reports from that German experience, but recently researchers published a working paper with the results of "A randomized-trial of community-level mask promotion in rural Bangladesh ...
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Is there a more recent official presentation (than Aug 11) on the Israel's Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness, particularly on the booster shot?

Well, I haven't found that one, but it's probably covering the same data as the preprint that impressed Fauci. Twelve days or more after the booster dose we found an 11.4-fold (95% CI: [10.0, 12.9]) ...
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Where to find a database containing COVID-19 information?

Additionaly to Philipp Leitl's answer: Overview of cases in Italy, provided by Instituto Superiore Di Sanita, updated on a daily basis (just change the date in the url) with death distribution by age: ...
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Where to find a database containing COVID-19 information?

Kaggle has an ongoing competition analysing COVID-19 related medical literature. This competition provides a large dataset, as well as already published analysis tools and other assistance to get you ...
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Has the Covid-19 prevalence study on entire population of Vò been formally published somewhere?

It took a while, but it has now been published in Nature: "Suppression of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in the Italian municipality of Vo’" by Enrico Lavezzo, Elisa Franchin, […]Andrea Crisanti, ...
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Has the Covid-19 prevalence study on entire population of Vò been formally published somewhere?

The data has also been discussed in this report Sergio Romagnani, a professor of clinical immunology at the University of Florence, has reported how blanket testing in a completely isolated village ...
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Where to find a database containing COVID-19 information?

You can find a collection of data that is updated on a daily basis on github. There is also included some code https://github.com/globalcitizen/2019-wuhan-coronavirus-data
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Are there any recommended or prescribed time limits for ambulance to reach a juvenile patient in case of emergency?

In this report "Ambulance Care Europe" 1 in table 3.5 there is an emergency level and response times comparison between several EU countries. Showing a response time for emergencies in some countries ...
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Barrett's esophagus (BO) and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)

Are PPIs effective in prevention of esophageal carcinoma in individuals with Barrett's esophagus? The evidence is conflicting; I listed it from yes to no. Acid-suppressive medications and risk of ...
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Are there websites with clinical trial reports freely available for download?

You could try ClinicalTrials.gov, where you can search a massive database of clinical trials in every stage of completion.
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Tooth enamel regeneration

I was going to post a possible answer when @LangLangC posted some interesting articles. Interestingly there is another atricle: Shuturminska, K., Tarakina, N. V., Azevedo, H. S., Bushby, A. J., ...
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