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Is a study of one research in the field of medicine?

To build off of what JohnP said, scientific evidence has a hierarchy of reliability. Some types of papers, by their very nature, are more academically rigorous and likely to lead you to the truth. ...
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Is a study of one research in the field of medicine?

"Studies of one" are also known as case studies, N-of-1 studies or case reports. I will refer to them below as case reports, for simplicity. They vary in quality just like any other type of studies. ...
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What is this noise I see when I close my eyes?

You are seeing phosphenes. These have been described in medical notes for thousands of years They are assumed to be caused by random firing of optic nerves due to stray electrical stimulation in the ...
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Is there a proven way to test if I'm susceptible to the placebo effect?

No, there isn't, not in any meaningful way. "The placebo effect" is an umbrella term, used primarily in the media/pop science. That isn't to say it isn't real or valid, but it covers outcomes from a ...
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Is there a reliable website about cosmetic science?

I would trust the professional organizations' websites and journals: American Academy of Dermatology http://www.AAD.org American Osteopathic College of Dermatology http://www.aocd.org/ American ...
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Is there a proven way to test if I'm susceptible to the placebo effect?

Introduction The placebo effect is a very interesting thing to study. To keep this scientific, though, let's divide your question into three addressable points: Does the placebo effect work? Does the ...
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Is a study of one research in the field of medicine?

The difference is that you are looking at a case study, versus a scientific research study. The basic difference is that a case study is an in depth look at a single instance of something which may ...
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Can side effects on test drug be not fully disclosed and still ethical?

At least for psychological study, it seem ethical to deliberately lying to the subjects, as long as the research is review through a committee about ethical issues. Source In medical study, I think ...
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Can side effects on test drug be not fully disclosed and still ethical?

There are 2 questions here: Is not disclosing potential side effects during a clinical trial ethical? What does the "informed consent" of a clinical trial say about disclosing side effects? ...
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How can one measure if vitamins are really helping a patient to delay hair loss?

The absolute key to know if ANY treatment is working would be to find out that things get better after such treatment started, in this particular case, you want hair-loss to decelerate. In order to ...
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Controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation?

After posting this, I did a lot more research and I was finally able to find some publications with controlled experiments on Na+ neonatal/infant intake, mostly in animals of course, with a few human ...
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