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Why is the new mRNA vaccine unable to modify human DNA?

Roman Zieliński seems to be intentionally misleading you by making an implausible circumstance that is technically possible sound like a likely outcome. This strategy is not unusual among people who ...
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What are the long-term side effects of melatonin?

In long term studies, the effects have been mixed but mild. In hemodialysis patients, after about six months - melatonin no longer seemed to have physiologic effects but could still be detected at ...
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Frequency of drug side effect listed as "unknown"

A GUIDELINE ON SUMMARY OF PRODUCT [pharmaceuticals] CHARACTERISTICS (EUROPEAN COMMISSION, 2009) In exceptional cases, if a frequency cannot be estimated from the available data, an additional ...
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Why is the new mRNA vaccine unable to modify human DNA?

To supplement Bryan's answer (although I'm not going to say anything fundamentally different here), according to their proponents, mRNA vaccines are considered the safest genetic vaccines (in this ...
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Why do some medication package inserts suggest talking to a doctor instead of providing advice?

The simplest answer is that the information won't fit on the insert. There are tradeoffs and decisions to be made. Some medications are just "don't take if you're pregnant" or "this is ...
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Are tobacco packaging warning messages improving health of society?

There are some studied done about it. Here is the list of them Effectiveness of cigarette warning labels Perceived Believability of Warning Label Information Do Cigarette Warning Labels Reduce ...
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Could any vaccines be dangerous for people with G6PD enzyme deficiency?

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme that protects red blood cell against oxidative damage. G6PD deficiency is one the most common genetic disorders. Most of the patients with G6PD ...
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Can effervescent multivitamin tablets cause teeth problems?

Couldn't find any articles directly looking at effervescent tablets and dental problems, so I took a more broad look and searched for citric acid's effect on teeth. The combination of citric acid and ...
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Why would ECT be done without anasthesia?

Was ECT done while being awake in 78? What about 2000 and what about now? Generally speaking no - the ECT done in Requiem for a Dream is the older so-called "unmodified" form where anesthesia and ...
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How does anxiety and stress affect the bowels?

One’s mental state has a major effect on bowel function. In fact, there is a high correlation between IBS and stress. Given the high levels of anxiety and stress commonly seen in patients with ...
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Effects of taking 1800mg of ibuprofen at once

Using any medication, including ibuprofen, in doses higher than recommended, is very unwise. There is a reason that patient information leaflets exist, and that health professionals insist that the ...
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Does hair gel damage your hair?

There are two main things to consider here: What kind of hairloss is there? What is in the product that is applied to the hair? concerning 1: All humans loose their hair, constantly. That is part ...
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What are the health benefits and risks of "radon therapy"?

Terminology note: I am going on the assumption that by 'rheumatism' you are referring to rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic destructive inflammatory condition There is not good or sufficient evidence to ...
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How to reduce the side effects of wearing contact lens?

Questions 1-2 Unfortunately, the answer to these depend on the exact brand and line of contacts used. For example, here is a long list of silicon hydrogel lenses, and how long they last. Here is ...
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Was there ever a vaccine candidate that showed negative side effects many months or years after the patient was injected?

Historically, vaccines eg 1955 polio vaccine had side effects due to manufacturing issues allowing live virus to appear in the vaccine in the Cutter company’s vaccine. In 1976, a swine flu vaccine ...
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Why do pseudoephedrine and methamphetamine have such different pharmacological effects despite only a difference in one oxygen molecule?

This question is like saying that a log cabin is almost identical to a skyscraper - they’re just buildings, and many of the parts used in one are also used in the other - they’re just arranged ...
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Why are Drugs.com side-effect incidence rates so different from manufacturer/FDA reports?

The numbers are different because the package insert rates are based on two clinical trials while the information on Drugs.com is determined by Cerner Multum, a commercial drug database. Adverse ...
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How bad are covid vaccines?

OK, I'll bite... I'm assuming you are from the USA, based on your post about sporting people collapsing (note - not dying AFAIK. Not being an American, I don't follow their sports), one of which made ...
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I have my Covid-19 vaccine batch number. How can I know about its side effects?

The VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) is a publicly available USA government searchable database for (as the name suggests) reporting vaccine adverse events. The actual searchable part ...
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Are generics tested for side effects?

I'm going to assume you're referring to the United States and the FDA generic approval process. FDA Abbreviated New Drug Application For Abbreviated New Drug Applications (that they use for generic ...
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Does less sleep lead to weight loss?

Actually lack of sleep leads to weight gain and not weight loss. Losing out on sleep creates a viscous cycle in your body, making you more prone to various factors contributing to weight gain. “The ...
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Why some people experience no side effects from a drug?

Most drugs have wanted (main) and unwanted (side) effects, but neither of them are guaranteed. For example, aspirin may or may not relieve your headache and may or may not upset your stomach. The ...
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Does drinking water more than 10 liters per day has any benefit or side effect?

Drinking the appropriate amount of water is okay, but when it becomes excessive, then it could lead to some dangerous circumstances. The appropriate amount of water varies according to lifestyle. ...
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Turmeric vs Ibuprofen

Let's look up Ibuprofen up in a reliable source. We can read there that: Cardiovascular Risk Increased risk of serious (sometimes fatal) cardiovascular thrombotic events (e.g., MI, stroke). ...
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Can the milk of a breastfeeding mother taking Ibuprofen make a baby sleepy?

As a general rule of thumb this concern for safe lactating (breast feeding) is of course entirely legitimate: Nonpharmacological approaches are always first-line treatment, and should also be used to ...
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Does longer oil pulling than recommended 20 minutes bring any benefits?

The study you linked in the comments (Amith et al., 2007) stated that there were 10 subjects and the subjects were to Swish approximately 8-10 minutes or till you feel a fullness in your mouth. The ...
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Does ecdysterone supplementation have any deleterious side effects?

The sensationalist press release for a small study does not warrant to conclude that Ecdysterone supplementation has been shown to have a significant anabolic effect While some previous studies have ...
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Longterm effects on DNA of aciclovir

Aciclovir is a prodrug, which means that it has to be converted to an active form before having its desired effect. It is converted to this active form (aciclovir triphosphate) by a process ...
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