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Is there any proof that acupuncture is an effective pain remedy?

tl;dr Current research seems to indicate that the brain is responding to anticipation or visual stimulus of needles being inserted, not that any of the theories supporting acupuncture are correct. ...
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Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea (pain with menstruation) can be primary or secondary. The first thing a woman should do is see a physician to determine which kind of dysmenorrhea she has. Primary dysmenorrhea is ...
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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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Are there proven natural treatments to kill acne-causing bacteria?

Before I answer, I have to say that I disagree with several claims stated/implied in your question: antibiotics or any treatment cannot be simply replaced by another; many factors have to be taken ...
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Sex as a generic medical treatment modality?

Unquestionably, sexual activity has several benefits for the body and mind. People who have a satisfactory sexual life tend to be happier, friendlier, calmer and sleep better. People who are ...
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What is the most modern strategy for treating middle ear infections in children?

Thank you for this most interesting question. Happy to have a fresh look on these things. The main question is if you give or do not give medication, mainly antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines or ...
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News by ICD 10 code?

Not by ICD10 code that I am aware of. But there are for diagnoses, which is obviously what ICD10 codes for. There are a variety of sites that bring together references by topic. Most require a $...
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What are effective treatments for venous leak?

I will answer your questions in turn How does venous leak develop? WebMD in the linked article in your question states how Venous Leak can happen It may happen with vascular disease. Vascular ...
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Almost every joint pops in my body

Some people simply have "looser" joints throughout their body due to less elastic connective tissue (and other causes), a condition called benign joint hypermobility. It sometimes manifests itself as ...
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Should a chiropractor be called if my neck is (moderately) out of alignment?

Under no circumstances should you ever allow chiropractic manipulation of the neck unless you're interested causing a stroke or paralysis. There is an artery that exits between two cervical vertebrae. ...
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Restless Legs Syndrome treatment

Restless Legs Syndrome (a.k.a. Willis-Ekbom Disease) is not rare! What it is is woefully under-diagnosed. Not that you asked, but, although estimates of prevalence vary widely depending on the ...
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Is there any proof that acupuncture is an effective pain remedy?

Acupuncture is often used to treat pain conditions such as headache, lower back and osteoarthritis. It is based on scientific evidence that treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle ...
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Mortality and when a protocol becomes statistically significant

What you are basically asking for is a called a "power analysis" in statistics. If all you have are proportion data (i.e., 99% vs 98% surviving), then for a two-sided test of the null hypothesis that ...
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What are the cures for gray hair?

The study did not investigate the causes of, or possible treatments of, grey hair. However, the research focused on vitiligo, specifically looking at segmental vitiligo (NHS, 2013). The NHS went ...
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Are there proven natural treatments to kill acne-causing bacteria?

I ask about natural options only to kill bacteria in acne; these options should replace only antibiotics. Use raw, organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, but dilute it (4 parts ...
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Is there any way to overcome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder without using medicine?

As aduckinthewinter mentioned, ADD/ADHD is not something that can be fixed - just managed. I wouldn't worry at all about trying to "fix" your ADD/ADHD, just understand it and work with it. Some ...
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How do I get rid of toenail fungus?

I have experienced allergies to many medications, including antibiotics, and one of the treatments (aside from abstention) has been to simultaneously take an antihistamine such as Benadryl to force ...
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Does sleep hypnosis actually work for insomniacs?

There are very few research data available on the efficacy of hypnosis in the treatment of sleep disorders. Most of the literature is limited to case reports or studies with such a small sample ...
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Can nasal irrigation help for chronic sinusitis?

The American Rhinologic Society says: Nasal/Sinus Irrigation Conclusions: Recent research has confirmed that sinus and nasal irrigations with salt water are helpful. Multiple devices are available ...
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How to get to sleep half-an-hour / an hour earlier than the day before?

Sleep Hygiene is the first line treatment for most insomnia. This is another good list from Harvard. Anecdotally, the principles of it that worked best for me were blackout curtains, removing ...
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a cure for gray hair is on the way?

I haven't read the article, only the abstract, but what it's saying is that, for people with grey or white hair, darkening of hair color is an indication that anti–PD-1/anti–PD-L1 treatment for lung ...
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How to treat blood-shot eyes if I don't have eye-drops? Water good or bad idea?

Bad idea. Tears are not water, so water will simply wash them away and cause increased irritation. There are various folk remedies you can try such as placing teabags on your eyes, but in general if ...
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What are the special medications to treat Covid-19?

There are no specific proven drug treatments for Covid-19 disease but quite a few claims based on very limited experience which is why the WHO is arranging a mega trial called SOLIDARITY to test 4 ...
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What is the rationale behind using Il-6 inhibitors to treat COVID-19 patients?

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) syndrome is a life-threatening condition commonly triggered by viral illness. It is caused by over-activated macrophages and low NK cell/cytotoxic T-cell ...
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Is it possible to immunize against bacteria?

It is not generally recommended, but any individual person should speak to their doctor for individualized advice prior to traveling to areas with potential for concerning exposures. There are many ...
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How to treat blood-shot eyes if I don't have eye-drops? Water good or bad idea?

I would add to Carey Gregory answer , that water from tap water has bacteria and would make it worse. There is natural eye drops from herbal extract (but I don't know them all as it is very hard ...
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Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid?

I am really happy that I found Krill oil. It's an omega 3,6,9 oil made from krill. (a sea creature similar to shrimp but much smaller). It makes this choice the strongest choice in benefits of any ...
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What are the best natural foods to help reduce gynechomastia?

Foods that may reduce Gynocamastia: Livestrong: there's no association between any food and breast enlargement in men, and no special food you need to eat or avoid when you have the condition....
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