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Does skeletal muscle injury cause hypertrophy or atrophy?

In the following diagram from the Love and Bailey textbook I see that injury causes a decrease in hypertrophy due to a decrease in the expression of IGF-1. Here Love and Bailey consider a skeletal ...
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Could rectal prolapse and bloody masturbation in 4 year-old happen absent abuse?

Disclaimer: I'm trying to find out more about some symptoms that could be signs of child sexual abuse - or could be naturally occuring. The case that brings the questions up has been reported to all ...
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What blood tests are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male?

The patient is a 30-year-old male who seems healthy. The patient has to do a blood test for some administrative forms (namely, proof of immunity to rubella and varicella), and wonder what else could ...
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Why are peanut allergies so much more severe than other food allergies?

Based on my understanding of how adaptive immune responses arise, I would expect peanut allergies to be roughly normally distributed with regard to severity, like other food allergies. However, peanut ...
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Does Apple’s Magic Trackpad put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse?

I have read and heard contradicting personal experiences on how much stress on the hand, wrist and arm Apple's Magic Trackpad put compared to a traditional mouse. E.g. http://softwareprototyping....
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Is a nightly curfew an effective intervention strategy for limiting the spread of an infectious disease?

The governing bodies of several geographic areas hit by disease outbreaks will sometimes impose a nightly curfew on their citizens, restricting or limiting the ability of their citizens from going ...
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Treatment Options of Tension Pneumothorax

What I‘ve learned and heard is that if there is an indication of a tension pneumothorax (e.g. rib series fracture with elevated pulse and difficulties in breathing), treatment is always to get two ...
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Is a drug holiday off bisphosphonate therapy a valid strategy in the management of osteoporosis?

The most commonly prescribed treatment for osteoporosis is bisphosphonate therapy eg. Alendronate and Zolendronic Acid (by infusion). It's a common practice to stop therapy after 5 years, and then ...
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Cartilage deterioration in patient's after ACL reconstruction in contralateral knee

From literature, about 50% of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction patient's are predisposed to osteoarthritis (OA) later in life due to cartilage deterioration and cartilage damage from ...
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Overall, are postpartum home (not chlorinated) baths more harmful or hurtful to VAGINAL childbirth recovery?

For this specific question, I am ONLY referring to baths taken either in a facility or home that are for hygiene purposes ONLY: For this question, please disregard information regarding chlorinated/...
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Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures?

Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures? When a senior person has a hip fracture, there's less than 50% chance of recovery to a pre-fracture level of function. You'...
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What is the link between elevated estrogen and lowered alkaline phosphatase?

This Wikipdia-article lists several conditions or diseases that may lead to reduced levels of alkaline phosphatase (AP). Among them are: postmenopausal women receiving estrogen therapy because of ...
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What causes the long tiredness caused by the Infectious mononucleosis disease (by the Epstein-barrvirus)?

Of course to cure from a fever in general takes already time to recover from, but in the kissing disease it takes often much longer (sometimes even years) and the tiredness is much more a symptom of ...
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Does taking medication lose hyperfocus on ADHD?

I wonder if taking medication to deal with unconcentration on ADHD would lose hyperfocus, which is considered one of the advantage of ADHD. I understand taking medication on ADHD have a side effect ...
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Is there a direct correlation between high testosterone level and weak immune system?

I tried googling it, the only credible link I found is this: https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2013/12/in-men-high-testosterone-can-mean-weakened-immune-response-study-finds.html Can someone ...

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