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How surgeries are performed on military and hospital ships?

I am intersted in papers or reports on how the operations are conducted in the presence of permanent pitching. Is it even possible to perform, for example, heart transplant in such conditions? What ...
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Why is the flu more deadly to children than COVID-19?

Or better framed: Why are children not developing as severe reactions from COVID when they tend to fare much worse from seasonal flu? Is the answer something along the lines of: Those that don't die ...
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Does inadequate analgesic treatment of acute pain increase the risk of its chronification

There was some discussion in comments to another answer that I think are worth it to pose this as its own question. Does insufficient (analgesic) treatment of acute pain increase the risk of its ...
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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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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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Could the cerebral hypoxia caused by voluntarily hyperventilating for an hour ("breathwork") cause brain damage?

TL;DR hyperventilating for 60 minutes for psychedelic/meditative/therapeutic effect: is this dangerous? Hyperventilation can lead to cerebral hypoxia, as hypocapnia (reduced CO2 in blood) causes ...
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Why don't babies get hearing loss from their own loud crying?

According to this news article babies can produce up to 130 decibels when crying. That's about the same intensity as the sound of a jackhammer and louder than ambulance sirens or a chain saw. A person ...
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Why does the BRAT diet recommend toast instead plain bread?

The BRAT diet is commonly used when a patient has diarrhea: Cleaveland Clinic: What To Eat When You Have Diarrhea Your food and drink choices can help ease diarrhea symptoms and get you back to ...
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Does intermittent fasting induce autophagic cell death?

https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/home/tools/fact-sheets/intermittent-fasting-and-cancer/ In vitro and in vivo animal studies suggest that PF inactivates pro-proliferative pathways, while ...
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Does light pollution affect sleep quality while already asleep?

Many articles on the internet write about melatonin and its effects, making you tired. A lot of articles also point out how the use of devices before going to bed in modern days likely decrease ...
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How can one choose the proper pressure setting on a water flosser (e.g., Waterpik)?

How can one choose the proper pressure setting on a water flosser (e.g., Waterpik)? Below is what I have read and heard: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9u18am/...
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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's caused by the chemicals, and what's caused by the smoke

The great many downsides of smoking are certainly well-documented by now (to say the least), but something I've struggled to find an answer to is the following: When looking at health risks of ...
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Good Resoures for Learning/Studying GCP

Are there any widely accepted resources out there for studying/learning good clinical practices in the U.S. outside of the actual FDA webpage for the matter? Something an entry-level clinical ...

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