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Is there a standard projection (or ensemble of proyections) about whether a second wave of COVID-19 will occur?

Several countries and states are leaving or have partially left the lockdown and, with constraints, are recovering economical activity after getting hit by the covid-19 crisis. WHO has warned that there could be a second wave (likely to occur this fall) of covid-19, coinciding with other seasonal diseases like the common flu. Several scientists are […]

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Hay fever symptoms, but only indoors

For the past three years I have hay fever like symptoms (sneezing; running or stuffy nose; slightly itchy eyes) around the period of half May to the end of June, but ONLY indoors. If I walk outside, even after the grass and weeds have just been mown or fluff from popular or willow trees fly […]

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What are certain things and features to look before purchasing a medical alert system?

Last month my father wasn’t feeling well. After a few hours, he called my sister at work to take him to the hospital. When she reached home, he was in bad condition, and she immediately took him to the hospital. It was his first heart attack and did an angiogram and placed a stent. Now […]

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Confusion regarding death rate of covid19? 2% 0r 12%?

Worldometer is a popular website It mentions percentage of critical cases as 2% It also mentions that in closed cases, 12% cases resulted in death So what is to be considered death rate? 2% or 12?

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Should people with tachycardia avoid choline supplements?

After doing some brief research online it appears choline can have an effect on the electrical system of the heart, there are several medical papers online that discuss this topic, however I’m not medically savvy enough to decipher exactly what’s going on there. Some examples of what I came across: Cardiovascular Effects of Central Choline […]

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Why do corticosteroids have few kidney-related side effects?

Prostaglandins are involved with promoting various renal functions. Therefore, NSAIDs, like indomethacin which inhibits protaglandin formation through COX enzyme inhibition, tend to have many side-effects related to the kidneys. Since corticosteroids like prednisone also affects prostaglandin synthesis, why are there relatively fewer kidney-related side-effects of corticosteroids compared to NSAIDs?

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medical database with numerical symptom frequencies

Is there a large medical database with symptom frequencies for diseases? I.e. the percentage of patients with a specific disease that have specific symptoms? For example (numbers made up by me): Barrett’s esophagus: longstanding heartburn 81.3% dysphagia 72.5% hematemesis 38.1% unintentional weight loss 20.9% Covid-19: fever 51.2% fatigue 17.1% dry cough 66.0% sneezing 26.2% malaise […]

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Can the evaporated mercury from an LCD harm me?

I opened a laptop today and I accidentally touched on a don’t touch ribbon with my screwdriver. I searched on the internet and I might have broken the screen’s backlight and leaked mercury vapor (elemental). The screen still works and the light probably didn’t break but assuming the worst case scenario, could a bit of […]

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Which one happens in cancer-cell clearance, and virus-infected cells clearance

When you talk about the human body’s cancer-cell clearance, or body’s clearance of virus-infected cells, are these cells being destroyed by the immune system, or simply cleared of infection, etc? I don’t study medicine. I’m translating an article and need to know this in order to choose the right preposition. And I only need a […]

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Does Nortiptyline stop migraines or just the feeling of the migraine occuring?

Does the medication actually stop the migraine from occurring or does it