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Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?

I've noticed some pain killers working great for me, while others have no effect. Works for me Aspirin APC † Naproxen Doesn't work for me Paracetamol Diclofenac Tramadol I doubt there is ...
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What is overdiagnosis?

What is overdiagnosis ? I have searched this Wiki result but didn't understood at all. Can you please explain the first two line of Wikipedia : Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of "disease" that ...
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Are there diseases for which a placebo treatment is state of the art?

I was reading about the placebo effect, and I wondered if there exists or ever existed a disease with the following properties: There are no known treatments for the disease that perform better than ...
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What's so special about Chassaignac tubercle?

1-How does massaging of carotid artery at chassaignac tubercle( anterior tubercle of transverse process of C6 vertebra ) can relieve the symptoms of Supraventricular Tachycardia? My attempt: I think ...
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Why is the administration of exogenous Anti-D not harmful to the foetus?

Haemolytic disease of the newborn can result from Rhesus incompatibility in utero. In this disease a Rh-ve mother becomes exposed to the antigens of a Rh+ve foetus by fetomaternal haemorrhage causing ...
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Using viruses to treat altered or misconfigured DNA

Consider how a Retrovirus can modify existing cell DNA to 'execute instructions' on its behalf. I wondered: Why can we not utilize lab-generated viruses to infect sick patients with a 'healthy' ...
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Do distinctions between dry, tickly and chesty coughs have any medical basis?

Background At least in Britain you normally come across distinct kinds of cough medicine "chesty", "dry" and "tickly". Questions Are "chesty", "dry" and "tickly" coughs always due to microoganisms? ...
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Regarding the apoptosis mechanisms in cells and cancer

If all the cells in a cancerous tumour had their apoptosis mechanisms 'turned back on' or reactivated or repaired by some 'yet to be discovered' process would this cause the tumour to 'self destruct' ...
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Using decoy proteins to treat viral illness

As a non-biologist, my understanding is SARS-CoV-2 uses it spike protein to latch on to the ACE2 receptor on cells in order to inject its genetic material into the cell. Questions: What would happen ...
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Usage and mechanism of the Bastien protocol to treat amanitin poisoning

In 1971, 1974 and 1984 a French doctor Pierre Bastien (frwiki) voluntarily poisoned himself by ingestion of Amanita phalloides mushrooms in order to popularise his method of treatment of such ...
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Why does alum work on blisters in the mouth/cold sores?

Alum used to be an age old tradition to treat sores in the mouth and it worked beautifully.Foes anyone know why Alum works on sores in the mouth ?
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Has there ever been an approved viral infection treatment method based on the physical/mechanical properties of virus?

I imagined that typical cells and viruses could have very different physical properties or reactions to mechanical stresses, which makes selective targetting possible. For instance, some major ...
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What are the methods of prophylaxis against exposure to radioactive isotopes?

Potassium iodide is used as prophylaxis to prevent illness when one is likely to be exposed to Iodine-131 and other radioactive isotopes of iodine. Are there any other prophylactic treatments for ...
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toxin determination and treatment of wild water

I am writing an article on the treatment of wild water from a wilderness survival angle. I have come across the term "toxin" and am finding it hard to produce a determination and treatment strategy. ...
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Why are treatment periods with antibiotics longer than 1-2 days?

Antibiotics are given prophylactically for several indications (e.g. prior to dental surgery). Why are the treatment periods for prophylactic antibiotics much shorter than when treating an ...
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Infection treatment without anti-biotic

When we have some bacterial infection, say throat infection (pharyngitis) we take antibiotics as treatment. I was wondering how throat infection was treated when there was no antibiotics at all, ...
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Full name for stem cells

So during research, my professor mentioned a type of stem cell, a name that was like 5-6 words long, that can be used to treat diabetes by creating an "artificial organ". That hypothetical organ would ...
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If we can make magic bullets that are basically artificial antibodies, why has a cure for cancer not yet been developed? [closed]

So protonsil and salvarsan 606 where both used as the first magic bullets in the modern period of medicine in the 1900s. However, if we can create artificial antibodies that target specific diseases ...
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Importance of germline and somatic genomic mutations to the purpose of treatment in cancer

Is there a hierarchy in the sets of genomic mutations (somatic and germline) to the purpose of treatment in cancer? Can they be considered at the same level in the context of targeted therapy or are ...
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About artificially induced processes that would normally cause a cell to self-destruct

Are there certain biochemical processes that would normally cause a cell to self-destruct but if the cell being tested has apoptosis mechanisms that have malfunctioned or been 'turned off' the cell ...
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Do both DNA and mRNA-based vaccines sometimes require electrical pulses to work?

The transcript to the podcast Treatment Research Continues As Phased Reopening Begins says: In terms of getting it to people, well, I mean, it depends on what kind of vaccine actually started - ...
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Which cancers are routinely treated with anti-angiogenic therapy? [closed]

I have been asked to discuss 2 of these cancers and how the therapy is used. I understand angiogenesis and its role in tumour progression, but need some help in explaining how the therapy is used.