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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.