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Can antacids cause ear crystals (which can cause dizzines)?

I checked into what ear crystals are made of, and it is Calcium Carbonate. I also checked the main ingredient of the antacid I frequently take for heartburn, and......

Asked on 12/18/2021

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Who's RNA does the rRT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 target?

The official guide for laboratory testing for coronavirus disease in suspected human cases by the WHO explains the procedure for testing a sample. On page two it...

Asked on 12/16/2021

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Does the stool test for Helicobacter pylori show only acute infections?

There are four options when being tested for Helicobacter pylori - blood test, stool test, breath test and scope test. (Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection) Scope test...

Asked on 12/16/2021

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Is the voltage at the heart the same as in limbs for ECGs?

When doing an ECG we measure the electrical voltage between two points on a person's skin (for example for Lead II it's right arm and left leg). I am confused...

Asked on 12/14/2021

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What heart condition(s) cause tingling and lightheadedness that are NOT caught by an ECG?

Please note: A lot of things cause tingling in the face + extremities ("neuropathy") as well as lightheadedness, but in this question, I'm only interested in potential heart conditions, or...

Asked on 11/24/2021 by Manny Rodriguez

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Do participants of the COVID-19 vaccine trials get exposed to the virus?

It might be obvious to many in the medical field, but it had me wondering when reading about the new trials for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine that is currently being tested...

Asked on 11/20/2021 by mgrstnr

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Is there data on the effectiveness of masks for preventing COVID-19 transmission in outdoor settings?

In the COVID-19 pandemic, many jurisdictions are now requiring that masks be worn in public, often including both indoor and outdoor settings. However, many sources (including widely cited preprints...

Asked on 11/20/2021

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Does sulfasalazine share other positive or negative effects associated with aspirin due to its salicylate component?

tl;dr: The common drug sulfasalazine "...should not be used in people allergic to aspirin..." because it contains salicylate. Is it known to share other positive or negative...

Asked on 11/17/2021

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What does NKX2-5 do?

Where is the gene 'NKX2-5' located and what is its function? How is it relevant to developmental disorders?...

Asked on 11/04/2021

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Why use a placebo in some potential COVID-19 vaccine trials?

With potential COVID-19 vaccine trials beginning around the globe, one vaccine approach is to induce the creation of antibodies in the participants.The first phase of the trial will...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by pymekrolimus

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