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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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What happens when you put O+ blood in O- body

What happens when you put O+ blood in a O- body? I know O- can be put in everywhere but what happens, when you put a blood group in a...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by Frezzley

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How does refeeding syndrome cause pitting edema?

In the answer to "How do you feed a starving person in a way that won't kill them?", it is mentioned that refeeding syndrome can cause peripheral edema. How...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by D.Tan

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What are the common causes of excess protein (1 g) in the urine for kidney donors?

I am looking for common causes in diet or lifestyle or other conditions such as hypertension, rather than malfunction in the active (single) kidney. Apart from medical management, what...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by Whirl Mind

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How hazardous is a cellular base station-antenna to our health?

A telephone company is installing a cell tower (cellular base station-antenna) 40 meters from my house (right in front of my house). The first thing I am concerning about is...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by DotNet Developer

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