Questions tagged [medical-science]

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Does the practice known as MBP cause HSV-1 in infants?

To introduce this question, there is an ongoing lawsuit in NYC about the religous practice of "metzitzah b’peh". From the city's info page about it: Health Department investigations of newborns ...
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Did Rudolf Steiner prove the contagiousness of varicella in 1875?

Pages like those from the National Vaccine Information Center NVIC or the Centers for Disease Control CDC make the following claim: In 1875, Rudolf Steiner discovered that chickenpox was infectious ...
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Do surgeons refuse to operate "to keep their own statistics clean"?

I was curious about this thrice-upvoted comment, which says: Surgeons are also known for refusing to operate in order to maintain their ratios. So I Googled it and it seems surgeons can refuse to ...
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Can the Lifewave Patch reset stem cells to a younger, healthier state?

According to LifeWave, their X39 patch is able to activate our stem cells and reset them to a younger, healthier state. This would be healing in a completely non-invasive, safe and cost-effective way....
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Are women 32% more likely to die if operated on by a male surgeon? [closed]

An article in the Guardian reports this headline: Women 32% more likely to die after operation by male surgeon, study reveals The author of the original report also claims: In our 1.3 million ...
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Were fewer than 1% of all adverse vaccine events reported to the FDA in 2006-2009?

Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS): Grant Final Report is a non-peer-reviewed summary of the results of a research grant, from 2007-2010. They ...
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Does massaging a vaccinated arm reduce effectiveness of vaccine?

The Times of India claims that: With intramuscular vaccines (most of the COVID-19 vaccine shots are delivered through this mean right now), rubbing, pinching or massaging the injection site may ...
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Do spying devices implanted through human ear canals exist?

An article from a professor of psychology describes a type of so-called “ radio-wave, auditory, assaultive. transmitting (RAAT) implants,” which is essentially a covert listening device, and it can be ...
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Can "breatharians" live without food or water?

Much like the question here about reptilians hosting the news, I thought that there could not possibly be people who would make claims like this. However, some searching proved me wrong. While not ...
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Does drinking alkaline water help you recover from a hangover?

Related to another question of mine on "electrolyzed reduced water". There are a number of companies that sell commercial products claiming to produce such water. I'm guessing it's not by ...
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Does electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) extend the lifespan of animals (compared to regular water)?

Among the research interests of Dr. Pablo Campra (of recent graphite-in-Covid-vaccines claim) is something called electrolyzed reduced water (ERW). One of the (Asian) groups studying this presents is ...
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Is soluble fiber a miracle dietary component?

I was out to breakfast with a friend today and he's started on the "Karen Hurd diet." I've heard of this dietitian before in my circles and several follow her like a savior. In fact, when my ...
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Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy - is it any better than just infrared light?

Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is marketed [1] as a healing and pain-relieving treatment based on simultaneous application of 808nm continuous light, and 905nm pulsed light from laser ...
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Does Havana Syndrome exist?

The US House of Representatives recently passed a bill to help diplomats and officials that have been impacted by 'Havana Syndrome'. This legislation has already passed the Senate, and since signed ...
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Can we generate a meaningful amount of energy from human body to power implants?

Here by “a meaningful amount” we mean an adequate and reliable amount of power to power the device. The motivation of this problem is a series of researches related to self-powered implants in human ...
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Is it possible to be immunized to a poison?

I've heard in school of the story of a king, who used to take small amounts of conium. When someone tried to poison him he was immune to that poison. Is that even remotely possible ?
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Can regularly ingesting a poison build an immunity to it? [duplicate]

There is an ancient story of Mithridates of Pontus cultivating an immunity to poisons by regularly ingesting sub-lethal doses. (e.g. here, or here). This strikes me as being extremely unlikely for ...
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Was there a dramatic rise in treatment-related deaths in US clinical trials during 2016-2017 compared to previous years?

For some reason when I googled "deaths in clinical trials" a page from a rather obscure (to me) US NGO "Center for Responsible Science" popped on the first page of results. It ...
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What evidence is there to say a SARS-COV2 virus exists? [duplicate]

https://www.drrobertyoung.com/post/university-of-western-australia-no-record-of-isolation-or-purification-of-cov-by-anyone-ever A court order was indeed delivered to the university of WA and the ...
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Is seemingly bare-hands surgery (with no instruments) fake?

I have seen a video about surgery without surgical instruments, which can be seen here: I found nothing about that Brazilian surgery (link), so I asked here to have some answer or comment about the ...
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Do African countries using Ivermectin have a better Covid-19 situation?

In the great Ivermectin debate, one frequently mentioned argument on the pro-side is a comparison among African countries. They argue that a set of countries in Africa having significantly lower cases ...
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Does continuous drinking of lemon juice have any negative effect on bones?

I came across a blog post from a beauty blog titled Beware: Lemons Can Harm You In Ways You Didn't Know. [Archived Page] One of the points mentioned was The continuous use of lemon juice can actually ...
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Is thyme antiviral?

Lots of sources claim that thyme has antiviral properties, kills off viruses, "should be taken at first sign of a cough or cold" etc. How supported by evidence are these claims? https://www....
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine 50 times more likely to kill young people than COVID-19 itself?

Michael Yeadon, a former vice president at Pfizer and lately known as, e.g., making unsubstantiated claims about covid vaccinations, has made the claim in question in a video interview (archived ...
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Are there vaccine ingredients which may not be disclosed ("hidden", "trade secret", or similar)?

I sometimes encounter people claiming that there are ingredients in vaccines that can be kept secret by the manufacturer. I would be surprised to hear this, because the manufacturers have to conduct ...
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Does Xylitol Need be Ingested to Reduce Tooth Decay?

In her book, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, Ellie Phillips DDS recommends wiping a baby's teeth with xylitol enriched baby wipes to reduce tooth decay: For added protection and to ensure your baby's ...
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Does Honey Promote Tooth Decay or Prevent It?

Both honey and sugar are comprised of a combination of glucose and fructose. In sugar glucose and fructose are bound together to form sucrose while in honey glucose and fructose exist independently of ...
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Does Sipping Soda Through a Straw Prevent Tooth Decay?

It is well known that sugar causes tooth decay by feeding harmful bacteria in the mouth. An article on webmd states that "sipping soda through a straw may cut cavities": Using a straw when you ...
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Does circumcision lead to a net increase in quality of life?

I was recently surprised to learn that many Americans have been circumcised even though their parents had no religious motivation to go through with it. This in strong contrast with my home country ...
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine highly unlikely to prevent infection a year after inoculation?

Vincent Racaniello (Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons) wrote a blog in which he states “It’s highly unlikely that ...
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Can you breathe underwater using bubbles of air?

A very popular videogame character, which is famous for his sonic speed, is depicted breathing underwater by using air bubbles. Now since I've never heard anyone complaining about this, despite the ...
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Do pregnant women "glow"?

In fiction it's as common as dirt to hear "you're glowing" as a response to news that someone is pregnant or an indication of it without it being said. This doesn't seem to be limited to just ...
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Did astronauts or cosmonauts have sex in space?

The Guardian: US and Russian astronauts have had sex in space for separate research programmes on how human beings might survive years in orbit, according to a book published yesterday. Pierre Kohler,...
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Pirates with a prosthetic hook: Lore or Truth?

Was it common practice for pirates to replace a lost hand with a prosthetic hook? Or was this lore perpetrated by fiction and Hollywood? It does seem like a reasonable choice, since a hook is a ...
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When the WHO/CDC/NIH recommended wearing cloth masks, did they cite any scientific paper supporting their effectiveness?

Background The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons asserts that cloth masks are not a way to meaningfully protect someone against COVID-19 nor against source-control. According to their ...
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Do vaccines against childhood diseases leave the immune system less capable of fighting cancer?

I recently saw someone post this NSFW screenshot image about vaccines in a discussion about the COVID-19 outbreak. It is a screenshot from this NSFW 4chan thread. The anonymous poster argues that ...
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Human regeneration of limbs with pig's bladder [duplicate]

This article claims that a pig bladder was used to regenerate a finger: https://humanlimbregeneration.com/man-regrows-finger-tip-with-pigs-bladder/ There are actually quite a few articles on the web ...
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Do saunas affect your health?

With James Ray being found guilty of culpable homicide over three fatalities in a sweat lodge in Arizona, I was wondering if saunas really do benefit your health? Does it effect your skin, heart, ...
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Are these videos showing bats in a Wuhan lab for SARS‑CoV‑2 research?

A friend of mine brought this video to my attention. At 0:51, journalist Sharri Markson claims As you can see, this video shows bats in a cage at the Wuhan Institute [of Virology] This contradicts ...
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Are deaths "skyrocketing" due to vaccination?

I was sent the following link by a friend and they were concerned that someone was passing it around on Twitter. What would be some good refutations for its content? Infowars: Vaccine Deaths And ...
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Does this article make a valid claim that SARS-CoV-2 isolation hasn't been demonstrated yet? [duplicate]

This is the article: Lordchewy: "Exposing the Core Tenets of the Covid 1984 Regime, Part 2: Koch’s Postulates, Lack of Sars Cov 2 Isolation and of its Presence in Autopsy Reports", Medium, ...
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Does the FDA not pull life-threatening devices?

From an Associated Press article titled "Patients shocked, burned by device touted to treat pain" (emphasis added): The investigation also found that the FDA — considered by other countries ...
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Was the virus which causes COVID-19 made in a Chinese lab?

This idea was discussed in the Washington Times (no longer available at the original site: on archive.org. The article discusses whether SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) could have been ...
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Do COVID-19 vaccines cause two deaths for every three deaths they prevent?

There is this new study that came out, alleging, that COVID-19 vaccines cause two deaths for every three deaths they prevent, which sounds pretty bad. I was wondering how valid this analysis is and ...
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Did Hippocrates make a statement similar to "like cures like"?

A number of homeopathic websites include the quote, "By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the like is cured," but not one of them gives a source for the ...
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Is Finitro Forte Plus an effective treatment for arthritis?

This advertisement for a product says (French original, followed by my translation into English), Finitro Forte Plus montre des résultats surprenants dans le traitement de l'arthrite, de l'arthrose ...
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Did Louis Pasteur keep a gun in the laboratory while developing the rabies vaccine?

Is it true that while developing the vaccine for rabies Louis Pasteur kept a gun in his laboratory and had instructed all his lab assistants to shoot anyone in the head who accidentally got infected ...
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Does this medical study prove that wearing gold is harmful? [closed]

So I have this article that was sent to me by a friend of mine and it pertains to a ruling in the Quran (that declares that silk and gold are forbidden for men to wear). So the article claims that ...
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Are sperm counts in men decreasing significantly?

It is widely believed that sperm counts in men are suffering a significant decline over the last century (e.g. see this article in the Independent which assumes the decline is happening and the only ...
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Does drinking diluted chlorine dioxide protect against COVID-19?

I read a bit about drinking diluted chlorine dioxide (e.g. 12mg/L) as a supposedly protective means against COVID-19. Apparently it is a widespread belief in Latin America, especially on social media, ...

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