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Questions tagged [virus]

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms.

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Does female genital mutilation reduce the risk of a woman's partner getting HPV?

If you love your husband Get yourself circumcised Because the germs under your prepuce Can reach his mouth when he pleasures your clitoris And cause him oral cancer ... The culprit ...
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Does a child die from malaria every two minutes?

A child dies from malaria every two minutes. -- CNN article on Faso Soap This doesn't sound right to me. I know Africa (the main location of malaria) is a big and populous place, but this seems too ...
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Does raising your body's temperature help cure flu?

I was discussing with a team mate on how to cure the (common) flu virus. We had a disagreement about the body temperature effect. Con: Some argued that it's better to lower temperature, as it is a ...
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Is 8% of human DNA from viruses?

According to 23andme's Twitter Image reads, Approximately 8% of DNA is originally from viruses, which infected your ancestors and became integrated into their cells.
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Is the increase in microcephaly in brazil caused by the zika virus? [duplicate]

I heard a pod cast saying that the increase in microcephaly in brazil may not be caused by this zika virus and possibly other causes. How good is the connection between microcephaly and zika and could ...
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Does rabies in humans cause aggression?

It is true for animals for some reason , however I do not know about humans and if so, how is it possible for a patient to cause violence due to it. If this is true , please shed some light on this ...
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What is the cause of Brazil's microcephaly outbreak?

It has been claimed that Brazil is suffering from an outbreak of Microcephaly. Several possible causes have been proposed. Zika Virus Perhaps the most popular one is the zika virus. For example, ...
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Do L-lysine supplements help cold sore outbreaks?

Some people claim that dietary supplements of L-lysine (a type of lysine) help treat (but not cure) cold sores (Herpes labialis). The idea that lysine might work against herpes has some ...
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Did the Stuxnet virus attack the International Space Station?

Over at Extreme Tech Last year, news broke that a virus sabotaged the Iranian uranium enrichment program. It seemed all too convenient at the time — and as it turned out, the virus, Stuxnet, was ...
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Is the US government preparing to remove religiosity in the population with a virus, using vaccines as a vector?

This Vimeo video " DOD VIRUS 'FUNVAX' Vaccine for RELIGIOUS Peoples!!!!!!!" purports to show a government presentation about the deliberate introduction of a virus. Leaked April 13, 2005 video ...
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Is oxymetazoline an efficient runny nose treatment?

A proverb says: "The treated cold lasts seven days and the untreated cold lasts a week". A pharmaceutical company however claims in a PR article that its product containing Oxymetazoline will reduce ...
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Link between runny noses and rhinoviral infections

Trying to answer another question about the link between the winter temperatures and catching the common cold, I remembered something one of my tutors said, namely that 'we catch more viruses when it ...
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Does being cold increase your chances of catching the common cold?

"Everyone knows" - a scary statement - that you get "a cold" from being cold. Now it seems to be a fact that you don't, because you get a cold from a (rhino)virus, not from the temperature. But is ...