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Did The Lancet publish an account of a woman who did not age?

It seems that we don't know, but probably not. What we have here is a notable person claiming without a reference that a peer reviewed journal supposedly reported on what many might consider a miracle....
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

Obama is not the first sitting US president to publish an academic journal article. In September 1897, William McKinley (25th) published an article in the American Annals of the Deaf. The American ...
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

Not in my opinion I would challenge the claim that it is a scholarly article. See this LA Times article for an opposing view: Obviously, JAMA held the president to a different, lower standard ...
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When the WHO/CDC/NIH recommended wearing cloth masks, did they cite any scientific paper supporting their effectiveness?

As far as the WHO is concerned, they seem to only have changed their recommendation in June (much later than the CDC). Also note that it's a red herring what AAPS says about "respiratory ...
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

No. The linked article in JAMA is a "Special Communications" and most academics would not describe this as a "academic journal article" reserving that distinction for articles falling under the ...
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Do most scholars agree upon four historical facts about Jesus of Nazareth?

I will address these from the point of view of Bart Ehrman, using quotes from his 2014 book How Jesus Became God. I am doing this because Ehrman is generally viewed as a reliable voice on scholarly ...
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Are you at increased risk of complications when receiving a vaccine shot/booster after you have had a symptomatic infection of Covid?

The immune reaction is higher for people who had been in contact with the virus. But this is something expected: The most common symptoms they reported were fatigue (9%), headache (8%) and chills or ...
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

It's hard to prove a first, because you have to prove that it has never happened before. However the preponderance of evidence seems to be in favour of it. The evidence comes in two kinds. The ...
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Are there fewer than 500 people researching antibiotic resistance?

This is from a researcher in the field, and while it doesn't give any hard numbers, it does support the general idea of few US researchers having been involved, at least for quite some time: The ...
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Is Leon Eisenberg the "inventor" (or the "scientific father") of ADHD?

No, he is not the first to describe this phenomenon in published literature. The first example of a disorder that appears to be similar to ADHD was given by Sir Alexander Crichton in 1798. Crichton ...
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Is Leon Eisenberg the "inventor" (or the "scientific father") of ADHD?

As not everyone is willing to dive into the details of this, even by his own account, Eisenberg "had to argue vigorously for the inclusion of hyperkinesis as a syndrome" in ICD and/or DSM-II....
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When the WHO/CDC/NIH recommended wearing cloth masks, did they cite any scientific paper supporting their effectiveness?

True The CDC changed course on April 3: "The Coronavirus Crisis: CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Wearing Cloth Face Coverings In Public", npr,org April 3, 20205:49 PM ET On that day ...
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Is divorce caused (or influenced by) genetics?

A VCU news release has the name of the (yet to be published) paper: “Genetics, the Rearing Environment, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Swedish National Adoption Study,”. The ...
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

James Garfield published a short, apparently original, proof of the Pythagorean Theorem in the April 1, 1876 issue (see lower left) of the New-England Journal of Education. He was not elected ...
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