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Doctor insights on: Bill Nye Scientific Method

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What is the meaning of scientific method?

See below: The principles and empirical processes of discovery and demonstration considered characteristic of or necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to demonstrate the truth or falseness of the hypothesis, and a conclusion that validates or modifies the hypothesis. ...Read more

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What is the order of the scientific method about?

Reproducibiliy: Scientific method is a process designed to allow the reproducible design of experiments so that others can confirm the data. It is the basis of scientific knowledge. Generally it requires a hypothesis (what do you want to find out), procedure (how to find it out), results (what did you find out) and conclusions (what does your research mean). Some also add a discussion for perspective. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to do a scientific method of research?

Please give advice on how to do a scientific method of research?

In essence: That is broad but the essence is to test a hypothysis by making a test or experiment free of bias. It can get complicated, thus the field of statistics but you need a control vs an experimental group. There are whole classes on this question but better to look on wickepdia or a how to page on scientific research. ...Read more

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What s the success of modified ericsson method for gender selection of boy. My gun said 85 %. Is that accurate. I want scientific and stat based?

What s the success of  modified  ericsson method  for gender selection of boy.  My gun said 85 %. Is that accurate. I want scientific and  stat based?

Sorry...: The ericsson method has no scientific basis to back up its claims. No study has been able to show that it has any validity. The only way to be sure of the gender of the baby is in-vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Which scientific method is used for curing blindness?

Which scientific method is used for curing blindness?

Depends on the cause: There is a significant amount of research ongoing for macular degeneration, genetic studies on many other etiologies including retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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What is the scientific method for kids to learn?

What is the scientific method for kids to learn?

Way of thinking: The scientific method really refers to the way of thinking, of using logic, reason and deduction to either prove a theory or reason through a problem. It's not a thing to learn, but a method in which to approach learning and problem solving, to lead to new discovery. Asking a question, formulating ideas, and using logical means and testing to confirm or disprove those ideas. ...Read more

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Doctors, please tell me how to do the scientific method?

Ethics: Should be done ethically and statistically correct under leadership of experienced investigator. ...Read more

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As suspected GP found nothing on exam for tinnitus. Prefer scientific methods, but for sth like tinnitus, if patting my head helps a little, so be it.

As suspected GP found nothing on exam for tinnitus. Prefer scientific methods, but for sth like tinnitus, if patting my head helps a little, so be it.

Try an ENT specialis: I'm unsure what the apparent typo "but for sth like tinnitus", but the "patting my head helps" sounds to me like there is fluid in your ears. If it is behind the eardrum, then decongestants MIGHT help, but I'd suggest you see an Ear Nose Throat specialist. I'm not sure what the problem is, but sometimes tubes in the eardrums help similar problems and an ENT doc would be the one to do that surgery. ...Read more

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What is the scientific study of the patterns of growth in children?

What is the scientific study of the patterns of growth in children?

Epidemiology?: Your question made me think of two things - first the definition of the study of changes/diseases in a population - Epidemiology. http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf But if you want an interesting read about the history of the development of the growth charts: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf ...Read more

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What is the best resource for scientific studies of diet and disease?

What is the best resource for scientific studies of diet and disease?

Try the site below: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ this us govt website is a good starting point. ...Read more

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Do with our modern scientific mainstream medicine, that people are suffering more, not less?

Do with our modern scientific mainstream medicine, that people are suffering more, not less?

Not true: Forgive my frankness. Go to an old graveyard and see how long people used to live. Read the works of charles dickens. Look at old photos of sick people. In the developed world, the old killers -- childbirth, malnutrition, epidemic infections, diarrhea, TB -- are mostly memories. Don't buy into obvious untruths. It's not worthy of you. ...Read more

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I have a huge problem with craving unhealthy food. What is the most effective scientific way to decrease my cravings?

I have a huge problem with craving unhealthy food. What is the most effective scientific way to decrease my cravings?

Support: Breaking such a habit is often very difficult. True, your cravings may be caused by some other issues, but I would first see a Dr. whom can hopefully get you steered in the right direction- nutritionist or even discussing your problem with a psychologist. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of opium?

What is the scientific name of opium?

lachryma papaveris: Opium is derived from the flower pods of the poppy seed plant (papaver somniferum). Opium (lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex or sap that is extracted from tearing of the pods. Opium contains chemicals know by their own scientific name: morphine [(5?, 6?)-7, 8-didehydro- 4, 5-epoxy- 17- methylmorphinan- 3, 6-diol)], codeine, & other alkaloids such as thebaine and oripavine. ...Read more

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What is the scientific term for porphyria?

What is the scientific term for porphyria?

Porphyria: There are nine subtypes, each different, due to deficiency of a particular enzyme. ...Read more

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What is the scientific diagnosis of whiplash?

What is the scientific diagnosis of whiplash?

See below: Cervical sprain-strain. The ligaments, tendons and muscles supporting the head in the neck have been stretched and injured. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name for the fear of blades?

What is the scientific name for the fear of blades?

Found a Couple Names: Xyrophobia: the fear of razor blades, straight razors, and/or other shaving devices, also the fear of shaving or being shaved. I also found aichmophobia: the fear of knives or other sharp objects. ...Read more

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Is there any scientific studies for advanced allergy thferapeutics?

Is  there any scientific studies for  advanced allergy  thferapeutics?

Lots!: Summaries of most all published articles are available through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed : JACI, JACI in Practice, Annals of Allergy, Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Clin and Exp Allergy - not to mention NEJM, JAMA, Pediatrics, etc. Since allergy is really immunology, there is now an explosion of research. It is a very exciting field. ...Read more

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Any upcoming and anticipated scientific breakthroughs to decrease tinnitus?

Any upcoming and anticipated scientific breakthroughs to decrease tinnitus?

Tinnitus: The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss. No medicines have been shown to help, but the severity can be lessened with masking the noise (background noise), using a hearing aid (if indicated) and trying biofeedback. Tinnitus can also be from medicines, stress, rarely rumors or irregular blood flow in the head. ...Read more