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Are osteopaths the same as chiropractors in most countries outside of the u.S.?

Are osteopaths the same as chiropractors in most countries outside of the u.S.?

No: The approach is different, the techniques are often different, the training is different; although there is some overlap in course work, and in the focus on treating the patient through the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Is chinese medication regulated in china or in the us?

Is chinese medication regulated in china or in the us?

Strange laws: In many jurisdictions, "chinese herbal medicines" can be sold unregulated. Very often, they aren't what they are advertised to be, and many are deadly (especially strychnine or liver poisons), with victims having no recourse. But that's politics. Don't try to understand it. ...Read more

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Are there any eunuchs in the modern world?

Are there any eunuchs in the modern world?

Yes: In addition to the forms that my colleague has listed, there are others outside the law / medicine. Mutilation of young men, either voluntary or involuntary, as a punishment, a form of health quackery, or a "personal choice" is still practiced in some of our world's dark places. I have read of it even in the "enlightened" developed nations. ...Read more

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Are there any free psychiatric services in the east end of montreal in english?

Are there any free psychiatric services in the east end of montreal in english?

Wrong place to ask: You would be best served looking in government section of the phone book in your area or calling health services. It's a long shot that one of the professionals on this site is going to know the answer. ...Read more

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Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

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Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

Check state society: The best list of specialists is with the state society. Florida society of periodontists phone #: 352-232-6800. Florida society of oral and maxillofacial surgeons phone #: 877-831-2500. Or google it and find a list and reviews. ...Read more

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Why is cancer medicine so expensive with all the advances in that field in recent years?

Why is cancer medicine so expensive with all the advances in that field in recent years?

Good question: New technology is expensive, including new imaging tests and new radiation methods. New drugs are also horrendously expensive. Pharma companies state it is due to the cost of research and development. I'll leave it to the reader to decide on that but when you read about medicare giving "huge amounts of money to doctors" remember that is to pay for the drugs you get. Best to you. ...Read more

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Are osteopaths similar to chiropractors in the u.S.?

Are osteopaths similar to chiropractors in the u.S.?

Most are not!: Curiously, most us osteopaths do not practice osteopathic manipulation, the original basis of their profession; most practice only allopathic medicine. But a minority do practice manipulation with great skill. While there are many fine chiropractors, many are not so great. I find my patients get more consistent benefits from osteopaths, whose technique is gentle. See www.Academyofosteopathy.Org/. ...Read more

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What is the most powerful / safest natural internal blood cleanser in the world?

What is the most powerful / safest natural internal blood cleanser in the world?

Liver and kidneys: Generally, the liver and kidneys are the best cleanser for your blood. That's what they are designed to do. There are no other products that are nearly as good. ...Read more

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What are the most recent accomplishments in the field of amputations and artificial limbs?

What are the most recent accomplishments in the field of amputations and artificial limbs?

Control mechanisms: A lot of recent research has concentrated on finding ways to better control artificial arms. Some researchers are working to use the nerves left in the arm to control the prosthesis (targeted muscle reinnervation- tmr) others on using the brain signals to control the prosthesis. Sounds sci-fi but it is not these days! tmr trained physicians are doing surgeries at various centers in the us. ...Read more

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Is female circumcision still practiced legally by doctors in any countries in the world?

Is female circumcision still practiced legally by doctors in any countries in the world?

I agree with Dr. : Sudler. What is tragic is that even in countries where female genital mutilation (fgm) (more accurate terminology) is commonly practiced but has been legally banned- there are very few cases prosecuted. There is great opposition within those countries to banning fgm. It is interesting that after extensively researching which countries have no ban on fgm - I am only able to find gambia. >. ...Read more

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How common is a brain tumor in the u.S. Compared to the same age group in a non-industrialized place?

How common is a brain tumor in the u.S. Compared to the same age group in a non-industrialized place?

Maybe higher: It's hard to know for sure, because industrialized countries have better registries and are more likely to keep track of brain tumors. There may be a slightly higher rate of brain tumors in the us compared to a non-industrialized country, but the difference is small. Brain cancers are rare, with about 230, 000 diagnoses worldwide each year. Chemicals, hiv, and radiation are some of the causes. ...Read more

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Which is the best advanced medical center in the world for parkinson disease?

Which is the best advanced medical center in the world for parkinson disease?

Not one: Believe it or not, the va has excellent centers for veterans. There are a number of great centers around the country, i would not say that one is better than the other. From where you live, I am sure that there are some exceptional movement disorders programs in philadelphia. Johns hopkins? ...Read more

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Does the u.S. Have the lowest school bullying problems in the world?

Unlikely: I think it is unlikely we have the lowest. Many other countries have more homogenous populations which certainly reduces the bullying. ...Read more

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Is thiomersal still used in children's vaccinations in any of the western countries?

Is thiomersal still used in children's vaccinations in any of the western countries?

Thimerosal: Thimerosal is not used as a preservative anymore in any of the child vaccines available today. One vaccine that still has it the flu vaccine given to adults. ...Read more

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Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more

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Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

No: Doubt it would have any benefit against a weaponized biological agent or a neurotoxin. You would need a biohazard set up or specialized mask to work. Thankfully the chance of such an attack is exceedingly small unless you plan on traveling into syria which would be a foolish idea. ...Read more

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Are people in all developed countries expected to age in place due to economy?

Yes: People will age regardless of the economy, although the aging process may manifest itself in different ways in different economic environments. ...Read more

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Can addiction to technology causes a loss of social skills in the real world?

Can addiction to technology causes a loss of social skills in the real world?

Of course!: We humans needs lots of practice to do anything well. Being glued to our technology takes time away from practicing social skills and developing meaningful relationships. ...Read more

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