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What is the most accurate thermometer on the market?

What is the most accurate thermometer on the market?

Stick with the....: Classics. A tried and true digital thermometer that you place under the arm or tongue is the best and safest way to measure a child's temperature. These are a safe version of the old glass thermometers that can acquire temperature info from the same sites. Leave the ear thermometers to the medical professionals. They can be tricky to use and to avoid inaccurately measuring the ear canal wall temp. ...Read more

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What is the most effective pro-hormone on the market?

What is the most effective pro-hormone on the market?

Pregnenolone or DHEA: I assume by pro-hormone that you mean a supplement the body would use to make hormones? If that is the case dhea or 7-keto dhea are utilized to make the male and female hormones. Then also pregnenolone which is converted into dhea and then the other hormones including pregesterone. Be careful - high doses can lead to trouble - your levels need to be monitored with a knowledgeable physician! ...Read more

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What is the most effective insect repellant on the market today?

What is the most effective insect repellant on the market today?

INSECT REPELLENTS: Deet remains the criterion standard of currently available insect repellents. Marketed products include off!, cutter, repel, sawyer, ben's, and ultrathon. For most uses, choose a repellent with 5-35% deet. Repellents can be safely applied lightly to exposed skin or clothing. In your case, apply deet in a small area of skin first watching for any signs of irritation before using over a wider area. ...Read more

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What is the most absorbent tampon on the market today?

What is the most absorbent tampon on the market today?

U shouldn't need tha: I am sure if u go to consumer reports or do a search u can find that out, but if u need the most absorbent one then you need a workup by your gyn, because your periods are too heavy, there are meds like bcpills or Lysteda to make your periods lighter once u've been wrked up, for people who want no more kids I do in office endometrial ablations to get rid of the tissue that causes the bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the fundus measuring in pregnancy? How is that accurate?

What is the purpose of  the fundus measuring in pregnancy? How is that accurate?

Millions of uses: Utilizing fundal height as a rough landmark for gestional age has been in use for an extremely long time, predating ultrasound and rapid blood testing. It is generally accurate, non-invasive, easily repeated, easily measured, and relatively painless. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fundal_height for brief synopsis, or google "fundal height" or "mcdonald's rule for more info. ...Read more

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What's the most accurate, the CRL or the FL,AC, HC ? Which one gives you the most accurate fetal age ? What are the errors?

What's the most accurate, the CRL or the FL,AC, HC ? Which one gives you the most accurate fetal age ? What are the errors?

All of the above.: I am not an Obstetrician, but as I understand it, no one measurement is "most accurate" for fetal age. That is why all are measured together - some sort of average of all the measurements is the best indicator of gestational age. Every baby is different, & due to genetics some babies will have larger heads for a given age, others will have long legs. So doctors follow growth of all parts over time ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best most effective diet pill on the market?

What would you say is the very best most effective diet pill on the market?

Diet pills: Most effective is the one that works by itself, works fast & causes no side effects, or has no interactions with medications or health issues. That means "none". ...Read more

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Which is the best blood sugar monitor available on the internet?

Which is the best blood sugar monitor available on the internet?

Get one: Free from your doctor. Don't pay for one over the internet. The current american monitors are all very accurate. Make sure you check to see what monitors and strips are supported by your insurance company before making your decision. There is no best, only what's best for you. ...Read more

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Which is now the top probiotic on the market?

Which is now the top probiotic on the market?

Probiotic: Because everyone's intestinal flora is a little different, there is no single probiotic that is the best for everyone. Therefore, you are going to have to try a few to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the most promising treatment for diabetes that will come on the market in the near future?

What is the most promising treatment for diabetes that will come on the market in the near future?

Artificial pancreas: With regards to type i diabetes (and all forms of insulin-dependent diabetes), the artifical pancrease (pancrelipase) "so called closed loop system" will become the most revolutionary intervention ever since Insulin was discovered back in 1922. For those who are recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, incretins (glp-1 agonoists) are showing promising results. ...Read more

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Which type of pregnancy test is the most accurate from the drug store? And how accurate are pregnancy test?

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Which type of pregnancy test is the most accurate from the drug store? And how accurate are pregnancy test?

HPT: All home pregnancy tests sold in the states are extremely accurate, capable of detecting pregnancy as early as 4 weeks after your last menstrual period. None are any more accurate or effective than others. So pick one based upon cost & ease of use. Better yet, talk to your family doc about contraception so you won't need hpt. And make him wear a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections! ...Read more

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What is the safest 5ht4 agonist on the market?

What is the safest 5ht4 agonist on the market?

None: mosapride, metoclopramide, renzapride, and zacopride all have side effects. Metoclopramide is the only one clinically available in the US ...Read more

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What is the best lice treatment at the drugstore?

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What is the best lice treatment at the drugstore?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream rinse or lotion (elimite, nix, (permethrin) acticin). May repeat in 7-10 days. Resistant cases requires lindane or malathione prescribed by primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is one brain MRI the same as the next, or does the machine get calibrated differently depending on the symptoms the patient is experiencing?

Is one brain MRI the same as the next, or does the machine get calibrated differently depending on the symptoms the patient is experiencing?

Different: The MRI is callibrated differently from one test to another. This is called a T1 or T2 gradient . It is how fast the hydrogen atoms are moved by the magnet which is how the MRI works. Some scans are used with special dies too. ...Read more

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Any ideas on what the ingredients are used in making vaccines and how it is determined?

Not appropriate: Not an appropriate question for this site. They are all safe and have been extensively studied. ...Read more

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What is the cost of HIV meds outside the u.S.?

What is the cost of HIV meds outside the u.S.?

Depends: In developed nations like the us, a year's worth of antiretrovirals can cost tens of thousands of dollars which is paid for by the patient, the health insurance system or the government. In developing nations, cheaper generic versions of the drugs cost governments about two to three hundred dollars per patient per year. ...Read more

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What is the best preventative measure for the common cold?

What is the best preventative measure for the common cold?

Hand washing: Avoid being near folks with common cold. If you are in contact with such a person or items that were near or in contact with the person, wash your hands. Avoid touching your face before you wash your hands. ...Read more

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