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What Is The Scientific Method
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
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
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
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
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
Ethics: Should be done ethically and statistically correct under leadership of experienced investigator. ...Read more
What is the % of success of boy gender selection using modified ericsson method. I want a medical scientific proven answer please since I am lost.
There is no way....: ....To select a baby's gender ahead of time. Each time the chance is 50:50. ...Read more
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
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
Try the site below: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ this us govt website is a good starting point. ...Read more
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
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
Cyclospora infection: You can read all about this disease on the CDC website. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/index.html. This is a parasitic infection caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis. It causes diarrhea and stomach type symptoms. Unfortunately it can last for some time (weeks or more), so good to get evaluated by an Infectious Diseases doctor for the best treatment. ...Read more
I don't : think there is a known purpose for the lines in our palms ...Read more
SIDS: Sids still remains largely a mystery. In recent years, some of the new findings include: some of it is genetic and runs in families; some of it is clearly due to parental intentional injury; some of it is accidental--either a parent lying on the infant while asleep, or by bedding; there was a large reduction in sids events when md groups campaigned to have babies lie on their back for sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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