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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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What is the best contraceptive method?

What is the best contraceptive method?

Abstinence! But...: Clearly not having sex is the most effective at 100% (less one person depending on your religion!). A vasectomy is probably the most effective both in terms of cost (long term) and success rate. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, and Nexplanon implants are the next most effective. These latter two are reversible. Essure tubal implants are permanent and very successful with few side effects. ...Read more

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What is the barrier method?

What is the barrier method?

See below.: The barrier methods of birth control block sperm from entering the uterus.These include the diaphragm, cervical cap, cervical shield, male condom,and female condom and spermicidal foam, sponges, and film.Using a spermicide with a barrier method gives you the best possible barrier method protection.The spermicide kills most of the sperm that enter the vagina.The barrier method then blocks the rest. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to use the pulling-out method of contraception?

What is the most effective way to use the pulling-out method of contraception?

There isn't one: Withdrawal or the "pull out" method is not birth control! don't fool yourself or your partner - use a condom or some other method of contraception. There can be sperm the the fluid released from the penis during intercourse before you ejaculate and she can get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the best method for not pregnancy?

What is the best method for not pregnancy?

Talk to ur Doc: Types of contraception are best discussed with one's personal physician who will know you, your health history and can help one make the most appropriate decision. ...Read more

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What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

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 more

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What is the rhythmic method?

What is the rhythmic method?

Poor birth control: Only 100% safe sex is no sex. Your most fertile period is the week leading up to ovulation; sex outside this period is less likely to cause pregnancy, but it is nowhere close to 100%. The rhythm method is far inferior to actual protection (either hormone (pill) or barrier (condom)). ...Read more

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What is the purpose of contraceptives?

What is the purpose of contraceptives?

Depends: The pill was initially studied to find something to aid women with irregular or difficult menses. The birth control, or contraceptive benefit was found during drug trials and became their main selling point. Condoms are barrier contraceptives, that keep the sperm from coming in contact with fertile eggs. ...Read more

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What is the scientifically proven best mouthwash?

What is the scientifically proven best mouthwash?

Mouthwashes: The problem here is they all have their own "scientific" data. My take on this is somewhat complicated. Listerene is good because of a proprietary oil in their mouthwash. By brand, it is the only alcohol-containing mouthwash i recommend. The others i recommend specifically because they have no alcohol (drying of mucosa and destroy good bacteria). Non alcoholic are breath rx, act, fluorigard. ...Read more

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What is the safest method to penis enlargement?

What is the safest method to penis enlargement?

See answer: Many men falsely believe that increasing the size of their penis will make them a better lover or make them more attractive. Ads for penis-enlargement products and procedures are everywhere (pumps, pills, weights, exercises and surgeries). Despite the hype and anecdotal claims, efficacy unvalidated and not without risk. Bottom Line: safest way is to avoid these products; exercise, reduce body fat. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way of treating sd seborrehic dermatitis and what is it exactly?

What is the most effective way of treating sd seborrehic dermatitis and what is it exactly?

Shampoos and cream: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair, ears, eyebrows, and nasolabial folds. It is caused by numerous factors including altered sebum, malessezia overgrowth, and overactive immune system response. Nizoral, (ketoconazole) t/gel and t/sal shampoos are useful. Topical steroids and antifungals can help control as well. ...Read more

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What is the probability of pregnancy- pull out method effectiveness?

What is the probability of pregnancy- pull out method effectiveness?

Too risky,..: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of circumcision nowadays?

What is the purpose of circumcision nowadays?

Various reasons: Religious adherence if muslim or jewish. To reduce incidence of urinary infections in first 6 - 12 months of life, important for babies born with urinary tract malformations. Subjects who need to self catheterize. To relieve phimosis (tight foreskin). To look like father or brother if they have been circumcised. To reduce incidence of hiv/aids. Mentally challenged males for hygienic reasons. ...Read more

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On what is the fertility awareness method based?

On what  is the fertility awareness method based?

Signs and symptoms: Fertility awareness methods use changes in one or more physical signs relating to fertility, including menstrual cycle length, basal body temperature, cervical mucus , cervical position, and cyclical breast tenderness. Fertility awareness methods are all intended to help identify the "fertile window" when conception is most likely and can be used to help women conceive, or to avoid pregnancy. ...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 yohimbine?

What is the yohimbine?

Erectile help, maybe: Yohimbine is an alkaloid (basic nitrogen atoms) with some stimulant and aphrodisiac effects found in the bark of yohimbe tree (see pic) as well as in indian snakeroot and niando plants. It is available otc as a herbal extract supplement, and as pure-form prescription medication for sexual dysfunction/ed. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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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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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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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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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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 for ebola?

What is the scientific name for ebola?

Several: Ebola virus (EBOV, formerly designated Zaire ebolavirus) is one of five known viruses within the genus Ebolavirus. But I think the information of most use to you is at this site: http://goo.gl/Nkswrt ...Read more

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What the scientific name of cyclosporiasis?

What the scientific name of cyclosporiasis?

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

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What is the scientific purpose for the lines in our palms?

What is the scientific purpose for the lines in our palms?

I don't : think there is a known purpose for the lines in our palms ...Read more

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What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

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 more

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Is there any scientific proof that worry contributes to turning grey?

Is there any scientific proof that worry contributes to turning grey?

May contribute: Graying of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. ...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