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for reference, how does spider transmit diseases to humans? is it because of the ingestion of eggs? how do you know if you contract the disease?

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Dr. Andrea Rodgers
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Spiders don't: Spiders do not transmit disease to humans. A bite from a venomous spider such as a Black Widow or Brown Recluse can cause, at times, serious symptoms that are usually treated with supportive care. Ticks, mosquitos and fleas transmit a number of diseases.

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Should I be conscious of my baby's fat intake?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: You should pay attention to her fat intake after weaning, when there is really no need for milk in the diet of any mammal. Current evidence suggests that americans too often choose foods high in fat and cholesterol that leads to increased risk of heart disease. Encourage high quantities of fruits and vegetables, use only skim milk, and consider meatless, eggless meals several times a week.
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What should my caloric intake be in pregnancy?

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2000: It really depends on your starting weight. If you are at ideal body weight then you may need to increase your calories/day by 300 which is half of a very small peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If you are overweight then you should not increase your calories/day and focus on eating unprocessed diet of vegetables and fish.
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What are the unique situations that allow salmonella to contaminate eggs?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hens have salmonella: When hens have salmonella, the bacteria gets in the eggs. People can eat the eggs safely if they cook them well, and if they use good kitchen hygiene. Good food-preparation hygiene means not touching "raw" foods and then touching "cooked or prepared/served" with one's hands or utensils (must wash hands or utensils in between touching the "raw" and the "cooked").
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can donating eggs correlate with infertility in the future?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
No: At this time there is no evidence that donating eggs leads to infertility in the future. Most women use only a fraction of their eggs during their lifetime and the rest if not used end of degenerating over time.
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How does an egg get salmonella contamination?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not cooked properly: Salmonella in foods may be present from the farm or be introduced in food preparation. It will cause symptoms if the affected food is not cooked adequately.

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