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Are aphrodesiac drugs legal in the united states?

Are aphrodesiac drugs legal in the united states?

Undefined: There is no prescriptive "aphrodesic" drug available. The closest is viagra (sildenafil). Most products advertised as aphrodesic are in the over the counter supplement category - never tested, and unlikely to work. This is a serious problem with wildlife - for instance folk medicine in china says rhino horn is good for this - so the animal is being hunted to the point of extinction. ...Read more

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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Here are some ...: It's because the social atmosphere in the U. S. has a sufficient weight from its interacting professional, political, and financial strength, leading to its popularity, availability, and affordability. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

Not huge: But not small. Per cdc data, the incidence of listeriosis in the us is 1600 cases annually. ...Read more

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How many oncologists practice in the united states?

How many oncologists practice in the united states?

More than 10,000: According to the american society of clinical oncology (asco) there were about 10, 500 oncologists in the us (81% medical oncs or hematologist-oncologists; 5 % gynecologic oncs) in 2005. Although projected to increase by 20% into the year 2020, this number may not be enough to care for the growing population of new cancer patients and survivors. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

40,000: Is the number of salmonella cases reported to the cdc each year. It is estimated that 30 times that is the actual number of cases, since most of them are mild and go unreported. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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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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Are THC pills legal in the states?

Are THC pills legal in the states?

Yes: These are available as a prescription item for physicians having the federal license to prescribe controlled substances. They are sold under the brand name marinol, usually for side effects of cancer chemotherapy and advanced cancer. The effect is generally considerably different than smoked marijuana. ...Read more

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In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

Yes: Overweight/obesity/morbid obesity has increased in all pediatric age groups (2-18 years old) every year since 1980. ...Read more

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Is female genital cutting (fgc) practiced in united states?

Is female genital cutting (fgc) practiced in united states?

No, criminal offence: Anyone with knowledge of anyone practicing fgc are duty bound to report it to the police. Perpetrators face prison, there is no justification for such mutilation. Knowledge of any parents living in the us who have had their daughters mutilated by fgc should immediately report family to department of child and family social services. Child will need care by apediatric urologist & should be adopted. ...Read more

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What are the circumcision rates in the united states?

What are the circumcision rates in the united states?

Reduced recently: In the United States, recent rates have declined to about 55%, varying from 25% in west to 67% in midwest. Reduction in rate may be related to insurance companies not paying for procedure. ...Read more

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How common is diphtheria in the united states?

How common is diphtheria in the united states?

Fortunately-not very: There have been only 3 cases in the us between 2000 and 2007. Here's more information for you: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/diphtheria. ...Read more

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Whats the state of mental health in the united states?

Whats the state of mental health in the united states?

Not so good: A report last year from the U.S. Centers for disease control and prevention indicated that at least 25% of the us population reported having a mental illness in the previous year. The same report showed that 8.4 million americans had suicidal thoughts in the past year, 2.2 million made plans to kill themselves, and 1 million attempted suicide. Note: stigma may lead to under-reporting. ...Read more

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How common is tetanus in the united states?

How common is tetanus in the united states?

Very rare: About 30-50 cases of tetanus are reported to the cdc annually in the us, and unlike in the past, only about 15-25% die. This low # is attributed to the high vaccination rate. As a starting point, for more information, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5203a1.Htm. ...Read more

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Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?

Varies: The laws about abortion vary from state to state from serious obstacles to very little obstacle. We have a serious problem with these issues in the usa largely from groups stating that god disapproves (even though not in the bible) and that potential life begins at conception therefore anything preventing development is killing. These are mostly very strongly held but erroneous beliefs. ...Read more

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What polio vaccine do we use in the united states today?

What polio vaccine do we use in the united states today?

Enhanced inactvaed: The earliest inactivated vaccine was tested in 1952 and licensed in '55.It was replaced by an oral vaccine in the early 60's until the enhanced inactivated vaccine was licensed in 1987.Today the oral vaccine is still used inn the third. ...Read more

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Is fibroscan available in the united states? If so, where?

Is fibroscan available in the united states? If so, where?

Yes, dont know where: This has been around for several years as a way of deciding whether a patient has cirrhosis == worth knowing in deciding whether to treat hepatitis c, how hard to manage hepatitis b, and perhaps other things. I'm sorry i don't know who offers it, but your gastroenterologist would know. ...Read more