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Anorexia In Reptiles
> 80,000: The incidence of anorexia nervosa (AN) is highest in adolescence. According the national adolescent health information center, there were about 40,000,000 adolescents (age 10-19) in the US in 2010. According to a paper in the Arch Gen Psychiatry 2011:68(7)714, the 12 month prevalence rate (number of cases in a year) for an was 0.2%. Therefore, about 80,000 adolescents had an in 2010. ...Read more
Anorexia prevalence: Per the national institute of mental health (nimh) there are no reported data for 12-month prevalence of anorexia nervosa. However, there are lifetime prevalence data suggesting 0.6% of U.S. Adult population will develop the disorder with females being more likely at 0.9% and males at 0.3%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the health risks of geese feces? What are the danger of playing in geese feces infested area?
Like : Like other animals, feces from geese contain high levels of bacteria. Some of the bacteria commonly living in bird feces are harmful to humans. These include strains of e. Coli, salmonella, campylobacter, and listeria. Avian influenza could also be spread through this route, but this has not been observed on a large scale to date. Infections contracted from geese typically cause severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Severe cases can lead to intestinal bleeding, kidney failure, septic shock, and death. Flocks of geese can leave impressive amounts of feces in the ponds and lakes they frequent, and lead to high bacterial levels in the water. Splashing, wading, swimming, or drinking contaminated water can lead to infections. It is wise to avoid playing in areas with large numbers of geese or their feces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food 3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are increasing data that point to gene alterations in those with autism that can originate in the egg or sperm prior to fertilization.What would cause that to happen and what the timing would be is an unstudied area. Over the next decade or two we may find a definite source, but for now we remain lost. The shift from early childhood to prenatal or pre-conception exposures is most confusing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not common: Good that it is not common in humans in the U.S. It has showed up in hawaii and louisiana. Some of the things it can lead to are serious. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: It would be hard to definitively document in animals, the same symptoms humans suffer. Diagnosis in humans requires a great deal of communication about complex experiences. Our language and understanding fail us, with animals. Still, seeming anxiety and repetitive behaviors show up in pets and other animals in captivity -- birds pulling out feathers, acral lick dermatitis & granulomas in dogs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get listeria from undercooked eggs or is salmonella the only danger from undercooked eggs?
Common egg bacteria: Eggs have been the source of food-bourne pathogens including: Salmonella (common), Campylobacter, Staphylococcus Aureas, Bacillus Cereus and Listeria. Generally, bacteria are passed via undercooked eggs or when used raw in a food consumed (e.g., cookie dough). However, in the US in 2012 there was a massive recall of hard-boiled eggs with Listeria introduced via factory processing equipment. ...Read more
Possibly: If healthy eating programs focus more on weight loss than on eating nutritiously, some adolescents who are more vulnerable to eating disorders could become obsessed with weight loss . This could possibly launch an eating disorder. Any factors that lead to heightened awareness of weight or body image can have the same result (like ballet training, modeling, any dieting behavior, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three choices.: Three choices. First, the immune system generates a significant enouch immune response to kill them with their chemicals. If insufficient they can learn to live with us as a parasite feeding off of us. Or third they can actively go on to cause active invasion of tissues and organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is undeniable that people will resort to extreme measures in a desperate attempt to shed those extra pounds, but ingesting tapeworms in order to lose weight is not only a radical method but also an extremely dangerous one. Thankfully the use of tapeworms as a diet aid is illegal in the us and for good reason. Tapeworm infestation cause of cysts in the liver, eyes, brain, and spinal cord with po. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interested in being an urban gardener but wondering about lead levels in the soil and pollutants in the air. Safe?
Ask: Call your local state college or university. They can perform standard tests. ...Read more
All depends: What larvae? It is very important that if you ingested any larvae to see a gastroenterologist and get a stool sample. The kind of larvae is more important than knowing when they become live worms. Do not delay. ...Read more
No more than other: Fat. The intra-abdominal fat in humans is metabolically different from subcutaneous fat and releases mediators that may be deleterious. ...Read more
Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?
Guano (bird poop): Bird poop (or guano) is usually a nuisance more than a health risk, there can be a risk of disease transmission, especially for those with weakened immune systems. Clean up with soap and hot water whenever you have contact with bird droppings. The guano does not present more problems if left for more time on the furniture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer