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Sign language: British sign language (bsl) is the sign language used in the united kingdom (uk), and is the first or preferred language of some deaf people in the uk; there are 125, 000 deaf adults in the uk who use bsl plus an estimated 20, 000 children. The language makes use of space and involves movement of the hands, body, face and head. ...Read more
Queen Victoria: She was a new mutation, on the evidence. One of her X-chromosomes when transmitted to her male descendants resulted in their getting the disease. It wasn't just the British royal family; they were intermarried, and the Tsar's failure to produce a healthy heir prevented a constitutional monarchy run by reasonable people in Russia. Random events have grave consequences. ...Read more
Cheerio: (not the cereal). Sure, why not? It allows a break to recenter yourself and focus, have a snack & hydrate (often w/caffeinated beverage), socialize (if not alone...Can talk to yourself as well, but try not to argue!). ...Read more
What is the British name for "Feverfew"? . .. I often ask the health food shops here for it, but nobody's heard of it!
Feverfew: This plant is pretty common in the UK as well as other parts of Europe and America. Latin names are Tanacetum parthenium and Chrysanthemum parthenium. Common names are feverfew, bachelor's buttons and featherfew. Feverfew is still the most common name. You may need to check with an herbalist or naturopath if having difficulty finding it. ...Read more
What to do if I need help. My father got bittin by a brown recluse spider and I don't know what do do. Help please!?
Go to an ER: If this has just happened, go to an emergency room. These can cause a lot of tissue damage. If not recent, see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
How is porphyria diagnosed in britain? How big is possibility that I am ill on porphyria if one of my parent and grandparent have porphyria.
Quite good: Even with Britain's terribly dysfunctional health care system, getting the basic blood work to check for variegate, acute intermittent and coproporphyria should be feasable. ...Read more
I have a severe phobia of vomitting. What help, if any, is available in british columbia canada... Other than mental health?
Phobia: If this is a phobia, there are many therapists in your area that practice effective techniques including hypnosis, systematic desensitization, emdr, and energy psychology approaches such as eft, tft, and edxtm. If you see a qualified therapist, he or she can better guide you as to which approach is best for you. ...Read more
I'm doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?
Probably: Vitamins are important for you to get through your diet. If you feel you do not get the necessary daily requirements through a balanced high content of plant based diet, its best to take a multivitamin each day regardless of tough mudder race or not. In general, use a high quality multi vitamin tablet such as new chapter brand as insurance to ensure you get your daily vitamins and minerals. ...Read more
I am traveling to Anguilla in he British West Indies next week. Has the Zika virus been a problem there? What are the risks for a 60 year old couple?
Visit CDC. Gov: For the latest list of high risk areas, visit CDC. Gov. The risks for a non-pregnant individual is to manifest a mild illness with symptoms such as fever, rash, joint and bone aches. It is however important to protect yourself during travel to prevent infection and the potential to infect others. ...Read more
Gummy smiles and gum contouring? I have a gummy smile that I hate and would like fixed. I've been doing research and have come across something called gum contouring as a fix, but most of the sites seem to be british or australian. Is gum contouring somet
Yes, it is done quite often. Gum contouring is a minor surgical procedure to remove some of the excess tissue around the necks of the teeth.
Your best bet is to make an appointment with a local periodontist in your area. He/she will examine you and recommend treatment specific to your situation.
Hope this info helps. ...Read more
BAL Injections: BAL, (dimericaprol) injections are indeed painful. The reason being is that due to solubility problems, the BAL is not water soluble and the manufacturing process requires that it be suspended in a thick peanut oil which must be injected using a large bore needle. The large bore needle and the viscosity of the BAL are what causes most of the pain. ...Read more
Difficult to Say: That would depend on the cause of your CKD and treatment options that are available to you. I would discuss this with your nephrologist so that you can have your questions answered that are specific to your case and not some generalized answer from someone who doesn't know your case. ...Read more
Physician - GP: A general practitioner or GP is physician who has basic training in medicine. A GP has not completed a residency program in a medical specialty. GP's, like family practice doctors - often have a wide knowledge base. ...Read more
What to do if I have PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) and need it closed to join the british army, how long will it take?
Check local sources: A discussion with your local PCP can provide you a list of local sources for this procedure. After evaluation by a local cardiologist, they can determine whether this could be closed through a catheter procedure or require an open surgical approach. Most towns with a heart program can handle such procedures. Recovery is relatively quick. ...Read more
How do I increasestamina for running, i'ma smoker and teying to recriuit myself inthe british army is there any way to get nicotines out of my lungs?
Stop smoking: The best way for you to improve your stamina and endurance with running will be to stop smoking. The effects of smoking on your exercise tolerance are reversed relatively soon after you stop, so it is definitely worth it for many reasons. Also, try to increase your distance steadily over time, alternating a slower pace with faster sprints to build both aerobic and anaerobic endurance. ...Read more
I had leukaemia (ALL) 11 years ago and now have been diagnosed with alpha-thalassemia - are the two linked? I'm white British so not typical for this
No association: Although weird that they didn't note this before. I assume you have been diagnosed with alpha thalassemia trait, not the disease. ...Read more
Before you become: Too worked up: were any of these candies recalled? Were these candies in any way connected with cows that suffered from this disease? There is a german candy called mamba that contain beef-based gelatin - which was recalled in poland. Know of no cases of mad cow disease related to that. Check your facts - before you get spun up. ...Read more
I am a black british female and I have Lichenification on the knuckle areas of my left my left hand unsightly black legions wear gloves work a chef.
Lichenification: Lichenification occurs with longstanding dermatitis as the outer skin thickens as a response to the inflammation. Most commonly due to eczema or chronic allergic contact dermatitis. Since it is only on the left hand, would suspect the latter. Consider a consultation on Health Tap or with a local Dermatologist or Allergist for a personalized evaluation ...Read more
I am a serving soldier in british forces... had my bloods done for thiroid and liver function and bone density and also a blood count will THC show?
Depends: It depends as to whether they routinely screen soldiers for drugs. Generally THC stays in the system for many days because it is lipophilic and binds to the fat stores and releases every so often. Depending on how heavy your use is, it can be there for weeks. ...Read more
Son has 3in red hot circle with dot in the middle. Think its a bite. What do I do? He was bittin last night. The red very hot circle has me very concerned. What do I do? I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 on it.
Hi, My Names Brittany I'm 27 and I've been having some dental problems. I've had a tooth ache for about two weeks and I called my dentist to make an appointment. I'm actually going tomorrow. He prescribed me an antibiotic but I had an allergic reaction to it
Stop antibiotic: You need to stop the antibiotic. Usually it is not needed for dental problem except on special occasions such as after the post has been placed for a dental implant. Since your appt is just hours away, it is ok to stop the antibiotic unless he insists on you taking an alternative one. ...Read more