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Can You Induce Suicide By Using The Exhaust System Of A Car
What special features or mechanisms exist in the respiratory system to prevent a virus from being inhaled?
Is there a way of preventing a brain tumor after years of heavy mobile phone use or will the damage already be done?
Unclear: Most of the studies linking cell phone use with brain tumors are poor studies and the current stand of both neurosurgery associations is that there is not enough data to suggest there is a link between cell phone use and brain tumor. If there is such a link, then decreasing your use may improve your chances but again, i suspect there is not direct causative link between cell phone use and tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?
Unlikely: The extent of brain damage is not as important as the specific areas of the brain that are affected. So, if the pons or medulla were affected, you would be considered brain dead already. But, if you loose that much area, you will have significant mental status changes and impairments of motor function. This is not a good circumstance. ...Read more
Can over-masturbating (at least every day) cause damage to or put the nervous system in an overly sympathetic state and in imbalance longer term?
Can you get high from a synthetic marijuana k2/spice if its blown in your face? the high or the poisoning.
Doubtful: do not use, and stay far away from those who use these synthetic agents. While it's doubtful you will get enough drug to cause harm in the 'contact' way you describe, why put your self in harms way. If you persist being around these users, brush up on your emergency medical skills to help them when they have serious problems. ...Read more
Possibly.: This occupation deals with many different chemicals, of which mercury may be one. Very often workers in this area have to get almost immersed in the chemicals during their job, so it is very possible, even with protective clothing, that a great deal of exposure occurs and at least some chemicals can get in the bloodstream. ...Read more
How high should the temperature of someone recovering from a tramautiv brain injury get before they are taken to the hospital?
38.5 C: 38.5 c is the temperature in the hospital where we start to get worried and treat the patient with tylenol (acetaminophen) or other cooling measures. However, it depends on the circumstances and the degree of head injury. Is the patient awake or still in coma? The rationale for being concerned is that you want to find the source of the fever. Infections from the lungs and urinary tract are common. ...Read more
Is there a way of preventing a brain tumor after years of heavy mobile phone use or will the damage already be done ?
No proven danger: There is no convincing scientific evidence to suggest that cell phone use, heavy or otherwise, causes brain tumors. This has been looked at in several major studies, and there is neither a plausible mechanism nor clinical evidence of a connection. Don't worry about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26% of fatal candle fires occur during the loss of electrical power.
• Use Pillar candles and container candles ,or
• Candles enclosed within glass globes
• Place candles on a stable surface in a fire resistant holder that is at least 12 inches away from anything flammable, including upholstered furniture and window drapes.
• Avoid moving a burning candle during a power outage if possible. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to die due to alleged suicide using a small rope made of plastic tying straw?
Many: There are many ways, some of which are unusual for people to die. If someone is feeling suicidal, there is always help out there and available. All you have to do is ask for it. See a psychiatrist or your physician who can guide you and point you in the right direction to get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mania: once mania is going it might take more medication than what was required for maintenance to bring someone back down. once the mania resolves then sometimes med doses can come down too. if you are manic/hypomanic then please see your MD asap or present to an ER. there are several psychiatric emergency rooms in the NYC metro area ...Read more
By all means not attacking, but why so against the use of medical marijuana vs opiates, which could lead to harsh addiction etc? I would like a 2nd op
I am an : Anesthesiologist and I am not against the control use of medical marijuana. My problem is that m is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in usa. And many teenager are using a non medical strain that is, in my opinion, damaging their brains. Everything in excess is no good. Please watch dr sanjay gupta report at cnn press room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to disinfect (staph etc) a kindle ereader without using chemicals? I can't afford UV devices at the moment. Use of chemicals can damage the device
We are at a campfire and someone threw their sneaker in the fire .. Can the smoke harm you or toxic for me or the babies?
Very unlikely: That should not produce any major issues. ...Read more
If given the wrong medication or amount of benzo or antidep. Etc and the extreme side effects are experienced can a person recover from excess toxins?
Psych Meds: You can certainly recover but i would strongly advise you consult with a physician you trust to help you titrate off these medications and review your entire treatment plan. Medications alone are not generally adequate for treatment, psychotherapy is very useful and helps you change from the inside as you learn new coping abilities. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would someone in an induced coma recovering from severe sepsis with no brain damage & are able to breath without assistant of machinery be on the mend?
Sounds like it: The object of medically induced 'coma' is to lessen the stress of treatment for severe sepsis. 'Bringing the patient back' from this experience requires trained and very attentive professionals, and it sounds like that is happening. So with recovery of brain, lung, and presumably heart and GI function, likely to be 'on the mend'. ...Read more
Intoxication: Any psychoactive drug can impair ones ability to perform even the most menial and familiar tasks. Some drug effects are more obvious than others(alcohol, for instance) while others may have more subtle effects. If a psychoactive drug is prescribed(a pain killer for instance) a warning will appear on the label. ...Read more
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