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What diet should I take to excel in cross country (12km)?

What diet should I take to excel in cross country (12km)?

Unknown: Top runners use many different diets.Investigate best for you and let us share. ...Read more

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Can you get lifelong illness living in a developing country?

Can you get lifelong illness living in a developing country?

Sure: You can get a lifelong illness living in any country ;) std's come to mind, hepatitis c, herpes, and HIV last forever. I believe you are referring to other infections? Yes, there are some unusual infections which can cause long term illness (with significant infection) - you'd have to live there for a while. See a travel medicine expert to calm your concerns & provide good healthy advice! ...Read more

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I went out of the country and I have been sick now for 12 days?

I went out of the country and I have been sick now for 12 days?

Be seen: There are different microorganisms when you travel that you are not protected from You can easily pick up a virus, a bacteria etc when you are traveling from any surface area, food, You need to see your provider for blood work and an examination The provider will be able better to determine which organism is causing you to feel sick ...Read more

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What are health risks if living in a developing country in se asia?

What are health risks if living in a developing country in se asia?

Some, but GO visit!: The field of travel medicine is dedicated to encouraging travelers, but educating, immunizing, and preparing them to have a safe and healthy trip. Risks depend on specific location, activities, and travel duration. Think food/water concerns, perhaps malaria, other infections (dengue, typhoid), and less obvious things like trauma (rent a helmet with your bike), and std's. But all preventable! ...Read more

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What do I do if taking medications that are not allowed in some countries?

Taking meds: You may go to jail. I would throw them away. In come countries you may be stoned to death.
But probably not in ME. ...Read more

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If I go into a foreign country, are they going to give me counterfeit drugs?

Possibly: It really depends on the country and how closely that country regulates pharmaceutical manufacturers. ...Read more

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A friend of mine got new crowns for cheap in another country for $ is Canada one also?

A friend of mine got new crowns for cheap in another country for $ is Canada one also?

Dental Tourism: There are many countries that one can seek cheaper alternatives for dental care. Look at a site such as :
http://www. Patientsbeyondborders. Com/procedure/dentistry

Remember, obtaining follow up care can be much more difficult when you have your work done abroad, particularly when complications arise. ...Read more

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Is it necessary washing your body twice a day? I live in a hot country. But I also mosturise.

Is it necessary washing your body twice a day? I live in a hot country. But I also mosturise.

May be too much: You may subject your skin to too much drying with that much washing. You can lose the natural oils that your skin produces. If you start feeling itchy definitely cut back. ...Read more

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Why was the drug Quilonum taken off the market? Is there any way of getting it from another country perhaps?

Why was the drug Quilonum taken off the market? Is there any way of getting it from another country perhaps?

Quilonum retard: Appears to be available in Germany. Maybe one of the pharmacists on HealthTap or your pharmacist can advise of lithium carbonate medication that is closest match. ...Read more

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This might be a bit of an odd question, but are there any health risks of traveling by train across country?

This might be a bit of an odd question, but are there any health risks of traveling by train across country?

Dvt: Long trips can cause blood clots in legs known as dvt. Easily preventable if you get up out of your seat every few hours and walk around. Have a great trip! ...Read more

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My son wants to leave his home country and try out a new life. He is only 22. How will he have health insurance?

My son wants to leave his home country and try out a new life. He is only 22. How will he have health insurance?

Difficult issue: You are asking a bunch of USA based docs about how a kid can get insurance in a foreign country. Not something we know much about. Some insurers provide traveler insurance or re-repatriation plans that assist you in returning to the US if you are overseas, and these are found through travel agents. The kid needs to look into the type of access to healthcare available where he plans to live. ...Read more

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Why so I feel so down? Today autumn just arrived in our country and it was cloudy all the day... This happens to me every year...

Why so I feel so down? Today autumn just arrived in our country and it was cloudy all the day... This happens to me every year...

If the weather is: The ONLY cause, then check out Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a condition triggered by shortening days and lower levels of ambient light reaching the eye, hence the brain. The condition looks like depression, some milder versions, some surprisingly heavier. Either way, see a psychologist for a dx. Treatment starts with accurate understanding of your condition. ...Read more

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How could ypu possibly help me with my health problems from a far away country not knowing me personally nor my health history, not being able to. ..

How could ypu possibly help me with my health problems from a far away country not knowing me personally nor my health history, not being able to. ..

You asked this: Question in the medical education section of HealthTap. If you were involved in HealthTap Prime or HealthTap Concierge you would be providing background information. Obviously, not all health issues can be addressed on-line. So - in short - we don't treat people using the venue that you asked this on. Take care. ...Read more

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Every country I feel might have different medication depending it's prescribed usage. Where/what/why would I buy medication from another country? Ex?

Most medications: Are made by large multi-national pharmaceutical companies that try to get approval in all countries. There are a few that are only available in maybe Europe for example. Shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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What country has healthiest food?

What country has healthiest food?

Japan probably: I would guess japan due to their fresh veggies, high seafood and sea weed diet. They have great longevity and significantly less chronic disease and obesity compared to us. ...Read more

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Which countries need pediatricians?

Which countries need pediatricians?

All of them!: Any country with children needs pediatricians, and although some have relatively more, none have enough. The same can be said for the rest of the specialities too. ...Read more

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In which country is ebola most prevalent?

In which country is ebola most prevalent?

Ebola Udpates: For up to date info on ebola see: http://unfoundationblog. Org/ebola/5-things-to-know-on-ebola-this-week-10/ & https://www. Internationalsos. Com/ebola/index. Cfm? Content_id=396&language_id=ENG. Liberia has been the worst hit country as of March 2015. ...Read more

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What countries are most affected by ebola?

What countries are most affected by ebola?

Ebola Virus.: The majority of Ebola cases have occurred in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. ...Read more

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What type of hepatitis shows up in poor countries?

What type of hepatitis shows up in poor countries?

Hepatitis A, B, C, & E: Prevalence of hepatitis a and e are much higher in developing countries. ...Read more

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Where is the perfect place or country to treat clubfoot?

Where is the perfect place or country to treat clubfoot?

Pediatric Ortho: Club foot in a child is best treated by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon; there are plenty of quality ones in the us and canada. ...Read more

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What's the current leading cause of death in the country?

What's the current leading cause of death in the country?

Atherosclerosis: This disease features accumulations of cholesterol and other substances on the inner surfaces of arteries. It still probably kills more people through heart damage and stroke than all cancers combined. A public health expert might cite "lifestyle" instead -- or even "getting older" -- as deaths from malnutrition, violence, childbirth and infection are less common than in the old days. ...Read more

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Can you do self abortion? As in my country it's illegal.

Can you do self abortion? As in my country it's illegal.

No: It's very dangerous to do a self abortion. Depending on what age of the pregnancy/gestation, there are varying risks to performing a self abortion. The biggest and most common risks are infection and bleeding. Sadly, these risks can even lead to a woman's death. ...Read more

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Why is everyone so concerned with suicide in this country?

Why is everyone so concerned with suicide in this country?

Huge Problem: It is actually a huge problem- especially in the elderly. In the elderly and in the teenage age group- suicide is one of the highest causes of death. The problem also is many do not want to speak about it. Our emergency department actually screens for this on every patient to see if anyone needs help- but is not asking at that time. ...Read more

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If im 7months pergnant can I still fly to another country?

If im 7months pergnant can I still fly to another country?

Depends on airline.: In a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy, air travel in the seventh month is just as safe as the earlier months. You should check with the airline you plan to use, as they may require a doctor's clearance before they allow you to board an airplane. Once a woman is at 8 months or beyond, the risk of delivering an infant unexpectedly is much higher, and thus air travel is not recommended. ...Read more

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