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Doctor insights on: Drain Flies Vs Fruit Flies

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Homemade diet supplement which consists of a zippfizz, 1/2 tsp ground chia seeds, 1/2 tsp ground flax seeds. Been drinking 1x day. Be ok to do 3x day?

Homemade diet supplement which consists of a zippfizz, 1/2 tsp ground chia seeds, 1/2 tsp ground flax seeds. Been drinking 1x day. Be ok to do 3x day?

I wouldn't because:: You can have all the flax ; chia you want but i'd be cautious re: zipfizz- it's high in caffeine ; has some hazardous ingredients such as sucralose (http://bit.Ly/1eavvqa), synthetic vit e ; high doses of Cyanocobalamin which has cyanide! (http://bit.Ly/mm1ce9)-i wouldn't take 7500 mcg(in 3 doses zipfizz). Instead try a good b complex with methylcobalamin ; a green drink like orac energy greens. ...Read more

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Are there viruses/parasites which can kill or eat other virus and parasites, when injected into infected person, like king cobras&king snake eat snakes?

Are there viruses/parasites which can kill or eat other virus and parasites, when injected into infected person, like king cobras&king snake eat snakes?

I wish there were: Nothing will parasitize a virus -- it's just a bit of genome that's acquired an unfortunate life of its own. Someday lytic phages may be designed to attack bacteria and protozoa -- i've wondered about them for TB and malaria -- but none yet. This is a very good question. ...Read more

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Afraid of rabies, previously vaccinated. Walking outside on bright, sunny day (no rain). Single drop of liquid fell from tree and lands directly in eye/tear-duct. Couldn't identify source of liquid. Possible bat saliva exposure or being paranoid?

Afraid of rabies, previously vaccinated. Walking outside on bright, sunny day (no rain). Single drop of liquid fell from tree and lands directly in eye/tear-duct. Couldn't identify source of liquid. Possible bat saliva exposure or being paranoid?

Paranoid: The most likely liquid falling from a tree would be water. Did it rain recently? The odds of a bat salivating in a tree on a sunny day is very very rare. Bats like dark places to rest during the day. Also, bats drooling? Also very rare. The saliva from a bat causing rabies comes from a bite, not drool. Also very rare to get rabies through the membranes of the eyes. So, please don't worry. ...Read more

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Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?

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 more

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Can keeping parrots cause farmer's lung? Not bird fancier's lung, but farmer's lung? I'm not a farmer, own parrots, tested positive for farmers lung!

Can keeping parrots cause farmer's lung? Not bird fancier's lung, but farmer's lung? I'm not a farmer, own parrots, tested positive for farmers lung!

Min. Exposure: Farmers lung refers to an immune reaction in which inhaled allergens such as spores form complexes and cause inflammation in the lung. This type of reaction may also occur with other proteins such as that associated with parrots. Since you already are being diagnosed and treated for lung inflammation, it is best to try to avoid high exposure to the parrot eg cleaning cages. ...Read more

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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Definitly: Virus is air borne and parasites are water and food borne.Any open area that is shared with many people can be a source of contracting both.Be careful when you travel to asia -africa -south america and any unsanitary looking venues. ...Read more

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Are there parasites one could acquire & spread to household members from working on pig farm? How about playing with crayfish?

Little if any risk: Animal parasites that can be harmful to humans once were common in hogs, cattle, etc -- but they are now extremely rare with modern farming methods. Probably no risk at all. I am unaware of any parasites carried by crayfish; probably no risk. ...Read more

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How many calories are in deep dish vs thin crust pizza slice?

How many calories are in deep dish vs thin crust pizza slice?

How thick or thin?: Of course it all depends on how you define these thicknesses and how big a slice. In general, estimates are a difference of about 100-200 calories per slice. But that yummyness may be worth it. ...Read more

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Friend's top part of bedroom window open 1/2 inch all nite. horizontal blinds were down. No screen. Afraid a bat flew in? Rabies? No sign of bats.

Friend's top part of bedroom window open 1/2 inch all nite. horizontal blinds were down. No screen. Afraid a bat flew in? Rabies? No sign of bats.

? stop freaking out: You would know if bat bit you, even at night. The blinds were in place, so the boat's radar would not perceive that window as open. A bat didn't bother you last night and you don't need rabies shots. I'd be more worried about the mosquitoes that came in and what they are carrying. ...Read more

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How long can viruses or bacteria from eye infection live on surfaces - porous ( stuffed animals)& nonporous ( door knobs)?

How long can viruses or bacteria from eye infection live on surfaces - porous ( stuffed animals)& nonporous ( door knobs)?

Surface cleaning: Not sure of any specific studies which would provide your answer. Would suggest you use soap and water and/or alcohol based cleaning solutions to clean the surfaces of contaminated areas. ...Read more

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A family member breeds birds from home - finches, budgies etc. He does sometimes bring things into the house. Can humans catch any illness from birds?

A family member breeds birds from home - finches, budgies etc. He does sometimes bring things into the house. Can humans catch any illness from birds?

Several diseases: come to mind, including parrot fever (psittacosis), campylobacter (mostly from contaminated poultry products) and salmonella. You can google any of these diseases. They do affect humans, with the latter 2 bacterial infections with the highest incidence in North America. ...Read more

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Can humans have an allergic reaction to bat guano ( poop )? We have bats in the attic.

Can humans have an allergic reaction to bat guano ( poop )? We have bats in the attic.

Bat allergies: Humans can develop an allergy to almost anything, if their immune systems are prone to doing so. Bats can be carriers of various diseases as well. ...Read more

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