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Can drinking water kill rabies virus?

Can drinking water kill rabies virus?

Rabies virus: No it cannot be killed by drinking water. If there is any animal bite and risk of rabies, you need to go right away to the emergency room to receive a series of vaccination and wound care. ...Read more

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Foodborne Illness (Definition)

Foodborne illness (food poisoning) = illness due to ingesting contaminated food, spoiled food, toxins ...Read more


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Drinking cold water is harmful?

Drinking cold water is harmful?

No: Drinking cold water if you are healthy should cause any problems. ...Read more

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Can alcohol protect against food borne illness?

Can alcohol protect against food borne illness?

Food borne illness: No, not unless the food was soaking in the alcohol before consumption. ...Read more

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Can drinking cold water cause respiratory diseases?

Can drinking cold water cause respiratory diseases?

No: Though warm, well hydrated mucous membranes are one of our first lines of defense against respiratory infections, there is no evidence that cold drinks or cold foods has any permanent effect or increases our susceptibility to respiratory infections. The membranes warm up very quickly after we ingest cold food or drink. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is drinking soda water healthy?

Is drinking soda water healthy?

Water=best drink: Without water, we cannot exist....Nearly 3/4 of your body is water-weighted. With that said, it does not mean you have to drink "clear-water" to live. Juice, milk, sodas/coffee/tea etc..Are actually mostly water..So you can live on these..But not recommended because of the junks in them--sugar/fructose, preservatives/colorings etc..Are the bad parts, not the water part.. Water=best drink on earth. ...Read more

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What illnesses are brought about by drinking contaminated water?

What illnesses are brought about by drinking contaminated water?

Several: Contaminated water, especially with human excrement, can cause several illnesses, many of which are still seen in the developing world. Some examples include polio, cholera, giardia, etc. Tapeworm infections may also be spread in this manner. ...Read more

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Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Boiled is safer: Water that has been boiled is safer, because germs and parasites have been cooked. People get their sodium from salt in food. In modern societies, we already eat too much sodium, and therefore need no additional sodium from our water. Other ways to make water safe include using special water filters and adding a specific tiny amount of bleach to partially treated water. ...Read more

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What contributes to foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants?

What contributes to foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants?

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

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Is drinking hot water better for weight loss than drinking cold water?

Is drinking hot water better for weight loss than drinking cold water?

Water temperature: I am not aware of literature indicating that water temperature will have an impact on weight loss. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much bottled water cause breast cancer?

Could drinking too much bottled water cause breast cancer?

Nope...: ...Unless it was bottled in chernobyl or the three mile island. Kidding aside, i know of no data to suggest a relationship between the two. ...Read more

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Is drinking water everyday healthy?

Yes: Water is a much healthier choice than many of the alternative fluids people drink. ...Read more

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How common is food borne illness?

How common is food borne illness?

Very: Food saftey is a primary concern for governments and agencies. The public's safety is at hand. Many persons die in the US each year due to food borne illnesses. Buy foods from reputable sources, always check the integrity of containers, wash, wash and re-wash raw fruits and vegetables and use excellent preparation techniques. Be careful with storage of food, preparation of foods and eggs. ...Read more

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Is cold water or cold food causes weight gain?

No: Weight gain is more calories in than out, rather than the temperature. Maintaining a healthy weight is difficult enough without these "pop" superstitions. The best thing to do is get aerobically fit and avoid greasy / salty / sugary foods that folks tend to overeat -- soon these will become unpleasant for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does drinking water with table salt prevents hyponatremia during severe vomitting?

Does drinking water with table salt prevents hyponatremia during severe vomitting?

Hyponatremia is: very uncommon with just an episode of vomiting unless it is very prolonged, and by then most people would have sought medical attention. Heavily salted water can lead to further GI problems and further dehydration. Gatorade, pedilyte and similar preparations are safer and more effective, ...Read more

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Is drinking water good?

Is drinking water good?

Hydration: Like my father says to much of anything isn't good for you. An average person should drink 3l of water daily to keep homeostasis or balance in the body. Water is lost through the skin, breathing, urinating, and having bowel movements not to mention losses due to increasing stress such as infection or increased metabolism. Drinking water will keep you balanced and hydrated for daily activity. ...Read more

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Is drinking fluids other than water sufficient to stay hydrated?

Is drinking fluids other than water sufficient to stay hydrated?

NOT LIKELY: The best, purest thing to hydrate with is water. Flavoring it is ok, as long as you are not using too much sugar products. ...Read more

Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more