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Traffic Accidents (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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Could you contract HIV from a dry escalator with nothing on it?

Could you contract HIV from a dry escalator with nothing on it?

No.: If you are questioning the possibility of acquiring an HIV infection from touching a surface (like the railing on an escalator), the answer is, 'no'. Touching a dry surface that was previously touched by someone with HIV carries no risk. Transmission of HIV between people requires some sharing of body fluids. ...Read more

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Is there any way your doctor can check for the mucociliary escalator fuction of your lungs if you think its not working right due to symptoms?

Is there any way your doctor can check for the mucociliary escalator fuction of your lungs if you think its not working right due to symptoms?

Maybe: I wouldn't want to approach this without having a thorough history & exam.If you think you have ciliary dyskinesia,a condition like you describe it is usually suggested by the history of medical problems.If memory serves me well confirmation would require a biopsy to obtain part of the respiratory cells & have that tested. A pulmonologist or infectious disease specialist may be your best source. ...Read more

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I fell down an escalator 4 weeks ago & had cuts & bruising on my shins. It looks 95% healed but my shins really hurt to touch. Should i worry?

I  fell down an escalator 4 weeks ago & had cuts & bruising on my shins. It looks 95% healed but my shins really hurt to touch. Should i worry?

Periosteum?: There is very little protective fat over the shin. The bone has a film called periosteum which is quite sensitive. This may be why you still have pain. However, when in doubt obtain medical evaluation. ...Read more

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After almost falling I've developed a fear of escalators and steep tall stairs. I tense and cant bring my foot to go on one, esp escalators by myself.

After almost falling I've developed a fear of escalators and steep tall stairs. I tense and cant bring my foot to go on one, esp escalators by myself.

Anxiety: It sounds like you are having a reaction to a bad experience on an escalator or stairs. I would highly recommend trying to get back out on stairs or an escalator with someone you trust, and if this is not possible, then to see a therapist and work on this! ...Read more

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Almost fell asleep on escalator, have started to doze while walking. Usually happens on fridays, 7am ish. Have sleep apnea (treated w/ cpap). ?

Almost fell asleep on escalator, have started to doze while walking. Usually happens on fridays, 7am ish. Have sleep apnea (treated w/ cpap). ?

See your doctor...: You need to call the doctor who manages your CPAP and see if can have some overnight pulse oximetry monitoring done, or if they need to reevaluate you. If your CPAP is working well for your sleep apnea, you shouldn't be falling asleep like that. ...Read more

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I rolled down from an escalator and got back pain.xray shows UndisplCed fracture of s5 andc1..pls guide me ?

I rolled down from an  escalator and got back pain.xray shows UndisplCed fracture of s5 andc1..pls guide me ?

Fell back fracture: My recommendation is to work with the team that did the X-ray and your Dr. They can guide you best. I also recommend not rolling down an escalator. ...Read more

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Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year?  How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

DeathsAUTO UK,US,CA: From 1999 to 2008 2538 people died every year due to road accidents, in canada approx 2800 to 2900 people are killed every year due to road accidents and in us approx 4000 people die due to road accidents every year according to available figures. ...Read more

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Good day,I was involved in a hiking accident on 11/11/2018,I fell on sharp rock. I have loaded a photo and wanted to know if it’s healing fine. Thanks?

You posted this: on the general health / medical education portion of HealthTap which is answered by volunteer doctors. We don't do any diagnosis or treatment. HealthTap Prime allows you to upload photos and obtain medical care. ...Read more

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Could an accident cause schuerrmann's disese?

Could an accident cause schuerrmann's disese?

Kyphosis: There are different theories as to the cause of Scheuermann's Kyphosis, but I haven't seen accidents considered as a cause. ...Read more

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Which is the statistic of accidents in malaysia from year 2000-2005?

Which type: Information can be easily googled regarding road safety. It is reported to have the 17th most dangerous roads in the world per: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/22/Nations-with-deadliest-roads-Malaysia-17th/. I don't know about accidents in general. ...Read more

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How to cope with a car accident?

How to cope with a car accident?

Psychological Effect: I am assuming you are feeling the psychological effects of having had a car accident. These might include worried, being jumpy or easily startled, not sleeping well, etc. You can start with self help books on relaxation techniques, eat well, talk to someone about your feelings, exercise. If that does not work, see your physician to be referred to psychologist. ...Read more

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Cant i eat after a car accident?

Cant i eat after a car accident?

Jaw injury says no: Can easily injure TMJ and should be vcery careful about eating which makes pain worse. ...Read more

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How can I go into ketosis by accident?

How can I go into ketosis by accident?

No insulin: The only way to go into ketosis is not eat or not take your Insulin if you require injections. Without Insulin the body can't get glucose into the cells so it breaks down fat. That produces ketosis. ...Read more

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What actually kills you in a car accident?

Multiple Mechanisms: Blunt trauma to head,neck,chest or abdomen causing internal bleeding or disruption of internal organs. Think of it as squashing a bug ...Read more

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What can be done for car accident injuries?

What can be done for car accident injuries?

Depends: Your question is very general and thus i can't give you specifics, but everything in the care would depend on the type of injury(s) and the severity. ...Read more

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Can car accident injuries have lasting effects?

Can injure TMJ: Can create injury to TMJ which can result inchronic headaches/neck pain. ...Read more

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I took Lipozene 20mg on accident will I be okay?

No problem: There is considerable doubt about the efficacy of this product at all. It will certainly not hurt you by taking one dose. ...Read more