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Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Either potentially: Cooking does not inactivate the malfolded infectious prion protein nor does formalin treatment. It was shown decades ago that brain in formalin for years could transmit cjd. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

Ask around: People you could ask include your gp, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami.Org, nmha.Org and dbsalliance.Org. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to become better at handling pain?

What steps should I take to become better at handling pain?

Pain psychologist: Techniques like biofeedback, relaxation therapy and guided imagery help you take your mind and off pain and reduce anxiety. Coping skills are also key. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with handling confrontation better?

Can you tell me how to deal with handling confrontation better?

An assertiveness : Book, such as "when i say no, i feel guilty, " might help. A mental health professional could help you learn what you fear about confrontation and how to overcome that. Most people find confrontation distressing, but handling it is a skill that can be learned. ...Read more

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Hi. I would appreciate a professional answer to my question please. What is the best way of handling life with ADD? Diagnosed at 22, w/meds from 2012

Hi. I would appreciate a professional answer to my question please. What is the best way of handling life with ADD? Diagnosed at 22, w/meds from 2012

I DoNotBelieveAnyone: really knows. Like many diagnostic terms, ADD is only a label for some generalities of behaviors which become accepted, yet represents only a superficial manifestation of a large variety of underlying issues. Thus the label (Diagnosis) does not have any certain universal basis much less any great insight about bases (within the medical community) & even less known reliable treatment strategies. ...Read more

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I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

Lots of tips: Breath in 4 counts, breathe out 7 counts. Close your eyes and pretend you are somewhere on vacation. Imagine yourself being there. Different types of stress lend themselves to different ways of handling it. For more than a bandaid, a good psychotherapist or mind-body medicine practitioner can be extremely helpful in the long run. ...Read more

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Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Varies on severity: Of compromise of the blood supply. Individuals with vaso-occlusive disease such as diabetes may be prone to more extensive disease and complications. However brief contact is unlikely to cause frostbite. ...Read more

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What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

Communication is key: check for hearing and may need to remove wax or change the tone of speech. check for visual activity and may need routine eye care. check for memory to ensure safety and to maintain independence otherwise potential vulnerable and it needs to be addressed by elder attorney and geriatrician. check for safety to prevent falls and accidents. and check for nutrition - balanced diet is maintained ...Read more

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What is the risk for getting anthrax from handling my own mail?

What is the risk for getting anthrax from handling my own mail?

Very, very low: According to an article written by ed o’keefe for the washington post, the United States postal service spends $101 million annually to screen all first-class mail. Envelopes are scanned and periodic air samples are taken to track for biologic agents. No harmful biological chemicals have been detected since 2002. ...Read more

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