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Doctor insights on: Harmful Bacteria On Computer Keyboards

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Can heat radiation from your laptop/ laptop keyboard cause skin cancer on your hands?

Can heat radiation from your laptop/ laptop keyboard cause skin cancer on your hands?

None of these: This radiation is not of a wavelength capable of damaging the genes, which is what causes cancer. There are scare websites that will try to deceive you. They are crooks. Life is too difficult already without this. ...Read more

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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For how long can staph/MRSA germs remaining active on surfaces like remotes, phones, tabletops, TV and clothes etc?

For how long can staph/MRSA germs remaining active on surfaces like remotes, phones, tabletops, TV and clothes etc?

A long time: Depends on circumstances. These bacteria are common. If you are phobic you can be disabled by fear and should seek psychiatric help. We all encounter them as part of normal activities. Contact or carriage are not the same as infection. ...Read more

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Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces? I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces?  I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Chlorine is best: The new strain causes a more virulent illness, but there is no evidence that it is harder to kill on surfaces. Chlorine bleach is what is most recommended - http://www.Michigan.Gov/documents/guidelines_for_environmental_cleaning_125846_7.Pdf. ...Read more

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What laptop screen protector protects my eyes from the damage of computer screens.Also my eyes get more puffier if I'm on computer too long. Best one?

What laptop screen protector protects my eyes from the damage of computer screens.Also my eyes get more puffier if I'm on computer too long. Best one?

Screen protector.: You are looking at it too long.
Set time every 30 min. Stand up, walk around for 5 then come back.

See if you can stand while using computer. Eyes will be less puffy as water flows down hill. ...Read more

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Can using unused gloves that were sitting on table transmit hiv?

Can using unused gloves that were sitting on table transmit hiv?

Serious Questions: Unused gloves? You have to be smarter than this. How could an unused product transmit any infection? Hiv is hard to get. It is not caught by simple contact with an inanimate object. You have to have direct blood to blood or semen to blood access to catch this infection. The knowledge about how HIV is transmitted has stayed the same for 35 years now. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Yes,...: Despite no specific study, commonsense would firmly support the sperm-killing ability of sanitizer. So, yes. Nonetheless, follow the current available recommendations to safeguard practice of safe sex so to lessen unnecessary and unwanted anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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How effective are alcohol wipes at getting rid of viruses/bacteria on surfaces? I use them to wipe my hands after pumping gas, cleaning my phone, etc

How effective are alcohol wipes at getting rid of viruses/bacteria on surfaces? I use them to wipe my hands after pumping gas, cleaning my phone, etc

Excellent: The problem is that alcohol can dry your skin. The newer alcohol containing solutions for hand disinfection don't cause as much dry skin but control the germ levels as well as alcohol pads. try using them. ...Read more

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Can extended time on the computer harm one's vision

Can extended time on the computer harm one's vision

No: Your eyes may feel dry from not blinking as often when staring at a monitor but no physical harm will be done. Take breaks, blink, and look off at the distance if your eyes are feeling fatigued. Artificial tears are also helpful. ...Read more

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How effective are baby wipes at killing germs on surfaces?

How effective are baby wipes at killing germs on surfaces?

Hard to know: "germs" are generally bacteria, which are everywhere and are, for the most part, normal and harmless. Depending upon what the wipes contain they may slightly reduce surface contamination, but there are always millions of organisms left behind. Some feel that children who are allowed to be exposed to these organisms build up better immune responses than those who are overprotected. ...Read more

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Does alcohol-based hand sanitizer destroy the uv protection on sunglasses?

Does alcohol-based hand sanitizer destroy the uv protection on sunglasses?

Sanitize: Yes-- it can, depending on the coating type-- a better choice is a microfiber cloth. ...Read more

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How to disinfect phones, remotes, tabletops etc when infected with tuberculosis bacteria?

How to disinfect phones, remotes, tabletops etc when infected with tuberculosis bacteria?

No risk, no worry: People never catch TB by contact with phones, remote controllers, tabletops, or other contaminated surfaces. It is transmitted only through the air when the infected person coughts. Just use any standard household cleaner then don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Does washing your hands 30 times during the day cause cancer? Also does leaning over your computer screen cause skin cancer?

Does washing your hands 30 times during the day cause cancer? Also does leaning over your computer screen cause skin cancer?

No to both: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can using computer mouse and touch mobile phones cause shaky hands .. Would taking vitamin b help solving the problem ?

Can using computer mouse and touch mobile phones cause shaky hands .. Would taking vitamin b help solving the problem ?

No. Not likely.: If using computer mice & touch mobile phones caused shaky hands, just about every adult would be complaining of shaky hands, so no, there's no link. However, repetitive motion injury from such usage can cause pain, numbness & tingling. As for taking vitamins, it's unlikely to help unless you were deficient. Even then, b vitamin deficiency isn't really linked to shaky hands (just numbness/tingling). ...Read more

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Can bed bugs live on you and the clothes you are wearing? Can they live on objects? (Makeup, cell phone charger)

Can bed bugs live on you and the clothes you are wearing? Can they live on objects? (Makeup, cell phone charger)

NO: They will nest 2 to 3 feet from you as you sleep. The nest is likely to be surrounded by black dots (feces) and white dots (eggs). They prefer cracks and joints in wood, less likely to nest in the mattress. ...Read more

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Can use of mobile phones and computers cause wrinkles?

There is no links: In the medical literature connecting mobile phone use or computer use to wrinkles. So there is no evidence based findings to support making that connection. ...Read more