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Is information about spread of meningitis on internet reliable?

Is information about spread of meningitis on internet reliable?

Somewhat: You must always temper the overinformation barrage from the internet with common sense as well as the understanding that you are not a dr. And therefore cannot sift through this. Very little meningits is contagious- yet those which are contagious are very bad. It requires a trained medical professional to work all this out and make an informed decision as to contagion. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Could a doctor please give information on the republican party?

Changing: The GOP used to be the party of fiscal responsibility and moderate social concern. It has been taken over by corporations and libertarians. It is now the party of breaks for the wealthy including corporations, lack of concern for ordinary people, and welfare for the wealthy. Quite a change. ...Read more

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I need a website that has the teen pregnancy & STD information?

I need a website that has the teen pregnancy & STD information?

Lots of options: National campaign to prevent teen pregnancy has the best information. These sites are directed towards a young audience. http://www.stayteen.org/ mtv its your sex life http://www.Itsyoursexlife.Com/ scarleteen http://www.Scarleteen.Com/. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information on the disease progeria?

Could you give me some information on the disease progeria?

Progeria: Progeria is a self limited process with most recorded cases appearing as new mutations in families that have other normal children. There are rare sibships reported indicating an autosomal recessive form exists.Most don't survive their teens.The oldest on record died at 27. Death is often due to advanced heart disease. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on memtrax by Dr Wesson Ashford? Is it an accurate dementia test?

What's your opinion on memtrax by Dr Wesson Ashford? Is it an accurate dementia test?

Appears useful.: The Memtrax test is available at memtrax.com. The test appears to be useful. A discussion of the science behind the test can be found at https://memtrax.com/about-the-science-3/ ...Read more

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Read on internet that whit covering on tongue is an STD or HIV is that true?

Read on internet that whit covering on tongue is an STD or HIV is that true?

Not really: White covering on the tongue is essentially likely an yeast infection. It is also called candidiasis. This can occur in people with diabetes, recent steroid treatment and other conditions that can be caused by a weak immune system. Initial treatment is with oral medications or a swish and swallow solution. After that, the underlying reason should be investigated. ...Read more

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What STD gives you red spots on your scrotum?

What STD gives you red spots on your scrotum?

Angiokeratomas: They're probably not caused by an std. They're more likely angiokeratomas, which are common benign lesions on the scrotum. I'll probably get in trouble if i attach an image of a scrotum on this site, but look for google images and see if they look like what you have. ...Read more

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Is this STD possible for me on my fingers (warts)?

Is this STD possible for me on my fingers (warts)?

NO: No wart on the finger is no classified as std, but genital warts are due to std. ...Read more

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Is The show "Grey's Anatomy" Accurate on their medical information? How about "House"?

Is The show "Grey's Anatomy" Accurate on their medical information? How about "House"?

Not very, House more: I have hardly seen Grey's Anatomy but from all accounts it has many inaccuracies, both in portraying what residency training is like and medical details- see http://tinyurl.com/hgkp9dp and http://tinyurl.com/hdtqdde House (which I have seen) is more accurate but also not too realistic in many ways and also has inaccuracies. See http://tinyurl.com/jlarw for an analysis of each episode by a doctor! ...Read more

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What all health information is protected?

What all health information is protected?

Basically all: Personal health information (phi) holds a special place in the federal hipaa law. What you share with your health care providers is confidential and can only be shared with others with your permission. Insurance companies are entitled to certain information in order to pay bills on your behalf. Also, if there is a workers' compensation claim, your right to privacy of this information is waived. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the HPV vaccine?

What is your opinion on the HPV vaccine?

I Recommend: Most physicians recommend this vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a review of the adverse events following immunization for Gardasil between 2006 and 2008 and found advere effects similar to those observed for other vaccines. Despite recent concerns about safety, most experts continue to believe that the benefits outweigh risk. My daughters will get it. ...Read more

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My doctor did genetic testing on me without my knowledge. Is this ethical/legal?

My doctor did genetic testing on me without my knowledge. Is this ethical/legal?

Test for what?: Some tests are required by state laws, e.g., pregnant women are screened for sickle cell gene. It is a genetic test and no consent is required. ...Read more

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What do the doctors here in health tap think about professor ian frazer HSV vaccine on trial? If it is going to work on curing hsv2, maybe hsv1 also?

What do the doctors here in health tap think about professor ian frazer HSV vaccine on trial? If it is going to work on curing hsv2, maybe hsv1 also?

We hope: Dr frazer is clearly a thought leader in immunology and vaccines. I think the vaccine had a good chance of preventing hsv2 and maybe he will work on one for hsv1. However, when it comes to cure i doubt it. It might control it for a longer period of time but not cure it. Incredibly enough, with all these great minds working on viruses, we haven't cured a single virus yet. However we hope! ...Read more

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The official .gov website on HIV says that saliva ( by itself ) cannot spread the HIV virus. Yet I see doctors here say it is possible? Explain?

The official .gov website on HIV says that saliva ( by itself ) cannot spread the HIV virus. Yet I see doctors here say it is possible? Explain?

Life is not exact: Ask if something is possible, and you'll rarely get a complete answer. That is because many things are possible in life, such as an airplane falling out of the sky and squashing you. The real question is, "How likely is this to happen?" Life is never exact, nor meant to be. Live life, play it safe (safe means different things to different people), and worry less. ...Read more

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I thought submitting questions was anonymous on here, yet the doctors on here can tell how many and what questions I have submitted? Is it truly anon?

I thought submitting questions was anonymous on here, yet the doctors on here can tell how many and what questions I have submitted? Is it truly anon?

Anonymous means...: Anonymous means we doctors don't see the name or birthdate of the member asking free questions on HealthTap Basic. We do see your PROFILE NAME, gender, age, plus your profile "picture" (use any fun image for you profile image). Sometimes, we see your city or country, and some of your medical history. When other people visit HealthTap to read questions & answers, they see NOTHING ABOUT you at all. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more