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Please share an interesting fact about earthquakes.

Unpredictable: Earthquakes are unpredictable. If you live in an earthquake prone area you should construct seismically safe buildings or retrofit buildings. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Elmets
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Arsenic (Definition)

Arsenic is a metal used in poisons for insects, fungi, and other animals. It is ...Read more


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Please share an interesting fact about Wildfires.

Spread like WILDFIRE: There is a reason for this admonition. Went the authorities tell your to evacuate....GET OUT ...Read more

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

74 mph- break point: When the winds of a tropical storm or tropical depression reach speeds of 74 mph or greater it is classified as a hurricane and receives its formal name. ...Read more

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Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Common & easy: In the common form, the gut absorbs iron too well -- something of a plus, but too much iron will ruin the liver, pancreas, adrenals, heart, sex drive, and joints (base of thumb especially) and turn you gray. Easy to test for by labs, and easy to treat by draining a pint or two of blood every week. Maybe one person in 200 has the genes to get it, and some still get missed. ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Too many facts.: If one is interested in facts concerning a specific type of cardiomyopathy, it's helpful to specify the underlying cause. There are many. Perhaps the most common is uncontrolled hypertension. Others include valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, viral diseases, autoimmune diseases and genetic abnormalities which manifest as muscle abnormalities or infiltrative diseases such as amyloid. ...Read more

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What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

Inherited disorder: An abnormality of an enzyme that converts methionine (an amino acid) results in elevated levels of this compound. May be associated with connective tissue disease, heart and brain abnormalities, as well as eye problems and early blood vessel blockage or clotting. There is no known cure, but life expectancy is reduced only if untreated, usually with modified diet, vitamin b6, or frolic acid. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about thunderstorms and lightning.

Please share an interesting fact about thunderstorms and lightning.

Storms: Thunder cannot hurt you. Lightning can. Storms tend to involve short term bursts of rain and wind. If driving, pull over until the storm is passed. ...Read more

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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about a vegetarian diet.

Please share an interesting fact about a vegetarian diet.

When: When everyone else in your party wants a burger, get the veggie equivalent and join in... ...Read more

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Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Gastro/Colds/Skin: Gastro, colds, respiratory illness and skin infection are common. Deadly, uncommon diseases like cholera and typhoid are not likely to become an epidemic following a hurricane in the United States. Diseases such as this are not commonly found in the United States and are therefore not likely to be found after a hurricane. http://www.symptomfind.com/health/infectious-disease-after-a-hurricane/ ...Read more

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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Lifestyle: Given all that we know about the health benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, it is surprising that only a small percentage of people get the recommended amount of exercise daily, and that few medical treatments include dietary and exercise advice. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about terrorism, explosions, or mass shootings.

Please share an interesting fact about terrorism, explosions, or mass shootings.

Terrorism in US: In the US it is a way way over exploited fear mongering by the right wing media and the Republican and TeaParties. There are a few crazies around but that has always been the case in the US. Just realize that you are being manipulated by people appealing to your emotions. The NRA says the way that you will be safer is to have everyone walking around with guns. Think about that for a moment!! ...Read more

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What is your understanding of legitimate research about thimerosal (mercury) in influenza vaccines?

What is your understanding of legitimate research about thimerosal (mercury) in influenza vaccines?

Benign product: Interest in thimersol increased after the fda randomly assigned a risk level (little evidence) & mfgs decided to remove it from most vaccines out of caution. It remains in the multidose influenza vaccine vials due to its proven safety & effectiveness in protecting the vaccine.Suggestions of a link to autism have been disproven. Today you get more mercury/yr from your diet than was ever in the vacc. ...Read more

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Question about body building? Methandienone ok?

Question about body building? Methandienone ok?

No: It has no established medical use, a questionable safety profile, and any gains in muscle mass are tempoarry until discontinuing the drug. It causes water retention, potassium buildup, and suppression of testosterone, among other things. You don't say if you're in the us, but if you are you know it's banned and is a black market substance. ...Read more

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