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What are health risks if living in a developing country in se asia?

What are health risks if living in a developing country in se asia?

Some, but GO visit!: The field of travel medicine is dedicated to encouraging travelers, but educating, immunizing, and preparing them to have a safe and healthy trip. Risks depend on specific location, activities, and travel duration. Think food/water concerns, perhaps malaria, other infections (dengue, typhoid), and less obvious things like trauma (rent a helmet with your bike), and std's. But all preventable! ...Read more

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Can you get lifelong illness living in a developing country?

Can you get lifelong illness living in a developing country?

Sure: You can get a lifelong illness living in any country ; ) std's come to mind, hepatitis c, herpes, and HIV last forever. I believe you are referring to other infections? Yes, there are some unusual infections which can cause long term illness (with significant infection) - you'd have to live there for a while. See a travel medicine expert to calm your concerns & provide good healthy advice! ...Read more

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I live in a rural part of the country. Am I more susceptible to tuberculosis?

I live in a rural part of the country.  Am I more susceptible to tuberculosis?

No: To the contrary, you are probably less likely to get it since there isn't as much crowding as in urban areas. ...Read more

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Can a student get histoplasmosis from living in a dorm?

Can a student get histoplasmosis from living in a dorm?

Not Contagious: Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by inhaling small spores found usually in soil that have become airborne. The fungus grows best in soil that has been contaminated with bird manure or bat droppings (caves). Histoplasmosis is not contagious. It is not transmitted from an infected animal or person to someone else. ...Read more

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What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

85yo: Check out http://www.ahcancal.org/ncal/resources/Pages/ResidentProfile.aspx

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Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more

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Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?

Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?

If you & his Mom : both have asthma, your son has about a 50-65% chance of having asthma. Other than genetic loading, no one can tell you the risk that any of the myriad of potential triggers for asthma, including specific allergens, will cause him to wheeze in the future. The only exception is that 2nd & 3rd hand smoke is not good for any child. Learning to be responsible for pet care is a useful life lesson. ...Read more

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What would have a greater chance at creating an endemic in the us: vibrio cholera or etec?

What would have a greater chance at creating an endemic in the us: vibrio cholera or etec?

Epidemic or endemic?: In the developed world, substantial outbreaks of cholera do not occur because of safe water supplies. Etec, enterotoxic e. Coli, is more of a sporadic infection and a common cause f traveler's diarrhea. ...Read more

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Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim safely? Broken vacuum

Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim  safely? Broken vacuum

Pool days: My gut feeling is that it will be fine for them to swim in the pool. However, I would be careful about opening eyes underwater and risking irritation or scratching of the eyes. ...Read more

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What changes have occurred in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in preparation for boomers/?

What changes have occurred in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in preparation for boomers/?

See below: 20 yrs ago, seniors and their families had few options to turn to for long term assistance and support other than expensive, institutional-like nursing homes. Obamacare and other tweaks in the healthcare laws may allow seniors greater access to resident-centered options/in a facility that seems more like a residence than a hospital. ...Read more

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What would have a greater chance at creating an endemic in the U.S.: vibrio cholerae or etec?

What would have a greater chance at creating an endemic in the U.S.: vibrio cholerae or etec?

Definitely E. coli: There is no cholera here in the United States, thanks in part to our excellent water and sewer systems, so there's very little chance of any type of outbreak. Usually where you see cholera outbreaks are in areas of civil war (like Yemen right now) or after a huge disaster like Haiti a few years ago from the earthquake. E. coli is much more common in the USA, and there are different types-like ETEC ...Read more

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What are the risks of living in a high industry zone?

What are the risks of living in a high industry zone?

Risk Avoidance: Risks of high industry: pollution (air and water), heavy traffic, noise pollution, electrical energy surplus. It is best to live away from these problems if at all possible. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a person living in the u.S. Getting chagas disease?

What are the chances of a person living in the u.S. Getting chagas disease?

Small: Higher if you live in a rual area close to medican border, where the hygiene and sewage system are lacking. ...Read more

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What is sars? Is sars fatal? Can living in a big city increase the risk?

What is sars? Is sars fatal? Can living in a big city increase the risk?

SARS: I'd be more concerned over the smog than sars. But to answer question sars is severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars) is a serious form of pneumonia. It is caused by a virus that was first identified in 2003. It carries a very high mortality. Just go and be happy in the city..Live your life..Worrying only shortens it. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?

I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?

Psychology Today: You might want to check www.Psychologytoday.Com and use the "find a therapist" search function in the menu bar. You can enter your community there, and up will come a list of practitioners who might be able to help you. Here's a useful article also: http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/blog/adventures-in-old-age/200904/caregiver-stress-would-you-some-angst-sandwich-generation. ...Read more

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Can suffering a recent bout of food poisoning acquired in a new environment i.E. The west african continent; carry lifelong effects? Abdomen bloated.

Can suffering a recent bout of food poisoning acquired in a new environment i.E. The west african continent; carry lifelong effects? Abdomen bloated.

No it should not.: Follow up with ur dr for any lingering symptom. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning. ...Read more