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Why do medical staff use latex gloves?

Why do medical staff use latex gloves?

Hygiene: Latex gloves are used to provide a barrier to keep the wearing from contaminating the patient and vice versa. It can also cut down the spread of infection. Most hospital staff such as food and cleaning also wear them to cut down risks. ...Read more

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I am addicted to latex gloves, I love them so much, is this a medical condition?

I am addicted to latex gloves, I love them so much, is this a medical condition?

Fetish: There is a community out there that makes a fetish of rubber and latex. Rubber gloves are a part of this. It is a personal and private matter and not a medical condition. Strictly speaking it is a 'fetish' and does not generally do harm as long as it is kept private. ...Read more

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I am almost 7 weeks pregnant and I am a medical marijuana trimmer. I am wondering if is safe to work with/around marijuana that has powdery mildew. I wear gloves and a painters mask but am still in the same room and exposed to the powdery mildew. Is thi

I am almost 7 weeks pregnant and I am a medical marijuana trimmer. I am wondering if is safe to work with/around marijuana that has powdery mildew.  I wear gloves and a painters mask but am still in the same room and exposed to the powdery mildew.  Is thi

Contact OSHA: The occupational safety and health administration. I do not know if you are at risk, and whoever you are working for has to determine that this is safe. Osha is charged with making sure that the workplace is safe and doesn't present unacceptable risks, especially to a pregnant worker. Talk to your OB provider as well. ...Read more

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What are medical foods?

What are medical foods?

FDA says....: According to the fda, medical food is "a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on .. See below. ...Read more

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What is the greatest medical risk to a twenty something ?

What is the greatest medical risk to a twenty something ?

Injury: Injuries -- mainly motor vehicle -- are the most likely cause of death among young adults. Many injuries are preventable, though, by not mixing drinking and driving, wearing your seat belt, and driving within the speed limit. ...Read more

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What are medical restraints for?

What are medical restraints for?

Restraint: Sometimes the term medical restraint is differentiated from behavioral health restraints. A restraint is a device that prevents a person from becoming injured or harmed. For instance, a restraint may be used to prevent a patient from falling or pulling out an IV line. ...Read more

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What is medically classified as an anorexic?

What is medically classified as an anorexic?

Anorexic agents are…: …drugs that suppress the appetite to help control weight. Many are stimulants that have potentially harmful side effects as well as addictive potential. Newer agents are being studied to more closely mimic the body's natural system of hunger & satiety (ghrelins & leptins). For list of anorexics, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anorectic. ...Read more

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