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Obesity In The Workplace First Hand Account
Second hand smoke: Second hand smoke increases a child's chance of developing asthma, allergies, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia. Babies exposed to smoke before or after birth have an increased chance of dying from sids. If adults must smoke it is best left to open air when it doesn't leave the deadly residue and carcinogenic chemicals. Cars and houses should be no smoking zones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site
Could fibromyalgia occur in different parts of the body that is one day in the back, the other day in the legs& another in the shoulders or chest.Help!?
Both play a part.: Nicotine is definitely physiologicaly addicting. Smokers experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings as nicotine is eliminated from the body. Smokers also have very strong habits that involve hands, mouth, breathing, etc. At certain times and in response to certain triggers. Effective programs to stop smoking address the psychological as well as the physiological aspects of this addiction. ...Read more
New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?
Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more
I'm writing a book, in which the character is involved in a major car accident. What are procedures in the ambulance, and possible fatal injuries?
Liver laceration: Emergency medical personnel usually arrive at the scene, they may have to extricate the patient from the vehicle using power instruments to break through doors or cut out glass, apply a cervical collar and place the patient on a spinal board, perform CPR if necessary, apply a tourniquet around bleeding limbs, or start ivs and fluids. Fatal injuries include liver laceration or splenic rupture. ...Read more
A 2014 study says Artificial sweetener contribute to obesity by altering the composition and function of bacterial populations in the gut.Your view?
Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the common degenerative joint condition as opposed to the less common inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis. Check out http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/hand-osteoarthritis-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-hand for specific info re hands plus http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749 for general info. ...Read more
See below: Osteoarthritis in the hands can result from injury, overuse over years and from a genetic mutation. In osteoarthritis the cartilage of the joints undergoes deterioration and since it can not be regrown, bony spurs develop and motion can be painful or restrictive. It often follows a hand pattern of affecting the last jont of the fingers and the joints of the thumb. NSAIDs and acetaminophen are use ...Read more
Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more
How could a history of depression/being on antidepressants restrict your opportunities in the united states?
Depression: A history of depression should not affect your opportunities in the us. Your medical information is private, according to hippaa laws. You should not have to disclose your history of depression to potential employers. If, however, you choose to disclose your history to your employer, be aware that some employers may treat you differently due to prejudice against people with mental health issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As soon as they: Become more obese than us.Get a more detailed answer ›
Calories & Exercise: Most children have one or more issues- 1) too much junk food (high sugar, high fat foods), 2) too much food (eating more than they need), and 3) not exercising enough. The best approach is to work on all of them to encourage them to have more healthy choices. Making small steps and continuing to adjust will help them learn new habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the increased prevalence of asthma and allergy in the younger generations because parents kept them too clean?
Not exactly: One factor at home can be that we drop our sandwich in the floor (or dirt) and immediately throw it out. In years past we would dust if off and eat it anyway. Such exposure to micro-organisms stimulates the immune system. The hypothesis suggests less of these exposures(going overboard with purel etc) may prevent the immune system from "getting a workout" and being as strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer