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Why are ?Viruses so much harder to cure than other illnesses?

Why are ?Viruses so much harder to cure than other illnesses?

Viruses can hide: It's a complex question because there are many different viral and bacterial diseases. In general, all you have to do is to kill bacteria, whicto an be easy to do with the right drugs. Viruses are simpler, but killing them isn't enough. As an example, the genetic material of viruses like hiv, herpes, varicella, and hepatitis b can live dormantly in your own cells, hiding from the effects of drugs. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What is the cure for obesity?

What is the cure for obesity?

Curing Obesity: Significant scientific evidence has now proven that bariatric surgery may very well be the most reliable cure for obesity. It definitely is the best way to reverse the risks of diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease and so on. Of course part of that process will also include limiting calories and exercising and participating in psychotherapy. But, it is possible to reverse this problem. ...Read more

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What causes the anthrax virus? Is there a cure?

What causes the anthrax virus? Is there a cure?

Anthrax: It is caused by Bacillus anthracis. There are treatments available. ...Read more

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How could viruses be used to cure some genetic diseases?

How could viruses be used to cure some genetic diseases?

Gene therapy: For some genetic diseases, it may be possible to either alter or provide a normal copy of the gene. We do not have the appropriate technology to transfer genes but in nature, viruses do that as part of their lifecycle. In many cases viruses infect cells and inject their genes into the cell. Researchers use this for gene therapy where viruses are geneticly engineered to transmit a normal gene. ...Read more

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Can the virus being spread about the tazmanian devil be cured in time to prevent extinction?

I would love to : Know the answer to that question too. But, alas, I am a medical doctor - ; I have a hard enough time just trying to keep up with human illnesses. ...Read more

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Because roaches are so resistant to germs and viruses, can they possibly hold the cure to hiv?

Because roaches are so resistant to germs and viruses, can they possibly hold the cure to hiv?

May be: A small proportion of humans are naturally resistant to hiv. The molecular basis of this resistance is known. However, with one exception, this knowledge has not yet translated into treatment or prevention. ...Read more

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What can lead to roto virus in children and what's the cure?

What can lead to roto virus in children and what's the cure?

Roto virus=gut virus: Kids with rotovirus are generally treated with supportive measures. Re hydration fluids, diet as tolerated and monitored urine output. Occasionally IV fluids are necessary. The virus will resolve within 3-8 days and gut recovery will follow close behind. There are no abx or anti-diarrhea meds that help this in a small child. ...Read more

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What can cause roto virus in children? What's the cure?

What can cause roto virus in children? What's the cure?

Rotavirus : Rotavirus is a viral infection spread through contact with the stool of and infected person. It is one of the major causes of dehydration from diarrhea in young children. Since there is no cure, treatment is supportive with rehydration and avoidance of dairy for at least 2 weeks. Vaccines for prevention are now given to infants under 6 months of age. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more