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Does anyone know any states forbidding thimerosal in vaccinations?

Does anyone know any states forbidding thimerosal in vaccinations?

No thimerosal : There is no thimerosal in current common vaccines in the us with the exception of the injectable flu vaccine. States do not have regulatory power over the drug industry & as such if you want to avoid it just don't get the injectable flu. By the way, you ingest more mercury from contamination in the food chain each year than was ever in the vaccines. ...Read more

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Can you dream, or remember dreams, while unconscious from an accident?

Can you dream, or remember dreams, while unconscious from an accident?

Dream-Y, remember-N: While unconscious, your brainwave activity continues, and the unconscious remains active. It is not the same as a stage 4 rem sleep, where during the course of a night, you may go through the whole cycles every 90-120 minutes. The dream you are most likely to remember is the one closest to morning awakening. As long as one remain unconscious, there can be no 'conscious' memory-:). ...Read more

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When did HPV vaccine come out?

When did HPV vaccine come out?

2017 there are 3: The 1st Gardasil (4) was approved in 2006, Cervarix (2) was approved in 2009 and the second Gardasil (9) was approved in 2014. ...Read more

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Unable to recall most childhood memories/false memories. Is there anything wrong?

Unable to recall most childhood memories/false memories. Is there anything wrong?

Not necessarily: Many people probably could not recall those memories without the help of photos, family stories, etc. Don't look for problems where there is no reason to look. You could find problems that really don't belong to you! ...Read more

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Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Abnormal: A rigor is an extreme reaction associated with high fever and shivering etc. It is an illness in itself and indicates that the patient over-reacted to the toxoid. Whether you call it allergy of sensitivity is immaterial. The toxoid should never be given again. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ "seizure disorder (complex partial sz with sec gtc szs)" & told to take "seizure precautions". What are "sz prec"? The dr. Didnt say.

Was diagnosed w/ "seizure disorder (complex partial sz with sec gtc szs)" & told to take "seizure precautions". What are "sz prec"? The dr. Didnt say.

Precautions: Seizure precautions include not driving until 6 months after your last seizure; taking your medication as prescribed every day, avoiding intoxication with alcohol and drugs; showering not taking baths unless someone is monitoring you, not going in a boat alone, not going swimming alone, not diving from a high board. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dengue fever n malaria? Mother went to french polynesia w/out vaccination thought she was going direct to hawaii

Symptoms of dengue fever n malaria? Mother went to french polynesia w/out vaccination thought she was going direct to hawaii

Dengue/ Malaria: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or bony pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; drowsiness, fatigue, agitation, rash & signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. Symptoms of malaria include repeated bouts of symptoms such as fever, marked sweating, chills with shaking, headache, diarrhea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Worried regarding HPV from handjob. The masseuse wasn't hygienic from her previous client. She did wash hands briefly.can I contract high risk strains?

Worried regarding HPV from handjob. The masseuse wasn't hygienic from her previous client. She did wash hands briefly.can I contract high risk strains?

Possible: But unlikely. If she has HPV infection in the form of viral warts on her hands she can give them to you by direct contact, but transfer from another client is not a major risk. ...Read more

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Whatever happened with the ebola virus scare?

Whatever happened with the ebola virus scare?

Ebola still with us: I guess it is not a sexy news topic anymore but ebola remains in central africa. Indeed, today who announced an outbreak of the virus in western uganda (29 july 2012). ...Read more

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What grade concussion did I sustain when 11? I dont remember from an hour prior til 5 hours later, told no LoC, told coherent in ER.

What grade concussion did I sustain when 11? I dont remember from an hour prior til 5 hours later, told no LoC, told coherent in ER.

Read, but why?: If you want to know how concussions are now graded you can look this up on the net. But, this was 32 years ago. Why do you want to know now? What is served by gathering a label at this point? ...Read more

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Condom used, didn't break, didn't ejaculate, condom was on when went in no sex without condom on at all, chances from pre cum leaking out?

Condom used, didn't break, didn't ejaculate, condom was on when went in no sex without condom on at all, chances from pre cum leaking out?

Proper use: If condom was not defective, used properly and protection was on for entire duration of intercourse, the likelihood of "leaking out" is very low. Pregnancy rate with proper use of condoms in about 2%. ...Read more

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Did ketamine ever kill anyone?

I am not aware: I am not aware of ketamine ever killing a patient; but i can think of patients in whom ketamine would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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What happens if I ate a product recalled due to listeria before the listeria alert came out? I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I'm scared!!!

What happens if I ate a product recalled due to listeria before the listeria alert came out? I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I'm scared!!!

F/U with OB: First, I would remain calm. If you haven't already, I would follow up with your OB immediately and discuss the situation. He/She will be able to discuss a plan for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does driving a vehicle reckless have anything to do with mental state?

Does driving a vehicle reckless have anything to do with mental state?

Of course: Safe driving requires a sound mind & focused concentration. If someone is upset, angry, irritable, tired, distracted and/or preoccupied they are more likely to drive recklessly. Also if they are confused or suffering from dementia or illnesses that impair concentration they will drive recklessly. ...Read more

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Pre-ejaculation present when genatalia briefly touched. Partner peed prior to encounter (41 hours ago). Did not happen in fertile window. Plan B?

Pre-ejaculation present when genatalia briefly touched. Partner peed prior to encounter (41 hours ago). Did not happen in fertile window. Plan B?

Depends....: It depends on whether or not penetration happened. When you say genitalia were briefly touched are you saying just on the outside? If so then you should be fine. Also remember that the fertile window for a woman with 28-30 day cycles is considered from day 11 to day 18. If penetration happened and you were within that window then strongly consider taking Plan B. ...Read more

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