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Doctor insights on: Prevention Of H1n1

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Describe ways of reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses dining out?

Describe ways of reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses dining out?

Eat cooked food: You can reduce the risk (but not eliminate it) by eating food that has been freshly well-cooked. You want to avoid food that has been sitting out at room temperature, especially milk products like yogurt that grow bacteria quickly, mayonnaise, etc. Make sure the place you are eating in looks clean. Eat only well-cooked hamburgers, chicken and eggs. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more


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How does health education help reduce the number of preventable deaths?

How does health education help reduce the number of preventable deaths?

Knowledge is Power!: When we learn about healthy living & adopt a good life style - we may be able to reduce risk factors for specific medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is risk of gertting h1n1 now?

What is risk of gertting h1n1 now?

Very low...: ...If you've been vaccinated. It's still out there, so make sure you're immune. ...Read more

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What kinds of general health practices prevent the spread of diseases?

What kinds of general health practices prevent the spread of diseases?

Washing hands: Probably the most significant prevention of spreading diseases is wasting hands and good hygiene. ...Read more

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Is the threat of the h1n1 virus a hoax?

Is the threat of the h1n1 virus a hoax?

No!: Absolutely not. Many people died from h1n1. The pandemic may not have been as bad as some people predicted, but imagine if it had been the other way around--a katrina-like catastrophe that we weren't prepared for. It's funny that people are quick to blame scientists and the government for being both over-prepared and under-prepared! ...Read more

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What is the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?

What is the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?

Stronger enamel: When the ph falls below 5.5, the tooth is demineralized destroying the enamel crystals. When the ph gets above 5.5 the enamel can get repaired using the calcium and phosphate in the saliva. If Fluoride is present the, new crystal= calcium+phosphate +fluoride and is more resistant to future acid attacks. ...Read more

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What quantity of people commit suicide each year because of bullying?

What quantity of people commit suicide each year because of bullying?

It happens: As a pathologist, the emotional autopsy following a homicide or suicide is part of our work. Bullying is deplorable and the fact that we ignored it for centuries or considered it "part of building character" is equally deplorable. Despite all the attention it is rightly getting, i believe that more child / teen suicides result from emotional or physical abuse by parents than by peers. ...Read more

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What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

Chemotherapy : Each of those questions questions is bet answered in a review article or dissertation not in 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

INTERESTING!: The goal for the justice system for addiction treatment is just what you might imagine, stay out of the justice system! so there is a bit of a different goal of just trying to reduce recidivism. Forced treatment by the legal system has not been very successful in the long term. ...Read more

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What is ideas for the prevention of type 2 diabetes for black communities?

What is ideas for the prevention of type 2 diabetes for black communities?

Weight loss &: Exercise. About 60% of the persons otherwise suscepible to diabetes can avoid it by losing weight (at least 10%) and exercising vigorously for 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Which insect repellents are good for prevention of malaria?

Which insect repellents are good for prevention of  malaria?

DEET & Picardin: Effective mosquito control limits the possiblilty of malaria. Of course, if you are in an area with malria you will need to add medication to prevent malaria too. Safe & effective: 30%deet, preferably in the ultra frormulation adn 20% picardin are proven effective. You can make your clothes insect repellent too by washing in permthrin. Other unproven insect repellents are not recommended. ...Read more

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What are the preventions for epidemiology cardiovascular diseases on elderly?

What are the preventions for epidemiology cardiovascular diseases on elderly?

Activity: Stay active, control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, eat a healthy diet that keeps you at a healthy weight, and stay positive and optimistic. ...Read more

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What is one single best source of anti oxidents for protection against cancer?

What is one single best source of anti oxidents for protection against cancer?

Fruits and vegatable: Antioxidents may be protective but fruits and vegetables used regularly with each meal are in general the best source of antioxidents and other protective chemicals to keep you healthy. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?

What is the purpose of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?

Mission:: CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. https://www.cdc.gov/about/organization/mission.htm ...Read more

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What is the social model of health?

What is the social model of health?

Definition: The social model of health attempts to address the broader influences on health outside of disease and injury. The focus is on social, cultural, economical, environmental, etc, factors. Examples would be healthcare policy, public education, health promotion in communities. Essentially: before we can even start looking at specific diseases, inequities and detriments need to be addressed. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

Clear Diagnosis: There are a lot of important tests that are done and it can eliminate people with depression who are not demented as well as many medical conditions, all of which can be cured. ...Read more

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What kinds of reactions do people get from the h1n1 flu vaccination?

What kinds of reactions do people get from the h1n1 flu vaccination?

Usually none: Other than temporary soreness at the injection site there usually are no symptoms. You should pay attention to the questionaire that is meant to screen for potential adverse effects of vaaccination, such as allergey to eggs, or having fever at the time of vaccination etc. Take the usual flu vaccine, there is no need for the hini vaccine at this time. ...Read more

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So does anyone need swine flu prevention anymore?

So does anyone need swine flu prevention anymore?

Sort of no.: Swine flu, h1n1 is not in the community and general public does not need vaccination against this strain. You still should get vaccinated against the seasonal flu. ...Read more

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Can swine flu be prevented by taking swine flu vaccination?

Can swine flu be prevented by taking swine flu vaccination?

Yes: While no vaccine is 100% effetive, the h1n1 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection with h1n1 virus, and preventing death and serious illness from h1n1. ...Read more

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How to know if I have h1n1?

How to know if I have h1n1?

Lab test: Your nose or throat sample can be used to determine if you h1n1. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of h1n1?

Flu: H1n1 causes same symptoms as any other type of flu. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/sick.htm. ...Read more

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What are symptoms, signs of h1n1?

What are symptoms, signs of h1n1?

See below: The signs and symptoms of h1n1 influenza are similar to those of other strains. The sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, malaise and loss of appetite are the most common initial symptoms. Respiratory symptoms then develop with sore throat, nasal obstruction and severe dry cough. ...Read more

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Heard h1n1 is back in the us. Why?

Never left: H1n1 influenza has been present in the us since the pandemic several years ago. This year it is only accounting for a few percent of the cases of influenza tested by the cdc. H3n2 and influenza b have accounted for most of the cases so far this year. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for h1n1?

Antiviral: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is known to be helpful in reducing severity of infection and reducing risk of active infection, plenty of fuids, symptom treatment and rest. ...Read more

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Is the threat of the h1n1 virus a hoax?

No!: Absolutely not. Many people died from h1n1. The pandemic may not have been as bad as some people predicted, but imagine if it had been the other way around--a katrina-like catastrophe that we weren't prepared for. It's funny that people are quick to blame scientists and the government for being both over-prepared and under-prepared! ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the h1n1 flu last?

Swine Flu: Swine flu symptoms usually last for around 8 days but if there are health complications it may take longer to heal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the h1n1 virus yet?

What are the symptoms of the h1n1 virus yet?

Flu: H1n1 causes same symptoms as any other type of flu, i.e. Fever, body aches, cough etc. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/sick.htm. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has the h1n1 virus?

How do I know if my child has the h1n1 virus?

Can be tested: State health departments and specialty labs can often find the specific type of a flu swab sample. Quick office tests are designed to confirm flu(a or b) but do not identify the strain. Although serious for some, the h1n1 strain had a lower case fatality rate than the seasonal flu. Flu vaccines for the past & present season protect against it. ...Read more

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Would atypical pneumonia surely lead to h1n1?

No: H1n1 influenza occurs only during epidemics, and while there is h1n1 influenza in the U.S. Right now, especially in the northeast, you wouldn't necessarily get it just because you had atypical pneumonia. On the other hand, people with influenza can sometimes develop viral or bacterial pneumonia as a complication. ...Read more

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Will vasculitis cause problems if i contract h1n1?

Will vasculitis cause problems if i contract h1n1?

Vasculitis itself no: But if one is on corticosteroids or other immunosuppressives, the h1n1 could be worse. Get immunized! ...Read more

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If h1n1 is like influenza.. How does it kill people..

If h1n1 is like influenza.. How does it kill people..

Influenza: Any type of influenza A virus ( H1 through H18 and N1through N 11) has the ability to kill a person. Usually death occurs in older people. for the 2014/15 season H3 N2 has dominated, a type that is not part of the vaccine that is produced for the this year. ...Read more

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How long will you be hospitalized if you have h1n1 flu?

How long will you be hospitalized if you have h1n1 flu?

Depends: Most people are not hospitalized. All strains of "flu" affect the very young and very old and individuals with chronic disease more severely than most others. There are, of course, always exceptions. ...Read more

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Is the h1n1 flu supposed to be deadlier than regular flu?

Is the h1n1 flu supposed to be deadlier than regular flu?

It was: This is a link to the answer to your question. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/types.htm http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/vaccine/qa_intradermal-vaccine.Htm. ...Read more

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How long does it take for test results to confirm h1n1 flu?

How long does it take for test results to confirm h1n1 flu?

A week or so: In my area, it takes at least a week to confirm h1n1 or similar variant influenza strains. This kind of testing is rarely indicated because of that time frame, and if you have a positive flu test at this time of year, it is likely one of the novel forms of flu, though those are very rare. ...Read more

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Please explain why is the h1n1 flu making a comeback in the usa?

Please explain why is the h1n1 flu making a comeback in the usa?

H1N1: Influenza A H1N1 virus is now one of the flu viruses that circulates around the world seasonally. It was seen during the 2013 to 2014 Flu season in the US. Will see what happens with the upcoming flu season. The 2014-2015 flu shot helps to protect against it. ...Read more