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Roferon A (Overview)

Roferon-A is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is a tuberculosis skin test a shot?

Is a tuberculosis skin test a shot?

PPD: The standard tuberculin test involves inserting a quantity of a purified protein derived from the tuberculosis germ between the top layers of your skin.It is meant to form a small bleb in this location, typically on a forearm. The process utilizes a small needle. ...Read more

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Roferon A (Overview)

Roferon-A is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Would a hepatitis b vaccine be needed for a person who is hepbs ag positive who later becomes hepbs ag negative?

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Would a hepatitis b vaccine be needed for a person who is hepbs ag positive who later becomes hepbs ag negative?

Probably not but...: Needs more information. The individual who recovers acute hepatitis b infection will have anti-hbs(antibody against heb bs antigen), hb core antibody with negative hbs ag. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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How safe is a titre test for hepatitis b for a 12 months old?

How safe is a titre test for hepatitis b for a 12 months old?

No Problem: As safe as any drawing of blood, which means generally no problems in well trained hands. ...Read more

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Looking for a sickle cell trait medication, information on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Looking for a sickle cell trait medication, information on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Unclear question: I'm not sure what you are trying to treat. Sickle cell trait is not a disease and there are no medications currently approved to "treat" it. Do you have some other condition that you feel would be helped with intron a (interferon alfa 2b)? ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Why would a 4 year old test positive for group b strep? Is it a major concern?

Why would a 4 year old test positive for group b strep?  Is it a major concern?

Normal poop germ: This has been known to cause a UTI on occasion in mature women and is a known inhabitant of the intestines. Why someone would look for it in a 4 yo is unknown to me. It is likely in incidental finding and not of any concern. ...Read more

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Is Methycobal 500 injections twice a week a safe dosage for a 4 year old with a language delay?

Is Methycobal 500 injections twice a week a safe dosage for a 4 year old with a language delay?

Depends on illness: Vitamin B12 is a vitamin, which means it is a chemical that the body needs. If a child has an illness that leads to B12 deficiency, that child can take B12 orally or via shots, depending on the doctor's advice. Injecting a child with B12 to try to affect the language delay, but who is not deficient in B12, is hopefully not the case here. We don't poke kids unless there is a very good reason. ...Read more

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What is lithium prescribed for ?

What is lithium prescribed for ?

Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read more

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Is interferon considered a vaccine?

Is interferon considered a vaccine?

No: Interferons are proteins that do help your body's immune system fight viruses and tumors but they function differently from vaccinations. ...Read more

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What is a sample menu for a person with pernisious anemia?

What is a sample menu for a person with pernisious anemia?

Not sure what u mean: About menu, but your diet should include adequate folate (folic acid) to help compensate for B12 deficiency. Pernicious anemia is caused by intrinsic factor deficiency due to depletion of gastric parietal cells (which make if and facilitate B12 absorption in the terminal ileum). B12/folate (folic acid) are cofactors needed for 1-carbon metabolism and nucleotide biosynthesis. Without them you interfere with dna synthesis. ...Read more

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Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read more

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What is intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Interferon alfa-2b: Interferon Alpha 2b, made from recombinant dna, used in the treament of several illnesses. A poor name -- an intron is defined to be a portion that is transcribed by messenger RNA but then the corresponding portion of messenger RNA is removed by RNA splicing before translation. ...Read more

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Is rituxcin a good medicine for sclerritis?

Is rituxcin a good medicine for sclerritis?

Rituximab: Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody against the protein cd20, which is found on the surface of b cells. Rituximab destroys b cells, and is therefore used to treat diseases with excessive numbers of b cells, overactive b cells, or dysfunctional b cells. This includes many lymphomas, leukemias, transplant rejection, and autoimmune disorders. Whether it is ok for your scleritis must be d/w doctor. ...Read more