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Below: Yes: There have been numerous studies over the years, that the dosage of vaccine in Pentaxim against Pertussis is low, that it is not able to protect humans from infection in the long run. A recent study by WHO also states that pertussis (respiratory disease, which spreads through contact) is on the rise again & is prevalent among 5+ years old children in the United States & Europe, where this vaccine has been adopted as part of the national immunization schedule. This vaccine has already been banned in developed countries, on WHO’s recommendation. ...Read more
Undefined: There is no prescriptive "aphrodesic" drug available. The closest is viagra (sildenafil). Most products advertised as aphrodesic are in the over the counter supplement category - never tested, and unlikely to work. This is a serious problem with wildlife - for instance folk medicine in china says rhino horn is good for this - so the animal is being hunted to the point of extinction. ...Read more
Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?
No health risk: Bovine GH is given to cows to increase their milk production. It has no activity in humans and would be destroyed in our digestive tract. Opposition to its use is more political than scientific ...Read more
Some: \the supply chain has been corrupted in many parts of the pathway. The percentage increases when drugs are ordered from outside us borders. But there are many incidents of counterfeit drugs getting into pharmacy supply chains as well although far less common. Hopefully the drugs you are being prescribed are the original and doing what you and your doctor hoped for. ...Read more
Rx: You will need proof of prescription by a licensed physician, if it isn't a eutetic mixture or a gel. ...Read more
Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malaria: Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of south america. The cdc website is a good resource to look up how common diseases, such as malaria, are in a particular country. For malaria you may want to look at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/a.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What was percentage of brain damage or delays in children adopted from eastern europe and russia?
Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?
Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more
No: Leg lengthening procedures are performed in many countries. They are not infrequently performed in the U.S. They were first popularized by gavril illizarov in kurgon, siberia, in the former soviet union and later introduced to the rest of the world by roberto cataneo and maurizio catagni from lecco, italia. ...Read more
Big area!: You've specified a very large geographic area, that encompasses a number of countries. Each country in turn practices gastroenterology a little bit differently. You may want to start your search for a board-certified gastroenterologist, perhaps one that has been american-trained and is affiliated with a teaching medical center. Good luck in your search for the expertise you seek. ...Read more
Workers compensation: This is a challenge as many states under obamacare have redone their wc programs to make it impossible to get appropriate treatmnet. More and more md's are not accepting wc patients. Check with the wc board if they have a list of doctors. ...Read more
Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more