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Dr. William Singer
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Tsunami (Overview)

Tsunamis are a natural disaster consisting of giant waves that result from earthquakes. These waves can cause damage and injury due to direct impact, flooding, and stagnant pools of water.


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Sandevat ksa bara hoto?

Sandevat  ksa bara hoto?

Sorry: Sorry, not familiar with that language & google can't translate it. Please resubmit the question in english if you can. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
2 doctors shared insights

Tsunami (Overview)

Tsunamis are a natural disaster consisting of giant waves that result from earthquakes. These waves can cause damage and injury due to direct impact, flooding, and stagnant pools of water.


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Fukushima radiation poisoning, what health effects?

Fukushima radiation poisoning, what health effects?

It depends on where: It is dependent on where you live? Unless you are living in that area, it should not cause you any concern. So tell us more about yourself and why you posed this question? ...Read more

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Coping with Floods and Tsunamis (Checklist)

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Can wearing 100% uva sunglasses protect against eye redness while surfing the web all day?

Can wearing 100% uva sunglasses protect against eye redness while surfing the web all day?

No: The redness you get from computer use is in no way related to ultra-violet light exposure. It is most likely related to dryness. When we use a computer, read or do anything that requires visual attention, we blink less often. This results in a drying of the eye. Dryness results in inflammation and redness. See your eye doctor for the best methods to treat the dryness. ...Read more

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Has a victim of bullying ever won thru revenge?

Has a victim of bullying ever won thru revenge?

No one wins.: If one is bullied either emotionally or physically, revenge is not the answer (check out the new tv show that dissects the complexities). Learn an approach to stand up to the bullying that will raise yourself esteem, and make the aggressor look silly. If you are young, consider informing the bully's parents directly. Or be the bigger person, and ignore the bullying, slough it off. ...Read more

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What is the foodborne illness red tide? Bama jam?

What is the foodborne illness red tide? Bama jam?

Algae Blood: Red tide refers to an algal bloom that accumulates rapidly some associated with the production of natural toxins, depletion of dissolved oxygen or other harmful effects, generally described as harmful algal blooms. Humans can become seriously ill from eating oysters and other shellfish contaminated with red tide toxin. Not all are red and not all vary with the tides. ...Read more

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How can somebody in west Africa prevent his self from contracting ebola virus?

How can somebody in west Africa prevent his self from contracting ebola virus?

Isolation: Avoid areas where the disease is occurring. Stay away from infected individuals and corpses of victims of the disease. ...Read more

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How can sun exposure from living the desert affect your health?

How can sun exposure from living the desert affect your health?

Long term effects: On the good side, vitamin D deficiency will not be an issue. But you increase your risk of melanoma, skin cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Your skin will also get leathery and cracked losing a lot of its normal tone. ...Read more

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What are the senior citizen opportunities for socializing in a college town?

What are the senior citizen opportunities for socializing in a college town?

Many!: Interesting new trend? Here's a link to an interesting article; hope you find it helpful: http://www.Joewriter.Com/interview.Htm. ...Read more

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What has everybody got to say about the world health organization's plan to make certain flu a pandemic .?

What has everybody got to say about the world health organization's plan to make certain flu a pandemic .?

Bad information: The who has a mandate to study, and help eliminate disease and human misery. Who may declare a particular flu to be pandemic but this is not a plan, nor a hoped for outcome. Their role here is to alert public health authorities to prepare for a pandemic to limit the spread and cope with those who develop the illness. ...Read more

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Are multiple MRIs w/out contrast safe? I've had 4 in the past 11 months (ankle, brain mra, brain mri, and another ankle). I'm concerned about exposure

Are multiple MRIs w/out contrast safe? I've had 4 in the past 11 months (ankle, brain mra, brain mri, and another ankle). I'm concerned about exposure

You're fine.: There is no radiation exposure from MRIs. They use magnetic fields instead of radiation for their images. There is no known danger to this. Don't worry about your MRIs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will new zoonotic diseases that jump from animal to human cause the extinction of all mankind in the future?

Will new zoonotic diseases that jump from animal to human cause the extinction of all mankind in the future?

Plague: Anything is possible. You're question may be more entertainingly answered by Michael Crichton, who is a medical doctor, by the way. ...Read more

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What do I do if a flood or flash flood warning is issued?

What do I do if a flood or flash flood warning is issued?

Floods: Floods are New Zealand’s number one hazard in terms of frequency, losses and declared civil defense emergencies. Floods can cause injury and loss of life, damage to property and infrastructure, loss of stock, and contamination of water and land. Getting ready before a flood strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/flood/ ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bugs in hotel room in a hot country?

How to get rid of bed bugs in hotel room in a hot country?

Hard to treat: Bed bugs are a global problem. They hitch-hikie from place to place in luggage, etc. When traveling check your hotel for small insects the size of an apple seed in the crevices of bedding, baseboards, etc. Keep your luggage off the floor (use bathtub if needed) to avoid bringing them home. Heat is best way to kill them: put your clothing in dryer for 20 min. Don't bring luggage into your house. ...Read more

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How painful is an endometrial biopsy? I've read stories about women passing out, going into shock, etc. Any truth to those claims? I'm so scared

How painful is an endometrial biopsy? I've read stories about women passing out, going into shock, etc. Any truth to those claims? I'm so scared

Discomfort: Different people react differently to the discomfort of dilatation of the cervix that is needed to pass the instrument through the canal. The biopsy per se should not be that painful. Express your concern to your doctor to ensure you have adequate pain medication and if needed, be under moderate sedation. ...Read more

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In North America is it safe to say someone can live through Ebola?

In North America is it safe to say someone can live through Ebola?

Quite possibly: The death rate is approximately 55% (4 OCT 2014) with the current outbreak but in past death rates have been as high as 90%. The quality and availability of medical care in the United States exceeds that found in the West African countries where Ebola cases are occurring - so it is quite possible that survival rate would be higher for individuals treated in the United States. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there vaccinations to prevent septicemia?

Are there vaccinations to prevent septicemia?

Yes: At least 3 vaccines come to mind - hemophilus influenzae type b (causes epiglottitis, meningitis); pneumococcal 13 (causes pneumonia, meningitis) and Meningococcal (causes meningitis). ...Read more

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