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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more


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What are some common myths and misconceptions about hepatitis b?

What are some common myths and misconceptions about hepatitis b?

Several: With chronic infection at risk for liver cancer (hcc) and routine screening is needed....Most adults clear infection without need for hospitalization ..... Resolved hep b or infection in past that your body has cleared has risk of reinsurance if immune system is compromised like with chemotherapy or long term steroids .... There are some very well tolerated oral medications for chronic infections. ...Read more

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What are some common misconceptions about eating disorders?

What are some common misconceptions about eating disorders?

Serious stuff: Anorexia nervosa, bulemia, & other eating disorders are potentially life-threatening diseases best treated by providers who have substantial clinical experience in dealing, on both an outpatient and inpatient basis, with the conditions. There are centers of excellence at many tertiary institutions that combine the expertise of many specialists--find one near you please and get help soon. ...Read more

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What are some common myths about men and relationships with other men?

What are some common myths about men and relationships with other men?

We seek friendship: Truth is that we do care more about relationships than sex. By nature romance excites us quickly and we can't always control this, and no two of us have quite the same turn-ons. We all notice how other men look, and many of us do some safe sexual exploring especially as teens; this means nothing. The great majority of us want both a lifelong, loving wife and a rock-solid, always-there buddy system. ...Read more

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What are some little known facts about hemophilia?

What are some little known facts about hemophilia?

How much do you Know: Women can have hemophilia even though it is an x-linded disease, if the father is hemophilic and mother is a carrier. There is a form of von willebrandt disease that has factor viii deficiency and is similar to hemophilia; it affects men and women equally. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common misconceptions about cancer in general?

What are some of the most common misconceptions about cancer in general?

Many...: That it's an automatic death sentence is one of the worst. That it's contagious. That it was caused by trauma. ...Read more

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What are the most common recent debates/controversies about a certain product that causes cancer?

What are the most common recent debates/controversies about a certain product that causes cancer?

See below: Do you have a particular substance or product in mind? For general information about cancer causing agents, please consult this site. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens. ...Read more

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What are some common phobias?

What are some common phobias?

Phobias: Fear of: germs, confined spaces, elevators, heights, flting, spiders, embarrassment. ...Read more

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What are some common abortion complications?

What are some common abortion complications?

Few: Common abortion complications are few, but may include bleeding, infection (rare), perforation of the uterus (even more rare), or something called post-abortion syndrome where the uterus retains blood instead of expelling it via the cervix. This may require having a suction done again. Retained parts of the pregnancy are also very rare as almost all providers verify the termination by pathology. ...Read more

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What are common parasites to worry about in chaparrals?

What are common parasites to worry about in chaparrals?

Parasites: Plasmodium ,, Haemoproteus & Leucocytozoon have been found in birds in chaparrals. ...Read more

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What are some common diseases that are terminal?

Most can be: Common diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure) all can be terminal without proper care, management, and close follow-up. In some cases other more classically terminal diseases can be considered 'chronic' with lifelong active treatments. ...Read more

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What are common parasites to worry about?

Why worry?: Wear shoes, cook your food. Much internet talk about "parasites" is just made up to scare you. ...Read more

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What are some common fitness myths?

What are some common fitness myths?

Many: Like the idea that doing abdominal exercises alone with give you a "six pack", as this appearance really come from weight control, which is more caloric restriction related rather than exercise related. It's why a thin person who doesn't work out can have a "six pack" but a bulky power lifter can have a "gut". There are too many to list in these 400 character or less responses ...Read more

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Are there any common mental illnesses that occur in teens, children and what are they?

Are there any common mental illnesses that occur in teens, children and what are they?

Mental Illness: Children are often over diagnosed with adhd, bipolar and are medicated when they are just being children, sometimes meds are necessary. Most psych illnesses start in teens such bipolar, schizophrenia, gad, panic disorder, there may be traits earlier but usually a major life stressor brings out the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some untreatable stds?

What are some untreatable stds?

None : There are treatments for all std's. Even HIV , which so far in not curable, has very effective treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that some people get HIV?

What are the reasons that some people get HIV?

Several ways: Sexually transmitted, sharing needles, contaminated blood transfusions, poorly sterilized medical and dental equiptment and congenitally. ...Read more