Questions tagged [prevention]

Questions that pertain to the action of stopping something from happening or arising. Individual questions should be judged as to whether the scope of the scenario encompasses a reasonable range of "prevention".

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Pimples: Causes and Cures?

I am thirteen years old and have quite a few pimples. I have a couple of questions: 1. What causes them? 2. When I pop them(I try not too) they ooze out sticky fluid. What is it? 3. How can I stop ...
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Can dog bites cause Echinococcosis?

I know that dog bites are dangerous and can give you rabies,but can a dog bite cause Echinococcosis?
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Preventing thrombosis during long distance travels

For my long distance travels, to avoid thrombosis, I used to frequently move during the flights and try to book a seat in an aisle which helps stretching my legs. Are there any other preventive ...
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Heart Attack Risk Score calculation

Someone recently mentionned to me a score to calculate my risk of having a heart attack in the next years. Unfortunately he was not able to tell me where I could access this tool (or is this just ...
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Arm exercises: when to alternate arms?

I need to do three arm exercises A, B, and C. For each exercise, I perform 2 series of 10 repetitions. I can only work with one arm at a time. Is there any scientific study that looked at which of ...
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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides

Recently, one of my relatives, who is a farmer, got diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He is 45 years old and has no positive family history. One of the doctor told us that the occurence of the ...
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Is Coca-Cola unhealthy?

I like Coca-Cola quite a lot. However I'm quite aware that it's one of the symbols of unhealthy life, along with energy drinks, burgers and playing computer games. I was wondering how much is Coca-...
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Why avoid sunlight when sick?

Typical advice doctor gives you when you're sick, particularly with common cold and flu is: Avoid getting into direct sunlight. My anecdotal experience is that indeed when exposed to sunlight ...
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How to mitigate thirst

Ramadan is starting soon, and I wonder what would be the best ways to mitigate thirst during a long period (in this case from dawn till dusk). EDIT: I was wondering what could be done not to suffer ...
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Permanent lice prevention

My kids have changed school recently and they started bringing head lice home, at first we thought that was one time instance, but there are few families (including parents) that do seem to carry lice ...
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What stretches are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male to prevent tendon injuries?

The patient is a 30-year-old male who seems healthy but with a history of tendon injuries. He is a software engineer. What stretches are worth doing, and at which frequency (e.g., daily or weekly)? ...
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Prophylactic effect of hand sanitizer

My workplace has inside the bathrooms two options for cleaning one's hands, both sinks with soap and towels, and a dispenser for alcohol-based hand sanitizer. When opening the door to the bathroom one ...
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Omics vs Classic Blood Sample

It seems to me that omics data offers much more information than a classic biochemical blood analysis does. Are there more features that can be known from a patient blood sample using omics data in ...
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What blood tests are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male?

The patient is a 30-year-old male who seems healthy. The patient has to do a blood test for some administrative forms (namely, proof of immunity to rubella and varicella), and wonder what else could ...
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How can I prepare my body for a trip by boat and don't get motion sickness?

I have just made a 3 hours trip by boat and it has been horrible. I have felt sick for the whole trip. I took a pill for motion sickness and although I think it worked at the beginning I just finished ...
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Is it healthier for the children to have the heater on or off during the night?

A friend of mine claims that children should never have the heater on during the night because it helps viruses and bacteria to grow. An other person claims the opposite and the child should never ...
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What is the correct brace position for car accidents?

What is the correct brace position (a.k.a. crash position) for car accidents? The Wikipedia page on brace position focuses on airplane accidents. https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/emergency ...
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Can one do anything to make a cold take a milder course after noticing first symptoms?

Usually, a person will start feeling the symptoms of a cold a day or so after having been exposed to cold weather wearing improper clothing. The question is this: what can I do to minimize the ...
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How to prevent lack of potassium from physical activity?

My question is based on my (quite) recent experience. I have ridden on my bicycle since September of 2012. This activity leads to decreasing of volume of kalium (potassium). Hard to say how much. ...
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What can I do to protect myself against Labyrinthitis recurral? [closed]

I recently suffered an extreme, but luckily short bout of Labyrinthitis and as described in that Wikipedia page, the doctor did not diagnose the cause, nor try and treat the underlying problem, but ...
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Routine doctor visit for people with myopia?

Should people with myopia (short-sightedness) who otherwise show no symptoms of eye problems and wear corrective lenses visit an eye doctor (whether optometrist or ophthalmologist - my country doesn't ...
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How to prevent sialolithiasis (salivary gland stones) from re-occuring

Sialolithiasis is a condition where stones (calculi) form in the salivary glands or ducts, blocking the saliva from coming out. I recently had two stones surgically removed from the beginning of the ...
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How can I prevent a "pimple hole" from scarring?

I had a whitehead building on my nose for weeks, and I decided enough was enough and squeezed it out. It didn't pop, it just kind of came out. But it left a hole, like an actual open hole, about a ...
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What tests to be done in annual checkup after 50 years of age?

What tests should one get done annually/regularly after the age of 50 years? For example blood test for hemoglobin, blood sugar and kidney function, ECG, chest X-ray, PAP smear for women, bone density ...
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Who should take statins for prevention of heart disease and stroke?

Statins are very commonly used in patients with heart disease (angina, myocardial infarction or heart attack) and brain stroke to prevent recurrences and complications. Statins are one of the most ...
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What to do after being exposed to someone with the flu/cold

If I spent 45 minutes in a car with closed windows with someone that had a cold/flu, what would I have to do immediately after exiting the vehicle to reduce and if possible eliminate the chance of ...
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Preemptive treatment for alcohol

It's commonly accepted that most treatments for enteral poisons aren't very useful for alcohol, because it is absorbed so rapidly. For example, by the time a hospital could administer activated ...
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Should we all be getting calcium scans for detection of coronary artery disease?

I recently watched a documentary on the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and it’s consequence (myocardial infarction) in which surgical intervention before an event - via a calcium ...
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Aspirin for prevention of heart attacks?

Aspirin is commonly given to patients with heart disease (angina or heart attack). It has been mentioned that it may also prevent heart attacks. Should normal healthy middle aged or older people also ...
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Any way to tighten up a loose tooth?

Once a tooth is a little loose, is that it? Or is there some way to tighten it up again? Vitamins, Herbal remedies, or any other pearls of wisdom, welcome....
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Morning nausea after Chemo

I am 22, and my mom is 59. So, my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2005, and took radiation and chemotherapy in late 2005/2006. Anyway, she's doing well now except for red-green color ...
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Increase immunity to common cold and cough [closed]

What are some home remedies (preventive) that I can try on a regular basis to increase my immunity to common cold? I get it way too often, almost once every couple of months. Sometimes it is viral ...
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Is rabies contagious?

Is the rabies disease contagious, that is can it spread from one human to other by means of sharing food? If not, through what means does can spread, and what are the measures and precautions that ...
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What would happen if a person used Flea medicine on themselves?

There are many flea & tick treatments that you just put a few drops on the skin of your pet regularly and keeps them protected. Lyme Disease is currently problematic in my area. The drops work ...
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What steps can I take to prevent a seizure from occurring?

An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. - Wiley Online Library What can I do to prevent ...

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