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Washing hands after going to the washroom to prevent epidemy

Hands play a major role especially in the transmission of blood-borne, fecal, and respiratory tract viruses. Hand washing after use of bathroom aims at preventing the transmission of pathogens, ...
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Gamekeeper's thumb - long term healing

"Gamekeeper's thumb" - named because of the chronic injury incurred when rabbit keepers broke rabbits' necks between the base of the thumb and index finger - has more recently been referred to as "...
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Is the washing hands in order to protect yourself from COVID-19 backed up by research?

Here's an article that I found helpful, to understand why washing hands with soap is so helpful, and how it helps (Pall Thordarson is a professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales, ...
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Is the washing hands in order to protect yourself from COVID-19 backed up by research?

Yes, the virus can be made un-harmful by soap and water. From the Economist: The outer proteins sit athwart a membrane provided by the cell in which the virion was created. This membrane, made of ...
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Is the washing hands in order to protect yourself from COVID-19 backed up by research?

There are obvious sufficient data and enough evidence that all virus are transmitted by droplet infection (body contact) and shake hands. Washing hand makes sense as the infection is happening ...
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Are there any issues with missing this hand tendon?

That tendon is attached to palmaris longus muscles, a muscle that some people lack. There are absolutely no functional differences between people that have it and those who don't. Check the wikipedia ...
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Why my hands are thin and stomach has a lot of fat

People tend to gain weight around the abdomen and hips because we generally have many more millions out fat cells in those areas and very few in the hands. It is possible to gain weight in your hands, ...
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What might require a hand to be immobilized for a period of time?

Fractures would be a good reason to be fully immobilized in a cast (after the first 5-10 days in a splint to allow swelling to go down) but they usually take at least 4-6 weeks to heal enough to ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

The image you drew to image the pain is almost perfectly aligned with your wrist muscles, specifically: Book Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Do ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

After experimenting different motions with my mouse for some while, I'm now certain it has to do with the effort spent in mouse-movement. I feel that it's the hand-movement that causes the pain ...
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How can I treat calluses on my palms?

A callus is a thickening of the skin that occurs in response to repeated friction, in order to protect the area that is affected. If you remove the calluses, then you will need to either wear gloves ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

I have a very easy solution that will work great for you. I had similar problem. I was developing potentially impairing carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand. I simply taught myself to use the ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

I have suffered acutely from this phenomenon, and tried every single item in the list given in the accepted answer (as well as many others). The most important thing I found is separating the click ...
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How to tell the difference between not so serious wrist, finger, arm pain/strain/weakness and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve. You have several muscles that go through a band (tunnel) which your median nerve uses as well. For whatever reason, if for overuse causing ...
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Does 'Sage Salvia officinalis' help reducing excessive hand sweating (palmar hyperidrosis)?

Salvia is a herbal treatment with a long tradition for this indication. sage leaves The HMPC has classified sage leaves as a traditional herbal medicinal product. ESCOP: internally for ...
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What is the name for an underdeveloped MCP joint in the thumb?

I think you are referring to thumb hypoplasia. Or more specifically thumb hypoplasia Type II. It restricts the movement of the thumb. It is a congenital disorder. The cause is still unknown, maybe ...
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Is the washing hands in order to protect yourself from COVID-19 backed up by research?

"Situations Leading to Reduced Effectiveness of Current Hand Hygiene against Infectious Mucus from Influenza Virus-Infected Patients", a study published in "MSphere", compared using "antiseptic hand ...
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Is the washing hands in order to protect yourself from COVID-19 backed up by research?

There is a report from Taiwan where it was described that installing hand wash stations in the emergency department was the only infection control measure which was significantly associated with the ...
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Weakness in a finger (pianist)

Go see an orthopedic surgeon; it's not exactly the most classical story but you might have some form of carpal tunnel syndrome. In most cases in can be effectively treated with rest, painkillers and ...
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Prophylactic effect of hand sanitizer

Yes, to a degree. Since the stuff we touch will be on our hands and the stuff that's on our hands will be on what we touch. CDC: Quickly reduces number of microbes, but not all Less effective in ...
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Is there a safe way to increase bones length?

As an adult, no, there's no safe way to lengthen your bones. The epiphyseal plates at the ends of your bones have ossified, so hormonal treatments have nothing to operate on. There is a technique ...
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How to tell the difference between not so serious wrist, finger, arm pain/strain/weakness and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is very common disease and the prevalance of CTS has increased in modern times due to increased time spent on computer. I should point out that CTS is NOT a dangerous ...
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