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Weird nails

Are my nails going to fall off? [more inside]
posted by sockofdreams on Feb 19, 2011 - 6 answers

The lowdown on Emergen-c

Alright, so it's cold/flu/etc season and my roommate brought home a package of Emergen-c. He welcomed me to it, so I figured what the heck, I'll take a look at it. Then I noticed it says you can take it post-workout, which spiked my interest because I'm a self-described 'gym bum.' [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Dec 14, 2010 - 21 answers

"Mr Burns, you have every disease there is!" "So I can't get worse, I'm invincible!"

Can you help narrow down what sort(s) of doctor(s) to see and what to investigate, given these symptoms? All symptoms have cropped up within the last two years. Before that, I felt healthy most of the time. Primary care doc has been little help, and most of the specialists seem to focus only on the symptoms within their own areas of expertise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 28 answers

CT Scan Says WHAT??!

Small bowel malabsorption question. CT Scan shows something nobody expects, but can't really explain. Doctor says not to worry, but... [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Oct 22, 2010 - 6 answers

I'm sorry you're living with my nightmare

Life with (and without) Huntington's. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 - 15 answers

One potato, two potato, sick potato, four

Where can I find a "visual guide to potato diseases" poster? [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Sep 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Bloated and weird taste in my mouth - what could be wrong?

Bloating, sweet taste in mouth, and various odd sensations - what could it be? [more inside]
posted by consilience on Jul 30, 2010 - 17 answers

What's wrong with my Balsa tree?

Balsa Tree leaf discoloration: what's the problem, what's the solution [more inside]
posted by lapsang on Jul 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Avoiding duplicate research

How much money is wasted on duplicate AIDS and cancer research and how do scientists avoid such duplication? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jun 6, 2010 - 18 answers

Not another year of no tomatoes!

[Tomato Help] Baby tomato plants are turning bronze or yellow on the leaves. What is it? Pest or disease? Visual here. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis on May 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Ingardenous Basterds.

Please help me diagnose this annoying plant killing problem in my garden! [more inside]
posted by dozo on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 answers

things they don't teach you in school

I’m about to undergo some pretty major role changes in my life, and I’m not sure I have the tools and tricks to deal with those changes. I need strategies / diversions / projects that will help me become a better caregiver for my little sister, who is faced with a dire medical prognosis, while at the same time trying to retain my own identity in this crisis. Folks who have become caregivers to loved ones at the expense of other important things in their life, this question is for you. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 - 7 answers

How contagious are plantar warts?

I've had a plantar wart on the ball of my foot for years. I have not taken steps to keep from spreading it. Is this something I should do? [more inside]
posted by serathen on Dec 4, 2009 - 26 answers

When the "Kissing Disease" limits other activities as well....

I am looking for information/anecdotal experience about the possibility of spreading infectious mononucleosis (i.e. Mono or Glandular Fever) through other sexual contact. I know the virus is transmitted through saliva, but could general close contact or other bodily fluids spread it as well? In addition, is it true that once one has shown symptoms of mono before, they still have the virus but are unlikely to have symptoms again (like chicken pox)? [more inside]
posted by CTORourke on Dec 2, 2009 - 4 answers

One fever is more than enough fevers for us

Indian health concerns: typhoid fever and dengue fever. Yes, you are not my doc. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Germs: pretty much everywhere

Epidemiology-and-Germ-Theory-Filter: are bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. that cause common conditions (such as warts, conjunctivitis, and ringworm, for instance) pretty much everywhere (already)? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Nov 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Your Most Stunning Photographs of Disease, Please.

I'm compiling a set of 30-40 photographs related to any and all aspects of disease for a high school visual literacy project. The students are high school juniors who are struggling with literacy and writing. I'd love your suggestions for compelling, diverse, and striking images and sites that have collections of same. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Oct 20, 2009 - 3 answers

My dog just attacked a large rodent-like creature, should I be worried?

My dog just attacked a large rodent-like creature, should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Oct 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Thai writing

What is written here? It's Thai. [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Oct 2, 2009 - 6 answers

"You should get that looked at" -- yea or nay?

How far does -- or should -- a medical professional's ethical responsibility go when it comes to the health and well-being of strangers (i.e. people one might see on the street, or in line at the supermarket)? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Sep 18, 2009 - 31 answers

Found the "bullseye", now what?

After a week of what was diagnosed as some form of Viral Syndrome Meningitis, I just found a big target-shaped rash on the back of my leg. Looks just like the pictures. This started on Sunday of Labor Day weekend after camping. Now that I'm pretty sure it's Lyme Disease what should I ask for and do first? I'm about 10 days into the infection. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Parvovirus: odds of a puppy getting it?

I understand the danger parvovirus poses to puppies, but what are the odds of a puppy contracting the disease in the US (specifically Alameda County, California)? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Plague!

What are the locations of known plague pits in London, and are any maps available showing them?
posted by Artw on Jun 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Is this a type of archeologist or a type of pathologist?

What does a paleopathologist actually do? I'm not looking for technical terms, but rather "a day in the life of." Is there another term for this specialty that can lead to more information about the profession?
posted by biochemist on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Psoriasis advice

I have psoriasis and wonder what treatments work if you or someone you know also has it and what your experience has been. [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jun 17, 2009 - 23 answers

What is the military's stance on Celiacs disease in the service?

I'm considering enlisting but was unsure how a gluten intolerance would play into it all. I'm interested in the navy but any info would be great.
posted by isopropyl on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

My brother's girlfriend is nuts should my wife have to deal?

I have to move clean out my mother's house in another state. She just moved into assisted living for Alzheimer's Disease last weekend. It will be an emotional week where I will need a lot of support. My brother has been in an on again off again relationship with a woman for the past five years. He was off for the past six months or so and moved in to help take care of Mom, but now they are back together and spending all their time together. SHe is annoying, crazy, doesn't work and last year punched an 87 year old family friend in the face. Anyway, my partner/girlfriend has said she will only go down and help me and my brother clean out the house if she has the right to never see my brother's girlfriend. Meaning I rent her a car and she leaves anytime this woman comes around. I think that this is going to cause a lot of drama, but I completely understand where she is coming from. I really need her there, but I am really afraid that WW3 will break out and I will be in more hot water. ANy ideas?
posted by washateria on May 31, 2009 - 18 answers

Why are these trees sick?

A lot of the Black Walnut trees in the area are dying. I can't quite figure out why. Common trait, most lost a lot of bark just before they died or just after. Some locals blamed a wet spring last year but I'm looking for something more specific. At least 10 trees last year, most over 10 years old, many older, have died within our little village of less than a city block. Central Pennsylvania. Any ideas?
posted by Toekneesan on Apr 13, 2009 - 5 answers

The Bug on the Wire?

On the TV show the Wire, they talk about "the bug". What disease are they referring to?
posted by oteric on Apr 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for a great East Bay GI doc

You have Crohn's disease. You live in (or near) Oakland, CA. You're on Blue Cross. You have an awesome GI doctor. Who is he/she? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Mar 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Gastrocolitis, Valbuminitus and Lumpuckaroo

Ever heard of a disease where you grow thorns that vibrate when cut off? [more inside]
posted by eccnineten on Mar 4, 2009 - 6 answers

What branch of biology studies the environment to advance medicine?

What are some in the field jobs that involve studying the environment seeking medical advances? A friend asked me the following question, and I looked around and was stumped by it. A couple basic things came to my attention, like tracking the spread of different illnesses in developing countries and passing out vaccines, but I hope I'm missing something. "What branch of biology encompasses the outdoor study of plants, animals, environments, and whatever else in order to find medical advancements? You see in movies people hunting in the amazon for weird plants in order to cure diseases. Is this a real profession? Could I really go to Africa to study a plague because the genetic information found within it could lead to a cure for cancer?"
posted by Tres on Feb 24, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I not get the flu?

How can I avoid getting the flu? I have gotten spooked by a couple coworkers who got SICK from the flu, which they caught from their kids, and I am very intent on avoiding the same fate (trouble coming out of both ends). Short of covering myself in saranwrap and lysol, and then hiding in an ICBM silo, what do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Feb 23, 2009 - 21 answers

Whooping Cough or Tall Tale?

Could my roommate really have whooping cough? Because I'm skeptical. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 - 35 answers

What disease do cats get from a lack of people food?

What risk does a cat take in not eating people food? [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Feb 12, 2009 - 26 answers

Need help hunting down a parasitic worm contracted in Senegal.

What type of parasitic worm (with larvae) can be contracted in Senegal that would make you feel lethargic, nervous, and have a loss of apetite? [more inside]
posted by zonkers on Feb 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Did Henry VIII have a genetic/medical condition that prevented him from having healthy male children?

Why couldn't Henry VIII have living male children (except Edward) and then, why did Edward die so young? Medical explanations? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jan 5, 2009 - 14 answers

A clean pair of clothes...really?

Is gym-provided workout clothing safe to wear? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Are those nuns still a health hazard?

Is it true that the graves of people who died of certain infectious illnesses remain dangerous centuries later? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Nov 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Tips for parenting with chronic illness

What are your tips for parenting small kids when you have a chronic illness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Real diagnosis in general practice

US doctor question: do general practitioners practice real diagnosis anymore? Every doctor my wife and I have gone to in the past ten years has turned out to be incompetent or disinterested in doing more than the bare minimum. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Aug 11, 2008 - 28 answers

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects?

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects? [more inside]
posted by giddygirlie on Jul 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Chinese jungle encephalitis ... or something like it.

My girlfriend's parents have been told that they may develop 森林脑炎 -- a Chinese disease which seems to be similar to Lyme disease. Can you help me find out what this is called in English, so I can find out how serious a condition this is? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jun 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Welcome to the new you!

Ten days ago I learned I have a celiac disorder. I have lost almost 15 pounds and my eating patterns have drastically changed. Help me fill the void... [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 12, 2008 - 30 answers

My gums!

What is going on with my teeth / gums (very disgusting stuff inside)? If you, like me, do not like to hear or see sensitive parts of the body going wrong, please do not read this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 - 15 answers

a strange oak tree

What is happening to this Oak tree? [more inside]
posted by oliverst on Apr 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Third world nation/first world diseases

Is there any way to avoid getting sick when you have to touch lots of people in a developing nation as part of your job? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Mar 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Microbiology filter

Is it fair to say that the cells that a particular virus uses to reproduce itself are the cells where symptoms of the disease will tend to manifest? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Mar 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Is commercial DNA testing worth the price?

Are commercial genetic DNA testing companies worth the price tag? [more inside]
posted by Schuby on Feb 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Victorian illness

What is the 19th Century illness that disfigures Esther Summerson of Dicken's Bleak House? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Jan 6, 2008 - 9 answers

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