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 Ok, now that it's that time of year.... Why do we get sick more easily in the winter?
I know that one reason is because we're inside more, and therefore around people more so some diseases spread more easily. However, it seems being out in the cold leads to me being sick as well....

 Can you go back to school after having the flu for 4 days?
I feel all better, and tomorrow it would be 48 hours from having my fever. DO you think thats ok? Will I still be contagious even if I'm not coughing to sneezing or don't have any symptoms? ...

 is by donation of blood hiv not spread?

 could it be the flu or just really bad cold pleasee answer !?
A few days ago I was really stuffed up but I felt fine otherwise but then yesterday morning when I got up I felt really achy and when I got up dizzy and stuffed up throughout the whole day until ...

 bladder infection?[i am a girl]?
ik that my picture shows a guy, but i am indeed a girl, who happens to love the name Jimmy.[notice the name to go with my guy pic] anyway, about two days ago, i recently began noticing that it hurt ...

 PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!! I MIGHT DIE/GET SWINE FLU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
I went to the gas station, I touched the handle to open the door and went out. When i got home i just splashed my hands in some water and wiped it on a towel. Then i walked away then an hour later i ...

 What are the Swine Flu symptoms?
I have felt horrid the past couple of days, I think its just pollen making me like this, but I cant be sure. I mean, usually I can go to class when I'm sick, but so far me going to summer ...

 is there any alternative medicine for strep throat? i literally can not handle the idea of medicine?
i absolutely refuse to take medicine. and don't tell me get over it because that's not the answer i'm looking for. does anyone have any home remedies for killing the bacteria from ...

 Who has a cold / flu ?

 is it true that you can only get mono once?
i know if you dont rest up enough you can relapse or whatever, but can you completly get rid of it and then get it back again? just wondering.......

 Will i get food poisoning?
I had beef steaks for dinner and they were left in the oven overnight i ate them the next day.

The chances are i probably will but i havent been feeling sick at all. I ate them 8 hours ...

 could my daughter have swine flue?
my daughter has come home from school with a sore throat a head ache sneezing and feeling really tired is there any cause of alarm that she might have swine flue as a child at her school has got ...

 a person suffering from HIV can be detcted via normal blood check up?

 How long would scientists and doctors develop a vaccine for swine flu?
How many people would probably get the swine flu by the time they develop it?...

 Why Do bacterial sprays only kill 99.9?
Just a question why do bacterial sprays only kill 99.9 percent of bacteria why don't the people who make them , make them to actually kill 100%....

 Swine Flu - How many of you have been or know someone affected by H1N1? Include your location.?
With all the world-wide media hype these days I have yet to see a near real time poll from people around the world regarding H1N1. Me - Valley Forge PA area and I know of NO ONE except for what the ...

 What do you get if you put a pig with swine flu and a duck with bird flu in the same room together?

 can people die of meningitis?
my cousin may have this disease and i would like to know if he can die from it or get really ill?

answers quick please!
many thanks

 Sick question............... BEST ANSWER WILL BE CHOSEN!!?
ok so i called my doctor finally called my doctor about this cold/ mild fever I have been having since Monday night. (thanks to the people who answered my question before!) I know call me crazy for ...

 Can a virgin contract AIDS through Kissing?
I am 22 years old and I am still a virgin. I am saving myself for marriage but I have kissed an estimated number of over 15 girls.
Now I am sick from Malaria and this is the fourth time in 3 ...

Should I take the Swine Flu Vaccine?
I'm really scared about the swine flu vaccine. I'm also not very sure I should take it. My mom got a piece of paper indicating about the Swine Flu Vaccine and it was said I should go to this certain website to know what they put into the vaccine. So as curious as I was I looked up the website and I never knew they had the swine flu vaccine that contained mercury! I looked up swine flu vaccine on yahoo answers to find out about mercury and it seems to be a deadly thing. I'm really scared to take it since tomorow my dad is probably taking me to get it. Is it bad vaccine? Am I going to die or something? I heard this vaccine is just new so I'm not too convince about it.
I'm also wondering if this vaccine could kill you. Did anyone died from it after taking this vaccine?

i got the vaccine on friday with my cousin, we are both 14 bacause our moms made us. then on saturday we both had high fevers and now i am still sick

I just got the vaccine last Monday...no problems whatsoever! :)

Also, canned tuna fish actually contains more mercury than the vaccine...it won't hurt you! Trace amounts!

weigh the risks and benefits. all vaccines have risks.

i have read accounts of ingredients like squalene (which has not been approved by the FDA for use in the USA), and themerisol (mercury)

place your bet. take your chances.

ask for the thermersol-free, non-live vaccine for best results

Hoshiko is Team Jacob
well if ur really scared, then take it
im not taking it

I have not heard of anyone dying but it has caused major problems in people. It is triggering things that they otherwise never would have known they had like not being able to walk or talk anymore.

My whole family got swine flu its not as bad as it has been made out to be. It last about a week in kids and about 2 in adults...it is just like the normal flu but medicine doesnt really help you feel better. It just has to run its course. People are dying from it because of a medical condition they already had or from not taking care of themselves after getting sick, they get ammonia which is what is killing most people. I personally will not get the vaccine it has not been properly tested.

. . .
People die from all kinds of vaccines. It is just part of it.

It is a good vaccine. I got my jab today.

Mercury is used in many vaccines in minute amounts, and it is also found in such common foods as canned tuna.

I have given over a million doses of vaccine and nobody has died or suffered serious adverse consequences.

The benefits outweigh the risks.

I'd say don't really worry about getting it unless you have an underlying condition (see the CDC's list of underlying conditions; old age, 6 months or younger, pregnancy, work in the medical field, heart disease, lung/respiratory disease, asthma, liver disease, etc...) I haven't HEARD of anyone dying from it, but that doesn't mean much. People can take in a certain amount of mercury without dying. Did you know that there is mercury in nearly all fish? But it's so little in the types that we eat that, well, obviously, we haven't died from it. :) But yes, I am like you in the fact that I'd like to see it more - used? Known? Common? - before taking it.

I don't feel the swine flu is that bad anyways, not like it's hyped up to be. What, about 1,000 people have died of H1N1 in the US? 36,000 die yearly from the seasonal flu. I had the swine flu back in the beginning of June. Funny thing is, I thought I just had a cold, or my seasonal allergies were acting up because of the quick temperature swing. So, resultantly, I went figure skating with a fever of 103, never even realizing it. xD They put me on TamiFlu because I have a heart condition, and I felt better within 48 hours. The stupid thing is that the CDC kept me out of school for, what....like a week, I think? Even after being on TamiFlu. Once you take an antibiotic, you are no longer contagious 24-48 hours after the first dose. So I just don't get that, but whatever.

Now, when you DO get the vaccine, be careful about which one you get. There are two forms; the shot and the nasal spray. The shot contains a dead virus. This is the one they give to people with underlying conditions, because the nasal spray has a live, modified virus, which has a slight chance of getting you infected, which would only be increased in someone with an underlying condition. If you DON'T have an underlying condition, I think either one would do.

Good luck!

Every injection they ever made between the 1920s and the 1980s contained organic mercurial compounds as its multidose preservative to prevent bacterial growth in the multidose vial after extraction of each dose. Its well established technology and no one ever reported a problem in those times. However, as our manufacturing abilities grew it became possible to mass produce sterile preservative free single dose injections which is how most injections now come. Unfortunately, the potential for the flu vaccine to wipe of 3.2 % of the world's population means we need to speed up the packaging of the vaccine into multidose vials ( i.e we can put 10 doses in one vial as againsts making ten unit dose syringes at 10 times the cost in time).

Mercury toxicity is misunderstood. Organic mercurials have an un reactive mercury atom bound covalently within the structure and are simply metabolised to hydroxyaromatic water soluble compounds and excreted in urine. Mercury vapour, the vapor of the raw metal is poisonous, as demonstarted by the mad hatters in Alice in Wonderland who used mercury to stiffen their hat brims and developed mercury psychosis. Mercury salts are somewhat poisonous and were withdrawn from use as antibacterials for venerial diseases after the discovery of antibiotics which were more effective ( The old joke was after "After a night on Venus you need two nights on Mercury"). Mercury salts were also used as diuretics so we have a long long history of toxicity knowledge with the 3 forms of mercury ( Pure Metal, Salts and Organic compounds). While you will get some tragedies arising from reaction to the immunostimulant adjuvant component of the vaccine ( necessary to ensure a major generation of immunity to the virus) your odds of reacting so extremely to the vaccine are about 1 in 80,000 as against 1 in 33 of dying of swine flu if it is as bad as the 1919 flu. Mercury will not be the problem but rather evolution as some people just simply react to the adjuvant. Thats as safe as they can make it. Vaccines and good nutrition have basically saved millions of lives eg in the 1920s 1 million children worldwide died of measles and now hardly anyone does

ok harriet p is a bit naive. its one thing to ingest mercury and a whole different thing to main line it into the blood stream. when you do that you bypass all the bodies natural defenses. personally i dont get vaccinated for anything. its up to you. there is no scientific basis whether or not they actually work. the same amount die every year from the seasonal flu with or with out the vaccine. the big pharmaceutical companies who have been sued many times for not disclosing vital information and actually killed people from that gross negligence are the ones who continue to suppress the truth behind the dangers of these vaccines. i wouldnt. your immune system works as long as you take care of it. we are not made to get injections like this every year. we have a system that works and that system fights off diseases like the swine flu. the people dying all have underlining medical conditions that contributed to their demise. the swine flu alone hasnt killed one person. and even the ones that have other medical conditions are not to get vaccinated for risk of serious reactions even death. id avoid it if i was you. do more research before trusting the government with your health.

If your parents insist on you getting the vaccine they must think it is safe. We didn't get the swine flu vaccine but instead I am following the suggestion of a doctor who is head of the Nuclear Medicine Department and also is a specialist of Thyroid conditions. He says if you follow these very important steps that are simple it will act in the same way as having the vaccine to prevent getting the H1N1 virus. (swine flu). Wash your hands very frequently and keep them clean. Do not touch your face except only to feed yourself. Gargle twice a day at least with warm salt water. Cleanse your nasal passages with Q-tips dipped into warm salt water and do this at least once a day. Drink as much warm water as you possibly can and other fluids to act in the same way as Gargling except in the reverse direction to cleanse off your tongue and pass through your throat and into the stomach where it cannot survive or proliferate into your system and cannot cause you any further harm. Take Vitamin C supplements with Zinc to insure a faster absorption into your system and also eat a lot of Vitamin C enriched foods to help boost your immunity system and fight off any viruses. My family and I have been using these simple steps and feel very well and I believe it will honestly help you too. The fact that the doctor said it will be the same as getting a vaccine is very important and I feel safe using this method. Hope this will help you too.

hell no i would never let anyone inject a deadly compund directly into my blood stream. kick and scream and scratch, do everything you can to resist getting injected

Do you believe that Fox news is truthful?

If so don't take it.

If you are smart, ignore the scaremongers and get it.

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