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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8655 on: November 03, 2013, 08:49:27 PM »
I was in hospital when daylight savings finished one year. They just wrote AEST or AEDT on the chart.  Mind you I was in maternity so it wasn't  a huge deal if things weren't exact.

When I worked in TV our logs either had 2 lots of 2-3am or skipped from 2 to 3 am.

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« Reply #8656 on: November 13, 2013, 04:50:03 PM »
I have a stupid question!  :)

I need a good manicure kit, high quality, something that will last longer than a few months.  By "manicure kit" I mean 1 or 2 good (sharp) nail clippers, maybe tweezers, emory boards, cuticle stuff.

Using my "best" clippers last night, the hinge slipped and the blades twisted and sliced up the side of one finger.

I don't buy the cheapest clippers, but still, I'd love to find something high-quality I could use for a long time.

Any brand/product ideas?  I don't have a *huge* budget, but I'd gladly pay for a high-end set of clippers that won't maim or leave me requiring stitches. ;)

Thanks in advance!!

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« Reply #8659 on: November 15, 2013, 12:53:57 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

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« Reply #8660 on: November 15, 2013, 01:03:04 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

You've got me really curious!

I found this article about a couple of places to ask medical experts questions online, for free. Perhaps one of those would do the trick? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-sites-medical-questions-answered-experts-free/

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« Reply #8661 on: November 15, 2013, 02:16:50 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8662 on: November 15, 2013, 04:39:35 PM »
Don't underestimate your On/Gun.  That speciality tends to be experts in strange reproductive questions and urban legends.  If they don't know, try the health department.  They have heard it all.
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« Reply #8663 on: November 15, 2013, 05:59:43 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

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« Reply #8664 on: November 19, 2013, 04:41:34 PM »
Errr . . . what's the best way to get crayon off a TV screen?  Hypothetically, of course?  A damp paper towel seems to have done pretty well, and luckily it was yellow crayon so it's not too noticeable, but it's still pretty obvious when the TV is off.  I'm hesitant to use a magic eraser or other chemicals for fear I'll damage the screen.

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« Reply #8665 on: November 19, 2013, 04:48:28 PM »
Definitely don't try a magic eraser, it will damage the screen for sure.

Have you tried a little baby oil on a cotton ball?

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« Reply #8666 on: November 19, 2013, 05:02:54 PM »
Have you tried cleaning it with the TV on? So that it might warm up a bit and be easier to wipe off (and if your tv doesn't heat up [do tv heat up? I haven't been near one in ages] maybe a quick blast of hair dryer).
It might start leaving a bit of oily residue but softly and slowly wipping with a paper towel or cloth will help.

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« Reply #8667 on: November 20, 2013, 04:34:14 AM »
I have a question about TB vaccination scars.

Where I live (third world country), everyone has a TB vaccination when they are about 7ish or so, and it tends to develop into a huge absess that scars very distinctly and visibly.

http://www.sciencephoto.com/image/476203/350wm/C0141852-BCG_vaccination_scar-SPL.jpg

Every person I know who has grown up here (and in nearby countries) has a large circular scar on their upper arm from it. I was wondering, do first world countries have the same vaccinations and associated scars on their arms? I've never seen them on the arms of actors or actresses from the US, so I'm guessing it's not done there?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8668 on: November 20, 2013, 04:52:37 AM »
About the tb vaccinations, we were given them in high school, around age 14 or 15 I think.

That was in Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory in the 1980s. No idea if they did it anywhere else in Oz or even if they still do.

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« Reply #8669 on: November 20, 2013, 04:54:30 AM »
In Australia TB isn't on the standard vaccination schedule, you only get it if you need it to travel to certain countries where there is a TB risk. I suspect places like the US and UK do the same thing.