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term used when talking of a horse's age, e.g. '6 off' for a horse which has just passed 6 years, as opposed to 'rising 7' for approaching 7 years.

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Q. why are my toenails falling off? A few months ago my big toenail fell off. Now my nails on my baby toes are falling off. My doctor sent a sample of my toenail to a lab but said it came back clean with no signs of fungi. What else could explain nail loss when there has been no trauma or injury either?

A. That is indeed a very strange phenomenon. You should either way get treated for nail fungi, because there is still a chance there's an infection that was not seen in the specimen sent. Also diabetes or PVD (peripheral vascular disease, in which there is poor blood supply to the small vessels in the legs and feet) can cause your toenails to not get enough blood supply and fall off.

Q. Will my hair fall off if I have leukemia? I was diagnosed with ALL and I have to pass on a series of chemotherapy treatments, will my hair fall off? What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

A. Sorry but Yes. Most chemotherapy drugs that will be used do have the side effect of hair loss. However, this will only be temporary and your hair will grow back, probably even better than before! This is just a minor setback, not to be concerned about it..

Q. How do I explain why I keep going off my meds? Am I the only one that has this problem?

A. No problem it is actually a really good book for both someone with bipolar as well as family members. For someone with bipolar it is a lot that you can relate to and for family it gives an inside look at what the illness is like from a first hand position. It helped me understand more of what my partner was going through and what this illness is like from her perspective. It covers a lot of things that I found my partner had a hard time talking about and expressing...

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His momentum is going over to the off side so when the ball is straight he lacks the balanced posture to put the front foot in the right position, which is why he was lbw in the first innings.
His off side is a big scoring area - and if you take out one side of the field in Test cricket, when you don't get as many bad balls, you are making it hard for yourself to score runs," said Farbrace.
I wish Rachelle the best of luck for the upcoming Miss England competition and more importantly explaining the off side rule, double good luck in that area.
Paul Jevons beat the Barnsley off side trap just after the break, but his first cross was blocked and the rebound fell to Arron Davies whose effort was cleared off the line.
Kaplan said: ``The one incident where there was an off side (for Mark Cueto's disallowed try), I can't see any conclusive evidence to disprove my decision.
But an FAW proposal to only apply the off side rule in penalty areas might be chalked off the agenda at the International FA Board meeting held in Cardiff on Saturday
Firstly, they have to look at the ball that's trying to break the off side trap.
After having goals ruled out for off side and hand-ball, the U's went a goal down on 40 minutes when John Hills made his way down the left and pulled the ball back for Richard Walker to shoot home.
Chris Jones then went off side and Fabian kicked the 26th minute penalty for 3-5 to Lions.
Then Brown had the ball in the net only to see the linesman's flag raised again for off side.
This ability might head off side effects for some drugs.
Lewis Murray eventually broke the off side trap to secure the advantage for Corrymeela.