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The dissemination of an infection, either systemically in the same patient or to others.
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Infectious disease The dissemination of an infection either systemically in the same Pt, or to others. See Droplet spread.
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Q. How to Stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body? Can any one please tell how to stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body

A. Normally treatment of vitiligo may take a long time. So patient should be relax and hopeful to treat this skin condition.
While start any treatment one thing is very important that not be depressed and anxious because this is the factor which can increase in vitiligo.
Take care when go out in afternoon.
Maintain a well balance diet plan which you can easily find by any dermatologist.
There are many treatment options are available for vitiligo as listed at http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo-treatment/

Q. Would anybody be interested in a workshop in holistic pulsing. Benefits are wide spread for many conditions Holistic pulsing is a simple technique that has many benefits for a wide variety of problems. What is nice about the technique is that it is easy and fast to learn. I have helped people with headaches, back problems, breathing problems, assisted in relieving pain for people with severe cancer etc. Would like to put together some workshops for anybody interested in learning. Good for nurses, bodywork people and any lay person that wants to benefit family and friends. You can look it up on the internet or contact me with any questions. Etan

A. Will these workshops be held someplace or on-line?

Where do you practice your technique?

Q. How can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members. Am Mickey 29 year old, I lost my father who died as a victim of Bipolar disorder, because of this now I am afraid that this bipolar could again attack any one of my family members. Is there any chance for bipolar again, if it so, how can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members?

A. Welcome Micky,
I am so sorry to hear that your father did not win his battle with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is thought to have strong genetic links so it is possible that another person in your family may develop sypmtoms of this illness, having said that it is not contageous. Take the situation with your dad into consideration if someone else in your family does develop symptoms of bipolar disorder and get them the professional help that they will need to effectivly manage the illness. GP's and family doctors do not have the tools and knowledge to effectivly treat bipolar disorder, so getting that family memeber involved with a psychiatrist and involved with the mental health community would be a vital step in learning to manage the illness. Bipolar disorder does not have to be fatal. It can be managed. A combination of the right medications, theropy, good diet, plenty of sleep, exercise, meditation etc... can all lead to a healthy and happy life for a person with BP.

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The results obtained for viscosity and viscoelasticity differed from those obtained for spreadability and yield value.
Factors known to determine desirable spreadability are temperature, particle distribution and rate of flow from the primary package.
The optimised spread that presented closer instrumental spreadability values to control samples and has higher sensory score was selected for chemical analysis.
The reason may be related to the spreadability [19, 24] of the Ag layer on the AZO underlayer.
In Chapter 5, the authors discussed "Designing for Spreadability." Successful creators must understand the strategic and technical aspects they need to master in order to create content that is more likely to be spread.
Formulations G2-G9 showed spreadability in a range of 3.2-4.6 cm while formulations G1 and G10- G13 showed comparatively less spreadability i.e.
It helps them stay fresh longer, it reduces the quantity requirements of eggs and fats, it reduces spattering during frying, and it improves textures, flavor (so industry insists), and spreadability in spreads like soft cream cheese and margarine.
(2013) argue that a measure of success in the post-Web 2.0 world is the 'spreadability' of media content: '"Spreadability" refers to the potential--both technical and cultural--for audiences to share content for their own purposes, sometimes with the permission of the rights holders, sometimes against their wishes.' (2013: 3) The term 'spreadable media' thus works as a metaphor for that significant shift from 'distribution' (meaning access is controlled and limited in a top-down flow from the rights-holder) to a more open and audience-driven 'circulation' of content.
Furthermore, pH, spreadability, viscosity, and in vitro drug release were investigated.
While it is certainly disconcerting to know that the mutation of viruses continues unabated in our times, and that this particular strain has originated in the Middle East, we need to take comfort in the fact that the Mers virus lacks the spreadability of Sars and as such is not capable of leading to any large-scale infections of a mass of people at the same time.