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At what age is the highest risk of injury in sports?

At what age is the highest risk of injury in sports?

Depends: Age isn't so much the issue as is striking a balance between strength/conditioning versus physical demands. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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The risk of thrombosis particularly high in orthopedic surgery..what is the reason ??

The risk of thrombosis particularly high in orthopedic surgery..what is the reason ??

A majority of-: -the procedures involve the lower extremities or back fusions that keep patients in bed, sometimes for many days or involve legs that keep U from using Ur muscles 2 keep blood flowing, as a result there is stasis or pooling of blood that clots. That's also why we try 2 get people up & moving. 2 the patients it seems cruel & an attempt 2 get U out of the hospital earlier, but it's not so. ...Read more

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What increases the risk of dehydration in children?

What increases the risk of dehydration in children?

Size matters: Kids are not small adults. They have a higher percentage of water to body mass.They have a higher baseline metabolism. They are more prone to gut viruses that adults have developed immunity to. When they get sick, they can shut down and refuse to drink while an adult knows s/he must.Dehydration is a common reason for hospitalization in kids for those reasons. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities percentage wise for a female at the age of 25 developing any type of cancer ?

What are the possibilities percentage wise for a female at the age of 25  developing any type of cancer ?

Very low: Unless you have a strong family history of early cancers or have a known genetic defect related to cancer, the likelihood of an otherwise normal woman developing cancer at the age of 25 is very low. Blood in stool does need to be investigated, it may be as simple as piles but still you are urged to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of srvaival in colorectal adinoma carcinpma at the age of 70?

What are the chances of srvaival in colorectal adinoma carcinpma at the age of 70?

Depends on the stage: If stage 1 or 2, good survival. If stage 3 or lymph node involvement, less than stage 1 or 2. If stage 4 or metastatic disease, the survival depends on response to therapy and the patient's comorbidities. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the risk of cerebral palsy in one twin and what is the risk of CP in both?

What is the risk of cerebral palsy in one twin and what is the risk of CP in both?

Here are more : Articles to help you make your decision about your triplet pregnancy:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/12193519/ & http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/12409512/. It varies from 3 x higher than singletons in full-term babies to 12 x higher than singletons in very low birth weight babies. Fetal demise of a twin or triplet ?es the incidence in the surviving fetus(es). ...Read more

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What can reduce the risk of concussion in sports?

What can reduce the risk of concussion in sports?

Prevention and Cauti: Caution in not returning too early, when not healed.Plus proper training and protective gear helps.Remeber that damage from each episode cumulates.Thus a 2nd injury can be less violent and cause more damage. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between the age of the woman at pregnancy and the i.Q. Of the resultant children?

Is there any relationship between the age of the woman at pregnancy and the i.Q. Of the resultant children?

Smart children...: ...Are born to smart women who make smart choices. Smart choices usually include effective birth control until ready to have a family. So in that way, yes, some relationship exists. ...Read more

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How big is the risk of getting an aneurysm at 21 years of age?

How big is the risk of getting an aneurysm at 21 years of age?

Aneurysm: Very rare unless hereditary "ecstasia of aorta" or traumatic cause. ...Read more

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In general, would a professional athlete have the same chance of getting one of the hundreds of cancers as compared to the general population?

In general, would a professional athlete have the same chance of getting one of the hundreds of cancers  as compared to the general population?

Lower risk: Exercise lowers the risk for cancer. As long as the professional athlete did not indulge in performance enhancing drugs, excessive drinking or illegal drug, s/he should be at lower risk. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the single most important factor in reducing the incidence of osteoporosis in the elderly?

What is the single most important factor in reducing the incidence of osteoporosis in the elderly?

Low estrogen: First, osteoporosis has many causal factors: diet, exercise, life style and even stress. However, the single biggest cause of bone loss in women is the loss of estrogen at menopause (or earlier in some cases) which leads to increased bone loss. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying during heart surgery at the age of 16 ?

What are the odds of dying during heart surgery at the age of 16 ?

Low: A lot depends on the type of procedure, as well the condition of the patient. This is the 21st century, and the mortality rates have gone down dramatically. ...Read more

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What happens if the velocity of the blood is highest at the aorta, shouldn't the pressure be at the lowest?

What happens if the velocity of the blood is highest at the aorta, shouldn't the pressure be at the lowest?

Comparison?: I need more information to answer this question: to what location are you comparing the velocity in the aorta? Typically, the velocity of blood in the aorta is higher than, for example, the venae cavae that deliver blood to the right side of the heart. This is because blood that is forcibly pumped out of the heart goes into the aorta and then travels in pulsatile fashion to the brain, legs, etc ...Read more

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What sports have the greatest likelihood of injury for amateurs?

What sports have the greatest likelihood of injury for amateurs?

Tough to say: Any activity can be safe or dangerous. Someone who has never skied is more likely to get hurt than an amateur who skis every year, but is this more likely than a person who goes out to play tennis or basketball? The main focus should be on making sure you have the proper conditioning before participating in impact sports. Jumping, bursts of speed put a lot of stress on tendons and ligaments. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of knee injuries in basketball?

What is the frequency of knee injuries in basketball?

Relatively common.: Ankle and foot injuries are much more common, but kn ee ligament injuries and meniscal injuries are common. ...Read more

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Is It possible to increase the wrist size after the age of 27?

Is It possible to increase the wrist size after the age of 27?

Negative : No, it's not possible. Your growth plates all of your bones closed. Boys stop growing at 18-20, but some of them even at 16 depending on ethnicity. ...Read more

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How many dips of chewing tobacco a day would be reasonably safe in the aspect of not developing cancer?

How many dips of chewing tobacco a day would be reasonably safe in the aspect of not developing cancer?

None, zero, nada: You cannot tell how much is enough to cause cancer in a particular individual. My advise: don't dip at all. ...Read more

Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more