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A 21-year-old member asked:

is cerebral palsy contagious?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: This is not a contageous disease it is due to an injury to nerve cells.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
NO: Strange question to ask. Cerebral palsy is a disorder of control of motor fuction. It is a static encephalopathy often discovered early in life as a life long disability. The remarkable vigor and enthusiasm for life of many of these children is contagious. But their disorder and disability is not!
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer! I agree 100%
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: It is not caused by an infectious agent like a bacteria or virus.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer! I agree 100%
Dec 2, 2012

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Is it true that a severe knock on the head cause a brain tumour?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: A blow to the head can cause a concussion and also may cause serious bleeding which needs treatment. Brain tumors are accidents of cell division and not a consequence of trauma to the brain.
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Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Hi doc, I have a question for u to help me regarding my heart. I was a smoker, I feel my heart beat run fast after I smoke & it feel so strong goes to the brain. What is happening?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: Smoking is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, if you have other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, your risk of heart disease and stroke is even higher, i would suggest you see your doctor for evealution.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Hi doc, I was a smoker, I feel my heart beat run fast after I smoke & it feel so strong goes to the brain. What is happening?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: Smoking is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, if you have other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, your risk of heart disease and stroke is even higher, i would suggest you see your doctor for evaluation.
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What two organs are connected to the brain through the optic nerve?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
The eyes: The optic nerves carry nerve fibers from the retina to the brain.

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