A 38-year-old member asked:
are adults more likely or less likely to develop shingles if, every few years, they come into contact with children who have chicken pox?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 44 years experience
Depends...: ...On how high your chicken pox antibody titre is. As we get older our antibody levels diminish, and it is thought that when the level drops below some unknown threshold, the next exposure to chicken pox will trigger shingles. (there may be other triggers as well.) the risk increases as you get older, which is why the shingles vaccine (zostavax) is recommended after age 60.
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Are children who get the MMR vaccine at higher risk for autism?
15 doctor answers • 70 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: The study that seemed to suggest otherwise turned out to be a fake.
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If my child has not had an adverse reaction to a vaccine, can I be sure he will not have one in the future?
8 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: Any medicine or procedure has inherent risks and benefits. However, the actual risk of an vaccine adverse event happening is very small. Nevertheless, if you think your child may have had an adverse event following immunization, let your doctor know, develop a plan of action with her, and consider whether to report it to the vaers. Website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccinesafety/activities/vaers.Html.
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If my child has a fever, will he have a febrile seizure?
5 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Febrile seizures are common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. They occur when your child's temperature raises rapidly. So, no, not all children with fevers will have a febrile seizure. About one in twenty-five children in this age group will have a febrile seizure. But the risk is slightly higher if your child has a sibling who has had a febrile seizure in the past.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Can my diet in pregnancy have an impact on my child's food preferences?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
No: There's no data to suggest this is true.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What can be done to prevent further bone loss in elderly adults?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 36 years experience
Bone loss: There are different bone loss medications for the elderly as well as nutritional and health/ fitness programs that your medical doctor will need to evaluate for you.
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Last updated Apr 26, 2012
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