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Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

No sperm: No sperm, no pregnancy possible. The main reason to continue using condoms is to protect against STDs. Birth control pills are 99% protective against pregnancy. Withdrawal method unnecessary given partner has had a vasectomy, you are on birth control pills and you are using condoms. ...Read more

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Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Generally not: Sperm banks are not required to give the success rates of their donors. However, they usually track the overall numbers of pregnancies obtained (although not by law) and "retire" a donor if this number is reached in a certain area. ...Read more

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What percentage of smokers succeed at quitting?

What percentage of smokers succeed at quitting?

Hard to say: The majority of people who have quit smoking in the last 40 years have done it without any medical help, so we really don't know true %. Of people who come to us for help, the vast majority have failed to quit on their own.For that group, about 5% will succeed on "will power" alone, about 15-20% will quit with the combo of a program and nicotine products/Zyban ,40% with chantix/program ...Read more

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Best nci national cancer institute breast cancer risk assessment tool?

Best nci national cancer institute breast cancer risk assessment tool?

Gail Risk Assessment: Gail breast cancer risk assessment tool. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/bcrisktool/. ...Read more

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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

Low, high: Cancer of the penis doesn't remit on its own, but if diagnosed early, the cure rate is very high. Keep an eye on it and report any bumps or red or white lesions early to your physician. ...Read more

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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy? E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy?  E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Maybe, but low risk: Any personal contact (kissing, skin contact, etc) can transmit leprosy. This includes sex, both penetrating and non penetrating, but probably no more often than other contact. Fortunately, leprosy is quite hard to transmit. Most household and sexual contacts (e.g. spouses) never catch it themselves. I suggest you discuss it with the doctor or clinic caring for the person with leprosy. ...Read more

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Who has higher risk of stis? Bi, hetero women, hetero men, gays, lesbians?

Who has higher risk of stis? Bi, hetero women, hetero men, gays, lesbians?

The careless: There is a risk of STD's in all of these categories. The basic advice is to assess risk, establish honesty and trust, and use protective measures at all times. You will not make a lifestyle choice based on the risk of STD's anyway so what would this information tell you? ...Read more

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Is teaching strictly about abstinence a successful way to control STDs in teens?

Is teaching strictly about abstinence a successful way to control STDs in teens?

My opinion...no: This is a hotly debated topic but generally i feel that the answer is no. I tell my patients that my job is not to preach my morals, but instead provide information to keep them healthy. There is no 100% safe sex, but i would prefer my patients who choose to become sexually active be armed with all information possible - including the fact that not even condoms are 100%! ...Read more

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Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Risk factor: Osteoporosis: the effects of smoking on bone health www.Webmd.Com/osteoporosis/...Osteoporosis-7/smoking-cigarettescigarette smoke generates free radicals -- molecules that attack and overwhelm the body's natural defenses -- contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are IVF statistics?

What are IVF statistics?

Go to SART.org: Ivf statistics in the usa are reported annually. You can see pregnancy rates, numbers of cycles, the number of ivf programs, etc. The federal government monitors the reporting so that patients have a good idea of how well their program is performing. We are luck here to have so many excellent ivf programs in this country. The statistics can be found at sart.Org and cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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How risky is a tuburous breast correction surgery? Estimated price? Overall success rate?

How risky is a tuburous breast correction surgery? Estimated price?  Overall success rate?

Safe: Tuberous breast correction is usually a safe procedure. The most common procedure is a breast augmentation with circumareolar lift and radial scoring of the breast parenchyma. Price for such procedure usually ranges between 5000 and $7000. ...Read more

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Hand sanitizer at least 60 percent alcohol effective against hepatitis A? Conflicting reports on Internet

Hand sanitizer at least 60 percent alcohol effective against hepatitis A?  Conflicting reports on Internet

Hep A transmission : Hep A transmitted by fecal-oral route, so hand sanitizer use after using bathroom may help to prevent spreading hep a to others, but there's not enough data in literature, however how effective it is. would also use thorough hand washing, since virus shedding can persist for up to 10 weeks after symptoms onset ...Read more

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What are the success rates for vasectomy reversal?

What are the success rates for vasectomy reversal?

Excellent: Excellent in the right hands. The expertise of the surgeon is a very important determinant of the ultimate success. Time out from the vasectomy is also important but there is no strict cut-off - the "10 year mark" is a fallacy - just not true. So, find a Urological Surgeon like my self who specializes in Vasectomy Reversal (microsurgical). My practice at Boston Medical Center keeps costs low. ...Read more

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Statistically abstinence does not completely prevent sexually transmitted diseases, why?

Statistically abstinence does not completely prevent sexually transmitted diseases, why?

Definition of Sex: When people are asked what abstinence means, their answers range from no penetration or oral sex up to "anal is ok, just not vaginal sex". Given that the definition is in doubt, it's not unexpected that stds can still occur in abstaining people via oral sex, mutual masturbation or even anal penetration. ...Read more

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Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Some do and: Some do not. Some of the larger ones like md anderson, mayo and moffitt do offer these services. Cancer rehabilitation has been proven to enhance quality of life and should be offered. If a cancer center does offer cancer rehab, ask your oncologist to send you to a general physiatrist for recommendations and a possible rehabilitation plan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How reliable is evidence from "psychological autopsies?"

How reliable is evidence from "psychological autopsies?"

Depends: It depends on the level of credentialing of the investigators and how thorough the investigation is. ...Read more

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Is abstinence too much to expect?

Is abstinence too much to expect?

No: What are you abstaining from? If it is sex only have it when you are ready and do not be rushed. There is no reason to have sex before you know someone well enough to be able to ask them how much money is in all their accounts, their net worth, 409 k and all their investments. If they think that is none of your business, your private body is worth more and also private. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i smoked one cigarette (once again) and got abstinence from it?

What do you advise if i smoked one cigarette (once again) and got abstinence from it?

Keep it that way.: It seems that you're saying that you relapsed by smoking only one cigarette. If that's the case, don't go for a second, because than there'll be a third, fourth, fifth and then you'll be smoking all over again. ...Read more

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What is being done in schools to teach abstinence?

What is being done in schools to teach abstinence?

See below: It depends on the state laws. However, many many studies in the U.S. And around the world have proven that abstinence is an ineffective means of birth control. It won't stop the vast majority of people. That is why, proportionally, the states that teach abstinence only have higher teen pregnancy rates. The debate has left science and entered politics and religious zealotry. ...Read more

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Why is it best for teens to choose abstinence?

Why is it best for teens to choose abstinence?

Abstinence: No risk of stds and no possibility of pregnancy. It's a fool- proof method! ...Read more

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Is anyone promoting abstinence for people who are unmarried?

Is anyone promoting abstinence for people who are unmarried?

Most parents do...: And agendas suggest it for schools, but the facts of its success as public health policy are not too hot. Moral education begins in the home, bolstered by religious institutions. Sexuality is a powerful force, best dealt with by frank discussion about facts, consequences, and keeping communications lines open. ...Read more

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What are the biological effects of long term sex abstinence?

What are the biological effects of long term sex abstinence?

Abstinence from sex: There are no long-term affect. Things like television and the media have given an inaccurate perception regarding this issue. There are people who choose to be chaste and others who are due to age or health and are doing quite well. ...Read more

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What are some fun sobriety tips to make continued abstinence more likely?

What are some fun sobriety tips to make continued abstinence more likely?

The very best: (1) Begin dating non-drinkers. (2) Take up skydiving. There is no alcohol until the sun sets, and everywhere that I've ever jumped, there's a group of AA types. (3) Express gratitude to the people who helped you quit, and talk about how your life is better. If you owe any apologies, make them -- it'll be "good pain". ...Read more

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What's the difference between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex education?

What's the difference between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex education?

Explanation vs none: Comprehensive sex education includes anatomy and physiology of sex. Also all about birth control for both sexes, risks of unprotected sex i.E pregnancy and stds & all about a pregnancy plus pre & post natal care as well as needs and responsibilities of having a child. Abstinence only sex education just tells you "no sex before marriage" & sex before marriage is sinful, wrong & possibly dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the most effective form of contraception besides abstinence?

What is the most effective form of contraception besides abstinence?

IUDs or implants: Iuds or implants have among the lowest pregnancy rates and are more reversible than depot provera (medroxyprogesterone). All of these, however, do not protect at all against stds. For a nice recent study, see: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1110855#t=article. ...Read more

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How does practicing abstinence from harmful behaviors help your emotional health?

How does practicing abstinence from harmful behaviors help your emotional health?

When we take good: care of our bodies it enhances or self- esteem. Refraining from engaging in self -harm also helps to develop self -discipline and confidence that these urges don't have control over us. ...Read more

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How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

NinetyDaysToFreedom: The half-life of Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT, the substance tested in the CDT Test) is on average 17 days. And it takes about 5 half-lives to get near zero, assuming you stopped all alcohol intake. A half- life is the time for the amount to halve (duh).So 5X17=85 days so round up to 90 days or three months.Suggestion, at that point you'll be well on your way to having stopped drinking! ...Read more

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Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says 7 day abstinence raises t levels. Does this mean masturbating just once every 7 days stunts growth?

Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says 7 day abstinence raises t levels. Does this mean masturbating just once every 7 days stunts growth?

Wrong hormone: Human growth hormone is more responsible for your growth. The testosterone you make just signals the growth centers to finish up so adulthood can begin.At a listed age of 19, you are finished growing taller.Sex, of any sort, has nothing to do with how you grow and does not impair it at all. ...Read more

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Study (www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says week long abstinence raises t level. This mean masturbating only at weekly intervals stunts growth?

Study (www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says week long abstinence raises t level. This mean masturbating only at weekly intervals stunts growth?

Wrong conclusion: Article you refer to, published in 2003, studied in 28 men the relationship between ejaculation and testosterone (t) levels. Study revealed that serum t levels fluctuate during first week after ejaculation peaking on day 7 with no further fluctuations from day 8 onwards. All t levels remained within normal range. This, and ejaculation frequency, have absolutely no correlation with one's growth. ...Read more

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Could several naturally occurring spikes in t (ie from abstinence) stunt growth, if t levels rise significantly (150%) but remain within normal range?

Could several naturally occurring spikes in t (ie from abstinence) stunt growth, if t levels rise significantly (150%) but remain within normal range?

Shouldn't stunt you: Actually, it's estrogen and not testosterone that closes your growth plates. I'm wondering why you're asking. There's no good reason (medically or as far as i know politically or spiritually) to try for "abstinence" -- all your fellow 16 year old male friends are enjoying their bodies and learning about themselves to get ready for adult life. ...Read more

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Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says abstinence causes spike in t levels by 145%. Could these spikes cause early closure of growth plates?

Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says abstinence causes spike in t levels by 145%. Could these spikes cause early closure of growth plates?

Not likely: This was a small study looking at variations in testosterone levels after ejaculation. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown, and not likely to be meaningful for otherwise healthy males. Testosterone effects occur over many weeks and months, and are not affected by small or short term fluctuations in levels. ...Read more

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Could total sexual abstinence stunt teenage growth?

Could total sexual abstinence stunt teenage growth?

No relationship : Longitudinal growth is not impaired by sexual activity or lack thereof. ...Read more

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