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Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

See below:: Probably due to a variety of social factors: disparities in health care access and communication; neighborhood social structure; and environmental effects of living in low quality living conditions. ...Read more

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How many young Asian people have hpv?

How many young Asian people have hpv?

A lot: Hpv is common in all nationalities. Some estimate that 80% of people have or will have hpv in their lifetime. It has the potential to cause cervical cancer. It has also been linked to anal cancers, and cancers if the mouth and throat. Gardasil is a vaccine that can help decrease the chance of getting hpv, which is transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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Can african americans have natural blue eyes?

Can african americans have natural blue eyes?

Yes: If there is gene on both sides of the parents (even if they have brown eyes they both can carry a recessive blue eye gene) and the child gets both these recessive genes (one from each parent), then they get blue eyes. ...Read more

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Is melanoma rare in african Americans?

Is melanoma rare in african Americans?

No: It's less common than in lighter-skinned folks but is by no means "rare" enough to ignore. Bob Marley died of acral-lentiginous melanoma as a young man; this subtype is actually famous for occurring in folks of African descent. ...Read more

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Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more

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Are pterygia common among airline pilots and people living in tropical countries?

Are pterygia common among airline pilots and people living in tropical countries?

No and yes: I know of no study showing airline pilots having an increased incidence of pterygia. They are more common in people from equatorial countries as well as those living in desert and harsh climates. ...Read more

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Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Small social groups: Each group around the world has inherited diseases. The particular disease vary by location. This is primarily a function of social groups; you tend to marry and have children with people who live near you. Some inherited diseases may help you survive certain local illnesses better(ex malaria/sickle trait). This will make the particular inherited disease more common in those areas. ...Read more

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What ethnicity has most obese people?

What ethnicity has most obese people?

See this at CDC.GOV: Us data shows blacks and hispanic groups have higher rates than caucasians http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/dsobesityadults/but that is a very limited global view. Pima indians and aboriginals have high rates, also certian pacific islanders. ...Read more

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Besides european americans , can asians and afro americans inherit or have baby blue eyes ?

Besides european americans , can asians and afro americans inherit or have baby blue eyes ?

Recessive gene: Inheritance follows 2 basic patterns. Dominant occurs when one of a double gene pair dominates the other & produces the outcome. In this case brown eyes. Blue eyes requires both eye color genes be blue.Any ethnic group including asians & afro americans could have blue eyes if it entered the gene pool somewhere up the line. It could pass in many generations of brown eyed parents before expression. ...Read more

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Why are people who are of african descent more prone to high blood pressure?

Why are people who are of african descent more prone to high blood pressure?

racial differences: There are many examples of racial differences in medicine - ethnic native americans have a predisposition to diabetes as an example. There's nothing political about it - just a genetic difference that must be recognized and treated appropriately. Once successfully treated, your prognosis is excellent! ...Read more

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Way some people domineering others people ?

Insecure: Some people have no other role model except that of a domineering personality, but many have insecurities they are trying to hide by controlling their environment. ...Read more

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Why does hemophilia c occur primarily among individuals of jewish descent?

Why does hemophilia c occur primarily among individuals of jewish descent?

Ashkenazi: That is not necessarily true. Ashkenazi jewish ancestry tends to have higher carrier rates of genetic illnesses. If two people with the same carrier genetic status create a child, there is simply an increased risk of obtaining the genes to cause the disease. There are many diseases with increased rates in ashkenazi jewish population. We deal with it and keep having children! ...Read more

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How prevalent is HIV among people?

How prevalent is HIV among people?

US CDC says:: About 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2010, the most recent year this information was available. Of those people, about 16% do not know they are infected. These numbers come from the centers for disease control. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html. ...Read more

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Any reason why are blood disorders common in greek, italian, african, and mediterranean people?

Any reason why are blood disorders common in greek, italian, african, and mediterranean people?

Congenital: Many cultures have an increased risk of various diseases due to marriage within the family. The more such sharing of the gene pool occurs with closely related people the more of a chance that the gene expression will become dominant. This is also true in some religions such as Judaism. ...Read more

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Siblings of people who have tsc?

Siblings of people who have tsc?

Get screened: If I had a sibling with TS, even if I had no signs or symptoms, I'd get genetically screened so I could make sure I do not pass the gene on to my own children. ...Read more

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How many people have died from HIV/AIDS throughout Africa?

How many people have died from HIV/AIDS throughout Africa?

Http://www.who.int/gho/hiv/epidemic_status/deaths_text/en/: It depends that is from teh World Health Organization The drop in HIV-related mortality is especially evident in the regions with the greatest burden of HIV infection, including the WHO African Region, home to about three in four people dying from HIV-related causes in 2013. An estimated 1.1 million [1.0 – 1.3 million] people died in the African Region from HIV-related causes in 2013, 24% fewer ...Read more

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Do people with tay-sachs disease look different than us normal people?

Do people with tay-sachs disease look different than us normal people?

No.: Without molecular diagnostic methods, only the cherry red spot, provides a definitive diagnostic sign. They don't even have liver and spleen enlargement. ...Read more

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Can african americans get head lice?

Can african americans get head lice?

Yes: The short answer is yes, but it is less common in the US. Head lice move around the scalp by gripping hair shafts. Most head lice in the US have claws that are better adapted to grip the round hair shaft in people with straight or wavy hair. Curly hair tends to have a more elliptical hair shaft. ...Read more

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