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Brain Gym Exercises For Kids
Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead to an increased risk to formation of brain tumors or any other health conditions. Many of the studies already done have biases or data that is not conclusive. ...Read more
What causes health anxiety? Is it a brain disorder? Hereditary? I have always been scared of things more then other kids? But not as bad as I am nw?
Depends.: Some people have predisposition to anxiety if one or even both parents have excessive anxiety which may or may not obvious precipitating factors. There are other conditions under anxiety disorders that may be associated such as panic disorder, social phobia , generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders , acute stress disorder , ptsd and for children, separation anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are GBM in brain stem hereditary? Ex husband has gbm in brain stem for 6 years now. Should I worry about the kids?
No: There is no literature to suggest GBM's are hereditary. ...Read more
While there are: Purportedly inks to "radiation" from cell phones and brain tumors, if there was a link, one would expect and astronomical increase in brain tumors from 1990 to 2010. There is no change. So if there is a link, it is weak and causation is quite inefficient and low. One has to balance the risk (low) with benefit, and that depends on the child, their age, and maturity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many to list: See the prior answer regarding symptoms of brain tumors--my approach is the same for kids or adults--if you have a health concern you should see your primary care physician--or bring your child to their physician. Lists of symptoms and signs do not help--they merely fuel panic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?
Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a father has cancer in the brain what r the chances of any of his kids having it when there older?
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