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Can you give antioxidants to a baby to prevent hie?

Can you give antioxidants to a baby to prevent hie?

No: The only way you can prevent hie is to make sure that every thing goes well during the pregnancy, during the delivery etc. Having a well trained health care professional in the delivery room is a kind of insurance and reassurance but cannot be total hie proof. Vast majority of hies are not preventable. Their severity can be decreased with the help of head cooling (cool cap) or total body cooling. ...Read more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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What can you give a newborn nursing baby to help move bowels?

What can you give a newborn nursing baby to help move bowels?

Don't worry: Human babies are made to drink human milk. Their guts can be so efficient at absorbing all the nutrients there might not be much to eliminate. It is not unheard of to go 2 weeks or more without a bowel movement in a baby only getting breast milk. It is not considered constipation in this case. As long as baby eats, nurses, behaves, grows and acts normally baby is fine. ...Read more

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What is the best way to conceive a baby boy we need some advice can you help?

What is the best way to conceive a baby boy we need some advice can you help?

None short of lab: There are several "methods"proposed by a variety of sources that include timing or rituals but none work.There is no vaccine or shot that helps. If you want to spend big at a fertility center they can test & select a male embryo for implantation. This has no guarantee of success. ...Read more

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Can feeding solids to early to a baby cause them to become diabetic?

Can feeding solids to early to a baby cause them to become diabetic?

Not likely: I can't put together early infant solids with diabetes of any form. It is practice that grew out of an era where boiled cow milk formula was routein, and supplemental feedings were helpful to make up for nutrients not found in cow milk.Todays move back to breast milk or formula based on bm eliminates the need for early solids. Some suggest a link with early feeding with obesity & dm2.Not dm1. ...Read more

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Is there something I can feed my baby in order to prevent ivh?

Is there something I can feed my baby in order to prevent ivh?

No: If ivh is intraventricular bleeding, there is no dietary supplement or food that has been demonstrated to prevent the problem. Discuss firther options with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What STDs can cause a women to not be able to give birth?

What STDs can cause a women to not be able to give birth?

Two primary types: The two that come to mind that are most likely to cause infertility include chlamydia & gonorrhea. Both can scar the sensitive areas within the fallopian tubes where fertilization occurs. Gonorrhea is more likely to cause other symptoms that lead to treatment, but chlamydia can be asymptomatic & overlooked unless regular testing is done. ...Read more

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What can a nursing mothers use to prevent pregnancy?

What can a nursing mothers use to prevent  pregnancy?

A pill or condoms: A Progesterone only pill is ok to take when breast feeding. It is very safe and effective. Condoms are probably your next best choice. ...Read more

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How can I give birth to twins, do I need a certain amount of sperms or a certain action to take.

How can I give birth to twins, do I need a certain amount of sperms or a certain action to take.

Here are some ...: Getting a twin pregnancy has been known to be nature-made not man-made and is related with multiple factors - family Hx, age, etc. On average, the odd for twins is about 3%. More? To http://multiples.about.com/cs/funfacts/a/oddsoftwins_2.htm. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Can you tell me in future will we be able to control cholesterol by bacteria, for prevention of heart disease?

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Can you tell me in future will we be able to control cholesterol by bacteria, for prevention of heart disease?

Not likely: There are no current studies looking at bacteria or it's products in treating high cholesterol.However in the near future instead of pills people with the familial disease causing very high cholesterol will be getting shots once or twice a month using antibodies to a protein that binds to the cholesterol receptor. It is called PCSK9 ...Read more

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How can you help a child who is overheating?

How can you help a child who is overheating?

Cooling measures: By overheating, does that mean that they are in a hot place or they are playing sports? Generally getting to a cooler place, removing and making clothing loose and drinking fluids like pedialyte or gatorade are helpful. Overheating can be very serious and if the child is confused or very red in color this would be serious and need to be seen by a doctor immediately ...Read more

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What can a man do to be able to make milk to breastfeed?

What can a man do to be able to make milk to breastfeed?

Buy it... :-)): Well, a normal man cannot make milk to adequately feed a baby. Biologically a man does not have the type of breast tissues and appropriate hormones to make milk. Even taking hormones won't do the job! nor it is recommended. The easiest is buy the formula! or the mother can pump and the man can use that milk to feed the baby via bottle.... ...Read more

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Which items will I need to give my baby a bath?

Which items will I need to give my baby a bath?

Bathntime: Warm water and a very mild soap that you can use for the body and the hair make sure that the baby is not allergic to the soap. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins for baby to be able to enhance growth and brain development? Also make her immune system stronger to fight sickness.

What is the best vitamins for baby to be able to enhance growth and brain development? Also make her immune system stronger to fight sickness.

Vitamins: That's easy! Breast feed! There are no man made vitamins that beat what Mother Nature can give. You will need to give baby Vitamin D, for good bone growth. Breast milk has all of the building blocks for Vitamin D, but it takes sunlight to activate them. We protect our babies from the sun, not to mention long gray winters, so that's the only supplement recommended. ...Read more

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What can you do during pregnancy to ensure your unborn child will be healthy?

What can you do during pregnancy to ensure your unborn child will be healthy?

BEFORE conception: Consume .4 mg. of Folic Acid daily to reduce risk of Neural Tube Defects & of Autism. A flu vaccine at least 2 mos. prior to conception & immunity to measles & rubella also reduce risk of Autism. Don't drink, smoke, use drugs or meds not okayed by your OB when attempting pregnancy because fetal organs form 3-8 weeks after conception. Early & regular OB care will guide you through pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can we take to prevent chickenpox?

What can we take to prevent chickenpox?

Vaccine: The varicella vaccine is effective at preventing both chicken pox and shingles. Recent recommendations are to have a second dosage about 5 years from the first. This increases immunity. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my dementia patient to let me take her blood sugar?

Can you suggest a means to get my dementia patient to let me take her blood sugar?

Probably needs help: Depending on the level of dementia, it may be impossible to get her to take care of herself with a blood glu. Someone may need to do it for her. Also, i would recommend that her diabetes treatment regimen be simplified as much as possible so that freq blood glu not necessary. Hypoglycemia may be a much greater risk than hyperglycemia. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant woman eat to give birth to fair babies?

What can a pregnant woman eat to give birth to fair babies?

Nothing...: If I'm understanding correctly you want a baby that is fair skinned. Skin color is genetic so depending on what the parents skin tone is the child could have skin like the mother, the father, or some combination of the two. ...Read more

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Can you give antioxidants to a baby to prevent hie?

No: The only way you can prevent hie is to make sure that every thing goes well during the pregnancy, during the delivery etc. Having a well trained health care professional in the delivery room is a kind of insurance and reassurance but cannot be total hie proof. Vast majority of hies are not preventable. Their severity can be decreased with the help of head cooling (cool cap) or total body cooling. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

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Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Do antioxidants help prevent cognitive decline?

Do antioxidants help prevent cognitive decline?

Inconclusive: There have been a great number of studies done on age-associated cognitive impairment and the potential of antioxidants to prevent memory impairments or alzheimer's disease. The findings so far have been inconclusive or contradictory. For the time being, it's sensible to strengthen positive health behaviors and to decrease behavioral health risk factors that may also influence cognitive decline. ...Read more

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Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Www.nlm.nih.gov: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer andthese are antioxidants :beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin e. ...Read more

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Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Not by themselves: We need a balance of oxidants and antioxidants. If the fuel (food) is right and the non caloric nutrients are balanced, we reach maximum immune potential. But a bacterium is an attacking enemy and a war sometimes has to be fought------we call that "flu". The better the defenses the more likely that a war will not have to be fought! ...Read more

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Can dietary antioxidants prevent the chance of sepsis?

Propolis: Propolis prevents infection - once septic need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do antioxidants promote prevention of macular degeneration?

How do antioxidants promote prevention of macular degeneration?

Yes: There are several commercially available vitamins that reduce progression of macular degeneration. Ocuvites and i caps make a number of different supplements. Healthy eating of course is best incorporating spinach, kale, fish, and other green leafy vegetables into your diet. ...Read more

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If green tea can help prevent glaucoma, would teas like hibiscus also have this effect, since it has many antioxidants?

If green tea can help prevent glaucoma, would teas like hibiscus also have this effect, since it has many antioxidants?

Wrong assumption: Green tea has been promoted as a palliative, even a cure, for multiple disease states. There is no evidence for its effectiveness in any of these conditions. That includes glaucoma. So a false assumption, that it can prevent glaucoma, then becomes expanded into - herbal teas and anything containing antioxidants as a curative. All of these need clinical testing; so far none are cures. ...Read more

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Antioxidants prevent chronic diseases like heart disease?

Antioxidants prevent chronic diseases like heart disease?

We thought so..: So we knew that oxidative stress is a key factor in cancers and other disease processes. So naturally we thought, lets load patients with antioxidants to prevent that. We did studies and it showed antioxidants have no effect. Which means there's a lot more to it than the oxidation issue. So although logic says antioxidants are good, we just don't have definitive proof of it. ...Read more

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Is it any use to use any of the facial products containing vitamins/antioxidants that supposedly claim to prevent or take away wrinkles?

Is it any use to use any of the facial products containing vitamins/antioxidants that supposedly claim to prevent or take away wrinkles?

Some work: Most over the counter products provide hydration and moisture to the skin. Some have retinol that helps with wrinkles. Vitamin c products are also helpful. But to truly get rid of wrinkles, prescription strength products, medical grade chemical peels and laser or dermabrasion may work better. ...Read more

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I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. Why am I eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?

Vital for health: broccoli, blueberries, green tea contain nutrients that help the liver detoxify substances, among other things. A diet high in colorful foods including the ones you mentioned is good for health and disease prevention. Studies of antioxidant supplements have not shown a decrease in cancer. That's a whole different thing than eating healthy food. Keep eating the good stuff. ...Read more

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How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

Maybe: For macular degeneration - free radicals appear to play a significant role. There is currently a prevention arm of the areds which is looking at supplements in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. It's often better to eat a good diet, exercise and reduce other risk factors than take supplements. Oh yes, please don't smoke! ...Read more

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What are the means by which antioxidants prevent of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

What are the means by which antioxidants prevent of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

They don't: There's a whole lot of conspiracy-mongering going around these days that somehow the pharmaceutical and health care industries are suppressing some "magic bullets" that can prevent all of these diseases. If this were true, i don't know a doctor who wouldn't immediately shout it from the roof-top and get all of their patients on the stuff. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my infant from catching cold?

How do I prevent my infant from catching cold?

Good Hygiene: The only way to keep an infant from getting sick is by keeping them away from sick people. It is also very important to have everyone wash their hands well before touching the baby. ...Read more

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What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

See below: There is a governmental focus on heath care in children, especially on preventive care. The rate of immunization in china is 80 to 90 percent far above the us rate. ...Read more

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How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

See below: Safety. The environment must be safe. Make sure any small objects, toy parts, are not within in reach of a curious infant. The child should be under your observation at all times. And, you need to avoid foods that maybe choking hazards, nuts, hard candy, whole hot dogs, etc. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my infant from self-turning to sleep on it side?

How do I prevent my infant from self-turning to sleep on it side?

Back is best: The back to sleep campaign that started in the 90's brought a 40% drop in crib death rates in the us.After initial resistance, most have come to understand it's value. Thankfully, the most vulnerable period has passed when kids can roll and turn over. Positioners, wedges and other items offered to stop this are unreliable.Infants should be on a firm mattress with no pillows, blankets or bumpers. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more