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No one wins.: If one is bullied either emotionally or physically, revenge is not the answer (check out the new tv show that dissects the complexities). Learn an approach to stand up to the bullying that will raise yourself esteem, and make the aggressor look silly. If you are young, consider informing the bully's parents directly. Or be the bigger person, and ignore the bullying, slough it off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?
Yes: This has been known to happen when people are bullied to the point that they see no escape and begin having difficulty thinking about the consequences of their actions. If you are being bullied it is vital that you talk to someone you trust about what you are experiencing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm sorry: I hope he feels better soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ebola Virus: Theory is that bats are the reservoir for Ebola. Partially eaten fruit dropped by bats may be eaten by Diuker antelopes, monkeys, apes or other mammals. Eating or handling bush meat from them can transmit the disease to humans. Dogs eating human carcasses or infected small mammals may also contribute to the spread. Although the CDC reportedly has Ebola BUNDIBUGYO virus patent - that doesn't mean > ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Well..: Smallpox ended as a result of an aggressive world wide vaccination program. Polio is essentially gone in the U.S. due to vaccination efforts, but is still a problem worldwide. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are caused by same organism. It is still exists and causes disease. No one knows for sure how the plague in the Middle Ages ended. Possibly quarantine, better hygiene, and warmer climate ...Read more
Karl Landsteiner &: Erwin Popper discovered the polio virus in 1908. The U.S. used Dr. Salk's 1953 killed polio vaccine from '55-'62. From '63-'99, the U.S. used Dr. Sabin's 1962 live oral vaccine. It's still used where polio is endemic. The U.S. has used the Salk vaccine since 2000. Withered limbs from polio have been documented since early man: note the Egyptian priest's withered left leg. Be wise, immunize! ...Read more
Recessive or dominan: This mutation can be passed down in either an autosomal dominant or more commonly autosomal recessive form. In the dominant form, if one parent is affected, there is a 50% -50% chance for every child to be healthy or have the mutation and therefore hearing loss. In the recessive form, a child would need to have 2 defective genes (one from each carrier parent) to have hearing loss.Hope this helps. ...Read more
See below: No physician is going to make any decision for you or your family. You need to know the disease you are dealing with, and the probable outcomes that you will face. The decision that you make will be made by you and your family. Your physicians will help in anyway they can, but it is your decision. I am sorry you are going through this and wish there was something else i could say to help you. ...Read more
Docs, could a mental illness skip two/three generations, say from grandparents to great grand kids?
Symptoms of dengue fever n malaria? Mother went to french polynesia w/out vaccination thought she was going direct to hawaii
Dengue/ Malaria: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or bony pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; drowsiness, fatigue, agitation, rash & signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. Symptoms of malaria include repeated bouts of symptoms such as fever, marked sweating, chills with shaking, headache, diarrhea and vomiting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers