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Why is cyanide toxic to us?

Why is cyanide toxic to us?

Cytochromes: It binds cytochrome C and stops oxidative phosphorylation. No oxygen use and you die. There are other effects as well but this is best known ...Read more

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How does cyanide affect people eating almonds?

How does cyanide affect people eating almonds?

Almonds don't matter: Cyanide is poisonous by itself, almonds have nothing to do with it. I have heard that one smells like almonds when poisoned with cyanide. Cyanide kills by blocking the subsance in the blood called hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen. ...Read more

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What developmental signs can I expect near my child's one year birthday?

What developmental signs can I expect near my child's one year birthday?

Sitting, steps, mama: Your child's first birthday is an exciting time! at age one, most babies will get to a sitting position without assistance, pull self up to stand, and may even take a couple of steps without help. They are able to take objects in and out of containers, and can bang two cubes together. And they start developing expressive language, able to say "mama" and "papa" while trying to imitate words. ...Read more

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Is a pacifier harmful to a child by a certain age beyond the first birthday?

Is a pacifier harmful to a child by a certain age beyond the first birthday?

Slightly.: It interferes with development of proper dental occlusion. Otoh, an old professor of mine used to say, "let them have their binkies. An orthodontist is cheaper than a psychaitrist.". ...Read more

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To work out when you conceived would you count back 9 months from a babys birthday?

To work out when you conceived would you count back 9 months from a babys birthday?

Yes, but...: With a full term baby, one can count backwards about 9 months (actually 38 weeks, plus or minus 2 weeks) to estimate the conception date. It's only an estimate, but generally doesn't matter... Meaning it does not matter when conception happened, if the baby is born full term and healthy. ...Read more