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Do infrared cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Do infrared  cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

No: Infrared cameras record light in the beyond red end of the visible spectrum. Fires, heat lamps and the sun put out far more infrared than such cameras and many of them emit no light at all but only record the image. It is the short wavelength end that is a problem such as uv light. ...Read more

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Short Stature (Definition)

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Do premature babies need special car seats?

Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read more

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Are comparison of dental prostheses prices across citiesavailable online?

Are comparison of dental prostheses prices across citiesavailable online?

None that I know of: Even within cities and different neighborhoods the prices can vary so much, if you need prices best thing is to call differnet offices and see if they will give it out over the phone. ...Read more

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Is seafood sold outdoors in cities like paris safe?

Is seafood sold outdoors in cities like paris safe?

Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more

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Discuss refractive errors in nigerian adults?

Discuss refractive errors in nigerian adults?

No studies: I am not aware of a specific study for this, one can assume its the same as other populations myopia or nearsightedness being higher in the reading population. ...Read more

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Are my measurements okay? Male, 5' 6", 165 lbs.

Are my measurements okay?  Male, 5' 6", 165 lbs.

BMI: Body mass index (bmi) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. You bmi is 26.6. You are not obese, but may be minimally overweight for your height. Best wishes. (bmi's-->•underweight =. ...Read more

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Been offered a 2 year expat job in shanghai. Family coming including 3 kids 7, 6, 3. Concerned re cancer/other risks re pm 2.5. Are masks/aircon enough?

Been offered a 2 year expat job in shanghai. Family coming including 3 kids 7, 6, 3. Concerned re cancer/other risks re pm 2.5. Are masks/aircon enough?

Shanghai air quality: You are wise to be thinking about this. I'd advise you to research hepa air filters for use in your living quarters and to wear n95 masks that fit correctly when outdoors on days with unhealthy air quality. Follow this link for information on air quality in shanghai: http://aqicn.Org/city/shanghai/. ...Read more

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What are risks of river rafting in rockies?

What are risks of river rafting in rockies?

Bumps, scapes, sun: Since I have rafted many rivers including the poudre river (prounouced 'poo-der') in colorado many risks are assumed. First you may fall out of the raft and injure yourself so scapes/bruises are common. Helmets & life vests are standard on the poudre. The most common ailment is sunburn so wear lots of sunscreen >50spf and don't forget lip protection (>50spf). Always listen to your raft guide! ...Read more

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Is height 5 feet 6 inches somewhat short for an Indian male adult?

Depends: Adult height is influenced by environment as well as genetic factors, including ethnicity. Any person raised throughout childhood and adolescence with inadequate nutrition, certain diseases like parasitic infections) may not achieve heights possible if this did not occur. This may affect a whole region and thus the height standards will be different than those in an area with better conditions. ...Read more

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Does carrying a cell phone and/or wearing earbuds attract lightning when I'm outside?

More info needed: I'm not aware of any studies on the risk of lightning strike as related to either earbuds or cellphone use. Perhaps if you are a researcher, you could help the world by pioneering this information; OR if you are in line for a Darwin Award, you could help the world by collecting data in this area; preferably not the latter. ...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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Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Most: Most war ciminals have alternative medical beliefs due to their lack of scientific knowledge and wanting magic. This includes fortune tellers. ...Read more

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Are child abuse laws identical, or almost the same, in all 50 states?

Are child abuse laws identical, or almost the same, in all 50 states?

No: Each state has its' own nuances. Ask your pediatrician or call your local health department for details specific to your locale. ...Read more

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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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Do all states require that motorists wear helmets now?

SADLY - NO!: Here is a breakdown state by state: http://news.Consumerreports.Org/cars/2011/06/state-by-state-guide-to-motorcycle-helmet-laws.Html the minority of states have universal mandatory motorcyle helmet requirements. ...Read more

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Are prefab shower units as safe as porcelain and ceramic bathrooms for shelter in tornado?

Are prefab shower units as safe as porcelain and ceramic bathrooms for shelter in tornado?

Not the shower type: It isn't necessarily the shower type that matters rather the type of room that you are in. Most bathrooms are an inside room and the center of the home is typically the safest place to be. Granted, a more stable shower can also provide a lot of support, the type of tub should not keep you from seeking shelter. ...Read more

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Heard about quality of the nomad handheld dental xray machine?

Heard about quality of the nomad handheld dental xray machine?

Excellent 3 years!!: I believe the the nomad was the first handheld fda approved "x-ray" device. I have used it for 3 years. It is convenient , potable, cost effective (one unit can be enough for an entire office) takes excellent pictures and incredibly safe (low radiation digital) to the patient and health care provider! ...Read more

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Can dwarfs have babies?

Can dwarfs have babies?

Yes: In most types of dwarfism, there are no reproductive issues and there is no impact on fertility. However, due to the anatomy, it is advised to have good prenatal care as there can be complications due to collagen laxity in some forms of dwarfism. ...Read more

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Can normal sized people have a dwarf?

Can normal sized people have a dwarf?

Yes: Dwarf is a term we do not use in medicine anymore because of its despective use outside of medicine, but it was used to describe proportionate short people( mainly pepople with growth hormone deficiency). Growth hormone deficiency can be hereditary bu it can also happen in a spontaneous mutation (no parent or family history). ...Read more

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When are you officially considered a "dwarf"?

When are you officially considered a "dwarf"?

Dwarfish is: associated w about 200 medical conditions. One criteria for dwarfism is an adult height of less than 5 feet 10 inches ...Read more

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What's the difference between a dwarf and a midget?

See below: Dwarf is a general term of short stature below 4 1/2 ft (135 cm). Those who have normal body proportions are often called midgets. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someones 4"10 is that considered like a dwarf?

Can you tell me if someones 4"10 is that considered like a dwarf?

An adult height: of less than 4 feet 10 inches maximum is one of the criteria to diagnose dwarfism. ...Read more

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What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

Different kinds: Being the size of a dwarf and being a dwarf are the same. There are many different causes of dwarfism, some of which are structural genetic bone/connective abnormalities, some are the result of hormone deficiencies and can be treated. ...Read more

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If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?

If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?

50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered. ...Read more

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If I am normal sized, and have a child with a dwarf, what are the chances our child will be a dwarf?

If I am normal sized, and have a child with a dwarf, what are the chances our child will be a dwarf?

50%: Achondroplasia is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Therefore, anyone affected has a 50% chance of having offspring with the same disorder. ...Read more

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If a 2 short ppl marry, a female(156cm), and guy(164cm).Will they face the risk of getting children shorter than them or even dwarfs cz they are short?

If a 2 short ppl marry, a female(156cm), and guy(164cm).Will they face the risk of getting children shorter than them or even dwarfs cz they are short?

no: Your children are likely to be shorter than average but taller than you - there is a tendency to move towards the average over generations. This is called "regression to the mean". (no guarantees though!) be sure your baby has good nutrition! the best way is for you to have good nutrition and breast feed. ...Read more

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Is there a mild form of achondroplasia? A semi-dwarf?

Is there a mild form of achondroplasia?  A semi-dwarf?

Several short types: The commonly seen form of achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant form of short limb dwarfism. 80% are new mutations but it can be passed parent to child at a 50%/pregnancy rate. A fetus with a pair of achondroplasia genes has a severe condition & is unlikely to survive infancy. Their are a number of conditions that produce "little people" & you may be thinking of another condition. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a midget, dwarf or little person?

Little people have : short stature, usually < 58 " as adults. A variety of genetic conditions cause dwarfism, characterterized by disproportionate body proportions, skeletal anomalies & other medical conditions. "Midget" is a pejorative term for people with proportionate short stature from a variety of genetic, nutritional, & other medical causes. Use " little person" or " a person with ....", a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Yes: Spinal kyphosis convex curvature or lordosis , concave curvature. Varus (bowleg) or valgus , knock knee deformities. Frequently have ear infections (due to eustachian tube blockages), sleep apnea and hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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I am nineteen years old and am 4"8' in height am i considered a dwarf or midget?

I am nineteen years old and am 4"8' in height am i considered a dwarf or midget?

Short Stature: Short for your age we use cdc calculator: cdc height for age percentiles for girls (2 to 20 years) age /height to get z score , your is -16 (short stature). Remember it's not your height what counts only what is between your shoulders (your brain). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome? How rare is a down dwarf?

Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome?  How rare is a down dwarf?

Excedingly rare: I had occasion many years ago to investigate such a situation & needed to find answers for why some kids with ds chromosomes (t21) had totally different physical features. Run the numbers: achondroplasia (common new mutation dwarf) @ 1/15, 000 x 1/1700 (risk of ds @ 21)=1/25, 000, 000. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the reproductive system of a dwarf is the same length and size of a average sized female?

Can you tell me if the reproductive system of a dwarf is the same length and size of a average sized female?

Achondroplasia is : the most common form of dwarfism, but there are over 200 types, so you need to specify which type. For A.D., the uterus can be normal size but its placement is abdominal, not pelvic. Penile & testicular size in males with AD can be within normal limits. The lungs can be compromised by malformations of the spine & rib cage, requiring expert care for labor & delivery of a little person female. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Yes.: Quinacrine and other antihelminthic drugs work when used appropriately. ...Read more

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Does bone lengthening work only for dwarfs?

Does bone lengthening work only for dwarfs?

Dwarves?: Bone lengthening is not limited only to dwarves. However most of the time we do not perform bone lengthening for cosmetic reasons such as increasing someone's height. Bone lengthening is usually performed in cases where someone has asymmetric leg lengths. ...Read more