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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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?
I read that pilots of small aircraft use supplemental oxygen at 5000 ft. Should drivers in the rockies do so too?
Born with mild poland syndrome. Left humorous significantly shorter, fused with ulna, making pronating and supinating impossible. Procedures?
Poland syndrome: See an orthopedic specialist for possibe surgery. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An adult height: of less than 4 feet 10 inches maximum is one of the criteria to diagnose dwarfism. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am normal sized, and have a child with a dwarf, what are the chances our child will be a dwarf?
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
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
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
Yes: Internal organs are proportionately in same relative position as normal sized patients. ...Read more
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
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
What to do if I am 5'1(40+ years old) and I am short. What is the maximum height for someone who is considered a dwarf/little person?
Under 4'10": A dwarf is defined as an adult under 4'10". You are short, but not a dwarf. ...Read more