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Is homosexuality caused by environmental or biological factors?

Is homosexuality caused by environmental or biological factors?

Some of both: In genetic expression of any type the phenotype is expressed different from the genotype. So yes there is a degree of genetics. However, there is also an enviromental factor. ...Read more

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What are environmental factors responsible for autism?

What are environmental factors responsible for autism?

Not identified: Environmental factors that are 100% identifiable as a triggers to autism onset are not currently known. ...Read more

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What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

Internal/external: There is the person's internal world, in other words their thought processes, emotions, and general internal dialogue as well as chemical balance in the nervous system (or lack thereof) and the person's genetic makeup. There is also the person's external world, such as family members and friends, their jobs, where they live, socioeconomic status, and cultural and ethnic issues. Nature vs nurture. ...Read more

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What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

Chemotherapy : Each of those questions questions is bet answered in a review article or dissertation not in 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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What factors in our environment affect our emotional health?

What factors in our environment affect our emotional health?

Surrounding yourself: with emotionally healthy people is a great place to start. It helps to do this if your family of origin was also emotionally healthy. Being in good physical health also has emotional benefits, and conversely, good emotional health prompts good physical behaviors. Hang out with people who are open and talk about their feelings. Avoid folks to can't do this without substances. ...Read more

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What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

Homework?: Are you writing a paper? This subject can't be addressed in 400 letters or less. Check out this site: http://www.Cloneorgans.Com/therapeutic-cloning/14/. ...Read more

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Is aml related to environmental toxins like farm pesticides, fertilizers?

Is aml related to environmental toxins like farm pesticides, fertilizers?

Pesticides : Risk factors for AML tobacco use? Herbicides? Pesticides? – benzene exposure – xrt – topoisomerase ii inhibitors (e.g. Etoposide), alkylating agents – mds – other cell proliferation disorders cml, polycythemia vera, primary thrombocytosis, pnh. ...Read more

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What environmental factors affect our nervous system?

What environmental factors affect our nervous system?

Likely numerous: Examples: Changes in barometric pressures or weather may provoke migraine headaches. Multiple sclerosis may be triggered by low contact with sun and secondary low Vitamin D. Presence of parasitic infections may protect against autoimmune disorders. It goes on and on, but the above gives an idea of the complexity. ...Read more

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more

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Are victims of mesothelioma all industrial workers?

Are victims of mesothelioma all industrial workers?

No,in fact the focus: On asbestos exposure, while likely causative, is not always clearly identified in many cases of mesothelioma. Also, spouses laudering and living with such a worker, occasional develop the disease, when the worker does not. The lead time from exposure to disease may be 30 years. While we have an answer, we surely do not have all the answers. ...Read more

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What are the ways that genetic factors and environmental factors contribute to autism?

What are the ways that genetic factors and environmental factors contribute to autism?

Work together: Over a very short period of time the incidence of autism has increased so significantly that genetics alone cannot be the explanation. Environmental influence on genetically susceptible individuals can explain the increase. There are thousands of subtle genetic differences that may only present clinically under certain environmental influences. Decreasing negative environmental exposures is key. ...Read more

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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more

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12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?

12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?

We obsess: when we try to control situations that feel out of control. it does not help. The most constructive thing you can do is see a mental health pro like a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage stress more effectively. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any enviroonmental toxins that mutate genes?

Are there any enviroonmental toxins that mutate genes?

Yes: There are always toxins in the environment that can cause cells dna to become corrupted. The key is to maintain a strong immune system so that it can fight off the enviromental toxins so that the cancer cells will be destroyed and not grow and spread. ...Read more

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Is there an occupation developing viral/biological weapons?

Is there an occupation developing viral/biological weapons?

Of course: In countries with advanced capabilities, this is certainly going on all of the time both for offensive and defensive purposes. Few are likely to publicize or discuss these activities; they remain seriously controlled state secrets. ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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What is the genetic response to environmental pollutants?

Sometimes none: Some environmental pollutants can cause mutations or dna/gene damage. Sometimes they can affect the mechanisms of genetic function by direct interference and/or by epigenetic (non-dna) mechanisms, but often, they do not seem to cause any direct genetic effect. Rathet they may affect one's state of health or disease, not one's genes. ...Read more

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What are your views on the ethics of surrogacy?

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Its a very good tool: It's a great tool but should be used for the right reasons . Not to abuse it for convenience. ...Read more

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How do we look up a drs background to find their ethics regarding experiments and abortion?

How do we look up a drs background to find their ethics regarding experiments and abortion?

Ask: Since abortion is legal in all 50 states there is no registry or database to search. Doctors who do abortion usually advertize so you may identify by web searches or the phone book. 'experiments' can mean way too many things; abortion is definitely not an experiment. Doctors participating in clinical trials also advertize for study volunteers. As for their ethics, you have to ask the doctor. ...Read more

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1. What are your professional ethics? 2. What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

1.  What are your professional ethics?
 2.  What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Medical ethics: This is a very broad subject. Here is the ama site on ethics http://www.Ama-assn.Org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics.Page the hippocratic oath is still a good guide : http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hippocratic_oath the types of ethical dilemmas we face can be extrapolated from the guidelines /some of my writing: http://brianlynchmd.Com/affectdying.Html. ...Read more

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What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

See answer: Ethics= society norms vs fair and just for all parties? Surrogate pregnancies or gestational carriers are used when the uterus of the biological mother is absent on unable to carry a pregnancy. Also when the mother has an illness that does not alloww her to carry a pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical risk to the carrier so she should be at low risk and be aware of the psychological effect. ...Read more

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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. ...Read more

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Medical ethics question? Is it ok to abort abnormal fetus

Medical ethics question? Is it ok to abort abnormal fetus

Complicated issue: This is a very complicated issue, and positions on it vary depending on hospital, religious/cultural beliefs, and personal ideals of physicians. Even politicians have rendered opinions. If this is a question about your own situation, please discuss with your personal physician -- and religious adviser, if that is important to you. You and your doctor can develop an individualized plan. ...Read more

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How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

How many people 'rent' a poor woman from asia or latin america to carry their child? What are their ethics?

Not common: Most couples who have a surrogate carry their baby find someone local who can be seen frequently at the obgyn office. Like any pregnancy there are lots of doctor visits and ultrasounds etc. As far as ethics there are lawyers and contracts and payments of course. ...Read more

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My former counselor's husband is now my boss. I know there are codes of ethics, but is there a chance my boss knows anything?

My former counselor's husband is now my boss. I know there are codes of ethics, but is there a chance my boss knows anything?

A chance: Most counselors and other mental health professionals are ethical -- and do not discuss their clients or patients with others except for professional supervisors, if they have them. Even if not, their family members are rarely interested in their work. At the end of an exhausting workday, most therapists would rather relax than discuss cases. You could contact the counselor with any concerns. ...Read more

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Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

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Is there an ethics of electroconvulsive therapy?

Yes: Every physician takes an oath: "first, do no harm". Ect is traditionally reserved for the most severe and intractable forms of psychiatric illness and is most effective in treating depression. Patients with certain medical conditions are excluded (including heart problems among others) and every patient is given informed consent where the benefits and risks of treatment are explained. ...Read more

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What are ethics of fertility treatments?

What are ethics of fertility treatments?

Depends: These are some fertility ethics -if someone can't take of a child (she is blind)? -if someone is to old and what is to old? -doing ivf to create an embryo of a specific gender-a certain blood type to save the life of an existing child and what d you do with other embryos? -doing ivf to select a deaf child or a dwarf because the parents are deaf or a dwarf and they want a child they can relate to. ...Read more

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Fetal Down syndrome testing: what are ethics if I refuse?

Fetal Down syndrome testing: what are ethics if I refuse?

Your choice: If you would never consider termination, you might still want to have more information about your future offspring.About 30% of DS babies will have a significant heard defect, their average IQ is in the 60's and all will need supervision long after you are gone. It is part of life, you can just hope or be prepared, you do get a choice. ...Read more

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When I wanted to have inseminations as single woman was told they didn't do that or abortions. Wth code of ethics is that?

When I wanted to have inseminations as single woman was told they didn't do that or abortions. Wth code of ethics is that?

Ethics: Ethics is a arm of philosophy that deals with what "we should do. "nowmost people would think that's just opinion. It is opinion but a considered opinion after long debate and research. People will still disagree; it is not law. Best example is catholic institutions will have a different set of ethics than a secular facility in a democracy they are both right. ...Read more

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Inquiry for school paper: 1. What are your professional ethics? 2. What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Inquiry for school paper:


1.  What are your professional ethics?
 2.  What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?

Need more space: Professional ethics in medicine? This is a topic that needs days to discuss, not 400 characters. At times we face ethical dilemas, again can't be explained in this tiny box. I suggest talking to your family, friends, local physicians--look for retired physicians and nurses who will have more time to talk to you so that you can write a nice paper. Good luck. ...Read more

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A doctor took my medical situation to a review board when I specifically asked him not to. Is this a violation of medical and professional ethics?

A doctor took my medical situation to a review board when I specifically asked him not to. Is this a violation of medical and professional ethics?

No : If you have a professional doctor-patient relationship with a Dr.and asked him to treat you is there. job to get the proper advice it's standard on complex cases to take them to review board this is confidential and does not require signing A consent for permission to do this.you should be thankful your physician took the time to try and get advice in the counsel of many there is wisdom ...Read more

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I have severe arthritis in my lower back and I was wondering what I can take or do to relieve the pain; therefore, it will not affect my work ethics.

I have severe arthritis in my lower back and I was wondering what I can take or do to relieve the pain; therefore, it will not affect my work ethics.

Arthritis?: unusual for 20 year old to have severe lower back arthritis unless you have ankylosing spondylitis or osteo arthritis from previous trauma. Recommend non steroidal anti-inflammatories and core strengthening excercises. Seek care. ...Read more

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Do you agree with fertility treatment? What are ethics, long-term considerations for the kids created?

Do you agree with fertility treatment? What are ethics, long-term considerations for the kids created?

Ethics: Ethics is the study of what we "should do. " it is more than simple opinion and should be based on considered debate and facts. That said personal opinion and custom come into play. In the end are we comfortable that we have given the subject of considerable thought(society sets limits)and made up our own mind. See link on the health of babies : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/17079550/. ...Read more

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I have a high stress. I get panic and anxiety attacks and i just cant sleep for days on end. It's hindered my work ethics gradually getting worse ?

I have a high stress. I get panic and anxiety attacks and i just cant sleep for days on end. It's hindered my work ethics gradually getting worse ?

Tight on $ and time?: You may say you can't afford all that serious psychotherapy would demand, but I'll ask: Can you afford not to do it? A wise person once pulled that on me during Graduate School - they were right! It's worth it and you sound like an excellent candidate. Learn how to manage stress, anxiety - if you need a Rx, they'll refer and it will work better in combo. ...Read more

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Father 90, in hospice, buccal mucosa cancer, can not take orally and pleads not to give him IV nutrition, advise what to do in the light of all ethics?

Father 90, in hospice, buccal mucosa cancer, can not take orally and pleads not to give him IV  nutrition, advise what to do in the light of all ethics?

Death and dying: So sorry you're going through this. There is no standard answer. It depends greatly on state law and the local standards of the institution and the wishes of the treating physician. It sounds like there is not open communication between staff and the family and of course the patient. In general i believe the patient has the right to refuse all care. http://brianlynchmd.com/affectdying.html. ...Read more

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Is there advantage to Premarin (conjugated estrogens) over estradiol? Ii am having serious anxiety attacks on the estradiol. Is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) worth the ethics invoving horses?

Is there advantage to Premarin (conjugated estrogens) over estradiol? Ii am having serious anxiety attacks on the estradiol. Is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) worth the ethics invoving horses?

Use what works for u: The horses are humainly treated prmarin has been around for yrs and generic pills do not often work as well as a brand name because a generic can have 20% less med or 25% more per pill and generics almost alwyas have less since the less drug teh cheaper it is to make if u were my pt i would put u back on Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or a differnt brand name pill or spray. ...Read more