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How can I determine my ethnic background?

How can I determine my ethnic background?

Geneology: Most public librarians are used to this question and can help you find the proper resources on line to trace your ancestry. The internet has been a marvelous resource for this type of research. Anything about your family history that can fill in the gaps is helpful and some of your relatives can be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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I want ethnic rhinoplasty, what to expect?

I want ethnic rhinoplasty, what to expect?

Ethnic rhinoplasty: Once you have chosen a surgeon, you can go over your surgical goals together. It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty and if your skin is thicker, it can take longer. Hopefully, your expectations will be met by good presurgical planning and communication. ...Read more

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What is the worst ethnic diet for cholesterol?

What is the worst ethnic diet for cholesterol?

Western European: Statistically speaking, western europe has the worst cholesterol in the world (specifically men in iceland and women in greenland). In america, our number one source of dietary cholesterol is cheese. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Psoriasis Men Women: Men and women are equally affected. However, it's rare for a man to develop it on the back of the scalp. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take little kids to ethnic restaurants with spicey foods?

Is it ok to take little kids to ethnic restaurants with spicey foods?

Yes: Yes, why not? Educate them. Introduce them to new cultures and foods. If spiciness is a concern, ask the waiter to make it mild for the kids. I'm not sure what you're really asking. ...Read more

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Why are some ethnic cold medicines better than american cold medicines?

Why are some ethnic cold medicines better than american cold medicines?

Medicine: "ethnic cold medicine"? what does that mean? Is that a scientific conclusion or just anecdotal experience? Any idea what is in the "ethnic cold medicine"? how much alcohol or amphetamines or narcotics? At the ned of the day, you can make your own decisions for what is right for you. I choose to put my faith in science. ...Read more

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Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Yes: Type ii diabetes or Insulin resistance is more common as you age. Usually begins around age 40 but now due to poor eating habits is beginning as young as early teens. It is associated with obesity but not exclusively. African americans are at higher risk, primarily because the darker skin leads to lower vitamin d levels, low vitamin d is a risk factor for both type i and type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Please explain why people of ethnic backgrounds have higher risk of diabetes?

Please explain why people of ethnic backgrounds have higher risk of diabetes?

Observational Data: Most medical data is observational, on the first step toward possible understanding yet always limited by sampling issues & group sizes. Yet conclusions from observational data are often misleading. Presumably the differences are due to a combination of beliefs, behaviors, foods, eating & activity patterns, possibly also genes, no one really knows, still theories. Study science for smart people. ...Read more

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Do all middle eastern ethnic / religious groups get them foreskins cut off of their sons?

Do all middle eastern ethnic / religious groups get them foreskins cut off of their sons?

Almost all: Circumcision is routinely practiced by muslims and jews, but not necessarily by all people in the middle east. ...Read more

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If a patient comes from isolated ethnic pool <.00001% us pop. Isn't it possible for this patient to react differently to medicine?

If a patient comes from isolated ethnic pool <.00001% us pop. Isn't it possible for this patient to react differently to medicine?

Not probable : The same medicines are used in the us (and around the world) on a daily basis by patients from every ethnic background with predictable results. It is however possible that individuals from certain ethnic groups can't tolerate medicine the same way most do, usually due to varying metabolic enzymes. ...Read more

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Doesn't being ethnic minority place patient at definite risk of misdiagnosis b/c dr's base decisions on experience w/ majority population?

Doesn't being ethnic minority place patient at definite risk of misdiagnosis b/c dr's base decisions on experience w/ majority population?

Maybe.: The chemistry and physiology of all humans is pretty close. There are some minor variations in presentation of disease based on sex and race and certainly there are differences in genetic risk factors. But again most of the major variations are covered in training. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat in ethnic restaurants?

Yes.: Everything revolves around cleanliness in the kitchen, all restaurants must pass periodic inspections to stay open. ...Read more

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What ethnic group is most impacted by Huntington's disease?

What ethnic group is most impacted by Huntington's disease?

HD ethnic: Any ethnic group can be affected by Huntingtons, but caucasians tend to be affected more than others. There are some exceptions also- small groups of people from South America and Africa have been shown to be at higher risk. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Neither: Marfan syndrome affects males and females equally, and the mutation shows no ethnic or geographical bias. Estimates indicate about one in 3, 000 to 5, 000 individuals have marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Does ethnicity play a huge role on what your potential height will be? Is it by nutrition/lifestyle? Or is it mainly on what ethnic group you are in?

Does ethnicity play a huge role on what your potential height will be? Is it by nutrition/lifestyle? Or is it mainly on what ethnic group you are in?

Genetic: It's genetic and since you are derived from your ancestors it's a good chance this true. There are some exceptions... If you nutr ion ally deprived. And there's this thing called regression to the mean. But otherwise genetics. ...Read more

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Does Parkinson's disease affect a certain ethnic group or gender?

Does Parkinson's disease affect a certain ethnic group or gender?

No and yes: Does not seem to be much of an ethnic variation in my experience, as i seem to have equal numbers of blacks and whites suffering this disorder. However, do find discrepancies in incidence, as many sources say 500, 000 and others 1.5 million in usa. If we take the latter figure, the proportion of men to women is 3 to 1 (the reverse of ms incidence!). ...Read more