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What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease: Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

There are over 150 +: There are a variety of many types of arthritis. The term is not a single problem but encompasses many different types. Most of these 150 + do not run in families but some risk factors can be inherited. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting lymphoma? 26 y/o f. Healthy. No family history of any type of cancer?

What are my chances of getting lymphoma? 26 y/o f. Healthy. No family history of any type of cancer?

Uncommon: Young patients do sometimes develop lymphoma. However, if you do not have symptoms or a reason to suspect lymphoma, the likelihood for any one person to develop it is quite low. Lymphoma is relatively uncommon overall. ...Read more

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Are there reports of a deadly outbreak of pnemonic plague in the usa?

Are there reports of a deadly outbreak of pnemonic plague in the usa?

Internet junk: I've seen the conspiracy sites. It's not happening in the us, but there have been outbreaks in peru and madagascar, in remote rural areas where people are exposed to the bacterium which has its reservoir in wild animals. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

Yes: Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx. The mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is around 75% (50 - 90 %) even with antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % (25 -60%). Effect of early antibiotic tx is uncertain for gi. Meningitis due to anthrax is just about 100% fatal. ...Read more

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What are the chances of lymphoma in someone with no family history of it?

What are the chances of lymphoma in someone with no family history of it?

Small risk: According to us national statistics, 22.5 per 100, 000 men and women per year will develop lymphoma. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/lymph.html. ...Read more

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Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

 Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more

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What are the epidemiological data of childhood malignancies in the u.S. And are any preventable at all?

What are the epidemiological data of childhood malignancies in the u.S. And are any preventable at all?

Can't prevent:: Leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of childhood cancers.The causes of childhood cancers are largely unknown. Each year in the U.S. There are approx.12, 400 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer. About one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday. ...Read more

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What is the real origin and history of gonorrhoea?

What is the real origin and history of gonorrhoea?

Evolution and sex: Neisseria gonorrhoea and humans co- evolved so that the bacteria flourishes in the human genital tract. Remains very successful. Bacteria now learning to resist many antibiotics. Future looks bright. ...Read more

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What short- and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic?

What short- and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic?

Consequences : The consequences of being obese include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. Obesity is the #2 preventable cause of death in the us (smoking is #1). The avg life span has been going up steadily over the past 100yrs, but has stopped and may go down because of obesity. ...Read more

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Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

No: These conditions are too widespread and common to have such a list which might be considered an invasion of privacy. Carefully consider your partners and intimates. There is a strong element of trust in relationships. ...Read more

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Have shingles without history of chickenpox?

Have shingles without history of chickenpox?

Mild case or herpes: You either had mild case without knowing it or this is shingles like presentation of herpes simplex.Treated with same medication. ...Read more

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What are the psychological effects of being a childhood cancer survivor?

What are the psychological effects of being a childhood cancer survivor?

Many effects: Although most children with cancer can be successfully treated. However, cancer treatment and diagnosis can cause side effects called late effects. Emotional effects such as anxiety, depression, and fear of recurrence can occur in cancer survivor. Depending on the therapies they received, they can also have learning disability and memory lose, specially in children received cranial irradiation. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of ventilator associated pneumonia?

What are the risk factors of ventilator associated pneumonia?

Ventilator...: Ventilator associated pneumonia occurs when a person has a tube in place that goes into their airway and connects to a ventilator. This allows bacteria to enter the lungs from the outside. Prevention strategies include good oral hygiene, GERD therapy and getting the tube out as quickly as possible. A chest x-ray can confirm the diagnosis and antibiotics treat it after sputum culture is sent to lab ...Read more

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What is treatment of abdominal gases lam 37female past medical history normal?

What is treatment of abdominal gases lam 37female past medical history normal?

Two ways to decrease: If it is bloating/flatulence, the usual cause is byproducts of bacterial digestion of the indigestible compounds in the GI tract by bacteria. This is done by decreasing the intake of fiber, as well as possibly lactose, then if chronically constipated, increasing speed of elimination of feces with a prescription med like Amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess. Then gradually increase the amount of fiber in your diet. ...Read more