Doctor insights on:
How Has The Study Of Human Development Evolved
Sounds like you are: Writing a paper for a class. It really wouldn't be fair to have healthtap doctors do school assignments. There are a number of articles at this site (http://www.Nichd. Nih. Gov/pages/index. Aspx) which may provide insights. ...Read more
No: We have developed normally for thousdands of years before video games were developed. If you don't want your kids to play them, make that the rule of your home. ...Read more
No, beneficial: Push-ups and situps are actually quite beneficial. Military of use both exercises for decades to measure gains and upper body strength and core and abdominal strength. ...Read more
Genetics + environ-: Ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. & community, determines his or her developmental trajectory. This transactional theory of development removes the question of nature vs. nurture. ...Read more
Probably not: http://www.icr.org/article/6926/ This website answers your question in detail ...Read more
What to do if I have to complete a half hour seminar on body image, obesity, and weight relation to human growth and development any ideas?
Please clarify: Are you asking where to locate a seminar? ...Read more
Nope: Anatomy continues to evolve to the molecular level. ...Read more
Do doctors believe we humans evolved
from a common ancestor of apes and humans? Will we evolve into other forms in future?
Some do, some don't: Doctors are like other people, in that some believe we evolved from a more primitive species, but others believe we were created as modern humans. In either case, we have been evolving and will continue to evolve, ever since the days of the first humans. Doctors who believe we were created as humans, see that we are evolving, but just into slightly different humans, not into another species. ...Read more
Difficult question : Was a biased study with avg age of 63 and lots of smokers and heart disease. No surprise there were more cardiovascular events in the first year! Evened out in second year. Study was stopped too early(pushed by the drug co. That sell drugs for osteoporosis, one of main benefits of hrt) to really know if there is any increased breast cancer risk at all. Everything reads. ...Read more
Many times, early clinical trials are done to figure out how a drug or treatment will work, etc. There are well-known "models" of various diseases that are in rats, and so, many experiments which would be harmful if done on humans are usually first done on rats.
Whenever a treatment shows promise, however, there are always human trials, with very strict safety guidelines. ...Read more
Syndromes: There are literally hundreds of Syndromes, almost exclusively genetic in origin. Cannot list them all here. Contact a National March of Dimes foundation. ...Read more
How come a lot of places say that in a study, humans had 6 grams of melatonin every day for a month and were fine? Where is this study?
Milligrams not grams: You mean milligrams, not grams. Patients should use the smallest dose of melatonin necessary for symptomatic relief. Many studies have investigated doses of melatonin at a 6 mg/day or greater dose (one example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/107392990. Discuss with your sleep specialist before making any medication dose changes. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/940.html ...Read more
Philosophy: That question is unanswerable. As I am sure you know. It is not also the type of question that is appropriate here on health tap. Do you have any specific medical concerns we can help you with? ...Read more
Evolution: It came from a simian precursor transmitted to humans by one of several mechanisms. This virus mutates continuously and the form to which it mutates which is the best capable of surviving under the circumstances is the one which will be reproduced and multiply within infected cells. Unless of course you are a creationist. ...Read more
Did human beings really evolve from apes? And if so, then does that mean were no more special than an average ape?
Yes and no: The evidence favors the hypothesis that we did, indeed, evolve from apes. But with evolution comes special characteristics. A ferrari "evolved" from an oxcart but it certainly is more special than oxcart. Humans are sentient beings and, arguably, have a soul (depending on your faith). There's no doubt that we communicate and reason far in a far more sophisticated way than apes. ...Read more
How could modern genetic studies contribute to our understanding of biological variation in humans?
Understand : Helps us see how changes occurGet a more detailed answer ›
Why did the medication "Linzess" kill juvenile mice in the clinical studies? Should this be a concerning result?
Let's think: Mouse studies are animal studies, not clinical studies. It is no surprise that an anti-constipation drug in a huge dose caused fatal diarrhea. Two new Big Pharma meds are competing for the chronic constipation market and it's no wonder there's distortion in what you read. For constipation, check for hypothyroidism, porphyria, and practice good hydration and diet first. Best wishes. ...Read more
What books should an engineering student read to study all about human psychology? (Deception and irrational behavior)
Too many to list.: Start with a book on general psychology. Also, read personality theory and abnormal psychology. ...Read more
To achieve longevity via modifying existing genes in a living human being or animals — which branch of Genetics should I study? Thanks.
Epigenetics is the: Study of what factors turn genes on an off. We are not at the mercy of our genes. Lifestyle plays and major role. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What's the meaning of my apicolordotic result: failed to confirm presence of infiltrates in both upper lobes. Impression: Essentially Normal Study?
See below: The chest x-ray suggested abnormal areas of infiltrate (increased density, often suggestive of pneumonia or another inflammatory process) in both upper lobes. However, on additional views looking downward at the lung the infiltrates were not seen. Essentially: Normal chest x-ray ...Read more
Stomach reduction: The stomach is divided into zones, with each zone responsible for a particular action. For example, a region of the stomach is responsible for acid production, another region is responsible for production of Intrinsic Factor, which is responsible for Vitamin B12 absorption. So reducing the surface area of the stomach may eliminate vital regions of the stomach. ...Read more
No: What about people who got it through blood transfusions? Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who got it through needle sticks. Babies who got it from infected mothers. ...Read more
Much, much more: The discovery of the genes associated with the diseases and how they cause them has caused a revolution in our approach to therapy, from chance testing to see if something helps. To understanding the primary problem and then being able to create a key that fits the keyhole of the problem ...Read more
Recent studies I found on the internet shows humans loses more calcium trying to consume cow's milk than gaining calcium from it. Is this true?
Doesn't make sense: Dairy products are an excellent source of calcium that is easily digested. Plant sources of calcium are not as bioavailable. However, some people have challenges with digesting lactose (sugar contained in milk). This is helped by taking lactase tablets when eating dairy products. Cow milk allergy is rare. ...Read more
I study very hard. But in between I get depressed thinking of the result in the future. I am not able to concentrate well in studies due to stress.
It sounds like you: Are creating anxiety in yourself by forecasting dismal results in the future. This uses up precious energy ; drops your confidence. I have a suggestion. Try not to project what your grades or the outcome will be. Yes, you are capable of this. Focus your attention ; energy on learning the information. Disconnect the action of studying with the imagined result. Good luck. ...Read more
Had a 2d Echo for pvcs and the test result with LVEF (2d): 42 (>55%) where 55 is norm. But under findings says LVEF is 65 & study EF 65. Why diff?
I'd believe the 65: I agree that it seems confusing because I read it as saying that you've got an LVEF of 42 which for a 31-year-old ain't so hot.....but 65% is a heckuva lot better than 42 so I think that's your real number. Why the difference? Beats the PVC heck outta me.... I think you'll want to check with either the doc who ordered the study or whomever READ the study. Good luck! ...Read more
Do vaccines containing human cells cause homologous recombination when injected into humans? Have studies been done in regard to this? Citations?
No: Computational detection of homologous recombination hotspots in many human chromosomes is not well documented or studied. Would make a nice topic for your phd thesis. ...Read more