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If Vaccines Cause Autism Why More Boys Than Girls
The ratio of boys:: Girls with adhd, historically 3:1, is probably skewed because the presentation differs. Boys are more likely to have adhd-primarily combined type, with 6/9 or > significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Girls are more likely to have adhd-primarily inattentive type. Studies show that up to 75% of cases in girls may be missed. See chadd.Org for details on diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
We don't know: Boys are more vulnerable than girls to many childhood mental disorders including ld, adhd, autism, speech and language delays, tourette disorder. Some have hypothesized it has to do with exposure to testoserone in the womb, but the why of that remains unclear, even if true. Equally mysterious is why girls tend to "catch up" in the teen years, though with different disorders. ...Read more
Nobody knows: Twice as many boys than girls are diagnosed with add. Girls are more likely to present with inattentiveness rather than hyperactivity. In adults the ratio of men to women with add is 1.6. The reasons for the different prevalence is unknown, and is being investigated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: I agree that most infants with colic symptoms have underlying conditions/circumstances that can explain some of the symptoms. However, given the agreed definition, and the studies that have been done using that definition, most studies have found no significant relationship to gender. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: While it is true that tourette syndrome is 3-4 more times common in males than in females, it is not well understood why. This would indicate that their are genetic factors at play. It is important than anyone with symptoms of tourette syndrome be evaluated by a physician with experience and training in this field for the best outcome. ...Read more
Infants have more...: Infants have more cuteness than adults, too. Some things are just the way they are, for no particular reason. The blood's WBC count varies a lot from person to person, but the average count does drop from about 11 in infants, to 9 in kindergarteners, to 8 in middle schoolers, to 7.4 in college students. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are they really?: "the devil's in the details." boys are more likely to be born prematurely, and they are more likely to be small for gestational age. All other things being equal, there does appear to be a small gender gap. Research continues, yet we still don't really know why. I would submit that ours is to pray for healthy, full-term babies, and to appreciate what g-d sends us, however small, boy or girl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do women get scoliosis more often than men? I know that females are much more likely to get scoliosis than men, but why?
Good question: That is a good question and one that has been discussed for years. No one knows for sure and it may be multifactorial. Women grow very quickly during puberty, when curves typically worsen and that is thought to play a part. The hormonal differences between men and women and their greater tendency to have ligamentous laxity may also play a part. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Suicide & Gender: Statistics show that females attempt suicide more often than males, however males are more often successful with their attempts due to the lethality of their chosen method. No matter a person's gender or age it is important that people are aware of the warning signs of a person with suicidal ideations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known or do they: Women are less likely to externalize with their adhd. So an inattentive adhd female student will be assessed as "withdrawn, " while an equivalent hyperactive male will be noticed. Allowing for the different clinical presentation in women, there is still a male preponderance in adhd. There may be an increased susceptibility in males for adhd, or a decreased susceptibility in females. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that overweight children are likely to experience puberty later than their underweight peers?
Quite the opposite: Children who are overweight and and or obese are often early bloomers and go through puberty earlier than their normal weight peers. Some of the signals that lead to the start of puberty are tied to body weight, in particular a body weight or amount of body fat that signals the brain that the child is of an age when puberty should start. Some, but not all children who are underweight will have delayed growth and puberty. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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How is it possible that heterosexual males have more sexual partners than females--start younger, do it more, or hang in older?
Not possible: This is hilarious. It's not possible. Either men are lying and saying they have more partners or women are lying and saying they have fewer partners. This article explores the discrepancy: http://www.Nytimes.Com/2007/08/12/weekinreview/12kolata.Html. One explanation is that maybe some of the mens partners are imaginary. ...Read more
Social issues: It depends obviously on the culture, but in china there is an issue with women being trafficked for money, especially minority or immigrants like those from north korea. Families can negotiate prices for women to marry, like a purchase. It can affect future populations as there may not be enough youngsters to support an aging population, making it "top heavy". ...Read more
Do men really mature slower than women? Because it seems like boys/men are more immature than girls/women, when it comes to behavior.
False associations : The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy & now autism over the past 30 yrs. Each time the science & biology have proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect & future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not be possible: Those who choose to believe the hoax about autism and vaccines may continue until better data is available.That it true for the proposed link to crib death or CP that vaccine haters believed years ago before it was debunked.Today i cite the death rate to preventable illness - pertussis, 30 in 2010, compared to the proven link to autism = 0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism I have 4 year old and 5 month old?
Having a short : Umbilical cord is associated with a higher incidence of developmental delays, but not specifically autism. Call child find of your local school district for free developmental assessment of your 4-yr.-old & early intervention of your state health division for free assessment of your 5-mo.-old, for peace of mind. If your pede doesn't routinely screen development, use the aap's healthy child app. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
False associations: The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy & now autism over the past 40 yrs. Each time the science & biology have proven them wrong. The british GI doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect & future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The british doctor who created this entire controversy has admitted the entire thing was a hoax and that he falsified the data. Vaccines are safe and effective and help to save lives and minimize debilities due to overwhelming infections. They do not cause autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: Wakefield published some data in 1998 that suggested a link to MMR vaccine.In the years that followed, many promoted this idea.In testimony in washington, dc, the fraudulent nature of his research was exposed.He has since lost his medical license and left britain in shame.Other researchers have refuted his findings, and found it to be a hoax.Many kids have died because parents failed to vaccinate. ...Read more
Put This To Bed: Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. There is no scientific evidence that any vaccine causes autism and huge amounts of independent research proving that that they do not cause autism. Immunize! ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
If studies show vaccines don't cause autism why do celebrities like jenny mccarthy still claim it?
Honest opinions from whomever that would like to answer: Do vaccines (any) make you sick and/or cause Autism?
Fraudulent: Several studies have disproven the link with mmr, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield. An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr, wakefield lost his license. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Doesn't happen: Although the issue has been studied thoroughly over many years,research has never linked thimerosal with autism or any other condition.The issue comes up as a fear or theory, but no data exists to support the idea.Mercury was removed from childhood vaccines by the early 90's, but autism frequency has increased. Newer data points to genetic factors present at conception as a cause. ...Read more
Can immunization with certain vaccines against childhood diseases cause or trigger disorders such as autism?
Is it really the case that the MMR vaccine causes intestinal problems which then leads to autism?
Fraudulent research: Wakefield, a british GI doc published a report in a british journal in 1998 proposing such a theory.His research could not be replicated & was later proven to involve fraud.He has been stripped of his medical license & the journal published a retraction. It has led to the deaths of hundreds of children when their frightened parents turned away from vaccines.Shame on him & those who spread this lie. ...Read more
Does the MMR vaccine cause autism. Is it ok to have other vaccinations at the same time. I believe children are given 2 others with the MMR at 12 mths?
No: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death ; now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years.The number given at one time has been proven safe and effective.Get them all and be safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Information about thimerosal since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused ... ...Read more
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