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Is Endometriosis Increasing In America
Many reasons: As adult obesity has increased, so has childhood obesity. This is essentially a trickle down effect, meaning we learn from our parents bad eating habits. Kids eat more fast food and have more sedentary activities such as video games. Also less expensive to feed a large family with fast food so there is also a financial component. Convience also plays a role with our fast paced lifestyles. ...Read more
It is stabilizing: While the incidence of obesity has been on the rise for the last few decades, recent data indicates that it appears to be leveling off. The exact reasons are unclear, but increased awareness of the problem and the deleterious effects of fast food are felt to be factors. ...Read more
About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more
Is it true that african america women make up the fastest-growing hiv/aids group in the united states?
Black women at risk.: In 2010, the rate of new HIV infections (per 100, 000 population) among black/african american women was 20 times that of white women, and the rate among hispanic/latino women was 4 times the rate of white women. However, the number of new infections among black/african american women in 2010 (6, 100) represented a decrease of 21% since 2008. Always practice safe sex and do not share needles! ...Read more
Several: Botswana, South Africa, and some of the nearby countries have the highest rate. However, if you practice the usual safeties to avoid becoming infected, the only risk is from a substandard medical procedure (contamined blood or instruments). ...Read more
Is it possible that sugar consumption is the cause of the high rate of cancer in western civilization?
Yes but....: However, that is not necessarily due to their being a greater number of genetic mutations in the population. Part of the explanation is that we are doing a better job of identifying genetic disorders. In addition, with better treatment, individuals with genetic disorders are living longer and are able to reproduce thereby increasing the gene frequency in the population. ...Read more
NCI Data: The most up-to-date data available suggests that maine has the highest death rate, but new hampshire and vermont have the highest incidence of bladder cancer. Smoking is the biggest promoter of bladder cancer, tripling the risk. Other exposures have an increased incidence of bladder cancer, such as exposure to aniline dyes, aromatic amines, radiation and certain chemotherapies. Limit your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What percentage of the population is infected with this desease in south africa, and is it still rising?
Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others? What environmental factors influence its efficacy?
Given that heart disease is the number one killer in women over 65, but what is the number one killer of women under 65?
Not to worry.: "Thus far in California, Zika virus infections have been documented only in people who were infected while traveling to areas with ongoing Zika transmission, through sexual contact with an infected traveler, or through maternal-fetal transmission during pregnancy." REF: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Zika.aspx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer