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Is the number of people in the us with breast cancer increasing or decreasing?

Is the number of people in the us with breast cancer increasing or decreasing?

Stable: The numbers are fluctuating between slight decline to flat numbers. Overall the numbers have leveled off from rising numbers 10-15 years back. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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Why is the prevalence of testicular cancer increasing?

Why is the prevalence of testicular cancer increasing?

Nobody knows: Only the rates of seminoma are increasing, and it's small but probably real. I have wondered whether it's due to lack of exercise in boys, or perhaps the unknown factors that are causing puberty to happen earlier. The good news is that almost all seminomas are cured. ...Read more

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In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

Yes: Overweight/obesity/morbid obesity has increased in all pediatric age groups (2-18 years old) every year since 1980. ...Read more

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What is the reason there is an increasing number of obesity in children today?

What is the reason there is an increasing number of obesity in children today?

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

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Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

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

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What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more

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Is it true that african america women make up the fastest-growing hiv/aids group in the united states?

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

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What is the single most important factor in reducing osteoporosis in older women?

What is the single most important factor in reducing  osteoporosis in older women?

Osteoporosis: There are many very good medications that can help control osteoporosis. The bone mineral density should be measured at least once a year while on therapy, or preferably every 6 months. ...Read more

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What countries in Africa have the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS? Is it safe to travel there?

What countries in Africa have the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS? Is it safe to travel there?

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

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Is it true that genetic disorders are increasing in frequency?

Is it true that genetic disorders are increasing in frequency?

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

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Which state has the highest bladder cancer rate in the united states?

Which state has the highest bladder cancer rate in the united states?

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 more

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Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others? What environmental factors influence its efficacy?

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Are there regions in the us in which ciprofloxacin is less effective that in others?  What environmental factors influence its efficacy?

Yes: The effectiveness of an antibiotic depends on the sensitivity of the microbes that it is used against. This can vary quite a bit based on locations, but this is more from how antibiotics are used in your community, not environmental factors. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis that spread to or in the colon considered regular colon cancer?

Is endometriosis that spread to or in the colon considered regular colon cancer?

No.: Colon cancer usually starts in the inner part of the colon. Endometriosis implants on the colon, but is not invasive or life threatening. ...Read more

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Given that heart disease is the number one killer in women over 65, but what is the number one killer of women under 65?

Given that heart disease is the number one killer in women over 65, but what is the number one killer of women under 65?

Cancer: The #1 killer of women less than 65 years old is cancer. Please refer to this link from the centers of disease control. http://www.cdc.gov/women/lcod/2009/09_all_women.pdf. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting zika in San Francisco? Is zika locally transmitted in this city?

Call health dept: Call board of health and ask if zika found in your city. I don't know risk of zika in every city in the country. ...Read more