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Is a certain population at a higher risk of inheriting angelman?

Is a certain population at a higher risk of inheriting angelman?

Not usually: On www.Angelman.Org there is an explanation of the ways in which the genetic errors that cause angelman syndrome can occur.In a very few cases, there is an alteration in mother's ub3a gene or a balanced translocation on her chromosome 15 that increases risk, but usually it's a new mutation. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


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What is a factor that has contributed to the global increase in obesity?

What is a factor that has contributed to the global increase in obesity?

Too many 2 count: Where to start? Convenience foods, fast foods, commercial advertising for soda etc... Decrease in the importance of sit down family dinners... Obesity is a multifactoral problem with many causes that we have yet to identify. Fixing the obesity epidemic is also going to have to be tackled from several different angles.. ...Read more

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Is smoking a risk factor in becoming diabetic over a person's lifetime?

Is smoking a risk factor in becoming diabetic over a person's lifetime?

Yes: It does increase your risk, of diabetes, plus your risks of complications. Try to stop now, get help and support. ...Read more

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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic factor of epilepsy?

Is there a genetic factor of epilepsy?

Yes: Some epilepsies are clearly genetic- many of these are a type of generalized epilepsy (seizures start both sides of the brain at the same time). Less commonly, some partial epilepsies may be genetic (seizures from one part of the brain). Even some acquired forms of epilepsy may have a genetic component- such as epilepsy secondary to head trauma (though not in every case). ...Read more

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Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

Yes: Dark skinned individuals need more sunlight exposure compared to light skinned ones. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes: Diabetes is a risk factor in most surgical procedures due to diabetic arteritis and slight impairmant as such in healing. In patients having a gastric bypass, the procedure is frequently to reduce wt. of patient. Most obese patients tend to be diabetic and there is no evidence of reduced healing capabilities or complications. ...Read more

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Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more

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Is the prevalence of a given genetic disease revealed by a census?

Is the prevalence of a given genetic disease revealed by a census?

Not specifically: The last time i filled out my form there was no such personal medical information collected. Most prevalence data are generated by such things as newborn screening programs and reported cases within a given population. Since the number of births within a given population is collected, researchers compare the number treated with the number born to get a prevalence. These are estimates. ...Read more

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Is the lack of family structure a major cause in child obesity?

Is the lack of family structure a major cause in child obesity?

Can be significant: Unhappiness in a child can lead to overeating, particularly sweet foods, a major cause of obesity. ...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 is the chance of a 23yo female to die suddenly in there sleep no history in the family?

What is the chance of a 23yo female to die suddenly in there sleep no history in the family?

Very rare: It's very rare for a young person to ,abruptly die in their sleep. If it happens is usually due to a rupture of a brain aneurysm or a sudden cardiac arrthymia. Most cardiac events can be avoided by periodic histories and physicals. ...Read more

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What is Asthma a risk factor for?

What is Asthma a risk factor for?

Asthma is a risk factor for:: Anaphylaxis, Atopic dermatitis, Collapsed lung, Conjunctivitis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Group B streptococcal infection, Nasal polyps, Panic disorder, Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Snoring, Asthma, Eczema, Allergic conjunctivitis, Bronchitis, Psoriasis & Eczema, Food allergy, Allergies, Hay Fever, Scalp psoriasis, Sputum, Phlegm, Esophagitis. ...Read more

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Anemia; is ethnicity a factor?

Sometimes: Anemia is sometimes much more likely is certain ethnicities. These anemias include sickle cell and thalassemia minor. ...Read more

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How common is melanoma in a male age 27?

How common is melanoma in a male age 27?

Why do you ask?: Not common. But the most common cancer death among young men. If a concern, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is COPD a risk factor for?

What is COPD a risk factor for?

See below: Having COPD can put you at risk for lung infections, cardiac issues, and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Why is the prevalence of obesity so high in recent years?

Why is the prevalence of obesity so high in recent years?

Modern obesity.: Several reasons why obesity is so prevalent nowadays. Technology has made us all quite sedentary. We tend to eat foods of convenience rather than sitting down for slow, healthy family meals. We're often working too hard to get adequate sleep and we're under constant stress. Often we state we don't have time to exercise. ...Read more

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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...Read more