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Doctor insights on: Is The Attachment Of A Child And Grandma Carried Through All Their Lives

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Is the attachment of a child and grandma carried through all their lives?

Is the attachment of a child and grandma carried through all their lives?

Yes: Child is lucky to have a loving grandma. It makes her secure as she grows up because the attachment gives her a lot of confidence that somebody cares for her aside from her mom and dad. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of crack fumes? My 2 yr cousin lives with his parents and they smoke crack while he is in the house. Is the baby being affected

What are the dangers of crack fumes? My  2  yr cousin lives with his parents and they smoke crack while he is in the house. Is the baby being affected

See below: I wouldn't be as concerned about the crack fumes, as i would the fact that his parents do not have the common sense to not smoke around the baby. And that they are using drugs. If you are truly concerned, i would call your local child services and make a report. ...Read more

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What is the disease/birthdefect where the child is born and looks like there 80 by the time there 8 years old?

What is the disease/birthdefect where the child is born and looks like there 80 by the time there 8 years old?

Progeria: Progeria's most noticeable feature resembles accelerated aging. Affected children usually appear normal in early infancy, however, profound growth failure occurs during the 1 st year of life. They do not become sexually mature or reproduce. Average life span is approximately 13 year. ...Read more

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My big sister has aids.We live in the same room. How can everyone in the house live with her without contracting the disease?

My big sister has aids.We live in the same room. How can everyone in the house live with her without contracting the disease?

Live normally: People living together almost never infect each other except through sexual contact or sharing needles. This was true even before medication. If she does not have full-blown aids but is under control with antiretroviral medication, it is even less transmissible. ...Read more

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Is every human born with a hole in their heart?

Is every human born with a hole in their heart?

Yes, sort of: We are born with a connection between the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) called a patent foramen ovale. It should close shortly after birth. ...Read more

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If a child has been separated traumatically from its mother at birth and developed r.a.d, diagnosed with and displays symptoms of r.a.d at only the biological mother, if the court terminates her parental rights to cure him will that?

If a child has been separated traumatically from its mother at birth and developed r.a.d, diagnosed with and displays symptoms of r.a.d at only the biological mother, if the court terminates her parental rights to cure him will that?

No: How old is the child? Perhaps the child is struggling between desire to reconcile with mother and anger toward her and many other emotions. Simply having court terminate mother‘s right will not solve the deeper psychological problem the child may be having. The best outcome usually comes from reconciliation, with guidance, if possible. ...Read more

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A person who is on life support on a respiratory, can they sit up and converse/talk with others? From what i read, life support is similar to being in a coma, half alive and half not. What are the conditions of the person who is put on life support, who

A person who is on life support on a respiratory, can they sit up and converse/talk with others? From what i read, life support is similar to being in a coma, half alive and half not.  What are the conditions of the person who is put on life support, who

A : A person on a ventilator (a machine that pushes air into his or her lungs) is usually very ill and would not be able to communicate very well, much less sit up in bed. However, that's not always the case. It is certainly possible for a person to be awake, alert, and aware, and yet not have the strength required to breath independently. In such cases, the person could definitely communicate (by writing notes). ...Read more

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Who qualifies to be a living donor of a baby born with gastroschisis with only 2/3 of the colon remaining?

Who qualifies to be a living donor of a baby born with gastroschisis with only 2/3 of the colon remaining?

I wouldn't try: An infant should be able to do ok without the missing 1/3 of the colon.Some adults actually have a large amount of their colon removed due to a variety of medical conditions & do well. ...Read more

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Children born with intestines outside body, is it all because of genetics?

Children born with intestines outside body, is it all because of genetics?

No: Both ompahlocele and gastroschesis are associated with the bowel being outside the abdominal wall. It only rarely runs in families and has more to do with maternal factors like smoking, infection during pregnancy, or exposure to certain medications. ...Read more

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How can the baby die that is in the womb of the brain dead woman being removed from life support?

How can the baby die that is in the womb of the brain dead woman being removed from life support?

I'm not sure why: no one has answered your question, except that it is a sad, painful situation to experience. A fetus in the womb is totally dependent on it's mother for survival. If a mother is put on life support, the infant can sometimes survive but if the mother is taken off life support the infant cannot survive unless it is at or close to full term. It is a sad, difficult situation 4 both families & doctors ...Read more

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I'm out of town visiting my family and there's a lot of toddlers and babies in the family and I've been carrying them! Will that harm my baby?

I'm out of town visiting my family and there's a lot of toddlers and babies in the family and I've been carrying them! Will that harm my baby?

Unclear question: How or why would they "harm" your baby? how old is your baby? were the other toddlers sick? Please take the time to form a thoughtful question so you can expect a useful response. ...Read more

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5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?

5-year-old son lies through his teeth often.  Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior.  Is this age appropriate?

Yes: This is common behavior, and it's important to address it with your child. No need to be harsh, but be consistent and help him understand the problems with lying in ways he can understand. He only sees the benefits at this point. ...Read more

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Is a child who has mood swings and a bad attitude likely to stay that way grow out of by the end of his teen years?

Is a child who has mood swings and a bad attitude likely to stay that way grow out of by the end of his teen years?

Make it a phase: This could be a passing phase or it could be a more chronic pattern that is forming or has already formed. Make sure they are getting a good amount of attention for the things they are doing right but also make sure the right rules and consequences are in place. Talk with your child's counselor or doctor to make sure you set the right balance. ...Read more

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A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?

A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?

Demise: Some of the most common are stroke, heart disease, infection. Depression is the common denominator which leads to not caring for oneself and then susceptibility to illness. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a parents passing lupus onto their children?

What is the probability of a parents passing lupus onto their children?

Possibly: When family members have autoimmune diseases, there is always a risk that other family members may develop an autoimmune disease though it may not be same exact disease. Autoimmune diseases can't be predicted based on genetics alone---there other enviromental factors that may affect their development. ...Read more

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Supposing someone's mother is greek/macedonian and their father is african-american/dominican, what's the chance of the child getting the sickle cell trait?

Supposing someone's mother is greek/macedonian and their father is african-american/dominican, what's the chance of the child getting the sickle cell trait?

Testing for parents: Only way to know is for parents to be tested first. Any ethnicity can carry the gene for sickle cell. To get sickle cell trait, just one of the parents needs to also have it. In this case, the child has 50% chance of inheriting it. If one of the parents has sickle cell disease, 100% chance that child will get trait. If both parents trait, then 25% no trait, 25% sickle cell disease, 50% trait. ...Read more

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Can humans digest their own blood? providing that the person is healthy and the amount they'll be consuming is under a pint.

Can humans digest their own blood? providing that the person is healthy and the amount they'll be consuming is under a pint.

Yes: A human can digest blood. Please avoid direct contact with blood from other people. Use universal precautions when there is risk of coming in contact with blood from other people. ...Read more