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What are the health effects of second hand smoke in a vehicle with their children inside?

What are the health effects of second hand smoke in a vehicle with their children inside?

Second hand smoke: Second hand smoke increases a child's chance of developing asthma, allergies, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia. Babies exposed to smoke before or after birth have an increased chance of dying from sids. If adults must smoke it is best left to open air when it doesn't leave the deadly residue and carcinogenic chemicals. Cars and houses should be no smoking zones. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site

Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site

Height : You will not gain height by strengthening tendons. All this will do is keep the alignment and joint strength improved. It will also prevent bending of the spine and allow you to stand more upright and erect. The way for height is increasing bone growth. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia occur in different parts of the body that is one day in the back, the other day in the legs& another in the shoulders or chest.Help!?

Could fibromyalgia occur in different parts of the body that is one day in the back, the other day in the legs& another in the shoulders or chest.Help!?

Yes: Fibro by definition includes aches and pains in both upper and lower half of the body amd it can be left pr right. It can also be migratory. An md can help exclude more dangerous causes of pain. ...Read more

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Which plays the biggest part in the smoking addiction, the mind or the body?

Which plays the biggest part in the smoking addiction, the mind or the body?

Both play a part.: Nicotine is definitely physiologicaly addicting. Smokers experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings as nicotine is eliminated from the body. Smokers also have very strong habits that involve hands, mouth, breathing, etc. At certain times and in response to certain triggers. Effective programs to stop smoking address the psychological as well as the physiological aspects of this addiction. ...Read more

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New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more

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I'm writing a book, in which the character is involved in a major car accident. What are procedures in the ambulance, and possible fatal injuries?

I'm writing a book, in which the character is involved in a major car accident. What are procedures in the ambulance, and possible fatal injuries?

Liver laceration: Emergency medical personnel usually arrive at the scene, they may have to extricate the patient from the vehicle using power instruments to break through doors or cut out glass, apply a cervical collar and place the patient on a spinal board, perform CPR if necessary, apply a tourniquet around bleeding limbs, or start ivs and fluids. Fatal injuries include liver laceration or splenic rupture. ...Read more

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What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the common degenerative joint condition as opposed to the less common inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis. Check out http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/hand-osteoarthritis-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-hand for specific info re hands plus http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749 for general info. ...Read more

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What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

See below: Osteoarthritis in the hands can result from injury, overuse over years and from a genetic mutation. In osteoarthritis the cartilage of the joints undergoes deterioration and since it can not be regrown, bony spurs develop and motion can be painful or restrictive. It often follows a hand pattern of affecting the last jont of the fingers and the joints of the thumb. NSAIDs and acetaminophen are use ...Read more

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Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more

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How could a history of depression/being on antidepressants restrict your opportunities in the united states?

Depression: A history of depression should not affect your opportunities in the us. Your medical information is private, according to hippaa laws. You should not have to disclose your history of depression to potential employers. If, however, you choose to disclose your history to your employer, be aware that some employers may treat you differently due to prejudice against people with mental health issues. ...Read more

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What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

Childhood obesity: The government has began some plans in helping educate and treat the increasing problem of childhood obesity but the real prevention should start at home with educating families on eating healthier and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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What is to blame for the increase in obesity in children?

What is to blame   for the increase in obesity in children?

Calories & Exercise: Most children have one or more issues- 1) too much junk food (high sugar, high fat foods), 2) too much food (eating more than they need), and 3) not exercising enough. The best approach is to work on all of them to encourage them to have more healthy choices. Making small steps and continuing to adjust will help them learn new habits. ...Read more

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Does the u.S. Have the lowest school bullying problems in the world?

Does the u.S. Have the lowest school bullying problems in the world?

Unlikely: I think it is unlikely we have the lowest. Many other countries have more homogenous populations which certainly reduces the bullying. ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more

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Is the increased prevalence of asthma and allergy in the younger generations because parents kept them too clean?

Is the increased prevalence of asthma and allergy in the younger generations because parents kept them too clean?

Not exactly: One factor at home can be that we drop our sandwich in the floor (or dirt) and immediately throw it out. In years past we would dust if off and eat it anyway. Such exposure to micro-organisms stimulates the immune system. The hypothesis suggests less of these exposures(going overboard with purel etc) may prevent the immune system from "getting a workout" and being as strong. ...Read more

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Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes ?

Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes ?

Variable: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more