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Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more

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My greatgrandparents lived into their 90s, died of old age.But my grandma and many of her siblings had cancer in their 60/70s.how if cancers' genetic?

My greatgrandparents lived into their 90s, died of old age.But my grandma and many of her siblings had cancer in their 60/70s.how if cancers' genetic?

Mostly not genetic: Most cancers strike at random, and even when it's familial (some breast, many colon cancers), exactly who gets affected is also largely dumb luck. In practice, this means simply avoid tobacco, try to avoid the other genuine risks, and maintain surveillance. ...Read more

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How is tbi treated in older children like at the age of 6yrs old?

How is tbi treated in older children like at the age of 6yrs old?

TBI: Treatment of tbi is really based on the sequelae of the brain injury and focused on the problems whether they be speech, motor function, etc. ...Read more

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Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?

Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?

All kids & adults !!: Everyone at all ages has a coexistence with germs. People acquire a germ profile on their skin and in their upper airways & intestines within hours of birth & this continues through life. Young kids mouthing & touching behavior acquires new germs a bit faster than adults, but studies show adults put their fingers to their face/nose multiple times/waking hour. This brings germs to your body. ...Read more

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What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors . China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more

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What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

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What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

85yo: Check out http://www.ahcancal.org/ncal/resources/Pages/ResidentProfile.aspx

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How common is depression in children under age 13 years?

How common is depression in children under age 13 years?

Depression: Affects 2% of prepubertal children, a very sad statistic. ...Read more

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Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Age 23,anxiety at college,parents still care like a 2 years old kid,My family members respect me even elders,was at bad school,not ok in social,cause?

Counseling: Report to the campus counseling center. Depression in college is very common because of all the changes that ollege students have to go through adjusting from the impact of moving from their small towns or big cities or wherever else to college life, and stepping toward autonomy. It often represents too much change into short period of time. Counseling likely will be of benefit. ...Read more

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How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...

How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...

It depends: Divorce is never good, but a well done one can be better for a child than a bad marriage. Being respectful and gentle in acts ; words with each family member can help. Change can be more or less hard. How it's handled is important. If they are okay now ; it's done carefully, it can be alright. Expect some signs of distress - you'll all hurt awhile - be patient , honest ; open, but discreet. Best! ...Read more

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Is melanoma common in 26 year old male?

Is melanoma common in 26 year old male?

Males and Melanoma: The incidence is slightly lower in men (probably due to the fact that men don't sunbathe or use tanning beds as frequently as women), but the risk of death is higher for men than women. There appears to be a biological difference in men vs. Women in our ability to deal with this type of tumor. For more details see this link; http://www.Livescience.Com/37778-melanoma-gender-disparity.Html. ...Read more

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How many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year in age groups UNDER 50 years of age?

How many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year in age groups UNDER 50 years of age?

Colorectal cancer: Tough question to answer. Each year there are about 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in the US. In my experience I would guess less than 20% of the colorectal cancers I see are in patients under 50. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Parents are 5'5 and 5'4 1/2, adult daughter is 5'2. 16 year old youngest daughter is 5'2 1/2. period at 15 like other daughter. how tall will she be?

Parents are 5'5 and 5'4 1/2,  adult daughter is 5'2. 16 year old youngest daughter is 5'2 1/2. period at 15 like other daughter. how tall will she be?

Height: Most children have their height and weight measured several times in the first year or so and then at annual physical exams. That information should be documented on a height and weight program. Ask for a copy and then see how she fits with the family height. Very likely to be the same but one never knows without clear information. ...Read more

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How many 24 year old women have pingcuelas on their eyes in the northern united states? Is this normal? Thank you.

How many 24 year old women have pingcuelas on their eyes in the northern united states? Is this normal?  Thank you.

No exact answer: It is unusual for a 24 year old to have developed a pinguecula. This would require a great deal of ultraviolet exposure. That being said a yound adult can sustain ultraviolet damage if they have many hours of uv exposure. ...Read more

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What's the ideal weight for 20 year old male who is 5"8 in height?

What's the ideal weight for 20 year old male who is 5"8 in height?

Bmi 18-25: There is no ideal weight. A lot depends on your body frame and muscle mass. The more muscle, the more you will weigh. A normal bmi (body mass index) for a typical male 5 ft 8 in, is between 120 and 165 lbs. ...Read more

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In Canada is youth child (14 years old.) aloud to get vaccinated without his her permission?

In Canada is youth child (14 years old.) aloud to get vaccinated without his her permission?

!4 year old--Minor: Legally, a 14 year old need not be asked permission for vaccination. Of course, information, explanation and warning should be given to them. The parent can make this decision. Emancipated minors' definition in US may be different in Canada. Not familiar with that. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?

Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?

If you & his Mom : both have asthma, your son has about a 50-65% chance of having asthma. Other than genetic loading, no one can tell you the risk that any of the myriad of potential triggers for asthma, including specific allergens, will cause him to wheeze in the future. The only exception is that 2nd & 3rd hand smoke is not good for any child. Learning to be responsible for pet care is a useful life lesson. ...Read more

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What is the average weight and height for a 13 year old girl? Her race is.. American, irish, german, french, indian, and english.

What is the average weight and height for a 13 year old girl? Her race is.. American, irish, german, french, indian, and english.

Average: Average height is 61.75 in (157 cm) and weight is 106 lb (47 kg). You can download a chart with growth information by age and gender from the cdc site. See :www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What are the primary milestones that most children reach at certain points in their 3rd year of life?

3YEARS OLD: They are more inquisitive or questions a lot. Counts to 10 , recognizes color, feeds himself , dresses well and knows how to ride a tricycle. ...Read more

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Are more boys or girls born in the U.S. each year?

Are more boys or girls born in the U.S. each year?

Slightly more boys: The current ratio is about 1.05 boys for every 1 girl. For more details, see "Human sex ratio" at Wikipedia or Births by Sex and Sex Ratio - Infoplease www.infoplease.com › United States › U.S. Statistics › Birth. ...Read more