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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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Daily water intake for female, age 21, 266lbs, 5"6 height, lives in northern ireland (cold climate), not very active at all. Thanks?

Daily water intake for female, age 21, 266lbs, 5"6 height, lives in northern ireland (cold climate), not very active at all. Thanks?

2.2 liters per day: Adequate fluid intake is about 2.2 liters per day for women aged 19-30 years., and increased drinking is required for active individuals or those in hot environments. ...Read more

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Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Malaria: Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of south america. The cdc website is a good resource to look up how common diseases, such as malaria, are in a particular country. For malaria you may want to look at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/a.Html. ...Read more

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What are pressures on kids who were born in america to partents from other continents?

What are pressures on kids who were born in america to partents from other continents?

Often cruel: If the parents try to prevent junior from becoming americanized, they will make both themselves and their child miserable. There can be much good (particularly gratitude and a work ethic) and much bad (up to total rejection of a child who chooses american-style self-determination). A kid who is not allowed to americanize will be rejected and ridiculed by his us peers. Be warned. ...Read more

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What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

Washington, but why?: Washington, dc has the highest prevalence, and my own fair city of baltimore comes in second. But you shouldn't decide whom to date based on the city they live in. There's HIV everywhere. Practice safe sex with everyone, whether from dc or des moines. ...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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Why is sickle-cell more common in african americans where their ancestors live in areas that had or have malaria?

Why is sickle-cell more common in african americans where their ancestors live in areas that had or have malaria?

Malaria resistance: Malaria is especially a killer of children. Those who carry the sickle trait - one normal and one s hemoglobin - have some resistance to this disease and this has caused persistence of this trait. Of course having both s and s causes severe disease and having either are not helpful in non-malaria regions. But it mutated in central africa and persists there in proportion to the malaria. ...Read more

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How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

Highly varaible: It varies from 1, 100 per 100, 000 in mozambique to 8 per 100, 000 in the usa to the lowest of 1 per 100, 000 in (can you believe this?): greece and grenada (they're tied!) perhaps you should consider moving to greece? (not). ...Read more

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17 years old, high school student, indian origin and resident of india. Suffering from psoriasis. Need help?

17 years old, high school  student, indian origin and resident of india. Suffering from psoriasis. Need help?

See a dermatologist: Psoriasis on the palms can be one of the most difficult types to manage. There are also several conditions that mimic palmar psoriasis, including fungal infections and hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Prescriptions ranging from topical steroids to systemic medications are available. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read more

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Is female circumcision still practiced legally by doctors in any countries in the world?

Is female circumcision still practiced legally by doctors in any countries in the world?

I agree with Dr. : Sudler. What is tragic is that even in countries where female genital mutilation (fgm) (more accurate terminology) is commonly practiced but has been legally banned- there are very few cases prosecuted. There is great opposition within those countries to banning fgm. It is interesting that after extensively researching which countries have no ban on fgm - I am only able to find gambia. >. ...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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In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

Variable: The feds don't make this rule. At least for now.Each state sets it's vaccine policy as either requirement for entry into daycare or public school facilities or state supported secondary schools.Check with your state health department. ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Would acral melanoma be rare in a 26 year old white irish female?

Would acral melanoma be rare in a 26 year old white irish female?

Not nescessarily: do you have gel nails put on. Some association with gel nail application and UV lamps. ...Read more

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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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How many people live in nursing homes now compared to 10 years ago?

How many people live in nursing homes now compared to 10 years ago?

Agree with Dr.Beresh: I'm sure the exact number may be difficult to find but i'm sure the number has increased and will continue to increase as the "baby boomers" are aging and the number of geriatric population will increase. I would expect the number of people in asssited living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes and independent living facilities to increase. ...Read more

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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read more

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