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Plays Alone (Overview)

Being able to engage in solitary play is important for toddlers/ young children. This means that they can entertain themselves independent of interactions with others.


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What role does environment play with ms?

What role does environment play with ms?

Unclear: Lots of interest currently in the interplay of genetic background of a population and environmental triggers. No one clear winner here, but studies of large populations are seeing some patterns emerge with regard to annual sunshine exposure, vitamin d (and its receptor), epstein barr virus (mononucleosis) infection at a critical time in life, possibly smoking as contributing to risk for ms. ...Read more

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Plays Alone (Overview)

Being able to engage in solitary play is important for toddlers/ young children. This means that they can entertain themselves independent of interactions with others.


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Does playing violent videogames cause kids to have more problems with social interaction?

Does playing violent videogames cause kids to have more problems with social interaction?

Yes: Children have difficulty distinguishing the virtual world from reality. Social skills suffer because children become preoccupied with the games; they fail to learn how to interact with adults and peers. Violent video games have been associated with aggressive behavior in children and teens. I encourage parents to censor videos and limit screen time (tv, computer, games) to 2 hr or less daily. ...Read more

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How does media plays a role with teenage drinking?

How does media plays a role with teenage drinking?

Peer pressure: Media along with family behaviour often influences teenagers. ...Read more

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What role does diet play in acne?

What role does diet play in acne?

Acne & Diet: Many foods can aggravate acne. The most common culprits, in my observations, are nuts and peanut butter, dairy products (excess cheese and milk), sugars and high glycemic index foods (chocolate). So, no snickers bars; no reese's cups; no gallons of milk, cut down on cheese. ...Read more

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How does music videos plays a role with teenage drinking?

How does music videos plays a role with teenage drinking?

See below: Lots of videos promote partying and getting high appropriate selected videos are best or no videos. I prefer classic jazz wonderful and nothing to do with drinking. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a wrist to be locked after playing piano?

What does it mean for a wrist to be locked after playing piano?

Stiff upper wrist?: A 'locked' joint is one that is overused and needs to rest; which playing the piano can certain lear to. Try heat; and stretching before and after your next serenade. ...Read more

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Is it good for my baby to have alone time or do I need to play with him constantly?

Is it good for my baby to have alone time or do I need to play with him constantly?

Yes: Every baby, and every child, needs quiet time, separate from sleep time. Whereas it's great fun to make a baby laugh, you will notice that whatever you are doing to get that belly laugh will eventually over-stimulate your baby and make them cry. You do not need to play with him constantly. You will both enjoy the quiet times too. ...Read more

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Can nature or nurture play a bigger role in causing clinical depression?

Can nature or nurture play a bigger role in causing clinical depression?

Different: It's different for each person. We know both are implicated. Nurture is likely to play a strong role if their is a familial pattern, i.e. If many in the family have the disorder. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in angina?

What genes play an important role in angina?

Unknown : This information is not yet known. Stay tuned (and check back in 10 years). ...Read more

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What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

Perspective: Immune system is inherited & important; however disease also depends upon the virulance or severity of the attack or insult upon that immune system together with outside environmental contributing factors. Disease occurs when any one of those factors is out of balance with the others. ...Read more

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Do genetics play a big role in krabbe disease?

Do genetics play a big role in krabbe disease?

Yes: Krabbe is a genetic inherited condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. That means that for a patient with krabbe, both parents are usually carriers of the abnormal gene called galc. Those parents will have a 25% chance of having another affected child and a 50% chance of having children that are carriers. ...Read more

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Just found out my knee fat pad is calcifying, what are the treatment options? I am a professional rugby player and want to be back playing ASAP.

Just found out my knee fat pad is calcifying, what are the treatment options? I am a professional rugby player and want to be back playing ASAP.

Nothing ASAP: Calcification in this setting is caused by trauma and inflammation that is not allowed to properly heal. Rest and the appropriate stretching and exercise (physical therapy) is the indicated thing when one has knee injuries and pain. Not letting the tissue heal properly leads to scarring, calcification, and deformity. Sounds like you need to learn more about the injuries you have and how to heal. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in stroke?

What genes play an important role in stroke?

Many: There is no "stroke gene". There are many conditions which are genetically determined, such leiden factor v deficiency which leads to stroke. If you have strong family history of stroke, you should find out what condition(s) your family has contributing to their strokes. This is a more productive approach than searching the human genome. ...Read more

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I have been playing a lot of golf this year and I have developed trigger finger in my pinky finger. Are there any OTC treatments that will help?

I have been playing a lot of golf this year and I have developed trigger finger in my pinky finger.  Are there any OTC treatments that will help?

Anti-inflammatories: Any anti-inflammatory( aleve, (naproxen) advil) may help with your trigger finger. If treating with anti-inflammatories is not helpful then see your physician as an injection with a steroid will usually help. ...Read more

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Does height plays an imp role in having n njoying sex?

Does height plays an imp role in having n njoying sex?

It should not: unless you mean a severe mismatch ie he is significantly taller than you.There are other factors that can enhance enjoyment of sex including the ability to relax,masturbation independently to climax,incorporation of romance & foreplay,true intimacy,quality time together outside the bedroom & feeling loved.Time taken by both parties to add some if not several of these approaches will be well spent ...Read more

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What role does exercise play in weight management?

What role does exercise play in weight management?

Maintenance: While changing baseline activity/exercise level is important for weight loss.... Regular exercise is even more important to maintain weight loss... ...Read more

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Can playing indoor field hockey cause a stiff back and how to get rid of it?

Can playing indoor field hockey cause a stiff back and how to get rid of it?

Stretching: Yes, playing any sport can cause back tightness. The remedy you should try is stretching. Try to loosen your back with various stretches such as "touching your toes". Remember to stretch before and after activities. Heat may loosen the back muscle and if you have a nice friend or relative who can massage your back that would be great. If the pain persists, see your primary physician. ...Read more

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Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Yes.: It is one of many substances that increase or cause gerd by opening the lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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