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Considering basic evolutionary concepts of genetic adaptations. Why are we still losing the battle with cancer?
See below.: Cancer is not as simple and straight forward as one might believe. There are many different types of cancer, and they all have many molecular pathways involved. There are volumes of books to teach pathologists about all the different types. There are some successes stories for specific types of cancer, but research can take many years to find a breakthrough and is very expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do undiagnosed bipolar parents lead to severely depressed offspring(from all the unreined in verbal abuse while growing up)?
Living in an abusive: Home as a child impacts on the emotional health of any child. Since children are unable to get out of their home without help from adults, they are traumatized by abusive parents. If you are concerned that a child is being abuse, you can report it to child protective agencies anonymously and it will be investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do childhood bullies turn into lawyers or presidential candidates, or do they descend into a life of crime?
People can change: Gosh, there is not anything predetermined for sure, but an intersting q just the same. Turns out some criminals, lawyers, docs, police and probably politicians do often have some drive to be in control and tend to think independently. The degree to which bullying persists into adulthood and is accompanied by other illegal behaviors raises risk for antisocial personality disorder - and jail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are bulk beings/ advanced beings guiding humanity into better future. Like in INTERSTELLAR MOVIE are these beings shaping our present n future.
Who knows?: You've posted this question on a network which provides health and medical information, but your question doesn't fall within that realm. A physician's training and experience would not qualify him or her to be any more knowledgeable about your question than anyone else. That said, I'm not aware of any objective data which is responsive to your question, and I think it's a matter of speculation. ...Read more
My counsellor is leaving. new job.I have trauma and unresolved grief. Still in first stage no coping strategies yet. Regret trusting. vulnerable. Help
Find the trust.: It's difficult when a trusted counselor or therapist is no longer able to work with you. That trust, that relationship, that rapport that has developed needs to be transferred to another, starting all over again. You need to find that trust, that rapport with another counselor. And you will. ...Read more
Yes.: When anemia improves , the skin pallor improves. If you buy medications over the counter on your own to supplement iron, folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 the 3 elements we need for normal red cell production and maintenence , always keep your docotr informed your docotr that you are on supplements on your own as sometimes over supplementation can lead to overloading of system, not good especially with iron ...Read more
I am 26 year old.both jaws are protruded outward.can palatal expander help rather than removing 2 premolars in each jaw?
Too broad/vague: Is it a question? Is it your loss? What is triggering your loss? Are you an immigrant? Have you lost your job and thus loss of confidence in life in the us? There are many factors that affect our confidence level at different points in life. Need more info to answer the question more fully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We're Getting There: In the past, we used anatomic staging alone (tumor size, lymph node involvement) to guide rx. Gene profiling allows us a completely separate measure of prognosis, and, more importantly, can predict who may or may not benefit from different chemotherapy agents. In the future, we will hopefully be able to tailor our rx to the specific cancer being treated: the elusive personalized medicine. ...Read more
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
If suicide were accepted, then people could get lethal injections at hospitals with organ harvest benefiting others and less botched suicide attempts?
No: In many instances of suicide, the organs are not usable due to trauma, illness, or exposure to toxins, anoxia, etc. So this is not a viable solution for "organ harvest." also, suicidal thoughts or attempts often come from mental illness, which can be treated. There are places allowing assisted suicide, but it requires thorough evaluation by at least 2 physicians & a competent patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,usually no prob.: CMV is in the herpes family & many viruses in that family, like herpes simplex, Epstein Barr virus, chickenpox, HHV 6 & CMV infect virtually everyone & live in our bodies forever. For those with a healthy immune system this is not a problem as our bodies can keep them in a inactive state where they do not cause problems. However, people who are immunocomprised may develop chronic active infection. ...Read more
Yes and no: If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it. Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the course of disease is similiar. If by familial you mean 1 relative had it, then no it is variable and progress differently. ...Read more
Skin: Sleep does help you restore your body and refresh your spirit. It doesn't affect the sagging of skin. However, how you take care of yourself can affect how well your skin looks, good sleep, healthy eating habits and great skin care e.g. sunblock do more to help skin last you a long time. ...Read more
Map of Human DNA: The Human Genome Project created a map of human DNA and was completed in 2003. Anonymous samples were donated by several people, but the majority of the "genome map" is from a single male donor from Buffalo, NY. The identity of this individual is not known by researchers who sequenced the DNA. ...Read more
From clinical stand point, is there an actual 'time limit' after brain death declaration to withdraw life support?
Do it now: There is no such thing as "life support" once brain death has been diagnosed. Third-party payers won't pay unless the technology is specifically to make an organ available for transplantation. One group of ideologues kept a brain-dead nebraskan's heart beating for over 20 years; no nervous tissue was found on autopsy. God save me from people like this. Be brave, and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer