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Which type of car seat is the most safe, a harness or a shield?

Which type of car seat is the most safe, a harness or a shield?

5 Point Harness: A 5 point harness system is always considered safest. Make sure your child's weight and height meet the specifications of your car seat. ...Read more

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Is it alright to use a harness on a young child? People glare at me like I have a dog on a leash!

Is it alright to use a harness on a young child? People glare at me like I have a dog on a leash!

Be practical: Today's harnesses are often disguised as a cute back pack but the doberman setup is fine. No matter what looks you get, I'd rather control a darter around traffic or the busy mall than face a traffic fatality or abduction. I saw my first one 3 decades ago and was surprised and concerned. Years later, I have watched a darter die in the ICU that a harness would have saved. ...Read more

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Child safety harness with booster seat - is it better to use or not to use?

Child safety harness with booster seat - is it better to use or not to use?

Pick your crash ??: The 5 point restraint belts are now available in safety seats up to 80+ pounds from some sources. These systems offer the broadest range of protection from rollover, side impact, front or rear impact crashes. Simple boosters offer little protection during rollover or side impact events. I go for the best possible protection, since no one can pick their crash. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a new baby that has to wear a harness for a problem hip?

Is it common to have a new baby that has to wear a harness for a problem hip?

Yes: Babies can be born with dislocated hips ( hip dysplasia) and the treatment is to keep them in a frog leg postion by use of a harness. After several months this can correct the problem. ...Read more

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Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Nicotine: On its own has bad effects. It causes high bp, deposition of cholesterol, ulcer, probably correlates with urinary bladder cancer, lung problem, heart problem, etc., what you are asking for has no real basis and no controlled study to prove it. I can promise you I am more intelligent and more successful than any of my siblings, and i was the only one who did not smoke. ...Read more

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I have multiple myeloma and am enduring chemotherapy with a new drug (to the nhs) revlimid. Are there any drug/supplements to harness my immune sys?

I have multiple myeloma and am enduring chemotherapy with a new drug (to the nhs) revlimid. Are there any drug/supplements to harness my immune sys?

Follow MDs advice: Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug (imid), so it is "harnessing your immune system". I would re-word the question as what drugs should I take to optimize my myeloma treatment? Lenalidomide (revlimid) is a very effective drug alone or with other drugs. Myeloma patients are at high risk of infection with or without therapy. Anti-viral drugs (acyclovir, valacyclovir) can reduce risk of shingles. ...Read more

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Can a slight underdeveloped hip joint heal naturally in an 8 week old baby without the palvic harness?

Can a slight underdeveloped hip joint heal naturally in an 8 week old baby without the palvic harness?

Hip dysplasia: It is very important that your baby be seen by an orthopedic doctor to make this discussion. Hip dysplasia can be serious and if not treated or followed closely by a specialist, the possibility of surgical correction is a risk. ...Read more

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Should you make a 16 year old sit in a safety seat if she happens to be 4 inches under the height limit and is very light?

Should you make a 16 year old sit in a safety seat if she happens to be 4 inches under the height limit and is very light?

Yes: The height requirement is not based upon age, but upon the ability of the lap/shoulder belt to cross the body in areas that would cause the least injury in a crash. They should fit with lap belt crossing the hip bones, shoulder harness crossing sternum and clavicle, not the neck. I'm petite, they fit properly in some, but not all cars. Use a booster if her car's seat doesn't fit as described. ...Read more

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