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Doctor insights on: Water On The Brain In Babies

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Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

No: If you live in a community where Fluoride has been placed in the municipal water supply, it has already been provided at the optimum and safe level. In general, too little Fluoride and you get cavities more easily. Too much, and fluorosis can occur. Your water supply should be perfect assuming you don't use some type of home filtration system or process. ...Read more

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What is the risk if the baby have more water fluid in the brain?

What is the risk if the baby have more water fluid in the brain?

Can be a high risk: Of obstructive hydrocephalus. Can be congenital or infectious in etiology. Further testing is recommended asap. ...Read more

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What are the harms of the excess fluoride being dumped in americas water supply?

Depends: It depends upon how excessive. Water in the southwestern part of the country had too much Fluoride in it for many years and the only thing noted was that the teeth were stained. Normally, the amount of Fluoride put in the water is not that high and there is no harm done. I expect there may be other opinions... ...Read more

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Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read more

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How is the air in the drop down masks on commercial airlines different from the air in the cabin?

How is the air in the drop down masks on commercial airlines different from the air in the cabin?

Higher O2: Drop down masks flow oxygen at higher concentration than cabin air. Same principle as when oxygen is given to a patient to breathe. Higher oxygen concentrations deliver more purified oxygen at higher concentrations than ambient air has, with less impurities also. ...Read more

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When in a pregnancy is the brain and body systems able to survive outside the womb?

26 weeks with care: In us with medical care in neonatal intensive care the babys chances of survival with brain and all body system are 100% at 26 weeks but babies born at 22 weeks have 9.8%chance of survival with care if your question is at what stage in pregnancy infant is capable of brain and body intact survival without intensive medical care, the answer is 32 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a small amount of insecticide sprayed at a corner of room drift to fill the rest of the room and other parts of the house?

Can a small amount of insecticide sprayed at a corner of room drift to fill the rest of the room and other parts of the house?

Likely no: When i was pregnant, my father in law sprayed some insecticide on my window sill and i was afraid for days, so i know what you're going through. Likely this small amount of insecticide isn't capable of drifting to fill the rest of room, and definitely not other parts of the house. I'm guessing that the spray stayed for the most part on the floor or carpet where it was put. Not to worry! ...Read more

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Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain. So, to answer your question - fluid is normal --- excess CSF fluid would be hydrocephalus. Now from trauma, stroke, aneurysm you can get blood (a fluid) pooling in parts of the brain and that would NOT be hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Relating to the brain eating ameoba; is it ok if I boil the water in the morning and use it throughout the day? Keeping it in a bootle?

Relating to the brain eating ameoba; is it ok if I boil the water in the morning and use it throughout the day? Keeping it in a bootle?

Naegleria Fowleri: Is the amoeba causing the brain eating syndrome. The usual port of entry is through nostrils by swimming in warm, contaminated waters. Otherwise, I think is safer to boil the water, but for other reasons and if otherwise the water that you drink is not clean. ...Read more

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Does the composition of blood change as it passes through different parts of the body (e.g. the intestines and the lungs)?

Does the composition of blood change as it passes through different parts of the body (e.g. the intestines and the lungs)?

Well sure...: More oxygen/less CO2 in blood after passing thru lungs; more absorbed nutrients after passing thru gut; first-pass metabolism occurs in liver; reduced nitrogenous waste after passing thru kidneys, etc. ...Read more

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What are the dems trying to back pedal on global warming in light of the deep freeze over most of the usa?

What are the dems trying to back pedal on global warming in light of the deep freeze over most of the usa?

Politics not science: Science is rarely the driving force behind politics. It is usually money, religion, bigotry, superstition, myth, ignorance, fantasy or all of the above. Scientific evidence is often ignored completely, if not misinterpreted. ...Read more

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Is a small bit of water in the brain called hydrocephalus?

Is a small bit of water in the brain called hydrocephalus?

How small and where?: "water" is a normal component of all body tissues, including bone and brain. Too much water can cause brain swelling (cerebral edema) or hydrocephalus (excess spinal fluid--csf) within normally occurring brain fluid cavities comprising the ventricular system. Generally to become symptomatic, the fluid excess is more than "a little". ...Read more

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I walk early in the day along the ocean in Florida but feel close to sun stroke most of the time. In excellent health. Electrolyte drink barely helps.

I walk early in the day along the ocean in Florida but feel close to sun stroke most of the time. In excellent health. Electrolyte drink barely helps.

What's the question?: Hydrate more, stay out of the sun wear a hat and if you still feel this way, you may have another problem, ...Read more

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Is it possible to crack the skull and preserve the brain at low temperatures? Without brain dying and the whole spinal cord.

Hmmmm..: Not sure how to answer. Many an unfortunate individual has actually cracked their head in the snow and been preserved for several hours with complete recovery. How long were you proposing to preserve things? There is no way to remove the brain from the body without detaching the spinal cord - this would be a major stumbling block to preserving anything of use.... ...Read more

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Live in Smyrna, GA. A little bit of water went up my nose in the shower. I'm terrified of the risk of contracting the brain-eating amoeba. How likely?

Live in Smyrna, GA. A little bit of water went up my nose in the shower. I'm terrified of the risk of contracting the brain-eating amoeba.  How likely?

Naegleria fowleri: There have only been 5 case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Georgia between 1962 & 2016. The chance of municipl water systems being effected is VERY low. ...Read more

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My colleague uses a lot of hand sanitizer to clean her tables. Can the alcohol evaporated from the sanitizer damage the eyes and respiratory system?

My colleague uses a lot of hand sanitizer to clean her tables. Can the alcohol evaporated from the sanitizer damage the eyes and respiratory system?

Unlikely an issue: Direct contact of the sanitizer with the delicate surface of the eye would be harmful. However, the dissipation of the alcohol vapor as it evaporates from the cleaned surfaces has such a low concentration that harm to the eyes or lungs would be unlikely. Using such products in open spaces is less worrisome than those that are confined and poorly ventilated . ...Read more

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If the emberical cord is covering the genital area can we detect the gender of the baby using ultrasound in week 14?

If the emberical cord is covering the genital area can we detect the gender of the baby  using  ultrasound in week 14?

Hard to say : Most are more comfortable with gender assignment after 18-20 weeks although earlier studies may suggest the proper result. The parts are there at 14 wks but the baby must cooperate for the ultrasound to produce clear results. A cord in the way makes it difficult. ...Read more

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Is it right that delivering babies comes in the 2nd place after burying alive in terms of the amount of pain?

Is it right that delivering babies comes in the 2nd place after burying alive in terms of the amount of pain?

No: You can get pain meds and an epidural and have a pleasant experience, this is 2013 not 1813 or 1713 , please discuss this with your OB before u get pregnant. ...Read more