Tag Archives: Diseases

Question?: Schizophrenia Types

Jenny asks…

What distinguishes schizophrenia from other types of mental illness?

admin answers:

Schizophrenia like Bi-Polar or Uni-Polar are diseases just like diabetes or heart disease. They are caused by disruptions of the brain chemicals and the neurotransmitters. Schizophrenia is different because it causes one to have hallucinations, hear voices in their heads and sometimes paranoia that has to be treated.

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Question?: What Is Autism Video

Steven asks…

What do you think about vaccinating and the link to autism?

I’ve read so many conflicting articles, but had come to the conclusion that it’s better to vaccinate than to not. My 4 month old is ready for his second set, and I am having doubts after watching a heartbreaking video on you-tube.
(I certainly wont base my decision on that video) I just want to know what others think. Have a look, if you like:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq9M7xIvdhg

admin answers:

There are studys that can prove or disprove everything, just do what you think is right. People can try to influence you all day both ways, but its a desicion you need to make. I have had so many people tell me i was a monster for imunizing my daughter, but i cant help but think how horrible i would feel if she caught one of those diseases, and died. I would rather take my chances with the autism. Im not going to watch the video, but if it really makes you feel bad, look up some of the diseases that you are protecting your baby from, and you will feel better about it. Your a good mom for doing your homework about this. Dont let anyonemake you think your making the wrong choice either way.

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Question?: Rett Syndrome

John asks…

Why are diseases that are found to be curable/reversible in mice?

not in humans?

Serious answers only please.

Asking b/c Rett Syndrome ( a devastating neurological disorder) was completely reversed in mice like 3 years ao & I don’t understand why the same basic concepts that made that possible can’t be used in living humans suffering from this horrible disease

OCTOBER IS RETT SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH
Care Today-Cure tommorow !

admin answers:

Great question and thanks for posting about Rett Syndrome and helping raise awareness!

In the experiments on mice (1 1/2 yr ago) they silenced the MECP2 in the mice (with insertion of a “stop cassette”), and then un-silenced it to see if the effects would be permanent like they believed they would be. So the mice didn’t actually have Rett Syndrome and in RS there is no “stop cassette” built into it to turn on again. So the real outcome of this study showed that once a cure/treatment is found, these girls could possibly be normal again and not neurologically damaged permanently…this is amazing in itself but doesn’t mean we are any closer to a cure.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 3 Year Old

William asks…

What Diseases could these symptoms be from?

My Girlfriend’s 2nd cousins. Here is the background. She had birth to 2 boys. The younger of the two passed away at about the age of 3 months. Autopsy results have only concluded heart and Kidney failure, even from specialists. The older brother is now 2 years old. He has similar symptoms but appears to have them less severe. One original Diagnosis was Bruton’s Disease which is an immune deficiency condition but this was later dismissed. He is very limited in his speech and can not walk on his own but has recently been able to stand with the help of an object. He also suffers from seizures but medication has helped. In appearance he seems to be normal and shows no obvious signs of retardation. He has seen specialists and his younger brother has been autopsied and studied by specialists but there is still no diagnosis. Thought I might give this a try.

admin answers:

Have they considered autism?

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Children

Sandra asks…

What are your thoughts on the link between the MMR vaccine and autism?

I have concerns over the MMR vaccine. I haven’t done enough research to determine what I will do. Have you vaccinated your children…What are you thoughts?

admin answers:

Receiving the MMR vaccine is a risk for developing autism. It is not the only cause, but is often the last straw to a child’s body and brain after being weakened by other vaccines, environmental pollution, an unknown underlying genetic condition, etc. Etc.

My children are not vaccinated at all. They are 5 years and 17 months old. Neither one has gotten the measles or the mumps yet, and I wouldn’t know if they’ve gotten rubella because it is so mild in children it often causes no symptoms at all.

People didn’t used to be afraid of measles or mumps or rubella, before the vaccine. They were diseases every child got. Mothers would take their kids to other kids’ houses when they had measles, to get them infected at a convenient time or just to get it over with.

Even if your kids did get measles, mumps, or rubella, they would be fine. But the reality is, they have an extremely low chance these days of getting those diseases. The measles “outbreak” in the U.S. This year that was so highly publicized affected only 131 people in a population of over 300 million. Nobody died, only 15 people were admitted to the hospital, and nobody had any lasting health effects.

I don’t expect that my children will get measles or mumps or rubella. But if they do, they’ll be fine, and they’ll have immunity for life, whereas the vaccine does not provide lifelong immunity.

If you decide to not give the MMR, just read about the diseases and their home treatments. Read about what supplements help, such as vitamin A for measles. Research how Tylenol and other fever reducers make illnesses worse. Once you have the knowledge, you will feel secure in your decision.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms 18 Months

Laura asks…

What are your thoughts on the possible link between vaccines and Autism?

HI there new mom here, and with it back in the news I was wondering what everyone thinks about the possible link?
Im not looking for info, im looking for opinions, isn’t that what this is for???

admin answers:

I have worked with children with autism for almost 10 years, and have done much research on this subject. I don’t believe that vaccine causes autsim because I have worked with 2 children who were never given their shots because the parents thought there was some link, and yet these children got symptoms around 18 months, just like the others. Also Thermasol was removed from these shots a few years ago and yet the rise in autism continues.

When it came to getting my daughter the shots, I did think about it for a minute, but them thought about how I didn’t want her to get any of the diseases that these shots protect against. With all the travel in and out of this country there has been an inrease in these diseases and I didn’t want to risk the chance.

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Question?: What Is Autism

George asks…

What is the best current explanation for autism?

I asked my psychology professor about what causes autism from a neurological perspective, and he said that if he could answer that question, he’d get a Nobel Prize. However, there must be many hypotheses regarding this question, so which one is the most plausible?

admin answers:

It’s principally genetic, (but not one single “gene for autism!) though there seems to be some variation which requires the influence of environmental factors.
The two most considered at present are variations in womb temperature, and in foetal steroid and non-steroid hormones,
(not toxins or infections, diseases etc.)
Neither of these strands have progressed beyond hypothesis, unless my reading is out-of-date.

I’m working from information in Simon-Baron Cohen’s Autism and Asperger Syndrome (2009)
He cites six strands of evidence pointing to genetics as the major and critical component.

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Question?: Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Helen asks…

Why are diseases that are found to be curable/reversible in mice?

Serious answers only please.

Asking b/c Rett Syndrome ( a devastating neurological disorder) was completely reversed in mice like 3 years ao & I don’t understand why the same basic concepts that made that possible can’t be used in living humans suffering from this horrible disease

OCTOBER IS RETT SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH
Care Today-Cure tommorow !
I meant to write : Why are diseases that are found to be curable/reversible in mice not curable in Humans

admin answers:

Partly because treatments which work on mice models do not always work on humans, since we are obviously not the same animals. Also, there is a big problem with getting clearance to use a treatment on humans. It has to pass so many types of rules and regulations, and then it can be used in clinical trials. Then there has to be placebo groups studied and so on and so on. Then it has to go through more rules and regulations. Salk said that if he were to submit his vaccine to the powers that be today, the cure would still be tied up in paperwork and obstacles.

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Question?: Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Laura asks…

Why are diseases that are found to be curable/reversible in mice?

Serious answers only please.

Asking b/c Rett Syndrome ( a devastating neurological disorder) was completely reversed in mice like 3 years ao & I don’t understand why the same basic concepts that made that possible can’t be used in living humans suffering from this horrible disease

OCTOBER IS RETT SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH
Care Today-Cure tommorow !
I meant to write : Why are diseases that are found to be curable/reversible in mice not curable in Humans

admin answers:

Liberalism is currently curable with large amounts of knowledge in most mammals.

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Question?: Rett Syndrome In Boys

Mandy asks…

can girls get diseases that are x linked?

or just boys?

admin answers:

Yes they can. It depends on the type of disorder. There are X-linked dominant disorders, where even 1 copy of the mutant allele will cause the disease. One example is Rett Syndrome. Girls get Rett, even with only one copy of the mutation. Boys usually do not survive.
If it is an X-linked recessive disorder, then a male will have the disorder with only one copy, but a female will usually need 2 copies. This is rare, but CAN happen. For example, red-green colorblindness. A male with the mutation on the X will have it. If he mates with a woman who is a carrier, she has a 50% chance to pass on the mutation as well. So it is possible, but much less common than males.
(the other possibility is skewed X-inactivation, but I doubt you need that much detail)

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