Baby Care Advice » Malaria in Babies http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 BIO HELP PLZ? http://birthpolicy.org/517/bio-help-plz/ http://birthpolicy.org/517/bio-help-plz/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:24:47 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/517/bio-help-plz/

Question by the1god:
BIO HELP plz?

I am quite weak in this and would be great if i could have the answers for these questions or even notes on evolution
Hardy-Weinberg Law Problems

1.
Screech owls are found in two different colour patterns: red and gray. Scientists have raised and bred
these owls in captivity. The scientists mated red to red, red to gray, and gray to gray. The red to gray
matings usually gave equal numbers of red and gray offspring, but sometimes gave only red offspring.
A population survey done in Pennsylvania showed the population to be composed of 51% red and 49%
gray owls. Use the Hardy-Weinberg equations and Table A below to help you answer the questions
below.

a) Which gene is dominant and which gene is recessive? How can you determine this?
b) Compute each allele frequency.
c) Suppose the frequency for red feathers is 0.42 ten years later in the same population. What could
have caused the change in the gene frequency?
d) What is the percentage of heterozygous owls?

2.
The capability to taste a chemical substance called PTC is the result of inheriting a dominant gene (P).
Humans that are hybrid (Pp) for the gene are also tasters. Humans that are pure recessive cannot taste
PTC. A population sample was taken in a small town and of 1092 people tested 64% were found to be
tasters.
a) How many people in the sample can taste PTC?
b) What is the frequency of each allele?
c) What percent of the population are heterozygous? How many people are heterozygous?
d) What percent of the population are homozygous dominant? How many people are homozygous?
e) A sample was taken in the same town 15 years later and the allele frequencies were found to be
the same as in the earlier sample. How can you account for this result?

3)
One in 1700 US Caucasian newborns have cystic fibrous. C for normal is dominant over c for cystic
fibrous. What percent of the population is homozygous dominant, and thus not carrier of the disease?

4. If 9% of an African population is born with a severe form of sickle-cell anemia (ss), what percentage of the
population will be more resistant to malaria because they are heterozygous(Ss) for the sickle-cell gene?


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Answer by Omigod!
I only have some answers………

1. a.) The dominant gene is red and the recessive gene is gray because sometimes the red and gray owls only produced red owls.
2. a.) 698.88 [698, you cannot have 0.88 a person]
3. about 99.94%
4. Uhh…sorry.

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CAN I TRANSMIT MALARIA TO A BABY I AM BREASTFEEDING THROUGH MILK? http://birthpolicy.org/439/can-i-transmit-malaria-to-a-baby-i-am-breastfeeding-through-milk/ http://birthpolicy.org/439/can-i-transmit-malaria-to-a-baby-i-am-breastfeeding-through-milk/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:50:16 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/439/can-i-transmit-malaria-to-a-baby-i-am-breastfeeding-through-milk/ Question by liliane w:
Can I transmit malaria to a baby I am breastfeeding through milk?


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Answer by TweetyBird
Yes. Please, please check out the ways in which malaria can be transmitted to others.

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PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS RESEARCH REPORT IS GOOD!!!? http://birthpolicy.org/373/please-tell-me-if-this-research-report-is-good/ http://birthpolicy.org/373/please-tell-me-if-this-research-report-is-good/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:48:56 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/373/please-tell-me-if-this-research-report-is-good/ Question by Ahmad A:
PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS RESEARCH REPORT IS GOOD!!!?

ok..can u please look over my research report and tell me if it is good or not?tell me what i can do 2 improve it..thank u
Endangered Mountain Gorillas
The safety of hundreds of mountain gorillas living in different parts of Africa depends on the habitat that these animals live in. Mountain gorillas have been endangered for years in many different ways. Endangered mountain gorillas are very similar to humans. There are three different groups of gorillas and the mountain gorilla is one of them. There are some differences between these gorillas.
Mature male mountain gorillas are called silverbacks. The height that a silverback gorilla can reach up to is 5’6. The height of a female mountain gorilla is 5ft. A mountain gorilla has black and brown fur with black skin on its chest, fingers, armpits, bottom of their feet, palms, and faces. The weight of a silverback is 300-500 pounds. The weight of a female gorilla is 150-250pounds. The scientific name for a mountain gorilla is gorilla berengei. Mountain gorillas belong to the gorilla family.
Mountain gorillas are found in different parts of Africa in 285 square miles in the rain forests of Rwanda, Uganda and Zaire. Their habitats are in tropical rain forests in the forest edges and clearings, wet lowland forests, swamps, and abandoned fields. Eastern Lowland gorillas and Western Lowland gorillas also live in Zaire, but in different parts. All of these gorillas are very similar to each other. Mountain Gorillas live in cooler areas than the other two groups of gorillas.
Many of these gorillas are losing their homes. The rain forests are being cut down and used as farm land. These peaceful animals are being endangered because of genetic diseases transmitting very easily between human and other primate species. Sadly the health care for humans in the area is poor and therefore AIDS, malaria and a mess of other junk increase in the area. When humans enter the jungle to hunt, farm, poach, monitor, or live, they bring those diseases with them. People poach mountain gorillas for bush meat and trophies.
Gorillas eat 200 types of leaves, tubers, flowers, fruit, fungus and some insects. Some of their favorite foods include bamboo, thistles and wild celery. They do not drink water. Male gorillas eat approximately 50 pounds a day. They are herbivores and vegetarians.
When female gorillas are 10- 12 years old and are fully grown, they are able to reproduce. They only have 3 babies in their lifetime. Gorillas are pregnant for about 8 to 9.5 months. Newborn gorillas weigh only about 3-4 pounds at birth. At 4 months, the baby gorilla clutches onto their mother’s fur to get on her back. Baby gorillas can walk before they are 9 months old. When the gorilla is two years old, they are able to chew on vines and branches. Moms feed their babies on milk for the first 2.5 years of their life. When they are old enough, gorillas start to build their own sleeping nests out of vegetation. Young gorillas stay with their mom for 3-4 years. Adult male gorillas will care for orphaned young gorillas. The lifespan of a gorilla is 30- 50 years.
Gorillas have a few special adaptations such as they eat 200 types of leaves, tubers, flowers, fruit, fungus and some insects. They have a daily routine. At 6am-8am, they wake-up. At 8am-10am, they eat. At 10am-2pm, they eat, play, relax, and sleep. At 2pm-5pm, they travel 300-6,000 feet and hunting on the way. At 5pm-6pm, they build a nest for them to sleep in. At 6pm-6am, they sleep. A gorilla’s predators are humans, leopards, and crocodiles. When a gorilla is ready to defend itself and their family from hunters, they stand up and beat on their chest. Gorillas can make 25 different sounds. Different groups of gorillas try to stay away from each other. When they get near each other, they fight. To frighten the other gorilla away, the opponent stands up high to appear larger, beats on his chest, roars, waves his arms, tears branches and charges into the other gorilla.
Mountain gorillas are large, quiet, and shy animals that live in a few isolated mountain forests in Africa. They are in severe danger of extinction. These lovely animals are being endangered in many different ways. Together, they try to defend themselves from predators.
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Answer by SIMS 3
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Please RATE
try to cut this line:
Together, they try to defend themselves from predators.

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SHOULD MADONNA ADOPT ANOTHER MALAWI BABY? AREN’T BROWN BABIES A BIT THIN ON THE GROUND IN AFRICA? http://birthpolicy.org/286/should-madonna-adopt-another-malawi-baby-arent-brown-babies-a-bit-thin-on-the-ground-in-africa/ http://birthpolicy.org/286/should-madonna-adopt-another-malawi-baby-arent-brown-babies-a-bit-thin-on-the-ground-in-africa/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:25 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/286/should-madonna-adopt-another-malawi-baby-arent-brown-babies-a-bit-thin-on-the-ground-in-africa/ Question by Alexius I:
Should Madonna adopt another Malawi baby? Aren’t brown babies a bit thin on the ground in Africa?

I thought thousands of brown babies die in Africa each day from AIDS, malaria, starvation, yada yada yada. For Madonna to purchase another brown baby as a play-thing is racist and imperialist. And if Africa is so short of brown babies why do not we send them some British ones? We could even do a “2 for 1″ i.e. we send them two of ours on production of a death receipt for one of theirs.


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Answer by Snorefest
brown babies are more fashionable so she gets more free publicity

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10 POINTS-WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE HEART VALVE BETWEEN THE RIGHT ATRIUM AND THE RIGHT VENTRICLE? ? http://birthpolicy.org/190/10-points-what-is-the-name-of-the-heart-valve-between-the-right-atrium-and-the-right-ventricle/ http://birthpolicy.org/190/10-points-what-is-the-name-of-the-heart-valve-between-the-right-atrium-and-the-right-ventricle/#comments Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:25:20 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/190/10-points-what-is-the-name-of-the-heart-valve-between-the-right-atrium-and-the-right-ventricle/ Question by Lara R:
10 points-What is the name of the heart valve between the right atrium and the right ventricle? ?

May anyone help me, 10 points, thanks.

1. What is the name of the heart valve between the right atrium and the right ventricle?
A. mitral
B. tricuspid
C. bicuspid
D. semilunar

2. The number of red blood cells an indvidual has is determined by genetics.
True or False

3. During what portion of the heart’s cycle does it relax?
A. pulmonary
B. systole
C. diastole
D. systemic

4. What is a vein that travels from one capillary bed to another called?
A. carotid
B. arterial
C. portal
D. lymphoid

5. Which are not considered white blood cells?
A. macrophages
B. mast cells
C. erythrocytes
D. eosinophils

6. Which immune cells secrete antibodies?
A. B cells
B. helperT cells
C. suppressor T cells
D. complement cells

7. Which of the following is an autoimmune disease?
A. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
B. anaphylatic shock
C. rheumatoid arthritis
D. whooping cough

8. What kind of infective agents use reverse transcriptase?
A. prions
B. Epstein-Barr viruses
C. retroviruses
D. protozoans

9. What protozoan disease is most deadly worldwide, killing over 1 million individuals a year?
A. AIDS
B. SARS
C. Tuberculosis
D. malaria

10. Once a pregnant woman becomes HIV positive, it is definite that her newborn will be, too.
True or False


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Answer by The Name’s Girly J!
I only know the last two.

9. AIDS
10. False

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DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG AFTER A MALARIA VACCINATION YOU CAN CONCEIVE A BABY? http://birthpolicy.org/57/do-you-know-how-long-after-a-malaria-vaccination-you-can-conceive-a-baby/ http://birthpolicy.org/57/do-you-know-how-long-after-a-malaria-vaccination-you-can-conceive-a-baby/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:25:21 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/57/do-you-know-how-long-after-a-malaria-vaccination-you-can-conceive-a-baby/ Question by stefaniespaargaren:
Do you know how long after a malaria vaccination you can conceive a baby?

We are going to Zambia for our honey moon and we need this vaccination but we would like to have a baby “made in Zambia”. I have no clue how long we have to wait after the vaccination and what are the impact.


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Answer by cynthia
Pregnancy after travel vaccinations

Travel vaccines often come in two versions: “activated” vaccines, meaning those that use a weakened, live form of a virus, bacterium or toxin, and “inactivated” vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocates that, before trying to conceive, women generally wait at least a month after vaccination with an activated dose. No waiting period is necessary if you have an inactivated vaccine.

Ideally, we had like you to avoid malaria zones if you intend to get pregnant. But if you must go, finish a full course of malaria pills and wait a month before trying to conceive.

Is it safe to get pregnant while I am on malaria medication?
Question

I have just had a typhoid vaccination. I would like to try for a baby but wondered if this was inadvisable this close to having a vaccination? Similarly is it advisable to wait until I have stopped taking malaria tablets?

Answer

The effects of the typhoid vaccine will not really influence you getting pregnant, but the malarial tablets most certainly will. You should not think about getting pregnant whilst you are taking anti-malarials, and it is not advisable to become pregnant whilst there is a risk of malaria.

Malaria, chloroquine and pregnancy

I am going to Sri Lanka for my honeymoon and have been prescribed Paludrine / Avloclor. My partner and I want to try for a baby as soon as we can and have been give conflicting advice about how long to wait after leaving Sri Lanka due to the risk of malaria. What do you think?

Paludrine and chloroquine (Avloclor) is among the safest medicines for malaria in pregnancy. No drug can, however, be regarded as absolutely safe, so the usual rule is to avoid pregnancy while takeing antimalaria tablets. It would be reasonable to avoid pregnancy four weeks after taking the last tablets.

Conception and travel

My husband and I decided to take a trip to South Africa in mid-September for 10 days. Following that, we would like to try to conceive. How long after the trip should we wait? We will be taking all the appropriate pills and getting the shots required prior to our trip.

There is no general rules, and I suppose you primarily are thinking of malaria pills. The need for malaria pills in South Africa is limited to Krüger National park. If you take malaria pills i recommend you used malarone, which you only need to take 7 days after leaving the malarious area. The drugs in malarone has a short half life, and concenption is safe 2 weeks after the last pill.

Thats what I found from the web…good luck

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