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What are the loopholes in Health insurance for middle age people with existing diseases?

My father is 54 yr old. He smokes, occasionally drinks and has hypertension but is fit and fine with no previous hospitalization or major diseases. Which type health insurance/ mediclaim policy should he purchase as the diseases which he might suffer later on ( God forbid!) might be lifestyle linked eg heart attack, stroke, lung diseases etc. Such that even after paying premiums the claim might be rejected later.

health-quotes.talk4fun.net - here is my health insurance plan. As I remember they can provide such a service.  (+ info)

What diseases are associated with Sickle Cell Anemia?

-diseases that are associated with Sickle Cell Anemia.
-they have to be diseases that Sickle Cell Anemia is linked to
-the ones that they are similar to

-can you leave a website that you got it from (i need to have a source that i can make a citation with)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sickle-cell_disease  (+ info)

Research Paper: Ethics of Genetic Testing for Incurable Disease (10pg)?

I'm planning a 10 page research paper on ethics of genetic testing on incurable diseases like Huntington's Disease, Mitochondrial Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis...

My paper would most likely focus on Patient Confidentiality-->who has the right to know the results of a genetic test? Are there laws or (should there be laws) governing information obtained from genetic tests?

I was wondering if anyone had any websites/links, books, or journal articles regarding this topic?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Might I suggest that you start by looking at the following links which may give you some insight of the subject of genetic testing -



You may also care to research details of chromosomal microarray analysis which you should find most interesting. However, until you narrow your research to either one or maybe all the methods available you may encounter difficulty. It might also be worthy of note, that although genetic testing has the potential to improve the quality of health care greatly, there are a number of debilitating diseases affecting the elderly for which testing may not be useful at this time. Another concern relating to genetic testing and which forms part of your question, is that elderly patients might have a difficult time obtaining quality health insurance if it is revealed that they are carriers for a genetic disease. If long-term care insurance is required, for example, they might not be eligible for such insurance if a genetic test reveals that they are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Alternatively, premiums could rise if the test’s results were revealed to an insurance company. There are many issues related to genetic testing that whilst connected to testing may still have an effect upon it and this will likely give you plenty to research, I wish you well, you have chosen one of the most interesting subjects to research and write upon.

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Does anybody have color blindness, hemophilia or other x-linked diseases?

we need ur help for our project. cud u b available for online interview...tia

I can answer questions over email if that's what you are looking for. Otherwise I suggest you try a site such as www.mybloodbrothers.com  (+ info)

What chromosome is the genetic disorder Myofibrillar Myopathy on?

My father's mother has the disease, and I'm trying to figure out if it was passed to my Dad, my brother, and I. What chromosome is it on? Any other information is welcome, and if you know of a site where I can talk to a geneticist or other expert, please give me a link. Thanks!

It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, which mean your dad has a 50% chance to inherit it, and you have a 25% chance. As you dad gets older and lives through some of his risk, those chances go down. I great resource for genetic disorders is genetests.com. It can be hard to navigate if you're not used to it, so here's a link for you: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=mfm
Without knowing more details, or what you do/don't understand, I can't give more info right now. If you have specific questions, feel free to email me.  (+ info)

How is the environment related to any mental diseases?

I have am the junior editor of a Recycling Education website and I want to add a featuring article. Any information with sources will be helpful. Please help me find a mental disease (any) that is linked to pollution or unethical uses of natural resources. I am not here to pick on people with mental or physical disablements. My mother is bipolar and I have AD-HD.

i think the work you're doing is good. did you know that thoughts create disease in general? so people who do not have good thoughts - not that people are intentional about it any way, but they attract disease. so it makes perfect sense that chemical imbalances in the brain may be affected by...like maybe.....pollution.....maybe people see it and watch and learn about it in the news so much, that the stress and sadness about it slowly kills them. it's been proven.  (+ info)

What are some shocking genetic disorders?

I've heard of a vampire disease that is supposedly where vampires and werewolves originated... Is there anything out there as intriguing as that? Just the name and a quick description, please. Or if you want, just leave a link for where I can find more info. on it. Thx!

The disease you're thinking of is porphyria...some types affected the skin so that there was increased sensitivity to light... other symptoms included shrinking gums (making canines look like fangs) and hair growth... it was thought that drinking blood could be a way to make up for the lost heme that resulted as lack of the diseae. However, it is ACQUIRED and not GENETIC

Some other weird diseases or disorders...
Alice In Woderland Syndrome or Micropsia- the brain interprets things as much smaller than the actually are... the object seems both far away and really close at the same time.
Pica- people with Pica have an urge to eat non-food substances, like paper or dirt
Human Werewolf Syndrome or hypertrichosis- dark patches of fur like hair grow on a person's face.
Progeria- symptoms similar to those of an aging individual appear at a very early age.
Xeroderma Pigmentosum- the skin can't repair any damage caused by UV light, which means that in extreme cases, patients can't go out into the sun at all.
Cotard Syndrome- patient thinks they are dead or don't exist.
Capgra Delusion- person thinks that somebody they love has been replaced with an imposter.  (+ info)

The Genetic Trait/ problem of hemophilia, and how is it inherited? i think sex linked but not sure! ?

If memory serves it's a recessive gene on the X-chromosome. As such, it is more common in males as for a female to suffer from it both of her X-chromosomes must be defective.  (+ info)

What can pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and growth hormones in food be linked to causing in humans?

Diseases, problems, small or big health issues, what has been or can come of these?

Where do I start? depression, anxiety, cancer, memory loss, chronic fatigue syndrome, alzheimers disease, asthma, obesity, multiple sclerosis, PMS, migraines/headaches, parkinsons disease, birth defects, diabetes, vertigo, nausea, epilepsy, brain tumors...you want more?  (+ info)

which is the x linked genetic disorder which can occur in 100% babies of a mother infected???? please help....?

Presently, there only a few known human X-linked dominant traits. With the exception of the Xg blood group, all are rare. Examples are:

Xg blood group
vitamin D resistant rickets
Rett's syndrome  (+ info)

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