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What diseases and disabilities are linked to chromosome 17? I need a full list please.?


Can someone please make a list of all the diseases, disabilities and conditions linked to chromosome 17?
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Genetics Home Reference includes these conditions related to genes on chromosome 17:

Alexander disease
Amish lethal microcephaly
Andersen-Tawil syndrome
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome
bladder cancer
breast cancer
campomelic dysplasia
Canavan disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
cystinosis
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
epidermolysis bullosa simplex
familial atrial fibrillation
galactosemia
hereditary folate malabsorption
hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies
hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
hypokalemic periodic paralysis
Job syndrome
Li-Fraumeni syndrome
N-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency
neurofibromatosis type 1
nonsyndromic deafness
osteogenesis imperfecta
pachyonychia congenita
paramyotonia congenita
Pompe disease
potassium-aggravated myotonia
pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy
short QT syndrome
Smith-Magenis syndrome
tetra-amelia syndrome
Usher syndrome
very long-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency
Chromosome Trisomy 17 p 11.2- Down's Syndrome
Autism

GeneCards provides a table of genes on chromosome 17 and disorders related to those genes.  (+ info)

Why are older people more vulnerable to diseases and illnesses?


Why is it that the older you get, the more vulnerable you are to diseases and illnesses?
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Everything begins to wear out as we grow older, including our immune systems. The same thing happens to our eyes with cataracts, our joints with arthritis, and our hearing with age-related deafness. Stuff just wears out.  (+ info)

What diseases can you get from touching trash?


Say you take out the trash and don't wash your hands afterward. What kind of diseases/germs can you pick up? Or is this a germaphobe type of question?
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It is a germaphobe kind of question.

So take a deep breath, take out the trash, and wash your hands.

All the best.  (+ info)

What other diseases can be acquired by getting addicted to alcohol?


Harry, my lab partner, is an alcoholic. He doesn't want to admit it but he is an alcoholic. Alcohol is like his daily vitamins or something. He drinks whenever he can... even before going to class! I'm really worried about him and I want to help him overcome his alcoholism. I'm also scared that he might develop other diseases just because of his bad drinking habits. I can't get through a day in chem without him. Please help me.
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Are you in love with you lab partner? I'm just kidding. Anyway, there are certain diseases which may be developed because of alcoholism. Some of these are Wernicke's Encephalopathy, Korsakoff's syndrome, cirrhosis, fetal alcohol syndrome (for babies with drinking mothers), liver diseases and even cancer. Alcoholics have difficulties in coordination, reflexes, concentration, judgment and sleeping. Other effects of alcoholism include distorted vision, memory lapses and blackouts.  (+ info)

What causes the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?


What causes the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?

-Thank you sooo much!
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Many things cause the emergence/reemergence of infectious diseases: antimicrobial resistance, increasing global travel, globalization of the food supply, ecological and climate changes, people and wild animals living in closer proximity and human behavior to name a few.  (+ info)

What are diseases caused by shortage or excessive of lipids?


I just want to know the names of the diseases.
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Deficiency of essential fatty acids
A major deficiency may cause damage to the heart, as well as the kidneys and liver. Behavior disturbances may also result from a deficiency in the diet.

Hair loss and skin eczema have also been reported as well as excessive sweating.

An under-par immune system may result from a shortage of this nutrient which in turn may result in slow healing wounds, and susceptibility to infections etc.

Stiffness in joints may happen, and an under secretion of tear and saliva may be indicative of too little essential fatty acids in the diet.

It has also been suggested that it may have an influence on infertility in men and miscarriages in women.

Blood pressure may be elevated and the formation of blood clots may be an increased risk to contend with.

Toxicity and symptoms of high intake
No toxicity has been reported in healthy individuals but people with health problems should be careful with taking any supplements.

People suffering from epilepsy should be careful of taking supplements of seed oils, as they can aggravate the problem, while people with blood disorders or a problem with bleeding should be careful of fish oil supplements.

Should you be taking a supplement of essential fatty acids, it would be recommended that you first discuss it with your health professional.

www.anyvitamins.com/fatty-acids-info.htm   (+ info)

How many diseases can you get with smoking?


I'm doing a report on smoking and need to find out how many diseases you can get with smoking.
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Smoking causes many diseases, and is a contributing factor in many other diseases, including many cancers.  (+ info)

What are the major causes of heart diseases?


I know "heart disease" is like a term used to describe ALL kinds of diseases having to do with the heart and arteries...so I was wondering if there were any causes to these diseases that are common in most of them. Thanks for any help!
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There are many factors that increase one's risk for heart disease. The biggest three are smoking, obesity and blood pressure. Also take into account age, comorbidties (other diseases that can affect the heart, like diabetes) heredity, and diet.  (+ info)

What is the name of the doctor who studies insect, tick and spider borne diseases?


I've heard of the term vector bourne diseases, and also infectious diseases. What is the specific name of a doctor who studies insect, tick, and spider bite diseases?
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Epidemiologist  (+ info)

What brain and body diseases have been cured due to animal testing?


I'm totally against animal testing but I'm doing this project and I have to take an unbiased view... but no one seems to want to tell me how certain diseases have been cured. Do you know any diseases (brain and body) that have been cured due to animal testing? Please provide sources so I can check it out myself.
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In 1937 the US government required that all drugs to be used by humans must be tested on animals first. other countries soon followed suit. So the simple answer is any disease that has been cured since 1937. But a really good example is rabies. since the carrier of rabies is animals. good luck with the report and i hope you learn a learn a lot. (the wiki page will take a while to get through)  (+ info)

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