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Is rickets a disease?

yes, definately rickets is a disease.but it dos not pass on to other people as it is not a contagious disease i.e. it remains confined to the victim and does not spread to others

Know of any children that has or has had rickets?

This is from the Centers for Disease Control website, dated March 2001:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, recently identified six cases of nutritional rickets and three cases of other nutritional deficiencies in young children, according to a report in the March 30, 2001, issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by CDC.
Nutritional rickets, a condition that causes weak or deformed bones in young people, is rare in the United States since the introduction of vitamin-D fortified milk and infant formula several decades ago. Health officials identified these cases among children who were admitted to Georgia hospitals for malnutrition. The cases occurred in infants who had been breast-fed for more than 6 months without receiving vitamin-D supplements.

What is the histology of rickets disease?

Here is a link to a good medical video about Ricketts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7iA0_jkOTI

Here is a definition of the word histology

Histology: The study of the form of structures seen under the microscope. Also called microscopic anatomy, as opposed to gross anatomy which involves structures that can be observed with the naked eye. Traditionally, both gross anatomy and histology (microscopic anatomy) have been studied in the first year of medical school in the U.S. The word "anatomy" comes from the Greek ana- meaning up or through + tome meaning a cutting. Anatomy was once a "cutting up" because the structure of the body was originally learned through dissecting it, cutting it up. The word "histology" came from the Greek "histo-" meaning tissue + "logos", treatise. Histology was a treatise about the tissues of the body and the cells thereof.

As you will see, the video is about the study of the cells of the body that are affected by Ricketts.

Is the disease Rickets in children deadly?

Well, Rickets itself is not deadly, but because the children can have many broken and fractured bones, infection is more likely to take place and that can increase the chance of spreading to the blood and that can increase the chance of death. If it's not treated of course...

It's like a link of things that have to happen.

What are the signs and symptome of Rickets Disease in children?

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/...
Symptoms
•Bone pain or tenderness◦Arms
◦Legs
◦Pelvis
◦Spine

•Dental deformities ◦Delayed formation of teeth
◦Decreased muscle tone (loss of muscle strength)
◦Defects in the structure of teeth; holes in the enamel
◦Increased cavities in the teeth (dental caries)
◦Progressive weakness

•Impaired growth
•Increased bone fractures
•Muscle cramps
•Short stature (adults less than 5 feet tall)
•Skeletal deformities ◦Asymmetrical or odd-shaped skull
◦Bowlegs
◦Bumps in the ribcage (rachitic rosary)
◦Breastbone pushed forward (pigeon chest)
◦Pelvic deformities
◦Spine deformities (spine curves abnormally, including scoliosis or kyphosis)

Is triglyceride fatal?

Are you asking about either very high, or very, very low levels of triglycerides? Because either could be fatal after a period of time, but I would bet on dying faster from zero triglycerides than from higher triglycerides.Why? Because triglycerides are the main source of energy for our bodies as soon as the available glucose is used up (which can occur pretty quickly in some situations).So too low triglyceride levels:Increase the risk of stroke and cardiac disease (also true of too high triglycerides)Cause Poor absorption/use of fat soluble vitamins, leading to vitamin deficiency problems, with vitamins A (blindness due to nyctalopia, xerophthalmia, increased infection), D (rickets, osteomalacia, increased risk of cancer, heart disease, cognitive problems, autoimmune disease); E (anemia, nerve conduction problems, liver disease), and K (clotting problems).Are Associated with hyperthyroidism and a cause of poor control of diabetes, and low energy levels.So given a choice, very low triglyceride levels might very well be worse than high levels. Either can get you in trouble however, and yes, be fatal.

Do redheads make more vitamin D?

Redheads, it would seem, boast a secret genetic weapon which enables them to fight off certain debilitating and potentially deadly illnesses more efficiently than blondes or brunettes.A pale complexion permits more sunlight into the skin, where it encourages the production of vitamin D. This helps to prevent rickets, a disease which progressively weakens bone structures, and the lung disease tuberculosis, which can be fatal.

My cat's lungs vibrate when he breathes. (He's not purring!)?

Are there any other signs of possible illness? Discharge from nose or eyes, lack of energy or appetite? If he is not displaying symptoms such as these then he probably is purring. Besides an upper respiratory infection the only other thing I could think of that would cause "rickets" when he breathes is a punctured lung. And if that were the case his breathing would be labored. The best thing to do is take him to see his vet if you're worried. An ounce of prevention...

If we relocate all the population of Norway for example to Africa and Africans to Norway, then will the Africans turn white on the long run?

No. Because people “turning white” happened as a result of total absence of medicine, even basic medicine, through natural selection, during the Paleolithic era. And we all know how natural selection works. People dying because of their physionomy. Since black people in modern Norway dont have a higher likelihood of dying due to their skin color, they would never change. Any evolution in the human race from now on is likely to be sexual or artificial.The more interesting question is, on a long enough timeline, are melanomas alone capable of changing the physionomy (skin color) of anglo australians? Probably not since advances are being made in the treatment of cancer and the impact on their reproduction is minimal. But it is more logical than blacks going white in Norway. The worst that they can suffer is rickets or decalcification which in modern societies is not deadly.