Tag: "height" at medical news
Mountainous plateau creates ozone 'halo' around Tibet
...e troposphere -- descends," Moore says. "Its usual height
might be 12 kilometres, and it might decend to nine or 10 kilometres. If you're on Mount Everest, you're eight or nine kilometres up. It might be that you're sometimes in the stratosphere." The stratosphere is where most of the ozone that protects th...
Evidence links cocaine abuse and Parkinson's disease
...d. Many individuals who abused the drug during the height
of the cocaine abuse epidemic of the 1970s and 1980s are now entering their older years, when symptoms of PD are likely to emerge. A report on this work appears in the online, prepublication edition of Neuroscience. The St. Jude team showed in labor...
FSU study finds body image stereotypes may begin in the high chair
...ta gathered from parents' reports of their child's height
and weight. This finding calls into question parents' ability to accurately describe their child's body shape and size. In a related study, the researchers looked at the most problematic eating behaviors of 36-month-old children- pickiness, food refu...
New Years Eve party tip
...d. "They also focus their pouring attention on the height
of the liquid they are pouring and insufficiently compensate for its width." The study, by Wansink and Koert van Ittersum, assistant professor of marketing at Georgia Institute of Technology, is published in the current issue of the British Medical J...
Parents' impressions of neighborhood safety linked to children's weight
...t safe and the fourth as safest. Their children's height
and weight were measured in the laboratory when th...g their weight in kilograms by the square of their height
in meters. The researchers found that 17 percent of children living in the first quartile of neighbo...
New UCSF study finds that obesity is a risk factor for kidney failure
...r 320,000 Northern California Kaiser members whose height
and weight were measured during health checkups be...ey failure. BMI is weight in kilograms divided by height
in meters squared. A BMI of over 25 defined a person as overweight, and BMI of over 30 moved a perso...
Tercica launches Increlex in the US
...ith Primary IGFD. Primary IGFD is characterized by height
and IGF-1 levels that are two standard deviations below the mean, in spite of normal or elevated growth hormone levels. Tercica estimates that approximately 30,000 children in the U.S. are affected by Primary IGFD, which is also similar to the estima...
Higher intake of vegetable protein associated with lower blood pressure levels
... disappeared when they accounted for participants' height
and weight. There was no link between total protein intake and blood pressure, in contrast to previous studies. The researchers are unsure exactly how vegetable proteins might affect blood pressure, but note from their data that amino acids may play...
Obesity in middle age raises heart disease, diabetes risk in older age
... and older). BMI is a measure of body fat based on height
and weight. Study participants were classified according to low, moderate, intermediate and high risk, based on blood pressure, treatment for hypertension, total cholesterol level, cigarette smoking and weight. Of the 17,640 participants who had su...
Amputation among patients with diabetes mellitus: Is height a factor?
...000 patients with diabetes mellitus and found that height
was a strong predictor of amputation. In the whole study population, every 10-cm increase in height
was associated with a 16% increase in risk of amputation. In the subgroup of patients for whom data ...
International Journal of Epidemiology obesity special
... maternal pregnancy smoking in relation to weight, height
and body mass index (BMI) in offspring at ages one, three, four, seven and eight years. Although children of mothers who smoked during pregnancy were found to weigh less at birth, their weight quickly equalled or exceeded that of other children. In ...
Doctors develop new measures for bone disease
...e developed a guide to help doctors determine when height
loss is a normal part of aging, and when it is lik..., said doctors can ask patients what's the tallest height
they've ever been, and then measure them to check how much height, if any, has been lost. When pati...
The critical role of the meniscus in osteoarthritis of the knee
...th cartilage loss. Reductions in the coverage and height
of the meniscus, provoked by partial dislocation of the meniscus, also increased the risk of cartilage loss. This study does not distinguish the type of meniscal tear that may propel cartilage loss or implicate meniscus damage as a cause of OA...
Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña
... measurements of a steep difference in sea surface height
between the western and eastern tropical Pacific s... includes an important space element. Sea surface height
(SSH) is not constant but varies across the global ocean, with vertical expansion due to increased w...
Depression, anxiety in girls linked to higher body mass index in women
...) by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height
in meters and adjusting it for age and gender base... history of an anxiety disorder who had an average height
(64 inches) would weigh between 6 to 12 pounds more than a woman without anxiety. "Although these a...
Formula feeding, early introduction of infant food may not contribute to childhood obesity
...l method of determining fatness based on measuring height
and weight. "DXA measures the amount of fat tissue more directly than BMI," says Hillary Burdette, M.D., nutrition specialist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and lead investigator of the study, which appears in the March issue of the Ameri...
Diabetic patients often overestimate healthy body weight
...1 percent reported a 'healthiest' weight for their height
that actually measured in the overweight body mass...ral. Some 65 percent of those reporting normal-BMI height
and weight considered themselves to be overweight, leading the authors to speculate that current edu...
Radar altimetry confirms global warming is affecting polar glaciers
...Space Flight Center, and his colleagues mapped the height
of the ice sheets and found there was a net loss o...ent originally designed to measure the sea surface height
has been successful in measuring large-scale homogenous ice surfaces of Greenland and Antarctica an...
Kids with cavities overweight, not underweight
...nd April 2005. The analysis included gender, age, height
and bodyweight at the time of treatment. In young boys and girls, bodyweight is assessed using a measure called body-mass-index (BMI) for age, which takes into account childhood growth patterns. A total of 407 records of children with cavities were ...
World Water Day: Space tool aids fight for clean drinking water
... and is able to measure large lakes' surface water height
to two centimetres accuracy and rivers to ten cent...dar altimetry has been successful in measuring the height
of rivers and lakes, scientists are looking for ways to improve the instrument in the future. More t...
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