Tag: "height" at medical news
Multislice CT speeds the diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room
...s routinely use in evaluating a childs age-related height
and weight. "Our goals were to provide age-appropriate and health-based metabolic syndrome component cut-points for adolescentsthat could be used consistently in clinical and research settings," the researchers noted. "In light of the increasing p...
The science behind a wrinkle-filler: Researchers discover for the first time how product works
... than one observer has compared the rivalry to the height
of the cola wars between Coke and Pepsi. These fillers are used to reduce the appearance of creases and wrinkles on the lower part of the face. The findings of the study are based on injections in 11 volunteers, ages 64 to 84 years, and the subseq...
Surgeons with video game skill appear to perform better in simulated surgery skills course
...rted playing more than three hours per week at the height
of their video game playing. "Surgeons who had played video games in the past for more than three hours per week made 37 percent fewer errors [in the Top Gun course], were 27 percent faster and scored 42 percent better overall than surgeons who neve...
MRI identifies 'hidden' fat that puts adolescents at risk for disease
...surements including waist circumference, abdominal height
and body mass index, and dual energy absorptiometry (DEXA), a whole-body scan that distinguishes lean mass from fat tissue. However, anthropometry is imprecise and DEXA requires exposure to ionizing radiation. In Dr. Siegel's study, 30 adolescents ...
Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic
...pharmaceutical interventions were effective at the height
of the pandemic can inform pandemic planners today, the authors of both studies say. In particular, the two studies lend weight to guidance that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released on the use of nonpharmaceutical interven...
Managing and preventing obesity in Canadian adults and children
...holds. Stepping on a scale and plotting weight and height
on a graph are no longer enough. This comprehensive set of guidelines addresses a variety of factors that contribute to successful weight management, including physical activity strategies, behaviour modification counselling and public policy initiat...
RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity
...thematical formula representing weight relative to height
that can be used to determine whether a person is overweight or underweight. The study found differences in BMI and physical activity by the girls' race and socioeconomic status, consistent with the findings of previous studies. Hispanic and Africa...
Obesity increases workers' compensation costs
...Because the BMI takes into account both a person's height
and weight, it is considered the most accurate measure of obesity. For Americans, a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal; 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and 30 and above is considered obese. (See BMI calculator at ) The researchers found...
LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance
...ed using a multi-slice CT scanner. Body weight and height
were measured and BMI was calculated. Waist and hip circumferences were measured and the waist-to-hip ratio was calculated. Body fat percentage was measured using bioimpedance. Fasting blood samples were taken to evaluate metabolic risk biomarkers...
Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe
... They also answered questions about their childs height
and weight, whether they were breastfed and any allergies or asthma problems affecting the child or their family. Allergy- related blood tests were also carried out on just under 4,000 children from across the five countries and the questionnaire r...
Obesity increases risk of injury on the job
... BMI is a measure of body fat based on an adult's height
and weight. It is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight, 18.524.9 is normal; 2529.9 is overweight and over 30 is ...
Huge waves that hit Reunion Island tracked from space
...t two times the mean average of their initial wave height
easily. For instance, a 5-metre significant wave height
system can hit the coast with the height
of 10 metres. Chapron and Collard are working on a proje...
Healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help delay disability
...f 2,803 participants was calculated using recalled height
and weight at ages 25 and 50 and measured height
and weight at ages 70 to 79. A body mass index of 30 or greater is considered obese. Overweight is d...
Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart
...th and the direction of propagation as well as the height
of the swell systems crossing the oceans, compleme...e height. For instance, a 5-metre significant wave height
system can hit the coast with the height
of 10 metres. Today, the ASAR Wave Mode acquires 10 by 5...
New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer
...d reach New Orleans. No one had ever estimated the height
of the surge likely to reach different points of the levee system using the standard benchmark a major hurricane that would hit an average of every 100 years. Despite the importance of engineering improvements, Gilbert cautioned that fortificatio...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...ir body mass index (BMI) was calculated from their height
and weight, their waist circumference was measured, and they were screened for blood pressure as well as glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and high-density cholesterol. The students also completed a three-day food diary and analyzed their ca...
Mapping mountains from space with GOCE
...improved knowledge of the geoid has revolutionised height
determination on land by GPS satellites. However, ...in the example of Mount Everest where the official height
in 1999 was stated as 8850 m, but the Chinese official survey in 2005 stated it as being 8844.43 m. ...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...4 months after the babys birth and asked for their height
and weight before pregnancy, along with other demographic and medical information. These women were compared with 4,065 women who had babies without birth defects during the same time period. Mothers of babies with the following seven of 16 birth d...
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