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Increased Monitoring By Parents May Result In Lower BMI In Children

Excess weight in childhood is associated with many adverse health consequences. The rapid rise in childhood overweight in a stable genetic population emphasizes the importance of environmental factors on this issue//. ..Family influences, particularly parental influences, make up one environmental component that has been evaluated in relation to children’s weight. Parents influence the eating beh...

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Men Related To BMI

Researchers at the Injury Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee found that men with the highest body mass index (BMI) and those with the lowest BMI are at greatest risk of death from crashes. // ..Obesity and being slim increases male drivers risk of dying in a car crash. On the other hand being moderately overweight might help cushion the blow. ..Researchers also...

Recd Number of Abstracts Submitted for Sci Cong on Osteoporosis

TORONTO. The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO), the world's largest Scientific congress devoted specifically to the bone disease osteoporosis, opened on Friday June 2, in Toronto, Canada//. ....Professor Rene Rizzoli, chairman of the IOF WCO Scientific Committee, noted that this year's congress attracted 720 abstracts, more than twice the number ..of the previous congress held in 2004...

MBBS Aspirants Get 90 Days To Submit Caste Validity Certificate

The Bombay High Court today held that medical colleges should give provisional admissions in reserved quotas if candidate has not got caste validity certificate despite applying for the same. // ....A candidate, in such case, must submit the certificate within 90 days of the admission, the court held... ..For getting benefit of caste-based quotas, a candidate has to provide a caste certificate a...

A high BMI may not determine obesity, researchers say

Body mass index (BMI), which is the ratio of height and weight, has been in use to depict the clinical weight of patients. A lower BMI is associated with a lesser weight// and a leaner person as against a high BMI, which is associated with obesity and its allied health risks. .. ..But the BMI has come under scrutiny lately, and other techniques that measure how the weight is distributed on the...

Increased BMI in Men Linked to Infertility

Men with increased body mass index (BMI) were significantly more likely to be infertile than normal-weight men, according to research conducted at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences// (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health. ....“The data suggest that a 20-pound increase in men’s weight may increase the chance of infertility by about 10 percent,” says Markku Sallme...

High BMI Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Adults

Middle-aged adults with a high body mass index (BMI) received lower scores on cognitive tests than middle-aged adults with low BMI, according to a study published in the// October 10, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ....The study investigated the relationships between BMI and cognitive function in 2,223 healthy men and women in France throug...

Pot Belly Is A Better Risk Predictor Of Heart Attack Than BMI

Abdominal obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases...A potbelly indicates that the risk of a heart attack// is more even if the rest of the body is skinny as a beanpole. ..This new study suggests that the key predictor of risk is the relationship of waist size to the hips, an elevated waist-to-hip ratio predicts an increased risk of heart attack. ..The study implies that even p...

New Drug Application Submitted for Investigational Antibiotic Doripenem

RARITAN, N.J., Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., (J&JPRD) announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for doripenem, an investigational carbapenem antibiotic for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia, a pneumonia that is acquired in a hospital or other healthcare setting. ......According to t...

Stroke Patients With High BMI Less Likely to Be Discharged After Hospitalization

Individuals with a higher body mass index (BMI) tend are less likely to be discharged directly home after hospitalization for an ischemic stroke// , according to a report. ....An ischemic stroke occurs when the flow of blood to a part of the brain is blocked or reduced and sufficient amounts of oxygen cannot be delivered to brain tissue. Obesity and excess weight are risk factors for stroke and...

Bayer and Onyx Submit Supplemental New Drug Application for Nexavar to Treat Liver Cancer

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: BAY) and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. ...Nexavar is currently approve...

Bright Bodies Weight Program Lowers Diabetes Risk, BMI in Obese Kids

A new study has found that weight management program cuts diabetes risk and is more effective at decreasing weight, body fat, body mass index (BMI) in overweight children. ......A family-based weight management program developed by researchers at Yale School of Medicine was more successful at plummeting weight, body fat, BMI and insulin sensitivity than traditional clinic-based weight counselli...
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