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Watch your weight when pregnant

...ll and colleagues studied more than 3000 women and calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesare...

Obesity shortens lifespan

....The researchers, led by Dr. Eric Eisenstein, also calculated the impact of the earlier onset of heart disease on life expectancy of patients with heart problems. They concluded that normal-weight adults had a life expectancy of 78, for overweight people it was 77, and for the most obese 74. The researchers al...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

... allow focusing on more distant objects. Shen has calculated accurately that these changes in the shape of the lens capsule should produce a focal range of 10 dioptres - as good as a healthy lens in a young person.“In principle it could work,” says George Waring, an ophthalmologist at Emory School of Medicine ...

Smoking stripes longevity

...eading cancer expert Professor Gary Billiards.They calculated that smokers were likely to die 7.3 years earlier than non-smokers. The researchers admit that their calculation is unrefined as it relies on averages, assumes the health effects of smoking are evenly spread throughout a smoker's lifetime and postul...

Meningitis C vaccine a cost-effective success

...ing these cases was around £4.88 million. The team calculated that the campaign would prevent 9,980 cases of meningitis C and 666 deaths over the cohort’s lifetime, resulting in almost 23,000 discounted life years saved. That saving would avoid costs of about £29 million in treatment and control. They estimate...

Obese women likey for Cesarean

...ll and colleagues studied more than 3000 women and calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesare...

Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

...sting for the sharing of syringes, the researchers calculated that injection drug users who shared cookers were more than three times more likely to contract HCV. Sharing cotton filters more than doubled a person's risk of contracting HCV, the report indicates. Thorpe and colleagues feel that this study provid...

Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids

...hen children were given the ice cream, researchers calculated the students' dietary intake by questioning them once a week about the foods they had eaten during the past 24 hours. According to Sullivan, she was pleased to see that a simple intervention like providing healthy snacks could lead to such significa...

Body mass index guide needs revision

...n previously thought. The body mass index (BMI) is calculated by dividing your mass in kilograms by your height ...d four times the risk of diabetes. The researchers calculated that if they could prevent gains in BMI beyond 22, then 46 per cent of diabetes cases could be avert...

Watch your weight when pregnant

...ll and colleagues studied more than 3000 women and calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesare...

Advanced STD programs required

...er to demonstrate effectiveness and this should be calculated before being funded and implemented....

Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

... lymph nodes or visceral organs. The investigators calculated PSA doubling time among the patients who had a rising PSA during chemotherapy. Patients' objective best response for any of the chemotherapeutic regimens they were taking was partial remission in 6 patients (15%), stable disease in 13 (32%) and progr...

Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to people's health

...nt the volume of sales for each product. They then calculated that use of ephedra posed a risk 200 times greater than the risk posed by all other herbal supplements combined. Individual comparisons between ephedra and other herbs ranged from a risk 100 times greater when compared with kava, to a risk 720 times ...

Low-dose Growth Hormone (GH) with diet and exercise may help weight loss

...the treatment of obese patients.The dose of GH was calculated to replace the normal amount the body would make if the patients were not obese. Researchers randomized 59 obese subjects 20 to 45 years of age, to exercise, a calorie-restricted diet, and either human GH or placebo administered by nightly injections...

Obesity Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer

...omen through testing for the human papillomavirus, calculated body mass index, and took waist-to-hip measurements. They found women with the highest body mass index numbers and largest waist-to-hip ratio were more likely to have adenocarcinoma than squamous cell carcinoma. The disease was also more advanced at ...

Excess Weight Can Affect Individuals as They Age

...ealth-related quality of life in older age. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. The study included 6,766 middle-aged men and women who did not have diabetes or heart disease. The participants were part of another study between 1967 and 1973 when they were between ...

Chickens Found To Have High Levels of Arsenic

...cken was consumed as a young chicken. Researchers calculated that a person consuming approximately two ounces of chicken daily might ingest 3.6 micrograms to 5.2 micrograms of inorganic arsenic. People who eat more chicken than this are ingesting up to 10-times higher levels of arsenic. Chronic exposure of ino...

High Fiber Diet Found To Protect The Heart

...or she ate for 24 hours. The nutrient intakes were calculated using computer software. The participants were then followed for an average of 19 years to see who developed heart disease. Researchers report 1,843 of the participants developed coronary heart disease and 3,762 of the participants developed cardiov...

Hormone Therapy Could Increase Ones Risk For Breast Cancer

... was measured with a computer-aided technique that calculated the amount of dense, or white-appearing, tissue on digitized mammography images. Denser breast tissue increases a woman's risk for cancer, but makes the cancer more difficult to diagnose because both dense tissue and cancer appear white on a mammogra...

Reducing The Risk Of Heart Disease

... combined effects of the components. Finally, they calculated the potential effect among Americans in an ongoing study. Results of the diet were most dramatic for men, who were projected to live on average 6.6 years longer in total and nine years longer without heart disease compared to those not on the diet. ...

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