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The big brain in suicides

...gland has found that people who commit sucide have heavier brains than most people. The human brain normally...se people with depression and sucidal attitude had heavier adrenal glands. The researchers said all suicide victims should have a routine post-mortem examina...

Less drinking less stroke

...ar to have fewer strokes than either abstainers or heavier drinkers who consume more than 15 drinks per week, according to US researchers. Dr Kenneth Mukamal and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that moderate alcohol consumption among elderly patients appeared to protect ag...

Obesity shortens lifespan

...he most obese 74. The researchers also found that heavier patients were more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and a family history of heart disease....

Alcohol linked to brain activity

...and white matter lesions than either abstainers or heavier drinkers. A silent stroke also affects brain function, but often goes unnoticed at the time when it actually occurs. White matter lesions are areas of scarring or injury that might affect your voluntary and involuntary actions of the body such as a...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...ceptible to coronary heart disease in adulthood as heavier babies.// David Barker, an epidemologist at the University of Southampton, and a team at the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki looked at records of 4630 boys born in a Finnish Hospital between 1934 and 1944, of whom 357 developed heart d...

Boys reduced mother's life expectancy

...an girls because they grow faster in the womb, are heavier at birth and require more care after birth. They suggested men's lifespans were not affected by the number or gender of their children because they do not suffer direct physiological costs of reproduction as women do. Researchers wrote: Their resul...

Losing that baby fat among women

... their pregnancies were, on average, 4.5 kilograms heavier at the last follow up, while those who gained the prescribed amount were 5.9 kilograms heavier. Women who gained more weight than recommended were 8.4 kilograms heavier. The study also showed exercise and breastfeeding had a positive impact on long...

Boys demand more than girls, even before birth

...s widely accepted that on average newborn boys are heavier than newborn girls.// The findings give us a better understanding of why that is the case. Researchers studied the diets of 200 women during their second trimester of pregnancy. They believe women carrying boys eat more because they have a higher ene...

Possibility of Link Diabetes with Iron

...abetes. Women with diabetes were also likely to be heavier with a family history of the disease, and less likely to exercise. The researchers believe that women with diabetes had higher intakes of iron than those who did not develop the disease. The authors of the study concluded, “This finding may have i...

An Incentive For Breast Cancer Survivors

...As expected, the sedentary group was significantly heavier and less fit than the regular exercisers in that they were able to complete a walk test in less time. Previous studies show regular exercise improves body esteem in non-cancer populations, as well. These findings are especially important, say researc...

Help For Kids With Difficulty In Sleeping

...in the upper airway. OSA is usually seen in older, heavier adults, but it can strike children, as well. Researchers enrolled 60 children diagnosed with OSA who were scheduled for surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids. Each child’s caregiver filled out a standard survey on sleep-related quality of li...

Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging

...mage reading, and this becomes more difficult with heavier people. Thus researchers say manufacturers need to think about design changes and technological advancements to obtain quality imaging in larger patients....

Leisure walks with low cardiovascular exercises work best for weight loss

... their legs in wider arcs. This, when coupled with heavier legs and wider stances are carried on for a mile or two, exert less pressure on the legs and joints and prevent arthritis for heavy people. When they walk at a faster pace, as in walking for exercise, obese people tend to alter their postures and wal...

Developmental Origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

... diagnosis of PCOS but with irregular periods were heavier at birth, with larger placentas, and they tended to have mothers who were heavier in late pregnancy. In contrast, women with an existing diagnosis of PCOS tended to have birth weight...

Low bone mass in Postmenopausal Women

...same amount of bone density loss because they have heavier bones to begin with, they consume more calcium during their lifetime and they don't lose estrogen as women do at menopause. However, slighter men and men living longer lives can also experience osteoporosis. Age, personal or family history of fractu...

Cured Alcoholics Can Be Cured Of Smoking Also

...with their drinking. Alcoholics are statistically heavier smokers and traditionally have had much more trouble stopping smoking using standard-dose nicotine patch therapy. This is the first study to use serum cotinine (a meta-bolic byproduct of nicotine) concentration in smokers with sustained remission fro...

Early Awareness About Weight Management Needed To Tackle Lifelong Obesity

...tarted in spring 2004 as a pilot program for girls heavier than 85 percent of their peers -- sometimes weighing as much as an adult. There are games in the pool, weights to be lifted at the gym. ''And in the classroom, we have them tell us what they eat and measure the fat," said Salema Harold, a counselor i...

Smoking Increases The Risk Of Heart Disease By Three Times

...mokers escape the serious health problems faced by heavier smokers. The researchers tracked the health and death rates of almost 43,000 men and women from the mid 1970s up to 2002. All the participants were aged between 35 and 49 at the start of the study, when they were screened for cardiovascular disease ...

Smoking a Cigar increases risk of dying by heart diseases and lung cancer

...mokers escape the serious health problems faced by heavier smokers. It was found that light smokers during the course of life increased their daily consumption of cigarettes up to 9 cigars a day and many had also given up their habit of smoking. The research study was conducted by reviewing statistics and ...

After sugar it is salt’s turn to come under the scientist's eye

...ce of salt-water solutions than do babies who were heavier at birth. "The early appearance of this relationship suggests that developmental events occurring in utero may have a lasting influence on an individual's preference for salty taste.", said the lead researcher. In his words about the study, “A ...

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