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Bad News for Short People

...nal of Epidemiology reports that People of shorter stature face higher mortality rates than taller people fro...gators noted. "In conclusion, we found that short stature was associated with most of the assessed risk factors as well as with socioeconomic status and that ...

Suppressing A Girls Height In Adolescence Could Lead to Fertility Problems

... girls today are receiving this treatment, as tall stature in women has now gained greater social acceptance....

Short Stature Can Be Treated With A New, Non-Growth Hormone In Future

...s an estimated 30,000 children evaluated for short stature in the United States. A child with short stature is defined as being shorter than 97.5 percent of all children the same age and gender. If untreated...

Down syndrome simulated in animal model after successful chromosome transplantation

...s. People with the disorder typically are of short stature and have undersized heads, downward-sloping eyes and mild to severe mental disabilities. In addition to Down's syndrome, chromosome 21 is also linked to early-onset Alzheimer's disease, certain types of leukaemia, a form of manic depression and cong...

Upgrade Health Benefits: Wal-Mart in a Tight Spot

...ts for its workers. Wal-Mart’s growth in size and stature seems to exert pressure on the competitor companies to follow suit in the reduction of healthcare benefits. So the key agenda of the union is to get Wal-Mart into sprucing up the health benefits. David Groves, spokesman for the Washington State Lab...

New Research Suggests That Obesity Strikes Faster Growing Kids

..., while that for the smallest hardly changed. Tall stature has therefore become important for child obesity. It shows a drive to adiposity (fatness) in young children involving both growth and appetite, with fast-growing and hungrier children more exposed to the obesogenic environment.' The team, which als...

Need for Change in Social Norms to Prevent Spread of HIV

...r woman described how earning money had raised her stature within her family and marriage. The girls said the same thing about going to school. They were headed for lives where they would be able to make their own choices. We can’t do away with poverty overnight, but we can counter some of its worst effects....

Health, My cup of tea!

...tack. The main ingredient responsible for tea’s stature is the presence of flavanoids, which are antioxidants known to offset cell damage. Tea is also known to strengthen bones and protect teeth from decay. This study on the benefits of tea also disproves the misconception that tea has a dehydrating effec...

Using Hormone Therapy to Shape Children’s Height to Social Norm

...ce height was limited to children at risk for tall stature due to acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that result...iopathic short stature. Although estrogen for tall stature and growth hormone for short stature are both used for altering height in children, Lee says there i...

Car Airbags Most Suited To Medium-Built Individuals

...ome small case reports to suggest that maybe small stature adults are also at risk but it's never really been demonstrated conclusively," Newgards adds. Yet, Newgard says, "From the study, both small-stature and large-stature occupants look to be at increased risk of injury from the airbag rather than hav...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

...ump kept him captive to the ICU. Guthrie's small stature made him unsuitable for larger heart pumps, which would not have fit into his body. The only option was the smaller HeartMate II pump, which wasn't approved by the FDA, and Guthrie's insurance company wouldn't pay for it initially. Through a ser...

Parental Match-making Blossoms in a Beijing Park

...ss educated, have a lower salary and be shorter in stature than her husband. Parents match Chinese birth years, zodiac signs, even accents. Throw in the attractiveness of having the right "hukou" -- an identification document that allows Chinese permanent residency in certain cities -- and parents find the...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

...d eating habits. During late adolescence, physical stature has, on average, been attained and lung growth closely parallels this growth. Therefore we were observing a time when lung function was close to its optimal capacity, she said. Also, although our diet survey targeted eating habits only during the ...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

...ting habits. "During late adolescence, physical stature has, on average, been attained and lung growth closely parallels this growth. Therefore we were observing a time when lung function was close to its optimal capacity," she said. The majority of adolescents in the study were white, one third was ov...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...e W. Bush who has suffered a disastrous decline in stature .It now turns out that literally too Americans have been growing shorter these days, falling behind the Europeans. The title of the study published by Benjamin Lauderdale at Princeton University and John Komlos at the University of Munich in the So...

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