height and weight

Asthmic kids on steroids grow slightly shorter


September 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Children who use inhaled steroid drugs for asthma end up growing slightly shorter as adults than children who don't use the drugs, findings from a comprehensive ... Read more...

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To combat ’silent killers’, India to conduct survey


August 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India for the first time is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states in an effort to get data on people suffering from ... Read more...

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Seven-foot tall woman draws crowds in Bengal


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Standing at over seven feet and weighing nearly 120 kg, 25-year-old Siddika Parvin from West Bengal's South Dinajpur district is hogging the limelight, specially after being ... Read more...

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Recession beats dieting, gym in slimming people


March 4th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) What hours of exercising, visits to the gym or dieting could not accomplish - helping people shed unwanted pounds - has been pulled off by recession. ... Read more...

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Less sleep among teens may cause weight gain


October 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Sleeping less than eight hours a night may cause weight gain in teenagers. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, ... Read more...

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Thin parents produce children with less body fat


October 4th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Children whose parents are thin are thrice as likely to be lean than those with overweight parents, new research says.The study by University College London (UCL) ... Read more...

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UK young girls’ waistlines 4 inches larger now than 30 yrs ago!


April 14th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has raised the alarm over rising levels of obesity in the UK - it found that the waistlines of young girls are four inches larger ... Read more...

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Pamper yourselves at the Good Housekeeping weekend!


April 7th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Free beauty experiences, health consultations, celebrity expert advice and food samplings - there's going to be all this and more to pamper women at the ... Read more...

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Increased intake of added sugars linked to weight gain: Study


March 25th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Increased consumption of added sugars could make you gain extra pounds, according to a study that followed Minnesota residents for 27 years.Researchers at the University of Minnesota used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Larger female hyenas have more offspring


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Larger female hyenas outdo their smaller counterparts when it comes to producing more offspring.A new study by Michigan State University researchers revealed this as well as defined a ... Read more...

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Why speed dating may not work


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 02 (ANI): When it comes to choosing romantic partners, the more potential mates a person meets, the more his or her decision is influenced, concludes a new study.In particular, when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A strong community protects adolescents from risky health behavior


February 6th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): It is well known that growing up poor increases a person's likelihood of health problems as an adult, but a new study shows that being raised in a ... Read more...

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Food security will reduce maternal mortality: Expert


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) National Food Security Act can help bring down malnutrition and maternal mortality rates in the country, Biraj Patnaik, principal adviser to the Supreme Court commissioners on right ... Read more...

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Taller men at higher risk of testicular cancer: Experts


October 27th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): U.S experts have revealed that taller men may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer.After examining data on more than 10,000 men, researchers discovered that for every ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even a little reduction in BMI helps lower BP in overweight kids


October 16th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed overweight children with higher body mass index (BMI) are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who have the same increase ... Read more...

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Avoiding exercise ‘can prematurely age your face’


September 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 17 (ANI): UK researchers have warned that avoiding exercise can prematurely age your face.Researchers at the University of St Andrews created the images of how three people would look ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Find Me Safe’ kit for abducted, missing kids


September 12th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 12 (ANI): Not leaving your kids out in the open over fears they could go missing? A 'Find Me Safe' kit may be the answer to your prayers.The kits allow ... Read more...

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Short sleepers ‘at higher risk diabetes, heart disease’


September 8th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new research has suggested that people who sleep less than six hours a night may be three times more likely to develop a condition which leads to ... Read more...

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Most users of online dating sites fib about age, height and weight


August 30th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 30 (ANI): When it comes to online dating, netizens fib about their age, height and income, revealed a survey.Social scientists who have studied data collected by matchmaking sites in ... Read more...

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Princess Di’s driver’s blood test ‘wasn’t verified’


August 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): The blood test on the body of Princess Diana's driver, who was officially blamed for her death because he was drunk, was never verified, it has emerged.Chauffeur ... Read more...

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Correct car seat use vital to child safety


July 8th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Studies have shown the importance of car seat education and how it can avoid fatalities amongst children."Incorrect usage of car seats and child restraints has played a large ... Read more...

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Study links Preschoolers’ cavities and overweight


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Preschool children with tooth decay are more likely to be overweight and consume excess of calories than the general population, says a study. "Poor eating habits may play ... Read more...

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Possible link between preschoolers’ cavities and excess body fat


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has indicated that there may be a possible link between dental problems and increasing obesity amongst children."Dental decay is the most common chronic disease of ... Read more...

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Local Boy Jesse Biddle Gets Picked By The Philadelphia Phillies


June 8th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar The Philadelphia Phillies have chosen local player Jesse Biddle as the pick in the MLB draft 2010. The 27th pick is a 6'5" weighing 220 pounds with a fastball ... Read more...

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Intimate partner violence against mums linked to kids’ obesity


June 8th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Mothers who are abused their partners are more likely to have obese children, claims a new study.Reported in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, ... Read more...

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More exercise leads to less obesity - often, but not always


May 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Contrary to the popular belief that more exercise is more beneficial for being fit, an Indiana University study has found that this conventional wisdom applies primarily to white ... Read more...

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Blame the thought of traffic for your increased BMI


May 12th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The more people perceive that traffic is a problem in their neighbourhood, the more likely they are to have a higher BMI, concludes a new study.The University of ... Read more...

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New program helps keep track of physical activity levels via mobile


April 27th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A new program has been developed that helps people monitor their normal day-to-day physical activity using an everyday device like a cell phone or mp3 player.Chinmay Manohar in ... Read more...

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Singles go for hotties when given too many dating options


April 25th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): When it comes to choosing romantic partners, the more potential mates a person meets, the more his or her decision is influenced, concludes a new study.In particular, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Quantity determines quality when choosing romantic partners


April 16th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) If you have too many options in potential dating partners, you might end up with the one not best for you, research says. When people have a large number ... Read more...

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Our brains can’t handle too much love interest


April 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): When it comes to choosing romantic partners, the more potential mates a person meets, the more his or her decision is influenced, concludes a new study.In particular, ... Read more...

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Bodies of 21 babies recovered from Chinese river


March 30th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (DPA) Workers recovered the bodies of 21 babies, some with hospital identification tags attached, from a river in eastern China's Shandong province, state media said on Tuesday. The workers found ... Read more...

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Mums working part-time have healthiest kids


February 28th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 28 (ANI): A new Australian study has found that mums working part-time raise healthier children than their counterparts who stay at home or have a full-time job.The study, "Do Working ... Read more...

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Nepali Boy Soon To Get World’s Shortest Man Title


February 27th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Kathmandu, Nepal, Feb 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Khagendra Thapa Magar, the Nepali boy who is eager for the title of world's shortest man will have to wait for 6 more months ... Read more...

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Parents unaware of their kids’ weight problems


January 29th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Most parents of kids aged 4 or 5 are not aware if their children are overweight or obese, a new study has found.Researchers from the University Medical Centre ... Read more...

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