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2012-05-22 08:37:40

A review of medical records of patients treated at an academic tertiary care center suggests that obese patients present to their physicians with more advanced stage and more aggressive forms of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. Thyroid cancer is on the rise on the United States and most of the increase is due to PTC, although the authors write that it is debatable whether the increase is caused...

2012-05-21 23:02:45

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable measurement of body fat for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Diet Doc has added a free, simple tool to their website that allows the reader to calculate their own Body Mass Index or BMI. Your BMI is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fat...

2012-05-21 20:11:52

Obese adolescents with no symptoms of heart disease already have heart damage, according to new research. The findings were presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and previous research has shown that obese adults have structural and functional changes to their hearts. The current study...

2012-05-14 12:59:47

Say Hebrew University, US researchers That overweight during pregnancy can lead to overweight children and adolescents has been known for some time, but new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the US indicates that excess weight before and during pregnancy can have long-lasting health consequences for the offspring of such mothers even later in life. Investigators at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Departments...

2012-05-11 12:05:15

Data to be presented at National Kidney Foundation's 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity impedes kidney donation. In fact, in the analysis of 104 potential living kidney donors, 23 (22 percent) donors were classified as morbidly obese, only three (13 percent) of whom were able to successfully lose weight and donate their...

2012-05-11 05:25:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — For potential organ donors, it is not enough to have just good intentions; you need to have a good waistline as well. Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity can prevent people from potentially donating their kidneys to save others´ lives. The risk of operation complications and the development of chronic conditions linked to...

Possible Health Consequences Resulting From Long Commutes
2012-05-09 06:44:09

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine states that, as people move farther away from urban centers and commute longer distances via car, it can have greater health risks. In general, sedentary activity is known to have impacts on cardiovascular and metabolic health. As such, the new study finds that commuting longer distances can increase weight, decrease cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), among other health issues. In the experiment,...

2012-05-08 09:52:07

New findings reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine As populations move even further away from urban centers, more people spend longer hours behind the wheel on their way to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, the impact of long commutes by automobile are less understood. A new study has found that greater commuting distances are associated with decreased cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), increased...

2012-05-08 09:16:42

An Australian school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent girls was not associated with statistically significant differences in body mass index (BMI) and other body composition measures, however the small changes may be related to clinically important health outcomes, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The study is part of the Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents theme issue....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'