News tagged with body measurements

Controversy surrounding 'fat letters' discussed

(HealthDay)—Despite the potential stigma surrounding "fat letters," school body mass index (BMI) measurement programs may be beneficial, according to a perspective piece published online Aug. 19 in Pediatrics.

Aug 19, 2013
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Nearly half of all child deaths caused by malnutrition

Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half (45 percent) of all deaths in children under five, according to new research published as part of The Lancet Series on maternal and child nutrition. The results show that malnut ...

Jun 05, 2013
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ASH: People with hypertension prefer higher salt taste

(HealthDay)—People with hypertension have a taste for more salt in their food than do individuals with normotension, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, ...

May 16, 2013
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A protein enables cardiovascular risk assessment

Researchers at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have managed to predict the probability of a cardiovascular patient suffering a heart attack, stroke or arterial occlusion within three months. In the long-term, ...

Apr 04, 2013
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Managing diabetes with data and ingenuity

An EU-funded project has developed a device which can predict sugar highs and lows for people with diabetes and provide them with advice on how to manage their glucose levels.

Mar 25, 2013
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Disturbed body image after CNS cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Survivors of cancer of the central nervous system (CNS) in childhood are at heightened risk for disturbance in body image and self-image in relation to sports or other physical activities, according to ...

Feb 04, 2013
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