News tagged with height
An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight. Three of those regions influence adult metabolism, and appear to affect longer-term outcomes such as ...
Genetics Dec 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Children who use inhaled steroid drugs for asthma end up slightly shorter at their full adult height than children who don't use the drugs, new results from a comprehensive asthma study show.
Immunology Sep 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
After the huge 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the chairman of BP referred to the victims of the spill as the "small people." He explained it as awkward word choice by a non-native speaker of English, but the authors ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Parents often worry when their child, especially a son, is much shorter than average. But as long as there is no medical cause, parents can rest easy, experts say.
Health Mar 27, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Even if you didn't eat your veggies or drink your milk as a child, your height is still in your hands, reveal new findings by economists from the University of Southern California, Harvard University and Peking University.
Health Apr 01, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped a worldwide scientific collaboration identify new genes associated with height and obesity.
Genetics Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Finding Mr. or Ms. Right is a complicated process, and choosing a mate may involve compromising on less important factors like their height. However, research published January 16 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Ger ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 16, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
When people in the U.S. are asked to provide their weight for research surveys, they underestimate their weight and overestimate their height, despite numerous public reports about increasing rates of obesity. ...
Health Jan 27, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 1
A study of more than 800,000 young adults found that obesity and height increased the risk of having low back pain.
Health Nov 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Taller women are at a greater risk of ovarian cancer, a large study has found after bringing together all the evidence from clinical studies carried out worldwide.
Cancer Apr 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—For people with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, kyphoplasty (KP) is superior to vertebroplasty (VP) for correcting kyphosis, restoring vertebral height, and preventing leakage ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Taller people are at increased risk of a wide range of cancers, according to new research led by Oxford University.
Cancer Jul 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
New research sifts through the entire genome of thousands of human subjects to look for genetic variation associated with height. The results of the study, published by Cell Press in the December issue of the American Jo ...
Genetics Nov 23, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Height is the measurement of vertical distance, but has two meanings in common use. It can either indicate how "tall" something is, or how "high up" it is. For example "The height of the building is 50 m" or "The height of the airplane is 10,000 m". When used to describe how high something like an airplane or mountain peak is from sea level, height is more often called altitude. Height is measured along the vertical (y) axis between a specified point and another point.
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