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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in women. In fact, CVD is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide and half of all deaths of women over 50 years of age in developing countries. The prevalence of CVD risk factor precursors is increasing in children. Retrospective analyses suggest that there are some clinically(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports on a study designed within the framework of the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing to: estimate the prevalence of psychoses in urban areas of Australia; identify profiles of symptomatology, impairments and disabilities; collect information on services received and needed; and explore quality of life issues in a(More)
A perfusion technique using micropipette methodology was developed to determine quantitatively the membrane transport properties of mammalian oocytes. This method eliminates modelling ambiguities inherent in microdiffusion, a closely related technology, and should prove to be especially valuable for study of the coupled transport of water and cryoprotectant(More)
  • J McGrath
  • 1989
Over a 12-month period in 1985-1986, 325 cases of deliberate self-poisoning were admitted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. This survey confirms that deliberate self-poisoning remains common, accounting for 19.6% of all admissions to the intensive-care unit, and 5.4% of all medical-ward admissions. In 232 (71.4%) cases formal psychiatric(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of sleep duration with adiposity and to determine if caloric intake and physical activity mediate this relationship. METHODS The Quebec Adiposity and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth (QUALITY) study is an ongoing longitudinal investigation of Caucasian children with at least one obese biological parent. Children (n(More)
BACKGROUND There are few data on the prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors in population-based samples of overweight and obese youth. OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence of individual and multiple cardiometabolic risk factors across body mass index (BMI) categories in a population-based sample of youth. METHODS In 1999, a school-based survey of a(More)
OBJECTIVE Socioeconomic position (SEP) is inversely associated with many health outcomes, yielding a socioeconomic gradient in health. In adults, low SEP is associated with short sleep duration, poorer sleep quality, and difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep. Relatively little is known about this relation in youth. The aim of the present study was to(More)
Membrane water permeability values were measured in individual fresh human pre-ovulatory oocytes using real time microscopy in a microscope diffusion chamber. The cells were exposed to anisosmotic conditions, their volume responses measured, and from these data the Lp values were computed employing the Kedem-Katchalsky analyses of irreversible(More)
The pathogenic processes responsible for cardiovascular disease have their origins in childhood. Although children's measures of heart rate and blood pressure have been found to be reliable, the reliability of impedance cardiography derived measures have not been evaluated. Thirty-three children, ages 8-11 participated in two sessions. Stressors included(More)