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Tall? Your Cancer Risk Just Went Up

In women, four extra inches increases risk by 16%: study

(Newser) - If you've always wished for a few extra inches, you might want to reconsider: A new study finds that taller people are at greater risk of getting cancer. For every extra four inches of height in women, the overall risk rises by about 16%, the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

Being Short May Raise Risk of Heart Trouble

Height seems to play a role in cardiovascular health

(Newser) - A new health survey has a simple conclusion: ''The shorter you are, the higher risk you have of developing cardiovascular disease," says the lead researcher. Specifically, men 5-5 or shorter and women 5 feet or shorter are 1.5 times more likely to get heart disease and die from... More »

7-Foot Dog Has High Hopes for World Record

North Dakota specimen, ermm, Boomer, stands 3 ft tall and 7 ft long

(Newser) - The owner of a North Dakota dog who drinks from the kitchen sink and stares motorists right in the eye thinks he’s a candidate for world’s tallest dog. Boomer, a 180-pound Landseer Newfoundland, measures 3 feet at the shoulders and 7 feet nose to tail. His owner plans... More »

World's Tallest Man Weds, But Wife Doesn't Measure Up

Mongolian marries 5'6" hometown honey

(Newser) - A 7-foot, 9-inch livestock herder from Inner Mongolia has tied the knot with a saleswoman two-thirds his height and almost half his age. Bao Xishun, 56, and Xia Shujuan, 29, had a traditional Mongolian ceremony and extravagant reception, and some 15 businesses looking to get in on the publicity sponsored... More »

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