This Teen Is Almost 8 Feet Tall -- And Still Growing

At 7 feet 8 inches, Broc Brown definitely sticks out in a crowd, and he’s only going to get bigger. Brown’s family knew something was up at a young age: He was 5-foot-2 in kindergarten, according to his mother, Darci Elliot. “When he got into middle school he was around 6 feet tall, and by high school he was 7 feet tall,” Elliot told Barcroft TV. “It’s a genetic disorder and there’s nothing that can stop him from growing – I don’t know if he will ever stop.” Brown, 19, grows an astounding six inches a year because of a rare genetic disorder called Sotos syndrome, or cerebral gigantism. The condition reportedly affects 1 in 14,000 newborns, but the National Institutes of Health says the number may be closer to 1 in 5,000, since not everyone who has it is properly diagnosed. Kids with the syndrome tend to grow quickly in younger years and have unusually large heads, but their adult height is often in the normal range. That makes Brown a rarity among rarities. Other symptoms include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and an explosive temper. Brown has both, his mother said. “When he gets mad, he’s mad. It wouldn’t take him two seconds to pop a hole in the wall ― it could be very dangerous if he wasn’t on medication and able to be calmed,” Elliot told Barcroft TV. “But overall, he is a big softie, his heart is as big as his body.” Brown is in cons...
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Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Volume 21, Issue 9Author(s): R. Johnston, R. Cahalan, M. O’Keeffe, K. O’Sullivan, T. ComynsAbstractObjectivesTo determine the associations between training load, baseline characteristics (e.g. age or previous injury) and rate of musculoskeletal injury and/or pain specifically within an Endurance Sporting Population (ESP).DesignProspectively registered systematic review.MethodsEight electronic databases were searched by two independent reviewers. Studies were required to prospectively monitor both (i) training loads and (ii) muscul...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsImpingement-type bony morphology was related to cartilage defects, but not labral tear. Hip pain was not associated with pathology or bony morphology. Longitudinal studies are warranted to determine if bony features, such as cam morphology, acetabular retroversion or anteversion, are precursors to symptomatic hip joint injury or osteoarthritis.
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
In this month ’s first feature article, Silva’s group report that a 16 week in-classroom standing desk intervention reduced sitting time without an increase in sedentary behaviour out of school time. In the second featured article, Tsikopoulos and colleagues report the results of a network meta-analysis on in terventions to enhance dynamic balance in individuals with chronic ankle instability. In the third feature article Mayes, Smith and Cook suggest that impingement related bony morphology is not related to pain in professional dancers’ hips.
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Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Dalia Salah El-Deen, Naglaa F.A. YoussefAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of cryotherapy application before versus after subcutaneous anticoagulant injection (SCAI) on pain intensity and hematoma formation.MethodsA quasi-experimental design was utilized. A convenient sample of 105 adult patients, who were admitted to one of the biggest teaching hospitals in Cairo and receiving SCAI, were recruited over a period of six months. Patients were randomly allocated into three groups: A Control group who received the...
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