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Study provides detailed picture of genetics underlying type 2 diabetes

Study provides detailed picture of genetics underlying type 2 diabetes

The largest study of its kind into type 2 diabetes has produced the most detailed picture to date of the genetics underlying the condition. [More]
Long-term brain-machine interface use could lead to recovery in paraplegic patients

Long-term brain-machine interface use could lead to recovery in paraplegic patients

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, a young Brazilian man, paralyzed from the chest down, delivered the opening kickoff. He used a brain-machine interface, allowing him to control the movements of a lower-limb robotic exoskeleton. [More]
Combining virtual reality and treadmill training could help reduce risk of falls in older adults

Combining virtual reality and treadmill training could help reduce risk of falls in older adults

Combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, according to a new randomised controlled trial published in The Lancet. [More]
Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Researchers from the University Health Network's Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences have determined that patients who have not had an opioid prescription within a year prior to their procedure are at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after major surgery. [More]
Being overweight associated with reduced white matter volume

Being overweight associated with reduced white matter volume

From middle-age onwards, the brains of people who are obese or overweight exhibit differences in white matter similar to lean individuals who are 10 years their senior, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge. [More]
Penn study sheds light on role of essential compound in maintaining optimal muscle function

Penn study sheds light on role of essential compound in maintaining optimal muscle function

Maintaining proper levels of an essential helper molecule is crucial for optimal muscle function, according to a study led by Joseph Baur, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Study finds link between hairstyle choice and level of physical activity among African-American teens

Study finds link between hairstyle choice and level of physical activity among African-American teens

As a childhood obesity expert and black woman, Susan Woolford, M.D., MPH, knows that some girls and women in the black community feel as if they have to choose between their health and their hair. [More]
UF/IFAS assistant professor offers tips to help students live healthfully on college campus

UF/IFAS assistant professor offers tips to help students live healthfully on college campus

When you get to college, and you're trying to eat well, there are so many temptations and challenges -- fast foods and late-night pizza, navigating the dining halls, limited transportation to grocery stores. For most college students, this is the first time living away from home. [More]
Text message program improves diabetes risk behaviors among people in India

Text message program improves diabetes risk behaviors among people in India

A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat, and eat more fruits and vegetables increased these health behaviors known to prevent diabetes, reports new research from Northwestern Medicine and Arogya World, a global health non-profit organization. [More]
Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

Scientists have shown that people who exercise for even a few hours each week can enlarge their hearts. This is a normal and beneficial response to exercise, but until now has only been recognised in athletes. [More]
Playground zoning can help maximize physical activity of students during recess period

Playground zoning can help maximize physical activity of students during recess period

Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. [More]
TTUHSC El Paso receives USDA grant to offer long-distance health education to rural communities

TTUHSC El Paso receives USDA grant to offer long-distance health education to rural communities

The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has received a $430,780 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to provide long-distance health education to underserved communities in rural West Texas. [More]
Study demonstrates significant reduction in severity of exercise-induced asthma following B-GOS consumption

Study demonstrates significant reduction in severity of exercise-induced asthma following B-GOS consumption

Clasado Biosciences Limited, the producers and suppliers of Bimuno(R) (B-GOS), a unique patented trans-galactooligosaccharide complex, today announces the publication of results for the latest clinical study using B-GOS. [More]
Soy isoflavones may help improve metabolic and cardiovascular health in women with PCOS

Soy isoflavones may help improve metabolic and cardiovascular health in women with PCOS

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common cause of female infertility—may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
UT Physicians opens new health center in Rosenberg

UT Physicians opens new health center in Rosenberg

UT Physicians, the medical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has opened its newest health center, UT Physicians Community Health & Wellness Center - Rosenberg, at 5115 Avenue H, Suite 701. [More]
Health tips to keep children safe and active in summer heat

Health tips to keep children safe and active in summer heat

During the dog days of summer, when temperatures are holding steady around 90 degrees, it can be easy to let your children sit in front of the television while enjoying the cool of the air conditioning. [More]
Sickle cell trait linked to increased risk of rhabdomyolysis among African American Soldiers

Sickle cell trait linked to increased risk of rhabdomyolysis among African American Soldiers

A new study published Aug. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that among African American U.S. Army Soldiers, sickle cell trait is not associated with an increase in mortality, but is associated with a modest increase in the risk of exertional rhabdomyolysis. [More]
Study shows striking differences in white matter volume between obese individuals and lean people

Study shows striking differences in white matter volume between obese individuals and lean people

From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge. [More]
Simple text messages can help teenagers lose weight

Simple text messages can help teenagers lose weight

Texts committing obese teenagers to eat a small bowl of cereal each day or fruit for dessert saw them eight times more likely to keep their weight down. [More]
Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Thousands of women could be experiencing breast pain while horse-riding, according to a new study. [More]
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