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Replacing screen time with other sedentary behavior can improve obesity risk in children

Replacing screen time with other sedentary behavior can improve obesity risk in children

High amounts of screen-based activity, such as TV viewing, is known to be associated with higher risk of being obese in youth. [More]
Research shows link between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

Research shows link between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

In a paper just published by researchers at Chapman University, findings showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older. [More]
Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Just four weeks of prehabilitation may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. [More]
Menopausal women may experience accelerated decline in lung function, research shows

Menopausal women may experience accelerated decline in lung function, research shows

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)--a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences--is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. [More]
Sedentary lifestyle linked to poor reading skills in boys

Sedentary lifestyle linked to poor reading skills in boys

A sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer reading skills in the first three school years in 6-8 year old boys, according to a new study from Finland. [More]
Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. [More]
Research aims to incorporate cardiorespiratory fitness measurements into clinical practice

Research aims to incorporate cardiorespiratory fitness measurements into clinical practice

A new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association led by Queen's University professor Robert Ross provides unequivocal evidence to confirm that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), a reflection of overall cardiovascular health, should be measured in clinical practice to provide additional information for patient management. [More]
Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

An active aging population is a good thing for society. It also keeps John Shields, M.D., very busy. [More]
Parental behaviors and practices linked to children's sleep duration

Parental behaviors and practices linked to children's sleep duration

A new study indicates that children's sleep duration may be influenced by parental sleep duration and confidence, which suggests that efforts to address insufficient sleep among children may require family-based interventions. [More]
Dietary supplement extracted from Amaranthus can increase plasma nitrate, study shows

Dietary supplement extracted from Amaranthus can increase plasma nitrate, study shows

A new, clinical study confirms that dietary supplementation of nitrate from a natural extract of Amaranthus species nicknamed "red spinach," results in a significant increase in plasma nitrite that ultimately enhances nitric oxide. [More]
New study finds downward trend in dementia prevalence among American seniors

New study finds downward trend in dementia prevalence among American seniors

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation's brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds. [More]
Simple walking regimen could improve cardiovascular risk factors in short term

Simple walking regimen could improve cardiovascular risk factors in short term

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, can be combatted by implementing a simple walking regimen. [More]
Elite Team GB cyclist launches 'Little Bleeders' to tackle inactivity in young haemophilia patients

Elite Team GB cyclist launches 'Little Bleeders' to tackle inactivity in young haemophilia patients

Young Ambassadors, healthcare professionals and some of the UK’s elite athletes have today joined together to launch Little Bleeders – a foundation tackling inactivity in boys and young men living with haemophilia, head-on across the UK. [More]
Study finds yoga to be safe, but older participants may have injury risk

Study finds yoga to be safe, but older participants may have injury risk

Participating in yoga is relatively safe, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who conducted the first large-scale examination of yoga-related injuries. [More]
Weight loss programs can help breast cancer survivors reduce risk of recurrence

Weight loss programs can help breast cancer survivors reduce risk of recurrence

Cancer experts are also discussing studies that show that weight loss programs can change the biological make-up of breast tissue cells - helping survivors reduce their cancer risk. [More]
Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys. [More]
Exposure to allergens during pregnancy alters the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats

Exposure to allergens during pregnancy alters the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats

A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in children. [More]
NewYork-Presbyterian expert shares tips for healthy Thanksgiving

NewYork-Presbyterian expert shares tips for healthy Thanksgiving

Georgia Giannopoulos, RD-AP, CDN, CNSC, manager of health & well-being at NewYork-Presbyterian, shares tips for a healthy Thanksgiving. [More]
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