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Statins could reduce threat of venous thromboembolism, research shows

Statins could reduce threat of venous thromboembolism, research shows

Statins could hold the key to eradicating one of the most preventable causes of hospital deaths after researchers uncovered a new role for the cholesterol-lowering pill. [More]
Exercise helps mitigate side effects of AIs in breast cancer survivors

Exercise helps mitigate side effects of AIs in breast cancer survivors

A researcher at Syracuse University has simple advice for breast cancer survivors struggling with the side effects of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs): exercise. [More]
Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. [More]
Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Standard chemotherapy is a blunt force instrument against cancer - and it's a rare cancer patient who escapes debilitating side effects from systemic treatments that mostly affect dividing cells, both malignant and healthy, throughout the body. [More]
New Apple ResearchKit app from Penn Medicine focuses on sarcoidosis patients

New Apple ResearchKit app from Penn Medicine focuses on sarcoidosis patients

Penn Medicine today launched its first Apple ResearchKit app, focused on patients with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can affect the lungs, skin, eyes, heart, brain, and other organs. [More]
Yoga may help improve quality of life in pediatric cancer patients, study reveals

Yoga may help improve quality of life in pediatric cancer patients, study reveals

Quality of life of patients doing yoga improved, according to the conclusions of “Results of a Pilot Yoga Intervention to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life and Physical Activity and Parents' Well-being”. [More]
Study shows effects of intensive weight reduction on normal weight females

Study shows effects of intensive weight reduction on normal weight females

Worries about the potential negative consequences of fat loss regimens for aesthetic purposes in normal weight females have been surfacing in the media. [More]
Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

There is incontrovertible evidence that some harmful drugs and toxins can affect lifelong health. For example, if women take certain drugs in pregnancy, such as thalidomide, there are well documented effects on lifelong health. These have obvious and dramatic effects on the child... [More]
Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school. [More]
Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

A study conducted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health is the first to demonstrate that parents who are concerned about their neighborhoods restrict their children's outdoor play. [More]
Study finds link between physical activity of parents and preschoolers from low-income families

Study finds link between physical activity of parents and preschoolers from low-income families

Preschool-age children from low-income families are more likely to be physically active if parents increase activity and reduce sedentary behavior while wearing movement monitors (accelerometers), according to a Vanderbilt study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [More]
Older arthritis patients need 45 minutes of moderate activity per week to remain functional, study finds

Older arthritis patients need 45 minutes of moderate activity per week to remain functional, study finds

Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. [More]
Stanford researchers launch major update to popular research app for sharing heart health data

Stanford researchers launch major update to popular research app for sharing heart health data

Resolved to improve your heart health in the new year? A newly updated app could keep you on track. [More]
Physical activity linked to decreased risk of heart disease and death from all causes in older adults

Physical activity linked to decreased risk of heart disease and death from all causes in older adults

Being physically inactive--sitting for long periods of time--can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it "sitting disease." In fact, worldwide, physical inactivity is estimated to cause some 3.2 million deaths a year. [More]
Study to test impact of diet on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Study to test impact of diet on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

The first study of its kind designed to test the effects of a diet on the decline of cognitive abilities among a large group of individuals 65 to 84 years who currently do not have cognitive impairment will begin in January. [More]
Yoga during active treatment can provide QOL benefits for pediatric cancer patients and parents

Yoga during active treatment can provide QOL benefits for pediatric cancer patients and parents

A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. [More]
AMPK enzyme plays vital role in enhancing muscle insulin sensitivity after physical activity

AMPK enzyme plays vital role in enhancing muscle insulin sensitivity after physical activity

ampk Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance. One of the reasons is that a single bout of physical activity increases the effectiveness of insulin. [More]
Commercial program that offers diet and exercise leads to greater improvements in metabolic syndrome

Commercial program that offers diet and exercise leads to greater improvements in metabolic syndrome

If losing weight is on your list of New Year resolutions, be sure to include both diet and exercise. [More]
Physical inactivity in obese mice linked to dopamine signaling defects

Physical inactivity in obese mice linked to dopamine signaling defects

Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year's resolution, but it's one that most people are unable to stick with for very long. [More]
Bicycle exercise may benefit ICU patients, shows study

Bicycle exercise may benefit ICU patients, shows study

Early bicycle exercise during their stay in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) may help some patients recover more quickly. [More]
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