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Does exercise eliminate the ill effects of sitting? An interview with Prof. Ulf Ekelund

Does exercise eliminate the ill effects of sitting? An interview with Prof. Ulf Ekelund

In short, the detrimental effects of sitting for prolonged hours can be divided into acute, or short-term, and long-term effects. [More]
Seattle Children's pediatrician encourages families to adopt mindful eating to prevent obesity

Seattle Children's pediatrician encourages families to adopt mindful eating to prevent obesity

Traditional advice for helping families ensure their children and teens maintain a healthy weight begins with a focus on balancing calories consumed from food and beverages with calories used through physical activity and growth. [More]
Study finds no evidence that exercise may lower woman’s risk of developing MS

Study finds no evidence that exercise may lower woman’s risk of developing MS

A large, new study shows no evidence that exercise may reduce a woman's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). [More]
FDA approves Medtronic's ‘artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes patients

FDA approves Medtronic's ‘artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Medtronic's MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, the first FDA-approved device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and provide appropriate basal insulin doses in people 14 years of age and older with type 1 diabetes. [More]
Rehabilitation programme for heart disease could help bowel cancer patients

Rehabilitation programme for heart disease could help bowel cancer patients

Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet? That's the question cancer care experts at the University of Stirling have been exploring. [More]
Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

The words no one wants to hear: "You have breast cancer." Unfortunately, close to 300,000 American women are expected to receive that diagnosis each year. [More]
Changes to city design, transport can have significant impact on health

Changes to city design, transport can have significant impact on health

A new Series, published in The Lancet quantifies the health gains that could be achieved if cities incentivised a shift from private car use to cycling and walking, and promoted a compact city model where distances to shops and facilities, including public transport, are shorter and within walking distance. [More]
New ABT approach results in greater weight loss than gold standard treatment, study shows

New ABT approach results in greater weight loss than gold standard treatment, study shows

A new approach to weight loss called Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT) helped people lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who received only Standard Behavioral Treatment (SBT) - a typical treatment plan encouraging reduced caloric intake and increased physical activity - according to a new randomized controlled clinical trial. [More]
Research urges people to start planning early for retirement

Research urges people to start planning early for retirement

The University of Alicante presents the results of a project to establish European guidelines for preparing the population for life after full-time employment. The results urge people to start planning as soon as 50. [More]
Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Hearing loss is a marginalizing and disabling condition, resulting in various adverse social and health outcomes. Babies born to women with hearing loss were significantly more likely to be premature and have low birth weight, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [More]
Study quantifies benefits of healthy city design

Study quantifies benefits of healthy city design

Previous studies have shown a correlation between the design of cities and growing epidemics of injuries and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. [More]
Study evaluates calorie cost and metabolic intensity of individual yoga poses

Study evaluates calorie cost and metabolic intensity of individual yoga poses

Hatha yoga is an increasingly popular form of physical activity and meditative practice in the U.S. [More]
Researchers examine link between leisure-time physical activity and bacterial infections

Researchers examine link between leisure-time physical activity and bacterial infections

The risk of viral infections is known to be affected by physical activity, but little information is available regarding the more serious infections caused by bacteria. [More]
High levels of childhood muscular fitness may protect against metabolic syndrome in adult life

High levels of childhood muscular fitness may protect against metabolic syndrome in adult life

About 20-25 percent of adults have the metabolic syndrome and have increased risk of developing both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. [More]
Decrease in physical activity and concentration of fish oil linked to depressed mood among veterans

Decrease in physical activity and concentration of fish oil linked to depressed mood among veterans

Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers, including a Texas A&M University professor and his former doctoral student. [More]
Cesarean-section leaves women more vulnerable to VTE than vaginal delivery

Cesarean-section leaves women more vulnerable to VTE than vaginal delivery

Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur via cesarean section (CS). Following any birth, women are at an increased risk for a venous thromboembolism (VTE), but it's believed that CS leaves women more vulnerable to VTE, blood clots, than vaginal delivery (VD). [More]
New study aims at integrating healthy habits into routines of tomorrow's doctors

New study aims at integrating healthy habits into routines of tomorrow's doctors

Can activity monitors, exercise, and monthly wellness seminars help medical students improve fitness, reduce stress, and score higher on tests? And, through those techniques, will those future doctors be more prepared to help their patients become healthier? [More]

Study reveals 4% of deaths worldwide may be caused by long periods of sitting time

The next time you wrap up your work day and realise you've been sitting in front of the computer for almost eight straight hours, maybe you won't feel so proud of yourself. [More]
Study links Spring Loaded Technology’s Levitation Knee Brace to significant reduction in muscle fatigue

Study links Spring Loaded Technology’s Levitation Knee Brace to significant reduction in muscle fatigue

Spring Loaded Technology today reports the findings of a recent third-party study which links its Levitation, the world’s first compact bionic knee brace, to a significant reduction in factors that can lead to muscle fatigue. [More]
Stressful event appears to erase benefits linked to healthy fat choices

Stressful event appears to erase benefits linked to healthy fat choices

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. [More]
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