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Behavioural intervention could be effective way to improve health of RA patients

Behavioural intervention could be effective way to improve health of RA patients

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress showed for the first time that a combination of text messages and individual counselling sessions to motivate patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) to be more active resulted in improved patient-reported clinical outcomes. [More]
Physical workload could increase odds of developing RA

Physical workload could increase odds of developing RA

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress showed that prolonged repetitive physical workload increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). [More]
Air pollution becomes leading risk factor for stroke worldwide

Air pollution becomes leading risk factor for stroke worldwide

Air pollution – including environmental and household air pollution - has emerged as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide, associated with about a third of the global burden of stroke in 2013, according to a new study published in The Lancet Neurology journal. [More]
Rehabilitation programmes can help reverse frailty in older COPD patients

Rehabilitation programmes can help reverse frailty in older COPD patients

One in four patients with COPD referred for exercise rehabilitation are frail, but nevertheless can respond favourably to rehabilitation and their frailty can be reversed, finds a new study led by King's College London and Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. [More]
U.S. study shows adults with diabetes born in 1940s living longer with less disability

U.S. study shows adults with diabetes born in 1940s living longer with less disability

Older Americans with diabetes born in the 1940s are living longer and with less disability performing day to day tasks than those born 10 years earlier, according to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. [More]
Study finds link between depression, disease activity and disability in adolescents with JIA

Study finds link between depression, disease activity and disability in adolescents with JIA

European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress confirmed a clear association between depression symptom severity and the level of disease activity and disability in adolescent patients with juvenile inflammatory arthritis. [More]
Late sleep timing linked to lower BMI, poorer diet quality and lower physical activity

Late sleep timing linked to lower BMI, poorer diet quality and lower physical activity

A new study suggests that among healthy adults with a habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated with higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake, particularly among men, as well as lower physical activity. [More]
LITE Program receives 'Beyond the Cure' educational survivorship conference grant from NCCS

LITE Program receives 'Beyond the Cure' educational survivorship conference grant from NCCS

An effort by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to educate pediatric cancer survivors is receiving a boost from The National Children's Cancer Society in the form of a 'Beyond the Cure' educational survivorship conference grant. [More]
Study: Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats does not lead to weight gain compared to low-fat diet

Study: Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats does not lead to weight gain compared to low-fat diet

Eating a non-calorie restricted Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats such as olive oil or nuts does not lead to significant weight gain compared to a low-fat diet, according to a large randomised trial published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. [More]
Lifestyle intervention program can increase physical activity levels of adults at risk for type 2 diabetes

Lifestyle intervention program can increase physical activity levels of adults at risk for type 2 diabetes

Adults at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease or both can substantially increase their physical activity levels through participating in a lifestyle intervention program developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health for use in community-settings, such as senior centers or worksites. [More]
Automated OCL insulin feedback controller improves glucose control in diabetic children, adolescents

Automated OCL insulin feedback controller improves glucose control in diabetic children, adolescents

Using an automated insulin feedback controller as part of an overnight closed-loop (OCL) control system improved glucose control (increased time within target glucose range) and reduced episodes of nocturnal hypoglycemia in children and adolescents. [More]
PREDIMED study weighs in to dietary fat discussion

PREDIMED study weighs in to dietary fat discussion

A prespecified analysis of the PREDIMED study suggests that an increase in the proportion of calories consumed as fat in the context of a Mediterranean-style diet does not have an adverse effect on bodyweight. [More]
Fit Families program helps combat childhood obesity in New Mexico

Fit Families program helps combat childhood obesity in New Mexico

Battling the childhood obesity epidemic is a priority for many researchers, as obesity during adolescence increases the risk of chronic diseases throughout life. Because obese children have lower quality of life and self-esteem, greater levels of depression and anxiety, and also face more teasing and bullying than normal-weight peers, including mental health in any intervention is necessary. [More]
Higher BMI and waist circumference may lead to increased risk of high grade prostate cancer

Higher BMI and waist circumference may lead to increased risk of high grade prostate cancer

A study of almost 150,000 men from 8 European countries, presented at this year's European Obesity Summit shows that higher body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. [More]
New review explores health impacts of adults participating in environmental enhancement activities

New review explores health impacts of adults participating in environmental enhancement activities

A team of Cochrane authors based in the UK and led by an academic from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, has carried out a review investigating the health benefit of contact with the natural environment. [More]
Overweight adolescents can increase physical activity by using their built environment

Overweight adolescents can increase physical activity by using their built environment

A program encouraging overweight or obese adolescents to increase their physical activity through use of their everyday environment, rather than organized classes or sports programs, produced significant increases in participants' daily physical activity that were sustained for at least three to four months. [More]
Woman with higher BMI can face more challenges to being physically active

Woman with higher BMI can face more challenges to being physically active

For women, barriers to physical activity can vary by weight, according to new study by Dartmouth researchers. [More]
Children with strong family history of type 2 diabetes or CVD prone to have high cholesterol levels

Children with strong family history of type 2 diabetes or CVD prone to have high cholesterol levels

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes shows that children with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and/or type 2 diabetes were found to have cholesterol levels significantly higher than children with no family history of those conditions. [More]
Premature babies have lower peak bone mass as adults

Premature babies have lower peak bone mass as adults

Among the many important processes that happen during a woman's last few weeks of pregnancy is the transfer of calcium to the growing foetus to boost bone development. [More]
European cardiovascular prevention guidelines emphasise population approaches

European cardiovascular prevention guidelines emphasise population approaches

The European Society of Cardiology has updated its cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines to include, for the first time, population approaches to be implemented by legislators, schools and workplaces. [More]
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