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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]
Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

What's the best way to stop type 2 diabetes? Find it before it becomes a problem. "The phrase I use is prevention by detection," said Joseph Aloi, M.D., section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [More]
Researchers develop energy-efficient technique for tracking physical activity

Researchers develop energy-efficient technique for tracking physical activity

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user's physical activity based on data from wearable devices. [More]
Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. [More]
Physical activity may help improve health and quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients

Physical activity may help improve health and quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients

A comprehensive review published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease confirms that people living with Parkinson's disease (PD) can benefit from being physically active, especially when it comes to improving gait and balance, and reducing risks of falls. [More]
New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), include recommendations on the use of antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of blood clots and statin drugs to lower cholesterol and advise PAD patients to participate in a structured exercise program. [More]
Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. [More]
Medicare expands lifestyle intervention to combat prediabetes

Medicare expands lifestyle intervention to combat prediabetes

Most people struggle with their weight and are less active than ever before. Taken together, this toxic lifestyle can lead to serious health problems. The truth is that 86 million American adults—more than one out of three—have prediabetes. What's scarier is that nine out of 10 don't know they have it. [More]
MedUni Vienna creates physical training programme to reactivate older adults

MedUni Vienna creates physical training programme to reactivate older adults

According to recent studies, around 11% of people aged over 65 are "frail", and 41% are on their way to becoming so. [More]
KU research on physical activity could be key to designing interventions for people with early AD

KU research on physical activity could be key to designing interventions for people with early AD

For older adults, physical activity is apt to shield against cognitive decline and forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Yet, as people age and some experience cognitive impairment, they tend to become less physically active. [More]
Study reveals bidirectional link between executive function and healthy lifestyle

Study reveals bidirectional link between executive function and healthy lifestyle

It should be obvious that those with greater self-control live a healthier lifestyle. After all, it takes self-control to exercise before work, or forego fried food for kale. [More]
Physical activity during pregnancy may help protect offspring from age-related health risks

Physical activity during pregnancy may help protect offspring from age-related health risks

Exercise during pregnancy may be as effective in protecting the next generation from age-related health risks as efforts made during the offspring's own adulthood, new research suggests. [More]
Vigorous, regular aerobic exercise boosts testosterone levels in overweight and obese men

Vigorous, regular aerobic exercise boosts testosterone levels in overweight and obese men

Twelve weeks of aerobic exercise significantly boosted testosterone levels in overweight and obese men, with the greatest increases seen among vigorous exercisers, according to research presented today at the Integrative Biology of Exercise 7 meeting in Phoenix. [More]
Spending excessive amounts of time sitting linked with chronic health issues

Spending excessive amounts of time sitting linked with chronic health issues

People who meet recommended weekly physical activity guidelines are still at risk of developing chronic disease if they spend too much non-exercising time sitting, new research suggests. [More]
Structure and number of mitochondria may help determine muscle endurance, research shows

Structure and number of mitochondria may help determine muscle endurance, research shows

We can all recognise that feeling of muscle fatigue after taking a brisk walk, cycling, running or playing football. [More]
Wearable sensor data could be translated into empirically-verified measures of health risks

Wearable sensor data could be translated into empirically-verified measures of health risks

Your wearable fitness tracker is great at counting the number of steps you took today, but it could also provide a new source of currency for the emerging health data economy, according to a new study in the journal Computer. [More]
Children at greater risk of unhealthy weight gain during summer holidays, study shows

Children at greater risk of unhealthy weight gain during summer holidays, study shows

Children are at greater risk of gaining unhealthy amounts of weight during summer vacation than during the school year, according to a new study published in the Obesity journal. [More]
Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

It's never too late to reap the benefits of exercise, and that includes older adults with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions, according to a study. [More]
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