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Electrically-powered bicycles can improve fitness levels and cardiovascular health of riders

Electrically-powered bicycles can improve fitness levels and cardiovascular health of riders

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that using an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide riders with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, especially for riders who previously had been sedentary. [More]
Moderate to vigorous physical activity linked to improved memory in breast cancer survivors

Moderate to vigorous physical activity linked to improved memory in breast cancer survivors

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. [More]
Pediatric health educator provides tips for protecting children from heat stroke

Pediatric health educator provides tips for protecting children from heat stroke

Hot temperatures and high humidity can put nearly anyone at risk for dehydration and heat stroke, but children are especially vulnerable. [More]
Study shows twice daily exercise intervention improves bone strength in VLBW pre-term infants

Study shows twice daily exercise intervention improves bone strength in VLBW pre-term infants

Because of their low weight and premature birth, very low birth weight (VLBW) pre-term infants have lower bone mineral mass and a greater need for bone nutrients compared to most new-born infants. [More]
Group intervention may be effective in improving overall health of aging lesbian, bisexual women

Group intervention may be effective in improving overall health of aging lesbian, bisexual women

The Bay Area has long been one of the nation's leading advocates for LGBT equality and community support. Recent studies, however, reveal that one population -- aging lesbian and bisexual women -- are overlooked in the realm of health care and the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices tailored to their needs. [More]
Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study. [More]
Conceptual model highlights transmission of chronic pain risk from parent to children

Conceptual model highlights transmission of chronic pain risk from parent to children

Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children? Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning, and more according to a report in the journal PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. [More]
Light physical activity during work or study has positive benefits, reveals Clemson professor

Light physical activity during work or study has positive benefits, reveals Clemson professor

A Clemson University psychology professor has published research revealing a positive link between mood, motivation and physical activity during work and study. [More]
Sleep disturbances, long sleep duration linked to inflammatory illnesses

Sleep disturbances, long sleep duration linked to inflammatory illnesses

A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. [More]
Taking extra 1000 steps each day can improve health of children with type 1 diabetes

Taking extra 1000 steps each day can improve health of children with type 1 diabetes

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women's and Children's Hospital. [More]
Dementia activity company, Active Minds, launches reminiscence activity incorporating sound and smell for people with mid- to late-stage dementia

Dementia activity company, Active Minds, launches reminiscence activity incorporating sound and smell for people with mid- to late-stage dementia

As dementia progresses it can become increasingly hard for carers to provide appropriate games or activities for people living with dementia, particularly in the later stages. [More]
University report explores efficacy of palliative care in England

University report explores efficacy of palliative care in England

A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. [More]
Study finds link between cortisol levels and obesity in patients with bipolar disorder or recurrent depressions

Study finds link between cortisol levels and obesity in patients with bipolar disorder or recurrent depressions

Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder. This according to a study at Umea University in Sweden published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. [More]

Walking meeting could help increase physical activity levels of office workers

Changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to a new study published by public health researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. [More]
No CVD gain for elderly individuals in physical activity programme

No CVD gain for elderly individuals in physical activity programme

Participation in a long-term moderately intense activity programme has failed to reduce cardiovascular disease events in older adults, findings from the LIFE Study show. [More]
Excess or insufficient sleep may increase diabetes risk in men

Excess or insufficient sleep may increase diabetes risk in men

Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
New study reveals startling trend in mortality rates from heart disease and stroke

New study reveals startling trend in mortality rates from heart disease and stroke

After more than a decade of steady improvements, the decline in mortality rates from heart disease and stroke has slowed nationally and nearly leveled out since 2011, according to a new analysis from Kaiser Permanente published in JAMA Cardiology. [More]
Excessive weight at young age increases risk of heart failure

Excessive weight at young age increases risk of heart failure

It comes down to starting healthy habits early. Fortunately, it's never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and losing weight is great for reducing your risk of heart attack. But you can still be at a higher risk for other heart problems if you're late in changing your habits. [More]
Regular physical activity improves brain power, academic prowess in children

Regular physical activity improves brain power, academic prowess in children

A consensus statement which includes a University of Exeter researcher says exercise boosts kids' and young people's brain power and academic prowess. [More]
Food's transit time through colon affects health of digestive system

Food's transit time through colon affects health of digestive system

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut - also called transit time - affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. [More]
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