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Moderate to high levels of aerobic capacity could partially reduce risk of sudden cardiac death

Moderate to high levels of aerobic capacity could partially reduce risk of sudden cardiac death

UCA researchers, collaborating with the Exercise and Epidemiology Science and Biostatistics Departments from the University of South Carolina in Columbine, have carried out a study focused in knowing how important the aerobic capacity in the sudden death prevention is, paying special attention to those people who have some pathology such as obesity and hypertension. [More]
Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive

Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive

Research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 1 in 4 US adults aged 50 years or over do not take regular exercise. [More]
Loyola Medicine introduces multidisciplinary program to diagnose and treat concussions

Loyola Medicine introduces multidisciplinary program to diagnose and treat concussions

Loyola Medicine has launched a multidisciplinary Concussion Program to diagnose and treat concussions in athletes and other patients. [More]
Incorporating laughter into exercise program could provide health benefits to older adults

Incorporating laughter into exercise program could provide health benefits to older adults

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults' mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University. [More]
Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

The most frequently prescribed oral antidiabetic drug metformin significantly affects metabolic pathways. [More]
Study finds South Africans living with HIV more resilient despite chronic pain

Study finds South Africans living with HIV more resilient despite chronic pain

When one thinks about chronic conditions that are commonly painful, HIV doesn't typically spring to mind. However, more than 50% of HIV-positive individuals experience a painful condition like headache, chest pain or neuropathy, and that pain is frequently experienced as moderate to severe in intensity. [More]
Heathy diet linked to improved reading skills in children

Heathy diet linked to improved reading skills in children

A heathy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, the study constitutes part of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland and the First Steps Study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä. [More]
UBC study reveals many parents less confident about increasing children's activity levels

UBC study reveals many parents less confident about increasing children's activity levels

If Canadian parents are going to get their kids to exercise more, they need more than just public awareness campaigns. [More]
Study highlights inability of YMCA after-school programs to achieve Healthy Eating standards

Study highlights inability of YMCA after-school programs to achieve Healthy Eating standards

Healthy Eating standards represent a means of increasing fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and water intake among adolescents by providing healthy snacks in conjunction with education on healthy eating. [More]
Moderately vigorous physical activity in midlife linked to better cognition at old age

Moderately vigorous physical activity in midlife linked to better cognition at old age

A new study of 3050 twins finds moderately vigorous physical activity - i.e., more strenuous than walking - to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up. [More]
Older adults not likely to fully recover from hip fractures, study reveals

Older adults not likely to fully recover from hip fractures, study reveals

One in every two older persons who have suffered a hip fracture will never be as physically active and independent as they were before. [More]
Teenagers experience rapid drop in number of calories burned during puberty, study finds

Teenagers experience rapid drop in number of calories burned during puberty, study finds

An acceleration in obesity among young teenagers could be explained by a 12-year-long study which found that the number of calories they burn while at rest drops suddenly in puberty. [More]
School-based exercises may benefit bone mass, strength in growing children

School-based exercises may benefit bone mass, strength in growing children

Moderate to high impact sports such as gymnastics, basketball, or football have been shown to benefit bone mass, structure and strength - with benefits particularly apparent during pre-and early adolescence. [More]
Many parents follow outdated advice that may worsen child's recovery from concussion, survey reveals

Many parents follow outdated advice that may worsen child's recovery from concussion, survey reveals

A new national survey, commissioned by UCLA Health, reveals that a vast majority of parents may be following outdated advice when caring for a child with a concussion, and it could be making their child's symptoms worse. [More]
Good blood microcirculation linked to longevity

Good blood microcirculation linked to longevity

Human longevity has been previously linked by researchers to genetic factors, calorie restriction, and certain life-style factors such as physical activity or the Mediterranean diet. [More]
Low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels in later life

Low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels in later life

Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. [More]
Devices monitoring sedentary behavior under-represented in wearable tech market, study shows

Devices monitoring sedentary behavior under-represented in wearable tech market, study shows

Sedentary behaviour monitoring is under-represented in the wearable tech market, a new study has found. [More]
Common signaling pathway may control formation of tumor cells in fat, reveals Purdue study

Common signaling pathway may control formation of tumor cells in fat, reveals Purdue study

A common cell signaling pathway that controls differentiation of stem cells may also control the formation of tumor cells in fat, according to a Purdue University study. [More]
New study examines potential weight management benefits of sit-stand desks

New study examines potential weight management benefits of sit-stand desks

Alternating positions between standing and sitting while performing deskwork could make the difference in whether the thin red needle in your bathroom scale tilts to the left or the right of your goal weight. [More]
New research finds decrease in brain blood flow after stopping exercise in healthy older adults

New research finds decrease in brain blood flow after stopping exercise in healthy older adults

We all know that we can quickly lose cardiovascular endurance if we stop exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains? New research led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers examined cerebral blood flow in healthy, physically fit older adults (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. [More]
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