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Want to improve your memory? Go to the gym
December 27th 2016

ExerciseDaily - Dr David Marchant from Edge Hill University, Lancashire, will be presenting his reasearch to the Cardiff event. In two experiments, healthy and active participants were given lists ...More Details

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Want to optimize those 10,000 (or fewer) steps? Walk faster, sit less
October 17th 2016

ExerciseDaily - That popular daily target of 10,000 steps is a worthwhile goal, but a new study at Oregon State University suggests that if you find that unattainable, don’t despair - a smaller number...More Details

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Exercise releases hormone that helps shed, prevent fat
October 4th 2016

ExerciseDaily - If a workout feels like more pain than gain, here’s some motivation: Exercise releases a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from forming. A group led by a University ...More Details

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INTERVAL EXERCISE TRAINING IMPROVES BLOOD VESSEL FUNCTION IN OLDER ADULTS
September 27th 2016

Exercise Daily - Resistance-based interval exercise helps improve endothelial function—including blood flow and blood vessel dilation—both in older adults with type 2 diabetes and in age-matched n...More Details

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Stored fat fights against the body's attempts to lose weight
March 6th 2016

ExerciseDaily - The fatter we are, the more our body appears to produce a protein that inhibits our ability to burn fat, suggests new research published in the journal Nature Communications. The findi...More Details

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Running helps mice slow cancer growth
March 6th 2016

ExerciseDaily - Here's one more benefit of exercise: mice who spent their free time on a running wheel were better able to shrink tumors (a 50% reduction in tumor size) compared to their less active c...More Details

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Active body, active mind: The secret to a younger brain may lie in exercising your body
December 3rd 2015

ExerciseDaily1 - It is widely recognised that our physical fitness is reflected in our mental fitness, especially as we get older. How does being physically fit affect our aging brains? Neuroimaging s...More Details

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BILINGUALS OF TWO SPOKEN LANGUAGES HAVE MORE GRAY MATTER THAN MONOLINGUALS
July 19th 2015

ExerciseDaily - A new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the brain. In past decades, much ...More Details

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Low chance of recovering normal body weight
July 16th 2015

ExerciseDaily - The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, acco...More Details

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Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women
July 10th 2015

ExerciseDaily - A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a study led by King’s Col...More Details

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Food scientists find that victory tastes…oh, so sweet
July 10th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Vanquishing the agony of defeat, Cornell food scientists have a better grasp on the sweet, thrilling taste of victory. Ultimately, a new study reveals how a person’s emotional state – ...More Details

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Overhydration Potentially Deadly for Athletes
July 10th 2015

ExerciseDaily - While the risks of dehydration are well known, new international guidelines seek to protect athletes from the serious health risks associated with drinking too many fluids while exerci...More Details

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High fat diet changes gut microbe populations and brain's ability to recognize fullness
July 8th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Have you ever wondered why eating one good-tasting French fry may lead you to eat the whole batch and leave you wanting more? According to a new study with rats, that high-fat indulgen...More Details

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Feeling impulsive or frustrated? Take a nap
June 30th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration, according to a University of Michigan study. It's becoming increas...More Details

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Researchers identify positive, negative effects of smartphone use and exercise
May 26th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Kent State University researchers Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., as well as Kent State alumni Michael Rebold, Ph.D., and Gabe Sanders, Ph.D., assessed how common smartph...More Details

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'Performance enhancing' drugs decrease performance
May 4th 2015

ExerciseDaily! - Doping is damaging the image of sport without benefitting athletes’ results, according to University of Adelaide research. Researchers from the University’s School of Medical Scien...More Details

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Abdominal and Total Body Fat Loss Linked to Regular Exercise, Researcher at Yale Finds
March 17th 2015

New Haven, Conn. -- Regular exercise, such as brisk walking, reduces total and intra-abdominal body fat among overweight and obese postmenopausal women, a study by a Yale researcher has found. "Pr...More Details

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Diet soda linked to increases in belly fat in older adults
March 17th 2015

ExerciseDaily - A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age...More Details

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Listening to classical music modulates genes that are responsible for brain functions
March 14th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Although listening to music is common in all societies, the biological determinants of listening to music are largely unknown. According to a latest study, listening to classical music...More Details

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Individuals with type 2 diabetes should exercise after dinner
February 25th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Individuals with Type 2 diabetes have heightened amounts of sugars and fats in their blood, which increases their risks for cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks. ...More Details

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When we lose weight, where does the fat go?
December 17th 2014

ExerciseDaily- Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW study...More Details

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Athletes' testosterone surges not tied to winning, study finds
November 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A higher surge of testosterone in competition, the so-called “winner effect,” is not actually related to winning, suggests a new study of intercollegiate cross country runners. The ...More Details

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Jogging Keeps You Young
November 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults. The study looked...More Details

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Endurance athletes at risk of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema
October 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Endurance athletes taking part in triathlons are at risk of the potentially life-threatening condition of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema. Cardiologists from Musgrove Park Hospital, ...More Details

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New way to lose weight: Scientists stimulate brown fat to burn more energy from food
October 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the University of Bonn discover a new signaling pathway to combat excess body weight The number of overweight persons is greatly increasing worldwide - and as a resul...More Details

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TAILORED 'ACTIVITY COACHING' BY SMARTPHONE
October 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Today’s smartphone user can obtain a lot of data about his or her health, thanks to built-in or separate sensors. Researcher Harm op den Akker of the University of Twente (CTIT Institu...More Details

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Male and female brains aren't equal when it comes to fat
October 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. Those differences in the brain lead to greater inflammation and increased hea...More Details

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Change your walking style, change your mood
October 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Our mood can affect how we walk — slump-shouldered if we're sad, bouncing along if we're happy. Now researchers have shown it works the other way too — making people imitate a happy or...More Details

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A Wife’s Happiness is More Crucial than Her Husband’s in Keeping Marriage on Track, Rutgers
September 15th 2014

ExerciseDaily -When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels ...More Details

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Drink responsibly' messages in alcohol ads promote products, not public health
September 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Nine out of 10 encourage responsibility; none provide real information about what that means Alcohol industry magazine ads reminding consumers to "drink responsibly" or "enjoy in mo...More Details

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Energy drinks cause heart problems
September 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Sunday 31 August 2014: Energy drinks can cause heart problems according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Professor Milou-Daniel Drici from France. Professor Drici...More Details

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Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes
August 29th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)...More Details

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This is Your Brain's Blood Vessels on Drugs
August 28th 2014

ExerciseDaily -A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in impro...More Details

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Train your heart to protect your mind
August 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affil...More Details

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Financial weight makes it trickier to lose pounds where it counts
August 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Weight-loss advertising tends to target people ready, willing and able to pay for diet programs, special meals or gym memberships. But it’s those who live below the poverty line who are...More Details

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LINKS BETWEEN CITY DESIGN AND HEALTH
August 12th 2014

ExerciseDaily -In a rare study of how street network design affects public health, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Connecticut have discovered that older, more c...More Details

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Boomers building muscle at the gym -- without passion
August 8th 2014

ExerciseDaily - As the first generation to embrace exercise, baby boomers continue going to the gym, yet more out of necessity than for the challenge and enjoyment of physical activity. In a study ...More Details

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Curing arthritis
August 7th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes painful inflammation of several joints in the body. The joint capsule becomes swollen, and the disease can also destroy cartilage and bon...More Details

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Study reaffirms soy-dairy protein blend increases muscle mass
July 31st 2014

ExerciseDaily -A new study published online in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows additional benefits of consuming a blend of soy and dairy proteins after resistance exercise for building muscle ...More Details

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Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women
July 14th 2014

ExerciseDaily -A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to wei...More Details

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New Study Shows Drinking Alcohol, Even Light-to-Moderate Amounts, Provides No Heart Health Benefit
July 11th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower b...More Details

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Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym
July 11th 2014

ExerciseDaily - For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym. New Michigan Stat...More Details

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World Cup chemistry: The science behind the 'brazuca' (video)
July 7th 2014

ExerciseDaily - The World Cup final is almost here, and no matter which two teams meet for the title match, there's one thing they'll both need to win: the ball. This week, Reactions examines the chem...More Details

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The tortoise and the hare: A sex difference in marathon pacing
July 7th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study led by a Grand Valley State University researcher. The findings were published in Medicine &...More Details

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Short Sleep, Aging Brain
July 2nd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the ...More Details

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It may take guts to cure diabetes
June 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University's Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating...More Details

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Marriage and Healthy Hearts
June 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily - “Growing evidence suggests that the quality and patterns of one’s social relationships may be linked with a variety of health outcomes, including heart disease,” says Thomas Kamarck, p...More Details

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Diet or Exercise? “Energy Balance” is Real Key to Disease Prevention
June 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A majority of Americans are overweight or obese, a factor in the rapid rise in common diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and more. According to a paper ...More Details

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E-cigs heavily marketed on Twitter, study finds
June 20th 2014

ExerciseDaily -E-cigarettes, also known as vaping pens or e-hookas, are commonly advertised on Twitter and the tweets often link to commercial websites promoting e-cig use, according to University of ...More Details

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Brain imaging shows enhanced executive brain function in people with musical training
June 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging reveals a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive functioning in both children and adults, ...More Details

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Demographics Drive Fitness Partner Decisions Online, Penn Study Finds
June 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Who would you rather have as a fitness partner: a paragon of athleticism and dedication who could motivate you to exceed your current level of fitness or an equal, with whom you could e...More Details

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Sperm size and shape in young men affected by cannabis use
June 5th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm according to research published today (Thursday 5 June 20...More Details

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Love makes you strong
June 4th 2014

ExerciseDaily - It is springtime and they are everywhere: Newly enamored couples walking through the city hand in hand, floating on cloud nine. Yet a few weeks later the initial rush of romance will h...More Details

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Gym culture likened to McDonald's
May 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Visit a typical gym and you will encounter a highly standardised notion of what the human body should look like and how much it should weigh. This strictly controlled body ideal is spr...More Details

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The failure of the couples gym membership: A self-control paradox?
May 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Couples often go grocery shopping together, make joint financial decisions, and choose entertainment options to share. Products and programs like shared gym memberships and joint credi...More Details

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Study Finds Secret to Cutting Sugary Drink Use by Teens
March 26th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A new study shows that teenagers can be persuaded to cut back on sugary soft drinks – especially with a little help from their friends. A 30-day challenge encouraging teens to reduc...More Details

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Eat a peach
March 26th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A Washington State University food scientist and colleagues at Texas A&M have found that compounds in peaches can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread....More Details

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Can 'love hormone' protect against addiction?
March 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Addictive behavior such as drug and alcohol abuse could be associated with poor development of the so-called "love hormone" system in our bodies during early childhood, according to re...More Details

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Not Just What You Eat
March 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Over 35 percent of American adults and 17 percent of American children are considered obese, according to the latest survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....More Details

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Eyes are windows to the soul -- and evolution
March 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily - These near-opposite facial expressions are rooted in emotional responses that exploit how our eyes gather and focus light to detect an unknown threat, according to a study by a Cor...More Details

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Tequila plant is possible sweetener for diabetics -- helps reduce blood sugar, weight
March 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and th...More Details

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Older adults: Build muscle and you'll live longer
March 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body compo...More Details

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Keeping your balance
August 20th 2013

ExerciseDaily - It happens to all of us at least once each winter in Montreal. You’re walking on the sidewalk and before you know it you are slipping on a patch of ice hidden under a dusting of snow. ...More Details

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Obesity Kills!
August 19th 2013

ExerciseDaily - One in five Americans, Black and White, die from obesity Obesity is a lot more deadly than previously thought. Across recent decades, obesity accounted for 18 percent of deaths among ...More Details

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1 in 5 women don’t believe their breast cancer risk
August 19th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Despite taking a tailored risk assessment tool that factors in family history and personal habits, nearly 20 percent of women did not believe their breast cancer risk, according to a n...More Details

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Weekly yoga class yields similar lower back pain relief as 2 classes
July 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that a weekly yoga class provided similar lower back pain relief and reduced the n...More Details

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Can Watching an Avatar Translate to Real-Life Weight Loss?
July 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - An estimated two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese and many find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off. They’ve tried fad diets, exercise programs, diet pills and o...More Details

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Why is it easier to lose 2-4 pounds rather than 3 pounds?
June 18th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Consumers are more likely to pursue goals when they are ambitious yet flexible, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Whether a goal is a high-low range goa...More Details

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Timing of calcium and vitamin D supplementation may affect how bone adapts to exercise
June 18th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Taking calcium and vitamin D before exercise may influence how bones adapt to exercise, according to a new study. The results will be presented on Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 95...More Details

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Quality of waking hours determines ease of falling asleep
June 18th 2013

ExerciseDaily - The quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study that identifies two proteins never before linked to a...More Details

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Gene offers an athlete's heart without the exercise
June 13th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found that a single gene poses a double threat to disease: Not only does it inhibit the growth and spread of breast tumors, but it a...More Details

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Helmet crash tests: Don't hit the road without one
June 13th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A laboratory study has found that bicycle helmets certified to Australia's national standard significantly reduce the causes of head, skull and brain injury - linear and angular head a...More Details

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Sleep Mechanism Identified That Plays Role in Emotional Memory
June 13th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Sleep researchers from University of California campuses in Riverside and San Diego have identified the sleep mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate emotional memory and found...More Details

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Exercise for stroke patients' brains
June 11th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A new study finds that stroke patients' brains show strong cortical motor activity when observing others performing physical tasks – a finding that offers new insight into stroke rehab...More Details

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EWW! ONLY 5 PERCENT WASH HANDS CORRECTLY
June 10th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Remember Mom’s advice about washing your hands thoroughly after using the restroom? Apparently not. A new study by Michigan State University researchers found that only 5 percent...More Details

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Soccer burns more fat than jogging
June 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - The experiment Sports scientist Peter Krustrup and his colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen University Hospital and Bispebjerg Hospital have followed a soccer t...More Details

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Sunshine could benefit health and prolong life, study suggests
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke – and even prolong life, a study suggests. Researchers have shown that when our ...More Details

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Reactivating memories during sleep
April 15th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Why do some memories last a lifetime while others disappear quickly? A new study suggests that memories rehearsed, during either sleep or waking, can have an impact on memory consol...More Details

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Exercise or make dinner? Study finds adults trade one healthy act for another
April 15th 2013

ExerciseDaily - American adults who prepare their own meals and exercise on the same day are likely spending more time on one of those activities at the expense of the other, a new study suggests. ...More Details

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Study finds that newlyweds who are satisfied with marriage are more likely to gain weight
April 3rd 2013

ExerciseDaily - On average, young newlyweds who are satisfied with their marriage gain weight in the early years after they exchange vows, putting them at increased risk for various health problems re...More Details

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Body mass index and coronary heart disease
April 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Coronary heart disease (CHD) increases with BMI, as well as with age, finds an article published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. The research from the Million Wom...More Details

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Just weight until menopause
April 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Women tend to carry excess fat in their hips and thighs, while men tend to carry it on their stomachs. But after menopause, things start to change: many women’s fat storage patterns st...More Details

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Fluoride in drinking water cuts tooth decay in adults
March 11th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has produced the strongest evidence yet that fluori...More Details

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Program that pays for weight loss seems to pay off
March 7th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Modest financial incentives offered over an extended period of time were significantly more likely to encourage sustained participation in a weight-loss program and long-term maintenan...More Details

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Can acupuncture improve exercise performance and post-exercise recovery?
March 7th 2013

ExerciseDaily - The effects of acute acupuncture applied during exercise on performance factors such as power and blood pressure and on the body's ability to recover post-exercise were evaluated in a ...More Details

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A blend of soy and dairy proteins promotes muscle protein synthesis when consumed after exercise
January 24th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A new study published in The Journal of Nutrition demonstrates the benefits of consuming a protein blend for muscle protein synthesis after exercise. This study is a first-of-its-kind,...More Details

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Can You “Train” Yourself to Have More Willpower?
January 24th 2013

ExerciseDaily - You can train your body, your mind … and your willpower? That’s according to a new study by researchers at The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, who say th...More Details

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Loneliness, Like Chronic Stress, Taxes the Immune System
January 22nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health. Researchers found ...More Details

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Cholesterol medicine affects energy production in muscles
January 5th 2013

ExerciseDaily - PAINFUL SIDE EFFECTS Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the ...More Details

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Aerobic exercise trumps resistance training for weight and fat loss
December 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Aerobic training is the best mode of exercise for burning fat, according to Duke researchers who compared aerobic training, resistance training, and a combination of the two. The st...More Details

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Eating Fewer, Larger Meals May Prove Healthier for Obese Women, MU Research Suggests
December 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Media articles and nutritionists alike have perpetuated the idea that for healthy metabolisms individuals should consume small meals multiple times a day. However, new research conduct...More Details

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Cycling is far safer than driving for men under 21
December 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from UCL have found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the s...More Details

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Burning more calories is easier when working out with someone you perceive as better
November 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The key to motivation in physical activity may be feeling inadequate. One Kansas State University researcher found that those who exercised with a teammate whom they perceived to be be...More Details

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Too much or too little activity bad for knees
November 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Both very high and very low levels of physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new study presented at the annual meetin...More Details

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Active lifestyle boosts brain structure and slows Alzheimer’s disease
November 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study presented today ...More Details

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'Obese but happy gene' challenges the common perception of link between depression and obesity
November 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at McMaster University have discovered new genetic evidence about why some people are happier than others. McMaster scientists have uncovered evidence that the gene FTO ...More Details

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Low muscle strength in adolescence linked to increased risk of early death
November 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Muscular strength in male adolescents and premature death: cohort study of one million participants Low muscle strength in adolescence is strongly associated with a greater risk of ...More Details

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Rethinking body mass index for assessing cancer risk
November 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that body mass index (BMI)—the most commonly used weight-for-height formula for estimating ...More Details

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Regular physical activity increases life expectancy even if overweight
November 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - People who do regular physical activity, such as brisk walking, live longer than those who don't do any leisure time exercise, even when overweight, reports a study by international re...More Details

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'Biggest Loser' study finds modest diet and exercise can sustain weight loss
November 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Exercise and healthy eating reduce body fat and preserve muscle in adults better than diet alone, according to a study funded and conducted by National Institute of Diabetes and Digest...More Details

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Preventing Seasonal Flu Illness
November 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - What can I do to protect myself against the flu? The single best way to protect against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older, esp...More Details

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Sudden cardiac death in Ontario under age 40 – is exercise dangerous?
October 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - It's a tragic news story that often makes headlines – a young, healthy, fit athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest while playing sports. Dr. Andrew Krahn of the Unive...More Details

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Exercise is smart for your heart – and makes you smarter
October 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In a new study, previously sedentary adults were put through four months of high-intensity interval training. At the end, their cognitive functions – the ability to think, recall and m...More Details

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Is obesity irreversible? Timing is everything when it comes to weight loss
October 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Joint research between the University of Michigan and the Argentina-based National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET) has shed light on one of the most frustrating mysteries o...More Details

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Bicycle infrastructure can reduce risk of cycling injuries by half: UBC study
October 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Certain types of routes carry much lower risk of injury for cyclists, according to a new University of British Columbia study on the eve of Vancouver's Bike to Work Week. The study,...More Details

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Men, women have different stress reactions to relationship conflict
October 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Men and women who are expectant parents have different stress reactions to relationship conflict, according to researchers at Penn State, who studied couples expecting their first chil...More Details

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Medication use higher among overweight, obese kids
October 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Overweight children are far more likely to take prescription medications than children of a normal weight—a trend that adds to already higher health-care costs for treating childhood o...More Details

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OLYMPIC LEGACY: TACKLING THE ‘EAST LONDON DIABETES BELT’ IS A MAJOR CHALLENGE
October 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study by Queen Mary, University of London researchers has shown the scale of the challenge facing those in charge of delivering the Olympic legacy. In three London boroughs they have...More Details

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Commercial weight loss programme evaluated
September 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Anyone who wants to lose weight has a wide variety of diets to choose from, but knowledge of what works is often poor. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have ...More Details

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'Fitness and fatness': Not all obese people have the same prognosis
September 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - People can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, with no greater risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer than normal weight people, according to the lar...More Details

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A healthy outlook leads to a healthy lifestyle
September 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A ‘can do’ attitude is the key to a healthy lifestyle, University of Melbourne economists have determined. Researchers from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Re...More Details

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Second-hand smoking damages memory
September 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Non-smokers who live with or spend time with smokers are damaging their memory, according to new research from Northumbria University. The findings, published in the latest online ...More Details

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World's Largest Tobacco Use Study Reveals Tobacco Control Remains A Major Challenge in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
August 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An international survey of tobacco use in three billion individuals, published in the current issue of The Lancet, demonstrates an urgent need for policy change in low- and middle-inco...More Details

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Secrets of Superager Brains
August 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers have long chronicled what goes wrong in the brains of older people with dementia. But Northwestern Medicine researcher Emily Rogalski wondered what goes right in the brains...More Details

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How stress and depression can shrink the brain
August 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Major depression or chronic stress can cause the loss of brain volume, a condition that contributes to both emotional and cognitive impairment. Now a team of researchers led by Yale sc...More Details

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Memory improves for older adults using computerized brain fitness program
August 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The team stu...More Details

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Men with large waists face an increased risk of frequent urination
July 31st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Men with large waists urinate more frequently than their slimmer counterparts, according to research in the August issue of the urology journal BJUI. Researchers from Weill Medical ...More Details

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The Olympic Games are not always profitable
July 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The economic impact of the Olympics has not been the same for all host countries. According to the Olympic Studies Centre at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the games held in t...More Details

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To Understand Childhood Obesity, Researchers Look to Inactive, Fat Rats
July 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not...More Details

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New research questions how fat influences flavour perception
July 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A joint study carried out by The University of Nottingham and the multinational food company Unilever has found for the first time that fat in food can reduce activity in several areas...More Details

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Locating muscle proteins
July 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Muscle contraction and many other movement processes are controlled by the interplay between myosin and actin filaments. Two further proteins, tropomyosin and troponin, regulate how my...More Details

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Girls with eating disorders regain healthy fatty acid levels when their weight normalizes
July 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels returned to normal once the girls increased their weight to a healthy level. The re...More Details

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Online self-diagnosis: Am I having a heart attack or is it just the hiccups?
July 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Consumers who self-diagnose are more likely to believe they have a serious illness because they focus on their symptoms rather than the likelihood of a particular disease, according to...More Details

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Sports 1, housework, 0
July 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Dad may coach the team, but don't expect him to clean... Pressure to be more involved in their children's lives has many middle class men turning to sports as a way to nurture their...More Details

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Study shows newly isolated 'beige fat' cells could help fight obesity
July 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a new type of energy-burning fat cell in adult humans which they say may have therapeutic potential for treating obesity. Ca...More Details

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Should we sleep more to lose weight?
July 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking beha...More Details

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO KICK OFF LET’S READ! LET’S MOVE! SUMMER SERIES WITH CELEBRITY GUESTS
July 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Personal Chef to the First Family Samuel Kass, and Cornell McClellan, fitness consultant and personal trainer to the First Family, will launch ...More Details

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New evidence for link between obesity and circle of friends
July 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A Loyola study of high school students provides new evidence that a person's circle of friends may influence his or her weight. Students were more likely to gain weight if they had ...More Details

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What happens when we sunburn
July 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The biological mechanism of sunburn – the reddish, painful, protective immune response from ultraviolet (UV) radiation – is a consequence of RNA damage to skin cells, report researcher...More Details

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Why women watch the Olympics
July 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Forty years into the Title IX era, female athletes have risen to prominence and populate the sports landscape. Female viewership, however, has not witnessed the same rise. What sports ...More Details

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Why current strategies for fighting obesity are not working
July 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - As the United States confronts the growing epidemic of obesity among children and adults, a team of University of Colorado School of Medicine obesity researchers concludes that what th...More Details

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Racial Make-Up of Community Impacts Obesity Risk
June 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The racial and ethnic composition of a community is associated with the obesity risk of individuals living within the community, according to a study led by researchers at the Agency f...More Details

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How much would our health benefit from leaving the car at home?
June 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study confirms that doing short journeys on foot rather than taking the car or motorbike would avoid the death of 108 men and 79 women a year in Catalonia alone. This would imply...More Details

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TheFitExpo™, California's Largest Fitness Expo, Comes to San Jose For the First Time, July 14-15, 2012
June 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily -California’s largest and best known fitness event, TheFitExpo™ San Jose, presented by Bodybuilding.com and sponsored by Subway Restaurants, will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 14 ...More Details

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Parents say that healthy eating is challenging for youth who play sports
June 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - The food and beverages available to youth when they participate in organized sports can often be unhealthy, according to a new study released in the July/August 2012 issue of the Journ...More Details

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Who's stressed in the US? Carnegie Mellon researchers study adult stress levels from 1983-2009
June 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Until now, comparing stress levels in individuals across the United States over time was not possible due to a lack of historical data that tracks stress using accepted comparable meas...More Details

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I want to know where love is
June 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Thanks to modern science, we know that love lives in the brain, not in the heart. But where in the brain is it – and is it in the same place as sexual desire? A recent international st...More Details

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Environmental Factors Spread Obesity
June 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An international team of researchers’ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America’s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than gen...More Details

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New action for ancient heart drug
June 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An ancient heart drug that’s inspired the work of herbalists and poets for centuries may treat a condition that plagues millions of overstressed and overweight Americans today. Sin...More Details

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Research debunks bodybuilding myth: Growth-promoting hormones don't stimulate strength
June 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - New research from scientists at McMaster University reveals exercise-related testosterone and growth hormone do not play an influential role in building muscle after weightlifting, des...More Details

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Training character strengths makes you happy
June 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Anyone who trains character strengths increases their sense of wellbeing, a large-scale study conducted by a team of psychologists from the University of Zurich has concluded. It prove...More Details

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Connection between sleepiness and pro-athlete careers
June 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Coaches, owners and fantasy-league traders take note: Sleep researcher W. Christopher Winter, MD, has uncovered a link between a pro athlete's longevity and the degree of sleepiness ex...More Details

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Complex world of microbes fine-tune body weight
June 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric made up of some 500 to 1000 distinct bacterial species, (in addition to other microbes). Recently, r...More Details

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Too much vitamin D can be as unhealthy as too little
May 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists know that Vitamin D deficiency is not healthy. However, new research from the University of Copenhagen now indicates that too high a level of the essential vitamin is not go...More Details

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Powerful new approach to attack flu virus
May 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An international research team has manufactured a new protein that can combat deadly flu epidemics. The paper, featured on the cover of the current issue of Nature Biotechnology, de...More Details

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Keeping Obesity Rates Level Could Save Nearly $550 Billion Over Two Decades
May 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers have forecast the cost savings and rise in obesity prevalence over the next two decades in a new public health study. "Keeping obesity rates level could yield a savings ...More Details

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Well-connected brains make you smarter in older age
May 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found. Older people with robust brain 'wirin...More Details

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Dietary supplements increase cancer risk
May 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid – taken up to three times their recommended daily allowance, these supplements are probably harmless. But taken at much higher levels as some sup...More Details

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20 percent 'fat tax' needed to improve population health
May 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Taxes on unhealthy food and drinks would need to be at least 20% to have a significant effect on diet-related conditions such as obesity and heart disease, say experts on bmj.com today...More Details

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Managing obesity in adults: Tips for primary care physicians
May 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Managing adult obesity is challenging for primary care physicians, but a new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to provide an evidence-based approach ...More Details

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Obesity and the biological clock
May 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Urgent appointments, tight work timetables and hectic social schedules structure modern life, and they very often clash with our intrinsic biological rhythms. The discrepancy results i...More Details

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Americans fall short of federal exercise recommendations
May 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Americans spend, on average, only about two hours each week participating in sports and fitness activities, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Maryland who ex...More Details

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Sports and Energy Drinks Responsible for Irreversible Damage to Teeth
May 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the...More Details

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Heavy new arguments weigh in on the danger of obesity
May 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - A true obesity epidemic is gradually advancing throughout the developed world. A large new Danish-British study from the University of Copenhagen and University of Bristol documents ...More Details

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Obesity affects job prospects for women, study finds
April 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues, a new study has found. Obese...More Details

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Women have bigger pupils than men
April 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - From an anatomical point of view, a normal, non-pathological eye is known as an emmetropic eye, and has been studied very little until now in comparison with myopic and hypermetropic e...More Details

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Maintain your brain: The secrets to aging success
April 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Aging may seem unavoidable, but that's not necessarily so when it comes to the brain. So say researchers in the April 27th issue of the Cell Press journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences ...More Details

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Manipulating molecules in the heart may treat obesity, affects metabolism
April 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the heart can regulate energy balance throughout the body, a finding that may point to more effecti...More Details

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Why do the different people’s bodies react differently to a high-fat diet?
April 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A diet rich in greasy foods causes an imbalance in our gut flora. The composition of the gut flora seems to determine the way in which the body develops certain metabolic disorders suc...More Details

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Shedding Light on Southpaws
April 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Lefties have always been a bit of a puzzle. Representing only 10 percent of the general human population, left-handers have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history. T...More Details

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Global ignorance of tobacco's harm to cardiovascular health costing lives
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A report released today at the World Heart Federation World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai reveals significant gaps in public awareness regarding the cardiovascular risks of tobacco u...More Details

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Sunlight plus lime juice makes drinking water safer
April 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily- Looking for an inexpensive and effective way to quickly improve the quality of your drinking water? According to a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public ...More Details

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KNEE INJURIES IN WOMEN LINKED TO MOTION, NERVOUS SYSTEM DIFFERENCES
April 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Women are more prone to knee injuries than men, and the findings of a new study suggest this may involve more than just differences in muscular and skeletal structure – it shows that ...More Details

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WOMEN LACK EXERCISE; AT RISK OF DEVELOPING METABOLIC SYNDROME
April 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A national study shows that women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, resulting in greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome – a risky and incr...More Details

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MOST WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOT EFFECTIVE
April 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An Oregon State University researcher has reviewed the body of evidence around weight loss supplements and has bad news for those trying to find a magic pill to lose weight and keep it...More Details

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Maternal obesity, diabetes associated with autism, other developmental disorders
April 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A major study of the relationships between maternal metabolic conditions and the risk that a child will be born with a neurodevelopmental disorder has found strong links between matern...More Details

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Misperception of weight is an important barrier to weight loss
April 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - When University of Illinois researchers surveyed over 3,500 college applicants, more than a third couldn't report their weight accurately, and overweight and obese men were more likely...More Details

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Mobile technology helps explore nicotine addiction
April 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn Sta...More Details

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Strong and consistent evidence supports low-energy-density diets for weight loss
April 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily– A new report published online today in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics systematically reviews and updates the evidence underlying the recommendation in the Dietary...More Details

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Employer-sponsored wellness programs on the rise
April 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Organizations in the Chicago area report an increase of health-improvement and wellness programs according to a survey conducted in September 2011 by Aon Hewitt in partnership with Rus...More Details

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Overweight and obese women at greater risk of breast cancer recurrence
March 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Women who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with breast cancer are at higher risk of cancer recurrence or related death than are leaner women, according to a new study to...More Details

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The stress of undress
March 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Sweating in the gym, surrounded by others, pounding to the beat in group exercise class has become the norm for many women. But when it comes to the experience of changing in the locke...More Details

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Runner's high motivated the evolution of exercise
March 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - In the last century something unexpected happened: humans became sedentary. We traded in our active lifestyles for a more immobile existence. But these were not the conditions under wh...More Details

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Economic and social growth of developing nations may increase obesity
March 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Developing nations experiencing economic and social growth might also see growing waistlines among their poorest citizens, according to a new study from Rice University and the Univers...More Details

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People in neighborhoods with healthy features have better heart health
March 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - If you live in neighborhoods with access to grocery stores, healthy food, parks and a pleasant walking environment, you're more likely to be in ideal cardiovascular health. That's t...More Details

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Italian researchers found how to stop low back pain
March 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Italian researchers at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome found an important molecular mechanism responsible for low back pain and other acute vertebral problems like cerv...More Details

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More trans fat consumption linked to greater aggression
March 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Might the "Twinkie defense" have a scientific foundation after all? Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown – by each of a range of measure...More Details

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Risk of death from heart failure is lower in women than in men
March 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Women with chronic heart failure survive longer than their male counterparts, according to a large analysis of studies comprising data on more than 40,000 subjects.(1) The analysis rep...More Details

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MOST WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOT EFFECTIVE
March 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily -An Oregon State University researcher has reviewed the body of evidence around weight loss supplements and has bad news for those trying to find a magic pill to lose weight and keep it ...More Details

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Diabetes risk from sitting around
March 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Women could be more at risk than men -- new University of Leicester study A new study has found that women who stay seated for long periods of time every day are more prone to devel...More Details

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Obesity may modify the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of colorectal cancer
February 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - A case-control study from Newfoundland/Labrador has reported that greater alcohol intake may increase the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) among obese subjects, but not among non-obese ...More Details

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Heart beats to rhythm of circadian clock
February 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Sudden cardiac death –catastrophic and unexpected fatal heart stoppage – is more likely to occur shortly after waking in the morning and in the late night. In a report in the journa...More Details

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Anticipation of stressful situations accelerates cellular aging
February 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - The ability to anticipate future events allows us to plan and exert control over our lives, but it may also contribute to stress-related increased risk for the diseases of aging, accor...More Details

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Is fructose being blamed unfairly for obesity epidemic? Or do we just eat and drink too many calories?
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Is fructose being unfairly blamed for the obesity epidemic? Or do we just eat and drink too many calories? Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital reviewed more than 40 published st...More Details

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Does depression contribute to the aging process?
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Stress has numerous detrimental effects on the human body. Many of these effects are acutely felt by the sufferer, but many more go 'unseen', one of which is shortening of telomere len...More Details

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Quality of life of obese dogs improves when they lose weight
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that overweight dogs that lose weight have an improved quality of life compared to those that don't. It is estimated that appro...More Details

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Referees feel stress during matches regardless of their physical condition
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - All referees feel stress on match days. However, contrary to what you might believe, a joint study by the Catholic University of Brasilia, A Coruña University and James Cook University...More Details

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Faulty fat sensor implicated in obesity and liver disease
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease, according to a study published in the journal Nature, led by researchers at Imp...More Details

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Dog owners more likely to achieve recommended activity levels during pregnancy
February 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - First study of its kind provides new insights for maintaining health during pregnancy Collaborative research from the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition and the University of Liverpo...More Details

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Protein may play role in obesity, diabetes, aging
February 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potent regulator of sensitivity to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels. The new...More Details

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Weight Loss Can be Contagious, Study Suggests
February 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Is weight loss “contagious”? According to a new study published online in the journal Obesity, teammates in a team-based weight loss competition significantly influenced each other’s w...More Details

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Exercise can reverse negative effects of maternal obesity
February 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Exercise is the key to overcoming the adverse metabolic effects passed on to offspring by their overweight mothers, with research showing for the first time these effects can be almost...More Details

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A New Study Shows How to Boost the Power of Pain Relief, Without Drugs
February 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Placebos reduce pain by creating an expectation of relief. Distraction—say, doing a puzzle—relieves it by keeping the brain busy. But do they use the same brain processes? Neuromaging ...More Details

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Survey of elementary school student access to food in vending machines, snack bars, other venues
February 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - About half of all public and private elementary school students could buy food in one or more competitive venues on campus (vending machines, school stores, snack bars or a la carte l...More Details

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The heart can make 'bad' fat burn calories
February 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Brown adipose tissue (often known as brown fat) is a specialized tissue that burns calories to generate body heat in rodents and newborn humans. Recently, adult humans have also been f...More Details

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Smoking cannabis increases the risk of depression in the case of genetic vulnerability
February 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Young people who are genetically vulnerable to depression should be extra careful about using cannabis: smoking cannabis leads to an increased risk of developing depressive symptoms. T...More Details

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Are diet soft drinks bad for you?
January 31st 2012

ExerciseDaily - New study finds potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and risk of vascular events Individuals who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be at increase...More Details

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Study: Quebec ban on fast-food ads reduced consumption of junk food
January 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - With mounting concerns over childhood obesity and its associated health risks in the U.S., would a ban on junk-food advertising aimed at children be more effective than the current vol...More Details

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'Senior' runners never stop pushing their limits in marathons.
January 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The results are largely unexpected: the best male marathon runners over 65 and the best female marathon runners over 45 have consistently improved their performance over the last 30 ye...More Details

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Using contrasting colors to reduce serving sizes and lose weight
January 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Choosing the right size and color of your bowls and plates could help you eat less, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "The bigger your dinnerware, the bi...More Details

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Discrimination may harm your health, according to new Rice study
January 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - 18 percent of blacks, 4 percent of whites report emotional, physical distress due to discriminatory treatment Racial discrimination may be harmful to your health, according to new r...More Details

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Study: We May Be Less Happy, But Our Language Isn't
January 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - “If it bleeds, it leads,” goes the cynical saying with television and newspaper editors. In other words, most news is bad news and the worst news gets the big story on the front page. ...More Details

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Inflammation may link obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomes
January 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A number of different immunological mechanisms ensure the successful establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. Imbalance in these mechanisms is associated with adverse pregnancy outc...More Details

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Tobacco Company Misrepresented Danger from Cigarettes, Study Finds
January 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity ...More Details

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How work tells muscles to grow
January 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique. Now, researchers have identified a key ingredient needed for that bulking up to t...More Details

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Extra weight loss from dietary fibres extracted from seaweed
December 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new research project conducted at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), University of Copenhagen, shows that dietary fibres from brown algae boost the sensation of satiety, thereby ma...More Details

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Knee pain common complaint in middle-aged and mature women
December 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research shows 63% of women age 50 and older reported persistent, incident, or intermittent knee pain during a 12-year study period. Predictors for persistent pain included higher ...More Details

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Young adults drop exercise with move to college or university: McMaster researchers
December 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Regular exercise tends to steeply decline among youth as they move to university or college, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University. Researchers found a 24 per c...More Details

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The mystery behind the building of muscle
December 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered two proteins that are essential for the fusion of muscle cells to build muscle fibres. Their discovery might help us ...More Details

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Physical fitness trumps body weight in reducing death risks
December 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - If you maintain or improve your fitness level -- even if your body weight has not changed or increased -- you can reduce your risk of death, according to research reported in Circulati...More Details

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Why do some Mexican parents discourage teens' physical activity?
December 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Imagine this scene: A teen who is about to enter college goes for a run or heads off for a game of soccer. But Mom and Dad complain about it, and the more physically active the teen is...More Details

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Immunity Against the Cold
December 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Throughout the interior spaces of humans and other warm-blooded creatures is a special type of tissue known as brown fat, which may hold the secret to diets and weight-loss programs of...More Details

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Brief, high-intensity workouts show promise in helping diabetics lower blood sugar: Study
December 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at McMaster University have found that brief high intensity workouts, as little as six sessions over two weeks, rapidly lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, offeri...More Details

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Being overweight not such a stigma for African American women
December 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - While all obese women are less satisfied with the weight-related quality of their lives than women of 'normal' weight, black women report a higher quality of life than white women of t...More Details

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If a fat tax is coming, here’s how to make it efficient, effective:
December 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A 'sin tax' applied to sweetened goods on store shelves is not the most efficient, effective method of lowering caloric intake from sweet food and would be more disruptive to consumers...More Details

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Super athletic mice are fit because their muscles burn more sugar
November 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Muscle performance and fitness are partly determined by how well your muscle cells use sugar as a fuel source. In turn, exercising improves the muscle's ability to take up sugars from ...More Details

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Socioeconomic status may explain racial disparities in diet, exercise, and weight
November 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Large disparities exist in obesity and other chronic diseases across racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Are racial differences in diet, exercise, and weight status related to b...More Details

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Severity of heart attack is dependent on the time of day
November 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily -The size of a heart attack and subsequent left-ventricular function are significantly different based on the time of day onset of ischemia, according to a first of its kind study in hum...More Details

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Sudden death in triathlons
November 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Research published last year by Dr. Kevin Harris, Tammy Haas, Jason Henry, Eric Rohman, and Dr. Barry J. Maron of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has received a great deal o...More Details

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Garlic oil component may form treatment to protect heart
November 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A component of garlic oil may help release protective compounds to the heart after heart attack, during cardiac surgery, or as a treatment for heart failure. At low concentrations, ...More Details

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On Track to Getting Even Fatter
November 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - In 2020, the vast majority of adults in America will be overweight or obese and more than half will suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions, according to projections presented...More Details

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Report identifies community health centers as America's 'first responders' in fighting obesity
November 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Community health centers (CHCs) and primary care providers working in other settings will increasingly become America's obesity "first responders," needed to provide weight-related hea...More Details

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'Weak evidence' to support exercise referrals
November 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - While it is acknowledged that physical activity promotion is a key public health message, a new study questions the effectiveness of current exercise referral schemes and whether impro...More Details

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When the fat comes out of food, what goes in?
November 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - When fat, sugar and gluten come out of salad dressings, sauces, cookies, beverages, and other foods with the new genre of package labels shouting what's not there, what goes into "ligh...More Details

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Fish and probiotic dairy products in pregnancy
November 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Pregnant women who eat fish for dinner or on a sandwich several times a week have a lower risk of having children with a low birth weight (less than 2 500g) compared with women who rar...More Details

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Obesity and depression independently increase health costs
October 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Obesity and depression both dramatically increase health care costs, but they mainly act separately, according to a study published in the November 2011 Journal of General Internal Med...More Details

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Older men with higher testosterone levels lose less muscle mass as they age
October 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that higher levels of testosterone were associated with r...More Details

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Religious, spiritual support benefits men and women facing chronic illness, MU study finds
October 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Individuals who practice religion and spirituality report better physical and mental health than those who do not. To better understand this relationship and how spirituality/religion ...More Details

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Strawberries protect the stomach from alcohol
October 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - In an experiment on rats, European researchers have proved that eating strawberries reduces the harm that alcohol can cause to the stomach mucous membrane. Published in the open access...More Details

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A substance from bacteria can lead to allergy-free sunscreen
October 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - As the realisation that radiation emitted by the sun can give rise to skin cancer has increased, so also has the use of sunscreen creams. These creams, however, can give rise to contac...More Details

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Physical fitness could have a positive effect on eye health
October 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Physical activity may be what the doctor orders to help patients reduce their risk of developing glaucoma. According to a recently published scientific paper, higher levels of physical...More Details

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Early mortality risk reduced up to 40 percent through increased physical activity and sports
October 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Even though previous studies have been shown the link between regular exercises and improved health the exact dose-response relation remains unclear. Guenther Samitz, researcher in phy...More Details

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HIGH TO MODERATE LEVELS OF STRESS LEAD TO HIGHER MORTALITY RATE
October 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study concludes that men who experience persistently moderate or high levels of stressful life events over a number of years have a 50 percent higher mortality rate. In genera...More Details

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Another clue to how obesity works
October 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The effects of obesity - both on our bodies and on the health budget - are well known, and now, scientists are getting closer to understanding how the disease progresses, providing clu...More Details

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Exercise Eases Arthritis in Obese Mice Even Without Weight Loss
October 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Adding another incentive to exercise, scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that physical activity improves arthritis symptoms -- even among obese mice that continue ...More Details

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The witch doctors' gift: Potential new drugs from a cup of tea
September 30th 2011

Exercise Daily - A physician on a medical relief mission to Africa sees pregnant women sip a medicinal tea prepared by local witch doctors when the time for birth arrives. Made from the leaves of a p...More Details

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Overweight older women have less leg strength, power
September 19th 2011

Exercise Daily - A new study from the University of New Hampshire finds that the leg strength and power of overweight older women is significantly less than that of normal-weight older women, increasi...More Details

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Abnormal activation of a protein may explain deadly link between high salt intake and obesity
September 19th 2011

Exercise Daily - Dietary salt intake and obesity are two important risk factors in the development of high blood pressure. Each packs its own punch, but when combined, they deliver more damage to the...More Details

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New UNH data tests the exercise 'talk test'
September 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research by University of New Hampshire exercise scientists confirms that a low-tech, easy-to-administer test is an effective tool for gauging exercise intensity, but that it does...More Details

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Weight loss without the hunger: Cornell scientists say eat a lighter lunch
August 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Losing weight without a grumbling stomach or expensive liquid diet can be as simple as eating a lighter lunch, finds a new Cornell University study to be published in the October issue...More Details

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A lifetime of physical activity yields measurable benefits as we age
August 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The benefits of physical activity accumulate across a lifetime, according to a new study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Researchers in E...More Details

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Could a tumor suppressor also fight obesity?
August 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The hormone receptor guanylyl cyclase C (GCC) has been established as a suppressor of colorectal cancer tumors, but new evidence from Thomas Jefferson University suggests it may also h...More Details

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Human gait could soon power portable electronics
August 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - If the vision of Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor comes to fruition, one day soon your cellphone — or just about any other portable electronic device — could be powered by simply tak...More Details

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Does moderate alcohol consumption increase body weight?
August 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A paper from Spain provides an extensive review of the association between alcohol consumption and body weight. Based on the fact that the energy content in 1 gram of alcohol is 29 kJ ...More Details

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Study finds 15 minutes of moderate daily exercise lengthens life
August 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Taiwanese who exercise for 15 minutes a day, or 92 minutes per week, extended their expected lifespan by three years compared to people who are inactive, according to a study published...More Details

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Fat and healthy? York U study finds slim isn't always superior
August 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A study out of York University has some refreshing news: Being fat can actually be good for you. Published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, the stu...More Details

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New tool to help predict death in overweight and obese people
August 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily -A new tool — the Edmonton obesity staging system (EOSS) — improves on current methods to predict the risk of death in overweight and obese people, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian...More Details

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Tanning bed users exhibit brain changes and behavior similar to addicts
August 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People who frequently use tanning beds may be spurred by an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a pilot...More Details

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Weight loss improves sexual health of overweight men with diabetes
August 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that in obese men with type 2 diabetes, weight loss improves erectile function, sexual desire and lowers urinary tract s...More Details

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Satisfaction in Body Function, Body Appearance Differs in Older Men and Women
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - When it comes to satisfaction with body function and body appearance, older men and women have different opinions, although physical activity does improve satisfaction in both sexes, a...More Details

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Weakness in aging tied to leaky muscles
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - There is a reason exercise becomes more difficult with age. A report in the August Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, ties the weakness of aging to leaky calcium channels insid...More Details

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School obesity-prevention curriculum can reduce medical costs
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Teaching middle-school children about nutrition and exercise and encouraging them to watch less TV can save the health care system a substantial amount of money, suggests an economic a...More Details

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Even with regular exercise, people with inactive lifestyles more at risk for chronic diseases
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles (they take fewer than 5,000 steps a day) and 75 percent do not meet the we...More Details

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Increased muscle mass may lower risk of pre-diabetes
July 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Study shows building muscle can lower person's risk of insulin resistance A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metab...More Details

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SITTING ON THE BENCH FOLLOWING WARMUP HURTS SPINE
July 27th 2011

INDIANAPOLIS-The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a study that sheds new light on low-back stiffness and bench rest in athletes. The results were published in the July 2002 issu...More Details

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Fair play – a question of self-image?
July 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Why do people behave selfishly and accept that their behaviour may have negative consequences for others? Astrid Matthey and Tobias Regner from the Max Planck Institute of Economics in...More Details

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Gastric bypass surgery changes food preferences
July 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A growing number of obese patients are choosing to undergo bariatric surgery in order to lose weight, with over 7,000 such procedures being carried out on the NHS in 2009-10. The most ...More Details

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Sexual Anxiety, Personality Predictors of Infidelity
July 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People with sexual performance anxiety are more likely to cheat on their partners. That’s just one of the curious findings of a new study by a University of Guelph professor on the fac...More Details

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Study suggests obesity accelerates progression of cirrhosis
July 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from the United States and Europe involved in an NIH-funded multicenter study have determined that increased body mass index (BMI) is an independent predictor of clinical d...More Details

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Washing away good and bad luck
July 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Do people believe good and bad luck can be washed away? Yes, according to an advanced online publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology that was co-authored by Rami Zwick...More Details

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New sexting laws put college students at risk
July 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - More than half of all college students have received sexually suggestive images via text messaging, and nearly 80 percent have received suggestive messages, according to research by Un...More Details

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8-question survey can help predict post-traumatic stress disorder
July 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A simple eight-question survey administered soon after injury can help predict which of the 30 million Americans seeking hospital treatment for injuries each year may develop depressio...More Details

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Personality plays role in body weight, according to study
July 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People with personality traits of high neuroticism and low conscientiousness are likely to go through cycles of gaining and losing weight throughout their lives, according to an examin...More Details

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Current, not prior, depression predicts crack cocaine use
July 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Even after accounting for current crack use, a new study finds that women in drug court who are experiencing current major depression are more likely to use crack within four months th...More Details

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Too much sitting may be bad for your health
July 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily- Lack of physical exercise is often implicated in many disease processes. However, sedentary behavior, or too much sitting, as distinct from too little exercise, potentially could be a n...More Details

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'Healthy' Habits Linked to Childhood Obesity in China
July 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Teenaged boys from well-off Chinese families who say they are physically active and eat plenty of vegetables but few sweets are more likely to be overweight, according to a study led b...More Details

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Heavy exercise not too high a hurdle for bariatric surgery patients
July 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Bariatric surgery patients can undertake a rigorous exercise program after the procedure, in order to continue to lose weight and avoid regaining weight, according to a UT Southwestern...More Details

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Losing Sleep: How Sleep Disorders Affect Your Health
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - With the frantic pace of today’s lifestyle, a good night’s sleep may be hard to come by. But if you find yourself avoiding cozy couches for fear of dozing off or suffering from bout af...More Details

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Common painkillers linked to irregular heart rhythm
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Research: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and risk of atrial fibrillation or flutter: Population-based case-control study Commonly used painkillers to treat inflammation ar...More Details

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Sitting for long periods doubles risk of blood clots in the lungs
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Research: Prospective study of physical inactivity and idiopathic pulmonary embolism in women Women who sit for long periods of time everyday are two to three times more likely to d...More Details

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Drug side effect linked with increased health risks for over 65s
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people, according to new research led by the University of East ...More Details

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Can soda tax curb obesity?
June 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily -o many, a tax on soda is a no-brainer in advancing the nation's war on obesity. Advocates point to a number of studies in recent years that conclude that sugary drinks have a lot to do ...More Details

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To walk or not to walk? That is the question
June 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Canadians aren't the only people concerned with weather, eh? A new study from McGill and Concordia universities observed pedestrians in nine cities around the world and found people ar...More Details

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Soluble fiber strikes a blow to belly fat
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - All fat is not created equal. Unsightly as it is, subcutaneous fat, the fat right under the skin, is not as dangerous to overall health as visceral fat, the fat deep in the belly surro...More Details

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A little practice can change the brain in a lasting way
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily -A little practice goes a long way, according to researchers at McMaster University, who have found the effects of practice on the brain have remarkable staying power. The study, publ...More Details

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Female mate choice enhances offspring fitness in an annual herb
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily -In many organisms females directly or indirectly select mates (or sperm) and potentially influence the fitness of their offspring. Mate choice and sexual selection in plants is more com...More Details

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Negative emotion may enhance memory, study finds
June 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Picture a menacing drill sergeant, a gory slaughterhouse, a devastating scene of a natural disaster. Psychology researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that vie...More Details

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Obese dieters' brain chemistry works against their weight-loss efforts
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily -If you've been trying to lose weight and suspect your body's working against you, you may be right, according to a University of Illinois study published in Obesity. "When obese pers...More Details

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Community health worker interventions improve rates of US mammography screening
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Education, referrals, support and other interventions by community health workers improve rates of screening mammography in the United States – especially in medical and urban settings...More Details

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Contaminated Cocaine Triggers Decaying, Dying Skin
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - If the obvious reasons for avoiding recreational drug use aren’t off-putting enough, physicians have yet another detrimental consequence to add to the list – crusty, purplish areas of ...More Details

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Prejudice linked to women's menstrual cycle
June 22nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Women's bias against male strangers increases when women are fertile, suggesting prejudice may be partly fueled by genetics, according to a study by Michigan State University psycholog...More Details

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A wise man’s treatment for arthritis – frankincense?
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy - frankincense, according to Cardiff University scientists. Cardiff scientists have been examining th...More Details

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Can capping malpractice awards really rein in health care costs?
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Not so fast tort-reform fans-according to a legal and medical expert at Case Western Reserve University, there's no evidence that reducing a victim's compensation will put a lid on sky...More Details

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Proteins used to map the aging process
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Loss of muscle mass is not only associated with disease, such as HIV and cancer, but also with the normal aging process. Anabolic steroids are sometimes used to reverse loss of lean mu...More Details

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Panic symptoms increase steadily, not acutely, after stressful event
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Just like everyone else, people with panic disorder have real stress in their lives. They get laid off and they fight with their spouses. How such stresses affect their panic symptoms ...More Details

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Learning From Mom Boosts Low-Income Kids' School Readiness
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Previous research says on average, children living in poverty are less well prepared to start school than children from middle-income homes. Now, new research says home learning experi...More Details

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Energy Drinks Linked to Substance Use in Musicians, Study Shows
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Frequent use of energy drinks is associated with binge drinking, alcohol-related social problems and misuse of prescription drugs among musicians, according to researchers at the Unive...More Details

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New stem cell research could aid in battle against bulging waistlines
June 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Innovative adult stem cell research by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) could aid efforts to apply the brakes to stem cells that produc...More Details

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Potential new target for smoking cessation without weight gain
June 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study uncovers a brain mechanism that could be targeted for new medications designed to help people quit smoking without gaining weight. This research, funded by the National Ins...More Details

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Overweight more harmful to the liver than alcohol in middle-aged men
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Overweight carries a greatly increased risk of cirrhosis of the liver in men, reveals a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. "Given the increasing problem of overweight in Sweden, t...More Details

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The pill does not lead to weight gain
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Many young women do not want to start taking the contraceptive pill because they are worried that they will put on weight, or come off it because they think that they have gained weigh...More Details

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Bursitis a common cause of painful hips, knees, heels and elbows
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Most conditions can be managed with simple, nonsurgical techniques As warm weather arrives and the great outdoors beckons, more and more men and women will be taking to the trails, ...More Details

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Pregnant women can prevent excess weight gain with simple steps, study finds
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily -A new study reports that a low-cost healthy lifestyle program, including self-weighing weekly or monthly, by pregnant women with pre-existing overweight can prevent them from gaining to...More Details

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Study points to health disparities in physical fitness
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - An Indiana University study examining disparities in physical fitness levels between older adults who are patients of safety net community health centers (CHC) and those who are member...More Details

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HOW MUSCLE DEVELOPS: A DANCE OF CELLULAR SKELETONS
June 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Revealing another part of the story of muscle development, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how the cytoskeleton from one muscle cell builds finger-like projections that invade int...More Details

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People who have had head injuries report more violent behavior
June 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Young people who have sustained a head injury during their lifetime are more likely to engage in violent behavior, according to an eight-year study from the University of Michigan Scho...More Details

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College Students Respond Better to Positive Anti-Binge Drinking Messages
June 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Binge drinking among college students has long been viewed as dangerous and destructive. Government and non-profit health organizations spend millions of dollars annually on public ser...More Details

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Lack of Important ‘Gatekeeper’ Protein Linked to Skin Cancer
May 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research from North Carolina State University shows that a “gatekeeper” protein plays an important role in skin-cancer prevention in humans and lab mice. The protein, C/EBP alph...More Details

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Losing more than 15 percent of body weight significantly boosts vitamin D levels in overweight women
May 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Overweight or obese women with less-than-optimal levels of vitamin D who lose more than 15 percent of their body weight experience significant increases in circulating levels of this f...More Details

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Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness
May 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Women find happy guys significantly less sexually attractive than swaggering or brooding men, according to a new University of British Columbia study that helps to explain the enduring...More Details

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Researchers Discover Link between Obesity Gene and Breast Cancer
May 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research aimed to better identify the genetic factors that lead to breast cancer has uncovered a link between the fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO) and a higher incidence ...More Details

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Weight gain between first and second pregnancies increases woman's gestational diabetes risk
May 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Compared with women whose weight remained stable, body mass index gains between the first and second pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus i...More Details

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Does eating give you pleasure, or make you anxious?
May 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Perhaps the most puzzling symptom of anorexia nervosa – a disorder that tends to occur in young women – is the refusal to eat, resulting in extreme weight loss. While most people have ...More Details

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Cell phone use may reduce male fertility
May 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. Researchers have found that while cell phone use appears to i...More Details

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High pregnancy weight gain can lead to long-term obesity
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Gaining more than the recommended weight during pregnancy can put women at increased risk of becoming obese and developing related health problems, including high blood pressure, later...More Details

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Roots of Memory Impairment Resulting From Sleep Deprivation
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairm...More Details

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Virtual workout partners spur better results
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Can't find anyone to exercise with? Don't despair: New research from Michigan State University reveals working out with a virtual partner improves motivation during exercise. The st...More Details

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That anxiety may be in your gut, not in your head
May 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - For the first time, researchers at McMaster University have conclusive evidence that bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behaviour. The findings are important...More Details

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Sharing musical instruments means sharing germs
May 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Germs survive for several days in wind instruments including the clarinet, flute, and saxophone, according to a pilot study published in the International Journal of Environmental Heal...More Details

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Surge in obesity correlates with increased automobile usage
May 11th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Junk food, video games and a lack of exercise all have received their fair share of blame for the spiraling epidemic of obesity in the U.S. But according to a University of Illinois re...More Details

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How to tell when someone's lying
May 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - When someone is acting suspiciously at an airport, subway station or other public space, how can law enforcement officers determine whether he's up to no good? The ability to effec...More Details

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Drinking coffee, having sex are triggers that raise rupture risks for brain aneurysm
May 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - From drinking coffee to having sex to blowing your nose, you could temporarily raise your risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm — and suffering a stroke, according to a study published in...More Details

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Protein that could help prevent the spread of cancer
May 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A protein capable of halting the spread of breast cancer cells could lead to a therapy for preventing or limiting the spread of the disease. “Cancer researchers want to design new t...More Details

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Nonprofit Health Organizations Increase Health Literacy Through Social Media
May 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - As the presence of social media continues to increase as a form of communication, health organizations are searching for the most effective ways to use the online tools to pass importa...More Details

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Turning 'bad' fat into 'good': A future treatment for obesity?
May 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - By knocking down the expression of a protein in rat brains known to stimulate eating, Johns Hopkins researchers say they not only reduced the animals' calorie intake and weight, but al...More Details

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Save your hide from a potentially deadly bout of skin cancer
May 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Although there is greater awareness these days of the seriousness of skin cancer, many insist on hitting the tanning beds or sunbathing for hours on end in their quest to acquire the s...More Details

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Obesity in pregnancy hinders women's ability to fight infection
May 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Pregnant women who are obese are less able to fight infections than lean women, which could affect their baby's health after birth and later in life, according to research to be presen...More Details

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Medical Sleuthing Linked Muscle, Kidney Problems to Kava Tea
April 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - When a 34-year-old bicyclist was found collapsed on a roadside and rushed to the University of Rochester Medical Center emergency room on the verge of kidney failure and muscle breakdo...More Details

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Tobacco-derived compound prevents memory loss in Alzheimer's disease mice
April 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques associated with dementia and prevented memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, a study led by researchers at Bay...More Details

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Common hip disorder can cause sports hernia
April 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Sports hernias are commonly found in individuals with a mechanical disorder of the hip and can be resolved with surgery to fix the hip disorder alone in some cases, according to a rece...More Details

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What's your gut type?
April 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Gut bacteria could help with diagnostics and influence treatments In the future, when you walk into a doctor's surgery or hospital, you could be asked not just about your allerg...More Details

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International study finds new link between mother’s pregnancy diet and offspring’s chances of obesity
April 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Scientists have discovered that a mother’s nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child’s risk of obesity many years later. An international study, led by University...More Details

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Obesity Not Always Protective Following Surgery
April 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Obese patients with high blood pressure and diabetes are at much higher risk for major complications following non-cardiac surgery compared to otherwise healthy obese patients and pati...More Details

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Many restaurant staff are undertrained and misinformed about food allergies
April 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy reveals that there is no association between a restaurant worker's knowledge of food allergy and his or her confidence in being...More Details

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Study finds diet plus exercise is more effective for weight loss than either method alone
April 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Everyone knows that eating a low-fat, low-calorie diet and getting regular exercise helps shed pounds, but a new study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has...More Details

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Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues
April 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University. "This study found that males wh...More Details

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MEDIA’S FOCUS ON IDEAL BODY SHAPE CAN BOOST WOMEN’S BODY SATISFACTION – FOR A WHILE
April 11th 2011

ExerciseDaily - When researchers had college-age women view magazines for five straight days that only included images of women with thin, idealized body types, something surprising happened: the read...More Details

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Green tea and tai chi enhance bone health and reduce inflammation in postmenopausal women
April 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - C.S. Lewis, the famous author and Oxford academic, once proclaimed "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." We sip it with toast in the morning, enjoy ...More Details

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Evidence mounting on the harms of alcohol industry sponsorship of sport
April 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - While policy makers in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand debate whether alcohol advertising and sponsorship should be banned from sport, new research provides evidence tha...More Details

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Study finds routine periodic fasting is good for your health, and your heart
April 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Fasting has long been associated with religious rituals, diets, and political protests. Now new evidence from cardiac researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute de...More Details

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Progressive resistance training can build muscle, increase strength as we age
March 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Getting older doesn't mean giving up muscle strength. Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age, but the Golden Years can be a time to get...More Details

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Some women worry too much about breast cancer
March 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Most women face only a small risk of breast cancer coming back after they complete their treatment. Yet a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds th...More Details

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Negative attitudes toward fat bodies going global, study finds
March 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Stigma against overweight people is becoming a cultural norm around the world, even in places where larger bodies have traditionally been valued. That's according to a cross-cultural s...More Details

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weight training safe for pregnant women
March 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Despite decades of doctors’ reluctance to recommend weight training to pregnant women, a new University of Georgia study has found that a supervised, low-to-moderate intensity program ...More Details

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Gambling problems are more common than drinking problems, according to first-of-its-kind study
March 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - After age 21, problem gambling is considerably more common among U.S. adults than alcohol dependence, even though alcohol dependence has received much more attention, according to rese...More Details

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Pre-Conception and Early Pregnancy Iron Deficiency Harms Brain
March 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A mother’s iron deficiency early in pregnancy may have a profound and long-lasting effect on the brain development of the child, even if the lack of iron is not enough to cause severe ...More Details

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Mother's obesity may lead to infertility in the next generation
March 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society, reports that mice whose mothe...More Details

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Tufts paper assesses effect of episodic sexual/physical activity on cardiac events
March 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily -A paper, "Association of Episodic Physical and Sexual Activity With Triggering of Acute Cardiac Events," published in the March 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Associ...More Details

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Study Finds That Overweight People Really Are Big-Boned
March 22nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - One of the blind spots in forensic science, particularly in identifying unknown remains, is the inability of experts to determine how much an individual weighed based on his or her ske...More Details

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FEELING ANGRY? SAY A PRAYER AND THE WRATH FADES AWAY
March 22nd 2011

ExerciseDaily! - Saying a prayer may help many people feel less angry and behave less aggressively after someone has left them fuming, new research suggests. A series of studies showed that people ...More Details

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Less weight gain found among African-American women in dense urban areas
March 16th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center have found that African-American women who live in more densely populated urban areas gain le...More Details

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Wide variety in nutritional content found in 'senior' dog foods
March 16th 2011

Exercise Daily! - The nutritional content of dog foods marketed for old dogs varies as widely as owner's perceptions about them, according to a study published this month by veterinary nutritionists a...More Details

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Online messaging delivers follow-up care for depression
March 16th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Online messaging can deliver organized follow-up care for depression effectively and efficiently, according to a randomized controlled trial of 208 Group Health patients that the Jou...More Details

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Study shows exercise can curb pot use, cravings
March 15th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Vanderbilt researchers are studying heavy users of marijuana to help understand what exercise does for the brain, contributing to a field of research that uses exercise as a modality...More Details

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epression and anxiety differentially influence physical symptom reporting
March 4th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Researchers have for decades hypothesized that negative emotions lead to inflated reports of common physical symptoms, like headaches or an upset stomach. But a new University of Iow...More Details

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New research suggests that obesity and diabetes are a downside of human evolution
February 24th 2011

Exercise Daily! - New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that a gene called CMAH has been lost during the course of recent evolution, and may lead to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in humans...More Details

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Meditation beats dance for harmonizing body and mind
February 24th 2011

Exercise Daily! - The body is a dancer’s instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are no...More Details

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For a better workday, smile like you mean it
February 22nd 2011

Exercise Daily! - Want to keep your boss happy? Smile at your customers. Want to keep yourself happy and productive? Smile like you mean it. A new study led by a Michigan State University business ...More Details

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Knee replacement surgeries take more time, are more costly in overweight individuals
February 18th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Knee replacement surgery takes far more time to conduct in overweight and obese patients than in normal weight patients, according to recent research at Hospital for Special Surgery ...More Details

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Women are better at forgiving
February 18th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A study by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has carried out the first Spanish study into the emotional differences between the sexes and generations in terms of forgive...More Details

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Study reinforces link between obesity, high-fat meals and heart disease
February 17th 2011

Exercise Daily! - The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors such as their waist size and triglyceride levels, suggests new research at UC Davi...More Details

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Obesity takes heavy toll on knee arthritis
February 14th 2011

Exercise Daily! - New studies will help patients better understand the role that obesity plays in knee arthritis and recovery from knee surgery More than 14 million visits were made to physicians' ...More Details

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Look at your body to reduce pain
February 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Simply looking at your body reduces pain, according to new research by scientists from UCL (University College London) and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Published in th...More Details

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Think manager, think male? Impact of gender in sport administration hiring
February 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - The "glass ceiling" for women administrators in college athletics may be cracked, but is not completely broken, according to a new study co-authored by a North Carolina State Univers...More Details

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Schools often react poorly to student suicides, experts say
February 9th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Many school officials react in exactly the wrong ways when one of their students completes suicide, according to the authors of a new book. While they may be well-intentioned, adm...More Details

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Quality varies in social networking websites for diabetics
February 9th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Researchers make recommendations for improving sites, provide safety tips for users Nearly one-half of U.S. adults who use the Internet participate in social networks. While these...More Details

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Turning off stress
February 9th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect soldiers after combat or ordinary people who have undergone harrowing experiences. Of course, feelings of anxiety are normal and even desira...More Details

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Losing body fat before pregnancy can be beneficial for the baby
February 3rd 2011

Exercise Daily!- Obesity among women of childbearing age is increasing worldwide. Because babies of obese mothers are themselves predisposed to obesity, society can reasonably expect the epidemic of o...More Details

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Super Bowl losses can increase cardiac death
January 31st 2011

Exercise Daily! - A new study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology reveals that a Super Bowl loss for a home team was associated with increased death rates in both men and women and in older i...More Details

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Eating poorly can make us depressed
January 26th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have demonstrated that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depre...More Details

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Illegal use of human growth hormone common among young male weightlifters
January 22nd 2011

Exercise Daily! - A new study published in The American Journal on Addictions reveals that illicit use of HGH (human growth hormone) has become common among young American male weightlifters. Addition...More Details

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Do birth control pills cause weight gain? New research says no
January 19th 2011

Exercise Daily! - According to research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight g...More Details

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Sleep-disordered breathing comes at a heavy cost
January 19th 2011

Exercise Daily! - SLEEP DISEASES In one of the largest studies of its kind Danish sleep researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examine...More Details

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Why coffee protects against diabetes
January 13th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Coffee, that morning elixir, may give us an early jump-start to the day, but numerous studies have shown that it also may be protective against type 2 diabetes. Yet no one has really...More Details

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Knee protectors can form allergenic substances on the skin
January 11th 2011

Exercise Daily! - "Substances that appear at first glance to be harmless can cause allergic reactions since skin enzymes may help to form new, allergenic substances from them, giving rise to dermatiti...More Details

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School-based interventions for obesity
January 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily! - Thanks to the Let's Move initiative, society is becoming more aware of alarming statistics like 1 in 4 children are obese and childhood obesity has nearly doubled over the past two de...More Details

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How to look younger without plastic surgery
January 5th 2011

Exercise Daily! - How to look younger without plastic surgery? Psychologists of the Jena University (Germany) have a simple solution to this question: Those who want to look younger should surround th...More Details

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Call for truth in trans fats labeling by the FDA
January 3rd 2011

Exercise Daily! - Did you know that when you pick up a product promoted as trans fat free, you may still be ingesting a significant amount of this potentially harmful substance? An article by Case Wes...More Details

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Obesity increases risk of death in severe vehicle crashes, study shows
December 21st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Moderately and morbidly obese persons face many health issues -- heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, gallbladder disease and others. Now, increased chances of dying whi...More Details

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The high price of sleep disorders
December 20th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Danish sleep researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hyp...More Details

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The orange in your stocking: researchers squeezing out maximum health benefits
December 20th 2010

Exercise Daily! - In time for Christmas, BYU nutritionists are squeezing all the healthy compounds out of oranges to find just the right mixture responsible for their age-old health benefits. The p...More Details

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Warning Lights Mark Shellfish That Aren't Safe To Eat
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Red tides and similar blooms can render some seafood unsafe to eat, though it can be difficult to tell whether a particular batch harbors toxins that cause food poisoning. A new kin...More Details

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Feast, famine, and the genetics of obesity: you can't have it both ways
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - In addition to fast food, desk jobs, and inertia, there is one more thing to blame for unwanted pounds-our genome, which has apparently not caught up with the fact that we no longer ...More Details

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Official Food Allergy Treatment Guidelines Released
December 10th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A collaborative, government-led effort to guide and standardize diagnosis, treatment and management of food allergies has resulted in the release of an official set of recommendation...More Details

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When to stop running.
December 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Runners who continue running when they are exhausted unknowingly change their running form, which could be related to an increased risk for injury. A study by Tracy Dierks, assistant...More Details

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What Zen meditators don't think about won't hurt them
December 8th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Zen meditation has many health benefits, including a reduced sensitivity to pain. According to new research from the Université de Montréal, meditators do feel pain but they simply d...More Details

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INERS MAY BE WILLING TO PAY MORE TO EAT AT ‘GREEN’ RESTAURANTS
December 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Many U.S. restaurants may be ignoring a desire by American consumers to dine at environmentally friendly restaurants, according to a small exploratory study. Researchers found tha...More Details

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Walk places, meet people, and build social capital
December 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Study shows that living in a walkable neighborhood enhances an individual’s quality of life People who live in walkable communities are more civically involved and have greater ...More Details

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Stress and neck pain more common in women than men
December 6th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Neck pain is more common in women than men, irrespective of occupation or age. Stressed young women develop more neck pain than their male counterparts. Women also perceive everyday ...More Details

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Electronic cigarettes are unsafe and pose health risks
December 3rd 2010

Exercise Daily! - Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), also called "electronic nicotine delivery systems," are increasingly used worldwide even though only sparse information is available on their...More Details

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A Fountain of Youth in Your Muscles
December 1st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Working out can help you shed pounds — but that's just the beginning. New research from Tel Aviv University has found that "endurance exercises," like a Central Park jog or a spinnin...More Details

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Help Us Make a Healthier Nation
November 30th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A spoonful of sugar may be enough to cool a hot temper, at least for a short time, according to new research. A study found that people who drank a glass of lemonade sweetened wit...More Details

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Soccer (football) reduces the risk of falls and bone fractures
November 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - An extensive research project carried out over the last 4 years have studied the effects of football on balance, muscle strength and bone density among 20-50 year old women and 20-70...More Details

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How to avoid employee depression in a recession
November 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - As employees become increasingly anxious about job security and financial worries during an economic recession, satisfaction with the job they have, commitment to their company and e...More Details

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Genes link sexual maturity to body fat in women
November 22nd 2010

Exercise Daily! -An international group of scientists, including researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC), has discovered 30 genes that control the age at which girls reach sexual maturity. T...More Details

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Overweight primarily a problem among wealthier women in low- to middle-income countries
November 22nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that high body mass index (BMI) in developing countries remains primarily a problem of the rich. The findings sugges...More Details

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Childhood obesity linked to increased risk of adult cardiovascular and metabolic disorders
November 19th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Mounting evidence linking childhood obesity to an increasing risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other cardiovascular and metabolic disorders in adulthood is clearly...More Details

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Wellness programs provide high returns, research reveals
November 18th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data demonstrate otherwise, according to a team of researchers led by Leonard L...More Details

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The Upside of Anger
November 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - When we think of anger, our thoughts naturally turn to unpleasant scenes and negative emotions. We generally consider showing anger to be a sign of weakness, to be avoided unless abs...More Details

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Researchers find tie between fat outside of the arteries and cardiovascular disease
November 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that fat around the outside of arteries may lead to the development of cardiovascular disease and could be linked to its onset ...More Details

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Energy drink use may lead to alcohol dependence
November 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Energy drinks are commonly consumed by teens and college students A new study shows that energy drink consumption is strongly associated with increased risks for heavy drinking and ...More Details

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Women's unique connection to nature is explored in special issue of Ecopsychology
October 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Women experience and interact with their natural surroundings in ways that differ from men. The way in which those differences affect a woman's sense of self, body image, and drive t...More Details

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The more someone smokes, the smaller the number of grey cells
October 28th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Is there a relation between the structure of specific regions of the brain and nicotine dependence? This is the question researchers of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and o...More Details

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Women still work double shifts
October 26th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The proportion of the workforce represented by women rose from 20.7% to 41.1% between 1978 and 2002. However, this trend has not resulted in a similar increase in the proportion of m...More Details

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Fueling up for 26.2 miles
October 24th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Twenty miles into the 2005 New York Marathon, Benjamin Rapoport realized something was wrong. Up to that point, he had been on pace to finish the race in about three hours — his best...More Details

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Psychologists at the forefront of weight management
October 21st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Health care providers can play a key role in the fight against weight problems in young people Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerge...More Details

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Eating Mostly Whole Grains, Few Refined Grains Linked to Lower Body Fat
October 21st 2010

Exercise Daily ! - People who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of a type of fat tissue thought to play a key role in ...More Details

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Does Clenching Your Muscles Increase Willpower?
October 20th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The next time you feel your willpower slipping as you pass that mouth-watering dessert case, tighten your muscles. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says firming muscle...More Details

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New fitness system turns couch potatoes into armchair troopers
September 26th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The University of Warwick is promoting healthier lifestyles for even the most deconditioned by increasing awareness of a unique fitness system designed to combat couch potato culture...More Details

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Sleep preference can predict performance of Major League Baseball pitchers
June 9th 2010

Exercise Daily ! - A Major League Baseball pitcher's natural sleep preference might affect how he performs in day and night games, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, Ju...More Details

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Link found between passive smoking and poorer mental health
June 9th 2010

Exercise Daily ! - Second hand smoke exposure is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to new UCL research that suggests the harmful affects of passi...More Details

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Meditation reduces the emotional impact of pain
June 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - People who meditate regularly find pain less unpleasant because their brains anticipate the pain less, a new study has found. Scientists from The University of Manchester recruite...More Details

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Muscle mass in elderly boosted by combining resistance exercise and blood flow restriction
May 18th 2010

Exercise Daily! -For years, researchers have known that resistance exercise training –such as weightlifting, in which muscles work against gravity or another force — can be one of the most effective w...More Details

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Exercise counters negative effects of weight regain, researchers find
May 3rd 2010

Exercise Daily! -Individuals who regain weight should exercise to maintain health benefits of weight loss With the obesity rate rising for American adults and children, health concerns such as diab...More Details

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Soft Drink Consumption May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
February 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! • Increased sugar intake may stimulate tumor growth through effects of insulin. • Pancreatic cancer rates increased nearly twofold over the past several decades. • Drinking two or ...More Details

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TV DRAMA CAN BE MORE PERSUASIVE THAN NEWS PROGRAM, STUDY FINDS
February 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A fictional television drama may be more effective in persuading young women to use birth control than a news-format program on the same issue, according to a new study. Researche...More Details

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Marijuana ineffective as an Alzheimer’s treatment: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research
February 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Va...More Details

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Physical activity associated with lower risk of mortality in men with history of colon cancer
December 15th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Increased physical activity appears to be associated with a lower risk of cancer-specific and overall death in men with a history of colorectal cancer that has not spread to other pa...More Details

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Exercise improves survival rates for colorectal cancer patients
December 15th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Men who have been treated for colorectal cancer can reduce their risk of dying from the disease by engaging in regular exercise, according to a new study by researchers at Dana-Farbe...More Details

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New Stress-related gene Modulates High Blood Pressure in Mice & Men
November 26th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Does stress increase blood pressure? This simple question has been the focus of intense research for many years. Now new research has for the first time established a link between a ...More Details

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Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to ADHD Symptoms
November 24th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Phthalates are important components of many consumer products, including toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items. Studies to date on phthalates have been inconsis...More Details

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Depression as deadly as smoking
November 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - A study by researchers at the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King’s has found that depression is as much of a risk factor for mortality as smo...More Details

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Faithful mothers have healthier babies
November 12th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Faculty of 1000 reviewers examine a study from New Zealand on whether prolonged exposure to the father's semen protects new mothers against pre-eclampsia and having an undersized bab...More Details

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People with less education could be more susceptible to the flu
November 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - People who did not earn a high school diploma could be more likely to get H1N1 and the vaccine might be less effective in them compared to those who earned a diploma, new research sh...More Details

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Children are not the only ones in the game when it comes to sports
November 9th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Parents who sign their children up for sports as part of an educational experience and to learn about teamwork may be learning some of the same lessons themselves, according to new r...More Details

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MU fitness expert creates MyActivity Pyramid to help adults exercise
September 22nd 2009

Exercise Daily! - The MyActivity Pyramid, a new fitness guide developed by a University of Missouri Extension fitness specialist, provides physical activity recommendations for adults in a fun and eas...More Details

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Late-Night Snacks: Worse Than You Think
September 22nd 2009

Exercise Daily! - Eat less, exercise more. Now there is new evidence to support adding another "must" to the weight-loss mantra: eat at the right time of day. A Northwestern University study has fou...More Details

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Extra support helps obese women cycle to and from work
May 5th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Increased daily exercise can prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese women, but getting started and maintaining new habits is a challenge. A new study by researchers at ...More Details

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Late motherhood boosts family lifespan
May 5th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Women who have babies naturally in their 40s or 50s tend to live longer than other women. Now, a new study shows their brothers also live longer, but the brothers' wives do not, sugg...More Details

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Spit, anyone?
April 14th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Mark Nicas has given some of his best years to spittle. He builds models – the mathematical kind – of how someone else's slobber ends up on you. The size of the particles, whether th...More Details

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Eye exercises help patients work out vision problems, UH optometrist says
March 31st 2009

Exercise Daily! - You've probably been there. In a doctor's office, being advised to do what you dread – exercise. You get that feeling in your gut, acknowledging that, indeed, you should exercise but...More Details

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Men Are the Weaker Sex
March 31st 2009

Exercise Daily! - Nurses in the maternity ward often say that a difficult labor is a sign of a baby boy. Now, a Tel Aviv University study provides scientific proof that a male baby comes with a bigger...More Details

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Gourmet Frozen Yogurt Shop in San Francisco Opens Operations to Educational Institutions
March 23rd 2009

Exercise Daily!- Penguino’s Gourmet Yogurt is a healthy, fresh and original Gourmet Frozen Desserts shop in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Penguino’s offers premium, all natural Certified Organ...More Details

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Changing the Price of Foods May Significantly Affect Americans' Weight
March 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - A new article published in The Milbank Quarterly explores how food prices can affect weight outcomes, revealing that pricing interventions can have a significant effect on obesity ra...More Details

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Catching The Common Cold Virus Genome
March 17th 2009

Exercise Daily! - A new study by Brigham Young University researchers on the virus behind nearly half of all cold infections explains how and where evolution occurs in the rhinovirus genome and what t...More Details

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Obese women play cancer roulette
March 16th 2009

Exercise Daily!- Study examines why overweight women are less likely to undergo breast cancer screening Obese women may be putting themselves at greater risk of breast cancer by not undergoing regula...More Details

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UI study suggests salt might be 'nature's antidepressant'
March 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood. UI psychologist Kim J...More Details

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Feeling Blue? University of Minnesota Study Finds New Insight to Predicting Consumer Emotions
March 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - It's no secret that emotions influence peoples' decisions about what, when and how they buy. Whether choosing between a movie and a play, deciding whether to attend a sporting event ...More Details

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New insights on heart's 'fight or flight' response to stress
March 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Even for those without a heart condition, it's a peculiar feeling when your heart "races" in response to stress. That pacing change happens in part because of how the enzyme calcium/...More Details

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Why do women store fat differently from men?
March 2nd 2009

Exercise Daily! - It's a paradox that has flummoxed women for generations – their apparent ability to store fat more efficiently than men, despite eating proportionally fewer calories. While it has...More Details

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Arthritis Hinders Vital Physical Activity for Adults with Heart Disease
February 26th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilizing physical activity to help manage their condition, according to a ne...More Details

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No longer a gray area: Our hair bleaches itself as we grow older
February 23rd 2009

Exercise Daily! - Wash away your gray? Maybe. A team of European scientists have finally solved a mystery that has perplexed humans throughout the ages: why we turn gray. Despite the notion that gray ...More Details

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Fitness expert creates MyActivity Pyramid to help adults exercise
February 19th 2009

Exercise Daily! - The MyActivity Pyramid, a new fitness guide developed by a University of Missouri Extension fitness specialist, provides physical activity recommendations for adults in a fun and eas...More Details

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Swimmers at public beaches show increased risk of exposure to contagious staph bacteria
February 14th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Research, funded by multiple agencies and conducted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, found t...More Details

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Higher blood sugar levels linked to lower brain function in diabetics, study shows
February 14th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Results of a recent study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues show that cognitive functioning abilities drop as average blood sug...More Details

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Study finds Zen meditation alleviates pain
February 6th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Zen meditation – a centuries-old practice that can provide mental, physical and emotional balance – may reduce pain according to Université de Montréal researchers. A new study in th...More Details

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Exercise after knee replacement critical
February 5th 2009

Exercise Daily! - It may be uncomfortable at first, but doing exercises to strengthen your quadriceps after you've had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis is critical to your recovery. In f...More Details

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Secret to workplace happiness? Remember what you love about the job, study urges
December 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Urging employees to simply rethink their jobs was enough to drop absenteeism by 60 per cent and turnover by 75 per cent, a new University of Alberta study shows. A 'Spirit at Work...More Details

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Drink brewed tea to avoid tooth erosion
December 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. More startling is that some citric acids found in fruit drinks are more erosive than hydrochloric ...More Details

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Home-based diet and exercise intervention improves elderly cancer survivors' physical function
November 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - A home-based program to improve exercise and diet led to significant, clinically meaningful improvement in body weight and physical function among older long-term cancer survivors in...More Details

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LET THE SUNSHINE IN' TO PROTECT YOUR HEART THIS WINTER
November 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - The temperature might not be the only thing plummeting this winter. Many people also will experience a decrease in their vitamin D levels, which can play a role in heart disease, acc...More Details

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New study indicates link between weight gains during pregnancy and dieting history
November 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Women who have a history of dieting or other restricted eating practices are at risk of gaining an inappropriate amount of weight during pregnancy. In a study published in the Octobe...More Details

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Women Do Not Recover Their Muscle Strength As Fast As Men After Wearing A Cast
September 25th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Women are four times more likely than men to experience a broken forearm and require a cast (immobilization). To examine whether the effects of casting were similar between the sexes...More Details

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Weight loss surgery may be associated with bone loss
September 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Weight loss surgery may be linked to deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D and bone loss, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clin...More Details

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Thin men more vulnerable to osteoporosis and bone fractures than other older men
September 18th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Obesity and weight increase leads to an increased risk of many chronic diseases, and the advice is therefore to maintain a stable healthy weight. Now, research shows that there may b...More Details

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More than skin deep: There's no such thing as a 'safe' suntan, researchers warn
September 18th 2008

Exercise Daily! - There may be no such thing as a 'safe' tan based on ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a series of papers published in the October issue of Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, th...More Details

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Top-Selling Prescription Drug Mismarketed to Women
September 17th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Lipitor has been the top-selling drug in the world and has accounted for over $12 billion in annual sales. It has been prescribed to both men and women to lower cholesterol and reduc...More Details

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Calcium and exercise to strengthen the bones – do you get enough?
September 15th 2008

Exercise Daily! - People who are physically active and get enough calcium can strengthen their bones – even in old age / New online calcium calculator Regular intake of calcium protects the bones ...More Details

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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS PHYSICAL THERAPY AS EFFECTIVE AS KNEE SURGERY
September 15th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A new study questioning the usefulness of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee should encourage patients to consider physical therapy as an effective non-surgical opti...More Details

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New Cannabis-like Drugs Could Block Pain Without Affecting Brain, Says Study
September 15th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A new type of drug could alleviate pain in a similar way to cannabis without affecting the brain, according to a new study. The research demonstrates for the first time that can...More Details

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Men defy stereotypes in defining masculinity
August 26th 2008

Exercise Daily! Contrary to stereotypes about sexual performance and masculinity, men interviewed in a large international study reported that being seen as honorable, self-reliant and respected was m...More Details

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75 percent of athletes' parents let their child skip exams for a game
August 25th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Three quarters of parents of young athletes let their child forgo an exam for an important game, a new study conducted at the University of Haifa has found. In comparison, only 47% o...More Details

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MASSAGING MUSCLES FACILITATES RECOVERY AFTER EXERCISE
August 12th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Researchers testing the long-held theory that therapeutic massage can speed recovery after a sports injury have found early scientific evidence of the healing effects of massage. ...More Details

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Exercise Pill is No Replacement for Exercise
August 6th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Recently, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, a research organization focused on biology and its relation to health, published a study in the journal Cell on th...More Details

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Watching too much TV is causing some university students to pack on the pounds
July 31st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Television commercials are a common method for advertising food products. According to a team of University of Alberta researchers, these food advertisements have a powerful influenc...More Details

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Energy Drinks Linked to Risk-Taking Behaviors Among College Students
July 28th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Over the last decade, energy drinks -- such as Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar -- have become nearly ubiquitous on college campuses. The global market for these types of drinks curren...More Details

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Making Patients Move Requires the Right Exercise Advice
July 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - MU professor says behavior strategies, such as goal setting, motivate patients It is common knowledge that regular exercise supports physical and mental well-being. Despite this ...More Details

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The benefits of a little resistance training for older adults
July 21st 2008

Exercise Daily! - University of Queensland research is showing the benefits of resistance training in keeping older Australians in tip top form. Dr Tim Henwood, a postdoctoral research fellow with ...More Details

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Positive thinking is prescription for the heart
July 14th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Optimism is good for heart health, at least among men, a new study shows. University of Rochester Medical Center researcher Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., found that men who belie...More Details

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Allergy to road traffic
July 14th 2008

Exercise Daily! - New research shows associations between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the onset of allergic diseases in children Allergic diseases appear more often in childre...More Details

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Slow exercise (not fast) is better for menopausal women
July 8th 2008

Exercise Daily! - It's an inevitable truth: as we get older, our muscles deteriorate and we become weaker. Not only can this be an immensely frustrating change, but it can also have many other, more s...More Details

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The body's own 'cannabis (marijuana)' is good for the skin
July 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - The body's own 'cannabis (marijuana)' is good for the skin New study in the FASEB Journal shows how substances similar to THC are necessary for healthy skin and may lead to new sk...More Details

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Weekends slow weight loss, researchers find
July 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Saturday can be the worst enemy for our waistlines, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They found that study subjects on strict die...More Details

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Wake up and smell the coffee, Study finds that caffeine may help prevent MS
June 30th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A good cup of coffee might be just the wake-up call scientists need to stop multiple sclerosis. A new study coauthored by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Linda Thom...More Details

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Watermelon May Have Viagra-Effect
June 30th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A cold slice of watermelon has long been a Fourth of July holiday staple. But according to recent studies, the juicy fruit may be better suited for Valentine’s Day. That’s because s...More Details

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Doubling of sexually transmitted infections among over-45s in under a decade
June 29th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Trends in sexually transmitted infections (other than HIV) in older people: Analysis of data from an enhanced surveillance system Rates of sexually transmitted infections have dou...More Details

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Study Finds Men More Than Women Share Creative Work Online
June 24th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A Northwestern University study finds that men are more likely to share their creative work online than women despite the fact that women and men engage in creative activities at ess...More Details

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'Feeling fat' is worse than being it
June 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - The quality of life of adolescents who think they are too fat is worse than for adolescents who really are obese. This was a result of the all Germany Health Interview and Examinatio...More Details

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Weight gain within the normal range increases risk of chronic kidney disease
June 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Healthy individuals who gain weight, even to a weight still considered normal, are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in the Septembe...More Details

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Fat intake negatively influences the sleep pattern in healthy adults
June 10th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Total fat intake and dinner fat intake seem to influence negatively the sleep pattern in healthy adults, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday at SLEEP 2...More Details

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Mother's obesity a factor in newborn deaths for blacks, not whites
June 9th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A study led by the University of South Florida sheds new light on obesity’s role in the black-white gap in infant mortality. While maternal obesity appears to have no impact on the e...More Details

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Walter Reed Uses Yoga, Other Therapies to Treat PTSD
June 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - As part of their Specialized Care Program, Walter Reed Army Medical Center is using yoga, individual and group therapy, physical therapy, classes that teach coping strategies, and da...More Details

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Eating and weight gain not necessarily linked, study shows
June 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - You may not be what you eat after all. A new study shows that increased eating does not necessarily lead to increased fat. The finding in the much-studied roundworm opens the poss...More Details

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Is tap water safe for expectant mothers?
June 2nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Drinking water disinfected by chlorine while pregnant may increase the risk of having children with heart problems, cleft palate or major brain defects, according to a study publishe...More Details

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NEIGHBORHOODS PLAY KEY ROLE IN HOW MUCH PEOPLE EXERCISE, STUDY SAYS
June 2nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - The neighborhoods people live in can help inspire – or discourage – their residents to exercise and keep physically active, new research suggests. Residents of neighborhoods with ...More Details

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Overweight men at risk of osteoarthritis of both hip and knee
May 27th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Men who are overweight or obese are much more likely need a hip replacement for osteoarthritis than men who are of normal weight, finds research published online ahead of print in An...More Details

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President Bush Discusses Physical Fitness Month, Encourages Americans to Exercise
May 27th 2008

Exercise Daily! - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for coming. This is Physical Fitness Month, and I'm with members of the President's Physical Fitness Council. Their job is to encourage all Americans, yo...More Details

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Don't Take Off Running Just Yet, MU Fitness Expert Says
May 27th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Running is a popular way to lose weight and gain health benefits. It also is a vigorous exercise and isn’t for everyone, according to a University of Missouri Extension state fitness...More Details

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A Loving Partner Can Save Your Skin
May 20th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Even couples that have been together for years may be embarrassed to let a spouse or partner see their less than perfect bodies naked in bright light. That shyness can hamper a coupl...More Details

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Sitting position can influence risk of whiplash
May 20th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Women run a three times greater risk than men of incurring a debilitating injuring in a rear-end collision. This is partly due to differences between the sexes regarding sitting posi...More Details

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Where College Students Live Can Impact Their Weight, Eating And Exercise Habits
May 14th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The first year of college is often associated with the “freshman 15,” a reference to the 15 pounds that female college freshman are alleged to gain during the first year of higher ed...More Details

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Think before you drink, says University research
May 12th 2008

Exercise Daily! People are being urged to think before they drink as part of a research project aimed at changing people's binge drinking habits. A team of health psychologists at The University o...More Details

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How body size is regulated
May 12th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Scientists are beginning to unravel the question why people distinctly vary in size. In cooperation with scientists of the HelmholtzZentrum München, an international genome-wide stud...More Details

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Connection Between Mental Fitness and Multi-Lingualism
May 8th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Can speaking another language slow the aging process in the mind? Children who speak a second or third language may have an unexpected advantage later in life, a new Tel Aviv Univ...More Details

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Second genetic link to weight and obesity
May 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A study of 90,000 people has uncovered new genetic variants that influence fat mass, weight and risk of obesity. The variants act in addition to the recently described variants of th...More Details

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Organic diet makes rats healthier
April 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A team of European scientists, including one from Newcastle University, has found in an experiment that rats that ate organic food were much healthier than those that ate conventiona...More Details

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Irregular Exercise Pattern May Add Pounds
February 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The consequences of quitting exercise may be greater than previously thought, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that...More Details

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Using flower power to fight foot woes
February 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A common flower that helps wipe out garden insects has also shown promise in eradicating stubborn warts, according to preliminary research presented by podiatrist Tracey Vlahovic at ...More Details

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Don't worry, be (moderately) happy, research suggests
January 24th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Could the pursuit of happiness go too far" Most self-help books on the subject offer tips on how to maximize one’s bliss, but a new study suggests that moderate happiness may be pref...More Details

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A healthy smile may promote a healthy heart
January 10th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Each year, cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than cancer. And while most people are aware that lifestyle choices such as eating right, getting enough exercise and quitting ...More Details

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Why Some Depressed Girls Can't Smell The Roses
January 5th 2008

Can’t smell the roses? Maybe you’re depressed. Smell too much like a rose yourself? Maybe you’ve got the same problem. Scientists from Tel Aviv University recently linked depression to a biological me...More Details

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Undiagnosed OSA patients have altered cardiovascular responses during exercise recovery
January 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! _ A study published in the January 1 issue of the journal SLEEP finds that people with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have altered cardiovascular responses during recovery fro...More Details

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Is your heart aging faster than you are?
November 30th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Despite the increasing evidence that managing high cholesterol reduces cardiovascular events, many people do not achieve recommended lipid levels. This is due, in part, to patients' ...More Details

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Fear is stronger motivator to get fit than hope for those worrying about their bodies, says study
November 30th 2007

Exercise Daily!Researchers at the University of Bath, UK, interviewed 281 male and female undergraduates and got half to imagine a physically unattractive version of themselves they feared they might ...More Details

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Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
October 12th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure and boost overall fitness, suggests a small study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. To stave off il...More Details

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Steroids Can Power Home Runs
September 25th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - With Major League Baseball cracking down on performance-enhancing drugs and several high profile ball players being implicated in their use, the possible impact of steroids has been a...More Details

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Does being overweight in old age cause memory problems?
September 19th 2007

Exercise Daily! - While obesity has been shown to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems, according to a study publ...More Details

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Microwaves offer fat chance to probe supermarket food
September 19th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Microwaves used for zapping instant meals can also be used to determine the fat and salt content of supermarket food, according to research carried out at two Manchester universities...More Details

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WEIGHT LOSS GAME LOOKING FOR ‘NEAT-O’ RESULTS
September 15th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Finding a way to motivate the billion people in the world who are overweight to lose excess pounds can be an overwhelming task, but a University of Houston professor is meeting that ...More Details

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'Skinny gene' does exist, UT Southwestern researchers find
September 4th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a single gene might control whether or not individuals tend to pile on fat, a discovery that may point to new ways to fi...More Details

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Fat transforms vitamin C from 'good cop' into 'bad cop'
September 3rd 2007

Exercise Daily! - Fat in the stomach may cause vitamin C to promote, rather than prevent, the formation of certain cancer causing chemicals, reveals research published ahead of print in the journal Gu...More Details

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Fat on chest and upper back increases risk of insulin resistance
August 18th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Upper trunk fat –– deposits of fat on the chest and back –– is associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance, a condition that is a precursor of type 2 diabetes, according ...More Details

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Obesity and lack of exercise could enhance the risk of pancreatic cancer
August 16th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Obesity and aversion to exercise have become hallmarks of modern society – and a new study suggests that a blood protein linked to these lifestyle factors may be an indicator for an ...More Details

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Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
August 11th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Heart disease hits people with diabetes twice as often as people without diabetes. In those with diabetes, cardiovascular complications occur at an earlier age and often result in pr...More Details

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To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk
August 8th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Part of an ongoing study into the impact of drinking milk after heavy weightlifting has found that milk helps exercisers burn more fat. The study by researchers at McMaster Uni...More Details

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Sticking to the beach might not be such good, clean fun
August 8th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Just when you thought it was safer to stay out of the water. Microbes that result in beach closures and health advisories when detected at unsafe levels in the ocean also have be...More Details

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Weight Gain Spreads through social networks!
July 28th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Public health officials have been working hard to account for the dramatic rise in U.S. obesity rates. Many obvious factors, such as poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, certainly co...More Details

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Drinking and driving -- Immediate removal of a driver's license saves hundreds of lives per year
July 28th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Alcohol-impaired driving continues to cause thousands of deaths per year. New findings indicate that immediate suspension of a driver's license is a highly effective deterrence. ...More Details

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New Study Examines Effectiveness of Tailored Health Messages
July 17th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Each day, people are bombarded with hundreds of messages, whether it’s through television, e-mail, the Internet or radio. So how does a person choose which messages to pay attention ...More Details

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'Fat' tax on food could prevent 3,000 heart attack and stroke deaths every year
July 14th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Taxing certain foodstuffs in the UK could prevent up to 3200 deaths from heart attacks and stroke every year, suggests a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health . ...More Details

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Faulty fat measure blamed for higher insurance charges
July 13th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Life insurance companies are using a flawed measure of assessing body fatness as the basis for charging many customers higher premiums, Massey health researchers say. Dr Steve Stan...More Details

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Study Finds Western-Style “Meat-Sweet” Diet Increases Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
July 10th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - A new study finds that the more "western" the diet -- marked by red meat, starches and sweets -- the greater the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal Chinese women. According t...More Details

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Fat horses face health problems
July 9th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Americaís growing obesity problem has alarmed physicians and public health officials, and veterinarians have recently focused their attention on fat dogs and cats. Now, a team of rese...More Details

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Interval Training Burns More Fat, Increases Fitness, Study Finds
June 29th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Interval training burns fat and improves fitness more quickly than constant but moderately intensive physical activity, according to research by a University of Guelph researcher. ...More Details

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Alli: A potential tool to help dieters lose weight
June 26th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - With the June 14 release of Alli, the first Food and Drug Administration-approved over-the-counter medication for weight loss, many will hope for an easy solution to taking the pounds...More Details

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How can I stop smoking?
June 26th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Acupuncture? Nicotine patches? Telephone therapy? Antidepressants? Cognitive behavioural therapy? Which work? Which have no effect? Which are dangerous? Confused? Over 40 Cochra...More Details

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BRAIN SCAN SHOW MEDITATION CHANGES MINDS, INCREASES ATTENTION
June 25th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - For hundreds of years, Tibetan monks and other religious people have used meditation to calm the mind and improve concentration. This week, a new study shows exactly how one common ty...More Details

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Cigarette smoking impairs ligament healing, researchers find
June 24th 2007

The list of reasons you shouldn't smoke has gotten longer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are reporting that smoking interferes with ligament healing. Studying...More Details

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Researchers isolate new risk marker for overweight children
June 22nd 2007

A study of 40 overweight children in Edmonton has revealed they all share something in common aside from being heavy: each one of them has high levels of apoB48, a structural protein found in intestin...More Details

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It's safe for obese moms-to-be to lose weight during pregnancy, new SLU research finds
June 5th 2007

Doctors should encourage most overweight women to diet and exercise ST. LOUIS- Most women who are obese can safely exercise and diet to lose weight during pregnancy, according to a small pilot stud...More Details

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Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
June 5th 2007

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Birth weight has significant and lasting effects, a new study finds. Weighing less than 5.5 pounds at birth increases the probability of dropping out of high school by one-third, redu...More Details

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Rigorous exercise and extreme dieting can predispose females to osteoporosis
June 4th 2007

Women who follow strict exercise and diet regimens may harm their body’s ability to form new bone, which can lead to osteoporosis later in life. Researchers recommend that the more women exercise, the...More Details

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Inactive Kids Storing Up Illness for the Future
June 4th 2007

A new University of Leicester study funded by the British Heart Foundation reveals that the level of physical inactivity among children today has reached epidemic levels. Researchers from Leicester -P...More Details

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DEPRESSION, PHYSICAL INACTIVITY LINKED
May 31st 2007

Women with positive emotional health tend to be more active, according to a study presented today at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A study of 276 middle-a...More Details

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Want to Improve Your Relationship? Do the Dishes Because You Really Want To
May 29th 2007

If you do something positive for your mate, does it matter why? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Rochester research assistant professor Heather Patrick. She will unveil ...More Details

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Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers
May 22nd 2007

Based on a Finnish study, persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed in comparison to never smokers. Also those smokers who quit have an elevated risk of depressive symptoms in short ...More Details

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Topical retinol helps reduce wrinkles associated with natural skin aging
May 22nd 2007

Applying vitamin A to the skin appears to improve the wrinkles associated with natural aging and may help to promote the production of skin-building compounds, according to a report in the May issue o...More Details

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Obesity Increases Risk of Injury on the Job
May 16th 2007

Having a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight or obese range increases the risk of traumatic workplace injury, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Cent...More Details

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hibernating bears conserve more muscle strength than humans on bed rest do
April 24th 2007

A fascinating new study from the May/June 2007 issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology quantifiably measures the loss of strength and endurance in black bears during long periods of hibernation...More Details

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Humans Aren't the Only Ones with Obesity Problems
April 24th 2007

Horses are inheritably couch potatoes. An overeating, slothful horse leads to an obese horse. Unlike humans, however, horse owners often don't see the dangers of an obese horse. Caretakers may see no ...More Details

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dietary restriction can lead to a longer life for dogs..
April 20th 2007

Bugs in the gut are known as gut microbes and they live symbiotically in human and animal bodies, playing an important role in metabolism. Abnormalities in some types of gut microbes have recently bee...More Details

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calories from newspaper dessert recipes with community obesity rates
April 13th 2007

Research finds calorie-dense dessert recipes printed in major newspapers across the country may be contributing to obesity in large cities. The study, conducted by researchers at Marshfield Clinic Res...More Details

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U of M study shows physical activity reduces risk of hypertension in young adults
April 12th 2007

Young adults who spend more time participating in physical activity have a reduced risk of developing high blood pressure within the next 15 years, according to researchers at the University of Minnes...More Details

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Dieting Does Not Work, UCLA Researchers Report
April 4th 2007

Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet? No, probably not, UCLA researchers report in the April issue of American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association. "You ...More Details

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Cornell study shows five-minute fitness program leads to healthier lifestyle
March 26th 2007

Contact: Darryl Geddes Office: (607) 255-9735 E-Mail: djg9@cornell.edu ITHACA, N.Y. -- A Cornell University study shows that only five minutes of exercise and stretching a day can result in modes...More Details

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thnicity and Gender Impact Dietary Choices
March 26th 2007

People purchase foods based on their income level, their belief in a food’s health benefit and cost. However, ethnicity and gender also impact people’s food choices, according to researchers at the Jo...More Details

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Belly fat may drive inflammatory processes associated with disease
March 14th 2007

As scientists learn more about the key role of inflammation in diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that fat in...More Details

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bese patients run higher risk of post-operative complications
March 14th 2007

ANN ARBOR, MI – Obese patients have a significantly higher risk of complications following surgery, including heart attack, wound infection, nerve injury and urinary tract infection, according to a ne...More Details

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1 in 3 boys heavy porn users, study shows
February 25th 2007

Boys aged 13 and 14 living in rural areas, are the most likely of their age group to access pornography, and parents need to be more aware of how to monitor their childrenís viewing habits, according ...More Details

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SMOKING PRODUCES SIMILAR CHEMICAL CHANGES IN HUMAN BRAIN AS THOSE SEEN IN ANIMALS USING ILLICIT DRUGS
February 21st 2007

New research shows for the first time that smoking produces long-lasting biochemical changes in the human brain similar to those changes previously seen in the brains of animals that used cocaine, he...More Details

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Study closes in on genes possibly linked to depression
February 12th 2007

Some people appear to be genetically predisposed to developing severe depression, but researchers have yet to pin down the genes responsible. Now, a specific region rife with promise has been located ...More Details

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WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPLEMENT SHOWS GOOD AND BAD TRAITS
January 30th 2007

A supplement some people turn to in hopes of losing a few pounds may have some previously unknown, unsavory side effects, suggest two new studies. Researchers studied how mice and rats responded to...More Details

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New fat, same old problem with an added twist?
January 16th 2007

Last month, New York City outlawed the use of partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, in restaurants, a ban now under consideration in other cities, including Boston and Chicago. But novel r...More Details

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Feeling Tired? You May be Less Likely to Get Hurt, MU Researcher Says
January 6th 2007

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Sleepiness and sleep deprivation have long been associated with an increased risk of injury. However, the results of a recent study by a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher sugg...More Details

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Happy feet: how shoe choice determines your child's future growth
January 6th 2007

A research project being undertaken at the University of Sydney over the coming months will investigate how the rigid nature of footwear may effect the growth and development of children's feet and im...More Details

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Trans fat ban: Watch saturated fats and calories too
December 22nd 2006

Nutrition Notes from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University Boston -- In December, New York City passed a law to phase out the use of trans fat in restaurants. Othe...More Details

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Mental exercise helps maintain some seniors' thinking skills
December 19th 2006

Certain mental exercises can offset some of the expected decline in older adults' thinking skills and show promise for maintaining cognitive abilities needed to do everyday tasks such as shopping, mak...More Details

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Obesity could bankrupt the health system, warn doctors
December 15th 2006

If nothing is done, the rising prevalence of obesity could bankrupt the health system, warn doctors in this weekís BMJ. In the United Kingdom, well over half the population is overweight and more t...More Details

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New info on eating disorders in two Stanford/Packard studies
December 15th 2006

STANFORD, Calif. — Parenting a child with an eating disorder — monitoring meals, friends and activities — can be a full-time job. But two new studies from researchers at the Stanford University School...More Details

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Black Americans less likely to recognize overweight and obesity, study shows
December 7th 2006

Researchers say failure to recognize excess body weight poses significant health concerns BOSTON -- Overweight black Americans are two to three times more likely than heavy white Americans to say t...More Details

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Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage
December 3rd 2006

Women who have a low body mass index before they become pregnant are 72% more likely to suffer a miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy, but can reduce their risk significantly by taking s...More Details

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Nike+iPod Sport Kit raises privacy concerns
November 30th 2006

This holiday season, gift-givers may unwittingly give their favorite athlete a workout accessory that can double as a tracking device. Researchers in computer science and engineering at the University...More Details

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Weight cycling associated with increased risk for gallstones among men
November 27th 2006

Intentionally losing weight and then regaining it may increase menís risk for gallstones later in life, according to a report in the November 27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA...More Details

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Aching back? Sitting up straight could be the culprit
November 27th 2006

CHICAGO -- Researchers are using a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that sitting in an upright position places unnecessary strain on your back, leading to potentially chronic pain ...More Details

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Understanding Emperor penguin physiology may one day aid doctors
November 17th 2006

Long before they lit up movie screens in animated feature films or enthralled documentary film audiences worldwide with the story of their endless struggle to survive and reproduce, Emperor penguins i...More Details

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Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria
November 16th 2006

Researchers have improved upon an edible coating for fresh fruits and vegetables by enabling it to kill deadly E. coli bacteria while also providing a flavor-boost to food. Composed of apple puree and...More Details

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Risk after colon cancer higher for the very fat and very thin
November 16th 2006

Even after successful treatment for colon cancer, the very obese are about one-third more likely to have their cancer recur and to die prematurely from cancer than those of normal weight, researchers ...More Details

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How diet, obesity and even gum disease may affect immune system and cancer
November 13th 2006

BOSTON -- The immune system is fickle, and easily influenced by more than just viruses and bacteria. It can be swayed by the seemingly unexpected, such as by what we eat, for example, and affected by ...More Details

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Why exercising muscles tire when needed most
November 8th 2006

The cause of muscle fatigue during intense exercise is linked directly to the muscle’s reliance on anaerobic metabolism for force production, according to a new study by researchers at Rice and Harvar...More Details

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Heel to heal
November 1st 2006

New stretch relieves pain from plantar fasciitis A new stretch is proving quite effective to help treat and potentially cure plantar fasciitis, a condition that affects nearly 2.5 million Americans...More Details

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Herbal medicine silymarin may help sugar-control in people with type II diabetes
October 30th 2006

Research news published in the journal Phytotherapy Research Diabetes is a growing health problem. Giving antioxidants is recognised as one way of helping people with diabetes to control their bloo...More Details

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Weight gain of U.S. drivers has increased nation's fuel consumption
October 25th 2006

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — As American waistlines have expanded since 1960, so has their consumption of gasoline, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Virginia Commonwealth Univers...More Details

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Global Warming and Your Health
October 23rd 2006

Global warming could do more to hurt your health than simply threaten summertime heat stroke, says a public health physician. Although heat related illnesses and deaths will increase with the temperat...More Details

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LATEST BUZZ: MARIJUANA MAY SLOW PROGRESSION OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
October 19th 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio_ New evidence in rats suggests that marijuana may contain compounds that slow the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease. Marijuana has strong anti-inflammatory effects, and...More Details

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Anna Deveare Smith's performance at Stanford examines health and the human body
October 16th 2006

STANFORD, Calif. — Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith’s latest work, “Let Me Down Easy,” pays homage to the human body, both its frailty and its remarkable ability to heal itself. The new, one-...More Details

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Award winning research offers hope for back pain sufferers
October 16th 2006

A University of Manchester engineering student has scooped a top industry prize for research that could bring relief to thousands of back pain sufferers. Rachael Ambury scooped The Morgan Crucible ...More Details

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Histamine tied to changes in blood pressure during exercise-recovery period
October 11th 2006

Overactivation of two receptors for histamine, normally associated with common allergies and acid reflux, may explain why some people, including highly trained athletes, pass out soon after heightened...More Details

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WHY SOME PEOPLE REACT AGGRESSIVELY WITHOUT PROVOCATION WHILE OTHERS DON'T, SAYS NEW STUDY
October 11th 2006

WASHINGTON, DC — Specific personality variables, such as anger or irritability predict the tendency to either engage in aggressive behavior willingly or to engage in aggressive behavior when provoked,...More Details

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Drug may help women stop smoking
October 9th 2006

Adding the opiate blocker naltrexone to the combination of behavioral therapy and nicotine patches boosted smoking cessation rates for women by almost 50 percent when assessed after eight weeks of tre...More Details

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Emotionally ambivalent workers are more creative, innovative
October 5th 2006

People who experience emotional ambivalence -- simultaneously feeling positive and negative emotions -- are more creative than those who feel just happy or sad, or lack emotion at all, according to a ...More Details

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Double jeopardy: Obese smokers at higher risk of death
October 3rd 2006

People who are both very obese and who smoke increase their risk of death by 3.5 to 5 times that of people of normal weight who never smoke, finds a study in the November issue of the American Journal...More Details

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The link between breast cancer and osteoporosis
October 2nd 2006

Drugs used to treat breast cancer may work against bone health ANN ARBOR, MI – Powerful chemotherapy drugs and estrogen-blocking hormone treatments are highly effective in treating breast cancer. B...More Details

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FAST FOOD GRILLED CHICKEN CONTAINS DANGEROUS CARCINOGEN, LABORATORY TESTS REVEAL
September 28th 2006

Doctors' Group Sues McDonald's, Burger King, Outback, and Other National Chains Under California Law to Warn Consumers WASHINGTON-Every sample of grilled chicken products from seven national restau...More Details

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Hope for significant new diabetes treatment in Stanford discovery
September 28th 2006

STANFORD, Calif. — Certain immune-suppressing drugs, such as those taken by patients who have had organ transplants, greatly increase the risk of developing diabetes. These drugs are known to put a st...More Details

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Anger can break your heart
September 28th 2006

A HOSTILE HEART IS A VULNERABLE HEART ...By William J. Cromie Think about this the next time someone cuts you off in traffic or in a grocery store line: Anger can bring on a heart attack or strok...More Details

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Does class play a part in obesity?
September 26th 2006

New research into whether social class is a factor in teenage obesity could shape future policy in this field. A team from the Centre for Research into Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) at the U...More Details

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16 common myths about breast cancer
September 25th 2006

ANN ARBOR, MI – One in seven women will develop breast cancer in her life. But how much do most women really know about this disease? Breast cancer specialists from the University of Michigan Compr...More Details

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Disease of older adults now seen in young, obese adults
September 22nd 2006

Acute diverticulitis, a disease traditionally seen in patients older than 50 years old, is now being seen in younger adults who are obese, according to a study conducted by the University of Maryland ...More Details

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For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass
September 22nd 2006

In the first large, single-institution series directly comparing weight-loss outcomes in super-obese patients, researchers from the University of Chicago found that a newer operation, the duodenal swi...More Details

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UCI scientists discover a new healthy role for fat
September 19th 2006

Too much body fat may be a bad thing, but there is increasing evidence that too little fat also may have some surprisingly negative consequences. Researchers at UC Irvine have found that fat drople...More Details

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Same mortality but higher suicide rate among women with breast implants
September 19th 2006

A study conducted among 24,600 women by two UniversitÈ Laval Faculty of Medicine researchers and their colleagues from the Canadian Public Health Agency and Cancer Care Ontario concludes that having b...More Details

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Weight worries affect women's motivation to stay smoke-free after pregnancy
September 15th 2006

Although many women quit smoking during pregnancy, the majority will resume smoking after having a baby. Results of a University of Pittsburgh study suggest that women's worries about weight may decre...More Details

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CLOSING IN ON LETHAL HEART RHYTHM IN YOUNG ATHLETES
September 10th 2006

New findings at Hopkins should improve screening and prevention Johns Hopkins experts on the genetics of a potentially lethal heart rhythm defect that runs in families and targets young athletes re...More Details

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Obesity in Men Linked to Infertility
September 1st 2006

Men with increased body mass index (BMI) were significantly more likely to be infertile than normal-weight men, according to research conducted at the National Institute of Environmental Health Scienc...More Details

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Stress significantly hastens progression of Alzheimer's disease
August 30th 2006

Research suggests stress hormones play a central role in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s Stress hormones appear to rapidly exacerbate the formation of brain lesions that are the hal...More Details

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OBESITY LEADS TO MORE AGGRESSIVE OVARIAN CANCER...New study suggests that excess fat may affect tumor biology
August 30th 2006

Whether or not a woman is obese will likely affect her outcome once she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The study, published onl...More Details

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Sunscreens can damage skin, researchers find
August 28th 2006

Filters in sunscreens that keep out ultraviolet radiation can generate compounds that attack skin cells, say UCR chemists RIVERSIDE, Calif. ñ Are sunscreens always beneficial, or can they be detrim...More Details

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Tight-knit family: Even microbes favor their own kin
August 24th 2006

New research published by Rice University biologists in this week's issue of Nature finds that even the simplest of social creatures - single-celled amoebae - have the ability not only to recognize th...More Details

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Alcohol increases sleep intensity in young women
August 21st 2006

While numerous studies have linked alcohol abuse to sleep disruption, especially in males, there has been little research on alcohol and its effects on sleep in females. Now, a new study shows that a ...More Details

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Acupuncture Reduces Chronic Neck Pain; Massage Benefits Still Unclear
August 19th 2006

Acupuncture offers relief from chronic neck pain, while there is little reliable evidence on the effectiveness of massage, according to two new systematic reviews. Acupuncture does not “cure” nec...More Details

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Effectiveness of food industry accord challenged
August 16th 2006

Self-regulation by the food and advertising industries has failed to curb obesity and it is time for the Government to step in, says marketing researcher Professor Janet Hoek. Professor Hoek says t...More Details

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Unmasking nutrition's role in genes and birth defects
August 16th 2006

Expectant mothers may someday get a personalized menu of foods to eat during pregnancy to complement their genetic makeup as a result of new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St...More Details

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Being obese and a couch potato may have a biological basis in the brain
August 14th 2006

Bethesda, MD (August 14, 2006) -- Some brains may be wired to encourage fidgeting and other restless behaviors that consume calories and help control weight, according to new research published by The...More Details

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Exercise Helps Keep Your Psyche Fit
August 12th 2006

You know that exercise is good for your body. Among other facts, exercise decreases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke and related factors, decreases the risk of various cancers, lowers blo...More Details

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Wear and tear of stress: the psychoneurobiology of aging
August 11th 2006

What does a healthy 100 year old look like? New Orleans -- Age may be more related to reactions to stress and the absence of disease rather than to a person's chronological age, say leading researc...More Details

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Never marrieds run highest risk of early death
August 9th 2006

People who never marry have the greatest chance of an earlier death, reveals a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health The findings are based on national census and death certific...More Details

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Waist-hip ratio should replace body mass index as indicator of mortality risk in older people
August 8th 2006

Older people with high waist-hip ratios (WHRs) have a higher mortality risk than those with a high body mass index, or BMI, a new study reveals. Whereas justifiable attention is given to the increa...More Details

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High blood pressure induces low fat metabolism in heart muscle
August 7th 2006

Echocardiograms show that the thickness of left ventricular (LV) walls in the hypertrophied heart (left) are nearly twice that of the normal heart. Download Under some conditions this energy-hung...More Details

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U.S. beaches a health risk for swimmers
August 7th 2006

The Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. has come under fire for failing to update 20 year old beach water quality standards. According to a report by the environmental group Natural Resourc...More Details

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Don’t Talk to a Friend While Reading This; Multi-Tasking Adversely Affects the Brain’s Learning Systems, UCLA Scientists Report
August 4th 2006

Multi-tasking affects the brain's learning systems, and as a result, we do not learn as well when we are distracted, UCLA psychologists report this week in the online edition of Proceedings of the Nat...More Details

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Vibration treatment put to the test
August 3rd 2006

Vibration treatment is being hailed not only as a way to get fit faster but also as a means of rapid recovery from sore muscles and other soft tissue injuries. In the United States, top professiona...More Details

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Focus on Weight Undermines Motivation for Healthy Lifestyle Changes Among People of All Sizes
August 2nd 2006

A newly published UCLA study suggests our media and cultural obsession with achieving a certain weight does little to convince couch potatoes of any size to abandon their favorite sofa cushions and ge...More Details

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ISU study connects violent TV/video games with elementary school aggression
August 1st 2006

AMES, Iowa -- A study led by Iowa State University researchers of 1,370 elementary school children found that those who consume high amounts of both television violence and violent video games are nea...More Details

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The first ever World Map of Happiness
July 28th 2006

Adrian White, Analytic Social Psychologist at the University of Leicester produces first ever global projection of international differences in subjective well-being; the first ever World Map of Happi...More Details

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Study suggests TV-watching lowers physical activity
July 28th 2006

Using pedometers, researchers find that more TV means fewer daily steps BOSTON—A study of low-income housing residents has documented that the more television people say they watched, the less acti...More Details

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New sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays
July 27th 2006

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Anthelios SX, a sunscreen from L'Oreal to be sold over-the-counter (OTC) for the prevention of sunburn and for protection against ultraviolet B (U...More Details

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Cigarette smoking appears to promote the consumption of alcohol
July 25th 2006

It's no mystery that many drinkers smoke, and many smokers drink. What is novel is a recent finding among rodents that nicotine can reduce blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) at dosage levels that ...More Details

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Alcohol consumption quadruples risk of physical injuries
July 23rd 2006

People who drink alcohol are up to four times more likely than non-drinkers to be hurt from physical injuries such as a fall or punch, new research shows. The University of Queensland study found ...More Details

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Virtual realities against pain
July 21st 2006

For over a decade, the technique of distraction has been researched and successfully applied in clinical practice in order to reduce pain associated with certain medical procedures. The use of distrac...More Details

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People unconsciously use 'verbal gestures' when they speak
July 21st 2006

University of Chicago scientists have determined that people spontaneously use a system of communicating when they speak that either reinforces their message or provides additional information that is...More Details

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Sleep deprivation doubles risks of obesity in both children and adults
July 19th 2006

Research by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that sleep deprivation is associated with an almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults. ...More Details

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Being Overweight As a Teen Associated With Premature Death in Adulthood
July 19th 2006

Boston, MA – Children and adolescents in the U.S. and around the world are becoming more overweight. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that there may be serious con...More Details

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Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks
July 5th 2006

The health risks for women who are extremely obese may be underestimated as a new study indicates they have a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol than women at lower leve...More Details

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Tips to reduce your cancer risk while grilling
July 5th 2006

Summer is officially here and it's time to fire up the grill. But there's something you should know about some of your summertime favorites. All that barbecuing could be cooking up chemicals that may ...More Details

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Why money doesn’t bring happiness
July 5th 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The more money you earn, the more time you are likely to spend working, commuting and doing other compulsory activities that bring little pleasure, according to an article in the June...More Details

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Association between marijuana use and transitional cell carcinoma.
June 29th 2006

Marijuana smoking has been implicated as a causative factor in traditionally tobacco-related tumors of the head and neck and of the lung. When associated with marijuana use, such tumors occur in a muc...More Details

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'Big Brother' eyes encourage honesty, study shows
June 28th 2006

UK scientists have found a way of making people behave more honestly in an experiment that could aid strategies for tackling anti-social behaviour. A team from Newcastle University found people put n...More Details

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FDA FAILS TO PROTECT AMERICANS FROM DANGEROUS DRUGS AND UNSAFE FOODS, GROUPS SAY
June 28th 2006

WASHINGTON--While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the self-congratulatory throes of its 100th anniversary, leading independent experts on nutrition, food safety, and drug safety say the a...More Details

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Study finds hydration lacking in older adults
June 26th 2006

The American Journal of Nursing has released its latest article in their "A New Look at the Old" Series: Oral Hydration in Older Adults: Greater awareness is needed in preventing, recognizing, and t...More Details

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All work and no play: New study shows that, in the long run, virtue is regretted more than vice
June 26th 2006

The older we get, the more we regret not having more fun, says new study in the September issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. Researchers from Columbia University show that choosing work over p...More Details

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Cherry Juice May Prevent Muscle Damage Pain
June 22nd 2006

The familiar "no pain, no gain" phrase usually associated with exercise may be a thing of the past if results from a study on cherry juice published today in the online version of the British Journal ...More Details

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Forget the label. Portion size is all in your mind
June 22nd 2006

An article published in the recent issue of Psychological Science investigates the psychology of consumption. The study's findings demonstrate that individuals have a strong tendency to eat only a sin...More Details

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STUDIES OF MARRIED COUPLES, SOCCER TEAMS AND HOCKEY PLAYERS SHED LIGHT ON BRAIN’S RESPONSE TO STRESS
June 20th 2006

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2006 — Men’s World Cup Soccer: More than 700 players – their countries’ heroes – representing 32 teams, each vying to claim one of sports most coveted titles. It may take more t...More Details

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WHY MEN ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE: WHAT A MOTHER SHOULD KNOW
June 20th 2006

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2006 — Aggression in men may be due to variations in one of two genes involved in the activity of the neurotransmitter serotonin, according to results of a study reported at the 6...More Details

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YOUNG WOMEN UNAWARE OF BONE DISEASE RISKS
June 19th 2006

DENVER - Many young women are unaware of the dangers of osteoporosis, leaving them vulnerable to crippling bone disease. These sobering findings were presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Americ...More Details

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Hope I die before I get old?
June 13th 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Back when he was 20 years old in 1965, rock star Pete Townshend wrote the line "I hope I die before I get old" into a song, "My Generation" that launched his band, the Who, onto th...More Details

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A link between obesity and memory? Saint Louis University research makes the connection: Researchers examine the hormone that turns off hunger
June 13th 2006

ST. LOUIS -- Scientists have wondered why obese patients who have diabetes also may have problems with their long-term memory. New Saint Louis University research in this month's Peptides provides a c...More Details

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Smokers invite to test vaccine against nicotine addiction
June 12th 2006

UCSF's Habit Abatement Clinic is testing a vaccine that enlists help from the immune system to keep nicotine away from the brain. The vaccine is designed to help smokers quit and to limit the urge to ...More Details

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Ethnic disparities in teen exercise: Do schools play a role?
June 5th 2006

A study of 17,000 U.S. adolescents finds that black and Hispanic girls are less physically active than white girls, but that this difference is attributable to the schools they attend: black, white an...More Details

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Study of obesity in prostate cancer screening uncovers new predictor of disease for overweight men
June 5th 2006

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Recent studies suggest that testing blood for prostate specific antigen (PSA) alone does not produce an ideal predictor of prostate cancer, and emerging data suggest this is especially...More Details

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Obese mums study sounds health alert
June 5th 2006

That's one of the main conclusions from a study into maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome conducted by researchers at the University of Teesside's School of Health & Social Care. The findings of the...More Details

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Exercise reverses unhealthy effects of inactivity
June 2nd 2006

DURHAM, N.C. -- Many of the detrimental effects of physical inactivity can be reversed, and in some cases improved, by a similar period of moderate exercise, Duke University Medical Center researchers...More Details

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Sleeping less may affect metabolic rate
June 2nd 2006

Women who sleep 5 hours or less per night weigh more on average than those who sleep 7 hours, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. The study fou...More Details

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Working too much as bad as smoking for pregnant mums
May 31st 2006

New research says that pregnant women who work more than 32 hours a week in stressful jobs risk the health of their unborn child. Researchers say that such babies have been found to be five ounces ...More Details

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Knowledge of infection may prevent spread of herpes virus
May 30th 2006

A new study suggests that the risk of transmitting the virus that causes most cases of genital herpes could be cut in half by more testing and informing sexual partners of infection. The study is publ...More Details

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Too little sleep makes women fatter
May 25th 2006

For women it seems that how much sleep they get may have an impact on how much they weigh. According to a new study women who sleep 5 hours or less per night weigh more on average than those who sl...More Details

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Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy
May 25th 2006

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can be harmful to the fetus. Recent analysis shows that alcohol consumption among women of child-bearing age (18 to 44 years) remains at levels of concern, part...More Details

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Study links obesity to liver failure
May 24th 2006

LOS ANGELES (May 24, 2006) ñ Researchers have found that obesity can put patients with acute liver failure at increased risk of mortality and other major complications, according to a new study presen...More Details

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Low carbohydrate diet did not increase bone loss, study finds
May 24th 2006

Tampa, FL -- A strict low-carbohydrate diet had no effect on bone loss for adults following an Adkins-type diet for weight loss, a three-month study by rheumatologists at the University of South Flori...More Details

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Study warns of cleaning product risks
May 23rd 2006

BERKELEY – When used indoors under certain conditions, many common household cleaners and air fresheners emit toxic pollutants at levels that may lead to health risks, according to a new study by rese...More Details

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Inconsistent access to food in low-income households may contribute to weight gain
May 23rd 2006

Boston, Mass. -- There's more to be gleaned from national health surveys than just health statistics. Not only can these data illustrate the scope of a public health problem such as obesity, but they ...More Details

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Study finds no link between marijuana use and lung cancer
May 23rd 2006

SAN DIEGO--People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana users--do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a study to be presented at the American Thor...More Details

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Sleeping less linked to weight gain
May 23rd 2006

SAN DIEGO--Women who sleep 5 hours or less per night weigh more on average than those who sleep 7 hours, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference ...More Details

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Obesity linked to all types of breast cancer
May 22nd 2006

According to a new study, women who gain weight in adulthood face a higher lifetime risk of all types of breast cancer even if they do not take hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Published i...More Details

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Invisible scars: Verbal abuse triggers adult anxiety, depression
May 22nd 2006

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- A new study by Florida State University researchers has found that people who were verbally abused as children grow up to be self-critical adults prone to depression and anxiety. ...More Details

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DOCTORS WIDELY PRESCRIBE DRUGS WITHOUT ADEQUATE SCRUTINY
May 22nd 2006

STANFORD, Calif. — In choosing which drugs to prescribe, doctors often select medications for patients despite a lack of conclusive medical evidence of their effects and safety, according to a new stu...More Details

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Some People Would Give Life or Limb Not to be Fat
May 18th 2006

New Haven, Conn. — Nearly half of the people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would give up a year of their life rather than be fat, according to a study by the Rudd Center for F...More Details

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Wake-up call - the cost of caffeine in pregnancy
May 18th 2006

The link between the caffeine intake of expectant mothers and low birth-weight babies is being explored in a groundbreaking study which will, for the first time, link caffeine intake with individual v...More Details

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Asthma and Allergy Sufferers Face Tough Season
May 16th 2006

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Sneezing, itching and watery eyes are all signs that spring allergens are in the air. This time of year is particularly difficult for people who suffer from asthma and allergies; that ...More Details

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Can herbal and mineral supplements help smokers quit – and still keep the weight off?
May 16th 2006

Researchers from Birmingham and Oxford are looking for volunteers for a new study, which will investigate whether St John’s wort, a herb which is popular in health supplements, can help people stop sm...More Details

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For elderly, extra pounds may lower mortality rates
May 15th 2006

UCI study suggests body mass index standards for younger adults may not be appropriate for people in their 80s and 90s If you’re more than 80 years old, carrying a few extra pounds might not be su...More Details

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Indoor air purifiers that produce even small amounts of ozone may be risky for health, UC Irvine study finds
May 9th 2006

Irvine, Calif., May 9, 2006 In a small, poorly ventilated room, an indoor air purifier that produces even a few milligrams of ozone per hour can create an ozone level that exceeds public health stand...More Details

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'Smart' genetic therapy helps the body to heal itself
May 8th 2006

New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves, will be outlined today (Monday 8 May 2006) at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics in A...More Details

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Smoking at home threatens children despite support for public bans
May 8th 2006

STARKVILLE, Miss.--While a growing majority of Americans favor smoking restrictions in public places, many adults still expose their children to significant health risks by puffing tobacco at home, a ...More Details

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Smokers seven times more likely to receive jolt from heart devices
May 8th 2006

If some patients with heart disease don't take their doctor's advice to quit smoking, they are probably going to get "shocking" reminders. A study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine...More Details

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Research Breakthrough in Arthritis: Natural Product Activates Gene to Regenerate Human Cartilage.
May 8th 2006

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University and Albany Medical College have revealed a breakthrough in managing arthritis and joint damage. Published in BioMed Central’s BMC Complementary & Alternat...More Details

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Mothers often have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body weight, study shows
May 1st 2006

Latina mothers of preschool-aged children frequently have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body mass index and believe they are healthy when they are overweight, according to a new study fro...More Details

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MU Study Examines the Effect Sexually Objectifying Material Has on People Over Time
May 1st 2006

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Americans are bombarded by thousands of media images each day, from advertisements to television shows. Many of these images reinforce ideas of physical attractiveness by sexual object...More Details

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Obesity Levels in U.S. States Are Grossly Underestimated
May 1st 2006

Boston, MA – The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. states has been greatly underestimated. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) analyzed data from health surveys, which are used...More Details

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Human brain observed to shut down 'self'
April 28th 2006

Everybody has experienced a sense of "losing oneself" in an activity--whether a movie, sport, sex, or meditation. Now, researchers have caught the brain in the act of losing "self" as it shuts down in...More Details

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Marijuana-like compounds suppress the immune response
April 26th 2006

Bethesda, MD ñ A group of Japanese scientists has discovered that cannabinoids can cause some white blood cells to lose their ability to migrate to the sites of infection and inflammation. These findi...More Details

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Hormone found to decrease appetite and increase activity
April 26th 2006

New research shows how topping up the levels of a hormone found in the gut could help reduce the appetite and increase activity in overweight and obese people. The study now being pre-published onlin...More Details

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Researchers discover link between expectancy, visual cues and the desire to smoke
April 21st 2006

In a study recently published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) and the Department of Psychology at McGill University found that when peo...More Details

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Depression Rate Drops for White Females, Stays Steady for Blacks
April 19th 2006

BOSTON, Mass. - A new study by Northeastern University professor Debra L. Franko found that white girls become less depressed as they age while black girls continue feeling the same. Franko and her as...More Details

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Injuries From Lawn Mowing Increase Nationwide
April 19th 2006

Study Warns of Hazards for Children and Older Adults Mowing the lawn can be a weekly ritual of the spring and summer months for many Americans. However each year, nearly 80,000 Americans require ho...More Details

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Less chance of Alzheimer's when you follow a Mediterranean diet
April 18th 2006

Researchers in the U.S. say that eating a typical Mediterranean diet with lots of fruit, vegetables, legumes, cereals, some fish and alcohol, and little dairy and meat helps prevent Alzheimer's diseas...More Details

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Less antibiotic use in food animals leads to less drug resistance in people, study shows
April 17th 2006

Australia's policy of restricting antibiotic use in food-producing animals may be linked with lower levels of drug-resistant bacteria found in its citizens, according to an article in the May 15 issue...More Details

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How "good" are those fries? It depends where you live!
April 17th 2006

When you tuck into those nuggets and fries the amount of fat you are consuming could very well depend on where you live. According to three Danish researchers the chicken nuggets and french fries s...More Details

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Healing honey: The sweet evidence revealed
April 7th 2006

SAGE Journal provides support for the use of honey as a wound dressing (Thousand Oaks, CA) Substantial evidence demonstrates that honey, one of the oldest healing remedies known to medicine, produc...More Details

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Americans love competition, but is it pushing our scientists too far?
April 7th 2006

ANN ARBOR, MI – Serious scientific misconduct that calls the integrity of science into question is only uncovered and reported perhaps a dozen times a year in the United States. This suggests that the...More Details

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Lack of Sleep Linked to Increased Risk of High Blood Pressure
April 4th 2006

NEW YORK - If you're middle age and sleep five or less hours a night, you may be increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study released by Columbia University's Mailman ...More Details

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New scientific review shows vegetarian diets cause major weight loss
April 3rd 2006

WASHINGTON--A scientific review in April's Nutrition Reviews shows that a vegetarian diet is highly effective for weight loss. Vegetarian populations tend to be slimmer than meat-eaters, and they expe...More Details

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WEEKLY RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE NEARLY AS EFFECTIVE AS STATINS AND EXERCISE IN EXTENDING LIFE, STUDY FINDS
April 3rd 2006

PITTSBURGH, April 3 – In a study comparing the associations between faith and health, a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) physician has shown the improvements in life expectancy of those ...More Details

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Weight training benefits mind and body of breast cancer survivors
March 26th 2006

Weight training significantly improves the quality of life of women recently treated for breast cancer, according to a new study. Published in the May 1, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal ...More Details

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Lowering cholesterol early in life protects against heart disease later
March 22nd 2006

DALLAS — March 22, 2006 — New research from UT Southwestern Medical Center indicates that lowering "bad" blood cholesterol earlier in life, even by a modest amount, confers substantial protection from...More Details

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Expressing anger in the moment is not healthy
March 12th 2006

According to a new book, Getting Control of Your Anger: A Clinically Proven, Three-Step Plan for Getting to the Root of the Problem and Resolving It (McGraw-Hill, 2006) by Dr. Robert Allan, a noted cl...More Details

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OBESE PEOPLE ARE MORE SENSITIVE TO PAIN, SUGGESTS STUDY
February 28th 2006

COLUMBUS , Ohio ñ Obese people may be more sensitive to pain than people who aren't obese, a new study suggests. All of the older adults who completed the study had osteoarthritis of the knee, a di...More Details

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'Adventure Therapy' effective in maintaining weight-loss in older teens
February 28th 2006

Providence, RI ñ Some overweight teens may have new hope for shedding pounds. A new study suggests that weight-loss programs that encourage peer-support, and focus on building confidence through chall...More Details

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Late-night eating does not cause weight gain!
February 13th 2006

Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University believe they have helped dispel the myth that late-night eating causes weight gain. The research is publ...More Details

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Low-fat diet's benefits for women less than expected, Stanford researcher says
February 7th 2006

Older women who simply reduce the amount of total fat in their diet won't generally lower their risk of breast or colorectal cancer or heart disease, according to the latest findings from the federall...More Details

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Are Dancers Genetically Different Than the Rest of Us? Yes, Says Hebrew University Researcher
February 4th 2006

Aboriginal performers at the Alice Springs Aboriginal Art and Culture Center in the Central Australian Outback of the Northern Territory (Photo courtesy Australian Northern Territory Tourist Commissi...More Details

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Feeling old?
December 4th 2005

Supplement diet with leucine prevents muscle loss linked to ageing Muscle in adults is constantly being built and broken down. As young adults we keep the two processes in balance, but when we age ...More Details

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New link between gum and cardiovascular diseases
December 4th 2005

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have found that changes in the plasma lipoprotein profile of patients with severe periodontitis – a condition characterized by chronic infection and inflam...More Details

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Believe it or not you're safer on a plane than in hospital!
November 30th 2005

If you thought you were safer in hospital than on a airplane, you could be wrong. According to Britain's chief medical officer, the risk of being killed in a hospital in a developed country due to ...More Details

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Feeling fat in the festive season? It’s all in your mind
November 29th 2005

Feeling thin or fat is an illusion constructed in the brain, according to a new study published in the journal Public Library of Science Biology. The collaborative study led by UCL (University College...More Details

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Exercise improves cardiopulmonary fitness in asthma
November 28th 2005

Although exercise can trigger asthma attacks in some people, a new review of studies has found that exercise improved cardiopulmonary fitness in people with asthma. "It's safe for patients with asthm...More Details

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Noise can give you a heart attack!
November 28th 2005

A new study suggests that people who work in noisy offices or live near busy roads, railways or airports may run a higher risk of heart attacks. In a study of more than 4,000 men and women it was f...More Details

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EXERCISE VITAL TO BUILD STRONG BONES
October 23rd 2005

'Move it or Lose it' starts three-year lifestyle campaign to fight osteoporosis Exercise can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures, a new report explains. "One of the best w...More Details

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MODERATE EXERCISE YIELDS CARDIOVASCULAR BENEFITS
October 5th 2005

DURHAM, N.C. – The amount of exercise may be more important than intensity to improve cardiovascular health, according to a new analysis of the first randomized clinical trial evaluating the effects o...More Details

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Breast cancer, a man's illness?
October 5th 2005

Astounded and shocked is how men described feeling when learning they had breast cancer, a disease they didn't even know was possible for them to get, says Edie Pituskin, a University of Alberta Facul...More Details

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Eating lots of fruits and vegetables greatly reduces risk of developing pancreatic cancer
September 24th 2005

In one of the largest studies of its kind, UCSF researchers have found that eating lots of fruits and vegetables – particularly vegetables -- is associated with about a 50 percent reduction in the ris...More Details

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First link found between obesity, inflammation and vascular disease
September 18th 2005

Researchers find human fat cells produce C-reactive protein HOUSTON (Sept. 16, 2005) - Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science C...More Details

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DIETARY SUPPLEMENT CHITOSAN NOT YET PROVEN EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
August 23rd 2005

The dietary supplement chitosan shows some promise in treating overweight and obesity but has not been shown conclusively to be an effective weight loss aid, according to a new systematic review of cu...More Details

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Case researchers find exercise, eating right and maintaining weight benefit oral health
August 22nd 2005

CLEVELAND--Heart healthy habits are good for oral health, too, according to a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Periodontology, the official publication of the American Academ...More Details

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Educational and Nutritional Programs Improve the Well-Being Of Breast Cancer Survivors, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds
August 15th 2005

PITTSBURGH—Women who receive an educational or nutritional intervention following the completion of their treatment for breast cancer are less likely to be depressed and have a better quality of life ...More Details

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Table salt fluoridation can reduce the prevalence of dental caries
August 6th 2005

Table salt fluoridation can reduce the prevalence of dental caries up to 84 percent, according to a new book published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), "Promoting Oral Health: The Use o...More Details

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Your tap water: Will that be leaded or unleaded?
August 4th 2005

In critiquing a common safety standard for brass used in plumbing, researchers have found the regimen may be flawed. As a result, they say, some of the lead that crept into tap water in Washington, D....More Details

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Knee pain often linked to pain elsewhere in the body
July 30th 2005

Study examines occurrence of knee pain with pain at other joints and its effect on physical function and mental health Joint pain, especially in the knees, is a common complaint in older patients a...More Details

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Stress Slows Wound Healing
July 30th 2005

Wound healing is slow when an animal is stressed, but extra oxygen almost completely reverses the effect, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In a study of laborator...More Details

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Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tension headache
July 30th 2005

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tension headache, cutting rates for sufferers by almost half, shows a study on bmj.com this week. And a minimal acupuncture course works almost as well as ...More Details

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moderate weight loss takes major pressure off the knee
July 11th 2005

Moderate weight loss substantially reduces pressure on the knees of overweight and obese adults suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, according to new research from Wake Forest University publish...More Details

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British men refuse to recognise they are fat
July 5th 2005

A new survey by Cancer Research UK, released to launch their Man Alive Campaign, is suggesting that 25% of British men are "in denial" about their waist measurement, and most men, when questioned were...More Details

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DIETING LINKED TO INCREASED WEALTH, STUDY FINDS
July 5th 2005

COLUMBUS , Ohio ñ Overweight Americans who lose a lot of weight also tend to build more wealth as they drop the pounds, according to new research. The study found that the link between weight loss ...More Details

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Women feel pain more than men, research shows
July 5th 2005

Women feel pain more than men despite the popular notion that the opposite is true, according to research. Scientists investigating gender differences in pain have found that not only do women repo...More Details

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The impact of weight loss on osteoarthritis of the knee
June 29th 2005

Losing a pound results in a 4-pound reduction in knee-joint load for each step, suggests study of overweight and obese patients The leading cause of disability in the United States, osteoarthritis ...More Details

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Study Shows How Sleep Improves Memory
June 29th 2005

BOSTON – A good night’s sleep triggers changes in the brain that help to improve memory, according to a new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). These findings,...More Details

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Caffeine in sport - is it all just a storm in a coffee cup?
June 23rd 2005

Sports scientists at the University of Birmingham have proven that caffeine doesn't just boost alertness; it can also boost physical performance - reopening the controversial debate about the use of c...More Details

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Brain’s own marijuana-like chemicals play key role with stress-induced pain relief
June 22nd 2005

A marijuana-like chemical in the brain is responsible for suppressing pain caused by severe injury during stressful moments, according to UC Irvine researchers, and this discovery may lead to a new cl...More Details

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New book asks if obesity ‘crisis’ is justified
June 21st 2005

Although increasing obesity levels are currently extremely topical, very few people have stopped to think carefully about what this trend means. The scientific community has announced that the ‘obe...More Details

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Walk Slowly For Weight Loss, According To CU-Boulder Study
June 15th 2005

Leisurely walking for distance combined with low-impact cardiovascular activity appears to be the best formula for obese people seeking to get into shape and stay healthy, according to a University of...More Details

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Pediatricians lack confidence in managing obesity,
June 13th 2005

CHAPEL HILL – If North Carolina reflects what is happening nationally, most pediatricians across the country lack confidence in their ability to treat obesity, which is increasingly recognized as robb...More Details

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SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL AGING MAY BE FOUND IN SENIOR OLYMPICS ATHLETES, SAY UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH RESEARCHERS
June 8th 2005

PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2005 – The secrets of successful aging may be found among the nearly 10,400 senior athletes, all age 50 and up, traveling from all over the United States to Pittsburgh to compete i...More Details

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OHSU researchers uncover cause, possible treatment for abdominal fat in postmenopausal women
June 7th 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oregon Health & Science University researchers will unveil research results that help explain why middle-aged women develop central body fat. The announcement will take place durin...More Details

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Laughing helps you lose weight
June 5th 2005

A good laugh makes a first class diet! Incredible but true; this is American scientists' conclusion, after a study realized on 45 adults. Researchers found that a strong laughter for 10-15 minutes ...More Details

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EALISTIC GOAL SETTING HELPS PEOPLE STICK WITH EXERCISE
June 2nd 2005

NASHVILLE –- Small, achievable goals may be more effective in helping sedentary adults maintain fitness programs than more challenging goals. Results of a study of sedentary adults who set varying lev...More Details

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Love Really Is “All In Your Head,” Though Intense Romantic Love Looks More Like The Brass Ring Than A Bouquet Of Roses
May 31st 2005

BETHESDA, Md. (May 31, 2005) – You just can’t tell where you might find love these days. A team led by a neuroscientist, an anthropologist and a social psychologist found love-related neurophysiologic...More Details

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New treatment for wrinkles - The Fraxel™
May 29th 2005

EDINA, Minn. 05/23/2005--Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Center for Cosmetic Care in Edina now has a new option for people seeking treatment to slow down the aging process of our skin—the Fraxel™. “...More Details

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Midday sun holds the key to good health
May 26th 2005

Scientists at The University of Manchester have today unveiled new research which claims that going out in the midday sun, without sunscreen, is good for you. The research, led by ultra-violet radi...More Details

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Surgery no better than rehabilitation for low back pain
May 22nd 2005

Surgery for chronic low back pain is no better than intensive rehabilitation and is unlikely to be a cost-effective use of scarce healthcare resources, show two studies published online by the BMJ tod...More Details

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Scientists on Trail of Dioxin Pinpoint How Green Tea Protects Against Cancer
May 20th 2005

Green tea appears to protect against cancer by affecting a “promiscuous” protein that pharmaceutical experts are already targeting in an effort to develop a new drug to stop the disease, scientists at...More Details

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Tendency to hair loss inherited from the mother
May 20th 2005

It begins with receding hairlines, the forehead becomes higher, the hair at the back of the man's head gets thinner and thinner. Every second man suffers from greater or lesser hair loss. There are ha...More Details

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Exercise reduces risk of recurrence and death in early stage colon cancer patients
May 17th 2005

ORLANDO, Fla.–Patients treated for early stage colon cancer fared significantly better if they exercised regularly at the level of an hour's walk six times a week, according to a study presented at th...More Details

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Moderate recreational and work-related physical activity may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer
May 16th 2005

While the benefits of physical activity in reducing colon and breast cancer are well established, results of studies on exercise and ovarian cancer have been inconclusive. Because ovarian cancer has s...More Details

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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: DIET, NUTRITION AND EMERGING RISK FACTORS
May 16th 2005

Despite improvements in death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) around the world, CVD remains a leading cause of death and ill health in the UK, where death rates are amongst the highest in the ...More Details

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Moderate alcohol use linked to increase in breast cancer risk
May 15th 2005

ORLANDO, Fla.––Postmenopausal women who consume even moderate amounts of alcohol may face an increased risk of breast cancer, particularly if their cancer is fueled by the hormones estrogen or progest...More Details

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National Survey Reveals Critical Barriers to Improving Women's Health
May 9th 2005

For American women, being healthy is far more than getting a good checkup or being disease-free. According to "Women Talk," the first annual national women's health survey from the National Women's He...More Details

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Killer dinosaurs turned vegetarian
May 6th 2005

Scientists have discovered a mass graveyard of bird-like feathered dinosaurs in Utah. The previously unknown species provides clues about how vicious meat-eaters related to Velociraptor ultimately evo...More Details

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Diabetes and pizza: Slow and steady insulin delivery wins the race
May 3rd 2005

HERSHEY, PA- With its doughy, carbohydrate-dense crust and high fat content, pizza can wreak havoc in people with diabetes. A Penn State Diabetes Center study suggests a slow and steady insulin-dosing...More Details

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Spirituality, Religious Practice May Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
May 1st 2005

Miami Beach – Spirituality and the practice of religion may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Ann...More Details

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Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
May 1st 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30 – Some structural and functional measures of cardiovascular disease risk may improve by the eighth week of a diet and exercise regimen, according to a study presented today ...More Details

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Study Links Cigarette Smoking with Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
May 1st 2005

Boston, MA – Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) recently discovered that cigarette smoking may contribute to the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), suggesting that quitti...More Details

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NO WISDOM IN ROUTINELY PULLING WISDOM TEETH, STUDY SAYS
May 1st 2005

No reliable studies exist to support removal of trouble-free impacted wisdom teeth, according to a systematic review of evidence. Despite this surprising lack of data, extraction of third molars has...More Details

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College Education Protects Middle-Age Caucasian Women Against Obesity More Than African American Women
April 29th 2005

CHICAGO - There are significant racial differences in the association between education level and weight change for middle-aged women, according to an article in the March 14 issue of Archives of Inte...More Details

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Statewide ad campaign discourages young people from having sex
April 27th 2005

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Health has launched an advertising campaign urging young people in Washington to wait to have sex. The campaign targets kids ages 15 and younger, as well a...More Details

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Beauty is number one
April 24th 2005

Beauty surgery, or aesthetic surgery, is a rapidly growing business. The first clinic in Sweden opened in the 1980s. Today there are more than 30 clinics that offer aesthetic surgery. “They run a...More Details

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Exercise, Stress Management Show Physiological Benefits for Heart Patients
April 24th 2005

DURHAM, N.C. -- Behavior modification techniques such as exercise and stress management can not only reduce the levels of depression and distress in heart patients, but can also improve physiological ...More Details

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Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer, U-M study finds
April 19th 2005

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A compound derived from cottonseed oil could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensiv...More Details

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Working mothers do not have an adverse effect on children's diets
April 19th 2005

A new study from the University of Glasgow that analyses information from over 2000 11 year old children and their parents (in 1994-5) reveals no evidence that number of parents in the household or fa...More Details

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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY AIMS TO REDUCE SPORTING INJURY
April 12th 2005

As more of the population begin to recognise the benefits of sporting activity, there is a need for improved sports pitches which not only deliver increased access to sport, but also reduce the risk o...More Details

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STRESS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE BENEFICIAL TO HEALTH
April 7th 2005

New research has surprisingly shown that stress, generally thought to be bad for the immune system by lowering the body's ability to fight off disease, on a short-term basis might actually be benefici...More Details

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SOFT MUSIC AT BEDTIME WILL HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER AND LONGER
April 7th 2005

Sleep, a vital ingredient in life, can sometimes become difficult as humans get older. But a recent study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and...More Details

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OBESITY IMPAIRS IMMUNE RESPONSE OF MICE, BOOSTS CHANCES OF DYING INFLUENZA INFECTION
April 5th 2005

CHAPEL HILL – Obesity apparently reduces laboratory mice’s ability to turn on elements of their immune systems needed for controlling influenza infection, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel ...More Details

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CUNSUMERS NOT GETTING ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT SMOKELESS TOBACCO
April 5th 2005

Information on the internet about the health risks associated with the consumption of smokeless tobacco usually overstates the risk. This is the conclusion of research published today in the Open Acce...More Details

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BABIES WHO ARE WEANED ONTO FOODS SUCH AS RUSKS GO ON TO HAVE A PREFERENCE FOR BEIGE FOODS SUCH AS CRISPS AND CHIPS.
March 23rd 2005

Psychologists at the University of Birmingham have discovered that babies who are weaned onto foods such as rusks go on to have a preference for beige foods such as crisps and chips. The findings...More Details

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OSTON UNIVERSITY TEAM FINDS LINK BETWEEN HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND BETTER COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE
March 22nd 2005

(Boston) — What’s bad for your ticker may be good for your bean, according to research from a team of scientists at Boston University. The team looked at 18 years of data from the long-running Fra...More Details

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POPULAR SPORTS BEVERAGES CAUSE MORE IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE TO TEETH THAN SODA
March 21st 2005

CHICAGO (February 15, 2005) - While sports and energy drinks help athletes re-hydrate after a long workout, if consumed on a regular basis they can damage teeth. These beverages may cause irreversible...More Details

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SEARCHING FOR THE "MISSING LINK" BETWEEN OBESITY AND DIABETES
March 16th 2005

ANN ARBOR, MI - Twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes are bearing down on the world's population, threatening the lives of hundreds of millions of people. But scientists are still trying ...More Details

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DRINKING: NOT JUST A PROBLEM FOR ALCOHOLICS
March 16th 2005

Washington, D.C., March 16, 2005 (PAHO)—Alcohol ranks as the number one health risk in all but two countries – Canada and the United States – in the Americas, according to a publication of the Pan Ame...More Details

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LACK OF SLEEP ACTIVATES BODY'S DEFENCE MECHANISMS
March 16th 2005

A lack of sleep is considered a threat situation, which activates the body's defence mechanisms. This is the same type of response that protects the body against viruses and bacteria as well as in str...More Details

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TATTO U: NAU STUDENTS POKING AROUND POTENTIAL INK HAZARDS
March 14th 2005

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Two Northern Arizona University undergraduates are studying the ingredients of tattoos to learn whether there’s more to them than meets the eye. Chemistry majors Haley Finley-Jones...More Details

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STUDY REVEALS TOBACCO'S 6.3 MILLION DEATH TOLL
March 13th 2005

Tobacco has killed 6.3 million people - close to the current population of London - across the UK during the last half century. The new figures - released by Cancer Research UK just days before...More Details

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UN VOTES TO BAN HUMAN CLONING
March 9th 2005

By a vote of 84 in favor, 34 against and 37 abstaining, with 36 absent, the UN today approved a declaration calling on all UN Member States to ban all forms of human cloning, including cloning for med...More Details

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STUDY FINDS INDOOR ALLERGEN LEVELS VARY IN U.S CITIES, COCKROACH ALLERGENS CAUSE MORE ASTHMA SYMPTOMS
March 8th 2005

DALLAS - March 8, 2005 - Cockroach allergens exacerbate the symptoms of asthmatic children living in inner cities - more so than dust mite or pet allergens - and amounts of cockroach allergens varies ...More Details

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CLOSING IN ON A VACCINE FOR BREAST CANCER
March 8th 2005

Progress toward development of a breast cancer vaccine has been reported by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Cancer-fighting vac...More Details

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A 2,000-YEAR-OLD BEAUTY SECRET IS OUT
March 8th 2005

A beaut product with difference wil be put to th test in a uniqu experiment a Bristo University late this month.  2,000-year-old Roman cosmetic, discovered in a archaeological site in London...More Details

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FINGER LENGTH PREDICTS PHYSICALLY AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITIES
March 5th 2005

March 2, 2005 – Dr. Peter Hurd initially thought the idea was "a pile of hooey," but he changed his mind when he saw the data. Hurd and graduate student Allison Bailey have shown that a man's inde...More Details

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MEDITATION MAY REDUCE HEART DISEASE RISK
March 3rd 2005

Black adolescents with high normal blood pressure who practice transcendental meditation improve the ability of their blood vessels to relax and may reduce their risk of becoming adults with cardiovas...More Details

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BYU ENGINEERS BUILD 'Y-FLEX' FITNESS MACHINE
March 2nd 2005

Built by Brigham Young University engineers, the prototype home fitness machine sports two rows of adjustable, bendable fiberglass poles with guides that simulate the feel of free-weights. The pole-gu...More Details

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SURGICAL TREATMENT OF HIP OR KNEE ARTHRITIS DOES NOT REDUCE OBESITY
February 28th 2005

A number of arthritis sufferers attribute their weight gain to inactivity due to a painful hip or knee. These patients may be disheartened when their post-operative weight either remains the same or i...More Details

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NEW WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FOR OBESE TEENS
February 23rd 2005

Surgeons at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago now offer laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, or LAP-BAND®, for weight loss in severely obese teens. The minimally invasive pr...More Details

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SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR DIETS: DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ
February 22nd 2005

In a society increasingly fixated with body image, we are bombarded with so-called scientific evidence promoting the use of a myriad of diets. An article published today in the Open Access journal BMC...More Details

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GORILLA DIET TIPS -- HAVE WE 'EVOLVED TO EAT MUCH'?
February 19th 2005

WASHINGTON, DC--Early humans living alongside great apes million years ago may have gained a competitive evolutionary advantage by embracing a primitive version of the Atkins Diet, according to new re...More Details

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DIABETES' LINK TO OBESITY BROKEN IN MICE
February 15th 2005

St. Louis, Feb. 15, 2005 -- Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis used genetically modified mice to uncover a potentially important link between diabetes and obesity. ...More Details

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FALLING IN LOVE IN THREE MINUTES OR LESS
February 14th 2005

PHILADELPHIA --  It seems that the heart wants what the heart wants -- and it can figure it out fairly quickly, according to evolutionary psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania.  The research...More Details

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McDONALD'S SETTLES LANDMARK TRANS FAT LAWSUITS
February 13th 2005

The excellent legal settlement reached between McDonald’s and BanTransFats.com and in the class action on the same matter is a perfect example of how litigation can motivate food companies to change t...More Details

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CAMPUS CAN BE EFFECTIVE SITE FOR ANTI-SMOKING EFFORTS
February 13th 2005

College campuses provide a captive audience for cigarette-makers, but a new review of tobacco intervention studies suggests that universities are also effective sites for anti-smoking efforts. ...More Details

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SPEED CAMERAS ARE GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH
February 13th 2005

Speed cameras reduce roa traffic collisions and relate deaths and injuries.  Thi conclusion comes from th world’s first systematic review o speed camera effectiveness conducted by researchers at...More Details

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THRILL OF THE CHASE KEY TO PROBLEM GAMBLING
February 13th 2005

Problem gamblers are partly motivated by their need for tension release, says Dr Dave Clarke from the School of Psychology at Albany. Dr Clarke is part of a research team studying gambling in New...More Details

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FEDERAL HEALTH INFORMATION CZAR PUSHES FOR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS FOR ALL
February 13th 2005

If David J. Brailer, MD, PhD, succeeds, virtually every American will have an electronic health record within the next 10 years. Brailer, the government’s first-ever health information czar, detailed ...More Details

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GENDER BIAS IN CHILD GROWTH EVALUTIONS MAY MISS DISEASE IN GIRLS
February 11th 2005

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Twice as many boys as girls are referred to medical specialists for evaluation of short stature or poor growth, according to a new study. The imbalance may refl...More Details

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SPRAY-ON SEX BOOST FOR WOMEN
February 11th 2005

Improved sexual satisfaction for women could be just a spray on the skin away, according to the results of clinical trials led by a Monash University research team. The unique testosterone spray,...More Details

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DANGEROUS LIAISONS: PRESCRIPTON DRUGS, CERTIN FOODS DON'T MIX
February 10th 2005

Taking prescription drugs? Some over-the-counter remedies, herbal therapies--even vegetables and fruit juices may clash with your doctor's prescription if you're not careful. "Patients are often ...More Details

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COLD WEATHER AND NUTRITION
February 10th 2005

Those of us who live in the Upper Midwest know that soldiers, athletes and arctic explorers are not the only ones who must survive and function in extremely cold temperatures. Extreme temperatures, ho...More Details

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ALCOHOL DRINKERS THREE TIMES AS LIKELY TO DIE FROM INJURY
February 10th 2005

People who regularly drink alcohol are three times as likely to die from injury as are non-drinkers and former drinkers of alcohol, according to new research from the Center for Injury Research and Po...More Details

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HERB USED TO TREAT DIABETES WORKS LIKE MODERN-DAY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, STUDY SUGGESTS
February 8th 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An herb used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower blood sugar and insulin levels in a manner similar to prescription drugs, a new study reports. Resear...More Details

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CONSUMERS CHOOSE LESS SALT
February 6th 2005

Research from the Food Standards Agency shows a rise in people making an effort to cut down on how much salt they eat and are changing what they buy to help them.   Following the launch of t...More Details

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THINK FAST: REACTION TIME IQ MAY PREDICT LONG LIFE
February 5th 2005

The ancient Greeks imagined three Fates - one spun the thread of life, the second measured its length, and the third snipped it off. Science has tried to provide more plausible (if less poetic) reason...More Details

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CARCINOGEN IN PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS
February 2nd 2005

Furan, a potentially dangerous chemical, has been found by Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in processed foods, especially canned or bottled foods. A new study by McGill r...More Details

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STATE POLICIES DECREASE YOUTH SMOKING, DRINKING AND SEX
February 1st 2005

State policies, such as taxing the sale of cigarettes and alcohol, decrease teenage smoking and drinking, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researche...More Details

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HEALTHY GUMS, HEALTHY BABIES?
February 1st 2005

Eat well, don't smoke, take your vitamins... Pregnant women get plenty of advice on how to give their babies the best start on life. A study led by Bryan Michalowicz, director of the Oral Health Clini...More Details

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CALCIUM MAY PROTECT WOMEN FROM CANCER
January 27th 2005

A University of Minnesota Cancer Center study found that women consuming more than 800 milligrams of calcium each day reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 26 to 46 percent. A 26 perce...More Details

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THE ROLE BODY FAT PLAYS IN DETERMINING ONE'S RISK OF CHRONIC DISEASES
January 27th 2005

As the prevalence of obesity in America approaches epidemic proportions, researchers are scrambling to learn more about how the body stores fat, how fat tissues affect body systems and the role body f...More Details

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INTELLIGENCE IN MEN AND WOMAN IS A GRAY AND WHITE MATTER
January 27th 2005

While there are essentially no disparities in general intelligence between the sexes, a UC Irvine study has found significant differences in brain areas where males and females manifest their intellig...More Details

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NEW RESEARCH REINFORCES IMPORTANCE OF AEROBIC HEALTH
January 26th 2005

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Jan. 26, 2005 – Research published in the current issue of Science magazine reinforces the belief that aerobic capacity is an important determinant in the continuum between health...More Details

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US RATES OF EARLY DEATH AND DISABILITY FROM SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR TRIPLE THOSE OF OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS
January 26th 2005

Women are most severely affected, finds the study. The researchers, from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, assessed the extent of the public health burden in the US at...More Details

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TYPE OF WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY MORE EFFECTIVE AT REDUCING INSULIN RESISTANCE
January 24th 2005

Excessive weight can bring with it many medical problems, including insulin resistance and often type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery for severely obese patients leads to weight loss and improves insuli...More Details

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MALE CIRCUMCISION REDUCES RISK OF HIV TRANMISSION FROM WOMAN TO MEN
January 19th 2005

The first study to examine the probability of HIV infection per act of heterosexual sex among a population with multiple sexual partners has found that uncircumcised men have more than twice the risk ...More Details

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EPA ANNOUNCES NEW AIRCRAFT DRINKING WATER QUALITY DATA
January 19th 2005

(Washington, D.C. – January 19, 2005) A second round of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing shows that 17.2 percent of 169 randomly selected passenger aircraft carried water contaminated wit...More Details

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EXPERT RELEASES TOP ISSUES WATCH IN 2005
January 19th 2005

After a challenging year of revelations about rising health care costs, drug recalls and the multi-million dollar cost of inactivity, advocates of older adults predict these issues will motivate a...More Details

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DECREASED SENSITIVITY IN THE BRAIN TO ESTOGEN MAY HELP EXPLAIN MENOPAUSAL CHANGES
January 18th 2005

A new study suggests that age-related changes in how the brain responds to the female sex hormone estrogen may be involved in a woman’s transition through menopause. The study provides new clues about...More Details

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OHSU NURSE-RESEARCHERS STUDY EXERCISE FOR RURAL MEN AND WOMEN
January 17th 2005

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lack of exercise is killing people. People who prefer the couch to the track are more at risk for obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease to name just a few results of a sedentar...More Details

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ANTI-SEIZURE DRUGS SLOW AGING IN WORMS: NERVOUS SYSTEM MAY REGULATE AGING
January 17th 2005

Jan. 13, 2005 — A class of anti-seizure medications slows the rate of aging in roundworms, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. When exposed to drugs use...More Details

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PENN RESEARCHERS EVALUATE MAJOR COMMERCIAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS
January 16th 2005

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Obesity continues to plague an ever-growing number of Americans, dramatically increasing not only their girth, but also their chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease...More Details

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MARIJUANA ASSOCIATED WITH SAME RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS AS TOBACCO
January 13th 2005

New Haven, Conn.--Smoking marijuana is associated with increased risk of many of the same symptoms as smoking cigarettes--chronic bronchitis, coughing on most days, phlegm production, shortness of bre...More Details

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COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES AND CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE THERAPIES SHOULD BE HELD TO SAME STANDARDS
January 13th 2005

WASHINGTON -- Stating that health care should strive to be both comprehensive and evidence-based, a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies calls for conventional medical t...More Details

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REDUCED CALORIE AND CARBOHYDRATE DIET SHOWN TO SLOW PREGRESSION OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN MOUSE MODEL
January 12th 2005

Researchers found that a low carbohydrate diet that reduced total caloric intake by 30% prevented the development of a fundamental feature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in mice genetically engineered to...More Details

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NEW STUDY REVEALS TREATMENT FOR "SILENT KILLER" USING DIET, NOT DRUGS
January 11th 2005

WASHINGTON—A new scientific review shows that high blood pressure can be reduced with diet changes, especially a vegetarian diet. The new report analyzes the results of published studies and concludes...More Details

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SIENTISTS DISCOVER UNIQUE MICROBE IN CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST LAKE
January 11th 2005

EUGENE, Ore.--Scientists at the University of Oregon have discovered a form of blue-green algae that lives independently in California's Salton Sea, using near-infrared light for photosynthesis, accor...More Details

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CO-POLYMER THAT ACTS LIKE A SUPER SUNSCREEN TO PROLONG LIFE OF ANTIOXIDANTS
January 10th 2005

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10, 2005 – University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a way that could prolong the effectiveness of antioxidants that are commonly used in products to protect against the har...More Details

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TWO SIMPLE MESSAGES FOR HEART HEALTH
January 7th 2005

Diseases of the heart and circulation are the leading cause of death in this country, with an annual economic impact approaching $200 billion. The types of disease include arteriosclerosis (hardening ...More Details

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Scientists find that the human nose is more complicated than a jumbo jet
January 6th 2005

Winter colds can give you a blocked up nose that stops you smelling chimney smoke, roasting chestnuts, warming winter puddings and the other seasonal scents. Now researchers funded by the Biotechnolog...More Details

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STUDY FINDS HERPES VIRUS IS 98% OF HEALTHY PARTICIPANTS
January 5th 2005

A study led by Dr. Herbert Kaufman, Boyd Professor of Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, published in the January issue of Investigative Ophthalmology &...More Details

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HEALTHY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
January 4th 2005

The key to successful new year's resolutions, according to a Duke University Medical Center health psychologist, is setting goals that are realistic and attainable. Many Americans plan to start the...More Details

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NEW PAINKILLER WAS BORN IN UTAH
December 30th 2004

Dec. 29, 2004 -- The natural form of Prialt – a new drug for severe pain approved this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – was discovered at the University of Utah in 1979 by an incoming f...More Details

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CALCIUM INTAKE CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN FORMATION OF KIDNEY STONES
December 28th 2004

DALLAS - Dec. 28, 2004 - Individuals with either calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate kidney stones should not take extra calcium on their own as suggested by previous research, but should check with ...More Details

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IMMIGRANTS JUST AS OBESE AS U.S ADULTS
December 28th 2004

Immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least 15 years are nearly as obese as U.S.-born adults, according to an article in the Dec. 15 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Associ...More Details

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CARDIOVASCULAR DSEASE AND YOU..
December 22nd 2004

WATERLOO, Ont. -- How does lifestyle affect cells? Prof. James Rush, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Vascular Biology at the University of Waterloo, is investigating the connection. "Blood ...More Details

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ACUPUNCTURE RELIEVES PAIN AND IMPROVES FUNCTION IN KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS
December 21st 2004

Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. This landmark study was funded by the National...More Details

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HOW DO PROBLEM GAMBLERS REALLY COPE?
December 21st 2004

New research, underway at the University of Western Sydney, could lead to new early intervention strategies to help problem gamblers. Participants from across Australia are being sought for the gro...More Details

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WHAT SHOULD CELEBREX AND BEXTRA PATIENTS DO?
December 20th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI - Today's announcement that Celebrex, a popular pain drug in the same family as Vioxx, has been found to pose an increased risk of heart problems is bound to leave many pain patients...More Details

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Simple Precautions at Home Can Prevent Deadly Falls
December 18th 2004

Rosemont, Ill. - The home may be a safe haven, but not necessarily when it comes to slips and falls.  According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fall-related injuries can be reduced...More Details

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New way to reduce cholesterol levels
December 18th 2004

McGill researchers have identified a new therapy that successfully improves cholesterol levels. This regimen involves consuming plant-based oils and exercising, and may benefit those at risk of hea...More Details

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FDA Statement on the Halting of a Clinical Trial of the Cox-2 Inhibitor Celebrex
December 18th 2004

The FDA today released the following statement on the halting of a clinical trial of the Cox-2 inhibitor Celebrex (celecoxib): The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) learned last night from the N...More Details

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Hand-washing is defensive medicine
December 16th 2004

Catching a cold December brings winter weather, arctic winds, holiday melodies in the air, and the sound of coughing and sneezing all around us. Although many individuals think colds are contracted...More Details

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Holidays heighten need for better measurement, treatment of depression
December 16th 2004

DALLAS - Dec. 16, 2004 - Images of Christmas trees, Hanukkah lights and families sharing holiday meals may bring cheer to many, but for the 19 million Americans suffering from depressive disorders, th...More Details

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Anger, Negative Emotions May Trigger Stroke
December 15th 2004

St. Paul, Minn. – Anger and other negative emotions may be triggers for ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the December 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Ac...More Details

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Prevalence of obesity among immigrants increases with longer residency in US
December 14th 2004

The longer an immigrant lives in the U.S. the more likely they are to be obese, according to a study in the December 15 issue of JAMA. Since the 1980s, the U.S. population has become more obese, ac...More Details

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Study provides clues to alcohol's cancer connection
December 13th 2004

For the first time scientists have demonstrated a model that may explain how alcohol stimulates tumor growth. Their study, published in the January 15, 2005 issue of CANCER (http://www.interscience.wi...More Details

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Smoking Is Bad For Your Brain
December 9th 2004

Studies have revealed that smoking not only harms your health, it is detrimental for the brain too. Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen assessed the mental abilities...More Details

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Does stress speed up the onset of skin cancer?
December 9th 2004

The answer, in mice anyway, appears to be "yes." Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say that chronic stress may speed up the process in those at high-risk for the disease. Their new ...More Details

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Sleep Duration Affects Appetite and Body Size
December 8th 2004

MADISON--Lacking sleep and feeling hungry? University of Wisconsin Medical School researchers and their colleagues have found a very plausible explanation. Their analysis of 1,024 volunteers parti...More Details

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HEALTH CARE CHARGES HIGHER FOR OLDER ADULTS WHO WERE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE WHEN YOUNGER
December 8th 2004

CHICAGO—Men and women who were overweight or obese in young adulthood and middle age have significantly higher Medicare costs in older age, compared to their nonoverweight peers, according to a study ...More Details

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Big Tummy Could Mean Big Trouble
December 6th 2004

With new research showing that abdominal fat is a major risk factor for heart disease, diabetes and other serious health problems, Duke University Medical Center researchers said that waist circumfere...More Details

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LIFE EXPECTANCY AT 65 IS NOW 81.6 YEARS FOR MEN AND 84.5 FOR WOMEN, NEW REPORT ON HEALTH STATISTICS SHOWS
December 5th 2004

Dec 2, 2004 - - The nation’s medicine cabinets are more crowded than ever, with almost half of all people taking at least one prescription medicine and one in six taking three or more medications, acc...More Details

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Does quitting smoking really make you gain 10 pounds?
December 3rd 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, conventional wisdom says you'll probably put on five or 10 pounds. If you're also pondering a New Year's resolution to lose weigh...More Details

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The impact of body weight on the progression of knee osteoarthritis
December 2nd 2004

Benefits of weight loss may depend on alignment of affected leg, study suggests A painful and sometimes crippling disease characterized by progressive cartilage loss, osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee ...More Details

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Obesity gets you where you live, UH study finds
December 2nd 2004

Lack of fresh produce in lower-income neighborhoods contributes to weight and health problems HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2004--Obesity is likely to affect individuals in low-income areas where fresh fruits an...More Details

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Temporary weight gain over the winter holidays... might be a good thing
December 1st 2004

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- We are admonished not to gain weight during winter's two big eating holidays -- but might a little temporary fat actually strengthen our immune systems? Indiana University Bloo...More Details

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RISK OF MUSCLE-DAMAGING DISORDER RHABDOMYOLYSIS LOW FOR MOST COMMONLY PRESCRIBED STATIN DRUGS
November 30th 2004

CHICAGO—Patients taking the lipid-lowering medications atorvastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin to reduce cholesterol levels have a relatively low risk of developing rhabdomyolysis, (a disorder that...More Details

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Women Taking Breast Enhancement Pills Swallow Empty Promises; Dangerous Side Effects, ASPS Study Says
November 29th 2004

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Flip through any women’s magazine and you are sure to find advertisements hawking pills to enlarge women’s breasts. But do these pills actually work? Probably not, says the A...More Details

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Promising results in the battle against incurable ALS muscle disease
November 29th 2004

ALS is an incurable, paralyzing neurodegenerative disorder that strikes 5 persons in every 100,000. The disease commonly affects healthy people in the most active period of their lives - without warni...More Details

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Chronic Back Pain Shrinks 'Thinking Parts' of Brain
November 26th 2004

CHICAGO --- Chronic back pain, a condition afflicting many Americans, shrinks the brain by as much as 11 percent — equivalent to the amount of gray matter lost in 10 to 20 years of normal aging, a Nor...More Details

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PARENTS FAILING TO RECOGNISE OBESITY IN THEIR CHILDREN
November 25th 2004

Parents' awareness of their families being overweight: cross-sectional study within a cohort BMJ Online First Many parents are failing to recognise obesity and overweight problems in their children, ...More Details

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DEPRESSION TREATMENT BOOSTS EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY
November 24th 2004

High-quality care for depression can improve productivity at work and lower rates of workplace absenteeism, according to a new report. A two-year program for depressed employees treated at 12 pr...More Details

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Don’t let your holidays be ruined by the “gift” of a cold or flu virus,
November 24th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI - Jeff Desmond, M.D., already knows what he’s getting for Christmas: hundreds of people with colds and flu coming to see him and his staff at the University of Michigan hospital emer...More Details

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Tyson Drops Ad Claims that Chicken is “Heart-Healthy,” “Natural,” and “Wholesome”
November 24th 2004

PCRM Lawsuit Successfully Challenges Tyson Advertising Campaigns WASHINGTON—Tyson Foods has pulled a series of misleading ads claiming its chickens are “heart-healthy,” “natural,” and “naturally ...More Details

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ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTATION MAY REDUCE INCIDENCE OF CANCER IN MEN
November 23rd 2004

CHICAGO—Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women, according to an article in the November 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of th...More Details

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Long-Term Obesity Linked to Loss of Brain Tissue in Women
November 23rd 2004

St. Paul, Minn. – Women who are obese throughout life are more likely to lose brain tissue, according to a study published in the November 23 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American...More Details

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Healthy habits key in absence of influenza vaccine
November 23rd 2004

Hand washing, good hygiene may help avoid the flu Regularly washing hands can cut the risk of coming down with the flu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control website advises that the best wa...More Details

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High Protein, Low-Carb Diet During Pregnancy Improved Triglycerides, Fat Metabolism In Offspring
November 22nd 2004

Diet found especially beneficial for female offspring Bethesda, Md. – November 22, 2004 – It has been estimated that up to 32 million Americans have adopted the low-carb style of eating, in part ...More Details

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OBESITY TIED TO INCREASED RISK FOR DOZENS OF CONDITIONS
November 22nd 2004

Highly obese women are 12 times more likely to have diabetes or knee replacement surgery, and five times more likely to have high blood pressure than women who are at a normal weight, says a new stu...More Details

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Pills Might not be the Only Answer for Headaches
November 19th 2004

USC study suggests a massage-like movement therapy might help chronic head pain A gentle movement therapy known as Trager may provide better relief for chronic head pain than popping a pill, say ...More Details

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CAUTION NEEDED IN WINTER MONTHS TO PROTECT SKIN FROM OVERDRYING AND SUN EXPOSURE, SAYS UPMC DERMATOLOGIST
November 18th 2004

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18 – The advance of winter weather, with its colder, drier air and bitter wind, means that people must take precautions to care for their skin, according to Suzan Obagi, M.D., assista...More Details

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Are Your Household Products a Hazard?
November 17th 2004

Chances are, one of the most abused substances in the United States is readily available in your own home. In fact, your home probably contains dozens of products that a person can "huff" (breathe i...More Details

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To weigh less, eat more
November 17th 2004

University Park, Pa. -- Two new Penn State studies show that people who pursue a healthy, low-fat, low-energy-density diet that includes more water-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, consume m...More Details

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Birth control pill may reduce knee injury
November 17th 2004

Contraceptive pills have received bad press in the past — here's some good news. Not only is pregnancy avoided by taking oral contraception, so is knee injury, according to researchers at McGill Unive...More Details

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Sexual Quality of Life Lower for the Obese
November 15th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. – Obesity significantly impairs sexual quality of life for men and women, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found. Obese people report sexual problems such as lack of des...More Details

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800 Calories A Day Less and Women Never Missed Them
November 15th 2004

University Park, Pa. -- When Penn State researchers made small changes in young women's meals -- reducing calorie density by 30 percent and serving size by just 25 percent -- the women ate 800 calor...More Details

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Treating Period Pain With Chinese Medicine
November 14th 2004

It's news that could have women everywhere throwing away their hot water bottles, painkillers and Tim Tams. A University of Western Sydney study is set to discover if ancient Chinese medicine can prov...More Details

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Study shows hands-free cell phones dangerously distracted drivers' attention
November 13th 2004

Psychology professor Art Kramer conducted tests with hands-free phone users in a virtual reality suite at Illinois. He found that both young adults and older adults tended to show deficits in driver...More Details

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Vitamin E May Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds
November 11th 2004

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that use of high-dose vitamin E supplements, in excess of 400 IU (international units), is associated with a higher overall risk of dying. These results should be o...More Details

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Engineering prof's 'smart' knee brace makes Popular Science 'Best of What's New' list
November 11th 2004

(11-10-04) BOSTON, Mass. – Each year Popular Science magazine surveys the year's most interesting, provocative and promising inventions, and this year an innovative brace by NU engineering profes...More Details

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Good Parenting Protects Against Chronic Illness says Professor of Public Health
November 10th 2004

Research reveals that good parenting not only helps to reduce criminality, conduct disorder and delinquency in children but could promote good health and prevent chronic disease in adulthood, says Uni...More Details

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Air Pollution May Narrow Arteries
November 10th 2004

The thickness of artery walls increases as levels of pollution rise, say USC researchers. Exposure to pollutants, the findings suggest, may play a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease...More Details

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Young Adults who Maintain Their Weight, Even if Overweight, Have Lower Risk Factor Levels for Heart Disease in Early Middle Age
November 8th 2004

New Orleans, LA, Nov. 8, 2004 – Young adults who maintain their weight over time, even if they are overweight, have lower risk factor levels for heart disease and are less likely to develop metabol...More Details

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As Obesity Increases in People with Diabetes, So Does Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
November 8th 2004

   WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – As weight goes up among people with diabetes, so does risk for developing cardiovascular diseases, according to a national study of people with diabetes.      The study c...More Details

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Is depression a heartbreaker?
November 8th 2004

Scientists have long debated the validity of the so-called mind-body connection. But today, new research linking a person’s emotional health to their heart health is making the research community sit ...More Details

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Smoking triggers early onset of pancreatic cancer
November 7th 2004

A new study finds tobacco may act as an environmental trigger for patients with an inherited genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer. The authors of the report say the findings underscore the impo...More Details

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How Surroundings can Encourage Active Lifestyles
November 5th 2004

A new $2.8 million effort, partnering public and private funding agencies, will examine how better community design encourages people to be more physically active in their daily lives. Researchers wil...More Details

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Body’s ‘internal marijuana’: A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson’s?
November 5th 2004

San Antonio (Oct. 28, 2004) – “Endocannabinoids” is an impressive word that sounds like the name for a group of tribal warriors or an ancient people. Actually, it is the scientific term for beneficial...More Details

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Atkins Diet Lawsuit Clears First Legal Hurdle
November 4th 2004

Judge Rules Suit Challenging Safety of Controversial High-Fat Diet Will Go Forward West Palm Beach, Florida—A landmark lawsuit challenging the safety of the controversial Atkins Diet will go forw...More Details

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Cigarettes & Coffee: A Double Whammy on Arteries
November 2nd 2004

(BETHESDA, MD)—Smoking and coffee often go together. But the combination appears to have a harmful effect on arteries and blood flow that is greater than would be expected from simply combining the ef...More Details

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Labor Takes Longer For Overweight and Obese Women, Study Finds
November 2nd 2004

Pregnant women who are overweight or obese progress through labor more slowly than do normal weight women, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina and the National I...More Details

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New Labels for Single-Serving Food Containers Urged
November 1st 2004

Many single-serving food and drink containers are misleadingly labeled as several servings, despite some companies’ recent moves to relabel single-serve products. The Center for Science in the Publi...More Details

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Studies link obesity to increased frequency of heartburn symptoms; greater risk of esophageal cancer
November 1st 2004

Deadly cancer on the rise in the US ORLANDO (November 1, 2004)--Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients according to research presented at the 69th Annual Scientific ...More Details

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Americans Slightly Taller, Much Heavier Than Four Decades Ago... Mean Body Weight, Height, and Body Mass Index, United States 1960-2002
October 29th 2004

Adult men and women are roughly an inch taller than they were in 1960, but are nearly 25 pounds heavier on average as well, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...More Details

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FASHION SHOW FEATURES OBESITY SURGERY SUCCESS STORIES
October 28th 2004

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Lake County resident Mary Martinez is returning to Sacramento this coming week feeling decades younger and 170 pounds lighter than she was 18 months ago. Martinez underwent obes...More Details

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CSPI WARNS CONSUMERS ABOUT FRITO-LAY "LIGHT" CHIPS WITH OLESTRA "WOW!" Chips Have New Name, But Same Old Side Effects, Says CSPI
October 27th 2004

WASHINGTON--The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today warned consumers that Frito-Lay's "Light" snack chips are fried in the infamous, diarrhea-inducing fake fat known as olestra. For...More Details

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First evidence that smoking affects brain’s natural “feel good” chemical system
October 27th 2004

A map of the brain showing the concentration of receptors for the brain's own "feel good" chemicals, called endogenous opioids. The red, orange and yellow areas have the highest concentrations of r...More Details

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Location of body fat is more important than total fat amount in predicting future heart attacks
October 27th 2004

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – For elderly women, the location of body fat is more important than total fat amount in predicting future heart attacks, according to researchers from Wake Forest University Bapti...More Details

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Atkins Diet on Trial: First Hearing Scheduled for Tues., Oct. 26 Lawsuit Spotlights Diet's Cardiovascular Risks; Plaintiff Seeks Warning Labels
October 26th 2004

West Palm Beach, Florida—The first hearing in the landmark lawsuit against Atkins Nutritionals will be held on October 26 in West Palm Beach. The plaintiff, 53-year-old Jody Gorran, will argue that th...More Details

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Manage Your Stress - Don’t take job stress to heart!
October 26th 2004

Believe it or not, stress can be a good thing! It drives and exhilarates us and stimulates the mind and body. But too much stress can harm your health and increase your risk of heart disease and strok...More Details

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About one in four deaths among women with heart failure can be attributed to kidney problems
October 25th 2004

In Women with Heart Failure, Even Mild Kidney Problems Raise Risk ACE inhibitor treatment appears to mitigate risk. (BETHESDA, MD)—About one in four deaths among women with heart failure can be ...More Details

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Excessive Sweating Now Has Less Invasive Treatment
October 25th 2004

(Washington, DC) For about one percent of Americans, excessive sweating isn’t just embarrassing; it’s a condition that warrants medical treatment. Now, a minimally invasive, endoscopic approach availa...More Details

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TESTOSTERONE DEPRIVATION MAKES MEN FORGET
October 22nd 2004

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Health & Science University researchers studying how testosterone deprivation affects verbal memory found that men undergoing the prostate cancer therapy forget things faster t...More Details

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SUPER-SIZING ASIAN AMERICANS
October 22nd 2004

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Low-income Asian and Pacific Islander children in California are becoming overweight at an alarming rate — and will soon catch up to low-income white, black and Latino children ...More Details

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AWARENESS HELPS PRIMARY DOCTORS PREVENT PATIENTS’ SUICIDE
October 21st 2004

Although few of their patients commit suicide in a year, primary care physicians should use office visits to note possible risk factors for suicidal behavior, bolstered by candid discussions if need...More Details

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Recommendations For Wellness,Varicose Veins
October 21st 2004

Our circulatory system is made up of a complex web of arteries and veins. Our arteries carry oxygen rich blood to the cells of our bodies, while the veins are designed to pump oxygen poor blood back t...More Details

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FAT AND METABOLISM PROBLEMS UNIQUE TO HIV/AIDS TREATMENT
October 21st 2004

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has established a clinic focused on the treatment of body fat and metabolic changes that profoundly affect people undergoing therapy for HIV and AIDS.  ...More Details

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The "green" side of pumpkins - purging pollution from contaminated soils
October 20th 2004

While parents and youngsters are busy carving jack-o-lanterns in preparation for Halloween, Canadian scientists are hard at work on another way to use the popular yellow-orange plant. New research sho...More Details

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Scientists identify new cause of obesity
October 18th 2004

A brain protein already known to play a central role in the "feast or fast" signaling that controls the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way. The discovery identifies a...More Details

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Multi-university study finds surprising differences in gene activity in the brains of depressed people
October 18th 2004

The intensity of colors in this microarray data from the Pritzker Consortium study represents the level of activity of specific genes in brain tissue. Photo credit: Simon Evans, U-M Mental Health R...More Details

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Gene test reveals arsenic-releasing microbes in water
October 18th 2004

Arsenic in drinking water threatens tens of millions of people in Bangladesh Scientists have developed a test to detect a bacterial gene that can trigger the release of arsenic into drinking water ...More Details

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY CAN HELP REDUCE METABOLIC SYNDROME IN OBESE PATIENTS
October 18th 2004

CHICAGO—Obese patients who underwent surgical treatment for weight loss had significant reductions in the components of the metabolic syndrome one year after surgery, according to an article in the Oc...More Details

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FDA announcing that none of the influenza vaccine manufactured by the Chiron Corporation for the US market is safe for use
October 16th 2004

Today, we are announcing that none of the influenza vaccine manufactured by the Chiron Corporation for the US market is safe for use. This determination is based on FDA's evaluation and inspection of ...More Details

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One In Two Americans Over Age 50 Will Be At Risk For Fractures From Osteoporosis Or Low Bone Mass
October 16th 2004

By 2020, One In Two Americans Over Age 50 Will Be At Risk For Fractures From Osteoporosis Or Low Bone Mass The Surgeon General issues first-ever report on nation's bone health U.S. Surgeon G...More Details

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New research could lead to a significant decrease in fatal road injuries to pedestrians and cyclists
October 15th 2004

Research carried out by scientists at the University of Surrey could lead to a significant decrease in the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed each year on Europe’s roads. In-car systems have si...More Details

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AVOIDING THE FLU, TREATMENT OPTIONS, NUTRITION, AND WHEN TO CALL YOUR DOCTOR… FLU TIPS FROM UPMC
October 15th 2004

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14 – Most people in the United States will not be able to receive a flu shot this season due to the shortage of available vaccine. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) e...More Details

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day October 15, 2004
October 15th 2004

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, is proud to commemorate the second annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), Oct....More Details

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US Obesity Epidemic Focus of National Health Education Week 2004: Health Education Efforts Seen As Key to Reducing Problem         
October 13th 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Health Education Week 2004 will highlight the growing incidence of obesity in the United States and the important role health education and health educators can play in red...More Details

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Faces Age Due to Fat Loss, Skin Changes - Not Gravity
October 12th 2004

PHILADELPHIA – To the surprise of many people, the loss of fat and sun exposure play a bigger role than gravity in aging the face, according to a study presented today at the American Society of Plast...More Details

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Asthma can be a serous and often frightening condition
October 11th 2004

Asthma can be a serous and often frightening condition that is typified by a tightening of the chest, wheezing and difficulty breathing. Asthma is made up of two underlying components: inflammation an...More Details

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Study reinforces need to curb obesity
October 11th 2004

The treatment of obesity has proven that it can reduce the onset of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol levels, diabetes mellitus, and even erectile dysfunction. And according...More Details

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New AHRQ Report on Treatment for Extremely Obese Americans Who Suffer Life-Threatening Illnesses Finds Weight-Loss Surgery More Effective
October 10th 2004

A new report issued today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) concludes that surgery for extremely obese patients who have tried and failed to lose weight with exercise and diet ...More Details

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Called the “silent” sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia affects 3 million Americans per year
October 8th 2004

Repeated Retesting of Women with Chlamydia Proves to be a Cost-Effective Strategy for Preserving Reproductive Health Boston, MA— Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health assessed the co...More Details

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Obese Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer More Likely To Die Than Women of Normal Weight; Study Compares Outcomes of Women Treated with Lumpectomy
October 8th 2004

ATLANTA--Women who are obese when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are at a greater risk of dying of their disease than women of normal weight. That is the result of a study conducted...More Details

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Obesity Raises Death Rates in Women with Early Breast Cancer
October 7th 2004

Atlanta – Women who are obese when they are diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are at greater risk of dying of their disease than women of normal weight, according to a new study presented Oc...More Details

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Eight out of 10 adults experience low back pain
October 7th 2004

ATHENS, Ohio - Eight out of 10 adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and while the nagging aches usually go away on their own, about half of those people will suffer another ep...More Details

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Getting reoriented about vertigo
October 6th 2004

HOUSTON – (Oct. 5, 2004) – Vertigo sufferers may be thrown off balance to learn just how easily curable their conditions are. A Baylor College of Medicine study on the most common form of vertigo...More Details

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Eighty per cent of women take some form of medication during pregnancy
October 6th 2004

A survey of mothers-to-b suggests that eight out of ten women take some form of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy. The advice from the British National Formulary (British Medical Association an...More Details

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Tiny Worm Yields Big Clues on Muscle Contraction
October 5th 2004

New treatments for nicotine addiction and certain muscular diseases may soon take a step forward, thanks in part to research on a tiny, bacteria-eating worm found in soil around the world. A Unive...More Details

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Atkins Diet on Trial: Lawsuit Challenges Diet’s Safety
October 5th 2004

The first hearing in the landmark lawsuit against Atkins Nutritionals will be held on October 26, 2004, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The plaintiff, 53-year-old Jody Gorran, will argue that the Atkins ...More Details

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FUTURE RESEARCH, MOST PROMISING CLINICAL OPPORTUNITIES USING STEM CELLS FROM FAT
October 5th 2004

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5, 2004 – While questions still remain about the nature and function of stem cells found in fat, a group of researchers and clinicians convened today in Pittsburgh at the Second Annua...More Details

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Obesity Problematic for Trauma Patients
October 5th 2004

Overweight patients are more likely to die of their blunt-force injuries than leaner counterparts, say USC trauma surgeons. Researchers investigate this increased risk. Critically injured obese tra...More Details

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Residents Living Near Most-Heavily Traveled Border Crossing Four Times More Likely to Suffer from Asthma
October 4th 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Increased truck traffic at the busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing in the Eastern U.S. is contributing to a clustering of asthma cases among residents who live nearby, according to Un...More Details

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FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Vioxx as its Manufacturer Voluntarily Withdraws the Product
October 4th 2004

Merck is withdrawing Vioxx from the market after the data safety monitoring board overseeing a long-term study of the drug recommended that the study be halted because of an increased risk of seriou...More Details

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Spring-Fall Flu Shots Safe, Protect Children
October 3rd 2004

DURHAM, N.C. – Giving flu vaccine to toddlers in the spring and fall guards against infection and is easier on parents than the fall schedule of two doses administered a month apart, found researchers...More Details

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Prof: Local health campaigns not reaching adults with bad habits
October 1st 2004

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Many Americans are not going to improve the way they eat or start exercising until Bart Simpson, Monday Night Football announcers or celebrities in People magazine tell them to,...More Details

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Biologists develop device to cool off athletes, soldiers
October 1st 2004

Research scientist Dennis Grahn, left, holds a 1993 prototype of the cooling device. Professor Craig Heller holds its current incarnation, called Core Control, which is now in use to cool overheated S...More Details

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Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds
September 30th 2004

Results Presented at 35th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 – The amount of smoke in just one or two puffs of a cigarette can cause breaks in DNA and defec...More Details

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Shoppers misled by minced meat labelling
September 29th 2004

A Food Standards Agency survey published today has found that consumers are often being misled by minced meat labels which claim that the product contains less fat than it actually does. In the case o...More Details

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Studies Strengthen Kidney and Heart Disease Link
September 29th 2004

A pair of new epidemiology studies confirms that chronic kidney disease independently increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even among people with early kidney disease and after con...More Details

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Carotid Artery Thickening, Stiffness Found in Obese Children as Young as 7
September 29th 2004

Conditions put obese children on path to premature heart disease BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Obese children as young as 7 show signs of thickening and stiffness of the carotid arteries, a signal that they are...More Details

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16 exercise research highlights in the APS meeting, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
September 28th 2004

BETHESDA, Md. (Sept. 28, 2004) – Bengt Saltin, keynote speaker at the 2004 APS Intersociety exercise meeting in Austin, Texas Oct. 6-9, weaves together a lifetime of learning and research experience t...More Details

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MCDONALDS'S PANNED FOR "BROKEN MCPROMISE" ON TRANS FAT CSPI Mounts Ad Campaign Against Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
September 24th 2004

WASHINGTON--McDonald's has not kept its two-year-old promise to eliminate artificial trans fat from its cooking oil and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is not lovin' it. Today, th...More Details

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Circulating Mononuclear Cells in the Obese Found to be in Proinflammatory State, Contributing to Diabetes and Heart Disease
September 23rd 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Endocrinologists from the University at Buffalo are providing one more link in the growing chain of evidence pointing to chronic cellular inflammation as the precursor of heart diseas...More Details

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"Healthy Eating: Every Bite Counts!"
September 22nd 2004

We are inviting interested individuals, communities, and organizations to promote and participate in a national initiative to help people develop healthy eating habits for life. Join the National C...More Details

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Acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting, pain after major breast surgery
September 22nd 2004

DURHAM, N.C. – In the first such clinical trial of its kind, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that acupuncture is more effective at reducing nausea and vomiting after major bre...More Details

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NUTRITION EXPERTS URGE CLEARER DIET ADVICE FROM GOVERNMENT Language on Fats and Carbs Called Vague and Meaningless
September 21st 2004

WASHINGTON--More than 25 nutrition experts today urged the federal government to revise key nutrition messages proposed in the recent report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). Whil...More Details

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OMBINATION OF MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ASSOCIATED WITH SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN DEATH RATE FOR ELDERLY
September 21st 2004

CHICAGO—Individuals 70 to 90 years old who adhered to a Mediterranean-type diet and several healthy lifestyle habits had a more than 50 percent lower death rate than those who did not, according to a ...More Details

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Circulating Mononuclear Cells in the Obese Found to be in Proinflammatory State, Contributing to Diabetes and Heart Disease
September 20th 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Endocrinologists from the University at Buffalo are providing one more link in the growing chain of evidence pointing to chronic cellular inflammation as the precursor of heart diseas...More Details

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Longevity May Have Roots in Childhood
September 19th 2004

Historical increases in human life span are the result of lower childhood exposure to infectious diseases that – decades later – can lead to heart attack and stroke. Inflammation, USC researchers say,...More Details

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U.S. soft drink consumption grew  135% since 1977, boosting obesity
September 17th 2004

CHAPEL HILL — One of the simpler ways to curtail the obesity epidemic could be to cut the volume of sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks Americans are increasingly consuming, authors of new study sa...More Details

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OBESITY IN AMERICA: IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM
September 14th 2004

NORTH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - September 12, 2004 - Nearly four million Americans are tipping the scales at more than 300 pounds. According to SGMA International, that statistic alone truly clarifies the...More Details

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Dental student calls on dentists to take patients’ blood pressure
September 13th 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—University of Michigan dentistry student Sara Kellogg believes dentists could save lives simply by taking a few minutes to measure the blood pressure of every patient. This isn...More Details

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BEING OVERWEIGHT IS STRONGER INDICATOR OF RISK FOR DIABETES THAN LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN WOMEN
September 8th 2004

Amy R. Weinstein, M.D., M.P.H., formerly of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues investigated the combined relationship of BMI and physical activity with diabetes to understand whether...More Details

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National Study Shows Dog and Cat Allergens are Universally Present in U.S. Homes
September 8th 2004

Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have found that detect...More Details

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First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level
September 7th 2004

The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement has released a report that provides the first ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, school district, county and state level. "No ar...More Details

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Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
September 5th 2004

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ticks as small as a freckle can transmit a number of illnesses for which there is no vaccine and, in some cases, no cure. These creatures even could become bioterrorism weapons....More Details

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Bird flu has jumped species barrier to cats
September 4th 2004

The H5N1 strain of bird flu swept through 10 Asian countries early this year, resulting in the death or slaughter of over 100 million chickens and the deaths of more than 20 people. Since mid-Dec...More Details

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SMOKING, OBESITY, POOR EATING HIGHEST AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE
September 1st 2004

Young adults, apparently believing they are immune from risk, had large increases in smoking and obesity and had continued poor eating habits during the 1990s, according to surveys of more than 120,00...More Details

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Honey is an effective treatment for leg ulcers
August 26th 2004

Leg ulcers are a major problem for many elderly people, but a new study hopes to confirm that manuka honey, which is readily available in most Kiwi homes is an effective treatment. A team of resear...More Details

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HIGHER CONSUMPTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES, WEIGHT GAIN IN WOMEN
August 26th 2004

CHICAGO—Women who drink higher amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages have an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and gaining weight, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA, the J...More Details

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‘Space program’ launches campaign against juvenile obesity
August 24th 2004

HOUSTON -- (August 20, 2004) -- Houston, kids have a problem. Obesity and cholesterol levels in youngsters are skyrocketing to stratospheric heights. Fortunately, nutritional strategies are in orb...More Details

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Risks of falling lowest in older adults who wear athletic shoes
August 23rd 2004

Falls are the most frequent cause of fatal injury to older Americans, and non-fatal falls, which are also common, can curtail mobility and quality of life for older adults. The choice of footwear for...More Details

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AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES MAY BE REVEALED BY ASYMMETRY IN BODY PARTS, STUDY FINDS
August 23rd 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers may get some indication of how aggressively an angry person will react by measuring the size relationship between a person’s ears and other body parts, according to a ne...More Details

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People with rare obesity syndrome can't sense odors
August 23rd 2004

Loss supports cilia's role in the condition Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a rare, complex condition marked by an array of seemingly unco...More Details

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The increasing number of adults with high blood pressure
August 23rd 2004

A new analysis* of the prevalence of high blood pressure in the US shows a striking increase over the last 10 years in the number of adults with this condition. According to this study, there are...More Details

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Eating Habits Put Singles at Risk New Brochure Encourages Healthful Cooking for One
August 21st 2004

WASHINGTON, DC - The catch-as-catch-can eating patterns of people living alone are conducive to weight gain and long-term health problems, experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) ...More Details

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NICOTINE PATCH HELPS TEENS CUT CIGARETTE USE, STANFORD AND PACKARD RESEARCHERS LEARN
August 17th 2004

STANFORD, Calif. – Nicotine patches may work as well for teens trying to kick the smoking habit as they do for adults, say researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packar...More Details

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Television and Sprawl Contribute to Deterioration of Communities, says UA Sociologist
August 16th 2004

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Sitting around watching television or waiting in rush hour traffic is not only unproductive, but it contributes to the decline in social capital in communities across the United S...More Details

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Massage therapists have high prevalence of hand dermatitis
August 16th 2004

CHICAGO – Massage therapists who frequently use essential oils involved in aromatherapy treatments, have higher rates of hand dermatitis than the general population, according to an article in the Aug...More Details

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Scientists identify compounds that mimic calorie restriction
August 11th 2004

Investigators from an international consortium of research institutes, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, have identified compounds that mimic the effects of a low calorie ...More Details

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Bing Cherries Help Fight Arthritis, New Data Show
August 10th 2004

Plump, juicy Bing cherries, eaten fresh, may help people who suffer from the pain of gout or other forms of arthritic inflammation. That's according to results from a study with 10 healthy women, a...More Details

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Parents, teens underestimating weight – RMIT study
August 6th 2004

Obese teenagers and their parents often underestimate their weight, making them less likely to seek help or adopt a healthier lifestyle, an RMIT University study has found. PhD student Leah Brenna...More Details

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Steroid abuse not just an Olympic problem As Summer Games near, learn to spot signs of steroid use in young athletes
August 3rd 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI - Every athlete wants to run as fast as Michael Johnson, vault as powerfully as Mary Lou Retton or hit a baseball like Mark McGwire. But as the 2004 Summer Olympics approach, one expert ...More Details

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High-Performance Swimsuits Covering Shoulder to Knee or Ankle Reduce Drag, Provide Competitive Edge, UB Researchers Show
August 2nd 2004

Analysis techniques can be used to reduce drag in other aquatic sports BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Be sure to pay attention to the suits that male swimmers wear when they compete in this year's Olympic Game...More Details

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Poisoning overtakes motor vehicle crashes as leading cause of injury death Preventable injuries kill more people under age 45 than all diseases combined
August 2nd 2004

OLYMPIA ¾ Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for younger people in Washington and are largely preventable. During the summer months, there are more deaths and hospitalizations due ...More Details

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Family meals appear to be associated with adolescent's well-being
August 2nd 2004

CHICAGO — A Minnesota survey suggests that eating family meals may be associated with improved health and well-being in adolescents, according to an article in the August issue of The Archives of Pedi...More Details

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Yale Researcher Finds Pattern in Maintaining Weight Loss
August 2nd 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Eighteen women who maintained a weight loss of 15 to 144 pounds for at least one year and as long as 27 years followed similar patterns leading to consistent behavior change, accor...More Details

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Common Sleep Problem Can Lead to Serious Health Risk
July 31st 2004

Twenty percent of Americans have trouble sleeping. Millions of them have a common condition called obstructive sleep apnea, a respiratory disorder marked by upper airway obstruction, which causes brie...More Details

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Important step in understanding the genetic mechanisms of aging
July 30th 2004

Scientists have rendered the first gene and protein networks of human aging, an important step in understanding the genetic mechanisms of aging. The work led by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes from Harvard Me...More Details

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HYPNOSIS MORE HELPFUL TO MEN THAN WOMEN IN QUITTING SMOKING
July 30th 2004

HONOLULU – Men who try hypnosis to help them quit smoking are more likely to be successful than women who use the same treatment, according to new research. A review of 18 studies of hypnosis-base...More Details

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MATTERS OF THE HEART
July 29th 2004

One in nine women aged 45 to 64 has heart disease, and this number grows to one in five after age 65. But you can improve your health and lower your risk of heart disease by taking steps now. Send...More Details

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Brown and Harvard team identifies potential target for obesity drugs
July 27th 2004

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For nearly a decade, scientists have known that leptin plays an important fat-burning role in humans. But the map of leptin's path through the body – the key to understanding how an...More Details

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Cornell and Bassett Hospital researchers discover biological reason for obese mothers abandoning breast-feeding early
July 21st 2004

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Studies have shown that overweight and obese mothers are significantly more likely to quit breast-feeding their infants sooner than do healthy-weight mothers. An important reason why i...More Details

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FOOD ALLERGEN LABELING BILL PASSED
July 20th 2004

SPI Urges President Bush to Sign Legislation Making Allergens Easier to Spot on Food Labels WASHINGTON--Legislation that will help Americans with food allergies spot common allergens on food label...More Details

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RISK OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR SIMILAR AMONG USERS OF DIFFERENT ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS
July 20th 2004

CHICAGO—The risk of suicidal behavior is increased in the first month after starting antidepressants, and is similar among users of four antidepressant drugs, according to a study in the July 21 issue...More Details

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Duke Health Brief: Preventing and Treating Heat-Related Illness
July 20th 2004

Summer heat and humidity aren't just uncomfortable. Extreme heat can put your body at serious risk. The first stages of heat-related illness include cramps, sun stroke and heat exhaustion, which can l...More Details

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Fatty Acids Effectiveness In Appetite Suppression Can Be Measured By The Length Of The Molecular Chain
July 18th 2004

A longer chain fatty acid, found in milk and beef products, is found to increase key peptide production and reduce appetite and energy intake. (July 19, 2004) - Bethesda, MD – It appears that size...More Details

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American Public Health Association Applauds Passage of Historic Tobacco Control Amendment
July 16th 2004

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2004 —The American Public Health Association applauds the U.S. Senate for passing an important amendment late yesterday that provides the Food and Drug Administration with t...More Details

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Meal Proportions Dangerously “Out of Whack” on 72 Percent of American Plates, Survey Finds Most Americans Place Themselves at Increased Risk for Cancer, Chronic Disease, Say Experts
July 14th 2004

WASHINGTON -- A new survey conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that 72 percent of Americans eat meals containing an unhealthily high proportion of meat, poultry, fish ...More Details

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ANTISMOKING CAMPAIGNS, HIGHER PRICES COULD SAVE LIVES
July 14th 2004

Slapping a $1-a-pack tax on cigarettes and putting the money into antismoking campaigns could cut the number of young smokers by 26 percent and avoid more than 108,000 smoking-related deaths by the ti...More Details

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Healthy eating and living can indeed reduce women's risk of getting cancer
July 6th 2004

Highly plausible that findings could be replicated in a broader population, including men and younger adults ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A study led by Mayo Clinic and involving nearly 30,000 women of post...More Details

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Hormone wants to keep body at weight set poin
July 5th 2004

Studies of a stomach hormone called ghrelin in normal weight women indicate that the hormone may play a part in reestablishing a body weight set-point after dieting and exercise, according to Penn Sta...More Details

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AS HUMANS ALTER LAND, INFECTIOUS DISEASES FOLLOW
July 1st 2004

MADISON - As people remake the world's landscapes, cutting forests, draining wetlands, building roads and dams, and pushing the margins of cities ever outward, infectious diseases are gaining new toeh...More Details

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Weight loss answers: How did we get so fat? Modern lifestyles, genetics contribute to rising obesity rates
June 30th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI - — We're less active. We eat super-sized portions of greasy, processed food. And as a society we're getting older. Combine these factors and you get a population in which nearly a q...More Details

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Electronic game use is associated with childhood obesity
June 29th 2004

A new study adds to the evidence that sedentary behaviors are linked to childhood obesity and sheds light on the world-wide dimension of the problem. In a study published in the June issue of the jour...More Details

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TELEPHONE COUNSELING HELPS SNUFF USERS KICK THE HABIT
June 29th 2004

ust four telephone counseling calls can make a difference in whether snuff users kick the habit three and six months later, new research suggests. A study published in the American Journal of Healt...More Details

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Bad teeth blamed on unhealthy adult lifestyle
June 23rd 2004

People with bad teeth can no longer blame childhood habits. A new study has found that, contrary to common perceptions, an unhealthy adult lifestyle is responsible for poor oral health in later years....More Details

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UW Health Sports Medicine Center weighs in on body fat
June 21st 2004

MADISON- How low can you go...safely? Thanks to a landmark study involving the UW Health Sports Medicine Center, physicians and coaches can evaluate the effectiveness of methods widely used to meas...More Details

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New test may provide answers for women with chest pain
June 20th 2004

Circulation study suggests way to detect more subtle heart disease LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2004)- A new noninvasive test shows potential for helping women with unexplained chest pain, according to a st...More Details

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Latest report shows prevalence of overweight among children and obesity among adults not decreasing
June 15th 2004

The high levels of overweight among children and obesity among adults remain a major public health concern, according to a report in the June 16 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Associatio...More Details

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Women Who Gain Significant Weight in Adulthood Increase Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer, UB Study Finds
June 14th 2004

Pounds added between first pregnancy and menopause may be most important BUFFALO, N.Y -- If new mothers need a reason to shed pounds gained during pregnancy other than to fit into their pre-pregnan...More Details

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FORMER SMOKERS CAN REGAIN HEALTH AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE
June 2nd 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- A new analysis of data on smoking and health finds that smokers who quit before the age of 35 have a reasonable chance to regain their health over time and to live as long and as well ...More Details

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DESIRED AND ACTUAL WEIGHT LOSS GOALS DIFFERENT, BUT GOOD FOR OVERWEIGHT WOMEN
June 1st 2004

Women plan to lose more weight than they actually do, but they still shed pounds INDIANAPOLIS – Overweight women who set higher goals for weight loss do just as well as those who set lower goals, ...More Details

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Virtual Reality Program to Teach Doctors, Therapists about Human Back Problems
May 31st 2004

ATHENS, Ohio - Virtual reality conjures up images of video games - dizzying flights on simulated jets or auto races at death-defying speeds. But researchers at Ohio University have developed a kinder,...More Details

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Obesity affects transition to work from welfare, study shows
May 24th 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Obesity contributes to various chronic medical problems, but new research on current and former welfare recipients indicates that obesity also affects women's employment success. T...More Details

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DUKE RESEARCHERS ADVOCATE LIFESTYLE APPROACH TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
May 18th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. – A new analysis of current medical opinion about treating hypertension -- a leading cause of heart attack and stroke -- emphasizes that physicians should first begin with behavioral appr...More Details

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A Good Night’s Rest for Your Weight
May 4th 2004

by the American Institute for Cancer Research Do you need to lose weight? Turn off the television or computer an hour earlier and go to bed. Eight hours of sleep a night is recommended for most adu...More Details

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The Future of Cancer Prevention
May 4th 2004

Imagine it’s the year 2024. After your annual physical exam, your doctor reads the results from the computer printout and gives you your health prescription. According to the computer’s analysis of yo...More Details

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NUMBER OF DAILY STEPS IMPACTS OBESITY FACTORS IN WOMEN
May 4th 2004

Middle-aged women who accumulate more than 10,000 steps per day have normal body weight, lower body fat, and smaller waists INDIANAPOLIS – Middle-aged women who took at least 10,000 steps per day ...More Details

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MANY AMERICANS USE PRAYER FOR HEALTH CONCERNS
April 25th 2004

CHICAGO—An estimated one-third of adults use prayer, in addition to conventional medical care and complementary and alternative therapies, for health concerns, according to an article in the April 26 ...More Details

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Hearts of Healthy, but Obese, Young Women are Different
April 20th 2004

tudy is first to see such changes in women without high blood pressure or other diseases. (BETHESDA, MD)—Young obese women who are otherwise healthy have hearts that exhibit changes in structure an...More Details

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ABDOMINAL EXERCISE PROGRAMS MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN TARGETED
April 14th 2004

Health and fitness practitioners should take case-by-case approach when recommending abdominal exercises ORLANDO – Abdominal exercises are most effective and less dangerous when tailored to the n...More Details

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Childhood obesity leads to adult diabetes, researcher says
March 11th 2004

COLLEGE STATION, March 12, 2004 - Ranjita Misra really hates having to give parents something new to worry about, but the Texas A&M University health researcher says parents -- especially minority par...More Details

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Louisiana Tech students research, showcase alum's exercise invention
February 26th 2004

Lessons gained in product fine-tuning, conference presentations RUSTON, La. -- Students in Louisiana Tech's department of health and exercise sciences are at work throughout the South presenting rese...More Details

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MOUTH MICROBES MAY HELP SHAPE IMMUNE SYSTEM, SAYS STANFORD RESEARCH TEAM
February 15th 2004

STANFORD, Calif. – The immune system may be shaped by some of the very agents it exists to fight, according to research by David Relman, MD, associate professor of medicine and of microbiology and imm...More Details

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Researchers-again-pinpoint why stress kills
February 8th 2004

(February 9, 2004)–BETHESDA, MD– As Valentine's Day approaches, one prevailing argument for marriage may well be that studies show married people are less depressed than their single counterparts. Beh...More Details

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New Findings Bring Mixed Blessings to Those Looking to Combat Jet Lag
February 3rd 2004

“Operation Pegasus” researchers finds melatonin and a slow-release formulation of caffeine have positive effects on some jet lag symptoms (February 4, 2004) – BETHESDA, MD -- Jet lag occurs when we...More Details

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Low free testosterone levels linked to Alzheimer's disease in older men
January 27th 2004

Older men with lower levels of free, or unbound, testosterone circulating in their bloodstreams could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) than their peers, according to new resear...More Details

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New Pharmacological Strategies Could Help Smokers Quit
January 25th 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Quitting smoking is not a one-size-fits-all proposition and researchers are beginning to understand why, according to a Yale study published in this month's Trends in Pharmacologic...More Details

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Hair Dye Use Increases Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
January 22nd 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Yale researchers have found that lifetime users of hair coloring products have an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymphatic sys...More Details

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ACE Lists Top Ten Ways to Inspire People to Get Fit
January 19th 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2004 –Are you struggling to come up with new ways to inspire friends and family members to become more active? The fact is, most people know they should exercise—they ...More Details

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Deconstructing the Pet-Effect on Cardiovascular Health
January 12th 2004

UB researcher says short-term evidence is positive, long-term effect needs study BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Can the presence of Fido or Fluffy calm an owner's stress, as some studies have suggested? Or is ...More Details

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Cobblestone mat walking shows health benefits for elderly
January 6th 2004

A recently completed study on the health benefits of "stone stepping", an exercise method popular in China, indicated that older adults experienced significant improvements in mental and physical well...More Details

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FDA Announces Plans to Prohibit Sales of Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra
December 29th 2003

Consumers Advised to Stop Using Ephedra Products Immediately HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a consumer alert on the safety of...More Details

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How to overcome joylessness
December 23rd 2003

How to overcome joylessness -- chronic, low-grade depression --is subject of new book co-authored by Cornell science writer ITHACA, N.Y. -- Although "joy to the world" is the message of the sea...More Details

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UI Physician Publishes Article On The Healing Power Of Prayer
December 23rd 2003

An article co-authored by Brian Olshansky, M.D., (left) director of cardiac electrophysiology for UI Heart Care at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, focuses on a debate over the healing proper...More Details

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UI Researchers Find Inflammation A Key In Cardiovascular Disease
December 12th 2003

For more than two decades, health professionals and medical researchers have pointed to cholesterol as a major culprit in the fight against coronary heart disease and heart attack. Public awareness ha...More Details

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AGE-RELATED MUSCLE LOSS LINKED TO PROTEIN INTERPLAY, SAYS STANFORD RESEARCHER
November 26th 2003

PRINT MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Adams at (650) 723-3900 (amyadams@stanford.edu) BROADCAST MEDIA CONTACT: M.A. Malone at (650) 723-6912 (mamalone@stanford.edu) AGE-RELATED MUSCLE LOSS LINKED TO PROTEIN ...More Details

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OHSU RESEARCHERS REVEAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WEIGHT GAIN AND AND FEMALE HORMONES
November 6th 2003

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Oregon Health & Science University researcher Judy Cameron, Ph.D., and her colleagues have announced research findings that help explain the relationship between weight gain and me...More Details

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Sperm from marijuana smokers move too fast too early, impairing fertility, UB research shows
October 12th 2003

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Men who smoke marijuana frequently have significantly less seminal fluid, a lower total sperm count and their sperm behave abnormally, all of which may affect fertility adversely, a n...More Details

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Phone calls have proven to be an effective method of encouraging older adults to exercise more
September 2nd 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - Phone calls have proven to be an effective method of encouraging older adults to exercise more, and researchers at Stanford University Medical Center now want to examine the effecti...More Details

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New Evidence That Heart Rate Recovery After Exercise Predicts Risk of Death
September 2nd 2003

Results of simple heartbeat measurement are independent of angiography findings. (BETHESDA, MD)—Patients whose heart rates remain elevated after exercise testing are more than twice as likely to d...More Details

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New Fitness System Brings Zest to the Over 40s
August 27th 2003

The University of Warwick is assisting a Birmingham based SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprise) with health promotion by increasing awareness of a unique fitness system designed to help fortify thos...More Details

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Physical Activity Definitions Broadened to Include Daily Activities
August 13th 2003

Even moderate types of exercise provide health benefits. For that reason, a state-based survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the first time includes a broader ...More Details

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Mirrors can make women feel worse about working out
August 7th 2003

Mirrored walls are a regular feature of gym décor, but new research suggests that the reflections may make some women feel worse after their workouts. A study published in Health Psychology found t...More Details

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UI Pioneer Of Obesity Surgery Publishes Article
May 7th 2003

A University of Iowa physician who is considered the "father of obesity surgery" has published an overview article on the development and future of surgical weight loss procedures. The article by Edwa...More Details

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Inability to pump oxygen during exercise could pinpoint early heart problems
January 16th 2003

Mildly elevated blood pressure affecting millions of Americans could lead to heart pumping disorders if left untreated. A new Johns Hopkins study indicates that the amount of oxygen that can be circul...More Details

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