Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 14, 2013
Regular exercise in middle age protects against muscle weakness later in life
A cross-sectional study by investigators from Tokyo University has found that exercising in middle age is a protective factor against sarcopenia and effective in maintaining muscle strength and physical performance.

Young investigators awarded for research excellence at Hong Kong meeting
Today, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) recognized the outstanding work of five young researchers from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Pakistan.

Exercise counters the physiological effects of Christmas excess
Daily exercise lessens many of the harmful physiological effects of short-term overeating and inactivity, shows a new study in The Journal of Physiology, which is well timed with the Christmas holiday approaching.

Pollination, land degradation: Top priorities for assessment by new UN intergovernmental body
Meeting in Antalya, Turkey, nations from around the world agreed Saturday to fast-track science assessments of two priority environmental issues, to include recommendations for government policy changes.

Hong Kong study shows lower survival rates after second hip fractures
Research presented today at the 4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting showed that second hip fractures are more deadly than first hip fractures.
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