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Earthquake may have been manmade, but more data needed to assess hazards in Texas
The most comprehensive analysis to date of a series of earthquakes that included a 4.8 magnitude event in East Texas in 2012 has found it plausible that the earthquakes were caused by wastewater injection. (2016-04-13)
Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities
Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviors at the same time, new research from Oregon State University shows. (2016-04-12)
A high-intensity workout with electro-stimulation can help burn up to 30% more calories
Scientists at the University of Granada have shown that this kind of combined exercise increases the metabolism rate for several days after the physical activity. (2016-04-11)
Young arthritis patients have unique concerns about treatment
A new study funded by Arthritis Research UK indicates that teens and young adults with inflammatory arthritis see treatment as presenting both an opportunity and a threat to their desire to lead a 'normal' life. (2016-04-07)
Food should be labeled with 'activity equivalent' calorie information
Food should be labeled with the equivalent exercise to expend its calories to help people change their behavior, argues an expert in The BMJ today. (2016-04-06)
Key advance: UC Davis neuroscientists get a new look into how we read
Neuroscientists at UC Davis have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. (2016-04-06)
Irregular heart rhythm may affect walking and strength in older adults
When people over age 70 develop atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, it accelerates age-related declines in walking speed, strength, balance and other aspects of physical performance. (2016-04-05)
Few children get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily
Only 15 percent of children achieve the recommended daily average of at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and only 8 percent achieve the school-time recommendation of 30 minutes. (2016-04-05)
Pain and physical function improve after weight-loss surgery
Among a group of patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery, a large percentage experienced improvement in pain, physical function, and walking capacity over three years, according to a study appearing in the April 5 issue of JAMA. (2016-04-05)
Breaking metamaterial symmetry with reflected light
Optical activity is well known to occur within materials that differ from their mirror image. (2016-04-05)
Exercise counteracts sitting time
University of Leicester researchers lead study into benefits of physical activity. (2016-04-05)
Presently recommended exercise levels may be much more than needed for significant health benefits
International physical activity guidelines generally recommend 150 minutes a week of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, but a critical review of the literature indicates that just half this level of activity may still lead to marked health benefits, say experts in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. (2016-04-04)
Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier foods, be more active
Some of the simplest, safest lessons to help adolescents combat obesity may be raising their awareness of what they are eating and whether they are even hungry, researchers say. (2016-04-04)
Liraglutide may help nondiabetic overweight and obese adults lose weight and lower risks
For people with prediabetes who are overweight or obese, adding 3.0 mg of liraglutide for three years to a diet and exercise plan may lead to major health improvements, new industry-sponsored research suggests. (2016-04-04)
International technology-based competition associated with more exercise
A competition that used technology to encourage and track physical activity was effective at helping participants lose weight and exercise more in both developed and developing countries, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session. (2016-04-03)
The Lancet: People who live in activity-friendly neighbourhoods take up to 90 minutes more exercise per week
Living in an activity-friendly neighborhood could mean people take up to 90 minutes more exercise per week, according to a study published in The Lancet today. (2016-04-01)
Global study finds neighborhood design helps put best foot forward for health
More walkable neighborhoods, parks and public transit could all reduce your chance of becoming one of the 600 million adults who battle obesity worldwide, according to researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. (2016-04-01)
Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the womb
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that female mice that voluntarily exercise during pregnancy have offspring that are more physically active as adults. (2016-03-31)
IUPUI researcher to study cause of chronic post-traumatic headaches
An assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has been awarded a grant to study the role of deficient pain modulatory systems on chronic post-traumatic headaches afflicting hundreds of thousands of people with mild traumatic brain injuries. (2016-03-29)
Obesity Day to highlight growing obesity epidemic in Europe
The growing obesity epidemic, which is predicted to affect more than half of all European citizens by 2030, will be the focus of European Obesity Day to be held on May 21. (2016-03-24)
Exercise may slow brain aging by 10 years for older people
Exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills that occurs with aging. (2016-03-23)
Ultrasound-estimated fat content in muscles may be an indicator of physical health
Ultrasound-estimated percent intramuscular fat of muscles in the lower extremity was inversely associated with physical activity level and positively associated with body mass index in a recent study. (2016-03-23)
Prolonged daily sitting linked to 3.8 percent of all-cause deaths
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for 3.8 percent of all-cause mortality deaths. (2016-03-23)
New guideline addresses long-term needs of head and neck cancer survivors
A new American Cancer Society guideline provides clinicians with recommendations on key areas of clinical follow-up care for survivors of head and neck cancer. (2016-03-22)
'Slow thinking' a conversation stopper for people with Parkinson's
New research into Parkinson's disease shows that cognitive impairment could affect the conversational ability of people with Parkinson's more than physical speech problems. (2016-03-17)
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Public transport, walking and cycling
Adults who commute to work via cycling or walking have lower body fat percentage and body mass index measures in mid-life compared to adults who commute via car, according to a new study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. (2016-03-16)
Physical activity found to decrease risk of dying in COPD
Any amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity can effectively reduce the risk of dying after hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. (2016-03-16)
New research highlights need to give greater consideration to sleep in stroke care
Latest findings from the University of Surrey and University of Freiburg all point towards the important role of sleep in patients with stroke. (2016-03-15)
What incentives work best to get a team to exercise more?
Does it help to reward people if you want them to exercise more? (2016-03-15)
Communicating genetic disease risk has little or no impact on health related behavior
Communicating the results of DNA tests has little or no impact on behavior change, such as stopping smoking or increasing physical activity, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2016-03-15)
Scientists have synthesized new molecules with anticancer and antioxidant activity
Scientists from several Moscow universities have synthesized a set of novel selenohydantoins with anticancer and antioxidant activity. (2016-03-14)
New imaging technique may give physicians clearer picture of stroke damage
According to the American Heart Association, ischemic strokes account for nearly 90 percent of all strokes. (2016-03-14)
Retirement is good for your health
A landmark study led by University of Sydney has found that people become more active, sleep better and reduce their sitting time when they retire. (2016-03-11)
Different kinds of physical activity shown to improve brain volume & cut Alzheimer's risk in half
A new study shows that a variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50 percent. (2016-03-11)
Family-based counseling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
A recent Finnish study showed that individualized and family-based lifestyle counseling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. (2016-03-11)
Social networks used in the assessment of damage caused by natural disasters
An international scientific study, involving Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has carried research into the use of social networks such as Twitter, as tools for monitoring, assessing and even predicting levels of economic damage caused by natural disasters. (2016-03-11)
Neurofeedback reduces pain, increases quality of life for cancer patients suffering from chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
A new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center evaluating the use of neurofeedback found a decrease in the experience of chronic pain and increase quality of life in patients with neuropathic pain. (2016-03-11)
IBS team detects hot electrons in real time
The Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions fabricated a graphene-semiconductor catalytic nanodiode for improved conductivity of graphene-based nanostructures. (2016-03-10)
Adapting training to age
Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have analysed the effect of different training exercises in football, known as small-sided games, on some physical and physiological variables of players aged 12 and 13 in order to find out which formats are most suited to their development. (2016-03-10)
Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls
School and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia, according to a study published March 9, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rohan Telford from the University of Canberra, Australia, and colleagues. (2016-03-09)
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