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Competing signals shrink or grow liver tumor at the margins
Activating the Hippo molecular signaling pathway in liver tumor cells drives tumor growth -- but activating the same pathway in healthy cells surrounding the tumor suppresses tumor growth. (2019-11-21)
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk
The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. (2019-11-21)
Light-to-moderate exercise may bring benefits for sickle cell disease
While exercise offers benefits for a wide range of health conditions, it has historically been considered too dangerous for people living with sickle cell disease (SCD). (2019-11-19)
Rare gas find solves puzzle of Southern Africa's soaring landscape
The discovery of gases released from deep beneath the Earth's crust could help to explain Southern Africa's unusual landscape, a study suggests. (2019-11-19)
What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?
For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. (2019-11-18)
Mayo Clinic study finds differences in how men and women perceive their own health
A Mayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. (2019-11-13)
To live longer after a heart attack, keep moving
Men who regularly walk at least 30 minutes a day after having a heart attack live longer than those who don't stay as active, according to a new study. (2019-11-11)
Middle-aged muscle mass linked to future heart disease risk
The amount of lean muscle a healthy person has in middle age is linked to their future risk of heart disease, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-11-11)
Doctors don't realize hair care prevents many African-American women from exercise
African-American women face a unique challenge to regular exercise -- their hair. (2019-11-08)
Eight tips for promoting men's health
With November comes Movember, putting the spotlight on men's health, and UBC nursing professor John Oliffe has a few tips that can help ensure the success of men's health programs. (2019-11-07)
Study helps explain why exercise guards against heart disease
Researchers have identified a previously unknown biological pathway that promotes chronic inflammation and may help explain why sedentary people have an increased risk for heart disease and strokes. (2019-11-07)
Personalized gene networks enhance study of disease
Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other -- and it may someday contribute to the development of personalized treatments for patients. (2019-11-07)
Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-11-07)
Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings
Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child. (2019-11-06)
Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women. (2019-11-06)
Physical activity may protect against new episodes of depression
Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition. (2019-11-05)
Blocking cannabinoid receptors affects zebrafish development, study shows
Disrupting natural cannabinoid receptors has a detrimental effect on the development of zebrafish, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. (2019-11-05)
Is physical activity always good for the heart?
Physical activity is thought to be our greatest ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease. (2019-11-04)
Being physically active can lower older adults' risk for dying
A team of researchers looked more carefully at the relationship between death and physical exercise among older adults in Brazil (where the number of older adults grew 40 percent between 2002 and 2012). (2019-11-01)
Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors
Researchers at McMaster University who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. (2019-10-31)
New technique may reveal the health of human hair follicles
A new method developed by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) recently examines the activity of hair follicles and could be useful for testing the effects of different treatments on hair growth. (2019-10-30)
Mitochondrial activity in lung tumors predicts response to drug inhibitor
Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a new biomarker using a noninvasive imaging method that tracks mitochondrial activity in lung tumors. (2019-10-30)
Movement patterns predict frailty and disability in the elderly
Elderly people who show more random changes in daily movement tend to be at greater risk of frailty, disability and death, according to a large study involving 1,275 individuals over the course of 13 years. (2019-10-30)
Predicting frailty, disability and death
In a study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers analyzed patterns of movement among elderly study participants and found that irregular, spontaneous fluctuations could predict a person's risk of frailty, disability and death years later. (2019-10-30)
Quality and use of green spaces may determine their health benefits
Two studies led by ISGlobal explore how natural spaces influence well-being. (2019-10-30)
Wearable activity trackers a reliable tool for predicting death risk in older adults
A federally funded study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers shows that wearable accelerometers -- mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt or bracelet to track movement -- are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than patient surveys and other methods used by physicians at assessing five-year risk of death in older adults. (2019-10-29)
Lack of free time is not a barrier to Americans getting more exercise
There is a general perception among the public and even public health professionals that a lack of leisure time is a major reason that Americans do not get enough physical activity. (2019-10-28)
Smartphone data can help surgeons understand a patient's recovery
Surgeons report that they can describe the impact of certain postoperative events in their patients by capturing passively collected accelerometer data from a patient's smartphone. (2019-10-28)
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor muscle function in adults aged 60+
New research from Trinity College Dublin shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over. (2019-10-23)
Exercise can now be prescribed like medicine for people with and beyond cancer
A new initiative called Moving Through Cancer -- led by Kathryn Schmitz, professor of public health sciences at Penn State College of Medicine -- is hoping to make the benefits of physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer more commonly known. (2019-10-16)
New international exercise guidelines for cancer survivors
For the rising number of cancer survivors worldwide, there's growing evidence that exercise is an important part of recovery. (2019-10-16)
Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment
Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study. (2019-10-15)
Study examines timing of weight gain in children
Recent studies suggest kids tend to gain the most weight in summer, but schools are chastised for providing unhealthy food and beverages, along with decreasing opportunities for physical activity. (2019-10-09)
Study examines care for knee osteoarthritis in the United States
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research provides an overview of US physicians' recommendations for physical therapy, lifestyle counseling, pain medications for treating knee osteoarthritis. (2019-10-09)
Cancer patients who exercise have less heart damage from chemotherapy
Patients with cancer should receive a tailored exercise prescription to protect their heart, reports a paper published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-10-07)
Computer model helps make sense of human memory
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and the RIKEN Center for Brain Science have created an artificial network to simulate the brain, demonstrating that tinkering with inhibitory circuits leads to extended memory. (2019-10-07)
Icaros: Flight simulator home trainer
Epidemiological studies show significant correlations between periods spent sitting and the prevalence of chronic diseases. (2019-10-07)
Poor health more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish population
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have found that poor health is more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish adults. (2019-10-03)
Physical activity and good fitness improve cardiac regulation in children
A recent Finnish study showed that more physically active and fit children have better cardiac regulation than less active and fit children. (2019-10-02)
Fragmented physical activity linked to greater mortality risk
Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity--spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity--may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-10-02)
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