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Does alcohol consumption have an effect on arthritis?
Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new Arthritis Care & Research study suggests that this might not be because drinking alcohol is beneficial. (2019-03-20)
Go for a run or eat chocolate: A choice dictated by the cannabinoid receptors
A study by Inserm and CNRS researchers published on March 7, 2019 in JCI Insight reveals that the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors play an essential role in the choice between running and eating chocolatey food. (2019-03-19)
Even low levels of leisure time physical activity lowers risk of death
Even low-level physical activities, such as walking or gardening, are associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer or any cause finds a large observational study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2019-03-19)
Light physical activity associated with reduced risk of heart disease in older women
An observational study of  nearly 5,900 older women (ages 50 to 79) that used data from accelerometers to measure light physical activity suggests all movement during the day may have a role in reducing risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). (2019-03-15)
Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart disease in older women
Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found. (2019-03-15)
Strength training may reduce the risk of diabetes in obesity
Strength training over a short time period can reduce fat stores in the liver and improve blood glucose control in obese mice, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2019-03-15)
Engaging in physical activity could reduce long-term mortality
This study has been published in the prestigious journal of Mayo Clinic Proceedings and is part of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid cohort, a representative cohort of the non-institutionalized population aged 60 years and older in Spain. (2019-03-12)
New gene hunt reveals potential breast cancer treatment target
Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, already identifying one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers. (2019-03-08)
Is it ever too late for adults to benefit from physical activity?
It may never be too late for adults to become physically active and enjoy some health benefits. (2019-03-08)
Knee pain not linked with activity levels in adults with knee osteoarthritis
Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild to moderate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. (2019-03-06)
Study examines which schoolchildren are most likely to skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast was common in an observational study of schoolchildren in Greece, and children who skipped breakfast tended to have an unhealthy lifestyle profile. (2019-03-06)
Bone fractures increasing as seniors walk dogs to stay active
Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled. (2019-03-06)
Can changes in physical activity, sedentary behavior in people with type 2 diabetes last?
The American Diabetes Association recommends people with type 2 diabetes regularly do physical activity that is moderate to vigorous in intensity and reduce their time being sedentary. (2019-03-05)
The grassroots revolution making it normal for children to 'play out' again
Children's physical activity levels are at an all-time low, with only one in five children getting the minimum recommended one hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical exercise. (2019-03-05)
Machine learning expands to help predict and characterize earthquakes
In a focus section published in the journal Seismological Research Letters, researchers describe how they are using machine learning methods to hone predictions of seismic activity, identify earthquake centers, characterize different types of seismic waves and distinguish seismic activity from other kinds of ground 'noise.' (2019-03-01)
Urban parks could make you happier
UAB researchers found spending 20 minutes in an urban park will make someone happier -- whether they are engaging in exercise or not during the visit. (2019-02-25)
How diabetes causes muscle loss
Diabetes is associated with various health problems including decline in skeletal muscle mass. (2019-02-22)
Study links diabetes and back pain
People with diabetes have a 35 percent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 percent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, a review by University of Sydney researchers has found. (2019-02-21)
Interacting with more people is shown to keep older adults more active
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more likely to be physically active and had greater emotional well-being. (2019-02-20)
Keeping active in middle age may be tied to lower risk of dementia
Keeping physically and mentally active in middle age may be tied to a lower risk of developing dementia decades later, according to a study published in the February 20, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-02-20)
The new exercise trend that's made for everyone
Bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health, according to an international research team. (2019-02-20)
Let's dance!
Research shows that dance supports wellbeing, improves group spirit, and boosts learning. (2019-02-19)
Long periods of sedentary behavior may increase cardiovascular risk in older women
A new study has found that the longer older women sit or lay down during the course of a day -- and the longer the individual periods of uninterrupted sitting--the greater their risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. (2019-02-19)
Get fit for a fit gut
Research published in Experimental Physiology has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity. (2019-02-14)
More is better when coordinating with others, according to new study
Researchers at Tokyo Tech, Imperial College London and the University of Tokyo have demonstrated that physical coordination is more beneficial in larger groups. (2019-02-12)
Accelerated risk of mobility loss for people aged 60+ tied to excess weight/inactivity
The combination of excess weight/obesity and an inactive lifestyle represents a powerful joint risk factor for developing mobility loss after age 60, according to a new study. (2019-02-12)
Streetcars don't guarantee heightened development activity, study finds
Development outcomes along streetcar corridors can't be entirely attributed to the presence of the streetcar, researchers found. (2019-02-12)
RUDN biochemists found a way to stop the immortality of cancer cells with oligonucleotides
RUDN biochemists found a way to reduce the activity of telomerase (the enzyme of cell immortality) 10 times. (2019-02-11)
Working it out: Researchers find exercise may help fight depression in seniors
The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters. (2019-02-07)
Walking with Pokémon
Augmented reality is when apps and games overlay a real-time camera feed with images, characters and data to provide all kinds of interactive experiences. (2019-02-05)
Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease. (2019-02-05)
Masculine fitness program improves physical activity of European men
Gender-sensitized lifestyle programs delivered in professional football clubs have shown promise in increasing physical activity in Europe and could play an important public health role in engaging underserved men, according to a study published Feb. (2019-02-05)
Electrical activity in prostate cancer cells
Experts from the universities of Bath and Seville have carried out a series of experiments with which, for the first time, they have been able to characterize the normal electrical activity in PC-3 prostate cancer cells in real time, with a resulting low-frequency electrical pattern between 0.1 and 10 Hertz. (2019-02-04)
Research shows teens too low on sleep, activity, and too high on screen time
Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-02-04)
Researchers are worried that people with chronic disease are not being active enough
A study of over 96,000 UK men and women, of average age 64.5 years, has found that those with chronic conditions are spending considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers, so are missing out on its health management benefits. (2019-02-04)
No sweat? That's an issue for home-schooled children
Children schooled at home may not get enough exercise even if they participate in organized sports and physical activities, according to researchers at Rice University. (2019-02-01)
Walking for health benefits just got easier to track
In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, University of Massachusetts Amherst kinesiology researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute guidelines for moderate and vigorous intensity. (2019-02-01)
How does a quantum particle see the world?
Researchers at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences proved that whether an object (in our example, the ball) shows quantum features depends on the reference frame. (2019-01-30)
Is coronary artery calcification in highly active people like marathon runners associated with increased risk of death?
Some studies have suggested that people with high levels of physical activity way beyond current physical activity guidelines, such as marathon runners, can have significant build-up of calcium in the arteries of their heart called coronary artery calcification (CAC). (2019-01-30)
Athletes can rest easy: Extreme exercise does not raise heart disease risk or mortality
High volumes of exercise are safe, even when coronary calcium levels are high. (2019-01-30)
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