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Tackling cardiovascular deaths requires urgent action in children
Encouraging activity and improving diet in children is crucial to cut deaths from cardiovascular disease -- and is the focus of an innovative school project in São Paulo, Brazil. (2019-09-21)
Scientists identify a personality feature that could predict how often you exercise
Individuals who make concrete plans to meet their goals may engage in more physical activity, including visits to the gym, compared to those who don't plan quite so far ahead, research shows. (2019-09-20)
Kindness is a top priority in a long-term partner according to a new international study
One of the top qualities that we look for in a long-term partner is kindness, according to new research by Swansea University. (2019-09-19)
Study stresses the importance of staying physically active and the negative effects of even short-term inactivity
A new study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
A large study indicates how cities can promote walking for travel
Coinciding with the European Mobility Week, a study performed in seven European cities focuses on walking for travel, a strategy to increase physical activity in cities. (2019-09-17)
Brain activity intensity drives need for sleep
The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL study in zebrafish, published in Neuron. (2019-09-16)
Taking evolution to heart
An international research group at UBC, Harvard University and Cardiff Metropolitan University has discovered how the human heart has adapted to support endurance physical activities. (2019-09-16)
Study finds human hearts evolved for endurance
Major physical changes occurred in the human heart as people shifted from hunting and foraging to farming and modern life. (2019-09-16)
Play equipment that gets kids moving
Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children. (2019-09-16)
Physical activity may attenuate menopause-associated atherogenic changes
Leisure-time physical activity is associated with a healthier blood lipid profile in menopausal women, but it doesn't seem to entirely offset the unfavorable lipid profile changes associated with the menopausal transition. (2019-09-13)
African american bachelor's degrees see growth, behind in physical sciences, engineering
African Americans are seeing growth in engineering and physical sciences but are not progressing at the same rate when compared to the general population. (2019-09-12)
Olfactory and auditory stimuli change the perception of our body
A pioneering investigation developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) alongside the University of Sussex and University College London, shows that olfactory stimuli combined with auditory stimuli can change our perception of our body. (2019-09-11)
Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years
Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers. (2019-09-10)
Using a wearable device to exercise more? Add competition to improve results
A clinical trial using a behaviorally designed gamification program found competition worked better than support or collaboration to increase daily step counts. (2019-09-09)
How the justice system can affect physical, mental health
New research finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one's physical health, even if the conviction doesn't lead to jail time. (2019-09-09)
The fast and the curious: Fitter adults have fitter brains
In a large study, German scientists have shown that physical fitness is associated with better brain structure and brain functioning in young adults. (2019-09-09)
Discovery of neuronal ensemble activities that is orchestrated to represent one memory
The brain stores memories through a neuronal ensemble, termed engram cells. (2019-09-05)
UM physical therapy professor authors new guideline on treating runner's knee
University of Montana Assistant Professor Richard Willy is the lead author on a paper that offers new guidelines for treating patellofemoral pain, often known as 'runner's knee.' (2019-09-03)
Sedentary lifestyle for 20 years linked to doubled mortality risk compared to being active
Two decades of a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a two times risk of premature death compared to being physically active, according to results from the HUNT study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-08-31)
Cardiovascular disease patients benefit more from exercise than healthy people
A study of nearly half a million people has found for the first time that those with heart or blood vessel problems benefit more from having a physically active lifestyle than do healthy people without cardiovascular disease. (2019-08-31)
Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation
The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. (2019-08-30)
New study suggests exercise is good for the aging brain
University of Iowa researchers have found that a single bout of exercise benefits some older people's brains. (2019-08-26)
Scientists have found longevity biomarkers
An international group of scientists studied the effects of 17 different lifespan-extending interventions on gene activity in mice and discovered genetic biomarkers of longevity. (2019-08-23)
Your heart's best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health
Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. (2019-08-23)
Junk food intake in children reduced by health education that addresses emotional issues
Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to research to be presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-08-23)
Truckies more obese than most: QUT study
More than 200,000 people are employed as truck drivers in Australia and while their role in transporting goods across its wide brown land is critical, they are among the nation's most unhealthy. (2019-08-21)
Physical activity at any intensity linked to lower risk of early death
Evidence shows that higher levels of physical activity -- regardless of intensity -- are associated with a lower risk of early death in middle aged and older people. (2019-08-21)
Physical activity in adolescence and later life reduces the risk of colorectal adenoma
A study analyzing data from almost 30,000 nurses shows that the effects of physical activity throughout life are cumulative. (2019-08-19)
Engaging educational videos elicit similar brain activity in students
The most engaging educational videos are correlated with similar brain activity across learners, according to research in young adults recently published in eNeuro. (2019-08-19)
Physical and mental exercise lower chances for developing delirium after surgery
A team of researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine designed a study to see whether older adults who are physically active before having surgery had less delirium after surgery. (2019-08-14)
Impulsive behaviour linked to sleep and screen time, CHEO study finds
A paper published today in Pediatrics suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions. (2019-08-14)
Exercise associated with benefit to patients with advanced colorectal cancer
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who engaged in moderate exercise while undergoing chemotherapy tended to have delayed progression of their disease and fewer severe side effects from treatment, according to the results of a new study. (2019-08-14)
Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke
Stroke survivors who completed a group-based aerobic exercise program, like cardiac rehabilitation, significantly improved their endurance and walking capacity regardless of time since stroke. (2019-08-14)
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Mental health harms related to very frequent social media use in girls might be due to exposure to cyberbullying, loss of sleep or reduced physical activity
Very frequent use of social media may compromise teenage girls' mental health by increasing exposure to bullying and reducing sleep and physical exercise, according to an observational study of almost 10,000 adolescents aged 13-16 years studied over three years in England between 2013-2015, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. (2019-08-13)
Over-55s shouldn't wait for retirement to make time for their health
People in middle-age need to keep up their physical activity levels if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement -- according to a new report. (2019-08-12)
Regular exercise may slow decline in those at risk of Alzheimer's
Moderate exercise is not only good for memory as people age, it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer's, known as biomarkers, in those who are at risk for the disease, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. (2019-08-09)
Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children
A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity. (2019-08-09)
Study finds changes in mindset key to helping college students exercise more
According to the survey, respondents indicated that sustaining the weekly 150 minutes of exercise would require the support of family and friends, as well as an emotional shift, in which students would use exercise as an outlet for stressors. (2019-08-08)
Geneticists unlock the secret of mutant flies' longevity
Russian researchers determined which genes are affected by mutation that extends lifespan of fruit flies. (2019-08-07)
Nordic walking can provide multiple benefits for patients with breast cancer
An analysis of published studies found that Nordic walking -- a low impact aerobic activity consisting in walking with poles -- can benefit patients with breast cancer by having a positive impact on swelling, physical fitness, disability, and quality of life. (2019-08-07)
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