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NIEHS brings researchers and leaders together to find environmental solutions to childhood obesity

...an play in lowering childhood obesity rates. Youth exercise and dance programs, including the Fabulous Stepper...ured at the evening reception. New videogame-based exercise programs from Sony and Powergrid Fitness will also be demonstrated....

Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests

Women who exercise more and keep their weight under control may drama...r BMI levels, the researchers found. This level of exercise is equivalent to about 45 minutes of brisk walking or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise per day. "Gi...

Sildenafil (Viagra) approved for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as Revatio

... hypertension, improves gas exchange and increases exercise capacity. Further clinical studies in Giessen in patients suffering from different forms of PH (adults, children and infants) have confirmed these results and lead to an international multicenter study. The results of this large randomized, double-bl...

Key to breast cancer prevention could hang in the balance

...scientists have provided strong evidence that more exercise together with less weight gain affect considerably...exercise, and had lower BMI levels. This level of exercise is equivalent to about 45 minutes of brisk walking or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise per day. The...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...r at-home screening for breast cancer; the role of exercise in restoring the immune system after chemotherapy;...ucted at Penn State. These findings indicate that exercise can help restore immune systems damaged by anti-cancer drugs, which destroy healthy as well as malig...

It's never too late to start exercising

...ns who are capable of physical activity but do not exercise have an increased risk of future problems walking ...red that mobility loss in older persons who do not exercise can be reduced by having an active lifestyle. Recommendations for exercise such as 1.5 to 2 hours of...

Physiotherapist' advice may be as good as physical treatment for low back pain

An exercise and education programme could provide an alternati... management programme included general fitness and exercise advice, and educational strategies to overcome psychosocial barriers to recovery. The investigators ...

Exercise helps recovery from chemotherapy for breast cancer

...and cell biology. Mastro's findings indicate that exercise can help restore immune systems damaged by anti-ca... between the ages of 29 and 71 were assigned to an exercise group of 28 women or a non-exercise group of 21 women. Women in the exercise group began the exerci...

Lowering resistance to insulin may delay or prevent onset of type 2 diabetes

...ients at increased risk for type 2 diabetes should exercise and keep their weight as close to normal as possible. They should have regular check-ups to see if their glucose levels are stable, which means they are not progressing toward diabetes, or rising, which means they are progressing. "If they continue ...

Flight stockings significantly reduce DVT risk, says research review

...k part in the studies were also advised to walk or exercise regularly, drink water, avoid salty food and make sure that bulky baggage didn't restrict their leg movement. "The risk of venous thrombosis was first recognised in 1940 when 21 people died from pulmonary embolisms after prolonged sitting in air ra...

Medication orlistat appears helpful in improving weight management for obese adolescents

When combined with diet, exercise and behavioral therapy, orlistat, a drug that decr... reduced calorie diet, and received counseling for exercise and behavior modification (i.e., recording food intake, recognizing cues for overeating). The resear...

Drinking for just eight weeks impairs learning and memory in mice

... who may engage in binge drinking. "People should exercise caution against binge drinking since cognitive deficits may ensue," he said. Researchers fed eight-week-old male mice, of two different strains, either an alcohol or sucrose diet for eight weeks, followed by a three-week withdrawal period. Learning ...

Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children

...the morning Pain and stiffness that improves with exercise and worsens with immobility Swelling in the joints or other areas of the body, including where ligaments like the Achilles tendon attaches to the bone. "It is common for children to experience 'growing pains,' but symptoms of joint aches and pains ...

Female volunteers prepare for a second 'bedrest'

...ise' group were put through their paces in regular exercise sessions. In another group, daily meals were accompanied by a dietary supplement (certain amino acids which form the basis of proteins). Volunteers needed for phase 2 For phase 2 of the study, which is due to begin in September, ESA, the French ...

Young athletes' post-concussion migraine may signal greater neurocognitive impairment

... study strongly support the need for clinicians to exercise increased vigilance in making decisions about managing a concussed athlete with PTM and extreme caution as to when that athlete should be allowed to return to play," said the study's lead author, Jason Mihalik, CAT(C), A.T.C., who now is a doctoral s...

'X-factor' causes Scots to have higher heart disease rates, say scientists

...th behaviours such as smoking, drinking and taking exercise and other biological characteristics such as cholesterol levels. Principal investigator Dr Richard Mitchell, of the University of Edinburgh said: "We found that Scots are more likely to be in worse economic situations, to have had problems with drin...

New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates

...ients through intensive care units (ICU) and using exercise to assess and improve patients' fitness could also...ends the adoption of methods like cardio-pulmonary exercise testing (CPX), not commonly used at present within the NHS, as more reliable methods of assessing a ...

Vascular disease most common cause of male erectile dysfunction

...es who were clinically stable with good ability to exercise had their nitrates discontinued in the presence of continuing beta-blockade or calcium antagonist therapy and close follow-up. Over 90% of the men no longer taking nitrates were treated with a PDE-5 inhibitor which was effective in restoring sexual ...

Tai Chi can reduce falls in older people, says new research

...group. They found that the physical fitness of the exercise group showed significant improvement, with stronge...ibility and better balance. For example, after the exercise programme had finished, the time taken by the exercise group to walk six metres had fallen by 25 per...

The impact of weight loss on osteoarthritis of the knee

...eague Against Rheumatism recommend weight loss and exercise to reduce the painful and incapacitating symptoms ...rt of a long-term study of the effects of diet and exercise on knee OA, researchers at Wake Forest University found that an average weight loss of 5 percent in ...

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