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The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4
...g-function People with asthma who perform regular exercise
have an increased ability to take up oxygen and in... Ram. There is no evidence to suggest that regular exercise
worsens asthmatic symptoms. Because exercise
can worsen symptoms, people with asthma have often bee...
'A virtual Katrina' of deaths every week in US due to racial health gap
...duals. For instance, promoting healthy eating and exercise
is only of limited benefit in poor communities where "parks and supermarkets are less common than fast food chains and stores selling alcohol." As the US rushes to rebuild its southern states, Americans should think carefully about how they could cre...
Exercise vital to build strong bones
...Board member and author of Move it or Lose it: How exercise
helps to build and maintain strong bones, prevent ...kely to have a hip fracture. Following fracture, exercise
can help to prevent further fractures, relieve pain and help maintain quality of life. Weight bear...
Exercise improves cardiopulmonary fitness in asthma
can trigger asthma attacks in some people, a new review of studies has found that exercise
improved cardiopulmonary fitness in people with asthma. "It's safe for patients with asthma to exer...
Camryn Manheim speaks out about rheumatoid arthritis
...tions available to manage the symptoms of RA, from exercise
and joint protection, to medication such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, and biologic agents. Biologic agents are a newer class of medications that specifically target parts...
Conference examines social perspectives on health disparities
... "Unhealthy lifestyles, such as poor diet, lack of exercise
and smoking, have replaced infectious disease and trauma as the leading causes of death in this country," Meltzer said. "Efforts to change those behaviors have met with mixed results in different social and ethnic groups. This conference will look ...
Findings of new Gallup survey on sleep in older adults to be released
...ing a caregiver? What is the relationship between exercise
and sleep in older adults? How does sleep affect older adults' quality of life? Media are invited to participate in a one-hour preview that will highlight the new survey results and select presentations from the conference. Host Robert N. Butle...
AAAAI, ACAAI recommend continual assessment of asthma control
...e asthma control is defined as: Full activity of exercise
No asthma symptoms during the day or at night No need for "as needed" Albuterol No missed school or work Normal lung function Asthma affects approximately 20 million Americans, and is responsible for nearly 5,000 deaths a year. In addition, ther...
Viagra blunts effects of stress on the human heart
...ases heart function when triggered by emotional or exercise
stress, or in diseases such as heart failure," adds Kass. After the first injection of dobutamine, the force of heart contraction increased by 150 percent in both groups. And in the placebo group, this increase repeated itself after the second injec...
Be a control freak: Allergists outline new focus for asthmatics
... Li and colleagues as follows: Full activity and exercise
No asthma symptoms during the day or at night No need for 'as needed' Albuterol No missed work or school due to asthma Normal lung function Asthma is a chronic condition that occurs when the main air passages of the lungs, the bronchial tubes, b...
Can bench pressing reduce or prevent lymphedema symptoms in breast-cancer survivors?
... correct." Strength training, believes Schmitz (an exercise
physiologist), is an intriguing intervention for breast-cancer survivors as there is evidence that exercise
improves health parameters and quality of life. Based on data from her own previous study (as well a...
New imaging technique reveals how likely you are to break a bone
...fe. By taking steps earlier on, such as increasing exercise
to build up bone mass, this could prevent the need for more interventions such as Risedronate (Actonel) later. Dr Draper adds: "We hope we can further develop this technique, and use it as part of a national screening programme which hopefully could...
Diabetes and depression can be a fatal mix
...on and diabetes are less likely to follow diet and exercise
guidelines or to check their blood glucose levels,... diabetes. Earlier studies have shown that lack of exercise
and physical activity can predict depression, and, conversely, that depression can predict the devel...
Changes in brain, not age, determine one's ability to focus on task
... and colleagues documented that six months of mild exercise
significantly improved brain wiring and performance. "I think this new work fits in very well," Kramer said. "This was basic research. It didn't involve an intervention like fitness training, but we now know that the amount of white matter can predic...
Walking and sports linked with heart health benefits in Japan, too
...sibly misleading comparison with people who didn't exercise
because they were already ill. The researchers als...rt-term mortality and the use of the second lowest exercise
category as referent minimizes the effects of those who do not exercise
because they are already ill...
New TNS study shows most Australian women are overweight
...ngly, however, only 17% of women undertake regular exercise
a symptom of not enough time in modern society for important priorities," she said. The TNS study reports that 25% of the women surveyed are members of a slimming company, 21% are following an international weight-loss program like the Atkins and So...
Regular physical activity may strenghten knee cartilage
...int disease. Along with early diagnosis, moderate exercise
is one of the most effective ways to reduce pain a...ar" nature of OA, the commonly held belief is that exercise
will not strengthen joint cartilage and may even aggravate cartilage loss. Until recently, investig...
Mirrors can trick the brain into recovering from persistent pain, research suggests
... half experienced pain relief during and after the exercise
and further investigations showed that even greater improvements can be achieved if the tasks are practiced beforehand. "By using a mirror reflection of a normal limb to convince the brain that everything is alright, we have found that we can correct...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...ong-term effects on survivors' pulmonary function, exercise
capacity, and health-related quality of life, acco...fter 18 months of first acquiring the illness, the exercise
capacity and health status of patients with SARS were much lower than normal, and 27.9% of patients ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 1, 2005
...t coronary risk factors, education plus supervised exercise
programs, and structured exercise
programs alone. Researchers found benefits associated with all three types of programs. Overall, t...
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