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July 4, 2015

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July 4, 2015

Extracurricular Sports Produce Disciplined Preteens

July 1, 2015 — Regular, structured extracurricular sports seem to help kids develop the discipline they need in order to engage effectively in the classroom, according to a new ... read more

Multidrug-Resistant TB Appears Less Transmissible in Households Than Drug-Susceptible TB

June 23, 2015 — Some strains of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) may have a lower fitness (be less capable of spreading) than drug-susceptible tuberculosis bacteria, according to a new study. The study ... read more

'Fitness' Foods May Cause Consumers to Eat More, Exercise Less

June 23, 2015 — Weight-conscious consumers are often drawn to foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness. But according to a new study, such "fitness branding" ... read more

Child Fitness Falls Further Than Feared: Not Obesity-Related

June 19, 2015 — Child fitness levels are falling at an even faster rate than first feared - and this time there is evidence it has nothing to do with ... read more

Weighing Yourself Daily Can Tip the Scale in Your Favor

June 17, 2015 — For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year study found that frequent self-weighing and ... read more

Exercise Can Help Control Blood Glucose, and Trim Waist Size and Body Fat in Diabetics Regardless of Fitness Gains

June 17, 2015 — Diabetics who exercise can trim waist size and body fat, and control blood glucose, even if they don’t see cardiorespiratory benefits, new research shows. Researchers found that waist ... read more

Talking Therapy Shows Promise for People With Chronic Low Back Pain

June 16, 2015 — A new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also suffering from related psychological stress, a new study ... read more

Extreme Exercise Linked to Blood Poisoning

June 16, 2015 — Extreme exercise can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning, new research shows. To reach this conclusion, experts monitored people participating in a ... read more

Existing Drug Used in Transplants Causes Older Rats to Lose Weight

June 15, 2015 — Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, ... read more

Physical Activity Decreases Over Time at All Levels of COPD Severity, Leading to Further Decline

June 12, 2015 — Physical activity decreases substantially over time in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at all levels of severity, according to a new ... read more

Exercise With a Physiotherapist Helps People With Depression

June 12, 2015 — Exercise has a positive effect on depression. A researcher evaluated exercise as add-on therapy to medicating with antidepressants. The experiments showed that people who participated in exercise ... read more

'Is Eating for Two' a Good Idea? Maintaining a Healthy Weight During Pregnancy Helps Mother and Baby

June 11, 2015 — Pregnant women can improve their health and even reduce the risk of complications during childbirth by maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Research has shown that gaining too much ... read more

Aerobic Exercise Seems to Curb Asthma Severity and Improves Quality of Life

June 10, 2015 — Aerobic exercise seems to curb the severity of asthma symptoms and improves quality of life, finds a small study. It should be routinely added to the drug treatment of moderate to severe asthma, ... read more

Weekend Screen Time Linked to Poorer Bone Health in Teen Boys

June 10, 2015 — Weekend screen time is linked to poorer teen bone health -- but only in boys, reveals new research. The apparent lack of impact of leisure screen time on teen girls' bone health may be explained ... read more

June 10, 2015 — An easy walk, slow dancing, leisurely sports such as table tennis, household chores and other light-intensity exercise may be nearly as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults -- ... read more

New Obesity Treatment Prevents Bone Loss During Weight Loss

June 10, 2015 — Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. According to the researchers behind the study, the ... read more

Teenagers Should Exercise Like Kids to Achieve Best Health Outcomes

June 10, 2015 — As little as two minutes of high-intensity exercise four times a day improves health outcomes in adolescents, but the same amount of moderate-intensity exercise does not reap the same rewards, ... read more

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Lifestyle Modification Combined With Metformin

June 10, 2015 — Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome could manage some of the symptoms by combining a change in lifestyle with taking the drug metformin, new research has ... read more

Mean Light Timing May Influence Body Mass Index, Body Fat

June 9, 2015 — The timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index and body fat, a new study suggests. Results show that people with more exposure to moderate or higher intensity light ... read more

Are the Data Underlying the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Flawed?

June 9, 2015 — U.S. government-issued dietary recommendations continue to evolve over time. In a new article, an obesity theorist and cardiovascular health researchers claim that the main source of dietary ... read more

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