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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Regular Aerobic Exercise Beginning in Middle Age May Lessen Severity of Stroke in Old Age

Feb. 24, 2017 — Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in ... read more

Controversial Test Could Be Leading to Unnecessary Open Heart Operations

Feb. 24, 2017 — An approved international test to check whether people need open heart surgery could be sending twice as many people under the knife unnecessarily, at a cost of nearly £75m, research has ... read more

Gastric Balloon Is New Weight Loss Option

Feb. 23, 2017 — The Food and Drug Administration has approved another option to treat obesity: a grapefruit-size gastric balloon that takes up as much as half the volume of the ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Personalized Physical Therapy Brings Relief for Lower Back Pain

Feb. 17, 2017 — Impaired movement control may result in chronic lower back pain. A new study shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control impairment in the ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Eating carbohydrates during intense exercise helps to minimize exercise-induced immune disturbances and can aid the body's recovery, research has ... read more

Getting Inside Teens' Heads: Study Upsets Beliefs About Feelings and Exercise Probability

Feb. 15, 2017 — A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states and physical activity in near real-time challenges prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical ... read more

Scientists Take Aim at Obesity-Linked Protein

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have shown that deleting the gene for this protein, known as IP6K1, protects animal models from both obesity and ... read more

Weight Loss Actually Possible After Menopause

Feb. 15, 2017 — Talk to a woman in menopause and you're likely to hear complaints about hot flashes and an inability to lose weight, especially belly fat. A new study shows how regular exercise can help reduce ... read more

Gene Variants Associated With Body Shape Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 14, 2017 — A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 ... read more

Esophageal Cancer: Loss of Muscle Mass Represents a Significant Risk to Survival

Feb. 14, 2017 — Esophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than patients with no sarcopenia, ... read more

Avoiding Medications That Promote Weight Gain When Managing Obesity

Feb. 14, 2017 — While diet, exercise and behavior modification are essential components of obesity management, a successful long-term weight loss strategy should also include avoiding or minimizing ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Psychologists have designed an experiment to investigate whether human vision is more sensitive during physical ... read more

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

Feb. 13, 2017 — From the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many ... read more

Older Adults Who Exercise Regularly May Lower Chances for Severe Mobility Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — A team of researchers theorized that exercise might also help adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent ... read more

Study Provides New Insight Into Different Forms of Heart Failure

Feb. 8, 2017 — Using a novel noninvasive technique, a team of researchers has been able to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients, providing additional insight into this ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send, substantially reducing people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research ... read more

Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work Frustrations, Study Shows

Feb. 7, 2017 — A brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — There are no more excuses for being out of shape. Researchers have found that short, intense bursts of stair climbing, which can be done virtually anywhere, have major benefits for heart health. The ... read more

Change in Marital Status Post-Menopause May Impact Health

Feb. 7, 2017 — Even a potentially devastating life event such as divorce can have some positive health outcomes, researchers found. Women who divorce later in life may lose weight and exercise more, while ... read more

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