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A preliminary study suggests that exercise might benefit children's brain development. Previous studies have shown links between physical fitness and cognitive skills in young people. Moderate exercise even helps kids think better for several hours. The new study shows a... (Read More)
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Postmenopausal women who exercise regularly are reducing their risk of developing breast cancer. A French study of nearly 60,000 women followed them for approximately 8 years. Women who walked, ran, swam or did other physical activity on a regular basis... (Read More)
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People plagued with insomnia are often advised to exercise during the day but not close to bedtime. The fear has been that vigorous physical activity in the evening might be stimulating and make it harder to fall asleep. A new... (Read More)
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Older people with mild cognitive impairment may benefit from a new type of exercise that mimics real-life work. Researchers in Queensland, Australia, developed a 10-week program to provide mental stimulation and physical exercise that they call Functional Task Simulation. It... (Read More)
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German researchers have shown that the rewards of a healthy lifestyle include lowering the risk of suffering a stroke. They analyzed data from nearly 24,000 people and determined that those who maintain a healthy weight, don't smoke, exercise regularly, consume... (Read More)
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Statins may have an unrecognized adverse effect, especially for older men. More than 3,000 men over the age of 65 were included in this Oregon State University study. The scientists found that men taking statins exercised about 40 minutes a... (Read More)
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Exercise may have an unanticipated benefit. Irish researchers examined the DNA markers in stool samples from professional rugby players. Sequencing DNA allows scientists to analyze the diversity of bacteria living within the digestive tract. Compared to overweight sedentary individuals, the... (Read More)
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Scientists have found a way to counteract the risk of diabetes in women who develop the disease during pregnancy. Although gestational diabetes often disappears after the baby is born, women who have elevated blood sugars during pregnancy are at increased... (Read More)
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People at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes can change their fate by altering their diet and exercise patterns. The current research included 568 Chinese people who were followed up for more than two decades. At the outset, the... (Read More)
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When James Fixx died at the age of 52 on July 20th, 1984, in the middle of his daily run, it was a huge shock to runners, athletes and fitness buffs. When Fixx was 35 he weighed 240 pounds and... (Read More)
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Q. I have been suffering with constipation for over a year. I chalked the problem up to menopause and tried everything I could think of: increasing the fiber in my diet, drinking more water and exercising even more vigorously. Food... (Read More)
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Long-term research has given some clues to why men who exercise more have a better outlook for prostate cancer. The Health Professionals Follow-Up Study began in 1986 with more than 50,000 men in the health professions. The dentists, podiatrists, veterinarians... (Read More)
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By Mark Gray  Eating healthy in and of itself is a challenge. With all the dollar meal menus and fast food options at your disposal, chances are you're tempted on a daily basis to trim your budget instead of your... (Read More)
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People with slightly elevated levels of fasting blood sugar are categorized as pre-diabetic. That means they have the early signs of impaired glucose tolerance. They can reverse this trend, however, and lower their risk of heart attacks or strokes by... (Read More)
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Would you like to be paid to participate in a study to improve your health for 2014? Investigators at Duke University Health System are seeking volunteers to participate in the ENLIGHTEN RESEARCH STUDY. This six-month trial is funded by the... (Read More)
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