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Article ID: 696346

Weight Loss Reverses Heart Condition in Obesity Sufferers

University of Adelaide

Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight.

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20-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696225

Daily Fasting Works for Weight Loss

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study shows that daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating — a form of fasting that limits food consumption to select hours each day — on weight loss in obese individuals.

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18-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696210

Heart Disease Sufferers Not Exercising Enough

University of Adelaide

Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough exercise. New medical treatments have helped people to live longer despite these health problems, but this is causing an escalating burden on public health systems worldwide.

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18-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696201

Infectious Disease Experts Available for Comment on Dangers of Swimming in Natural Bodies of Water with Open Wounds or Cuts

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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15-Jun-2018 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695972

Mozart, Meditation and a Yoga Mat: Oncologists Welcome Certain Integrative Therapies Into the Breast Cancer Treatment Mix

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. Today, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), published its endorsement of integrative therapy guidelines recently established by the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO).

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11-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695370

Adapting Lifestyle Habits Can Quickly Lower Blood Pressure

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.

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4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695695

Surprising facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Many physical therapists use foam rollers to help patients recover from injuries – and for good reason. This flexible piece of equipment can help to increase range of motion, shorten recovery time, and enhance healing.

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6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695577

Low Neighborhood “Walkability” Linked With Childhood Asthma

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Children living in neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking are more likely to develop asthma and to continue to have this condition through later childhood, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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4-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695519

Study: Exercise Mitigates Genetic Effects of Obesity Later in Life

University at Buffalo

A new study suggests, for the first time in women over age 70, that working up a sweat can reduce the influence one’s genes have on obesity.

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4-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695474

Leading Neuroscientist Responds to Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Florida Atlantic University

Approximately 47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. One of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country has developed eight myths and truths about AD to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

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4-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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