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Walking May Have Profound Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Among patients with chronic kidney disease who were followed for an average of 1.3 years, those who walked for exercise were 33% less likely to die and 21% less likely to need dialysis or a kidney transplant. • The more patients walked, the less likely they were to die or to need dialysis or a transplant.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Youth Weight and Choosing Friends, Lowering Fast Food Consumption, School Tap Water Quality

In this month’s release, find studies about adolescent weight status and how it may impact choosing friends; types of policies that may be the most helpful in lowering fast food consumption and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables; and the quality of tap water in public schools.

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Allergens, Pollen, B12, Vitamins, Injections, Shots, Energy, Weight Loss, Stress, Supplements, Nutrition, Diabetes, Depression

B12 Injection Not Proven to Increase Energy and Metabolism

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Feeling sluggish? Gaining weight? What you need is a shot in the arm, claim advertisers for trendy vitamin B12 injections.Don’t let marketers needle you.“If medical testing confirms that an individual has a vitamin B12 deficiency, a vitamin B12 supplement will help. But if a B12 deficiency has not been identified by a physician or primary care doctor, there is no need to waste energy and money on B12 shots,” says Ashley Barrient, clinical dietitian, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care.

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product design, Usability, Health & Wellness, Self Management, Older Adults

Why Aren’t Product Designers Considering Activity Trackers for Older Adults?

Product designers rarely consider those over 65 to be a viable user group for popular activity-monitoring technologies.

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Experimental Biology Meeting 2014, Excercise, Lung Function, Prematurity, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Preterm Infants

Prematurity Linked to Altered Lung Function During Exercise, High Blood Pressure in Adults

Some preterm babies have lungs that develop abnormally. While long-term health effects of prematurity are still unclear, researchers have found that adults who were born early may have problems handling the pulmonary demands of exercise.

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Experimental Biology Meeting 2014, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Exercise, Body Temperature, Central Nervous System (CNS), Thermoregulation, Temperature regulation

Heat Regulation Dysfunction May Stop MS Patients from Exercising

Exercise-induced body temperature increases can make symptoms worse for some patients with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Southern Methodist explore the underlying causes of the temperature regulation problems so MS patients can better reap the benefits of exercise.

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Children's Health, Fitness, Sports, Public Policy, Exercise, Obesity, Education

2014 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

2014 Report Card Research Advisory Committee unveils 10 elements of the first-ever U.S. report card evaluating physical activity among children and youth. Representatives from Designed to Move; SHAPE America; and the Congressional Fitness Caucus will participate.

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Experimental Biology Meeting 2014, Senescence, Excercise, Inflammation, Fast Food, Nutrition, Aging, Diet, Physiology

Road to the Fountain of Youth Paved with Fast Food…and Sneakers?

Unhealthy lifestyle habits can accelerate the process of senescence (cell death) and the release of damaging substances from dying cells. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic for the first time demonstrate that exercise can prevent or delay this fundamental process of aging.

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5K, Exercise, Running, running injuries, Workout

Couch to 5K in Five Weeks

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Experimental Biology Meeting 2014, Methamphetamine, Amphetamines, Excercise, Drug Cessation Therapy, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Prevention

Can Exercise Help Reduce Methamphetamine Use?

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have new evidence that exercise may help reduce methamphetamine use.







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