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Couch Potatoes Face Same Chance of Dementia as Those with Genetic Risk Factors: Research

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Sedentary older adults with no genetic risk factors for dementia may be just as likely to develop the disease as those who are genetically predisposed, according to a major study which followed more than 1,600 Canadians over five years.
10-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cycling in Bed Is Safe for ICU Patients: Hamilton Study

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Researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have demonstrated that physiotherapists can safely start in-bed cycling sessions with critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients early on in their ICU stay.
22-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Dietary Sugar Guidelines Are Based on Low Quality Evidence

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The research team identified problems with the nutritional guidelines and in particular problems with the research that supported the guidelines’ recommendations.
13-Dec-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Couch Potatoes Take Note: If You Want to Stick to an Exercise Plan, Try High-Intensity Workouts

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A team of kinesiologists has found that high-intensity interval training (HIT) is more enjoyable than moderate exercise. It’s the first study to examine changes in enjoyment for HIT workouts versus moderate continuous training, over the first six...
15-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Smallpox, Once Thought an Ancient Disease, May Have Emerged in More Recent Times, Raising Questions About Its Role in History

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New genetic research from an international team including McMaster University, University of Helsinki, Vilnius University and the University of Sydney, suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an...
2-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Microorganisms Isolated in Cave Helps Researchers Understand the Origins of Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists examined one bacterium found 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that demonstrated resistance to most antibiotics used today, including so-called ‘drugs of last resort’ such as daptomycin. These microorganisms have been...
6-Dec-2016 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Malaria Mystery: Researchers Find Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria’s Existence 2,000 Years Ago at the Height of the Roman Empire

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An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.
1-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Disability, Reduced Social Participation Associated with Chronic Conditions in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Middle-age adults living with a combination of arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society
9-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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