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Inactive Lifestyle Linked to Ozone-Related Lung Disease

An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. In a new study, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency researchers found that sedentary rats exposed to varying degrees of ozone, a type of air pollution, had...
6-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cigarette Smoke Exposure Increases Scar Tissue in the Kidney and Heart, Study Finds

Smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys and can worsen existing kidney disease, according to a new study. The research team suggests that exposure to cigarette smoke negatively affects genetic messaging that controls tissue scarring.
1-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Long-Term Use of Postmenopausal Estrogen Treatment May Impair Kidney Function

Long-term estrogen treatment after menopause may increase the risk of new kidney damage and negatively affect women with abnormal kidney function.
29-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Smoke + Hot Temperatures = Increased SIDS Risk

Researchers are a step closer to understanding why cigarette smoke exposure during pregnancy may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained, sudden death of a child younger than one year of age. A new study...
15-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Explores How Immune System Functions During Sleep

Researchers have found new insights into sleep’s importance to overall health: it may give the immune system a chance to regroup at a time when the relative risk of infection is low. As the foundation of the human body’s immune system, large...
15-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

12-Week Exercise Program Significantly Improved Testosterone Levels in Overweight, Obese Men

Twelve weeks of aerobic exercise significantly boosted testosterone levels in overweight and obese men, according to researchers from Tsukuba University and Ryutsu Keizai University in Japan. Increased levels were highest among men who exercised...
27-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dad’s Preconception Exercise May Increase Obesity, Insulin Resistance Risk in Offspring

Fathers who exercise regularly before their children are conceived may program their offspring's genes with an increased risk for metabolic disorders, according to new research from East Carolina University. The surprising results, to be presented...
27-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exercise During Pregnancy May Reduce Markers of Aging in Offspring

Exercise during pregnancy may be as effective in protecting the next generation from age-related health risks as efforts made during the offspring's own adulthood. Researchers from the University of Kentucky think that short-term lifestyle changes...
27-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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