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20-May-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Seven Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia in Those with Genetic Risk
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to research published in the May 25, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: NEWLY ANNOUNCED Title IX symposium added to ACSM Annual Meeting program
Released: 25-May-2022 10:35 AM EDT
NEWLY ANNOUNCED Title IX symposium added to ACSM Annual Meeting program
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

NEWLY ANNOUNCED symposium has been added to the program at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and Vascular Health.

Released: 23-May-2022 5:40 PM EDT
Reducing screen time increases physical activity in children
University of Southern Denmark

Many young people spend much of their time using digital screens which may reduce their engagement in physical activity.

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Released: 20-May-2022 12:20 PM EDT
Using Math to Improve Your Workout
Universite de Montreal

Interval training is the best way to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness and overall sports performance. It works for everyone, from the elite athlete preparing for the Olympics to the regular weekend athlete to the patient who wants to improve their physical condition.

Newswise: Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
Released: 18-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting will be held May 31 – June 4 at the San Diego, CA Convention Center alongside the beautiful San Diego Bay. Join us!

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Weights can be weapons in battle against obesity
Edith Cowan University

People battling with their weight who are unable to do aerobic exercise can hit the gym instead and still see positive results.

Released: 16-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Muscle-building linked to weapon carrying and physical fighting
University of Toronto

Gun violence and school violence have been on the rise since the pandemic, as have eating disorders and body image issues among adolescents — which includes an emphasis on muscularity as today’s body ideal for many boys.

11-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Boost in Nerve-Growth Protein Helps Explain Why Running Supports Brain Health
NYU Langone Health

Exercise increases levels of a chemical involved in brain cell growth, which bolsters the release of the “feel good” hormone dopamine, a new study shows. Dopamine is known to play a key role in movement, motivation, and learning.

12-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Study Shows Children’s Physical Activity Levels Fell Below National Guidelines in Wake of Pandemic
University of Bristol

New research has revealed children’s physical activity levels in the UK were significantly lower by the time the COVID-19 pandemic public lockdown restrictions were lifted.

Released: 12-May-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes May Adopt Other Healthy Routines
University of Washington

A University of Washington study of adult smokers finds that those who switch to vaping some or all of the time may adopt other healthy behaviors.

Released: 11-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Taking ownership of your health
Osaka University

Idioms and proverbs about the importance of maintaining good health span the ages.

Newswise: More greens, less sugar and fries: Abriendo Caminos study finds promising results
Released: 11-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
More greens, less sugar and fries: Abriendo Caminos study finds promising results
Iowa State University

A study evaluating the effect of the Abriendo Caminos program on dietary behaviors of Hispanic children found youth participants consumed sugar-sweetened beverages, french fries and fast food less frequently and ate vegetables more often after the six-week workshop series.

Released: 5-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Protect Healthy Vision with 7 Habits for Healthy Retinas
American Society of Retina Specialists

Healthy sight allows us to experience all of the world’s wonders. Our retinas make good vision possible. The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) encourages the public to learn about the healthy habits that can help safeguard your retinas and your sight.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
A healthy lifestyle helps to prevent gestational diabetes in those at highest genetic risk
University of Helsinki

Gestational diabetes is the most common health-related challenge during pregnancy. Today, it is diagnosed in every fifth expectant mother in Finland.

Released: 4-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Benefits of Exercise May Vary Greatly in Primary Mitochondrial Disease
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In a new study, researchers demonstrated that the benefits of endurance exercise can vary based on the type of mutation involved in mitochondrial disease, and while the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks, the mitochondrial genetic status of patients should be taken into consideration when recommending exercise as therapy.

Released: 3-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Study sheds light on the benefits of exercise in fatty liver disease
University of Eastern Finland

Exercise supports the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by impacting on several metabolic pathways in the body, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Reducing sedentary time mitigates the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

A new study suggests that reducing daily sedentary time can have a positive effect on the risk factors of lifestyle diseases already in three months.

Newswise: Could Exercise Counteract Cardiotoxic Chemotherapy
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Released: 29-Apr-2022 1:05 AM EDT
Could Exercise Counteract Cardiotoxic Chemotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer
University of South Australia

When you’re a breast cancer survivor, the last thing you need is another health scare. So, it’s concerning to know that up to 48 per cent of breast cancer patients will go on to fight heart disease as a direct result of chemotherapy.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Grandmaternal Exercise Has Benefits for Grand Offspring, Researchers Find
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Scientists have demonstrated in mice that the benefits of exercise may also span generations.

Newswise: Hype up fitness to support kids’ health post-lockdowns
Released: 27-Apr-2022 8:30 PM EDT
Hype up fitness to support kids’ health post-lockdowns
University of South Australia

As COVID-19 reaches record levels in the UK, health experts are calling for a focus on children’s physical fitness as new research reveals concerning changes to children’s health and physical fitness following the pandemic.

Newswise: NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:55 PM EDT
NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
DePaul University

Tapping into positive emotions and social connections may be key to motivating older adults to exercise. DePaul University psychology professor Joseph Mikels has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work on emotion, aging and decision-making throughout the life span.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Controlling blood sugar may improve response to exercise training, study finds
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Scientists sought to determine whether high blood glucose blunts the body’s response to exercise and whether lowering it can restore the ability to improve aerobic capacity with training.

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Released: 25-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Surprising Way to Make Walking Easier
Philippe Malcolm, PhD

A robotic waist tether pulls at a wearer’s center of mass to reduce the energy needed to walk, offering a new potential approach for assistive rehabilitation.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 11:35 AM EDT
Multiple treatments to slow age-related muscle wasting
University of Basel

Everyone wants to stay fit and healthy as they grow old.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
IAFNS and Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center Team Up for 3-Part Webinar Series
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Join scientists as they share the latest nutrition research on physical activity, gut and brain, and maternal and child diets.

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Released: 20-Apr-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Arm movement and running speed: Is the partnership overrated?
Southern Methodist University

New research into human speed from a team at SMU (Southern Methodist University,) and West Chester University suggests that athletes who performed short sprints with their arms closed across their chests were nearly as fast as when they sprinted with their normal arm swing.

8-Apr-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Exercise May Protect Brain Volume by Keeping Insulin and BMI Levels Low
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Studies have shown that exercise helps protect brain cells. A new study looking at the mechanisms involved in this relationship suggests that the role exercise plays in maintaining insulin and body mass index levels may help protect brain volume and thus help stave off dementia. The research is published in the April 13, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: New fitness tracker keeps pace for Aussie cricketers
Released: 12-Apr-2022 11:05 PM EDT
New fitness tracker keeps pace for Aussie cricketers
University of South Australia

A new fitness tracker developed by the University of South Australia is helping predict sports performance among Australian cricketers to elevate their performance to the next level.

Released: 11-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
ACSM Releases Call to Action During National Autism Awareness Month
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is the world’s fastest-growing developmental disability, affecting 1 in 44 children in the United States alone. Fortunately, exercise provides many benefits for those with autism, including improvements to quality of life and management of stereotypical behaviors like verbal repetition and hand-flapping.

Newswise: Regular cycling helps patients with ‘accelerated aging’ disease
Released: 11-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Regular cycling helps patients with ‘accelerated aging’ disease
McMaster University

Cycling for 35 minutes three times a week for 12 weeks led to a 32 per cent increase in overall fitness in people with MD. Patients who took part in the study also saw a 1.6-kilogram increase in their muscle mass and a two per cent reduction of body fat. They were also able to walk an extra 47 metres in six minutes, when tested by researchers at the end of the 12-week trial. Eleven patients took part in the study.

Released: 7-Apr-2022 3:05 PM EDT
خبير من مايو كلينك يشارك 5 نصائح للرعاية المبكرة للمصابين بفيروس كورونا المستجد طويل الأمد
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا- بعد زيارة المئات من المرضى المصابين بفيروس كورونا المستجد طويل الأمد، والمعروفة أيضًا باسم متلازمة ما بعد فيروس كورونا المستجد، تعلم جريج فانيشكاتورن، دكتور الطب وزملاؤه في مايو كلينك الكثير عن الخطوات المبكرة في التعافي. وتضمن ذلك إدراك الخطوات التي يمكن للأشخاص اتخاذها بمفردهم لبدء التعافي. فيما يلي خمس نصائح من الدكتور فانيشكاتورن حول كيفية البدء في هزيمة متلازمة ما بعد فيروس كورونا المستجد:

Released: 7-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
妙佑医疗国际专家分享5项早期护理建议给有COVID长期症状的患者
Mayo Clinic

通过访视数百名有COVID长期症状(也称为COVID后综合征)患者,妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的Greg Vanichkachorn医学博士及其同事们学习到很多关于康复可采行的早期步骤。这其中包括患者对可以自行采取的康复起始步骤的认识。Vanichkachorn医生就如何展开对抗COVID后综合症提出了以下五项建议:

Released: 7-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Especialista da Mayo Clinic compartilha 5 dicas de cuidados iniciais para pessoas com COVID longa
Mayo Clinic

Após visitar centenas de pacientes com COVID longa, também conhecida como síndrome pós-COVID, Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D. e seus colegas da Mayo Clinic aprenderam muito sobre os passos iniciais da recuperação. Isso inclui o entendimento de que há passos que as pessoas podem dar por conta própria para começarem a se recuperar.

Released: 7-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Experto de Mayo Clinic ofrece 5 sugerencias acerca de los primeros cuidados en personas con covid prolongada
Mayo Clinic

Después de atender a cientos de pacientes con covid prolongada, también conocido como síndrome poscovid, el Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn y sus colegas en Mayo Clinic han aprendido mucho acerca de las primeras medidas para la recuperación, incluido el hecho de que las personas mismas pueden tomar ciertas medidas para empezar a recuperarse.

Released: 7-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic expert shares 5 early care tips for people with long COVID
Mayo Clinic

After visiting with hundreds of patients with long COVID, also known as post-COVID syndrome, Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D., and his colleagues at Mayo Clinic have learned a lot about the early steps in recovery. That includes the realization that there are steps people can take on their own to start recovering. Here are five tips from Dr. Vanichkachorn on how to start defeating post-COVID syndrome...

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
The latest news on clinical trials is here on Newswise
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Clinical Trials channel on Newswise.

5-Apr-2022 10:15 AM EDT
Diagnosing Sports-Related Concussions May Be Harder than Thought
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The tool being used to diagnose concussions might be overestimating the condition and wrongly identifying symptoms like fatigue and neck pain caused from intense exercise and not a brain injury, according to Rutgers researchers. This new research raises new questions about the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT), a questionnaire widely used along with other methods to diagnose concussions sustained during sports. Findings were presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting April 5.

Newswise: What’s the skinny on those pandemic pounds?
Released: 4-Apr-2022 11:55 AM EDT
What’s the skinny on those pandemic pounds?
Elsevier

More Americans weighed in as obese during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than in the previous year.

25-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Exercise Could Help Reduce Severity of Serious Cancer Complication
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

A new study has identified yet another benefit of keeping up your exercise routine. In experiments performed with mice, researchers found that exercising prior to developing cancer was associated with slower tumor growth and helped reduce the effects of a cancer complication known as wasting syndrome, or cachexia.

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25-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Exercise Improves Health Markers in Young Female Survivors of Childhood Trauma
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research shows a progressive exercise training program mitigates some physiological and psychological effects of adverse childhood experiences in otherwise healthy young women. The study will be presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2022.

Newswise: Five Minutes of Daily Breath Training Improves Exercise Tolerance in Middle-aged and Older Adults
25-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Five Minutes of Daily Breath Training Improves Exercise Tolerance in Middle-aged and Older Adults
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research finds potential for high-resistance inspiratory muscle strength training to help sedentary middle-aged and older adults transition to a healthier lifestyle. The study will be presented this week at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2022.

Released: 1-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
ACSM Names Alexis Batrakoulis 2022 Certified Fitness Professional of the Year
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) today announced Alexis Batrakoulis, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, EIM-II, as the 2022 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year during its annual International Health & Fitness Summit in Dallas, Texas. ACSM created the Certified Professional of the Year award to recognize excellence in the exercise profession.

Released: 31-Mar-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Strength training protects against muscle pain by activating androgen receptors
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Resistance or strength training protects against the development of muscle pain in mice – and does so by activating androgen receptors, reports a basic science study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 30-Mar-2022 2:50 PM EDT
Media Advisory: A Call to Action for April’s National Autism Awareness Month
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Opportunity to write on this important topic and feature subject matter experts on exercise and autism during April's awareness month.

Released: 25-Mar-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Experimental Biology 2022 Press Materials Available Now
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Embargoed press materials are now available for the Experimental Biology (EB) 2022 meeting, featuring cutting-edge research from across the life sciences. EB 2022, to be held April 2–5 in Philadelphia, is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together thousands of scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community.


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