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Article ID: 699430

Research Reveals Dangerous Midlife Switch of Ditching Activity to Sit Still

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

People are falling into a trap of greater inactivity during middle age, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), which calls for its findings to be considered in future national physical activity guidelines.

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23-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    21-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699216

Dehydration Alters Human Brain Shape and Activity, Slackens Task Performance

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sweating up a storm doing yard work? This is what your brain might be doing: Reasonably customary dehydration led to shape changes in the brains of test subjects in a new study. And neuronal firing patterns got nosier. The subjects' average performance of a motor task also slipped markedly.

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20-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699046

Evening Preference, Lack of Sleep Associated with Higher BMI in People with Prediabetes

University of Illinois at Chicago

People with prediabetes who go to bed later, eat meals later and are more active and alert later in the day — those who have an “evening preference” — have higher body mass indices compared with people with prediabetes who do things earlier in the day, or exhibit morning preference. The higher BMI among people with evening preference is related to their lack of sufficient sleep, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago-led study.

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15-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698837

4 Things You Should Be Doing to Avoid Exercise Injuries

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Dr. Pablo Costa, a leading researcher and assistant professor at CSU Fullerton, says these habits could avoid some of the most common sprains and strains.

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10-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 698726

Exercise Can Help Beat Cocaine Addiction, Study Finds

University at Buffalo

Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, PhD.

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8-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 698590

Smart Wristband With Wireless Link to Smartphones Could Monitor Health, Environmental Exposures

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices. Their technology, which could be added to watches and other wearable devices that monitor heart rates and physical activity, is detailed in a study published online in Microsystems & Nanoengineering.

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6-Aug-2018 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698599

Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes Robert Borzio, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ, is pleased to welcome Robert Borzio, M.D., to its team of physicians. Dr. Borzio is an orthopedic surgeon, providing general orthopedic care and treatment of fractures in the upper and lower extremities. He specializes in muscle sparing computer navigated total hip and knee replacement and revision hip and knee replacement.

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6-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698582

Cedars-Sinai Gets Seniors Moving to Prevent Falls and Loneliness

Cedars-Sinai

At a recent workout in Los Angeles, 20 shadow boxers throw their fists in the air, shouting and counting their punches. But unlike most gym classes in the youth-obsessed city, everyone in this room is over 65 years old. The free classes are designed to help seniors avoid two of the biggest threats to their wellbeing—falls and loneliness. Downloadable video is available.

Released:
6-Aug-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698469

A composição das bactérias intestinais de uma pessoa pode influenciar na perda de peso, sugere estudo da Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Para algumas pessoas, as bactérias intestinais podem ser responsáveis pela incapacidade de perder peso, apesar da prática de dietas e exercícios rigorosos, sugere um estudo preliminar publicado na edição de agosto da Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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2-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    2-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698441

Muscle “Switch” May Control the Benefits of Exercise

Joslin Diabetes Center

Studying lab animals and humans, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center discovered that a protein called JNK helps to drive response to exercise. If JNK is activated during exercise, the researchers say, that stimulates skeletal muscle growth. If it’s not activated, muscles improve their adaptation for endurance and aerobic capacity.

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2-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

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