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Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people

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Photo: Man screaming and grabbing his head [02/10/2014] A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people - Read more

Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers

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Photo: Boy with autism sitting and drawing [01/10/2014] A new Oregon State University (OSU) study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers - Read more

Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing

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Photo: Commuter with bicycle [24/09/2014] Walking or cycling to work is better for people's mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR).Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing - Read more

Back pain - does relief come from sport medicine?

Photo: Title of MEDICA video Prof. Frank Mayer from the University of Potsdam talks about nonspecific back pain and deficits of the neuromuscular system in the trunk that are a possible cause. Jürgen Fischer and Dr. Peter Stehle from the German Federal Institute of Sports Science explain the backgrounds of the project “Back Pain”.Back pain - does relief come from sport medicine? - Read more

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

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Photo: Boy riding a bike [12/09/2014] Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn't easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home.Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids - Read more

Healthy sleep duration linked to less sick time from work

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Photo: Man switching off alarm clock [05/09/2014] New research suggests that sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness. The results underscore the importance of the “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project.Healthy sleep duration linked to less sick time from work - Read more

Education and dog-friendly neighborhoods against obesity

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Photo: Woman and dog at a walk [02/09/2014] A study from the University of Liverpool has recommended investing in dog owner education and facilities as a strategy to target physical inactivity and problems such as obesity in both people and their pets.Education and dog-friendly neighborhoods against obesity - Read more

Natural light in office boosts health

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Photo: Offices with large windows [12/08/2014] Office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Natural light in office boosts health - Read more

Postmenopausal breast cancer risk decreases rapidly after starting physical activity

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Photo: Woman and a man doing sports [11/08/2014] Postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years.Postmenopausal breast cancer risk decreases rapidly after starting physical activity - Read more

Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging

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Photo: Older couple cycling [25/07/2014] Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans.Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging - Read more

Mediterranean diet: children less likely to be overweight

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Photo: Mediterranean fish dish [25/06/2014] A study of eight European countries shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be overweight or obese than those children who do not.Mediterranean diet: children less likely to be overweight - Read more

Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients

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Photo: Older men playing soccer [16/06/2014] Studies show that 24 weeks of twice-weekly recreational soccer training sessions lower blood pressure and improves heart function in men with high blood pressure and men with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes lost 12 percent of their abdominal fat and reduced their blood sugar 20 percent more than inactive control subjects.Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients - Read more

How to make statewide health campaigns more effective

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Photo: Scales with a stethoscope [12/06/2014] Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that adding evidence-based weight loss strategies to a statewide wellness campaign improves weight loss outcomes among participants.How to make statewide health campaigns more effective - Read more

Appeal of well-being applications often short-lived

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Photo: Smartphone and three small meals [10/06/2014] According to a doctoral thesis by Kirsikka Kaipainen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, online and mobile applications for stress management and healthy eating reach a large number of users but their appeal tends to be short-lived.Appeal of well-being applications often short-lived - Read more

Study on chronically ill patients: “Coaching can save money“

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[10/06/2014] The German Technician Health Insurance (German: Techniker Krankenkasse) conducted a study on the Topic “Phone coaching helps seriously ill patients and saves money“. We spoke with Günter van Aalst about the interesting findings. Study on chronically ill patients: “Coaching can save money“ - Read more

Night owls may be more sedentary, less motivated to exercise

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Photo: Owl at night [06/06/2014] A new study suggests that night owls are more sedentary and feel that they have a harder time maintaining an exercise schedule.Night owls may be more sedentary, less motivated to exercise - Read more

Football: "We want to globally determine deaths for the first time"

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[02/06/2014] Sudden deaths of football players make headlines time after time: competitive athletes who are the idols of many people die just when they are on the playing field and in the limelight. Congenital heart defects often cause their death. Sports physicians and FIFA now plan to ascertain data that can help improve preventive examinations in competitive football.Football: "We want to globally determine deaths for the first time" - Read more

Sports and Cancer: No Panacea, but a Necessary Aid

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[02/06/2014] When are sports healthy, how often should you engage in sports and what effect do sports have on the body – over the past few decades, there were always different answers to these questions. Many studies that were conducted in the past however confirm the assumption that sports and exercise always support health, even if someone is already sick.Sports and Cancer: No Panacea, but a Necessary Aid - Read more

Vascular health in athletes

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[02/06/2014] “Sports are good for your health”, as the saying goes. Regular exercise promotes the health of our blood vessels and prevents vascular diseases. However, many years of competitive sports can also have negative effects on vascular health and increase the risk of myocardial infarction. Prof. Martin Halle of the Technical University Munich explains at MEDICA.de what athletes need to pay attention to.Vascular health in athletes - Read more

Long-Term Study: Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age

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Photo: Man carries wood [25/04/2014] Strenuous occupational physical activity in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in old age, whereas leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk. This is found in a study which followed up 5,200 public sector employees for 28 years. The study was conducted at the Gerontology Research Center in Finland and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.Long-Term Study: Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age - Read more

Occupational Health: “Employees, who like to contribute their talents, stay healthy”

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[08/04/2014] Dr. Walter Kromm, Master of Public Health, is not just a general practitioner, but also a health advisor for management professionals. During his many years of practical experience, he kept realizing how important employee health is for the health of an entire company.Occupational Health: “Employees, who like to contribute their talents, stay healthy” - Read more

Health from Space: "The secrets of an astronaut's health and fitness"

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[24/03/2014] He is kind of a "Bones" McCoy, since he keeps astronauts fit: Dr. Simon Evetts leads the Medical Projects and Technology team within the Medical Support Office of the European Astronauts Centre in Cologne, Germany. MEDICA.de talked to him about sports in universe, space technology and the benefits for us earthlings.Health from Space: "The secrets of an astronaut's health and fitness" - Read more

Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children

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Photo: Mother and child [24/03/2014] Parents are strong influences in the lives of young children, with patterns of behaviour established in the early years laying the foundation for future choices. A new study suggests that, when it comes to levels of physical activity, it is mothers who set (or don't set) the pace. Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children - Read more

Fitness: Dyspnea Predicts All-cause Mortality

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Photo: Breathless man [24/02/2014] Dyspnea, a sensation of breathlessness, during light daily activities can be used as an indicator of exercise intolerance and low fitness. According to a study on Finnish twins, persistent or developing dyspnea reveals an increased risk of death.Fitness: Dyspnea Predicts All-cause Mortality - Read more

Age: Weight Change Is More Important Than Starting Point

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Photo: Weighing [20/09/2013] Some overweight older adults do not need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. People who are slightly overweight in their 50s but keep their weight relatively stable are the most likely to survive over the next 16 years.Age: Weight Change Is More Important Than Starting Point - Read more

Public Health: Americans Living Longer, More Healthy Lives

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Photo: Life Quality [16/09/2013] New research by University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty measures increases in health-related, quality-of-life expectancy.Public Health: Americans Living Longer, More Healthy Lives - Read more

Urban Living: Education Protects Women From Obesity

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Photo: woman [09/09/2013] Research into the rise in obesity associated with the burgeoning industrial and service sectors in low- and middle-income countries found that education is a key factor in reducing the negative impact on women’s health.Urban Living: Education Protects Women From Obesity - Read more

Nutrition: Children Born Small Should Get Moving

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Photo: Baby [09/08/2013] Female mice who were growth restricted in the womb were born at a lower birth weight, but were less active and prone to obesity as adults, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in a report.Nutrition: Children Born Small Should Get Moving - Read more

Heart Failure: New Treatment Makes Heart "Softer"

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Photo: Heart and lung [24/07/2013] The cardiologist Diana Bonderman from the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Medical University of Vienna has demonstrated the effectiveness of a substance that and makes the heart "softer".Heart Failure: New Treatment Makes Heart "Softer" - Read more

Mobility: Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese

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Photo: Belly and crutch [01/07/2013] Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese than those without a disability according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTHealth).Mobility: Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese - Read more

Cardiology: New Consumer Healthcare App

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Photo: Smartphone [12/06/2013] A scientist working at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a user-friendly smart phone application that allows consumers to take an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the comfort of their own homes.Cardiology: New Consumer Healthcare App - Read more

Acitivity: Pedometer Program Motivates Participants

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Photo: Pedometer [31/05/2013] Indiana University researchers found that a program using pedometers to monitor how much people move was effective at increasing physical activity, decreasing sitting time, and helping participants drop some pounds.Acitivity: Pedometer Program Motivates Participants - Read more

OMRON: “Our challenge is to present body metrics in a way that is simple and relevant”

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[02/05/2013] OMRON provides advanced technology in sensing and control – both as an independent manufacturer and to industry partners. MEDICA.de talked to Matthieu Valk, Marketing Communications Manager for the EMEA region at OMRON Healthcare Europe, about OEM partnerships and OMRON’s expectations of their own products.OMRON: “Our challenge is to present body metrics in a way that is simple and relevant” - Read more

Kinesio® Is Back!

( Exhibitor name: Kinesio Holding Corporation Kinesio USA  )

[10/10/2012] There will be informational activities through the days of the Expo. These will include taping demonstrations by Dr. Kase and other highly trained experts. The Kinesio Tape brand has been continuously...Kinesio® Is Back! - Read more

Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease: "Active therapy can ultimately delay the mobility disability"

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[01/08/2012] For the longest time, a specifically developed physiotherapy treatment for Parkinson’s patients was not being adequately considered. Yet goal-oriented therapy can alleviate and delay mobility disability. The sooner you start these newly developed types of physiotherapy training, the faster you can get results. Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease: "Active therapy can ultimately delay the mobility disability" - Read more

Women: High Levels of Activity Aid Arterial Functioning

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[31/05/2012] Indiana University researchers found that the highly active middle-aged subjects in their study appear to avoid the arterial stiffening – when arteries become less compliant as blood pumps through the body – that typically comes with aging.Women: High Levels of Activity Aid Arterial Functioning - Read more

Mobile Technology: Improving Diet and Physical Activity Behaviour

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[29/05/2012] A new study, supported in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that a combination of mobile technology and remote coaching holds promise in encouraging healthier eating and physical activity behaviour in adults. The study focused on the best way to change multiple health behaviours.Mobile Technology: Improving Diet and Physical Activity Behaviour - Read more

World Hypertension Day

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[16/05/2012] May the 17th 2012 was World Hypertension Day. Every year the World Hypertension League calls for this special campaign day in order to raise public awareness for hypertension and its health consequences.World Hypertension Day - Read more

Cancer Operation: Walking Can Help Alleviate Fatigue

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[03/04/2012] Researchers have affirmed that pancreatic cancer patients can take a step-by-step approach to combat fatigue. A study reports that patients who underwent an operation as part of their cancer treatment and then started a regular walking regimen experienced less fatigue than cancer survivors who did not do the walking program.Cancer Operation: Walking Can Help Alleviate Fatigue - Read more

Older Adults: "Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit

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[18/01/2012] Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study.Older Adults: "Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit - Read more

Teacher Burnout: “The goal is to help the affected person in solving problems“

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[01/12/2011] In the mornings you are always right and in the afternoons you have time off – this prejudice about teachers is always quoted when teachers describe the struggles of their jobs. And yet it’s this profession in particular that’s acutely threatened by stress-related diseases such as burnout for instance. Teacher Burnout: “The goal is to help the affected person in solving problems“ - Read more

Health Prevention: “It is an investment in our economic development“

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[22/09/2011] Prevention is the best medicine, according to the proverb. To internalise this wisdom into as many people as possible is the most important goal of the health prevention. With a view to rising illnesses such as diabetes, mental disorders or adiposity, it is becoming more and more important. Health Prevention: “It is an investment in our economic development“ - Read more

Trend: Urban Children in Canada are Healthier Commuters

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[06/07/2011] The children most likely to walk or cycle to school live in urban areas, with a single parent, and in an economically disadvantaged home. These are the survey results by Doctor Roman Pabayo of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and the university's Department of Social and preventive medicine. Trend: Urban Children in Canada are Healthier Commuters - Read more

Reports: Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster

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[18/04/2011] Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver, report UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. Reports: Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster - Read more

The Importance of Exercise: Special Risk for Alzheimer Patients

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[22/11/2010] Physical activity promotes changes in the brain that may protect high-risk individuals against cognitive decline, including development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study done at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).The Importance of Exercise: Special Risk for Alzheimer Patients - Read more

Kidney Disease: Flexing Muscles Helps Patients Live Longer

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[14/10/2010] Kidney disease patients are healthier and live longer if they’ve beefed up their muscles.Kidney Disease: Flexing Muscles Helps Patients Live Longer - Read more

Breast Cancer: Study Offers Hope for Women with ER-Negative

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[12/10/2010] Women who have estrogen (ER)-negative breast cancer may have more drug-treatment options than previously thought, a Creighton University study suggests. Breast Cancer: Study Offers Hope for Women with ER-Negative - Read more

Study: Video Games Can Cause Injuries

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[08/10/2010] Interactive gaming devices can cause a broad range of injuries, from abrasions and sprains to shoulder, ankle and foot injuries, according to research. Study: Video Games Can Cause Injuries - Read more

Nutrition: Walnuts Improve Reaction to Stress

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[07/10/2010] A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress, according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods, which contain polyunsaturated fats, influence blood pressure at rest and under stress. Nutrition: Walnuts Improve Reaction to Stress - Read more

Aging Research: Study Finds Indoor and Outdoor Fall are Different for the Elderly

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[08/09/2010] The risk factors for indoor/outdoor falls for older adults are different, according to a new study. A fact that is often missed when the two are combined and may affect how falls prevention programs are structured. Aging Research: Study Finds Indoor and Outdoor Fall are Different for the Elderly - Read more

Soccer Fever: "There Are More Heart Attacks Due to Stress“

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[22/06/2010] A game lasts 90 minutes, a cardiac infarction mere seconds. The Soccer World Cup is the marriage of frenzied enthusiasm and great emotions, during barbecues and public parties. With increasing happiness and tension, unfortunately also the number of cardiac incidents increases. During the World Cup 2006, on some match days, there were three times as many suspicious cases for acute heart attacks. Soccer Fever: "There Are More Heart Attacks Due to Stress“ - Read more

American Football: Getting extra sleep improves the athletic performance

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[09/06/2010] Getting extra sleep over an extended period of time improves athletic performance, alertness and mood, according to a new study conducted by Cheri Mah of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory in Stanford. American Football: Getting extra sleep improves the athletic performance - Read more

Cardiac Event: Only 37 Percent Keep Exercising for Heart

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[31/03/2010] Researchers found that one year after 248 individuals completed a cardiac rehabilitation program following a heart attack, bypass surgery or angioplasty, only 37 percent exercised three times a week to keep their hearts healthy.Cardiac Event: Only 37 Percent Keep Exercising for Heart - Read more

Physical Activity: Effective Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

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[07/01/2010] Researchers determined that physically inactive, middle-aged people with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) benefitted equally from strength training regimens, self-management programs, or a combination of the two. Physical Activity: Effective Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis - Read more

Women Office Workers: Five Exercises Reduce Neck Pain

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[25/11/2009] Strength training exercises using dumbbells can reduce pain in the trapezius muscle, the large muscle which extends from the back of the head, down the neck and into the upper back. Women Office Workers: Five Exercises Reduce Neck Pain - Read more

Stress - Everbody Has It, No One Wants It. How to Fight It?

Stress is a natural body reaction to pressure, tension or change. While a certain dose of stress can spice up your life, too much stress can be harmful and cause illness. However, during daily routine stress-reduction can be tricky. Experts at MEDICA provide helpful tips for relaxation in stressful times.Stress - Everbody Has It, No One Wants It. How to Fight It? - Read more

Physiotherapy at MEDICA

The professional associations and therapists will make a joint presentation of new medical applications for physio/physical therapists, medicinal spa therapists, masseurs, orthopaedists and sports doctors.Physiotherapy at MEDICA - Read more

Product highlights at MEDICA 2009

Swift availability, enhanced imaging technology and versatile applicability – all of these are key features of new developments which will be on display at this year’s MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf. Product highlights at MEDICA 2009 - Read more

Sports: Specialization Means Higher Risk of Injury

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[13/11/2009] Gifted young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round. Yet a new study found: young tennis players who play only one sport are more prone to injuries.Sports: Specialization Means Higher Risk of Injury - Read more

Chemotherapy: Exercise Reduces Fatigue

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[19/10/2009] Supervised exercise programmes that include high and low intense cardiovascular and resistance training can help reduce fatigue in patients with cancer who are undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for advanced disease.Chemotherapy: Exercise Reduces Fatigue - Read more

Stroke Survivors Improving Balance With Tai Chi

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[22/04/2009] Stroke can impair balance, heightening the risk of a debilitating fall. But a researcher has found that stroke survivors can improve their balance by practicing the martial art of tai chi. Stroke Survivors Improving Balance With Tai Chi - Read more

Aging: 80-year Olds Cannot Increase Their Muscle Mass

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[01/04/2009] Octogenarian women were unable to increase muscle mass after a three-month weight lifting programme, says a new study. The good news: they were, anyway, able to lift more weight.Aging: 80-year Olds Cannot Increase Their Muscle Mass - Read more

Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Daily Reduce Arthritis Pain

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[10/03/2009] Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilising physical activity to help manage their condition, according to a new study. Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Daily Reduce Arthritis Pain - Read more

Fracture of the Femoral Neck: Muscle Training Prevents Falls

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[01/12/2008] One out of three people over 65 fall down at least once a year, over 80 year old ones even more often. These falls often result in a fracture of the bone between thigh and femoral head. However, it is possible to reduce the risk of falls and subsequently the fracture of the femoral neck. Fracture of the Femoral Neck: Muscle Training Prevents Falls - Read more

Gerontology: Science of Ageing in Its Infancy

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[01/12/2008] One thing we know for sure by now: ageing cannot be viewed from one angle alone. Hence, gerontologists try to combine the results from different disciplines. Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in order to get a complete picture. Gerontology: Science of Ageing in Its Infancy - Read more

Knee: Exercise has no Effect on Risk of Osteoarthritis

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[07/02/2007] A study shows that there is no relationship between physical activity such as recreational walking or jogging and the development of knee osteoarthritis.Knee: Exercise has no Effect on Risk of Osteoarthritis - Read more

Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease

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[16/02/2004] Non-alcoholic fatty liver is increasingly being diagnosed in those who are overweight, diabetic, or who have insulin resistance syndrome. Losing weight and exercising regularly slows the progression of chronic liver disease in those who are overweight, a study indicates.Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease - Read more

 
 

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