Morning exercise, short breaks from sitting lower high blood pressure
(Reuters Health) - Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How exercise can counter the effects of jet lag
New research finds that exercise can shift the body clock forward or backward, which helps counter the effects of jet lag or shift work. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines
When it comes to the right amount of screen time, exercise, and sleep, research published this month in JAMA Pediatrics finds only 5% of teens are meeting guidelines, and girls are less likely to do so than boys. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Know What ’ s In Your Sunscreen? FDA Proposes New Regulations
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing new regulations on over-the-counter sunscreens in an effort to keep up with the latest scientific and safety information. The proposal, announced Thursday, is available for public review and comment for the next 90 days and addresses the safety of common sunscreen ingredients, as well their dosage forms, sun protection factor (SPF) and broad-spectrum requirements. It also addresses labeling, aiming to make it easier for consumers to identify key product information. “Since the initial evaluation of these products, we know ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

How the daredevil sport of parkour can help aging adults fall better
It looks like something out of a ninja movie. The extreme sport known as parkour involves vaulting high obstacles, leaping from rooftop to rooftop and literally bouncing off the walls. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 Tweets That Will Hit Home If You Google Your Health Symptoms
"An extreme sport: looking up your symptoms on Google." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2019 Health Care Heroes finalist: Dr. Alberto Maldonado
Dr. Alberto Maldonado is a sports medicine specialist with Beacon Orthopaedics& Sports Medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nikki Kingery Source Type: news

FDA May Step In If States Don ’ t Tighten Vaccine Laws
BOSTON (CBS) – Routine childhood vaccines are required to stay in school, but more and more parents are opting out for what they call personal or religious reasons. Now, the head of the FDA says the federal government may have to step in if states don’t strengthen their vaccine laws. Seventeen states allow families to skip vaccines for personal beliefs. Forty-seven states, including Massachusetts, allow religious exemptions. A child gets a vaccine. (WBZ-TV photo) As a result, we’re seeing outbreaks of potentially deadly diseases that were once eradicated, like measles. In fact, there have been at least 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Vaccines Source Type: news

Go Ahead, Exercise At Night, Researchers Say
BOSTON (CBS) – Too busy to exercise during the day? Australian researchers say you may want to consider a 30-minute intense evening workout instead because working out before bed does not disrupt sleep and may even suppress appetite. Researchers took 11 middle-aged men and had them perform high-intensity cycling for six 1-minute sprints with four minutes of rest in between at different times of the day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) They found that when the men worked out between 7 and 9 p.m., their subsequent sleep was not negatively impacted and that both afternoon and evening exercise suppressed a hormon...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Exercise Source Type: news

Opening the black box of a sports-based programme for vulnerable youth: the crucial role of social bonds - Moreau N, L évesque JT, Molgat M, Jaimes A, Parlavecchio L, Chanteau O, Plante C.
While sports-based intervention programmes for youth attract much interest, little is known about the underlying processes that might account for their impact on participants. Moreover the perspectives of youths are seldom taken into account. The present a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exercise can reduce risk for depression, study finds
Researchers determined participants who were genetically more likely to exercise may be less likely to develop depression. A recent study in JAMA Psychiatry looked at more than 600,000 adults, assessing their genetic makeup, medical history, and physical activity levels. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" with the science behind exercising for mental and physical health. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen, Cytokinetics And Servier Announce Start Of METEORIC-HF, The Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Omecamtiv Mecarbil In Patients With Heart Failure
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and SURESNES, France, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN), Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) and Servier today announced that METEORIC-HF (Multicenter Exercise Tolerance Evaluation of Omecamtiv Mecarbil Related to Increased Contractility in Heart Failure), the second Phase 3 clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac myosin activator, is open to enrollment. Omecamtiv mecarbil is being developed for the potential treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METEORIC-HF is designed to evaluate the effect of ...
Source: Amgen News Release - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

'Managing pieces of a personal puzzle' - Older people's experiences of self-management falls prevention exercise guided by a digital program or a booklet - Pettersson B, Wiklund M, Janols R, Lindgren H, Lundin-Olsson L, Skelton DA, Sandlund M.
BACKGROUND: Exercise is effective in order to prevent falls in community-dwelling older people. Self-management programs have the potential to increase access and reduce costs related to exercise-based fall prevention. However, information regarding older ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Are rule changes the low-hanging fruit for concussion prevention in youth sport? - Emery CA, Black AM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Amgen, Cytokinetics and Servier announce start of METEORIC-HF, the second Phase 3 clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil in patients with heart failure
Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN), Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) and Servier today announced that METEORIC-HF (Multicenter Exercise Tolerance Evaluation of Omecamtiv Mecarbil Related to Increased Contractility in Heart Failure), the second Phase 3 clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac myosin activator, is open to enrollment. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Amgen Business and Industry Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the BEST exercise to avoid hypertension and make your heart stronger
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some exercise or lifestyle changes. You could prevent deadly hypertension symptoms, and make your heart stronger, by regularly doing this sport. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smart Steps for Stronger Calves
Title: Smart Steps for Stronger CalvesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - February 21, 2019 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Promoting Exercise Adherence Through Groups Promoting Exercise Adherence Through Groups
How might social groups help improve adherence to exercise programs?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictors of Dropout in Exercise Trials in Older Adults Predictors of Dropout in Exercise Trials in Older Adults
Which patients are more likely to drop out of exercise programs? A new study identifies dropout predictors among older adults.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Evening exercise does NOT keep you awake and could even stop you over-eating
A study by Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia, suggests half-an-hour of high-intensity exercise between 7pm and 9pm does not affect how we sleep later that night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss
Individuals who perform interval training, especially sprint interval training, appear to lose more weight than those who do moderate-intensity continuous exercise, suggests a meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Doing Physical and Mental Exercise When You ’re Younger May Help Ward Off Dementia
This study shows that it seems that mental activity is as important as physical activity to preserve or increase the chances of healthy aging.” Similar studies that have looked at the link between physical or mental activity and dementia have not usually included as long an observation period as the new analysis does. Most of those studies also start with people who were much older and who were potentially already affected by different types of dementia. In her analysis, Najar adjusted for the fact that some of the women in the study might already be experiencing early signs of dementia. She also found that exercise ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain Source Type: news

Reverse Engineering for SDGs
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAOBy Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta ZdanovaiteROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS)When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career. Though this is a standard practice, it is also a case of lost opportunities, especially for students who pursue high...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta Zdanovaite Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sa Source Type: news

Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- In sedentary overweight/obese older adults, morning exercise reduces systolic blood pressure, with additional benefit seen by combining exercise with regular breaks in sitting, according to a study published online Feb.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How a Harry Potter Quiz Gave Back to Science
For all his triumphs, Harry Potter was seldom more than a “reasonably talented” student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. So I’m pleased to report that he can now pad his curriculum vitae with a contribution to new, original research in the peer-reviewed Journal of Personality. This feather in Mr. Potter’s cap is the result of a partnership between TIME and social scientists at the University of Cambridge that shows a new way academics and journalists can work together. Here’s how it came about. In the spring of 2017, TIME was gearing up for the vaunted 20th anniversary of the...
Source: TIME: Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized Harry Potter interactive studios onetime social science University of Cambridge Source Type: news

Older Women Who Sit Around At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over 65, and researchers at the University of California have found that older women who sit or lay down for long periods during the day are at greater risk. The study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at 5,000 older women over five years and found that higher amounts of time spent sitting or lying down and periods of being sedentary were directly related to heart disease and stroke, regardless of a woman’s overall health or her physical function. But, they say reducing sedentary time by just an hour a day can lower the r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Disease Sitting Source Type: news

Simple Strategies On How To Break Bad Habits
BOSTON (CBS) – By mid-February, many people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions, but researchers say while it takes more than sheer willpower to make lasting changes, there are some strategies you can use to break your bad habits. Behavioral science experts at Harvard and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania say it’s becoming increasingly difficult to practice self-control, with junk food becoming tastier and cheaper and technology at our fingertips to both entertain and tempt us. But they say putting in place incentives and obstacles can help us stay on track. Examples or obstac...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- You need to exercise both your brain and your body during middle age to guard against dementia as you grow older, a new, long-term study suggests. Keeping mentally active through activities like reading, playing music,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to live longer - the best cooking oil to boost heart health and lower cholesterol
HOW to live longer: Prevent early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could increase your life expectancy and improve your heart health by using more of this cheap cooking oil to your diet. It could even prevent high cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health
Men who could get through 40 or more push-ups had 96 percent less risk of heart problems in the next 10 years than those who quit at 10 or fewer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Heart Source Type: news

Morning exercise may lower blood pressure for older, obese people
Just 30 minutes of daily walking can lower blood pressure for overweight or obese people between ages 55 and 80, according to a study published Wednesday in Hypertension. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds. And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks from sitting through the day... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day
Title: Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the DayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse
(University of California - San Francisco) A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vigorous exercise, fasting, hormones improve elimination of toxic, misfolded, unnecessary proteins in mouse and human cells
(Harvard Medical School) A new study shows vigorous exercise and fasting improve the ability of human and mouse cells to remove misfolded, toxic, unnecessary proteins. The findings reveal a previously unknown mechanism that activates the cells' protein-disposal machinery, allowing them to adapt their protein content to shifting demands and new conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the one exercise you should do after a meal to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some changes to your exercise for diet plans. You could reduce your chances of high blood sugar symptoms and signs by doing this quick exercise after eating a big meal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical exercise for mental health: New research concludes that children’s memory, attention, ability to learn improves after engaging in physical activity
(Natural News) A study conducted by the University of Stirling and University of Edinburgh discovered that children gain better test responses after physical activity that was set at their own pace, as opposed to exhaustive exercise. The study was jointly spearheaded by Dr. Colin Moran and Dr. Naomi Brooks, both of Stirling’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The key to long life REVEALED by new study
HOW TO live longer: Over the years experts have found long life expectancy can be achieved through good diet, plenty of exercise and not smoking. But now a new study has revealed another key factor for longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D can increase your cancer survival rate by 52%, research concludes
(Natural News) Everyone is looking for ways to prevent cancer, making little changes here and there according to what the latest studies say. Simple acts like cutting out processed meat, getting more exercise, and switching to organic could well add up to provide significant protection over time, but what if you already have cancer and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Using Young Blood As Medical Treatment
(CNN) — Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. The infusions are promoted to treat a variety of conditions, including normal aging and memory loss as well as serious conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. “There is no proven clinical benefit of infusion of plasma from young donors to cure, mitigate, t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Blood Donations CNN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stretch your hands and wrists
Keeping the hands and wrists strong and mobile can help reduce the chances of injury. These stretches can help anyone who regularly works with their hands reduce stiffness and avoid complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

PhD Studentship in Bath
Applications are open for a 3-year PhD Studentships titled: Human Physiology and Metabolism: Mobilising vitamin D from adipose tissue - The potential impact of exercise.Deadline for applications is 25 February 2019 to begin in October 2019. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Spinning With My Shrink
On the stationary bike in front of me was a person who probably knew more about me than I knew about myself. How did that make me feel? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ADDIE MORFOOT Tags: Bicycles and Bicycling Health Clubs Exercise Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Upper body strength is important at every age, but you don't need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from working your pectoral, or chest, muscles. For a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, scientists from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk
Recent research has found a strong link between a man's ability to complete numerous pushups and his risk of developing cardiovascular problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength
Title: Exercises to Build Your Upper Body StrengthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - February 19, 2019 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Exercise Effects on Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Patients
Cancer Network speaks with an exercise physiologist about the benefits of physical activity for depressed and anxious cancer patients.   (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gwendolyn Thomas, Maggie Bedillion Source Type: news

How to make the push-up work for you
(University of Waterloo) If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the push-up is for you.The push-up is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified push-up, called a 'push-up plus.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WATCH: More than 40 pushups linked to lower heart disease risk for some
Researchers said middle-aged men who could do the exercise were 96 percent less likely to develop heart problems. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news