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Statins Affect Skeletal Muscle Performance Statins Affect Skeletal Muscle Performance
Find out how muscle function and exercise performance are impacted among patients receiving statin treatment.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fathers Can Pass Ovarian Cancer Risk To Their Daughters
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study finds that a higher risk of ovarian cancer can be passed from father to daughter. Researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY looked at data from the Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry and discovered a genetic mutation passed from a father to his daughter on the X-chromosome that puts her at higher risk for ovarian cancer. The research team is looking for what the Ovarian Cancer gene looks like. (WBZ-TV) When we think of hereditary ovarian cancer, we often think of the BRCA genes that raise the risk of both ovarian cancer and breast cancer in first degree female relatives,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Cancer Risk Dr. Mallika Marshall Genes ovarian cancer Source Type: news

Compounds In Red Wine May Promote Good Oral Health
BOSTON (CBS) – Compounds found in red wine may promote good oral health. When bad bacteria stick to teeth and gums they can cause cavities, dental plaque and gum disease. Researchers in Spain found that polyphenols may interfere with bacteria’s ability to stick to cells. Red wine may promote oral health. (WBZ-TV) Polyphenols are not only found in red wine but many other foods including teas and blueberries and many other foods. However, this study is not a reason to start drinking red wine. Wine also contains acids which can damage the enamel of your teeth. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports fo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health Watch Oral Health Red Wine Source Type: news

Triad provider opens $3.1 million medical office
Cone Health has opened its $3.1 million medical office in Greensboro.   LeBauer HealthCare at Horse Pen Creek will provide family medicine, sports medicine and behavioral medicine services.  The practice, which is located at 4443 Jessup Grove Rd., is 12,000 square feet and employs 40 people. Construction,which was done by Frank L. Blum Construction Co., started o n the building last year.  It’s one of several projects Cone Health has underway at the moment. The health care provider is building… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Turmeric effectively eases sports injuries
Researchers from the Milan-based pharmaceutical company Velleja Research found turmeric's key component curcumin eases discomfort just as much as paracetamol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Our Beliefs Can Shape Our Waistlines
Believing in your healthful habits is a healthful habit in itself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Longevity Weight Blood Pressure Health Psychology (Journal) Crum, Alia Zahrt, Octavia H Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Our Beliefs Can Shape Our Waistlines
Believing in your healthful habits is a healthful habit in itself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Longevity Weight Diet and Nutrition Blood Pressure Source Type: news

Ashfield ’s patient support programme for UCB is commended as one of the ‘best ideas’ of 2017
The programme provides people living with Parkinson’s disease with support from nurses via the telephone. Ashfield’s highly qualifid  nurses via the telephone. Ashfield’s highly qualified nurses talk to patients to help resolve their worries and discuss diet, exercise and therapy.  The nurses also track adherence to therapy so that they can alert the HCP if required. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder which chronically and progressively affects the nervous system. It is categorised by the loss, or degeneration of neurones in the brain, which can lead to a lack of dopamine,...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Therapy for muscular dystrophy-caused heart failure also improves muscle function in mice
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Injections of cardiac progenitor cells help reverse the fatal heart disease caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and also lead to improved limb strength and movement ability, a new study shows. The study, published today in Stem Cell Reports, showed that when researchers injected cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) into the hearts of laboratory mice with muscular dystrophy, heart function improved along with a marked increase in exercise capacity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Age and gender matter behind the wheel -- but not how you might expect
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills and age, gender, organized sports and video gaming. The results suggest that mandatory training should be required for all novice drivers, not just teenagers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients
(Indiana University) Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients' quality of life and even survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Low-Carb Vs. Low-Fat? Probably Doesn ’ t Matter
This study also looked specifically at the subjects’ genetics when it comes to metabolizing fat and carbohydrates, as well as, how their bodies secrete insulin and found that neither of those things seemed to matter when it came to weight loss with the two different diets. Scientists have wondered whether some diets fit a person’s biology better than others and this is an area which will continue to be studied. In the meantime, it’s probably best to find a meal plan that you can stick to. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall Healthy Eating Low Carb Diets Low Fat Source Type: news

Physical and mental multitasking may boost memory, study suggests
FINDINGSPerforming memory training exercises at the same time as pedaling a stationary bike led to better gains in memory than doing the training exercises after working up a sweat, according to a 55-person study led by UCLA researchers. The findings suggest that exercise may temporarily make it easier for the brain to create new memories.BACKGROUNDIn the United States, studies have shown that more than 40 percent of people over age 60 have some memory decline or forgetfulness; it ’s often considered a normal part of aging. Researchers have previously uncovered a handful of lifestyle interventions — including e...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Age matters behind the wheel – but not how you might expect
FINDINGSA UCLA researcher explored the relationship between new drivers ’ skills and four factors. Instructors from a Los Angeles driving school rated students’ driving skills on a scale of 1 to 4, and the researchers analyzed the results based on these variables:Age: Among males, the older the student, the worse his driving skills score. There was a similar trend among female drivers, but it was not as significant.Gender: Students were asked to rate their confidence in their own driving skills. Although female students on average were less confident than their male counterparts, men and women received almost t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Watching too much television could cause fatal blood clots
University of Minnesota scientists found the risk of venous thromboembolism remained high, even when weight and exercise levels were taken into account after analysing data from 15,000 adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avinger closes $18m Series B round
Avinger (NSDQ:AVGR) said late last week it closed a Series B round of convertible preferred stock, raising a total of $18 million prior to discounts and expenses. In conjunction with the round closing, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that lenders under its term loan agreement converted $38 million of debt into the company’s Series A convertible preferred stock. Following the conversion, Avinger said it has approximately $6.5 million in term loans, plus accrued interest, due in June 2023. Series B preferred stock issued in the offering is convertible into common stock at a price of $2 per share, ...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Avinger Source Type: news

A review of safeguarding cases in sport - Rhind D, McDermott J, Lambert E, Koleva I.
This study represents the first investigation into incidents of safeguarding concern in sport within the UK. Questionnaires were completed by 41 lead welfare officers from national governing bodies. A total of 652 cases were reported by a range of key stak... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Go for a brisk walk every day to protect your brain
(Natural News) Aerobic exercise, such as taking a brisk walk, each day can help protect the brain from cognitive decline, according to a recent study. In the U.S., approximately 50 million people are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the country, or other forms of dementia. A team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Exercise When I ’m Sick?
If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other common winter maladies. There’s some evidence that very intense exercise—running a marathon, say—can briefly suppress your immune function, says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. But in general, physical activity is...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Woman paralysed from the neck down after doing a sit-up
Marcelle Mancuso, 23, from Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil, broke a vertebrae after slipping off a bench while performing the common abdominal exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipping the Gym, Ladies? Try the Stairs
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- Older women don't have to hit the gym to stay healthy, because a stair-climbing workout appears to do the trick, researchers report. Finding the right type of exercise can be difficult for postmenopausal women, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger
Stress weakens the brain ’ s ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Animal Cognition Animal Behavior Memory Mice Exercise Anxiety and Stress Brain Running Source Type: news

Woman paralysed from the neck down after doing a SIT-UP  
Marcelle Mancuso, 23, from Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil, broke a vertebrae after slipping off a bench while performing the common abdominal exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Older Men, Even Light Exercise Helps
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- Just a few minutes of exercise a day -- even light workouts -- can reduce an older man's risk of early death, a new British study claims. Each additional 30 minutes a day of light activity -- such as easy gardening or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study
If you find exercise dull, a new study suggests you might want to grab your headphones; listening to music can increase our enjoyment of physical activity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

For Older Men, Even Light Exercise Helps
Title: For Older Men, Even Light Exercise HelpsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - February 21, 2018 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Turn off the telly and get moving
(Springer) Spending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots known as venous thrombosis. Even trying to counterbalance hours of TV watching through adequate exercise is not effective warns Yasuhiko Kubota of the University of Minnesota in the US. Kubota is the lead author of a study in Springer's Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds
People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Obesity Weight Calories Sugar Vegetables Exercise Carbohydrates Source Type: news

‘I Was Almost a School Shooter.’ Man Pens Heartfelt Letter About Mental Health and Guns
“I was almost a school shooter,” Aaron Stark wrote in a letter to Denver’s local station 9 News. “I am not a school shooter because I didn’t have access to guns.” The letter, which was printed in full by the station’s show Next with Kyle Clark, goes on to discuss Stark’s violent childhood, his struggles with mental health, access to guns, love and why he eventually did not end up committing violence in 1996. Last Wednesday, a 19-year-old man allegedly shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Stark says he wrote the letter because...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: Uncategorized Crime Florida Guns mental health onetime school shooting Source Type: news

Oncologist Critical in Motivating Cancer Survivors to Exercise Oncologist Critical in Motivating Cancer Survivors to Exercise
Oncologists need to play a larger role in discussing exercise with cancer survivors, and home-based exercise interventions offer advantages, say Australian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Preventive Treatment For Peanut Allergies Succeeds In Study
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study. Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some may have life-threatening reactions if accidentally exposed to them. Doctors have been testing daily doses of peanut flour, contained in a capsule and sprinkled over food, as a way to prevent that. California-based Aimmune (AIM-yoon) Therapeutics said 67 percent of kids who had its treatment were able to tolerate the equivalent of roughly two peanuts at the end of the st...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Local TV Peanut Allergies Source Type: news

Even Light Exercise Can Help You Live Longer
A new study shows that small bouts of light physical activity are enough to increase lifespan in older men. Government guidelines recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week. However, only about half of American adults actually meet those recommendations, and for older adults, they may seem hard to achieve. But a new report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that there’s a way to tweak guidelines to make them more feasible for older people, while still maintaining health. In the report, researchers looked at about 1,180 men — av...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Russian Doping Case In Olympic Curling Isn't What It Appears To Be
Why would an athlete in a sport like curling engage in doping? As an adage goes, “we mock what we don't understand. ” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lee Igel, Contributor Source Type: news

Counting Calories Is Not the Key to Weight Loss, New Study Finds
People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Obesity Weight Calories Sugar Vegetables Exercise Carbohydrates Source Type: news

Light physical activity may lower risk of death for older men
Older men who participate in moderate physical exercise have a lower risk of death, according to researchers in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of exercise intervention for fall prevention in persons with arthritis: a meta analysis - Lee CH, Park H.
This study was a meta-analysis of the effects of exercise intervention in preventing falls among persons with arthritis. Methods The review consisted of searches from Pubmed, Ovid-MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and Korean DBs using PICO-SD forma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Obalon: Whistleblower ’ s allegations ‘ without merit ’
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said today that a probe by its audit committee found that the whistleblower allegations that last month sundered a $35 million offering are “without merit.” In January the San Diego-based company terminated the offering after the whistleblower told its independent auditors, KPMG, of the allegations of improper revenue recognition during the fourth quarter. Obalon was looking to offer 5.5 million shares at $5.50 per share, for roughly $30.3 million plus an over-allotment worth another $4.5 million. Obalon said at the time that the allegations made it “infeasible fo...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Revealed: Government rankings for NHS management consultancies
The results of a government tendering exercise ranking dozens of management consultancies wanting to sell to the NHS have been leaked to HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The United States: Innovation and Immobility
Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS)It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field. Expelled, transferred, fled from Europe, they refuse to admit that the reconstructed European civilization, which they have neglected since 1776, can be superior to them. Sometimes, as Trump ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Crime & Justice Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights North America Regional Categories Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan
A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve lifespan. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

How to live longer: Gardening or taking the dog for a walk can increase life expectancy
A FEW minutes of light exercise during the day can help older people, especially men, live longer, scientists have found. Activities such as gentle gardening or taking the dog for a walk aid longevity, researchers say. They discovered that clocking up just half an hour of any level of physical activity was linked to a 17 per cent less death risk in the elderly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Doing THIS could increase your life expectancy
A FEW minutes of light exercise during the day can help older people, especially men, live longer, scientists have found. Activities such as gentle gardening or taking the dog for a walk aid longevity, researchers say. They discovered that clocking up just half an hour of any level of physical activity was linked to a 17 per cent less death risk in the elderly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A trip to the mountains despite a heart condition?
(Eurac Research) Cardiologists are in agreement that generally exercise in the mountains is a very good way to prevent or reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. Nevertheless what about those people who have a pre-existing cardiovascular condition? Under what circumstances is it safe for them to reside or holiday in high mountainous regions, and what rules should they apply to their conduct whilst there? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can diet and exercise prevent Alzheimer's disease?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Drinking Soda May Impact Fertility
BOSTON (CBS) — Could drinking soda affect your chances of having a baby? Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health surveyed almost 5,000 men and women and found that drinking one or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day, by either partner, male or female, was associated with a 20% lower chance of getting pregnant each month. Prior studies have found that drinking soda can lead to poor semen quality, as well as obesity and type two diabetes which also can impact fertility. The researchers found little impact from drinking fruit juices or diet soda, but they say that couples who want to get pregnant m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Fertility Soda Women's Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Cleaning Products Could Cause Lung Damage In Women
BOSTON (CBS) — A new study finds that regularly using cleaning sprays or other cleaning products could put women at risk for lung damage. Researchers in Norway looked at data from more than 6,000 people followed for more than 20 years and found that women who clean regularly experience a faster reduction in lung function than women who don’t. They found, specifically for women who work as cleaners, the decline in lung function was almost as large as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years Cleaning products contain small particles that can be inhaled into the lungs and irritate the membranes that line th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Uncategorized Source Type: news

Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say
Here's some information to ponder while hitting the gym instead of a bar: Beer and wine have better health benefits than exercise for longer life. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall
Leather bands dating from AD120 are thought to be only known surviving examplesRoman boxing gloves have been discovered near Hadrian ’s Wall, thought to be the only known surviving examples, even though the sport was well- documented on Roman wall paintings, mosaics and sculptures.With a protective guard designed to fit snugly over the knuckles, the gloves were packed with natural material which acted as shock absorbers. They date from around AD120 and were certainly made to last: they still fit comfortably on a modern hand. One of them even retains the impression of the knuckles of its ancient wearer.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Roman Britain Archaeology Northumberland Boxing UK news Hadrian Source Type: news

Prevalence of adolescent physical activity-related injuries in sports, leisure time, and school: the National Physical Activity Behaviour Study for children and Adolescents - R äisänen AM, Kokko S, Pasanen K, Leppänen M, Rimpelä A, Villberg J, Parkkari J.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of adolescent physical activity-related injuries in sports club activities, leisure time physical activity and school-based physical activity. The secondary aim was to investigate the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news