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 Fitness & Wellness

Patients expect too much of screening and prevention
The Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients overestimate the benefit that can be expected from cancer screening and preventive medications, setting minimal acceptable benefits unrealistically high, the results of a New Zealand study indicate. More

Pedometers help employees lose weight, help employers save money
Detroit Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For a growing number of workers, the most transformational workplace gadget isn't the iPhone 5 or a mini tablet computer. It's something much more basic: a pedometer. Eager to cut healthcare costs and improve productivity, large employers such as Huntington, Domino's Pizza and General Electric are embracing the devices for their work force, holding contests to see who can walk the most steps and offering rewards, such as T-shirts, cash and reduced health insurance premiums. More

'Exposure' to US may raise immigrants' obesity risk
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A new study finds that the longer immigrants from Mexico, and their U.S.-born offspring, spend in the United States, the greater their odds of becoming obese. More

 Diet & Nutrition


Calories from alcoholic beverages add up
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you belly up to the bar too often, you may pack on extra calories that wind up on your belly. About 25 percent of people drink alcoholic beverages on a given day, and the drinks account for about 16 percent of their daily calorie intake, a new government study shows. More



Study: High-carb diet may increase odds of colon cancer recurrence
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study analyzed data on 1,011 adults, most in their early 60s, who had surgery and chemotherapy for Stage III colon cancer, in which the cancer had spread to lymph nodes in the immediate area but had not metastasized to distant parts of the body. In about a seven-year span, the cancer recurred in 343 people; 262 of them died, as did 43 others who had no recurrence of cancer. More

Sugary soft drinks worsen osteoarthritis in men
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Sugary soft drinks are one of the leading culprits of the obesity epidemic in America, and now a new study shows that your favorite sugary sodas may also worsen osteoarthritis of the knee in men. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals


Teens embrace muscle-building supplements
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Teens are just as, or perhaps even more, obsessed these days with looking good — which means ripped muscles for boys and super-skinny with toned biceps for girls. In fact, the vast majority of teens reported in a study published in the journal Pediatrics that they've changed their eating and exercise patterns in an effort to gain muscle or look more in shape. More

Study: Vitamin D in pregnancy may be key to women's risk for MS
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Pregnant women with higher levels of vitamin D circulating in their blood were significantly less likely to develop multiple sclerosis in the years after giving birth, a new Swedish study suggests. More

No more co-pays for birth control
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The latest provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a broad range of women's preventive healthcare without co-pays or deductibles. The rule, which formally took effect in August but is phasing in gradually, is another example of the law's sweeping effort to move American medicine in the direction of more preventive care. More

 Research & Development


Smoking in pregnancy tied to lower reading scores
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Babies exposed to their mother's cigarette smoke in the womb later perform more poorly on reading comprehension tests, according to a new study. More

Study: Walking, cycling may ease cancer-related fatigue
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People who have been treated for cancer often have lingering fatigue, but regular walking or cycling might help boost their energy, according to a U.K. study that looked at more than 2,000 people. More

FAST FACTS
"Men and women under the age of 50 are recommended to have 400-800 international units of Vitamin D daily, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation."


 

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