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 Fitness & Wellness

Walking linked to fewer strokes in women
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Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk less or not at all, according to new research from Spain. Past studies have also linked physical activity to fewer strokes, which can be caused by built-up plaque in arteries or ruptured blood vessels in the brain. More

CDC: Younger women to start to follow Pap test guidelines
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More young women are following recently revised U.S. guidelines for getting Pap tests — the standard screening for cervical cancer — but many women who have had a total hysterectomy still get the tests unnecessarily, new government studies reveal. More

A series of poses for fitness, inside and out
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The ancient art of yoga, a physical, spiritual and mental practice whose benefits have been promoted as improving relaxation, has found an unlikely home: prisons. When many states have cut their wellness and education programs for inmates, citing cost and political pressure, some wardens looking for a low-cost, low-risk way for inmates to reflect on their crimes, improve their fitness and cope with the stress of overcrowded prison life are turning toward yoga. More

 Diet & Nutrition

Your medical chart could include exercise minutes
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Roll up a sleeve for the blood pressure cuff. Stick out a wrist for the pulse-taking. Lift your tongue for the thermometer. Report how many minutes you are active or getting exercise. Wait, what? If the last item isn't part of the usual drill at your doctor's office, a movement is afoot to change that. One recent national survey indicated only a third of Americans said their doctors asked about or prescribed physical activity. More

Video games fail to stoke children's appetite for fruit
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Healthy food advertising in the form of online games doesn't make children crave more wholesome snacks, according to a new study from the Netherlands. Researchers expected children to choose to eat fruit after playing games promoting fruit, given that previous research has shown so-called "advergames" to be effective marketing tools. In fact, children in the experiment did eat more snacks after playing, but no more fruit than their peers. More

US News ranks Best Diets 2013
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Many Americans stepped into the new year vowing to eat better and perhaps drop 10, 20 or 100 pounds in 2013. While these healthy resolutions are often accompanied by good intentions, they're also elusive without a specific plan. In an effort to take some of the guesswork out of healthy eating, U.S. News has published the third annual Best Diets 2013 rankings. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals

Many doctors give in when patients want brand drugs
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Doctors often cave in to patients' requests for brand-name prescription drugs even when generic versions are available, a new study suggests — a tendency that adds billions in costs for patients and the health system. "This is, by definition, a wasteful expense," said the report's lead author, Eric Campbell, from Harvard Medical School in Boston. More

Therapeutic HIV vaccine shows promise in trial
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HIV is not the death knell that it once was and, with antiretroviral therapy, many patients are able to have lifespans almost as long as individuals without the illness. A multinational team of researchers hailing from France, Spain and the United States may have come that much closer to developing one. In a clinical trial, a therapeutic vaccine was found to show promise in the fight against the disease. More

 Research & Development

Email reminders encourage end-of-life talks
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Email alerts may encourage cancer doctors to talk with terminally ill patients about their end-of-life wishes and to record those preferences in their medical records, according to a U.S. study. More

Chlamydia leads rise in STD rates
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More screenings may be the reason for an increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases in 2011, particularly among men, says a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More

Many people unaware of radiation risk from CT scans
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One-third of people getting a CT scan didn't know the test exposed their body to radiation, in a new study from a single U.S. medical center. Researchers found the majority of patients also underestimated the amount of radiation delivered by a CT scan, and just one in 20 believed the scan would increase their chance of ever getting cancer. More

Dental therapists aim to fill dental-care gap
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With a growing number of people on medical assistance or without insurance needing dental care and an insufficient number of dentists, "The need for dental therapists is huge," says Meyer, among the first nine graduates of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry's Dental Therapy program in 2011. The school's second graduating class of nine students recently received their degrees. More

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