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CrossFit improves how people with type 2 diabetes can control blood sugar levels
New research published in Experimental Physiology has suggested a 6-week CrossFit trade exercise programme can lead to improved control of blood sugar levels and decreased risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person s blood sugar level to become too high. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, which is where the body doesn t produce enough of the hormone that controls sugar levels, called in ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Exercise beats genetics in determining amount of body fat
CLEVELAND, Ohio May 16, 2018 --With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. Although many women may blame genetics for their expanding waistlines, a new study shows that as women age they are more likely to overcome genetic predisposition to obesity through exercise. Study results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Me ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Panic attack vs. anxiety attack: What is the difference?
The terms panic attack and anxiety attack are used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Key characteristics distinguish one from the other, though they have several symptoms in common.
Medical News Today - Fri. May 18
In era of #MeToo, majority of employees say their employers fail to take new s...
WASHINGTON -- The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to high-profile resignations, terminations and lawsuits. And while the revelations and consequences have prompted ongoing, national conversations about appropriate behavior, only 32 percent of working Americans said that their employer has taken new steps to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a survey by the American Psychological Associatio ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Soho's 'unique' sexual character should be preserved, say researchers
The unique, cosmopolitan sexual character of London s Soho should be preserved in the face of gentrification, a new study argues. The research, by academics at the universities of Kent and Middlesex, highlights that Soho has long been recognised for its support of a diverse range of sexual citizens - including LGBTQ and the kink communities - but that this is threatened by a London-wide process of sanitization . They argue that, although the area continues ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Intimacy in later life does not slow memory loss
Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than sexually inactive older adults on a short-term basis, but this is not the case over a longer period of time. This is according to a study using data from more than 6000 adults aged 50 and over. The research by Mark Allen of the University of Wollongong in Australia is published in Springer s journal Archives of Sexual B ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Using Tinder doesn't result in more casual sex
Users of picture-based mobile dating apps like Tinder are generally more open to short-term, casual sexual relationships than the average person. But this doesn t mean that the users of these apps end up with more sexual partners than non-users with the same preference for casual sex. Apps have become the new public arena for dating. But to a large extent, the people using them are the same ones you find dating other ways, says professor Leif Edward Ottese ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Gay male teens use adult hookup apps to find friends, partners
CHICAGO --- Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why. The study w ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
OSA in older adults: Often present, seldom investigated
Older Americans are often at a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, yet this illness remains vastly underdiagnosed, a new study finds. University of Michigan researchers found evidence that more than half 56 percent of persons ages 65 and older have a high risk of OSA, a sleep disorder in which the throat collapses during sleep, causing the patient to repeatedly stop breathing for periods of 10 seconds or longer throughout the night. But only 8 percent o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Older Americans are rarely evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, yet many are...
In a study of community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56 were estimated to be at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but only 8 of the high-risk individuals had been tested for it. Of those tested, 94 were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society findings indicate that, in older Americans, increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea is common but it ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Study finds prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use. Nearly 30 percent of women who smoke cigarettes during preg ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addi...
A new review published online today in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years, with illicit drugs costing a further tens of millions. The largest health burden from substance use was attri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
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