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Protein discovery may improve treatments for diabetic eye disease

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Medical News Today / By Catharine Paddock PhD / 10/24/2017 Recent research has discovered a protein that plays a key role in diabetes-related vision loss, which may lead to better treatments for a major cause of blindness and might also have implications for other diseases, including cancer. In a report published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City describe what they found about the protein, which is known as ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6), and its role in diabetic retinopathy. To continue reading please click here...

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An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  New York Times / By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS / APRIL 12, 2017 Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at showed comparable impacts on life span. The findings come as a follow-up to a study done three years ago, in which a group of distinguished exercise scientists scrutinized data from a large trove of medical and fitness tests conducted at the Cooper Institute in Dallas. That analysis found that as little as five minutes of daily running was associated with prolonged life spans. After that study was released, the researchers were inundated with queries from fellow scientists and the general public, says Duck-chul Lee, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University and a co-author of the study. Some people asked if other activities, such as walking, were likely to be as beneficial as running for reducing mortality risks. Click here to continue reading...

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Our best balance boosters

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Health Letter  Published: June, 2016 One in three people ages 65 or older will suffer a fall. It’s time to assess your balance and improve it. Many older adults focus on exercise and diet to stay healthy. But one of the worst offenders to health—poor balance—is often an afterthought. “I see a lot of older adults who are nonchalant about balance,” says Liz Moritz, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Unfortunately, imbalance is a common cause of falls, which send millions of people in the United States to emergency departments each year with broken hips and head injuries. But there are many things you can do to improve your balance. The strategies below are some of the most effective. To continue reading this article please click here...

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Kids’ Exercise Predicts Adult Income

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Finnish study finds links between early physical activity and future earnings, but only for boys. Source:  Runners World / ByAlex Hutchinson TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 9:58 AM The study, by researchers at several universities in Finland and published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, looked at data from 3,000 kids whose physical activity levels were assessed in the 1980s when they were 9, 12, and 15 years old. That data was then linked to Finnish tax records to determine their average income over the 10 years ending in 2010. Among men, the results were clear: Boys who were more active by one standard deviation went on to earn about 30 percent more as adults. That relationship remained robust even after controlling for various factors like family background (including parental levels of physical activity) and weight. To view the entire article please click here...

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5 Things Your Feet Are Telling You About Your Health

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By Lance Silverman, MD, Special to Everyday Health Your feet are amazing diagnostic tools that your doctor can use as clues potentially pointing to a whole host of health problems. But you don’t need to be a doctor to understand what your feet are saying about your health — you just need to know what warning signs to look for. If you notice any of the following telltale signs or symptoms in your feet, you may want consult your doctor: Click to here to read the entire article >>>> Source:...

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