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Oncology & Cancer

Prescription to fight cancer: Exercise

Sally Morgan strides to the top of a treadmill, swinging her arms. She wears a head piece that anchors a plastic tube that snakes from her mouth. A sensor inside the tube measures the oxygen she takes in and the carbon dioxide ...

Neuroscience

Brain benefits of exercise can be gained with a single protein

A little-studied liver protein may be responsible for the well-known benefits of exercise on the aging brain, according to a new study in mice by scientists in the UC San Francisco Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regeneration ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Pandemic-inspired guide to physical therapy at home helpful any time

A small team of faculty and students from the department of physical therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, has created a guide to help people find online resources to assist with ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Ten tips for looking after your back while you're sitting down

Working from home is challenging. Apart from reduced social interaction and the domestic juggling involved, homes are not usually designed to replicate a workplace environment when it comes to employees' health.

Diabetes

Interruption of sitting may cut acute postprandial response

(HealthDay)—When individuals interrupt prolonged sitting with bouts of light physical activity, postprandial insulin and glucose levels are reduced, according to a study published in the June issue of Medicine & Science ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

The right helmet can prevent serious head injuries

Joint investigations by researchers from Graz University of Technology and the ÖAMTC show that the risk of serious head injuries increases when an already damaged helmet or a wrong helmet is worn.

Health

Men and younger adults less active in lockdown

New research published in the journal BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine indicates that men and younger adults have been less physically active during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Physical activity of older people requires tailored monitoring

The ability to move about may deteriorate when aging, and must be considered when assessing physical activity in older people. A study on active aging at the University of Jyväskylä examined movement that exceeds the intensity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tennis: Losers move their heads more often than winners

Those sudden tantrums displayed on court by former US tennis player John McEnroe are legendary—but so too are those of Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev, Serena Williams and Co. And their tennis rackets certainly bear witness ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Marine training may take more mental than physical grit

The United States military has a constant need for service members who can serve in elite and specialized military units, such as the Marine Corps. However, because the training courses for these forces are so rigorous, the ...

Health

'Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health ...