Study: Immediate compression could help prevent complications after deep-vein thrombosis

Study supports use of this simple, low-cost intervention even for patients without symptoms AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY (WASHINGTON, September 20, 2018) — People with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) can substantially cut their risk of potentially debilitating complications by starting adequate compression […]

People who walk just 35 minutes a day may have less severe strokes

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive, according to a […]

Exercising with rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you’re in the throes of a flare, exercise may seem […]

Muscle Clocks Play a Role in Regulating Metabolism

Researchers untangle the multifarious nature of muscle aging. So far, the only reliable treatment is exercise. In the early 2000s, Stefano Schiaffino, a muscle physiologist at the University of Padova in Italy, was faced with puzzling results: two seemingly identical […]

Exercise could delay progression of type 1 diabetes when first diagnosed

The findings of a study led by the University of Birmingham suggests that exercise during the first few months of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes could delay the progression of the condition. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Study participants who continued […]

Adjusting Breakfast And Dinner Times Aids Fat Loss: Study

Watching what one eats is an important part of most diets, but can the time of the meal also be an affecting factor? Researchers of a new study finds that adjusting breakfast and dinner times can actually increase weight loss. […]

RFM better than BMI for measuring body fat

Body mass index, or BMI, is a widely-used value to determine if a person is underweight, normal, overweight, or obese for their height. Calculated by dividing one’s weight in kilograms by one’s height in meters squared, BMI is often criticized […]

Bone Mineral Density at Forefront in Genetic Fracture Risk Meta-Analysis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new genome-wide association meta-analysis supports the notion that bone mineral density is a crucial factor in fracture risk. As they reported online yesterday in the British Medical Journal, researchers from 23andMe, the Genetic Factors for Osteoporosis (GEFOS) consortium, and the […]

Stabilizing dysferlin-deficient muscle cell membrane improves muscle function

In experimental model of LGMD2B, vamorolone improves and prednisolone worsens myofiber repair CHILDREN’S NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM WASHINGTON-(Aug. 27, 2018)-Healthy muscle cells rely on the protein dysferlin to properly repair the sarcolemmal membrane, a thin specialized membrane that serves a vital […]