New research from the University of Kent has discovered that nearly three in 10 elite footballers at top clubs in England have undetected lung and airway problems that could impair their on-field performance. The findings of this study will be presented at a British Thoracic Society meeting on Dec. 8 by lead researcher Anna Jackson, who will also call for all top football clubs to implement a lung health screening program.
Study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies.
The iPhone's Health app and its built-in pedometer miss a significant number of users' steps during a typical day, a new University of British Columbia study has found. That's good news for people who self-monitor their physical activity; they are probably getting more exercise than they realize. But the results should raise some caution among researchers who want to tap into the smartphone's enormous potential for gathering health data.
A new study published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine finds that more activity during inpatient recovery predicted lower risk of 30- and 60-day readmission after surgery for metastatic peritoneal cancer. By monitoring patients using Fitbit, researchers found that higher Fitbit steps forecast better patient outcomes.
Exposure to vehicle exhaust on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial cardiovascular and pulmonary health effects of two hours of exercise in adults over 60, a study led by scientists at Imperial College London and Duke University shows. It is the first study to document these negative effects on healthy people as well as those with pre-existing cardiorespiratory conditions such as COPD or coronary heart disease.
Two studies -- one in mice and the other in human subjects -- offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut. The studies were designed to isolate exercise-induced changes from other factors -- such as diet or antibiotic use -- that might alter the intestinal microbiota.
A new study led by UQ School of Biological Sciences Professor Robbie Wilson used analytic techniques developed in evolutionary biology to determine the impact of a player's skill, athletic ability, and balance on their success during a game.
A study from James Cook University in Australia has found nearly three quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health -- and that bosses are crucial to helping solve the problem.
'Weighing patients or using blood tests to detect changes, hasn't, until now, given us accurate pictures, literally, of how different fat deposits are impacted disproportionately by diet and exercise,' says Prof. Iris Shai, the primary investigator of the CENTRAL MRI trial. 'These findings suggest that moderate exercise combined with a Mediterranean/low carb diet may help reduce the amount of some fat deposits even if you don't lose significant weight as part of the effort.'
A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying the role of known risk factors, from smoking to low consumption of fruits and vegetables.