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It’s time to regulate the use of whole body electrical stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (ES) of human nerves and muscles has long been used as a non-pharmacological treatment for pain relief,1 and for rehabilitation after disuse. Whole body ES has recently emerged as an alternative form of physical exercise for improving fitness and health in healthy people. Despite limited scientific evidence on the safety and effectiveness of this form of exercise, several ES company sponsored fitness centres have recently been opened in different countries worldwide,2 making this technology easily accessible to the general population.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Children With AAOCA: Can They Compete in Sports?

Dr Julie Brothers describes new guidelines on management of interarterial anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery in children, particularly in regard to exercise and participation in sports.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Activity icons 'could help healthy living’ - BBC News

Working out how much exercise you would need to do to burn off the calories from your favourite treat could be easier if food labelling was changed, says Shirley Cramer of the Royal Society of Public Health.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Obesity: Call for exercise advice on food labels - BBC News

Health experts are calling for better labelling to show people just how much activity is needed to work off what they consume.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Obesity: Exercise advice food label gets street test - BBC News

The BBC has been asking shoppers what they think of the idea of being given food labels with exercise advice.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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The Dose-Response Effect of Exercise on Cancer Mortality

What level of physical activity may help reduce the risk of cancer mortality?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Physical Activity, TV Time, and Waist Circumference Changes

Less exercise and more time in front of the TV may add up to a larger waistline over time.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Structured Exercise Improves Mobility After Hip Fracture

A new study assesses the impact of a postoperative structured exercise program on mobility after hip fracture surgery.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Running blind: How do you run the London Marathon without sight? - BBC News

The London Marathon is fast approaching, but how do you run it if you are blind?  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Up to 15% of MIs occur during or soon after vigorous physical exercise. This is typically in sedentary men with coronary risk factors.  
umem.org
over 4 years ago
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Low-Dose Fluconazole in Pregnancy Worries FDA

Clinicians should exercise caution prescribing oral fluconazole to treat yeast infections in pregnant women, given new evidence that even low doses may cause miscarriages, the agency said.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Prevention of falls in older people living in the community

The number of people living into older age (≥65 years) is rising rapidly. Older people are more likely to fall and this has adverse consequences for their quality of life and that of their families. Falls also pose a substantial financial burden on healthcare systems. Extensive research from systematic reviews and meta-analyses has established effective approaches for reducing falls among older people, although uncertainties and controversy remain. The evidence suggests that exercise based and tailored interventions are the most effective way to reduce falls and associated healthcare costs among older people in the community. This review integrates current knowledge on assessment and management strategies to prevent falls in older people living in the community. It summarizes known risk factors for falls in this population and presents assessment strategies that can be used to assess the risk of falls. It discusses the management of risks and interventions to reduce falls among older people in the community, as well as future directions and promising approaches.  
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over 4 years ago
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What's Stopping African American Women From Exercising?

New interventions for combating obesity among African American women are starting by addressing barriers to traditional exercise programs.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Air pollution: Benefits of cycling and walking outweigh harms - study - BBC News

The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Comparing Running Injuries Between Shod and Barefoot Runners

A new study compares the injury rates among those running with -- and without -- footwear.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Short-Term Fibromyalgia Program Met Needs of Most Women

A 2-day program of education, exercise, and cognitive behavioral therapy reduced pain and improved health status in women with fibromyalgia; elements of the cognitive behavioral therapy may be key.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Exercise Cuts the Risk for 13 Cancers

The risk of developing 13 types of cancer is reduced significantly by higher levels of physical activity, strengthening exercise recommendations, suggest the results of a pooled analysis.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Physical Exercise May Improve Depression in Teens

A systematic review and analysis of 11 studies shows that physical exercise appears to improve depressive symptoms in adolescents.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago