Health

A guide to gift shopping that's good for your health

(HealthDay)—Shopping for a gift for a friend or loved one? Instead of wracking your brain over which sweater to buy, keep in mind that gifts for good health are always the right size.

Health

Styling a home gym

(HealthDay)—Whether it's a matter of cost or convenience, you might want to opt out of a fitness facility and opt to work out in the comfort of your own home.

Health

Fit elderly fall as much as their couch-potato peers

It's not enough to stay fit as you age if you want to avoid falls, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found. When they looked at how many hours older people exercised and how well they ...

Neuroscience

Wii Balance Board induces changes in the brains of MS patients

A balance board accessory for a popular video game console can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce their risk of accidental falls, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. Magnetic ...

Health

Balancing out concussions

There are lots of ways to diagnose concussions in athletes injured on the field.

Other

Balancing physiotherapy and fun

A team of Victoria University of Wellington students and graduates has created a balance board that helps people stay motivated and have fun while undergoing physical therapy.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Angry opponents seem bigger to tied up men

A physical handicap like being tied down makes men over-estimate an opponent's size and under-estimate their own, according to research published August 7 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Fessler and Colin Holbrook ...

Health

Specially developed Wii games can help prevent falls

New research, launched today and funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), shows that playing video games can help older people improve their balance and make them less likely to fall.

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