Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung damage not the culprit for post-COVID exercise limitations

A new study suggests the lungs may not be the main factor that reduces exercise ability in people recovering from severe COVID-19. Anemia and muscle dysfunction also play a role. The study is published ahead of print in the ...

Neuroscience

Brain or muscles: Which do we lose first?

Someone dies as a result of physical inactivity somewhere in the world every 10 seconds—3.2 million people a year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). From the age of 50, there is a gradual decline not just ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

App helps reduce osteoarthritis pain

By performing a few simple physical exercises daily, and receiving information about their disease regularly, 500 osteoarthritis patients were able to on average halve their pain in 6 months—and improve their physical function. ...

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