Health

Even women who exercise sit too much

(HealthDay)—For women who love that great, self-satisfied feeling after a workout, a new study could be a disappointing surprise. Regular exercise, the study found, does not reduce the risk of an otherwise sedentary lifestyle.

Medical research

Itching can have a visual trigger, new research reveals

(Medical Xpress)—Itching is so contagious that simply seeing an image of an itch stimulus – such as ants or an insect bite – can trigger a physical response, new research suggests.

Health

Reactions to everyday stressors predict future health

(Medical Xpress)—Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems—it's people's reactions to the stressors that determine whether they will suffer health consequences, according to researchers at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Does exercising really reduce the risk?

A new US study shows that people who are less physically active are more likely to be hospitalized and die with COVID-19. According to these new calculations, being inactive puts you at a greater risk from COVID-19 than any ...

Neuroscience

Your neighborhood may affect your brain health

Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods—areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities—had more brain shrinkage on brain scans and showed faster decline ...

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