Psychology & Psychiatry

Co-workers can influence healthy eating choices

Scientists from Cologne and Utrecht have found that employees are more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as well as engage in physical activity when their colleagues encourage a healthy lifestyle. Also, employees' healthy ...

Oncology & Cancer

Aerobic activity can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer by 72%

A new study at Tel Aviv University found that aerobic exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer by 72%. According to the researchers, intensity aerobic exercise increases the glucose (sugar) consumption of internal ...

Health

To be less sedentary, you may need a more active friend

A newly developed mathematical model incorporates the influence of social interactions on community exercise trends, suggesting that interacting with moderately active people could influence sedentary people to become more ...

Cardiology

Gender gap in some heart risk factors widens among young adults

Gender gaps in blood pressure, physical activity and smoking have widened among young adults in the United States, new research finds, suggesting that prevention approaches should be carefully tailored to help people achieve ...

Genetics

Scientists create novel genetic model of Down syndrome in rats

In pursuit of better ways to test new therapies and further explore the impacts of the unique genetics associated with Down syndrome, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Tottori University in Japan have genetically ...

Diabetes

An insulin-loaded patch that sticks inside a person's cheek

Managing blood sugar levels requires round-the-clock attention for people diagnosed with diabetes. A more healthful diet and increased physical activity can help, but many with the condition also need to take regular shots ...

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