Psychology & Psychiatry

Video games can boost children's intelligence: study

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied how the screen habits of U.S. children correlates with how their cognitive abilities develop over time. They found that the children who spent an above-average time ...

Overweight & Obesity

Africa urged to act fast to combat obesity surge

Urgent measures such as taxes and restrictions on sugary foods and drinks are needed to stem the rising trend of obesity in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Why exercise gets harder the less you do 

Doing less exercise could deactivate a vital protein in the body, causing further inactivity and making exercise more difficult, new research suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early interventions could help counteract muscle loss in sarcopenia

Weakening muscles are a natural part of the aging process, but for some people with a condition called sarcopenia, the decline is abnormally fast. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests that the early stages ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

The mind and body connected: Athletes and mental health

Achieving peak performance in competitive athletics requires a complex but delicate interplay of skill, physical conditioning, practice, precision, grit and passion. Sometimes, both external and internal factors such as self-doubt, ...

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