Health

How many steps each day are enough?

February is heart health month—a good time to get back to health and fitness goals, and many people are using wearable technology to help.

Genetics

Could prenatal DNA testing open Pandora's box?

(AP) -- Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions like Down syndrome, but also things like eye color and height. ...

Medical research

Growing human brain cells in the lab

Li Gan, PhD, wants to find treatments to help patients with Alzheimer's disease. Like most researchers, she's hit a few major roadblocks.

Neuroscience

Study links physical activity to better memory among older adults

Could staying physically active improve quality of life by delaying cognitive decline and prolonging an independent lifestyle? A new study has found that older adults who take more steps either by walking or jogging perform ...

Diabetes

Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women's and Children's Hospital.

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