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Midlife fitness is linked to lower stroke risks later in life

Study Highlights: Being more physically fit in your mid- to late-40s was associated with lower stroke risks after age 65, independent of traditional ...

Loughborough University study reveals the best way to improve muscle strength

Engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles, Loughborough research reveals. ...

Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods pose potential health concerns finds EFSA

Contaminants in vegetable oils and fats (and foods containing them such as cookies, pastries and others) pose a potential health concern to average consumers for young age groups (infants, toddlers and children under 10 years old). ... Full story

Researchers develop tool to assess athlete diet

Researchers from Massey University and the University of Sydney are working together to develop a tool to assess the quality of dietary intake in high-performing athletes. ... Full story

Wearing heels to work is a game women have been losing for decades

When receptionist Nicola Thorp was told by her employer that she had to wear high heels to work, she pointed out that her male colleagues were not required to do so. When she refused to conform to the company’s dress code policy, she was sent home from her job without pay. The media got hold of the story, public outcry ensued and the firm at the centre of it has now changed its policy. ... Full story

Frequent religious service attendance linked with decreased mortality risk among women

Boston, MA – Women who attended religious services more than once per week were more than 30% less likely to die during a 16-year-follow-up than women who never attended, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Frequent attendees also had significantly lower risk both from cardiovascular- and cancer-related mortality. ... Full story

Walking Speed Could Be a New Indicator of Health

By Duke Medicine News and Communications ... Full story

Counting calories

Migrants pay more for their home region’s cuisine, even when on the edge of malnutrition. ... Full story

Physical inactivity increases risk of thrombosis

Women with poor physical fitness display significantly higher platelet activation than women with average to very good fitness. ... Full story

Adding exercise to health education helps treat addiction, say UCLA researchers

People who included walking or jogging along with resistance training in their treatment had a 15 percent increase in the number of dopamine receptors in the brain. ... Full story

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