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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 ...

Can the perception of a child’s weight cause weight gain?

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on the effect the misperception ...

Exercise can improve cancer recovery and reduce health-care costs

The days of being recommended bed rest before surgery are over. ... Full story

Study examines factors affecting whether women choose a medical research career

Unless exposed to positive research experience and role models during their medical education and training, women are unlikely to consider careers in academic medicine seriously. That's one conclusion of an Oxford University study published in The Lancet. It asked why, when entry to medical schools is evenly split between men and women, those working in University medical departments are predominantly men. ... Full story

Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study undertaken at London's Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training. ... Full story

Does this tweet make me look fat? New study explores weight stigmatization on Twitter

A new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale School of Medicine and American University has found that weight stigma — or negative attitudes about people simply because they are overweight — is occurring regularly on Twitter. ... Full story

Eating dark chocolate as a daily snack could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University study reveals

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study undertaken at London's Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training. ... Full story

Chips or cookies? Toddlers with sweet tooth more likely to experience weight gain

A bigger appetite for dessert —not salty foods – predictor of body mass index (BMI) for low income children, study suggests ... Full story

Americans living longer with disability or health issues, study shows

Findings led by USC University Professor challenge assumptions that increased longevity is a sign of good health ... Full story

Healthy eating on the menu at Hallam

The health benefits of seaweed and how to make nutritious meals on a budget are just some of the items on the menu at Sheffield Hallam University's 12th annual Nutrition Fair. ... Full story

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