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High-intensity interval training not worth the extra effort, study suggests

November 5, 2019

Exercising at a moderate intensity produces almost the same physical outcomes as exercising at maximum intensity, according to…
No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

May 10, 2019

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according…
Mobile health has power to transform HIV/AIDS nursing

November 27, 2018

The abundance of personal smartphones in southern African countries got University of Washington professor Sarah Gimbel thinking: What if these…
Aussie BBQ classic proving a snag to good health

March 21, 2018

A sausage in bread could be considered Australia’s national dish. But with Australians wolfing down 1.1 billion snags…
Study says infertility statistics fail to capture ‘invisible’ groups

December 14, 2017

UO postdoctoral researcher Liberty Barnes is helping bring the infertility experiences of men, women of color, single and…
Eating more like our ancestors would improve human health

November 6, 2017

Malnutrition problems can be traced to poor-quality diets lacking in diversity, a recent phenomenon in evolutionary history, according…
Mom’s birthplace can affect her baby’s birth weight

April 10, 2017

Certain groups of immigrants tend to be healthier than people born in the United States., and some of…
Mother with health anxiety: you’re ill too, my child!

February 12, 2017

A PhD project from Aarhus University shows that mothers with health anxiety are significantly more concerned about their…
Change in Marital Status Post-Menopause May Impact Health

February 7, 2017

For women who marry later in life, a few extra pounds may accompany their nuptials, a new study…
A missed app-ortunity: Study finds few mobile health apps help patients who need them most

December 7, 2016

The smartphones that nearly all Americans carry could transform how people manage their health, especially for the tens…
Genetic risk score card: towards early prediction of heart disease

September 24, 2016

Scientists are getting closer to being able to predict an individual’s genetic risk of heart disease, paving the…
Air Conditioning: Bringing You Relief… And Microbes

July 27, 2016

In these recent sweltering days of summer, air conditioning might seem like your best friend. But those refreshingly…
For Whom the Births (and Worms) Toll

July 26, 2016

Human childbirth is not only unpleasant, it’s also assumed to take a toll on women’s health, even while…
Researchers invent “smart” thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue

July 22, 2016

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into…
Healthier and greener cities

July 16, 2016

A new research project aiming to improve urban-decision making and the health of urban populations in Malaysia. Led…
Women’s long work hours linked to alarming increases in cancer, heart disease

June 17, 2016

Women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers may pay a steep price: life-threatening…
The Social Life of Health Information

June 14, 2016

Most Americans go online for information and support about health-related issues. But what exactly are they looking for?…
Most U.S. adults say today’s children have worse health than in past generations

April 18, 2016

More than half of adults believe children today are more stressed, experience less quality family time and have…
A secret to healthy aging might be found in the chorus

April 4, 2016

Could older adults experience measurable health benefits from a group rendition of “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”? Based…
Neanderthal DNA influences human disease risk

February 15, 2016

Neanderthal DNA present in the human genome can affect certain health-related traits in people of European ancestry, according…
Diets. You are own worst enemy, but we can help

January 5, 2016

Australians are their own worst enemies when it comes to eating better and controlling their weight, according to…
Helicopter parenting at the doctor’s office may impact teen health

December 15, 2015

Parents of teens may struggle letting go of the reins when it comes to their children’s health checkups,…
Big Ideas in Health and Science for 2016

December 14, 2015

Our understanding of human health is constantly evolving, but it’s the big ideas that serve as a goal…
New tech helps handlers monitor health, well-being of guide dogs

November 19, 2015

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor…
More steps a day keep the doctor away

November 6, 2015

Landmark research by The George Institute for Global Health has found that exercise can save lives, with an…
Americans who practice Yoga report better wellness, health behaviors

November 6, 2015

People who practiced yoga or took natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) were more likely…
Adjusting to less food availability can impact kids negatively

November 3, 2015

Adjusting to family circumstances where there is less food available than previously can be a traumatic situation for…
Child Health: You Are What Your Father Ate

October 26, 2015

For years, scientists have known about the “couch potato” rat. If the mother rat is undernourished during pregnancy…
Wearable electronic health patches may now be cheaper and easier to make

October 8, 2015

A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has…
When Health Apps Offer Conflicting Advice

October 6, 2015

John Stankovic wants to make smartphone health applications talk to each other to keep people safe and healthy.…
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