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Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

2014-02-19 12:28:55

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets. The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods. Who:...

Cancer Death Risk Reduced In Men Who Exercise More
2014-01-27 05:02:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity could reduce the risk of death in male cancer patients by nearly half, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. As part of the study, researchers from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School looked at data from 1,021 men with an average age of 71. Each of the men had previously been diagnosed with...

2014-01-15 14:28:04

Aerobic exercise is known to prevent type 2 diabetes, and muscle-strengthening alone or in combination with aerobic exercise improves diabetic control among those with diabetes. Although men who weight train have been found to have an associated reduced risk of developing diabetes, whether such an association exists for women has not been established. In this week’s PLOS Medicine, Anders Grøntved (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA, and University of Southern Denmark,...

2014-01-14 08:28:02

New Analysis Finds 32 States Fail to Vaccinate at least 40 Percent of Adults 18-64 Years Old WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) found that only 35.7 percent of adults ages 18 to 64 years old got the flu shot last season (the most recent period data with available data). By comparison, 56.6 percent of children (ages 6 months to 17 years old) and 66.2 percent of seniors (ages 65 and older) were vaccinated....

2014-01-13 08:28:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, on today's release of new recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "TFAH fully supports the RWJF Commission to...

Play High School Sports Stay Healthy Later
2013-12-30 13:42:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Young men who want to avoid going to the doctor later in life should take up a high school sport, according to a new study published earlier this month in the journal BMC Public Health. In the study, a team of Swiss and American researchers found that men who played varsity high school sports were more likely to be active into their late 70s and less likely to have to visit their doctors. Although the study only considered male World...

Exceeding Physical Activity Guidelines Has Health Benefits
2013-12-27 04:13:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who meet or exceed American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for physical activity are less likely to die prematurely than those who walk less than guidelines suggest, according to new research appearing in the journal PLoS ONE. According to study author Paul T. Williams of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there are “substantial health benefits” to exceeding the cardiovascular health...

2013-12-17 12:25:45

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) finds the nation's ability to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks are hampered by outdated systems and limited resources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases report finds that a majority of states (34) score 5 or lower out of 10 key...

2013-12-04 08:29:31

2013 results are most complete assessment of national health security preparedness to date WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 20 development partners, today announced the release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index(TM) (NHSPI(TM)), a new way to measure and advance the nation's readiness to protect people during a...