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Weight training, jogging promotes bone growth in men

Weight training, jogging promotes bone growth in men

Weight training, walking, hiking, jogging for 12 months may increase the particular hormone associated with bone growth, promoting bone formation, increasing bone density.

According to researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the US, long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, in men and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth an and prevent osteoporosis.

The study was published in the journal of Bone.

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Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions

Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions

A study finds that people who are born blind have heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, suggesting that their brain "rewires" itself in the absence of visual information to boost other senses.

According to Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers, the brains of those, who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions.

A new species of terrestrial crab found in Hong Kong

A new species of terrestrial crab found in Hong Kong

What the CRAB!

The scientists have found a new species of terrestrial crab, climbing trees on the eastern coast of Hong Kong.

The species is described in the open access journal ZooKeys.

All specimens spotted during the survey have been collected at a height of approximately 1.5 - 1.8 m, walking on the bark of the branches at ebbing and low tides.

The characteristics of the newly found species are squarish predominantly dark brown carapace, very long legs and orange chelipeds.

Weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce likelihood of measles outbreak: Study

Weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce likelihood of measles outbreak: Study

According to a new study, places which have weaker non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them.

The research was published in Academic Pediatrics.

The researchers also found, that the magnitude of these outbreaks can also be cut in half by strengthening exemption policies for children.

Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study

Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study

Higher level of blood sugar and insulin resistance, accompanied by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance, says a new study.

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.

The research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, was jointly led by Prof. David Tanne and Prof. Uri Goldbourt and conducted by Dr. Miri Lutski, all of TAU's Sackler School of Medicine.

More the pre-baby weight, higher the obesity risk

More the pre-baby weight, higher the obesity risk

Turns out, your pre-pregnancy weight determines a lot more than the size of the maternity jeans you'll be wearing.

Specific messaging and resources are needed to promote healthy weight gain during pregnancy for young mothers, a new study suggested.

Weight gain during pregnancy is an issue every pregnant woman faces. After pregnancy, new research showed that for young mothers, , or BMI, and ethnicity might signal likelihood for obesity later in life.

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Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?

Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?

A team of scientists has brought fresh hope to alcoholics as they are trying to find out whether or not treating the addiction is as simple as popping over-the-counter pills.

Ihsan Salloum from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hopes to answer that question in part with a new clinical trial with E. Sherwood Brown from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The study is determining if two over-the-counter (OTC) medications can diminish alcohol abuse in diagnosed bipolar patients.

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Dear parents! Store prescription opioids away, out of sight of kids of all ages

Dear parents! Store prescription opioids away, out of sight of kids of all ages

Dear adults, opioids prescribed cautiously for chronic pain should be stored up, away and out of sight of kids of all ages, in a locked cabinet is best, as a study finds most of the exposures occurred among children younger than five years were 60 percent and teenagers was 30 percent.

The researchers call for changes to prescribing practices, increased education about safe storage at home.

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