Good aerobic fitness doesn’t protect children against type 2 diabetes, staying active does

It is a generally accepted idea that good aerobic fitness reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, and it has also been thought to protect against other obesity-induced adverse changes in the glucose metabolism. However, this idea is based on studies whose methodology does not allow a distinction between the roles of aerobic fitness and body fat percentage as risk […]

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Do summer holidays undo the good work of school? Helping kids stay lean and fit over summer

As thousands of Aussie kids start summer holidays this week, there’s no doubt parents will see an increase in kids’ screen time, snack time and general relaxation. After a busy school year, it’s well-deserved, but could this change in activity have an adverse impact on their health? In a new University of South Australia study, researchers are examining changes in […]

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Trials promise good news for countries with dengue and Zika virus

An international team of scientists have reported an effective and environmentally sustainable way to block the transmission of mosquito-borne dengue virus, in trials carried out in Malaysia. The breakthrough has major implications for countries with hot climates such as island nations in the South Pacific to Saudi Arabia, Africa and South America, all of which experience dengue, Zika, yellow fever […]

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Recalling good memories together

Recalling positive memories can help you feel better about yourself. Charlotte van Schie is aiming to use this fact to help people with a borderline personality disorder become stronger. She has written about her research for Human Brain Mapping, and at the LIBC open day on 11 October she gave a “flash talk” titled “Coloured memories in the brain.” Positive […]

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Angelina Jolie: My Son Maddox Is 'Such a Good Man'

Angelina Jolie is singing her son’s praises! “I’m so happy for [Maddox] that [he has] grown up into such a good man,” the actress, 44, gushed to Entertainment Tonight at the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil premiere in London on Wednesday, October 9. “I say that because he’s smart and he’s doing his work, but he’s also wild. He’s balanced in his teenage years.” The 18-year-old […]

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Having a sense of meaning in life is good for you. So how do you get one?

The pursuit of happiness and health is a popular endeavour, as the preponderance of self-help books would attest. Yet it is also fraught. Despite ample advice from experts, individuals regularly engage in activities that may only have short-term benefit for well-being, or even backfire. The search for the heart of well-being – that is, a nucleus from which other aspects […]

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Good news, bad news in U.S. breastfeeding report

(HealthDay)—Most new mothers in the United States start out breastfeeding, but many stop sooner than recommended, a new federal government report says. Of the nearly 4 million babies born in 2015, about 83 percent started out breastfeeding, but fewer than 36 percent were still breastfeeding at 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 6 […]

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