Dec 14 2018 When infants are playing with objects, their early attempts to pay attention to things are accompanied by bursts of high-frequency activity in their brain. But what happens when parents play together with them? New research, publishing December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by Dr Sam Wass of the University of […]Continue Reading ...
Increasing one’s level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one’s mood, according to a new study from a team including scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. The findings were published online December 12 in JAMA Psychiatry. […]Continue Reading ...
Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown. In one of the most detailed projects of its kind, the scientists studied the activity of 91,105 UK Biobank participants who had previously worn an activity monitor on their wrist for a week. The scientists taught […]Continue Reading ...
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According to a recent study, changes in relationships have links to physical activity. The total number of non-exercise steps was reduced during a four-year follow-up study for men who divorced. For women who found a new spouse between the measurement points, the total steps decreased significantly when compared to women married throughout the period. According […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — The fastest way to get a sedentary person moving is to tell them the specific health dangers of inactivity, a new report suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 615 Australian adults, aged 18 to 77, about their levels of physical activity, as well as their knowledge about the benefits of […]Continue Reading ...
Women that underwent extreme physical training and completed a transantarctic expedition did not show any more negative health effects than would be expected in men, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study is the first to suggest that women are not more susceptible to the negative […]Continue Reading ...
Throughout its fifty years of publication, the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) has recognized the importance of physical activity as a key behavior helpful to achieving a healthy lifestyle. The November/December issue’s theme of physical activity highlights recent research on designing, delivering, and measuring physical activity programs for different audiences. “Challenges to beginning […]Continue Reading ...
An initiative adopted by Lancaster University to embed physical activity into the training for medical students has been showcased at a national and international level. Lancaster Medical School was the first school in the UK to fully embed the Movement For Movement physical activity resources into the undergraduate programme and all medical schools and schools […]Continue Reading ...
Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at the next opportunity. However, if the activity of these nerve […]Continue Reading ...
In a study published in Neuron, Emilie Macé from Botond Roska’s group and collaborators demonstrate how functional ultrasound imaging can yield high-resolution, brain-wide activity maps of mice for specific behaviors. The non-invasive technology has promising applications for ophthalmologic, neurologic and psychiatric diseases. “Functional ultrasound imaging yields images in much higher resolution and is simpler, less […]Continue Reading ...
How is it that a sound can send a chill down your spine? By observing individual brain cells of mice, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are understanding how a sound can incite fear. Investigator Bo Li focuses on a part of the mouse brain called the amygdala where sights, sounds, and other stimuli […]Continue Reading ...
The glass container is filled with a gas of cesium atoms which respond to the magnetic field from the heart. The magnetic field is detected using laser light which is transmitted through the cesium atoms. Credit: Niels Bohr Institute Hearts ‘run’ on electrical pulses—and when doctors measure the electrical activity in a person’s heart in […]Continue Reading ...
Static activity, such as strength training, appears more beneficial While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. New research, presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru, found that while all physical […]Continue Reading ...
Electrodes are placed on the patient’s chest area to record cardiac electrical activity – e.g. to determine whether the heart rhythm is so irregular that treatment is required; a type of medical examination for which ECG serves well as a diagnostic tool. Not quite so when it comes to examining fetal cardiac electrical activity – […]Continue Reading ...
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