‘Exercise Pill’ May Build Muscle, Boost Athletic Performance & Lower Cholesterol Levels (VIDEO)

“Our expectation would be something similar,” Burris told The Huffington Post. “Theres no reason to believe that Rev-erb doesnt do the same thing in humans.” Still, there are benefits of exercise that the drug wouldn’t mimic — for example, the psychological boost that exercise can bring, or its ability to build bone mass. For these reasons, Burris told HuffPost that he’s not a fan of the drug candidate being called the “exercise pill.” “Because people say, ‘Oh, it’s to replace exercise for people who dont want to do it,'” Burris said. “But its really to treat people who cant exercise. There are a lot of situations in which people cant exercise the way that they want.
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Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study

Instead of dreading the next sweat session, take it inside with one of these alternatives. 1. Bring out your inner child for a small… Best fitness apps June 18, 2013 Fitness apps function like tiny personal trainers or nutritionists, guiding users through workouts, managing workouts, counting calories burned or consumed, and tracking weight loss. With the wide variety now available, its easy to find the perfect app… Quick workouts for cube-dwellers March 11, 2013 If the majority of your day involves sitting in front of a desk in a cubicle, it can be difficult to get enough exercise. Incorporating some simple changes into your day will improve your overall health.1.
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Tiffany Clark – Kansas City Quick Workouts Examiner – Fitness & Exercise

This was in part because of the expertise of the multidisciplinary team, who frequently adjusted diabetic and blood pressure medications,” study author Dr. Nicole Isbel, of Princess Alexandra Hospital and University of Queensland in Australia, said in the news release. Importantly, patients in the exercise group also showed improved heart function. People with chronic kidney disease have a high risk of premature death from heart disease , the study authors noted. Erin Howden, also of Princess Alexandra Hospital and University of Queensland, stated that the “findings suggest that with the inclusion of structured exercise training and the right team support, improvements in fitness are achievable even in people with multiple health issues.” And Howden added in the news release: “Improvements in fitness translate not only to improved health outcomes, but result in gains that are transferable to tasks of everyday life.” However, before it can be determined that this type of program can help reduce kidney disease patients’ risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, larger studies with longer follow-up are needed, Howden said.
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Foods that prevent hair loss: How to get the 7 essential anti-balding nutrients

Hair Loss in Women

As any good meatless eater knows, protein abounds in more than just animal sources. The foods to eat: Greek yogurt, eggs yolks, kale, peanuts, beans, peas, lentils, tofu, chicken, turkey. Iron When it comes to healthy circulation, eating enough iron is clutch. Iron helps deliver blood to the body’s cells. Neglect the nutrient and your blood can’t carry enough oxygen to your scalp for good hair growth, said Bauman. “Many doctors have seen a correlation between treatment for iron-deficient anemia and an increase in hair growth,” Batayneh added.
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These children have noticeable hair loss and often need treatment from a child psychiatrist and/or child psychologist who specializes in trichotillomania. alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune disorder (the child’s immune’s system attacks the hair follicles) that causes complete hair loss in round or oval patches on a child’s scalp or other body part. Unlike ringworm, the scalp involved in the round patches of alopecia areata is completely smooth, without redness or scale. Treatments include steroid injections and some topical medications (such as minoxidil, anthralin cream, or high dose steroid creams). Fortunately, hair growth often eventually occurs on its own, too. alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis are similar to alopecia areata, except that the child loses all scalp hair (alopecia totalis) or all scalp hair and all body hair (alopecia universalis).
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Hair Loss – Causes of Hair Loss in Children

Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating for self image and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, society has forced women to suffer in silence. It is considered far more acceptable for men to go through the same hair loss process.
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SLEEP DISORDER CENTERS IN CT

The good news is that they can be treated! In Connecticut there are many centers specialized in treatment for sleep disorders. Here are some of those: UConn Health Center- Sleep Disorder Center located in Farmington, Hartford Hospital Sleep Disorder Center , Enfield Sleep Disorder Center , Sleep Disorder Center of Connecticut in Hamden , Northeastern Sleep Disorder Center LLC in Vernon, Eastern Connecticut Health Network ECHN have few doctors specialized in Sleep Medicine working in Manchester. It is very important recognize the function of a good sleep for a good health. Having trouble falling asleep or not feeling rest in the morning is something to consider to talk with your doctor or a sleep specialist.
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Exercise Won’t Cure Sleep Disorders Immediately

The study’s authors found that exercise does help with insomnia, but a strict regiment must be adhered to in order to reap the benefits. “The message here is that exercise is not a quick fix, which I don’t really think is discouraging at all,” said Kelly Baron, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program with the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. “Our previous work found that exercise over a 16-week period is very effective in promoting sleep, on par with any kind of medication. But like with weight loss or any sort of behavioral change, it doesn’t happen immediately. You have to measure progress over months, not day-to-day.” The National Sleep Foundation recommends that exercise activities be completed at least three hours before bedtime, so that the body has time to cool down. by RTT Staff Writer
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Q and A: Arthritis and exercise

Exercise Tips for Older Adults

If you dont exercise, your muscles become smaller and weaker and your bones become more brittle and prone to fracture. Exercise helps keep your joints as flexible as possible, allowing you to continue your daily tasks as independently as possible. Q. What exercises should I do? A.
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It helps people fall asleep more quickly, experience deeper sleep stages and wake up fewer times throughout the night. Exercise is good for the brain. It encourages more positive brain activity which helps to prevent memory loss and may slow the further development of brain disorders like Alzheimers. The risk of developing high blood pressure is decreased as a result of physical activity. Exercise increases endorphins in the brain which help to decrease anxiety and reduce depressed feelings. Types of Physical Activity Aerobic Exercise More often referred to as cardio training.
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Could Google Glass Hurt Your Eyes? A Harvard Vision Scientist And Project Glass Advisor Responds

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Steve Mann, a professor at the University of Toronto and one of the pioneers of heads-up display technology, has been wearing his own version of Google Glass for more than three decades. He echoes Fatehs concern about the risk of visual confusion. Mann said he personally experienced side effects like dizziness, confusion and flashbacks from wearing early versions of smart glasses that he designed himself. Mann eliminated the discomfort by revamping the product, which he calls Digital EyeTap , so that it sits directly in front of the eye.
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Clear vision is every schoolchild’s right

Early detection and treatment provide the very best opportunity to correct vision problems, so your child can learn to see clearly. Jean Gajano, executive director of New Eyes, a nonprofit that provides vision assistance to low-income students, said eye exams are needed because children often do not realize they have vision problems and will not speak up for themselves. Gajano had a revelation in third grade when a vision screening led to a pair of glasses. The first time I had that pair of glasses, it was so to speak eye opening, Gajano remembered. You do not understand what you are not seeing. Kids dont speak up because they dont know what they are missing. Jolene Bracale, a former school nurse who now serves as program coordinator for student health services at the Indiana Department of Education, added, One time I screened a kindergartner and found that she had double vision, and she didnt understand that not all children see two of everything. Vision exams at schools can be conducted by eye doctors, school nurses and by community health organizations.
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‘Eye-phone’ that could help prevent blindness

A man from Nakuru, Kenya, having his retina imaged for optic nerve diseases by the Peek smartphone tool. Credit: Peek.

Peek has been developed by Dr Andrew Bastawrous (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Stewart Jordan, an independent app designer, Dr Mario Giardini (University of St Andrews) and Dr Iain Livingstone, at the Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Dr Jen Burr at St Andrews was instrumental in setting up the links that allowed the University to take part in the development of the device. It is currently being tested on 5,000 people in Kenya by Dr Bastawrous to see how effective it is in comparison to state-of-the-art hospital equipment. Dr Bastawrous said: Patients who need it most will never be able to reach hospital because they’re the ones beyond the end of the road, they don’t have income to find transport so we needed a way to find them. “What we hope is that Peek will provide eye care for those who are the poorest of the poor. A lot of the hospitals are able to provide cataract surgery which is the most common cause of blindness, but actually getting the patient to the hospitals is the problem. “What we can do using this is the technicians can go to the patients to their homes, examine them at their front doors and diagnose them there and then.” Peek can diagnose blindness, visual impairment, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal and optic nerve diseases and crucial indicators of brain tumour and haemorrhage.
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Session on ‘Management of Diabetes in Elderly’ held in Chandigarh

The session was addressed by Dr KP Singh, Senior consultant, Endocrinology who talked about the symptoms of diabetes, how the disease develops and its management strategies. Talking about how diabetes develops, Dr Singh said “Diabetes develops when glucose can’t enter the body’s cells to be used as fuel. This happens either because there is no key (insulin) to unlock the door or the cells – as in Type 1 diabetes – or because the key (insulin) is there but the lock doesn’t work properly, as in Type 2 diabetes. Without insulin, the body cannot get the blood glucose into the cells for energy. While Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5-10% of all diabetes diagnoses, Type 2 diabetes affects almost 90-95% of the patients.” Detailing the management strategies, “Type 2 diabetes happens a lot with obese people, but obesity is not that common among older diabetes patients. In nursing homes, the problem of being underweight is as common as that of being overweight. Thus, nutritional management should focus on weight gain for underweight elderly patients as much as it is focused on weight loss for obese patients.
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Sanford-Burnham Collaborates With Pfizer to Identify Targets for Treatment of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

13, 2013, 8:31 a.m. EDT Sanford-Burnham Collaborates With Pfizer to Identify Targets for Treatment of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Collaboration Utilizes Sanford-Burnham Drug Discovery Platform to Find New Therapeutic Targets for Treating Complications of Obesity and Diabetes ORLANDO, FL, Aug 13, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Pfizer Inc. to identify new therapeutic targets for preventing and treating complications of obesity and diabetes. The team will utilize novel screening tools including systems-biology approaches and technologies developed at Sanford-Burnham with the aim of discovering new therapeutic strategies for reducing insulin resistance in obesity and diabetes. Under the three-year agreement, multi-disciplinary teams from Sanford-Burnham and Pfizer will collaborate to identify and validate new targets for drug discovery.
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Dance Biopharm Announces Encouraging Clinical Data for Adagio™– Inhalable Insulin Product Candidate for Diabetes

The company is actively engaged in discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is incorporating FDA input into clinical development plans for Adagio. Diabetes, A Global Epidemic Affecting an Estimated 347 Million People Worldwide There is a global epidemic of diabetes.The estimated 347 million people with diabetes worldwide is expected to grow to 439 million by 2030.For the majority of people with diabetes worldwide their disease is out of control and they will die prematurely.Metabolic disease may account for up to one third of healthcare costs in many regions of the world.Numerous studies have shown that better glucose control can extend life expectancy, improve quality of life, and markedly reduce the huge costs of managing diabetes and its complications. The long-term benefits of mealtime insulin therapy to control blood glucose have been consistently demonstrated. It is important to remember that exogenous insulin itself addresses both of the defects in Type 2 diabetes by improving endogenous insulin secretion (corrects insulin deficiency) and decreasing glucotoxicity and therefore decreasing insulin resistance.Many clinical studies have demonstrated that insulin not only preserves but can also restore b-cell function to the point of clinical remission in newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetics (Ryan et al, 2004; Li et al, 2004; Ilkova et al 1997, Alvarsson et al. 2003).Although injected insulin is the gold standard for treatment, traditionally it has been the last drug taken by Type 2 patients (who make up about 90-95 percent of diabetics).The typical patient delays taking mealtime insulin for five to 10 years in order to avoid multiple daily injections.Delaying insulin treatment, or refusing to take injections, eventually results in miserable health consequences for the patients and enormous costs to health care systems. Now all of the major diabetes medical associations recommend the introduction of insulin earlier in the treatment process for Type 2 patients, and if glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is above nine percent upon diagnosis and patients are symptomatic, insulin is recommended immediately.
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Q&A: How health care law will affect people with autism

Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

But instead of creating a national standard for autism coverage, the administration bowed to political pressure from states and insurers and left it to states to define, within certain parameters, the “essential benefits” that insurance companies must provide. Coverage requirements for autism treatments, such as behavioral counseling and speech and occupational therapy, already vary from state to state. Far from smoothing out those differences, critics say the ACA will add a new layer of complexity. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says it will consider setting a national standard in 2016. Until then, states will decide what autism treatments insurance companies must cover. Question: What is autism, how is it treated and at what cost?
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But it soon became apparent the provision contained no language that allowed federal contributions toward their health plans that cover about 75 percent of the premium costs. This caused fears that staff would suddenly face sharply higher healthcare costs and leave federal service, causing a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill. But Wednesday’s proposed rule from the OPM, the federal government’s human resources agency, means that Congress will escape the most onerous impact of law as it was written. The OPM said the federal contributions will be allowed to continue for exchange-purchased plans for lawmakers and their staffs, ensuring that those working on Capitol Hill will effectively get the same health contributions as millions of other federal workers who keep their current plan. The problem surrounding the Obamacare language for Capitol Hill staff was the subject of intense negotiations in recent weeks between House and Senate leaders and the Obama administration. Some Republicans immediately slammed the OPM decision, using it as fuel for their campaign to turn public opinion against Obamacare just as its core provisions are due to go into effect. “While the administration has handed out waiver after waiver and exemption after exemption for the well-connected in Washington, they have done nothing to lower health care costs for families in Michigan,” said Dave Camp, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
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Obama: Republicans’ ‘Unifying Principle’ Is Denying Health Care To 30 Million People

Talk to your doctor about what makes sense for you. Women at higher risk (family history, genetic predisposition) should get an MRI along with their mammogram. In addition to a mammogram, a complete clinical breast exam by a gynecologist or appropriate health-care provider is recommended every year for women older than 40, and every 3 years for patients in their twenties and thirties. 7. Pap Test How often do you need it: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women 30 years to 65 years have a Pap test and HPV screening every five years. Or they can have a Pap Smear every three years. Women over 65 who have had three negative pap tests in a row, or two negative co-tests in a row within the past 10 years, can stop getting pap tests.
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Health Screenings You Need If You’re 50+

And because preexisting conditions no longer matter, there is no medical questionnaire. “Some of the claims against this law are about the IRS having your medical information,” said Ario, who helped design the exchanges when he worked at HHS. Medical information “is not part of the application process. They [IRS] don’t have that.” For people having difficulty filling out an application, “navigators” trained to help will be available. But almost everyone expects problems at the start. After all, when was the last time a major computer program went live without a hitch?
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An early look at health exchanges in Pa. and N.J.

Enter “deem and pass.” Under this process, the House will simply skip to approving the reconciliation fixes, and “deem” the Senate bill to be passed. By doing it this way, the Democrats get the Senate bill passed while simultaneously coming out against the unpopular features of the same.

“Deem and pass” is the aforementioned obscure parliamentary procedure. And here’s the thing about obscure parliamentary procedures — everyone loves them when their side is doing them, but when they’re being done to you, then they are basically evil schemes from the blasted plains of Hell. So if you’re guessing that the Republicans declared the Democrats’ use of “deem and pass” — which also carried the moniker “the Slaughter Rule,” after Rep.
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