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Achilles Tendinitis: What Is It, and What Are the Treatments?

Achilles Tendinitis: What Is It, and What Are the Treatments?FRIDAY, May 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic tendon issues are a frequent source of pain and can limit activity. They become more common with age, weight and certain activities, and early and appropriate diagnosis by a doctor is critical to get the best outcomes.The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf to the foot, and it is responsible for push-off power. The tendon is critical for stability during standing, walking, running and other activities. During muscle contraction, the tendon functions as a rope. It has elasticity to generate the tension required to handle the force of six times a person’s body weight. What is Achilles tendinitis?Over time, the tendon can become strained, injured or inflamed. On a day-to-day basis, people put...

Exercise May Boost Tumor-Fighting Immune Cells in Cancer...

5 May 2023
Exercise May Boost Tumor-Fighting Immune Cells in Cancer PatientsFRIDAY, May 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients have a lot to think about, but adding one more thing -- lacing up their sneakers -- may pay off.Two new studies suggest engaging in light or moderate exercise increases the number of cancer-destroying immune cells. At the same time, exercise reduces the side effects of cancer treatments, improves quality of life, improves prognosis and decreases cancer risk, said the Scandinavian researchers.“It was previously thought that cancer patients should just rest after a cancer diagnosis. Today, we have more and more researched information that exercise can even improve the prognosis of cancer. However, it is not yet fully known how exercise controls cancer,” explained co-author Tiia Koivula, from the University of Turku in...

Pills, Exercise, Dieting: What Works Best to Lose Weight?

4 May 2023
Pills, Exercise, Dieting: What Works Best to Lose Weight?THURSDAY, May 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are jumping on the Ozempic bandwagon and taking prescription medications to slim down, while others swear by intermittent fasting and other diet fads, but new research shows that they're all likely barking up the wrong trees.There isn’t any shortcut or magic bullet to losing weight, keeping it off, and improving your health, a new study of more than 20,000 people affirms.“Most adults slowly gain weight over decades of their life but turn to drastic, often dangerous, means to decrease body weight,” said study author Colleen Spees, an associate professor of medical dietetics at Ohio State University in Columbus. “Indeed, non-evidence-based diet practices are on the rise in large part due to social media...

Key to Post-Stroke Recovery: Exercise

2 May 2023
Key to Post-Stroke Recovery: ExerciseTUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity after a stroke may be crucial to a more successful recovery, according to a study by Swedish researchers.They found that patients who increased and sustained their exercise in the six months after their stroke were functioning better than those who didn't."People who have experienced a stroke can gain functional benefits by increasing physical activity, regardless of stroke severity," said lead researcher Dr. Dongni Buvarp of the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the University of Gothenburg.Men and patients with normal mental abilities were more likely to maintain a steady exercise regimen, regardless of the severity of their stroke, the study found.These findings may spur ways to target people whose physical...

Young Men Are Using Banned 'SARM' Supplements to Bulk Up, With Harmful Results

2 May 2023
Young Men Are Using Banned `SARM` Supplements to Bulk Up, With Harmful ResultsTUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is once again warning consumers to avoid muscle-building "supplements" that are anything but a safe alternative to steroids.In an advisory sent out last week, the agency said it continues to receive reports of serious side effects linked to selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs). The compounds mimic some of the effects of testosterone, and have long been under study for treating muscle-wasting and bone loss caused by certain medical conditions.None have been approved by the FDA, however, and the agency stresses that SARMs are drugs, not dietary supplements.Still, online companies are marketing SARM-containing products, with the help of social media."Online vendors and social media influencers are...

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