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2023

Home Workouts Help Your Brain, But Group Exercise May Be Even Better

Home Workouts Help Your Brain, But Group Exercise May Be Even BetterTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A good physical workout benefits an older brain. So does socializing. Put those two together and the payoff may be even bigger.Researchers in Japan found that link in a new study that looked at exercising solo and in a group."Exercise is manageable for many older people, and we saw cognitive benefits from it compared with those who don't exercise," said study senior author Tomohiro Okura, a professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. "But it's even more noteworthy that we found exercise's benefits rise — 14.1 percentage points in our study — when performed with others and at least twice a week," Okura added in a university news release.Starting in 2017, the study collected data on nearly 4,400 older adults for four years in a city 62...

Women, Keep Moving to Help Keep Mental Decline at Bay

26 January 2023
Women, Keep Moving to Help Keep Mental Decline at BayTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A lot of people wear watches that count their every step as they try to move more. Now, a new study finds that getting more of those steps each day, along with moderate-to-vigorous physical exercise, could cut the risk of dementia and thinking impairments for women.For women aged 65 or older, each additional 31 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was associated with a 21% lower risk of developing mild cognitive (thinking) impairment or dementia, according to the study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The risk was 33% lower with each additional 1,865 daily steps.“Given that the onset of dementia begins 20 years or more before symptoms show, early intervention for delaying or...

Mom's Exposure to Dirty Air in Pregnancy Could Harm a...

26 January 2023
Mom`s Exposure to Dirty Air in Pregnancy Could Harm a Toddler`s DevelopmentTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A mother-to-be's exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may have a lasting impact on her baby's brain development, new research indicates.Toddlers scored lower on assessments for thinking, motor and language skills when their mothers had more exposure to pollutants during pregnancy, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.“Our findings suggest that pollution exposure, particularly during mid-to-late pregnancy, may negatively impact neurodevelopment in early life,” co-author Tanya Alderete, an assistant professor of integrative physiology, said in a university news release.To study this, the researchers followed 161 healthy, Hispanic mother-infant pairs who lived in Southern California and were enrolled in the...

Preeclampsia in Pregnancy a Bad Sign for Women's Future...

26 January 2023
Preeclampsia in Pregnancy a Bad Sign for Women`s Future Heart HealthTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds troubling information about a link between the pregnancy complication preeclampsia and future heart attack, even in younger women.Danish researchers found a fourfold higher risk of heart attack and stroke within just seven years after delivery. Risks continued to be elevated more than 20 years later, according to findings published Jan. 26 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition when a pregnant woman has high blood pressure and high levels of protein in urine that indicate kidney damage (proteinuria), or other signs of organ damage.“The high risk of cardiovascular disease after preeclampsia manifests at young ages and early after delivery,” said study author Dr....

Record 16.5 Million Americans Have Signed Up for Obamacare

25 January 2023
Record 16.5 Million Americans Have Signed Up for ObamacareWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- More than 3 million new people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, this year, swelling enrollment numbers to a record 16.3 million Americans."On the 10th anniversary of the ACA Marketplaces, the numbers speak for themselves: More people signed up for plans this year than ever before, and the uninsured rate is at an all-time low," Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said in a statement announcing the enrollment numbers. Just 8% of Americans are now uninsured.The increases for this year included individuals from low-income, immigrant, Black and Latino communities, Brooks-LaSure noted. “We made unprecedented investments to expand our...
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