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Men, Make Health Your Goal This Year

Men, Make Health Your Goal This YearSUNDAY, Jan. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The new year is the ideal time to focus on your health and one expert has some tips, especially for men, for doing that.According to Dr. Kevin McVary, director of Loyola Medicine Men's Health Center, in Maywood, Ill., "Men don't always focus on their health and, in fact, men are less likely to see a doctor or utilize health resources, and wait longer than women to seek care. Often, it's a man's spouse or partner who convinces him to see a doctor." As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, "a focus on health is especially important this year," McVary said in a Loyola news release."We know that obesity, heart disease, diabetes and a lack of exercise can lead to poorer COVID-19 outcomes. In addition, some men may have stopped eating healthy during the...

FDA Approves First Once-a-Month HIV Therapy

22 January 2021
FDA Approves First Once-a-Month HIV TherapyFRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The first monthly shots to treat adults with HIV were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday."Currently, the standard of care for patients with HIV includes patients taking daily pills to adequately manage their condition. This approval will allow some patients the option of receiving once-monthly injections in lieu of a daily oral treatment regimen," said Dr. John Farley, director of the Office of Infectious Diseases in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research."Having this treatment available for some patients provides an alternative for managing this chronic condition," he added in an agency news release.One expert said the shots will likely be welcomed by HIV patients.The shots "will enhance quality of life"...

Exercise Doesn't Boost Health If You Stay Obese, Study Finds

22 January 2021
Exercise Doesn`t Boost Health If You Stay Obese, Study FindsFRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The harmful effects of obesity on the heart can't be undone by exercise, and it's not possible to be "fat but healthy," Spanish researchers warn."Exercise does not seem to compensate for the negative effects of excess weight," said study author Alejandro Lucia, a professor of exercise physiology at European University in Madrid. The study findings "refute the notion that a physically active lifestyle can completely negate the deleterious effects of overweight and obesity," he said.Lucia and his colleagues analyzed data from nearly 528,000 working adults in Spain. The participants' average age was 42 and close to 7 out of 10 were men.About 42% of these adults were normal weight; 41% were overweight, and 18% were obese. Most were inactive...

Fried Food a Big Factor in Heart Disease, Stroke

19 January 2021
Fried Food a Big Factor in Heart Disease, StrokeTUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Delicious but deadly: Eating fried food is tied to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. The risk rises with each additional 4-ounce serving per week, a research team in China found.For the study, the investigators analyzed 19 previously published studies. They combined data from 17 studies, involving more than 560,000 people with nearly 37,000 major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke.The researchers also used data from six studies, involving more than 750,000 participants and nearly 86,000 deaths over an average of 10 years.The study findings showed that compared with those who ate the lowest amount of fried food per week, those who ate the most had a 28% greater risk of major cardiovascular...

Doorway Study Reveals How Anorexia Changes 'Body Awareness'

19 January 2021
Doorway Study Reveals How Anorexia Changes `Body Awareness`WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A study that examined how people walked through doorways provides new insight into anorexia's effect on a person's body image.It's long been known that people with anorexia overestimate their body size, but this study examined unconscious body awareness -- formally called "body schema." It's the innate ability a person has to orient themselves in a room and stop from bumping into objects. Body schema usually adapts to wherever a person happens to be,. but the new study found that it might not be as adaptable in people with anorexia.The researchers, at Ruhr University Bochum, in Germany, conducted an experiment with 23 people with anorexia and a control group of 23 people without the eating disorder. The participants were asked to pass...

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