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Fertility
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What can bulls tell us about men?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found genes in the reproductive organs of bulls that influence fertility. The findings can be transferred to humans, as these genes are also present in men.

Children's Health Fitness
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School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

School uniforms could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, according to a new study. The study used data about the physical activity of more than a million five-to-17-year-olds in 135 countries. In countries where a majority of schools require students to wear uniforms, fewer young people are meeting the World Health Organization's recommendations for physical activity (60 minutes per day). Fewer girls are meeting the guidelines than boys -- with a standard gap of 7.6 percentage points between boys and girls.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Fertility Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Genetic cause of low birth weight among children conceived after fertility treatment      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A medical researcher has identified a genetic cause for the increased risk of low birth weight in babies born following assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF.

Depression Fitness Mental Health Research
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Benefits of resistance exercise training in treatment of anxiety and depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has demonstrated the impact resistance exercise training can have in the treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms.

Fertility Healthy Aging Menopause Today's Healthcare Women's Health - General
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How ovarian tissue freezing could prevent menopause -- possibly forever      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new paradigm around the biological processes of menopause is capturing the attention of scientists. The primary question: can menopause be delayed in healthy women, allowing them to extend their child-bearing years -- and perhaps even forestall some of the health risks and uncomfortable symptoms linked to plummeting estrogen levels?

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness
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Understanding rapid weight loss in older women: Message from the heart      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Unexplained rapid weight loss in older people could be a sign of underlying disease and can be linked with increased risk of falls and fractures, as well as a poorer long-term prognosis.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Nutrition Obesity
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How obesity dismantles our mitochondria      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers found that when mice were fed a high-fat diet, mitochondria within their fat cells broke apart and were less able to burn fat, leading to weight gain. They also found they could reverse the effect by targeting a single gene, suggesting a new treatment strategy for obesity.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Nutrition
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Can practicing self-compassion help people achieve weight loss goals?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study explored whether practicing self-compassion -- or treating oneself with the same care and kindness that people typically offer to their loved ones -- helps people become more resilient to these overeating setbacks.

Chronic Illness Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Obesity Staying Healthy
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The more the merrier: Research shows online interventions with social support help middle-aged adults with obesity lose weight      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Obesity is a problem in the United States. In fact, 42.5% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over have the disease. Not only is obesity the nation's second leading cause of preventable death (behind only smoking cigarettes), it also leads to other serious health issues, including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea and liver disease. The disease and its side effects impose a significant financial burden on America's health care system.

Fertility
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Gene expression atlas captures where ovulation can go awry      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

An interdisciplinary collaboration used a cutting-edge form of RNA tagging to map the gene expression that occurs during follicle maturation and ovulation in mice.

Chronic Illness Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Fitness
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Few patients successfully treat their type 2 diabetes through weight loss      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study finds that very few patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are able to achieve normal blood glucose levels through weight loss alone.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Today's Healthcare
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Study suggests that unintentional weight loss is a signal to see a doctor      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Unintentional weight loss is associated with an increase in the risk of a cancer diagnosis within the coming year, according to a new study. Compared with participants who did not lose weight, recent weight loss was associated with significantly increased risk for several types of cancer, including upper gastrointestinal tract (including esophageal, stomach, liver, biliary tract, and pancreatic cancer), hematological (including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia), colorectal, and lung cancers. However, recent weight loss wasn't found to be associated with increased risk for other cancer types, such as breast cancer, genitourinary cancer, brain cancer, or melanoma.

Fertility Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Semen microbiome health may impact male fertility      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study finds that a small group of microorganisms may be influencing sperm motility.

Fitness
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Physical exercise boosts motor learning -- and remembering what one has learned      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Violinists, surgeons and gamers can benefit from physical exercise both before and after practicing their new skills. The same holds true for anyone seeking to improve their fine motor skills.

Fitness
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Older adults who exercise with their spouse may be less physically active than those who exercise individually      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study has found that older adults who exercise with their spouse achieve lower physical activity levels than older adults without their spouse. In a study of 240 participants in Singapore aged 54 to 72 years old, the researchers also found that those who received personalized feedback on their fitness trackers were more active than those who did not.

Fertility Healthy Aging Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Surprise discovery: For most animals, sperm quality does not reduce with age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In humans, male fertility and sperm fitness decline with age, but scientists have made the surprising discovery that this pattern is not consistent in other animals. The team assessed the results of 379 studies which covered a wide range of animals, including mammals, insects, birds, and fish.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Nutrition Obesity
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New research finds half-cardio, half-strength training reduces cardiovascular disease risks      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Approximately one in three deaths in the U.S. is caused by cardiovascular disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research indicates that splitting the recommended amount of physical activity between aerobic and resistance exercise reduces cardiovascular disease risks as much as aerobic-only regimens.

Fitness Psychology Research
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'Feel good' hormone could explain why exercise helps boost your brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study exploring the mechanisms behind why cognitive performance improves in response to exercise, has found that dopamine plays a key role.

Children's Health Fertility Healthy Aging Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Aging mouse sperm affects MicroRNA, increasing the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Much is known about the added complication to pregnancy when it comes to the age of the mother, but recent studies show that the age of the father can also heighten the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders. A team of researchers has explored the impacts of paternal aging on microRNAs, the molecules that play a crucial role in regulating gene expression.

Chronic Illness Fitness Neuropathy Today's Healthcare
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Different pain types in multiple sclerosis can cause difficulty staying active      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Chronic pain can present in multiple forms for multiple sclerosis patients. Some forms make it harder to stay active than others.