Tag: exercise

Diabetes, Weight Loss Drug Works Better With Exercise

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The weight-loss drug Saxenda can keep extra pounds off — but combining it...

HIV and Fitness

Decades ago, an HIV diagnosis meant sickness and a shorter life. Exercise wasn’t even part of the conversation. Today, HIV is more of a lifelong...

Peloton, Feds Face Off After ‘Urgent Warning’

Peloton is pushing back against a U.S. government warning about the safety of its pricey home-use treadmill. Experts wonder if it’s a case of dangerous...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

Wearable Continuous Ketone Monitoring Appears Feasible

Continuous measurement of ketone levels with a wearable device is feasible, new research suggests. A small sensing device worn on the upper arm, similar to...

More Exercise Linked to Lower Chance of Severe COVID-19: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Add another potential benefit to getting the recommended amount of physical...

Physical Activity at Leisure, Not Work, Tied to Health Benefits

Leisure time physical activity and physical activity performed at work have opposite associations with cardiovascular health and mortality, according to results of an observational study...

FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone

The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy. In an April 12, 2021,...

Arthritis Drug May Curb Myocardial Damage in Acute STEMI

Early use of tocilizumab (Actemra) does not reduce myocardial infarct size but modestly increases myocardial salvage in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI),...

Peloton Spurs High-Tech, High-Dollar Home Fitness Trend

March 25, 2021 — For at-home, high-tech, high-ticket fitness, Greg Pryor is an unlikely brand ambassador who still checks many of the boxes that have...

‘Couch Potato’ Lifestyles Cause Up to 8% of Global Deaths

TUESDAY, March 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — “Couch potatoes,” take note: Sedentary behavior now accounts for up to 8% of non-communicable diseases and deaths worldwide,...

Mark’s Accomplishing More Than He Thought He Could

This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their...

Depression Rates Up as Lockdowns Prevent Exercise

The study findings were published March 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Lynn Bufka is senior director of practice transformation...

What a Difference a Year Makes: California Poised to Reopen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gen Til wears a protective face mask while working out at...

Four Phases Help COVID Patients Ease Back Into Exercise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Once patients who have had COVID-19 are symptom-free for at least...

Gym Sessions Without Masks Can Spread COVID-19, CDC Studies Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gyms can be hot spots for COVID-19 outbreaks if people don’t...

Gastroenterologists Split on Less Pay for More Life Balance

Work-life balance was the top concern by far among gastroenterologists, according to responses in the Medscape Gastroenterologist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2021. Gastroenterologists were...

Psychiatrists’ Happiness, Well-Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Events of the past year have taken a huge toll on...

1 in 10 Family Docs With Burnout Consider Quitting Medicine

Nearly half (47%) of family physicians who reported experiencing burnout in a Medscape survey said the burnout had had a strong or a severe impact...

Mark Is Facing His Feelings

This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their...

Training Regimens Fall Short in Trial

Exercise promotes conditioning and boosts quality of life in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), so different training regimens have been proposed...

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sick patients were isolated in converted warehouses during the 1918-19 global...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

Mark Gives Yoga Another Try

This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their...

Bill Is Accepting That His Fitness Is No Longer What It Was

This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their...