Tag: physical activity

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...

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...

COVID-19 Drives Physician Burnout for Some Specialties

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physician burnout remains at a critical level, at 42% overall ―...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

JAMA Network Open Retracts Its First Paper, on Heart Disease

The authors of a 2019 meta-analysis in a JAMA journal on exercise and heart disease have retracted the paper after discovering that a quarter of the studies...

Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure

Low plasma transthyretin, also known as prealbumin, is associated with incident heart failure in the general population, new research suggests. In two prospective, population-based studies...

Children With Exercise-Induced Respiratory Symptoms May Get Conflicting Diagnoses

(Reuters Health) – Children referred to outpatient clinics for exercise-induced respiratory symptoms often get a diagnosis that differs from the one they received from their...

Sedentary Postmenopausal Women Have Higher HF Risk

The more time older women spent sitting or lying down, the more likely their risk of hospitalization for heart failure, based on data from more...

USPSTF Continues to Back Behavioral Intervention to Cut CVD Risk

Adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) should be offered or referred for behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity, the...

New ‘Myotropic’ Class Has Modest HFrEF Benefit

Omecamtiv mecarbil, a member of the novel myotropic drug class that improves cardiac performance, safely produced a significant but modest improvement in heart failure events...

Surgeon General Pushes for Improved Hypertension Control

Roughly half of American adults have hypertension, and about 71% of these cases are uncontrolled, according to data from the American Heart Association. If left...

Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress

Among obese people with polyneuropathy, significant weight loss appears to halt progression of the painful condition while improving some key measures, a new study suggests....

Emerging Data on Diabetes and COVID-19 Reassuring

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Most people with type 1 diabetes do not appear to be...

Levosimendan Hints at Benefit in Unusual Form of Heart Failure

An inotropic and vasodilating drug with few clinical-trial victories in heart failure (HF) or other low-cardiac-output conditions showed some limited success in a specific subtype...

Music’s Charms May Soothe Heart Failure’s Effects

Music listening and singing each showed early, promising evidence for producing cardiovascular benefits, part of a burgeoning area of research that is exploring and documenting...

Privacy Protection Expanded to Protect CA Public Health Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. On Wednesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded a confidential address program...

‘Dose-Response’ Between Exercise and Improvement in Diabetes

The more patients with type 2 diabetes exercise, the greater their drop in A1c, according to a new post-hoc analysis of data collected during 6...

European Sports Cardiology Guidelines Break New Ground

New guidelines on sports cardiology from the European Society of Cardiology break fresh ground by green-lighting participation in vigorous competitive sports by selected patients with...

Apple Rolls Out Virtual Fitness Service, Subscription Bundle, Catering to Pandemic Work-From-Home

(Reuters) – Apple Inc rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch...

Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy, Say Canadians

A new Canadian clinical practice guideline for treating adults with obesity emphasizes improving health rather than simply losing weight, among other things. A summary of...

Benefits of Prehabilitation for Abdominal Surgery Unclear

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prehabilitation was not associated with a large decrease in complications among patients undergoing non-bariatric abdominal or pelvic surgery, a systematic...

Weight Gain Persists as HIV-Treatment Issue

People living with HIV who put on extra pounds and develop metabolic syndrome or related disorders linked in part to certain antiretroviral agents remain a...