Tag: physical activity

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),...

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...

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....