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Humans mimic orang-utan moves in free running


February 27th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Humans mimic their closest kin orang-utans to gain momentum when it comes to climbing and jumping, shows a new research.Thought to be huge and remotely acrobatic, ... Read more...

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Practice really does make you perfect


February 10th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Practice makes perfect is an old truism. And now science is proving that those who practise tasks repeatedly, especially after mastering them, exert less energy, performing ... Read more...

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Wii fit can actually keep you fit: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that playing Wii Fit video games could provide adequate exercise to improve health and physical fitness.These Wii Fit games, Step and Hula, 'can ... Read more...

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Millions of dead fish found in California marina


March 10th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS/EFE) Millions of dead fish were found in a marina in Los Angeles, California, a media report said.Authorities were trying hard to clean up the area ... Read more...

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Combining aerobic and resistance training helpful for diabetics


November 24th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): In a study, scientists found that performing a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was associated with improved glycemic levels among patients with type 2 diabetes, compared ... Read more...

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Why kids tire more quickly than adults when out for a walk


November 16th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Ever wondered why children get tired quickly than adults when walking? Well, scientists had long recognized that smaller people use more energy per kilogram body mass than larger ... Read more...

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How much energy do we expend while walking?


November 14th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Why do children tire more quickly than adults when out on a walk? Walkers use the same amount of energy per stride, but it becomes less economical for ... Read more...

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New equation that calculates how much energy we use while walking


November 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the equation for how much energy we use while walking.Peter Weyand from Southern Methodist University has linked the effect that body size has on physiological ... Read more...

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Less fit marathoners prone to heart damage for 3 months after race


October 25th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A team of researchers and runners from the Heart and Stroke Foundation has found that the magnitude of abnormal heart segments was more widespread and significant in a ... Read more...

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Daily breathing exercise ensures more oxygen for muscles


June 7th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Daily breathing exercises for six weeks freed more oxygen for other muscles by cutting down on the amount required by breathing or inspiratory muscles during exercise. Louise Turner, researcher ... Read more...

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Inspiratory muscle training can help improve sport performance


June 4th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Strengthening inspiratory muscles by performing daily breathing exercises can reduce the amount of oxygen these muscles require during exercise, a new American study has found.The Indiana University research, ... Read more...

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Compression clothing doesn’t influence athletic performance


June 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new study from a researcher at Indiana University suggests that the new fad of athletes wearing compression clothing to enhance performance has in fact little influence.Abigail Laymon's ... Read more...

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Exercise counters negative effects of weight regain


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) With the obesity rate rising among adults and children, researchers have found that exercising during weight regain can maintain metabolic health and disease risk. In a study by University ... Read more...

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Exercise defies negative effects of weight regain


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Regaining weight is very detrimental to health but a new study suggests that exercise can counter those negative effects.Researchers at University of Missouri have found that exercising during ... Read more...

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Novel lab-on-chip test to find effective cancer cure for patients


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new lab-on-a-chip process can test whether a patient's tumour cells will react to a given drug, according to a study.Developed by researchers at the Heinz Nixdorf Chair ... Read more...

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Women respond differently to heart failure treatment than men


July 28th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Women are likely to respond differently to heart failure treatment than men, according to a new study.The study raises concerns over whether current practices provide the best care ... Read more...

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Higher fitness levels related to lower risk of death, cardiovascular disease


May 20th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Individuals with increased levels of cardiorespiratory fitness have a lower risk of all-cause death and coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease, says a new study.This is in comparison ... Read more...

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Inactivity leads to quick muscle loss


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 3 (IANS) Lack of use of muscles leads to their quick loss, says new Canadian research. Researchers at Toronto's York University say muscles shrink quickly when they are not used. According to ... Read more...

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Elevated CO2 levels will lead to physiological impairments of jumbo squid


December 16th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new research by two University of Rhode Island (URI) scientists has suggested that the elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels expected to be found in the worlds ... Read more...

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The heavier you snore, the more calories you burn


December 16th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The heavier your snores are, the more calories you burn, that''s the conclusion of a new study, which claims that snoring is an healthy habit. According to the ... Read more...

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What it costs a turtle hatchling to dash to sea


December 12th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) A turtle hatchling's first swim is the most critical of its life. Having run the gauntlet of air and land predators to make it to the sea, the ... Read more...

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Viagra has no effect on patients with chronic end-stage liver disease


November 12th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have established that sildenafil, a drug also sold as Viagra and known for treating erectile dysfunction (male impotence) and pulmonary arterial hypertension ... Read more...

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How relaxation response helps you deal with high BP, infertility and more


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A collaborative study by members of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Genomics Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ... Read more...

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Orange peel extract may help enhance sporting performance


June 17th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): The next time you eat an orange, dont forget to chew its peel because it may enhance your sporting performance.This proposition springs from a study of ... Read more...

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Carrying babies not the evolutionary driving force behind bipedalism in humans


April 24th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Manchester have challenged the common conception that early humans, the so-called hominins, began walking upright because of the need to carry children.For ... Read more...

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Staying aerobically fit through middle age can delay ageing by 12 years


April 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
London, April 10 (ANI): A new study has found that staying aerobically fit, especially through middle age and beyond, can delay biological aging by up to 12 years and prolong independence ... Read more...

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Hawthorn extract may be the best tonic for the heart


January 23rd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A group of Cochrane researchers has found that hawthorn extract is effective in controlling symptoms of chronic heart disease, and in improving a range of heart-related measurements.Known ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea patients have altered cardiovascular responses during exercise recovery


January 2nd, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): People with untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) have altered cardiovascular responses during recovery from maximal exercise, says a new study.OSA is a sleep-related breathing disorder that causes your ... Read more...

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