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Why US kids are some of the least fit in the world - and how to change it

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While the US brings home more Olympic gold than any other country, most American school kids wouldn't even bring home a tin, if there were such a low-ranking medal, Dr Grant Tomkinson explains.
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(Reuters Health) - People who regularly do resistance exercises may get stronger and build more lean muscle mass when they add more protein to their diet, a recent study suggests.
Researchers have found that the drug, memantine, used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease may help traumatic brain injury patients as well.
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A major scanning study by the University of Edinburgh found depression can lead to changes in the structure of the brain.
Research by hair transplant clinic DHI London quizzed 100 people on their attitudes towards male pattern baldness - and found that people still make primitive assumptions.
For the last 20 years, academic researchers have gathered at this event to share and debate their studies without being mocked.
Heather Winfree, from Knoxville in Tennessee, got a limited edition collection of baseball cards for Steve, a huge baseball fan. He didn't realize they contained a life-changing note.
Former ballet dancer and mother-of-two Courtney Wyckoff has been through it, and has since curated a mom-friendly way to ease back into pre-pregnancy workouts.
(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure during pregnancy has long been linked to greater odds of redeveloping the condition in middle age, but a new study suggests that the increased risk may exist soo
The current air quality has been a deterrent for some riders, but not Malcolm Stinson. A slight knee injury could be an excuse for many runners, but not the 57-year-old Edmonton resident. Multiple mye
The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators Friday to reject their efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketpl
A new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that offering a $100 incentive increased the rate of patients getting colorectal cancer screenings.
NHS England says 18 treatments - including homeopathy - should generally not be prescribed.
While chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, the 14 patients involved in this report were all being treated with a new form of drugs called immunotherapy, which work differently.
Adderall, growing popular as a so-called 'smart drug', helped to boost memory and attention in a small trial, according to researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Former ballet dancer and mother-of-two Courtney Wyckoff has been through it, and has since curated a mom-friendly way to ease back into pre-pregnancy workouts.
Heather Winfree, from Knoxville in Tennessee, got a limited edition collection of baseball cards for Steve, a huge baseball fan. He didn't realize they contained a life-changing note.
Confrontations with police officers are increasing as the ranks of older Americans swell and dementia becomes more widespread.
Researchers at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, have discovered exactly how physical exercise may prevent dementia in old age.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide believe parents have more influence on their teenagers' decisions than they realise. They add that the findings highlight the need to educate parents.
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Friday it will send another 225 troops to help fight wildfires in the western province of British Columbia, as hot, dry weather conditions
Researchers from Brown University found that sufferers of the mental health condition who are insensitive to their children are more likely to have youngsters with difficult temperaments.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Security guards in Poland's Bialowieza Forest have forcibly ejected protesters who sought to stop the felling of trees in one of Europe's last primeval woods, a project that has dra
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(Reuters) - Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to return on Friday after they fled their homes amid a spreading wildfire nearby that has destroyed dozens o
As Yemen's rainy season begins, the World Health Organization and Oxfam are worried that the country's citizens will be affected by the worst outbrea
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Seagrass meadows in Johor harbor have three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs, scientists have found. They also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, found that, on its own, drinking alcohol in moderation adds seven disability-free years to your life.
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