A program with clear rules, routines and activities, attentive adults and a chance to interact with peers appears to work as well at improving the quality of life, mood and self-worth of a child who is overweight or obese as a regular exercise program, researchers report.
Supervised fun, exercise provide psychosocial benefit to children with obesity
New research shows that a blood test for Alzheimer's disease accurately detected levels of beta-amyloid protein in all stages of the condition, approaching "a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world."
Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care'
Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warned specialists.
Smoking 'damages eyes as well as lungs'
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids
The Fontan procedure has allowed more people born with only one ventricle — the lower pumping chamber of the heart — to survive into adulthood, but their unique circulatory system requires continued lifelong medical care.
More people with a single ventricle defect survive; but face challenges in quality of life
Early warning signs that someone may have an eating disorder have been revealed in a large-scale data study conducted by Swansea University researchers.
Study reveals early warning signs of having an eating disorder
Carrying more fat on legs compared with the stomach protects postmenopausal women from heart disease, a study says.
Leg fat 'better than belly fat' for older women
Researchers have designed a brain aging model to investigate the factors that contribute to cognitive decline, borrowing principles from precision medicine.
A personalized approach key to cognitive decline
A recent Multiple Sclerosis Journal study that included data from 281 patients and 609 surgeries suggests post-operative MS relapse risk does not significantly differ from pre-operative relapse risk.
Study investigates influence of surgery, anesthesia on MS relapse risk

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