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Interval training burns off more pounds than jogging or cycling

Workouts that mix up a variety of intense exercises with brief recovery periods in between may help people lose more weight than chugging along at a steady pace on a treadmill or exercise bike, a research review suggests.

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Push-up capacity may predict men’s heart disease risk

The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor’s office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests.

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Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets

Just one in 20 U.S. children and teens gets the amount of sleep, exercise and screen time that doctors recommend for optimal health, a new study suggests.

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To lower blood pressure, exercise may be as good as medication

For people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a large analysis suggests.

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Mobile Marketing Special Feature Part 2: Getting pharma into new mobile tech

Intouch Solutions’ Sean Hartigan and Heartbeat’s David Sakadelis say their pharma clients are skittish about the use of chatbots and AI, with an understanding of these technologies more influenced by the grim future of Skynet in the “Terminator” movie franchise rather than the reality of where AI is right now.

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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.

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Pluristem sees positive results from leg pain study

Israel’s Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a developer of placenta-based stem cell products, reported positive results from a mid-stage study of the company’s therapy to treat leg pain known as intermittent claudication (IC).

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Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic back or arthritis pain

Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests.

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Doctors’ group issues controversial advice for type 2 diabetes

A large organization of internal medicine physicians said adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what has been used to guide treatment in the past.

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Almost any amount of exercise may help older men win longevity race

Older men may face a premature death if they spend most of the day sitting around, but it does not require a huge amount of exercise to increase their chances of living longer, a study in the UK suggests.

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