Swiss sensory motor scientists are hoping to inspire a new generation of more flexible, less constraining, powered exoskeletons that improve the lives of the severely disabled and paralyzed. Metal exoskeleton suits worn outside the body, delivering energy for limb movement, are becoming more widespread, helping survivors of strokes, spinal cord injuries, and other lower extremity […]

(Reuters Health) – People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, a Korean study suggests. This combination of risk factors – including high blood sugar, high cholesterol, extra fat around the midsection, high blood […]

New research from the University of Exeter and University College London has challenged claims that sitting for long periods increases the risk of an early death even if you are otherwise physically active. The study, which is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, followed more than 5000 participants for 16 years (making it one […]

Microsoft Corp unveiled on Tuesday a new line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, that will run on Windows 10, its latest operating system. Windows 10, launched in July, is part of Microsoft’s push to win a bigger share of the market […]

First-Line Combination of Letairis and Tadalafil Reduced Risk of Disease Progression by Nearly 50 Percent Compared to Either Therapy Individually in Study of 605 PAH Patients with WHO Functional Class II-III Symptoms   October 02, 2015 06:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time   FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food […]

For many office workers, their job has literally become a pain in the neck. While standing desks are becomingly an increasingly popular option for those who suffer physical discomfort at work, a researcher at McGill University in Quebec says her study of treadmill workstations show them to be potentially more beneficial and able to help […]

(Reuters Health) – People who are inactive for hours on end each day may face an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease even if they also get regular exercise, a U.S. study confirms. While the study wasn’t designed to prove that a sedentary lifestyle causes heart disease or diabetes, the link between inactivity and […]

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans are doing a great job at the gym but a mediocre job at the dinner table. Even though science suggests diet is more important than exercise in fighting obesity, diet is losing, and losing badly, to exercise. That’s according to a new Brodeur Partners Health and Wellness survey finding […]

Although there are plenty of opinions about what causes tiny, painful stress fractures in the bones of regular runners, a new review of existing research finds solid evidence for only two risk factors. Having had a stress fracture in the past raised the risk of having them again by five-fold and being female more than […]

Five years after weight loss surgery, obese patients may regain many of the pounds they initially shed, a new study from Israel suggests. While surgery remains more effective for lasting weight loss than alternatives such as dieting and exercising, said lead study author Dr. Andrei Keidar, the study findings suggest that doctors still have more […]