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July 29, 2016 12:57 AM Lack of exercise runs up $67.5b annual health tab

PARIS-Health problems caused by a lack of daily physical exercise cost the world some $67. 5 billion (61 billion euros) in 2013 -- more than many countries' GDP, researchers said Thursday. 7 billion in lost productivity, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal. The research relied on economic and population data from 142 countries 23

July 29, 2016 12:57 AM The only exercise you need to stay healthy

JUST one hour of brisk walking a day could eliminate the harmful health risks of sitting on your toosh all day, a global study has found. Researchers analysed the activity levels of one million people from Australia, the US and Western Europe in a bid to work out how many hours of daily physical activity is required to offset prolonged periods of sitting 7

July 28, 2016 10:56 PM To reverse damage of sitting too much, do this one thing

LONDON — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of "moderate intensity" exercise to undo the damage of sitting for at least eight hours a day. Not exercising 12

July 28, 2016 10:02 PM FDA to South Florida blood banks: Stop collecting until donations tested for Zika

With the nation’s first suspected local outbreak of Zika infection under investigation in South Florida, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday requested that all blood banks in Miami-Dade and Broward counties stop collecting immediately until donations can be tested for the virus. Blood banks in the two counties said they would begin screening 16

July 28, 2016 9:38 PM Apollo astronauts dying of heart disease at 4-5X the rate of counterparts

Deep-space radiation damages cardiovascular system in mouse-astronaut model. Deep-space travel takes a toll on the body—and it’s apparently something you can’t moon-walk off. Apollo astronauts who have ventured out of the protective magnetosphere of mother Earth appear to be dying of cardiovascular disease at a far higher rate than their counterparts 26

July 28, 2016 9:34 PM World Hepatitis Day 2016 Theme Is Elimination: How WHO Plans To Get Rid Of The Virus By 2030

During the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual assembly this past May, the organization’s member states adopted the Elimination Strategy for Viral Hepatitis — the first of its kind. Not only is there now renewed determination to eliminate the virus by 2030, but the WHO and state governments have made the cause a global priority. And in light of the unprecedented 24

July 28, 2016 5:29 PM Mosquitoes May Be Spreading Zika in Florida

Four recent cases in the state have raised the likelihood of mosquito-borne infection for the first time in the U.S. NEWS BRIEF Mosquitoes in Florida may be spreading Zika, which would make it the first time in the U.S. someone has contracted the virus this way. Earlier this week, state health officials ruled out travel as a source of infection for two people 16

July 28, 2016 4:35 PM What Is Hepatitis C? Symptoms, Risk Factors And Treatment Explained

A used tattoo needle could cost you your life. According to Rupert George, media and campaigns manager at The Hepatitis C Trust, the most common symptom of the virus is feeling unexplainably tired. Other symptoms can also include pains in the upper part of the abdomen, dry eyes, irritable bowel and irritable bladder. But George stresses that the vast majority 19

July 28, 2016 3:36 PM Florida investigates two more Zika cases in people who haven't traveled

Florida health officials are going door to door to investigate two more Zika infections that may have been spread by local mosquitoes, bringing the total number of suspected local cases to four. Although officials haven't yet confirmed how the infections were contracted, the spread of Zika among native mosquitoes would be a major change in the course 17

July 28, 2016 2:38 AM Why western Sydney residents urged to test for hepatitis B and C

Westmead Hospital liver specialist Professor Jacob George wants people in western Sydney to get tested for hepatitis B or C which can cause severe liver disease. If left untreated, it can progress to liver cancer, liver cirrhosis and liver failure. In particular, people with a history of injecting drugs or had overseas dental work or tattoos should ask for a test at their 8