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Heart Health Benefits with Weightlifting, Findings

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70%, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the found researchers. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity.

Basketball Games: Deconstructing Crowd Noise

With thousands of fans, college basketball games can be almost deafening. Some arenas have decibel meters, which can provide some indication of the noise generated. Researchers wanted to see whether machine learning algorithms could pick out patterns within the raw acoustical data that indicated the crowd's mood, thereby providing clues as to what was happening in the game itself.

Lasting Effects from Head Injuries at Younger Age than Expected

There have been more and more cases confirming that repeated hits to the head have lifelong consequences for professional football players, but a new study by Orlando Health in collaboration with the Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium finds evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at a much younger age than expected. The study tested biomarkers in the blood called microRNA's and found that the college football players had elevated levels of these biomarkers that indicate concussions before the season even started.

Walking Football: Active Lifestyle Improved in Children

The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and have fewer physical activities and sports activities have been related to poor fitness and excessive weight gain.

Solutions to Dangers of Everyday Concussions Revealed

A bump to the head from slipping on the stairs, falling off to skateboard, or running into an open cupboard door has long been seen as a temporary injury, something resolved with a little rest. But a growing body of research suggests that, for some people, even concussions that seem to have serious, long-lasting consequences, including an increased risk of Parkinson's disease and dementia.