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Russia tells NATO not to worry over war games

Moscow - Russia's military chief on Thursday brushed off NATO concerns about Moscow's war games with Belarus next week at a rare meeting with a senior commander from the US-led alliance.

Alzheimer's disease: Brain health linked to physical activity

Those considered at risk from Alzheimer's disease, and perform moderate-intensity physical activity, appear more likely to have a glucose metabolism in their brain. Such a pattern is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's development.

Fitness trackers underestimate calories

A new assessment of fitness trackers reveals that the devices on the market are good at measuring heart rate but they are often poor at measuring calories burned.

Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dry

A breathable workout suit that has ventilating flaps, able to open and close in response to an athlete's body heat has been invented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers.

Want to live longer? Then cycle to work

Glasgow - Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? Lowe the chance of heart disease? The answer is to cycle to work, according to a new health study.

To eat or not to eat before exercising?

For someone keen to lose weight and seeing exercise as the answer is it best to eat before undertaking a workout session or afterwards? A science team think they have the answer.

Whole body vibration matches regular exercise

A form of exercise called whole-body vibration mimics the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise, based on animal studies. This less strenuous exercise regime involves person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform.

Fitness goal of many smart devices is 'meaningless'

Fitness apps and fitness devices are increasingly popular. How much good they do is an associated area of debate. One recent discussion has centered on the worth of the 10,000-a-day step count used by many devices.

Increased rates of exercise correlate with reduced risk of death

Many people struggle to meet health recommendations for daily exercise. Some, instead, manage intensive weekend bursts. This may also have benefits, according to a new study.

Does running make you smarter?

Does taking exercise like running make you smarter? New research suggests that physical exercise like long-distance running results in people having better connectivity in the brain compared with non-runners.

Weight loss tips for the Holiday season

The end of December is coming soon and with it holiday activities and New Year revelries, plus plenty of opportunities to pack on the pounds. To help manage your weight during this time a leading psychologist provides some important tips.

Lab-on-skin device developed for sweat analysis

The analysis of sweat, through the metabolites produced, can reveal considerable information about human health and disease. Researchers are examining new ways to produce rapid testing.

Healthy lifestyle can help fight inherited heart disease

Where heart disease is inherited, and is a product of genetics, leading a healthy lifestyle and making appropriate lifestyle changes can help to combat the condition, according to new research.

Russia launches major military drills set to rattle Kiev

Moscow - Russia on Monday launched large-scale military drills on Ukraine's eastern border and around the Crimean peninsula, in the latest exercises set to rattle Kiev and the West.

Russia launches large snap military drills

Moscow - Russia on Thursday launched large-scale snap military drills, putting its troops on full combat readiness in districts bordering Ukraine and the Baltic states, the defence minister said.

Lack of exercise runs up $67.5 bn annual health tab, study finds

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.The total was divided between $53.

Want to remember something? Then exercise

Having trouble remembering important things, such as names for a business meeting, studying for an exam, or a list groceries? The answer is to exercise, and to time the exercise 4 hours after reading or hearing the thing you want to recall.

New diabetes life-style guide advises walking

Pharmaceutical company AstraZenexa has issued a new guide book for those with type 2 diabetes. The focus is on encouraging people with the condition to lead more active lives.

Regular exercise holds off cognitive diseases

New York - There could be a new incentive for undertaking regular exercise: holding off cognitive decline, according to a new research study. The benefit could be up to ten years.

Exercise alone doesn’t lead to weight loss: Study

A new study has shown that simply putting hours in the gym, while maintaining the same diet, is not effective for losing weight. This is because the calorie burning process reaches a plateau.

Is eating an apple as effective as taking statins?

London - The arguments for and against statins are convoluted and have been running for years. Two health experts have stated the benefits of statins are outweighed by the side-effects.

Just how accurate is Fitbit?

A class-action lawsuit has been taken out against the company Fitbit. The legal action alleges the company’s heart-rate monitors are inaccurate and, therefore, dangerous.

Exercising early changes gut microbes for the better

A new study has found how exercising while younger alters the types of gut microbes so that the composition is different than a person who takes up exercise later in life. These changes to the gut microbiome are beneficial.

Strategies for avoiding ill-health at work

Staying healthy while holding down a busy job can be difficult, especially if this is something you try to do on your own. A new study suggests partaking in group activities gives a better chance of success.

NATO exercises send clear message to potential foes: Stoltenberg

Zaragoza - NATO's biggest military exercise in more than a decade sends a clear message to friends and foes alike that it is ready to face the challenges of a fast-changing world, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.

How Gangnam Style can increase your pain threshold

It's the tune that most people around the world have heard and the video that has smashed the YouTube 'most watched' record. But did you know dancing the 'Gangnam Style' can help with pain management?

95,000 Russian troops in massive military drill

Moscow - Russia on Monday launched its largest military exercises of the year, Centre-2015, involving some 95,000 soldiers including ground troops, navy and airforce units.

Putin orders snap military exercise in central Russia

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered snap checks on troop combat readiness in Russia's central military district, the defence ministry said."According to the order, troops in the central district...

Pedaling at work is healthy, claims new study

You’ve seen people pedaling on bicycles to work, but does pedaling at work help you stay healthy? A university has undertaken a study of exercises to undertake during the working day.

North Korea slams South-US drill, threatens strikes on White House

Pyongyang - North Korea on Thursday condemned a looming South Korea-US joint military exercise as a "declaration of war" and boasted of its ability to make retaliatory strikes against Seoul and the White House.
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