A new study shows that changes in walking speed in late life may signal the early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The research is published in the June 12, 2012, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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The children most likely to walk or cycle to school live in urban areas with a single parent and in an economically disadvantaged home, according to survey results that were published in Pediatrics today by Dr. Roman Pabayo of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and the university’s Department of Social and preventive medicine. Pabayo’s […]
Men with prostate cancer can improve their outcomes if they walk briskly for at least three hours a week following their diagnosis, according to a recent study in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “It appears that men who walk briskly after their diagnosis may delay or even prevent progression of […]
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Baltimore VA Medical Center found that Parkinson’s patients who walked on a treadmill at a comfortable speed for a longer duration (low-intensity exercise) improved their walking more than patients who walked for less time but at an increased speed and incline (high-intensity exercise). The […]
Research conducted at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas suggests that it is never too late for women to reap the benefits of moderate aerobic exercise. In a 3-month study of 16 women age 60 and older, brisk walking for 30 to 50 minutes three or four times per […]
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital are the first in the world to show that an operation can help patients with dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus (see definition below for more information). Presented in the American Journal of Neurosurgery, the results are based on the world’s first study […]
Walking more and losing weight can improve mobility as much as 20 percent in older, obese adults with poor cardiovascular health, according to a new Wake Forest University study. The results from the five-year study of 288 participants appear online Jan. 24 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
“You’ll be back on your feet in no time” is a phrase familiar to anyone who’s ever had to spend time in a hospital. Now, a new study has shown that hospitalized elderly patients who literally “get back on their feet” by taking even short walks around a hospital unit tend to leave the hospital […]