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Mothers’ Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids’ Heart Health

Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Children born to mothers who have had weight-loss surgery and lost a large amount of weight may have better heart health than their brothers or sisters who were born before their mothers lost the excess…

Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds

Getting fit helped overweight, inactive adults sharpen their thinking skills, too MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Regular high-intensity exercise is not only good for your body, it’s also good for your brain, researchers report. Their new study included overweight and inactive adults, average age 49, who underwent tests to assess their thinking, decision-making and…

Hurricane Sandy Has East Coast in Its Crosshairs

Start making emergency preparations now, experts say, because it could rival 1991′s ‘perfect storm’ By Margaret Farley SteeleHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the East Coast of the United States, with the latest forecasts predicting a direct hit to mid-Atlantic or northeastern states early next week.…

Too Much Dairy, Carbs Might Harm Men’s Sperm

New studies also suggest women’s diets could affect IVF success By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — Diet can have a notable impact on reproductive health, a group of new studies suggests. One set of findings: The more carbohydrates or dairy a man eats, the poorer the quality of his sperm. Similarly,…

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Can Fight Weight Gain: Study

Sprint-interval training burns up to 200 extra calories daily, researchers say By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 25(HealthDay News) — Is lack of time your excuse for not exercising? New research finds that just a few minutes of intense activity interspersed between less intense stretches of exercise will burn excess calories all day long. Men…