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Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens

Adolescents who perform just 8 to 10 minutes of high-intensity interval exercise 3 times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has concluded Adolescents who perform just eight to ten minutes of high-intensity interval exercise three times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart [...]

Educational attainment in children is associated with positive health transitions into adulthood

A longer education in childhood has been linked to positive transitions in health, according to research published in the Journal of Public Health. Researchers surveyed 3596 young participants in Finland, aged 3 to 18, to see how they would rate their own health. The results suggested that a one year difference in education resulted in [...]

To tailor cancer treatment: Study uses computer simulation to model patient cancer DNA

Recently, President Barack Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative, a program that fosters a research approach focusing on treating patients based on their genetic makeup. At University of Florida Health, researchers launched a clinical trial that tests a new method of translating thousands of gene mutations into treatment options for patients. Using computer simulation modeling, [...]

Close friendships in adolescence predict health in adulthood

Teens are often warned to beware the undue influence of peer pressure, but new research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have some unexpected benefits for physical health in early adulthood. The study was published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Psychological scientists Joseph P. Allen, Bert N. [...]

Review looks at the care of new born babies with deteriorating health in England

A review that will look at how new born babies with deteriorating health are cared for by hospitals and in the community has been announced. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will look at current practices for managing new born infants with significant health problems in around 20 neonatal services offering different levels of care in [...]