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What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?
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What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?

Sept. 19, 2022 – We all know exercise is good for us. It helps you manage weight and lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Yet nearly half of U.S. adults don’t get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week.Some may blame a lack of time, energy, or motivation. Others may have physical limits due to age or chronic conditions.But what if you could achieve the benefits of exercise without breaking a sweat – by simply popping a pill or injecting medicine into your body?That may sound too good to be true, but in fact, scientists are working toward that goal. Step one is figuring out how, on a molecular level, exercise produces health benefits. Two recent studies have advanced that field.In Australia, a team of researchers zeroed in o...
Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health
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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health

By SHERAZ SADIQ, Oregon Public BroadcastingScientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke.Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying the capacity of hospitals in the Rogue Valley to handle patients arriving with respiratory problems during wildfires when air quality plummets due to wildfires.“If it’s in what we call ‘the purple,’ which is the really bad air quality, the likelihood that a hospital is going to exceed their capacity goes up to about 70 percent,” Kyle Chapman, an associate professor of sociology and population health at the Oregon Institute of Technology, told Oregon Public Broadcastin...
Expansion of Cardeation Capital will bring pioneering health care products for heart disease and stroke patients
Health

Expansion of Cardeation Capital will bring pioneering health care products for heart disease and stroke patients

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally responsible for 17 million deaths every year and its toll is expected to rise to over 23 million deaths annually by 2030. CVD also represents a major economic burden with the annual economic cost of CVD estimated to range over $500 billion in the United States alone. The current rapid pace of innovation is helping to reverse these crippling statistics and the health care industry has seen continual growth in Venture Capital investments. To spur that momentum, the American Heart Association and Phillips, announce the expansion of Cardeation Capital with the first closing on the newest fund, Cardeation II, on June 30. We welcome Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. as our newest collaborator to help bri...