Publisher: Reuters


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Disability can linger years after mild wartime brain injuries

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  Military service members who sustain concussions in combat may experience worsening symptoms for several years after their injuries, particularly if they have psychiatric problems, a small U.S. study suggests. About one in five U.S. service members deployed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered a head injury, researchers note in JAMA Neurology. Most… Read More


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Activity trackers may underestimate steps when walking is impaired

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Regardless of exact accuracy, tracking steps can help older adults move more, and most of their activity already comes from walking, said Tara O’Brien, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis


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Social connections may enhance online weight loss programs

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Other studies have found that social support on- and offline helps buoy weight loss success, said Rebecca A. Krukowski, of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis.