Exercise may slow brain deterioration in Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Exercising may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer disease, according to a proof-of-concept study published Sept. 17 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Takashi Tarumi, Ph.D., from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, and colleagues randomly assigned 70 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) to…

Healthy students develop rhabdomyolysis after intense exercise

The dreaded condition rhabdomyolysis may be much more common after a particularly intense training session than previously believed. But for most people, the only symptom is slightly more soreness than usual. In the past few years, the number of people contacting hospitals with symptoms of rhabdomyolysis after an intense workout…

Could exercise in pregnancy boost baby’s health, too?

(HealthDay)—Women who keep moving during pregnancy may have infants with more advanced motor skills, a small study suggests. Researchers discovered the difference among 1-month-olds: Those whose moms got regular aerobic exercise during pregnancy tended to have stronger movement skills, versus babies whose mothers did not. The movement tests included things…