August 18, 2014

New CDC State-by-State Report

1 25% of US Adults Get Zero Exercise

The CDC has released its annual state-by-state report on adult Americans' levels of physical activity, and in only Colorado, Alaska, and Washington D.C. do at least 25 percent of the population meet the federal guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises. Strength exercises aside, 51.6 percent nationwide do report engaging in the recommended 150 minutes per week of aerobic activity, but more than one in four Americans, 25.4 percent, get no physical activity whatsoever during a typical week. The most active regions include New England and all states west of the Continental Divide, while seven of the eight least active states are located in the Deep South, with over 35 percent of the adults in West Virginia, Tennessee and Mississippi qualifying as completely sedentary.

More at Www.cdc.gov | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Too Much Sitting Counteracts Exercise

Tags: Exercise, Healthiest US States, Physical Activity in the US, Laziest US States, CDC Physical Activity Report, CDC State-by-State Physical Activity

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But There Are Side Effects

2 New Drug Treats Baldness in Some Patients

Ruxolitinib, a new drug developed to treat autoimmune diseases including a rare form of leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis, has been found to grow hair in patients with alopecia areata (AA), an autoimmune disease that results in bald patches or even complete baldness, say researchers at Columbia University. The drug is expensive, carries side effects and only works on baldness caused by alopecia but “it will have a dramatic positive impact on the lives of people with this disease,” says Dr. Raphael Clynes, study leader. Researchers discovered that alopecia is caused by the same genetic factors that cause myelofibrosis, a type of leukemia. Researchers say more tests are needed to see if ruxolitinib should be used to treat AA “but this is exciting news for patients and their physicians.”

More at Nbcnews.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Cure for Baldness May Be Available Soon

Tags: Autoimmune Disease, Baldness, Columbia University, Leukemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Alopecia Areata, Ruxolitinib, Dr. Raphael Clynes

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