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Prescription for exercise

Dear Sir or Madam,

How do you keep up with healthy eating and exercise? Both are important factors for a balanced lifestyle. The European Federation of Sports Medicine has thereforre developed the "Exercise Prescription for Health" and recommends it in many cases instead of prescribing medication. In our interview you can read what is behind it and what trends are currently occupying sports medicine.

Have a sunny week,

Katja Laska
Editorial team

image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Lung Imaging
Interview: Exercise Prescription for Health
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Lung Imaging – Keeping the Respiratory System Healthy

Topic of the Month

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Many people have damaged or suboptimally functioning lungs. One reason is age because the capacity of our respiratory system gradually decreases over time, while unhealthy and modern lifestyle choices play another role in this setting. An accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment are vital to protect this life-sustaining organ. Modern imaging solutions help physicians and patients understand what happens inside the lungs.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Lung Imaging – Keeping the Respiratory System Healthy
With modern imaging supplies: A look into the lung
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Inform yourself about trends, innovations and current developments from medicine and medical technology in our more than 700 lectures, discussions and courses during all four days of the trade fair.
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Research & Technology

New DNA tool predicts height - shows promise for illness assessment

A new DNA tool created by Michigan State University can accurately predict people’s height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer.
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Satiety in 3D

Many overweight people lack the feeling of being full. It was long thought that this was due to the disrupted transport of the satiety hormone leptin to the brain. That is not the case, as a group of scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München has now shown in the International Journal of Obesity.
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Research & Technology

Inverted exoskeleton for early rehabilitation after stroke

Robotics scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University together with physicians from Tomsk Oblast Clinical Hospital are developing a robotic complex for early rehabilitation of immobilized patients after stroke.
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Exercise Prescription for Health: sports instead of pills


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Did you know that we can influence up to 50 percent of our health ourselves? If we eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, this not only ensures longer independence in old age. Diseases can also be treated with exercise. But in many cases, physicians and patients still rely more on medication than on exercise.
Read the interview here:
Exercise Prescription for Health: sports instead of pills
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MELITEK obtains ISO 13485:2016 certification


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