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Few people doing enough aerobic activity and strength training. (Photo: Spencer Platt, Getty Images) STORY HIGHLIGHTS About 79% don’t meet guidelines for both aerobics, strength training 29% are meeting the muscle-strengthening activity recommendation Regular exercise has been shown to lower health risks Most adults in the USA aren’t meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for [...]

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NIH study seeks to improve asthma therapy for African-Americans Multicenter trial will assess different drug regimens and explore genetics of treatment response Researchers will enroll around 500 African-American children and adults who have asthma in a multi-center clinical trial to assess how they react to therapies and to explore the role of genetics in determining [...]

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Tobacco, drug use in pregnancy can double risk of stillbirth NIH network study documents elevated risk associated with marijuana, other substances Smoking tobacco or marijuana, taking prescription painkillers, or using illegal drugs during pregnancy is associated with double or even triple the risk of stillbirth, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. [...]

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