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Briefs: Study suggests exercise eases anxiety from chronic illness

get moving to ease anxiety of chronic illness

If a chronic illness has you feeling anxious, the best solution might be in your feet. In a study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed data from 40 studies on how exercise affects anxiety. All of the 3,000 study participants were sedentary and had chronic illnesses but were still able to exercise in sessions of at least 30 minutes. Compared with similar individuals who did not exercise, exercisers had a 20 percent reduction in anxiety symptoms. Exercise helped people who had a variety of health problems: cancer, depression, heart disease, fibromyalgia. Multiple sclerosis was the only condition in which exercise did not appear to have a significant effect.

Ovary transplant is a rousing success

When Stinne Holm Bergholdt of Denmark was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 27, she asked her doctors if they could remove an ovary before her treatment and transplant it back afterward to preserve her fertility. More than six years later, Bergholdt and her husband now have two daughters, making her the first woman in the world to give birth twice after an ovary transplant, and giving hope to women undergoing cancer treatment. Details of her case were published online in Human Reproduction. Eight children have been born worldwide to women who have had ovary transplants; Berghold is the first to have more than one pregnancy. The transplant is working so well, she now must use birth control. Experts said the technique is far too invasive to be a viable option for women who merely wish to postpone childbearing until they are older.

Grandparents and overweight kids

Could doting grandparents be contributing to making children fat? A new study in the International Journal of Obesity finds that among 12,354 British 3-year-olds, those who were looked after by grandparents part time showed a 15 percent higher risk of being overweight compared with children cared for only by their parents. Those cared for by grandparents full time had a 34 percent increased risk of being overweight, compared with those in formal child care or under parents' care.

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