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Exercise could boost mood, improve bipolar, study says

Exercise could boost mood, improve bipolar, study says

Health
Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A bump in exercise jump could lead to a jump in mood, one study says. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School and other scientists found that physical activity boosted the spirits of the people it studied -- especially the participants with bipolar disorder. "Systems regulating sleep, motor activity and mood have typically been studied independently. This work demonstrates the importance of examining these systems jointly rather than in isolation," Vadim Zipunnikov, an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School's Department of Biostatistics and study lead author, said in a news release. Their work followed 242 people between ages 15 and 84 who wore wrist trackers that plotted their real-time physical movement. Then, four times per day for two weeks, those res...
Hazelnuts boost micronutrient levels in older adults, study says

Hazelnuts boost micronutrient levels in older adults, study says

Health
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Hazelnuts could raise the micronutrient levels in middle-age and elderly people, new research says. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Nutrition, focused on 32 people age 55 and older, who ate two cups of hazelnuts a day for 16 weeks. Results showed increased blood concentrations of magnesium and elevated urinary levels of vitamin E. "This is one of the first times a study of this type has focused only on older adults," Alex Michels, a researcher at Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute and study- co-author, said in a news release. "We wanted to fill in a piece of the puzzle -- can hazelnuts improve the nutritional status of older adults specifically?" The researchers also noted a decrease in glucose and "bad" cholesterol, as well as an increase i...
Packers, Vikings both need win to boost playoff hopes

Packers, Vikings both need win to boost playoff hopes

Sports
Two high-priced quarterbacks will face off Sunday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in prime time when the Green Bay Packers meet the Minnesota Vikings in a game both teams need to win to enhance their playoff chances. The Packers (4-5-1) and Vikings (5-4-1) played to a 29-29 tie on Sept. 16 in Green Bay as Vikings rookie kicker Daniel Carlson missed three field goal attempts, including two in overtime. Carlson was released after that game and Dan Bailey is now doing the kicking for Minnesota. But the focus Sunday night will be on Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Cousins had perhaps his best game of the season against the Packers, going 35 of 48 for 425 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. However, Cousins and the Vikings have...
Google helps boost High Street spending with search

Google helps boost High Street spending with search

Technology
Attempts to increase the number of people shopping on UK High Streets has been given a boost by search giant Google.It has teamed up with start-up NearSt to help consumers see what is available in their local shops via the web.The search results will also tell people the distance to the shop and the price of goods for sale.The live inventory system should help make it "as easy to shop locally as it is online" said Google.NearSt was founded three years ago by digital brand experts Nick Brackenbury and Max Kreijn.Mr Kreijn literally had a "lightbulb moment" when one of the bulbs in his flat went, and he searched online to buy a replacement."That's how he pitched the business to me," Mr Brackenbury told the BBC. "It seemed crazy tha...
Sainsbury's sees boost from Argos deal

Sainsbury's sees boost from Argos deal

Business
Sainsbury's says its latest half-year results have been boosted by its takeover of catalogue retailer Argos.Cost savings had lifted profits, while adding Argos stores to Sainsbury's outlets was "driving an increase in trading intensity", the retailer said.Sainsbury's, which is planning to merge with rival Asda, said half-year underlying profits rose 20% to £302m.However, when a host of exceptional costs are taken into account, profits nearly halved.The UK's second-largest supermarket said pre-tax profits for the 28 weeks to 22 September were £132m, compared with £220m a year earlier.The profit figure was pushed down by costs related to restructuring store management teams, the Argos integration and preparation for the Asda deal, which is...