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Robotic Inguinal vs Transabdominal Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: The RIVAL Randomized Clinical Trial
This randomized clinical study showed no clinical benefit to the robotic approach to straightforward inguinal hernia repair compared with the laparoscopic approach.
Factors Associated With Long-term Outcomes of Umbilical Hernia Repair
Importance Umbilical hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed general surgical procedures. However, there is little consensus about the factors that lead to umbilical hernia recurrence.
Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression
SourceNew York Times
Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom, no matter how melancholy they feel at first, or how often — or seldom — they actually get to the gym and lift.
Easy At-Home Ab Workouts for Women
SourceUS News
It may seem unfair, but it's true – for women, getting the ab region in shape is tougher than it is for men. It's natural for women to hold on to some fat for proper hormone functioning and for the energy needed for a possible pregnancy. Even if you may not develop beach-body-worthy abs, you can still aim for stronger, healthier ab muscles through hard work.
Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits
SourceNew York Times
In a study, people who worked out before noon lost more weight, on average, than those who typically exercised after 3 p.m.
A Possible Weight Loss Strategy: Skip Breakfast Before Exercise
SourceNY Times
A new study finds that the choice to eat or omit a meal before an early workout could affect our relationship to food for the rest of the day.

Skipping breakfast before exercise might reduce how much we eat during the remainder of the day, according to a small but intriguing new study of fit young men.

The study finds that the choice to eat or omit a meal before an early workout could affect our relationship to food for the rest of the day, in complicated and sometimes unexpected ways.
Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age
SourceNY Times
Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.
Secrets of the Y Chromosome
SourceNew York Times
It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans. In advance of Father’s Day, let’s take a moment to sort out the differences and similarities between “Dad jeans” and “Dad genes.” Dad jeans are articles of sex-specific leisure clothing, long mocked for being comfy, dumpy and elastic-waisted but lately reinvented as a fashion trend, suitable for male bodies of all shapes and ages.
Do Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies?
SourceNew York Times
Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals in ways that later affect the brains and thinking skills of their offspring, according to a fascinating new study involving mice.

The findings indicate that some of the brain benefits of physical activity may be passed along to children, even if a father does not begin to exercise until adulthood.