Activity trackers by themselves didn’t lead people to walk or exercise more. That’s the finding from a study of 800 adults in Singapore.
But researchers discovered participants given both a fitness tracker and cash rewards for meeting goals were far more likely to boost their activity levels, and continue to use the device.
Doctors in the Netherlands found some women could wait longer between cervical cancer screenings.
Researchers studied 14 years worth of data on 43,000 women who took part in a screening trial.
They found women 40 or older who had tested negative for human papilloma virus, or HPV, were at very low risk of cervical cancer, and could safely wait more than five years between screenings.
Scientists discovered ice baths don’t really help athletes recover after competing.
The study found chilly water doesn’t appear to help reduce muscle inflammation after exercising.