Misc. Health News

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2/19/2016
Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Help Keep Stroke at Bay

Between 7 and 8 hours of shut-eye each night seems to be best, research suggests

2/17/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Heart

Here's what you can do

2/15/2016
How to Keep Your New Year's Exercise Mojo All Year Long

Set realistic goals, be consistent and understand you're in it for the long haul, expert says

2/15/2016
Sticks, Not Carrots, May Work Best to Boost Employees' Health

Monetary penalties beat rewards in motivating workers to get healthier, study finds

2/12/2016
Reliable Weight-Loss Programs May Be Hard to Find: Study

Most sampled from one geographic area didn't meet 5 key standards, researchers say

2/11/2016
Physical Fitness and Brain Health

Couch potatoes may have smaller brains later in life, study finds.

2/11/2016
2/10/2016
Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

Germs on mats, helmets are likely culprits, but skin checks and hygiene might help cut risk, experts say

2/9/2016
Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

2/4/2016
Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men

Males made greater gains than women, study says

2/3/2016
Inactivity and Type 2 Diabetes

Every extra hour spent sitting each day may increase diabetes risk, new study finds.

2/3/2016
Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk

The risk remains even if you exercise, researchers contend

2/1/2016
Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack

Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

1/28/2016
Exercise Has Its Limits for Losing Weight, Study Finds

Intense workout no more effective at burning calories than walking a couple of miles a day

1/27/2016
Too Sedentary? There's an App for That

Pilot study shows that smartphone reminders get people moving more

1/26/2016
Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

1/22/2016
'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

1/22/2016
Exercise and Mortality

Do you really need 150-minutes a week of exercise to improve your health?

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/19/2016
Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

1/19/2016
Health Tip: Get Stretching

But warm up first

1/18/2016
Exercise Regularly and Your Heart Will Thank You

And the more you do, the better off you'll be, cardiologists say

1/13/2016
Health Tip: Be a Healthier Family

All members should stay active

1/12/2016
Coils in Lungs Might Boost Ability to Exercise With Emphysema

Study finds greater improvement in those treated compared to a placebo

1/11/2016
Exercise May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Depressed People: Study

Regular activity linked to reduced inflammation and less blood vessel stiffening

1/11/2016
Exercise Eases Low Back Pain

Review of studies shows exercise, with or without education, dramatically cuts the risk

1/11/2016
Health Tip: Ask Questions Before You Start Exercising

Discuss the answers with your doctor

1/8/2016
Some Steps to Help Protect Yourself From Cancer

Screening and a healthy lifestyle are key, physician says

1/7/2016
Exercise to Boost Spine Muscles Can Ease Back Pain, Study Suggests

Clinical trial review shows motor control exercise helpful for lower back

1/7/2016
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Limit Sugar and Salt, Boost Fruit and Veggie Intake

Recommendations, revised every 5 years, designed to promote healthier lifestyles

1/5/2016
Diet and Exercise Benefit People With Heart Failure

Combination approach greatly boosted oxygen consumption, study shows

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

1/4/2016
Health Tip: Get Active Indoors

Don't let winter weather sideline your workouts

1/1/2016
5 Tips to Help Make New Year's Resolutions Stick

Turn them into habits that aren't easily broken, psychologist advises

12/31/2015
Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

12/29/2015
Carbs Fuel Long Runs: Study

Researchers show fat isn't necessary for marathons

12/28/2015
Watch Out for Distracted Walkers

To avoid injury, pedestrians should 'engage with their surroundings,' surgeon says

12/28/2015
Health Tip: Start a Group Training Session

Here are potential benefits

12/21/2015
Being 'Fat But Fit' Won't Cut Your Risk of Premature Death

Study suggests benefits of physical fitness don't overcome risk from obesity

12/18/2015
12/13/2015
How to Clear Snow Without Getting Hurt

More than 203,000 Americans required treatment for injuries suffered while shoveling snow last year

12/10/2015
Concussions Are Biggest Health Risk to Cheerleaders

As sport becomes more competitive, stunts become more dangerous, but injury rates still low, study finds

12/8/2015
Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School

But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

12/4/2015
Endurance Athletes May Pay Physical Price

'Ultraman' competitors experience muscle damage and insulin resistance, researchers find

12/2/2015
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

11/30/2015
Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

11/30/2015
Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

11/28/2015
Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

Some joints lose up to half their motion with age, expert says

11/27/2015
Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

Vigorous exercise, nutritious diet lower odds for deadly forms of the disease, research suggests

11/26/2015
Healthy Holiday Substitutions Can Help Your Heart

Try replacing sugar and butter with fruit, vegetable oil