Misc. Health News

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6/29/2015
Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

6/29/2015
Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

6/29/2015
6/28/2015
Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females

Track, field hockey and lacrosse linked to repetitive use problems in girls, study says

6/26/2015
School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

6/24/2015
Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease: Study

The sooner you start regular physical activity, the better, researchers say

6/21/2015
Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding

Experts offer tips on how to protect yourself from injury when catching 'air'

6/20/2015
Safety Tips for Water Skiing and Wake Boarding

Thousands injured every year, experts say

6/19/2015
Surf's Up. Be Safe

Stay near lifeguards, watch for riptides, experts say

6/19/2015
Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

6/19/2015
Thinking About a Pool? Think About Safety

Never assume someone else is watching the kids

6/19/2015
Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

6/18/2015
Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds aerobics or strength training can improve blood sugar levels, lower body fat and waist size

6/18/2015
High School Football Players May Be at Doubled Risk of Migraine

Head injuries likely play a role in these headaches, second study suggests

6/17/2015
COPD Patients Less Active, Which Can Worsen Outcomes

Study finds a 'vicious circle' where decline in exercise exacerbates the disease

6/17/2015
Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

6/12/2015
Most Physical Activity Helps You Sleep Better

But housework and child care linked to poorer slumber

6/10/2015
Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

6/8/2015
Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study

Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

6/3/2015
Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study

European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle

6/2/2015
Office Workers, On Your Feet!

Report calls for at least 2 hours a day standing on the job

6/2/2015
Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

5/28/2015
Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

5/28/2015
Health Tip: Exercising Despite Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Start slowly so you don't overdo it

5/27/2015
Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury

Vary your exercise routine

5/23/2015
Go Take a Hike -- Safely

Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say

5/22/2015
Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

Review finds current research is inconclusive

5/22/2015
Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57

5/22/2015
Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics

Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

5/22/2015
Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol

5/21/2015
Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

5/20/2015
At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

5/19/2015
Nation's Capital Named 'Fittest City' in U.S.

Washington, D.C., followed by Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Diego as places that encourage exercise

5/19/2015
Health Tip: Discourage Too Much Screen Time

Avoid couch potato children

5/18/2015
Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care

At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say

5/15/2015
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

5/15/2015
How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat?

Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

5/15/2015
Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities

Study of Olympic prospects finds 'large prevalence' of defects

5/15/2015
Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends

Study links activity in older men to longer lives

5/14/2015
Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

5/12/2015
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/11/2015
Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

5/8/2015
Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed Pounds

U.K. study found a switch away from cars helped folks with 30-minute commutes drop 15 lbs in 2 years

5/8/2015
5/7/2015
Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

5/7/2015
Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC

About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

5/7/2015
Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

5/4/2015
Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

5/3/2015
Be a Responsible Camper

Tips for minimizing your impact on the environment

5/1/2015
Fitness May Help Lower Odds for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Intense physical activity throughout life was linked to a 30 percent reduction in risk, study suggests