Misc. Health News

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3/7/2016
Fitness in Youth May Be Key to Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Study tracked 1.5 million people from age 18 to 62 and found fitter teens had lower lifetime risk

3/7/2016
Football's Concussion-Prevention Efforts May Be Spurring More Leg Injuries

Study suggests college rules to lessen head injuries might be causing more knee, ankle problems

3/4/2016
Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/4/2016
After Hip Replacement, Therapy at Home May Be Enough

Finding suggests that recovery doesn't have to be supervised by professional therapist in outpatient clinic

3/3/2016
Lazy Weekends May Boost Body Fat, Study Shows

But spending all week at a desk job did not show same link

3/2/2016
Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack Survivors

Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

3/1/2016
Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds

Office workers, truckers and police seem to face challenges eating well, staying fit

3/1/2016
Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

3/1/2016
2/29/2016
Physically Fit May Bounce Back Better After Heart Attack

Survivors who had exercised regularly beforehand were less prone to depression afterwards, study finds

2/26/2016
Recovery From Ultramarathon May Take Up to 5 Days

Researchers expected these elite runners would need the added time to bounce back

2/26/2016
Health Tip: Prepping for Pregnancy

Get to a healthy body weight

2/24/2016
NBA Players Putting Their Hearts Into Medical Research

Findings on differences in structure, function may offer clues to high rates of cardiac arrest among these elite athletes

2/24/2016
Exercise + Classwork May = Better Math Scores

Dutch study also found bringing exercise to the classroom boosted spelling grades

2/24/2016
Health Tip: Getting More Active at Home

Suggestions to avoid being a couch potato

2/22/2016
Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain

British researchers used Dysport to bring long-term relief for common ailment of physically active people

2/22/2016
High-Impact Exercise Strengthens Men's Bones, Researchers Say

Long-term jogging or tennis may help males avoid osteoporosis

2/19/2016
Seven Steps Toward a Healthier Heart

Eating better, exercising and managing cholesterol can help reduce your risks

2/19/2016
Sleep, Exercise and Stroke Risk

The right amount of sleep and exercise significantly reduces stroke risk, new study finds.

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