Misc. Health News

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4/1/2016
Right Neighborhood May Mean 90 Extra Minutes of Exercise a Week

10-nation study shows those in activity-friendly urban areas walk a lot more

3/31/2016
Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

3/29/2016
Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

3/29/2016
Health Tip: Fighting Stress

Distract yourself from worries

3/26/2016
Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

3/25/2016
Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids

Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

3/24/2016
Health Tip: Make Your Workouts More Intense

Guidelines for safe exercise

3/23/2016
Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study Suggests

Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers

3/23/2016
Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Factors studied included not smoking, eating right, exercising and keeping a low percentage of body fat

3/18/2016
Exercise Helps Ease Psychosis Symptoms

Personalized workouts included at least 100 minutes of vigorous activity each week, researchers said

3/18/2016
Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD

Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy

3/17/2016
Biking or Walking to Work Helps Keep You Fit

Middle-aged folks who had an 'active' commute weighed less than their driving peers

3/17/2016
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Family Vacation

Stay active and make healthier food choices

3/16/2016
Exercise and Diet

Does exercise amp up your appetite or help you control hunger?

3/15/2016
Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

3/14/2016
Exercise and Dementia

Exercise may increase brain volume and help stave off dementia, new study finds

3/11/2016
Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

3/11/2016
Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density

Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

3/9/2016
For 'Ironman' Athletes, Study Shows Danger of Too Much Water

Frequent fluid stops entice racers to drink more than they need, expert says

3/9/2016
Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart

Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

3/9/2016
Sharapova Not the First to Use Performance-Enhancing Drug

Study shows many elite athletes took meldonium before January ban

3/8/2016
Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Diet, weight and physical activity play a significant role, expert says

3/8/2016
Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Projected to Jump 10 Percent

Combination of more people walking, more traffic, more distractions could be to blame, report suggests

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