Misc. Health News

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9/2/2014
Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says

Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find

9/2/2014
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

8/29/2014
Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television

Get off the couch to change the channel

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/22/2014
With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says

8/22/2014
Health Tip: Incorporating Flexibility Training

Stretching, for example, can help improve range of motion

8/21/2014
Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds

8/20/2014
Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

8/20/2014
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

8/19/2014
Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

8/19/2014
Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

8/18/2014
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

8/18/2014
Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure

8/18/2014
Health Tip: Practice a Well-Balanced Exercise Program

Don't focus on just one form of activity

8/15/2014
Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

8/13/2014
Health Tip: Warm Up Before Exercise

It boosts metabolism before activity

8/12/2014
For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says

Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

8/12/2014
Health Tip: Dressing for Fitness Success

Clothing should be loose, lightweight

8/11/2014
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

8/7/2014
Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

8/6/2014
Health Tip: Take Care in the Heat

Avoid the outdoors during peak hours

8/1/2014
Sports, Hot Weather Can Be Dangerous Combo

It's crucial to spot the early symptoms of heat-related illness, expert says

7/31/2014
Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

7/29/2014
Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests

7/29/2014
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

7/29/2014
Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

7/29/2014
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise

Here's a list of health benefits

7/28/2014
Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

7/24/2014
Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says

7/24/2014
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

7/22/2014
Health Tip: Working Out at Work

Suggestions to include fitness in your day

7/21/2014
7/15/2014
A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia

Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

7/15/2014
7/13/2014
Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards

Researchers found that people ate more if told their walk was exercise, rather than scenic stroll

7/11/2014
Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

7/9/2014
Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds

This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

7/8/2014
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

7/3/2014
Aerobic/Strength Training Combo May Be Best Workout for Diabetics

In study, people with type 2 disease had better blood sugar control when both modes used

7/2/2014
Brisk Walking May Help Curb Parkinson's Symptoms

Study found it improved gait, stiffness, mood, attention and overall quality of life

6/30/2014
Bad Weather May Dampen Will to Exercise

People in hot, cold climates less likely to get physical activity, more likely to be obese, study says

6/27/2014
Dance Those Cares Away!

Study of seniors shows decreased knee-hip pain and increased ability to walk among those who dance

6/27/2014
Health Tip: Keep High Schoolers Safe During Sports

Make sure they train properly and wear protective equipment

6/25/2014
Is All That TV Killing You?

Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles chance of early death, but one expert questions the connection

6/25/2014
1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

6/20/2014
Soccer Scores a Goal for Senior Fitness

Ex-couch potatoes over 63 gained muscle strength, stronger bones, healthier hearts, study finds

6/16/2014
Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers

Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/12/2014
Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility