Misc. Health News

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10/2/2014
Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

10/1/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

9/30/2014
Health Tip: Get Physical Activity

From sports to cleaning, there are many ways to burn calories

9/29/2014
After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

9/24/2014
Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

Study authors say it's not clear why physical activity and alcohol appear linked

9/23/2014
Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy

It's easier than going it alone

9/22/2014
Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say

9/19/2014
9/17/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

9/16/2014
U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

9/16/2014
Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

9/16/2014
Health Tip: Creating a Circuit Training Workout

Burn calories and minimize boredom

9/15/2014
Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

9/15/2014
Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

9/15/2014
Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

9/11/2014
Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

9/10/2014
Health Tip: Keep Your Family Moving

Offer toys that spur exercise

9/9/2014
Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting

An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows

9/5/2014
Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says

9/5/2014
Why Polyester Fails the B.O. Test After Exercise

Odor-causing bacteria grow better on synthetics than cotton clothing, study says

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