Misc. Health News

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6/6/2013
Pedometers Can Keep You Moving

Research shows they're a low-cost motivator for sitting less, particularly for those with desk jobs

6/6/2013
Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep

Study found these workers are often long or short sleepers, which may not be healthy

6/6/2013
Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

6/4/2013
Fatigue Affects Baseball Players' Strike-Zone Judgment: Study

And sleepier players may have shorter MLB careers, other findings suggest

6/4/2013
Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests

6/4/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

Get them to play a favorite sport

6/3/2013
More Proof Healthy Living, Not Smoking Pay Off

Positive lifestyle changes reduced risk of death 80 percent over 8 years, study says

5/31/2013
Men in Red: Higher Testosterone Levels, Study Finds

Athletes choose the color to show dominance and aggression, research suggests

5/31/2013
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

Latest technology lets you jog along with zombies, bulls and race cars

5/29/2013
And America's Fittest City Is...

New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas

5/23/2013
Statins May Hamper Workout Results

Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study

5/23/2013
U.S. School Kids Should Get Hour of Exercise Daily: Report

Physical activity helps them do better academically and socially, experts say

5/21/2013
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC

High rates of obesity, heavy drinking, smoking and inactivity reported, but most people getting enough sleep

5/20/2013
Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says

But each patient must make decision with doctor's input

5/16/2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

5/16/2013
Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later

Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

5/15/2013
Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says

It's never too late to start, researchers find

5/15/2013
Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Numbers were lowered when people engaged in a few sessions per week

5/15/2013
Health Tip: Exercise With Allergies and Asthma

Speak with an allergist first

5/12/2013
More Time in Gym Class Equals Stronger Kids

And fracture risk doesn't rise when physical activity clock is extended, study finds

5/10/2013
Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Moderate physical activity doesn't exacerbate symptoms, researchers find

5/8/2013
Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

5/6/2013
School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens

Study found less fighting among girls who were athletes and less bullying against boys on teams

5/3/2013
Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones

Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

5/3/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma

Breathe through your nose to warm the air

5/2/2013
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots

Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

5/2/2013
Only 1 in 5 Americans Gets Enough Exercise: CDC

Picture brighter for aerobic exercise than for muscle-strengthening, report finds

4/30/2013
Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit

Begin a regular tennis match

4/29/2013
4/26/2013
Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?

Study tied users' online interests in U.S. regions to obesity rates

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

4/23/2013
Knowing Time Needed to Walk Off Calories May Curb Appetite

But menus that list calories alone don't change people's ordering or eating habits, study finds

4/22/2013
Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Report suggests some approaches might work alongside -- not instead of -- traditional therapy

4/22/2013
Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study

If you have to choose one at a time, hit the gym first, researchers add

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/19/2013
Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study

Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say

4/19/2013
Community Gardening May Reap Body Weight Benefit

Study found less overweight in people who tend a plot

4/19/2013
Health Tip: Resolve to Meet Your Exercise Goals

Make them realistic and attainable

4/18/2013
Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies

Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors

4/17/2013
Exercise May Blunt Heavy Drinking's Effect on Brain

But experts note small study is very preliminary, has major limitations

4/15/2013
Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes

Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

4/15/2013
Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

Even solving puzzles might stave off decline and memory loss, study hints

4/13/2013
Household Chores May Ease Nighttime Menopausal Symptoms

Fewer awakenings seen among white, non-obese women who kept active with caregiving, chores

4/12/2013
Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes

Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

4/12/2013
To Stop Smoking, Teens Should Start Moving

Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers, study shows

4/12/2013
Decisions, Decisions: Work Out or Fix a Meal?

Study finds Americans sacrifice exercise time for food-prep time

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/11/2013
A Survivor's Story From the Job Loss Front

'Fight hard and fast to get past the anger,' and don't forget to keep healthy habits

4/9/2013
New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says

4/5/2013
Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says