Misc. Health News

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2/10/2013
Everyday Activities May Have Same Health Benefits as Going to Gym

Study finds that more people who did short bouts of exercise met federal activity standards than those who went to gym

2/7/2013
Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health

Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

2/5/2013
Steroid Shots for Tennis Elbow Miss the Mark: Study

After a year, those who got injections were in worse shape than those who got a placebo

2/5/2013
Too Much TV Tied to Lower Sperm Count in Young Men

But exercising may boost sperm count, study also suggests

2/4/2013
Exercising at Midlife May Stave Off Dementia Down the Road

Working out in your 40s could pay off in your 70s and beyond, study suggests

2/4/2013
Boomers' Health Fails to Measure Up to Parents'

Study finds higher rates of chronic disease, disability and lower self-rated health

2/1/2013
Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

1/28/2013
Obese Women With Diabetes May Need Different Workouts Than Men

Small study found specific exercise program did less to improve their health

1/28/2013
First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

Experts say rising obesity makes condition much more common in children

1/27/2013
Checklist for Winter Sports Safety

Conditioning, appropriate gear are two essentials, expert says

1/25/2013
Health Tip: Care for Your Mouthguard

Brush it with toothpaste

1/23/2013
Health Tip: Get Fit During Your Commute

Use the time to exercise

1/23/2013
Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer

Study also found that staying active reduced the risk of dying

1/22/2013
One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School

Study finds that reinstating daily classes would fulfill 1/3rd of U.S. goals for kids' exercise

1/22/2013
Playing for Fun May Reduce Young Athletes' Injuries

Fewer kids hurt who play pick-up games, multiple sports, study says

1/22/2013
Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say

Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts

1/20/2013
Winter Sports Safety: Preparation Is Key

Orthopedic surgeons offer tips for cold-weather workouts

1/18/2013
Hockey Rule Changes Could Cut Player Aggression, Injuries

Evidence review looked at effects of league safety regulations

1/17/2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study

State programs promoting healthy lifestyles work, but it takes time before results are seen, researchers say

1/15/2013
Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Study takes advantage of technology to educate kids on nutrition, fitness

1/15/2013
Health Tip: If You're Always Tired

Try to exercise anyway

1/14/2013
U.S. Launches Extensive Alzheimer's Studies

5-year, $55 million effort will look at exercise, drug treatment as therapies for early disease

1/14/2013
1/13/2013
Snowboarding Tops List of Winter-Sports Injuries

But orthopedic surgeon says deadliest activity is 'skitching'

1/11/2013
Phys Ed Requirements Disappearing at 4-Year Colleges

Some students avoid alternatives such as fitness centers, researcher says

1/9/2013
Active Video Games May Boost Fitness in Younger Students

Study of inner-city school found traditional gym class more effective for older kids

1/8/2013
Keeping Cold-Weather Exercise Fresh, Not Frozen

When the going gets cold, the cold get going, experts say

1/8/2013
Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Study found higher death risk for those who were overweight, physically inactive

1/3/2013
Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

12/31/2012
Don't Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

It helps kids' overall development and gives them a chance to decompress

12/30/2012
Lifestyle Changes Key to Weight Loss in New Year

Small steps can help people finally achieve that elusive resolution, expert says

12/27/2012
Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Study suggests you'll cut pounds while saving gasoline

12/27/2012
Tips on Coping With Grief During Holidays

Some comfort can be found for the recently bereaved, expert says

12/24/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Beginners' Workout Injuries

Start slow after checking with your doctor

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/18/2012
Intensive Lifestyle Changes Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

Weight loss, exercise brought remission to few and better health to many more

12/17/2012
Hair Concerns May Discourage Exercise for Some Black Women

Survey found issues ranged from desire to maintain hairdos to scalp and breakage problems

12/16/2012
Winter Weather, Snow Shoveling Pose Heart Risks

Expert gives tips for cold-weather heart health

12/14/2012
Study Questions Advice Given to Obese Pregnant Women

Clinicians tell them to put on too many pounds, get too little activity, small study finds

12/14/2012
Olympic Medalists May Also Claim 'Survival Advantage'

Both low- and high-impact sports add years to life, studies find

12/14/2012
12/13/2012
How Well Do You Rise From Sitting on the Floor?

Ability to do this simple task may predict risk of dying, study suggests

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

12/11/2012
Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds

Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn't hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear

12/5/2012
Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

But discuss with your doctor first

12/4/2012
Fractures Take High Toll on High School Athletes

Study found most of these injuries from boys' contact sports, girls' lacrosse

12/3/2012
Despite FDA Warning, Sports Supplements Still Available Online: Study

Safety issues remain for 16 cited products, researcher says

12/2/2012
Helmets Do Save Lives on the Slopes, Research Shows

Fewer and less severe injuries seen in those wearing head protection, study review finds

11/30/2012
Study: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Exercise

But it is poor blood vessel function, not weakened lungs, that causes fatigue, researchers report

11/30/2012
To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

Study shows even a virtual one can spur you to exercise longer