Misc. Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/2/2013
Home Treadmills May Help People With Poor Leg Circulation

Doctors urged to recommend this activity to arterial disease patients who can't get to the gym

7/2/2013
Suicide Rate Higher for Adults Who Were Out-of-Shape as Teens: Study

Fit 18-year-olds less likely to take their own lives as adults

7/2/2013
New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary

7/1/2013
Can Hi-Tech Avatars Promote Real-Life Weight Loss?

Virtual sessions on portion control and exercise helped women in small pilot study

6/29/2013
Heed the Heat During Summer Workouts

Expert offers tips on how to exercise smartly, avoid heat stroke

6/28/2013
South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study

Researchers in Scotland compared their risk of diabetes to that of white men

6/28/2013
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

Experts say it's a competitive sport whose athletes need better protection

6/27/2013
Stroke Prevention Tips for Women

Manage risk factors that lie within your control, advises neurologist

6/26/2013
Thank Ancient Humans for That Fastball

Home sapiens' throwing ability excels because ancestors needed it for the hunt, scientists say

6/25/2013
Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says

Risk is 3 to 5 times higher for substance users, researchers find

6/25/2013
Many Kids Missing Out on Healthy Lifestyle

Report finds only half exercise enough, only a third eat fruits and vegetables every day

6/25/2013
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says

Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

6/25/2013
Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made

6/25/2013
Health Tip: Get Active!

Log your progress to help stay motivated

6/25/2013
Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

6/22/2013
Take Safety Measures Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Supervision, pool maintenance and teaching children to swim all key to enjoying the water

6/21/2013
Mind Over Diet?

Study suggests people's beliefs about causes of obesity influence their eating habits, weight

6/21/2013
Health Tip: Remind Men to Focus on Health

Help them make it a priority

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

6/12/2013
Grueling X-Country Ski Race May Affect Heart Rhythm

Arrhythmia more common among frequent racers, study finds

6/11/2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says

6/10/2013
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/7/2013
Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating

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
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

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