Misc. Health News

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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

11/30/2012
Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much

Study finds that people sit more hours a day than they sleep, raising the risk of chronic health conditions

11/28/2012
Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds

Moderate exercise reduced death risk even without drugs, but not as much

11/26/2012
Too Much or Too Little Activity Can Spur Knee Problems

High-impact exercise linked to cartilage deterioration, osteoarthritis, researchers say

11/26/2012
Alzheimer's May Progress Differently in Women, Men

Study found variations in brain matter loss, early mental decline

11/26/2012
Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms

11/21/2012
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men

Low strength levels in youth may raise risk as much as high blood pressure or being overweight, study suggests

11/20/2012
Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability

Study found those with more optimistic outlooks had better recoveries

11/19/2012
Health Tip: Fuel Your Body for Resistance Training

Eat enough whole grains, experts advise

11/17/2012
Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

Staying active, eating breakfast and controlling portions can curb holiday calories

11/15/2012
Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure

Study found reduced levels of certain indicators for heart injury with moderate physical activity

11/15/2012
Diabetes Prevention: Start Small, Experts Say

Here are some simple ways to keep type 2 diabetes at bay

11/15/2012
Health Tip: Seniors on the Move

Be sure to warm up before walking

11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

11/13/2012
11/9/2012
Exercise a Likely Tool for Parkinson's Patients

Mobility improved with regular activity, study finds

11/9/2012
Health Tip: Get Fit This Fall

Don't let that bulky sweater inhibit exercise

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/6/2012
Walk Your Way to a Longer Life, Study Says

Physical activity after age 40 can increase life expectancy by up to 7 years, researchers find

11/6/2012
Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say

11/6/2012
Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review

Researchers found aerobic, water exercise reduced pain, boosted function in patients

11/5/2012
Health Tip: Exercise Isn't Always Expensive

Here are less costly options

11/1/2012
With Diabetes, Boosting Exercise Should Be Done Safely

Certain precautions can help reduce risk of dangerously low blood sugar, experts say

11/1/2012
Physical Activity in Old Age May Protect Brain

Dementia risk cut in those who walked, biked or did other exercise regularly, study says

11/1/2012
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

Experts say vicious cycle of inactivity, poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults

11/1/2012
Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

First, get a doctor's ok

10/31/2012
Water Workouts a Great Alternative: Study

Improve your fitness without straining your joints

10/30/2012
Eating More Meals Linked to Less Student Overweight

Tri-state study also adds to research on sodas, screen time and school sports

10/29/2012
Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds

Getting fit helped overweight, inactive adults sharpen their thinking skills, too

10/26/2012
Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study

But too much time spent working out can have psychological downside, experts warn

10/26/2012
Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Can Fight Weight Gain: Study

Sprint-interval training burns up to 200 extra calories daily, researchers say

10/25/2012
Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging

Exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, eating fruits and vegetables may help thwart chronic disease

10/25/2012
10/24/2012
Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study

20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

10/22/2012
Exercise May Beat Socializing at Staving Off Brain Shrinkage

Study also found physical activity more protective than mental stimulation

10/22/2012
Lack of Sleep May Trip Up Student Athletes

Less shuteye, higher grades linked to increased injuries in study