Misc. Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/19/2012
Health of Americans a Mixed Bag: CDC Report

More are exercising and not smoking, but obesity, diabetes rates still increasing

6/14/2012
Liposuction Might Have 'Boomerang' Effect

But exercise kept post-surgical increase in fat around organs at bay, study found

6/14/2012
Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study

Pedestrians' speed slows with age, making it hard to cross roads safely, study says

6/12/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Overtraining

Take a day off each week

6/11/2012
Could Slow Walking Foreshadow Early Dementia?

Small study suggests an association, but more research needed

6/11/2012
Treating Prediabetes Might Prevent Full-Blown Disease

Either by lifestyle changes or meds, returning blood sugar to normal has lasting effects, study found

6/8/2012
Docs Aren't Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study

Obese teens often get the diet-and-exercise speech from physicians, but many overweight children don't

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

6/6/2012
Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study

Reducing inflammation may make a difference, researchers say

6/5/2012
Disney to Curtail Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Change will affect the media giant's child-focused TV channels, radio stations and websites

6/5/2012
Health Tip: Work Out in Water

And help ease pressure on muscles and joints

6/4/2012
Health Tip: Exercise Can Help Manage Menopause

And help prevent heart problems or osteoporosis

6/1/2012
Too Much Screen Time May Harm Kids' Fitness

Children less connected to wired world seem to be in better shape, study finds

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

6/1/2012
Healthy Diet, Exercise Extend Life for Women in Their 70s: Study

Participants who were tops in both categories had 8 times the odds of survival

5/31/2012
Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found

5/29/2012
'Nordic Walking' a Winner for Heart Failure Patients, Study Says

This four-limbed form of exercise appears safe for cardiac rehab

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/28/2012
Key to More Active, Slimmer Kids: Friends

Small study found they adjust physical activity based on their social network

5/27/2012
Physical Education Is Good for Kids' Grades, Study Finds

More intense PE curriculum paid off academically in Swedish trial

5/26/2012
Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit

Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/25/2012
Health Tip: Walk at Work

And ask a colleague to join you

5/22/2012
Health Tip: Take a Walk!

But make sure you don't overdo it

5/21/2012
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

5/21/2012
Vigorous Exercise Might Keep Psoriasis at Bay

But only intense activities seemed to lower risk in large study of women

5/20/2012
Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey

Total cost of participating in a sport averages $381, results show

5/17/2012
Athletes Really Do Play Through the Pain

Study finds endurance and 'game athletes' have higher tolerance for pain than the rest of us

5/16/2012
Education Is Key to Health: Report

Along with poverty, less schooling linked to more chronic disease, disability and shorter life

5/16/2012
5/15/2012
Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History

Staying in shape lowered odds of developing hypertension by up to 42 percent in study

5/15/2012
5/13/2012
With Weights, You Can Lighten Your Load

Just do more repetitions, researchers say

5/12/2012
Shape Up, Safely, for Summer

Be realistic and don't overdo it, experts say

5/10/2012
Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study

Results suggest preventive efforts focusing on lifestyle choices are well aimed

5/10/2012
Strides Made in Diagnosing, Treating Lupus

New therapies are being developed for people with the autoimmune illness, experts say

5/10/2012
Pot Belly Boosts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Carrying weight in your midsection adds to obesity's dangers

5/9/2012
Evolution May Explain 'Runner's High,' Study Says

Brain reward center boost seems to spur humans, dogs to run long distances

5/9/2012
Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.

The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows

5/8/2012
Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients

Review looked at six decades of studies on cancer, physical activity

5/8/2012
That Long Commute May Be Harming Your Health

Study found that as drives got longer, waistlines expanded and fitness levels dropped

5/7/2012
Lots of TV May Harm Kids' Diet

Children who watch the most television have worst eating habits, study finds

5/4/2012
Health Tip: Make TV Time Exercise Time

Walk around during commercials

5/4/2012
Joggers Live Longer, Study Says

Slow pace best for longevity, researchers report

5/1/2012
Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains

Combination seems to help reduce odds of age-related memory loss, study finds

5/1/2012
Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study

Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

5/1/2012
Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk

New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

5/1/2012
4/30/2012
Exercise Twice a Day Vital for Your Dog's Health, Expert Says

Owners urged to encourage activity suitable for breed, fitness level of their pet

4/30/2012
Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings

Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say