Misc. Health News

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10/17/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer

Regular exercise had most significant benefit in study

10/16/2012
Cholesterol Levels Dropping in U.S. Adults, Mostly From Statin Use

CDC study suggests fewer trans fats in diet may have also played a role

10/15/2012
Study Shows Bicycle Helmets Save Lives

For cyclists killed in crashes, head injury much more likely among non-helmet wearers

10/15/2012
Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise

Review of data finds too much chair time doubles odds for diabetes, heart disease and death

10/15/2012
Health Tip: Beat Boredom

Keep exercise fresh and fun

10/12/2012
'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

10/12/2012
Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis

Relying on athletes' reported symptoms could miss serious head injuries, study suggests

10/12/2012
Health Tip: Exercising in Cold Weather

Prevent loss of too much body heat

10/11/2012
Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

Benefits of lifestyle changes go beyond weight loss for diabetes patients, researcher says

10/11/2012
As Armstrong Case Unfolds, Experts Describe Doping's Harms

Heart disease, liver disease and behavior problems are among possible health consequences

10/11/2012
Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly

Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

10/10/2012
U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger

Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

10/9/2012
Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study

Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

10/7/2012
Even a Little Exercise Boosts Self-Esteem in Overweight Teens

Study found mental health benefits from a couple hours of light-to-moderate activity each week

10/5/2012
Clenched Hand May Prevent 'Choking' Under Pressure

For right-handed athletes, squeezing left hand might cause automatic motor skills to kick in, study says

10/3/2012
Sitting for Hours Daily Might Boost Your Kidney Disease Risk: Study

Exercise reduced effect in men, but not women

10/3/2012
Exercise Improves Effects of Stroke: Study

The most significant gains involved attention, concentration, planning and organizing

10/2/2012
Diabetes Patients Should Have More Voice in Treatment: Experts

New guidelines say individual, doctor and evidence must all contribute to decisions

10/1/2012
Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out

Get your muscles ready for exercise

9/28/2012
Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/25/2012
Working Out Cuts Women's Appetite, Study Finds

Regardless of weight, participants didn't consume more to 'make up' for calories burned

9/25/2012
Health Tip: Exercise to Combat Stress

It will help you feel better

9/24/2012
Active Video Games Have Exercise-Like Effects in Kids: Study

Players' heart rates rose and they used more energy than with sedentary games

9/24/2012
Doctors to Parents: No Trampolines

Pediatricians reaffirm warnings, cite severe injuries to kids

9/22/2012
Positive Outlook Boosts Likelihood of Healthier Lifestyle

Better diet, fitness reported among those who feel in control of their destiny

9/19/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study

But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

9/18/2012
Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids' Diabetes Risk: Study

Just 20 minutes a day improved insulin resistance of overweight children

9/18/2012
Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests

Moderate physical activity can help people manage daily stressors, researchers say

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/13/2012
Knee, Hip Replacements Don't Help People Lose Weight: Study

Evidence is inconclusive and may even point to weight gain, researchers say

9/13/2012
Could Facebook Be Making You Fat?

Time spent on social networking sites was time taken away from physical activity, study found

9/13/2012
Health Tip: Use a Stability Ball

It can help improve core muscles

9/10/2012
Exercise Does Boost Teens' Health, Study Finds

Benefits include reductions in waist size, blood pressure, body mass

9/10/2012
Health Tip: Straining a Hamstring

Here are some risk factors

9/9/2012
Water or Sports Drink?

Plain old H2O is usually the better choice, expert says

9/8/2012
Experts Offer Tips to Help Keep Fall Sports Injury Free

Football, soccer, volleyball players urged to take proper safety measures

9/2/2012
Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study

Daily activities by themselves are not enough, researcher says

9/1/2012
Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds

Signs of heart stress in 50-somethings resolved within a week, tests showed

8/31/2012
Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

8/31/2012
Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study

Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say

8/30/2012
8/29/2012
Less Is More With Exercise, Study Says

60-minute workout no better for weight loss than half-hour regimen

8/28/2012
4 Eating Habits May Help Older Women Maintain Weight Loss

In 4-year study, those who kept pounds off decreased 3 food groups and increased fruits, vegetables

8/27/2012
Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

8/27/2012
8/24/2012
Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

8/24/2012
Health Tip: Work Out in Water

It's low impact, and can help you lose weight

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work