Misc. Health News

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4/26/2012
Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

4/24/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Pulled Muscle

Make sure you stretch before exercise

4/23/2012
Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains

Study found women's mental functioning 'significantly' improved after 6 months of classes

4/23/2012
Health Tip: Overcoming Obstacles to Exercise

Make sure your goals are realistic

4/20/2012
Health Tip: Consider Kickboxing

But take steps to protect your joints

4/19/2012
Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer

Large study from Taiwan found inactive people fared worse at all blood-pressure levels

4/19/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report

But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

4/19/2012
Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar

Type 2 illness can't be treated with one-size-fits-all approach, new recommendations advise

4/18/2012
Everyday Activities Might Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Study finds association for more active elderly, even without formal exercise

4/17/2012
Testosterone Supplements Might Help Patients With Heart Failure

Small studies found benefits for patients' fitness, ability to exercise

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

4/16/2012
Health Tip: Seniors, Boost Your Balance

Here are some exercises that can help

4/14/2012
Exercise May Boost Breast Cancer Patients' Quality of Life

Study found physically active women were less likely to be depressed, fatigued during treatment

4/13/2012
Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise

They averaged about 18 minutes a day, far short of the recommended 30 minutes, study finds

4/10/2012
Dieters Share Success Strategies

Eating less fat, exercising more, using prescription meds help most, survey finds

4/8/2012
Experts Offer Advice After Yankee Pitcher's Trampoline Injury

Baseball player Joba Chamberlain one of thousands felled by trampoline mishaps annually

4/6/2012
Resolutions Revisited

Experts offer advice on what to do if you're backsliding on those New Year's vows

4/5/2012
Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors

But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

4/2/2012
Many Preschoolers Not Getting Enough Outdoor Play

Look at outdoor activity as a daily necessity, not a weekend luxury, study says

3/28/2012
Lifestyle Changes Help Type 2 Diabetics Keep Moving

Weight loss and exercise prevent disability, study finds

3/27/2012
Heart Screenings Yield More False-Positives Among Black Athletes

Race-specific screening criteria needed, researchers say

3/27/2012
Health Tip: Get Ready for Your Marathon

Suggestions before and during race day

3/26/2012
Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, Study Suggests

Eight hours or more a day raises risk, even if you exercise, researchers find

3/26/2012
Health Tip: Why You Need Aerobic Exercise

Potential benefits include lower blood pressure and cholesterol

3/23/2012
Obese Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Researchers took weight-based chemotherapy dosage into account

3/19/2012
Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women

Survey results suggest phenomenon is not rare, but causes remain unclear

3/18/2012
Keep Youth Baseball Players Safe on the Field

Avoid overuse-related injuries of the elbows and shoulders, expert says

3/16/2012
Researcher Uses Genomics to Predict His Odds for Disease

It's another example of the future of 'personalized medicine,' scientists say

3/15/2012
Electronic Diary Helped Obese Adults Stick to Weight-Loss Plan

But the results didn't last after 2 years, study finds

3/15/2012
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise

Extra-wide, two-mile trail in Tennessee draws joggers, bike riders

3/15/2012
Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study

But vigorous workouts don't seem to affect fertility in heavy women, researchers say

3/14/2012
Doctors Likely to Preach What They Practice

Those with healthy behaviors more inclined to recommend patients make lifestyle changes: study

3/13/2012
Cooler Hands Might Boost Your Workout, Study Suggests

Chilling device held in the palms helped obese women last longer, stick with exercise

3/12/2012
Exercise Might Boost Kids' Academic Ability

Pretest 'warm-ups' boosted test scores in study of Italian schoolchildren

3/12/2012
3/11/2012
Spring Ahead Without Losing Too Much Sleep

Advice from an expert on making the switch to daylight saving time

3/9/2012
Survey Shows People Have Little Time for Healthy Habits

Heart association finds Americans struggle to eat right, exercise and brush their teeth regularly

3/7/2012
Health Tip: Skip TV and Get Active

Here are healthier suggestions

3/5/2012
Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

3/5/2012
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says

Symptoms may affect school and quality of life

3/3/2012
Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise

Low temperatures, physical exertion increase the body's need for oxygen, study shows

3/1/2012
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

2/25/2012
Size, Experience Matter on Rugby Field, Study Finds

Players' height, weight and playing time in finals add up to World Cup victories, researchers say

2/24/2012
Desk Jockeys Urged to Take Small Steps to Get Exercise

Expert offers tips for those whose jobs require sitting all day

2/24/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too

Strength training could offer many benefits

2/23/2012
Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

A look at potential benefits

2/22/2012
New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

2/22/2012
Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds

Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended, but check with your doctor first

2/21/2012
Health Tip: Set Exercise Goals

Here are suggestions for what to do

2/20/2012
Female Cancer Survivors Report Worse Health Habits: Survey

They were more likely to smoke, less likely to exercise vigorously than other women