Misc. Health News

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Phys Ed Requirements Disappearing at 4-Year Colleges

Some students avoid alternatives such as fitness centers, researcher says

Active Video Games May Boost Fitness in Younger Students

Study of inner-city school found traditional gym class more effective for older kids

Keeping Cold-Weather Exercise Fresh, Not Frozen

When the going gets cold, the cold get going, experts say

Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Study found higher death risk for those who were overweight, physically inactive

Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

Don't Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

It helps kids' overall development and gives them a chance to decompress

Lifestyle Changes Key to Weight Loss in New Year

Small steps can help people finally achieve that elusive resolution, expert says

Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

Study suggests you'll cut pounds while saving gasoline

Tips on Coping With Grief During Holidays

Some comfort can be found for the recently bereaved, expert says

Health Tip: Avoid Beginners' Workout Injuries

Start slow after checking with your doctor

Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

Intensive Lifestyle Changes Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

Weight loss, exercise brought remission to few and better health to many more

Hair Concerns May Discourage Exercise for Some Black Women

Survey found issues ranged from desire to maintain hairdos to scalp and breakage problems

Winter Weather, Snow Shoveling Pose Heart Risks

Expert gives tips for cold-weather heart health

Study Questions Advice Given to Obese Pregnant Women

Clinicians tell them to put on too many pounds, get too little activity, small study finds

Olympic Medalists May Also Claim 'Survival Advantage'

Both low- and high-impact sports add years to life, studies find

How Well Do You Rise From Sitting on the Floor?

Ability to do this simple task may predict risk of dying, study suggests

U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

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

Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

But discuss with your doctor first

Fractures Take High Toll on High School Athletes

Study found most of these injuries from boys' contact sports, girls' lacrosse

Despite FDA Warning, Sports Supplements Still Available Online: Study

Safety issues remain for 16 cited products, researcher says

Helmets Do Save Lives on the Slopes, Research Shows

Fewer and less severe injuries seen in those wearing head protection, study review finds

Study: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Exercise

But it is poor blood vessel function, not weakened lungs, that causes fatigue, researchers report

To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

Study shows even a virtual one can spur you to exercise longer

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

Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds

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

Too Much or Too Little Activity Can Spur Knee Problems

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

Alzheimer's May Progress Differently in Women, Men

Study found variations in brain matter loss, early mental decline

Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

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

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

Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability

Study found those with more optimistic outlooks had better recoveries

Health Tip: Fuel Your Body for Resistance Training

Eat enough whole grains, experts advise

Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

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

Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure

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

Diabetes Prevention: Start Small, Experts Say

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

Health Tip: Seniors on the Move

Be sure to warm up before walking

Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

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

Exercise a Likely Tool for Parkinson's Patients

Mobility improved with regular activity, study finds

Health Tip: Get Fit This Fall

Don't let that bulky sweater inhibit exercise

Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

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

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

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

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

Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review

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

Health Tip: Exercise Isn't Always Expensive

Here are less costly options

With Diabetes, Boosting Exercise Should Be Done Safely

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

Physical Activity in Old Age May Protect Brain

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

Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

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