Misc. Health News

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12/20/2011
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

12/20/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise Injury

Don't forget to warm up and cool down

12/19/2011
Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

12/19/2011
Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'

These are gifts that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/15/2011
Brief, Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar, Small Study Finds

May help type 2 diabetics use glucose more efficiently many hours after activity, researchers say

12/15/2011
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

12/15/2011
Snow Shoveling Really Does Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study

Seven percent of heart patients at Canadian hospital said symptoms started while clearing snow

12/13/2011
'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk

Timing of daily physical activity was also linked to odds for mental decline, study found

12/13/2011
Want to Cut Chocolate Cravings? Take a Walk

Workplace snackers who took treadmill breaks ate less than those who rested, study found

12/12/2011
Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning

12/10/2011
Can Chewing Gum Boost Exam Scores?

Study also finds that chewing throughout exam could backfire

12/8/2011
More Americans Exercise, but Arthritis Can Get in the Way

Significant numbers with the joint disease shy away from physical activity, CDC finds

12/7/2011
Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study

But this doesn't mean endurance sports are bad for you, researcher says

12/5/2011
U.S. School Kids Often Miss Out on Recess, Study Finds

Researchers urge mandated physical education, recess to give kids time for physical activity

12/1/2011
Circle of Friends Key to Adopting Healthy Habits: Study

When people of similar age, sex, size buddied up online, they made gains, researchers say

12/1/2011
More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep: Study

Those getting 150 minutes' activity a week were less likely to report daytime fatigue

11/26/2011
One-Third of Firefighter Injuries Are Exercise-Induced: Study

Sprains and strains most common injuries on the job

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/14/2011
Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients

The trial was small, however, and the researchers were hoping for better results

11/14/2011
Too Few Doctors Screen Young Athletes for Hidden Heart Trouble

Study of Washington state physicians, high school officials shows not enough are asking the right questions

11/11/2011
Former Football Players' Brains May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle

Better diet, more exercise might delay cognitive decline linked to head trauma, study says

11/8/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11/7/2011
Specialized Warm-Up May Reduce Girls' Knee Injuries

Teams that practiced 'neuromuscular' training had lower injury rate, study finds

11/7/2011
Runners Can Relax About Holiday Feasting: Study

Choosing meat over fruit tends to boost waist size, but risk may be lower for high-mileage runners

11/4/2011
Newer Not Necessarily Better for Football Helmet Design

Comparison of old 'leatherhead' and modern polycarbonate helmets shows updates still needed

11/2/2011
Older Americans Encouraged to Get Fit

New 'Go4Life' program targets folks 50 and over

11/2/2011
Overweight Teens Don't Seem to Grasp Weight Loss Rules

Researchers find girls still drink sodas while exercising, and boys don't exercise at all

11/1/2011
Exercise Might Help Thwart 'Obesity Gene'

Researchers find genetic risk lower in those who stay physically active

10/31/2011
Yoga Gets Women With Back Pain Moving: Study

But the British research did not show any more easing of discomfort with the technique

10/31/2011
Health Tip: Get Into the Habit of Exercising

Suggestions to make it part of your day

10/30/2011
Glaucoma Experts Eye Benefits of Exercise

Moderate activity may reduce an important risk factor, study finds

10/26/2011
Health Tip: Exercise for Stronger Knees

Here are potential benefits

10/24/2011
Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-Care for Back Pain: Study

Weekly sessions led to less discomfort, medication

10/23/2011
Nutrition, Hydration Tips Can Give Marathon Runners a Leg Up

Expert offers guidelines on what to eat and drink while preparing and competing

10/21/2011
Hockey Fistfights Rarely Cause Injuries, Study Claims

Punches thrown on solid ground pack more power, researchers say

10/21/2011
Health Tip: Take Care to Prevent Stress Fractures

Exercise carefully and don't ignore an injury

10/19/2011
Sperm Moves Best for Moderate Exercisers: Study

Lighter or strenuous physical activity associated with less sperm motility

10/13/2011
Neighborhoods With Busy Intersections Discourage Children's Play

Study shows that kids who live in high traffic areas less active than those who live on quiet streets

10/12/2011
Regular Exercise Seems to Guard Against Migraine

Study showed it worked as well as medication in preventing attacks

10/11/2011
Health Tip: When Exercise Causes Hives

Here are possible symptoms

10/10/2011
Exercise Linked to Reduced Worker Productivity

Highly stressed workers tend to exercise more, work less, study shows

10/7/2011
Bicycle May Speed Up Parkinson's Diagnosis

Ability to ride a bike may help doctors distinguish between motor disorders, study says

10/6/2011
More Kids Treated for Concussions in ERs: CDC

Increased awareness of traumatic brain injury may be driving this trend, researchers say

10/6/2011
Health Tip: Taking Exercise to the Extreme

Signs that you may be a compulsive exerciser

10/5/2011
3 Hours of Exercise Weekly Can Cut Men's Heart Risks

Study found lowered risk related to higher levels of 'good' cholesterol

10/4/2011
Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

Regular physical activity offers survivors a slew of physiological and psychological benefits, experts say

9/30/2011
Obesity More Likely in 'Night-Owl' Kids

Study shows youngsters who stay up late are more sedentary than early-to-bed types

9/26/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer

Program that trains heart to return to normal beat rate after exercise is underutilized, experts say

9/22/2011
Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say

Adult interference may deprive children of needed challenges, not to mention fun