Misc. Health News

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7/11/2011
Older Adults Have to Exercise More to Maintain Muscle Size, Study Finds

But resistance training once a week kept up strength, researchers found

7/10/2011
Alcohol, Water Sports Can Be Deadly Mix

Experts urge swimmers, boaters, surfers not to drink during water activities

7/8/2011
California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness

Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

7/8/2011
Losing Weight, Keeping It Off Can Be Two Different Worlds

Researchers find distinct strategies work for each but not both

7/8/2011
Men Who Smoke at Lower Risk of Joint Replacement: Study

Extra pounds, vigorous exercise linked to severe knee, hip problems, research also indicates

7/7/2011
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year

7/7/2011
Teen Athletes Should Get Concussion Test Score Before Play

Results from assessment tool, head injury history helpful to have on record, research suggests

7/5/2011
Healthy Lifestyle May Ward Off Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Exercise, staying slim and eating right were associated with a 92 percent decrease in risk

7/5/2011
Too Much Sitting May Double Women's Risk of Blood Clots

Researchers report link between life-threatening pulmonary embolism and inactive lifestyle

7/5/2011
Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says

Both relaxation and structural massage worked in the short term, researchers report

7/3/2011
How to Stay Hydrated in Hot Weather

Figuring out your personal 'sweat rate' is the secret to avoiding dehydration, expert says

6/30/2011
Health Tip: Warm Up Before Exercise

Stretching key to avoiding injury

6/28/2011
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Saves Money: Study

Preventive drug therapy saved money too, but wasn't as effective as lifestyle changes

6/27/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates

Study authors recommend drinking less, exercising more and losing weight

6/27/2011
After Diabetes Diagnosis, Concentrate on Dietary Changes, Study Says

Exercise made little difference in first year of treatment, researchers found

6/24/2011
Athletes May Benefit From Shorter, Less Intense Warm-Ups

Strenuous exercise before race may diminish performance, researchers say

6/23/2011
Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report

Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

6/22/2011
Chips, Fries, Soda Most to Blame for Long-Term Weight Gain

Study finds more exercise, less fast food could help curb obesity epidemic

6/21/2011
Experts Issue Guidelines on Safe Weight Loss for Athletes

Taking drastic measures to shed pounds to perform better harms health, they add

6/16/2011
High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC

Only one in 10 kids meets federal goals for fitness, study reveals

6/16/2011
New U.S. Health Initiative Highlights Disease Prevention

Multi-agency effort will focus on encouraging exercise, healthy eating

6/13/2011
Hey, Batter: Your Sleep Habit May Affect Your Swing

Study finds night owls hit better than morning larks in night games

6/12/2011
Validity of Baseline Concussion Tests Questioned

'False-negative' results could endanger injured players, researcher says

6/9/2011
Walking the Dog Benefits You, Too

Daily outings help control your blood pressure and weight, experts say

6/9/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Runner's Knee

Help protect this sensitive joint

6/8/2011
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'

Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

6/8/2011
Impaired Heart Function Seen in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

Scans showed poor blood flow during exercise compared with other study participants

6/8/2011
Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body

Long-term aerobic activity helps preserve white matter needed for key brain functions, study finds

6/6/2011
Exercise Helps Men Battling Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Low fitness level linked to higher risk of death among males with both conditions, study finds

6/3/2011
Having More Toys May Boost Exercise Levels in Kids

Playtime physical activity rises along with number of playthings to choose from, study finds

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

6/3/2011
Fit Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Exercise: Study

Healthy med students tend to say exercise counseling will play role in their future practice

6/3/2011
Hula-Hoop Might Help Shed Unwanted Pounds

'Hooping' is the equivalent of walking about 4 miles per hour, researchers report

6/3/2011
Used Football Faceshields May Break on Impact

College football programs have no universal policy for routine replacement, research shows

6/1/2011
Experts Recommend Cardiac Screening for College Athletes

1 in 4 tested had heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening, study finds

5/31/2011
5/28/2011
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Make sure 'Watching TV' isn't their most memorable activity

5/27/2011
On-the-Job Activity Boosts Americans' Exercise Levels

Certain groups more likely to meet fitness guidelines when work-related exercise is considered

5/26/2011
Sedentary Jobs Helping to Drive Obesity Epidemic

Study found increase in desk jobs means Americans burning almost 150 calories less a day

5/26/2011
Speed, Size Predict Teen Football Players' Rankings

On average, highly recruited high schoolers' 40-yard sprint time was 0.08 seconds faster

5/25/2011
Stroke Patients May Regain Function Just as Easily at Home

High-tech 'locomotor' training no better for walking improvement, study finds

5/24/2011
Twin Cities Take Top Ranking for Healthy Living

Fitness index finds residents are exercising more, smoking less than those in other U.S. cities

5/24/2011
A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man: Study

Museums, art galleries, ballet may enhance men's well-being even more than women's

5/21/2011
Football Players Urged to Beat the Heat

Get acclimated, avoid heat illness by training outdoors over summer, expert says

5/21/2011
Keeping Cool in the Heat

Experts caution that everyone should take steps to prevent heat-related problems

5/19/2011
Swimmer's Ear Costs Up to $500 Million a Year in U.S.

Take steps to prevent this common water-related infection, CDC advises

5/16/2011
Cardiac Rehab Can Boost Survival After Angioplasty, Study Finds

But not enough patients take advantage of these programs, experts say

5/13/2011
Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

5/12/2011
Health Tip: Avoid Overtraining

Signs that you may have overdone it

5/9/2011
Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk