Misc. Health News

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7/18/2012
Inactivity May Kill as Many Worldwide as Smoking: Report

Lack of exercise linked to cancer, diabetes and heart disease, which cause about 10% of deaths worldwide

7/16/2012
Preschool TV Habits Linked to 4th-Grade Waist Size, Fitness

Youngsters who watched more TV had bigger bellies, lower muscular fitness levels, study finds

7/16/2012
Playing Several Sports Keeps Kids Slimmer: Study

Walking or biking to school can help, too

7/16/2012
Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show

Weight training, walking helped older adults' memory, according to new studies at Alzheimer's meet

7/12/2012
Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds

Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

7/10/2012
Kids' Track Injuries Surge in US

As participation grows, accident rate poses a hurdle

7/10/2012
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

7/9/2012
Health Tip: Help Kids Have an Active Summer

Put away the video games and go outside

7/5/2012
Parents Key to Whether Kids Get Enough Exercise, Studies Find

When grownups aren't around, children spend less time being active

7/3/2012
Exercise Might Keep Menopausal Hot Flashes at Bay

Fewer benefits seen in women who were overweight, less fit or had more intense symptoms

7/3/2012
Massage Right After Muscle Injury May Boost Healing

With quick therapy, there is a 20% to 40% chance of recovery, animal study suggests

7/1/2012
Maintain Heart Health During Summer

Hydration, proper clothing important, expert cautions

7/1/2012
Use Caution When Exercising in Hot Weather

Stay hydrated and gradually adapt your body to high temperatures, expert says

6/27/2012
College Athlete Deaths in Workouts Spur New Guidelines

Many players may need more time to acclimatize, athletic trainer's group says

6/27/2012
FDA Approves First New Weight-Loss Drug in More Than a Decade

Belviq targeted for adults with health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes

6/27/2012
Exercise Program Boosts Health After Lung Transplant: Study

Training regimen linked to improved strength, mobility and heart health a year after surgery

6/25/2012
Screen All Adults for Obesity: U.S. Panel

New guidelines focus on lifestyle counseling, not medication

6/25/2012
Even Moderate Exercise Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers found up to 30 percent reduction, as long as women didn't gain weight

6/23/2012
Young Men Taking HIV Meds May Be at Risk for Bone Loss

Exercising, quitting smoking and taking vitamin D can help, researchers say

6/22/2012
Exercise Won't Affect Breast Milk, Baby's Growth: Study

But evidence is sparse and more study is needed, researchers say

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/21/2012
Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes

Young women in competitive sports at risk for problems with diet, menstruation, bone loss

6/21/2012
Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Exercise

And burn calories more efficiently

6/20/2012
6/19/2012
Health of Americans a Mixed Bag: CDC Report

More are exercising and not smoking, but obesity, diabetes rates still increasing

6/14/2012
Liposuction Might Have 'Boomerang' Effect

But exercise kept post-surgical increase in fat around organs at bay, study found

6/14/2012
Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study

Pedestrians' speed slows with age, making it hard to cross roads safely, study says

6/12/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Overtraining

Take a day off each week

6/11/2012
Could Slow Walking Foreshadow Early Dementia?

Small study suggests an association, but more research needed

6/11/2012
Treating Prediabetes Might Prevent Full-Blown Disease

Either by lifestyle changes or meds, returning blood sugar to normal has lasting effects, study found

6/8/2012
Docs Aren't Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study

Obese teens often get the diet-and-exercise speech from physicians, but many overweight children don't

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

6/6/2012
Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study

Reducing inflammation may make a difference, researchers say

6/5/2012
Disney to Curtail Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Change will affect the media giant's child-focused TV channels, radio stations and websites

6/5/2012
Health Tip: Work Out in Water

And help ease pressure on muscles and joints

6/4/2012
Health Tip: Exercise Can Help Manage Menopause

And help prevent heart problems or osteoporosis

6/1/2012
Too Much Screen Time May Harm Kids' Fitness

Children less connected to wired world seem to be in better shape, study finds

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

6/1/2012
Healthy Diet, Exercise Extend Life for Women in Their 70s: Study

Participants who were tops in both categories had 8 times the odds of survival

5/31/2012
Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found

5/29/2012
'Nordic Walking' a Winner for Heart Failure Patients, Study Says

This four-limbed form of exercise appears safe for cardiac rehab

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/28/2012
Key to More Active, Slimmer Kids: Friends

Small study found they adjust physical activity based on their social network

5/27/2012
Physical Education Is Good for Kids' Grades, Study Finds

More intense PE curriculum paid off academically in Swedish trial

5/26/2012
Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit

Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/25/2012
Health Tip: Walk at Work

And ask a colleague to join you

5/22/2012
Health Tip: Take a Walk!

But make sure you don't overdo it

5/21/2012
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

5/21/2012
Vigorous Exercise Might Keep Psoriasis at Bay

But only intense activities seemed to lower risk in large study of women