Misc. Health News

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5/5/2011
Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds

50% of victims survived, compared with 36% in other indoor public places

5/5/2011
Screening Teens' Hearts Could Be Lifesaving

Researcher calls ECG test a 'no-brainer' for athletes but sees benefits for all

5/5/2011
Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study

Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

5/4/2011
To Feel Better, Exercise Harder: Study

Mood improves more after vigorous exercise, researchers find

5/3/2011
Structured Exercise Programs Help Lower Blood Sugar, Study Finds

People with type 2 diabetes benefited most from supervised activity, analysis finds

5/2/2011
Exercising While Learning Boosts Test Scores, Study Finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more

5/2/2011
Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health

As obesity and other risk factors rise, many believe stroke and heart disease won't affect them

4/26/2011
Vitamin E, Diabetes Drug May Not Ease Obesity-Linked Liver Trouble in Kids

Fatty liver disease affects 1 in 20 U.S. children, and can have serious consequences, study authors say

4/26/2011
Frailty Prevalence May Rise Throughout Adulthood

It's not limited to those older than 65, study finds

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/25/2011
Tai Chi May Help Heart Failure Patients

Ancient Chinese exercise seems to improve quality of life, researchers report

4/22/2011
Nurse Practitioner Counsels Lifestyle Changes as Key to Heart Health

It's all about diet and exercise, not medications, she advises

4/22/2011
4/21/2011
U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

4/20/2011
Couch-Potato Kids: It Shows in Their Eyes, Researchers Say

Excess screen time, low physical activity linked to narrow retinal vessels, predicting poor heart health

4/19/2011
For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study

Better diet, exercise and keeping slim fend off heart disease, cancer, research shows

4/19/2011
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

4/18/2011
Lifestyle Changes Can Slash Blood Fat Levels, Experts Say

Improving exercise, eating habits reduces triglycerides, heart association notes

4/18/2011
Wrestlers' Quick Weight Loss May Cause Mental Confusion

Loss of 4% or more of body mass could affect decision-making, researchers say

4/14/2011
Nervous System Imbalance May Cause Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers find high levels of stress hormones, systemic inflammation

4/13/2011
Aerobic Exercise May Curb Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Report

Daily one-hour walks also improved insulin sensitivity in people who are obese, researchers found

4/13/2011
Experts Call for Twist on Football Helmet Design

Aim would be for a redesign to better prevent brain bleeding

4/12/2011
Brisk Walk Can Boost Blood Flow to the Brain: Report

Older women benefited from aerobic activity, 30-50 minutes, 3-4 times per week, small study found

4/11/2011
Progressive Weight Training Can Boost Seniors' Strength

Rising levels of exercise help preserve, improve lean muscle, research shows

4/11/2011
Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit

Study found they consumed more calories, exercised less

4/8/2011
Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat

Lack of leptin contributes to condition, but a synthetic hormone may help, study suggests

4/8/2011
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study

And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

4/5/2011
Sudden Cardiac Death More Common in Young Athletes Than Thought

Findings highlight need for screening those participating in school sports, experts say

4/4/2011
Yoga May Also Calm a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Small study found reduction in episodes of atrial fibrillation, which can raise stroke risk

4/2/2011
Tips for Keeping Young Athletes Safe

Doctor's OK recommended before kids start playing sports, expert says

4/1/2011
Exercise Is Key for People With Arthritis: Expert

Too much sitting around can worsen the condition

3/30/2011
Diet-Exercise Combo Seems to Work Best for Obese Seniors

Doing both helps shed pounds, boosts stamina, but workout alone not enough to lose weight: study

3/30/2011
3/28/2011
Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

3/28/2011
Health Tip: Help Strengthen Your Bones

With weight-bearing exercises

3/27/2011
Hot Days Turn Pitchers Into Hot Heads

Major league pitchers more likely to 'bean' batters in retaliation during sweltering weather, study finds

3/25/2011
Cyclists Urged to Prep Their Bodies for the Long Haul

Mainly carbs and liquids needed for the mind and muscles alike, experts say

3/25/2011
Taking Responsibility for Own Health Often Not Enough

Pennsylvania survey found 93% hold themselves accountable but 33% don't exercise

3/23/2011
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

3/22/2011
Study: Infrequent Sex Can Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Death

Danger greatest shortly after physical activity, but absolute risk small, research finds

3/16/2011
High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds

Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

3/15/2011
Fido May Help Keep You Fit

Dog owners more likely to meet exercise guidelines, study finds

3/14/2011
Betting During March Madness May Make the Games Less Fun

Enjoyment gets lost in the wagering, even for those who pick a winner, researcher says

3/14/2011
Health Tip: Get Some Exercise

And fresh air at the same time

3/8/2011
Southeastern States Mired in the 'Diabetes Belt': CDC Report

Wide swath cutting across U.S. needs better prevention and treatment efforts, study suggests

3/7/2011
Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

Study found energy expenditure equaled that of moderate to vigorous exercise

3/6/2011
Sledding Source of Most Winter Sports Injuries: Report

More than 700,000 injuries linked to the activity in U.S. each year, surgeon says

3/5/2011
Exercise Common Sense During Warm Weather Activities

With summer coming, brush up on safety precautions to prevent heat illness

3/4/2011
Risk of Drug-Resistant Staph Infection in Gym Low: Study

No MRSA found on equipment tested, so extensive cleaning not always necessary