Misc. Health News

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1/13/2012
Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins

Tips include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, elevating legs when resting

1/13/2012
Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

1/13/2012
Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now

Shifting from long-term to short-term gains will resonate better, experts say

1/12/2012
U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Might Avert 885,000 Cases

Study also projects $30 billion in savings over 25 years from such outreach

1/11/2012
Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest

10-year study found distance running safe for most participants

1/11/2012
Covering Gym Fees Might Be Money Saver for Medicare

Medicare Advantage plans that do so lure healthier members, study suggests

1/11/2012
Mouse Study Give Clues to Why Exercise Is Healthy

Naturally occurring muscle protein has 'clear therapeutic potential,' researcher says

1/11/2012
Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack

But getting active during work and leisure hours can lower the odds, study finds

1/9/2012
Exercise May Help Those at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's: Study

Sedentary people with gene variation had more brain changes

1/7/2012
Safety Tips for Cold-Weather Exercise

Expert describes how to protect yourself, even in subzero temperatures

1/4/2012
Family Tips for Getting Fit

Look for ways to stay active together, experts say

1/4/2012
'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study

Review of daycares suggests many preschoolers play less now, but safety experts support newer equipment

1/3/2012
Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions

Expert tips for making fitness a family matter in 2012

1/3/2012
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

Research review found that the most physically active students did the best in the classroom

1/3/2012
Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise May Ease Neck Pain

Medication appeared least effective treatment in small study

1/1/2012
Persistence Is Key to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Mastering any new skill, including eating right and exercising, takes practice, expert says

12/29/2011
12/27/2011
Get a Head Start on 2012 Fitness Resolutions

Tips for staying healthy through holiday travel, temptations

12/24/2011
Study Shows How Busy Reindeer Keep Their Cool

Research involved monitoring the animals' brains while they trotted on treadmills

12/23/2011
Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays

Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

12/23/2011
Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma

Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

12/22/2011
Teens Become Less Active as They Enter Adulthood

Young men starting college have the most significant drop in physical activity, study shows

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