Misc. Health News

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Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins

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

Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

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

Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now

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

U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Might Avert 885,000 Cases

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

Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest

10-year study found distance running safe for most participants

Covering Gym Fees Might Be Money Saver for Medicare

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

Mouse Study Give Clues to Why Exercise Is Healthy

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

Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack

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

Exercise May Help Those at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's: Study

Sedentary people with gene variation had more brain changes

Safety Tips for Cold-Weather Exercise

Expert describes how to protect yourself, even in subzero temperatures

Family Tips for Getting Fit

Look for ways to stay active together, experts say

'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study

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

Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions

Expert tips for making fitness a family matter in 2012

Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

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

Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise May Ease Neck Pain

Medication appeared least effective treatment in small study

Persistence Is Key to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

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

Get a Head Start on 2012 Fitness Resolutions

Tips for staying healthy through holiday travel, temptations

Study Shows How Busy Reindeer Keep Their Cool

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

Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays

Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma

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

Teens Become Less Active as They Enter Adulthood

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

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

Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise Injury

Don't forget to warm up and cool down

Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

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

Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'

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

Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

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

Brief, Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar, Small Study Finds

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

NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

Snow Shoveling Really Does Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study

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

'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk

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

Want to Cut Chocolate Cravings? Take a Walk

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

Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning

Can Chewing Gum Boost Exam Scores?

Study also finds that chewing throughout exam could backfire

More Americans Exercise, but Arthritis Can Get in the Way

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

Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study

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

U.S. School Kids Often Miss Out on Recess, Study Finds

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

Circle of Friends Key to Adopting Healthy Habits: Study

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

More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep: Study

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

One-Third of Firefighter Injuries Are Exercise-Induced: Study

Sprains and strains most common injuries on the job

Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

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

Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients

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

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

Former Football Players' Brains May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle

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

New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Specialized Warm-Up May Reduce Girls' Knee Injuries

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

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

Newer Not Necessarily Better for Football Helmet Design

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

Older Americans Encouraged to Get Fit

New 'Go4Life' program targets folks 50 and over

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