Misc. Health News

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12/20/2010
Give Yourself the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Take steps to protect your health by keeping it simple this season, expert advises

12/17/2010
Sickle Cell May Be Hidden Danger to Young Athletes

Two young football players have died this year from condition known as exertional sickling

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

12/15/2010
Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner

Even small amounts of increased mobility may speed discharge, researchers say

12/14/2010
Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread

150 minutes of exercise a week helped keep off pounds, maintain a smaller waist over 20 years, study says

12/13/2010
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

12/10/2010
'Walkable' Communities More Close-Knit, Study Finds

Residents are also healthier, happier, with a higher quality of life

12/9/2010
Shortened Jump Training Course May Save Women Basketball Players' Knees

After just four weeks, strength and stability had improved, researchers say

12/9/2010
Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds

And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

12/7/2010
Concussion Symptoms Can Differ for Boys and Girls

Study of high school athletes shows males more often confused, while females may appear drowsy

12/6/2010
Kids' Team Sports Often Lacking in Exercise, Study Finds

Soccer, softball and baseball players found to be inactive for about 30 minutes per practice session

12/4/2010
Rugby Headgear Not Enough to Stop Head, Spine Trauma

Research suggests best approach is player education, rule enforcement

12/2/2010
U.S. Government Sets New Health Goals for 2020

These are more modest than previous ones, experts say

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

12/2/2010
New Piece of Alzheimer's Puzzle Identified

Changes in lining of blood vessels appear to contribute to disease, researchers say

12/1/2010
Imaging May Reveal Sports-Related Brain Disorder at Early Stage

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is now diagnosed only at autopsy

11/30/2010
Endurance Runners Lost 50% of Body Fat During 2-Month Race

In addition, muscle volume in legs was reduced by 7%, analysis found

11/29/2010
Regular Walking May Slow Decline of Alzheimer's

Researchers also find that walking 6 miles a week can help prevent onset of disease

11/29/2010
Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk

And threats to heart can be seen in children as young as 9, second study says

11/27/2010
Don't Take a Holiday From Exercise

Incorporate active measures into your daily routines as holidays approach, expert says

11/26/2010
11/24/2010
Tai Chi May Provide Arthritis Relief

Stiffness, fatigue, balance and well-being improved after two months, study finds

11/23/2010
Exercise Combo Best for Type 2 Diabetes

Alternating aerobic exercise and resistance training significantly lowered blood sugar, study finds

11/23/2010
Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

11/16/2010
Winter Skies Still Pose Sun Danger, Experts Warn

Especially at high altitudes, skin protection is needed year-round

11/15/2010
Few Make Lifestyle Changes that Could Keep Their Heart Healthy

Survey found only .01 percent heeded all seven recommendations from heart association

11/11/2010
Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

11/11/2010
Many Kids Skipping Meals, Snacking Instead

U.S. survey finds they typically miss breakfast or dinner but get lunch at school

11/10/2010
Positive Attitude, Planning May Help Women Through Menopause

Women should start preparing for the change when they hit perimenopause, specialist says

11/10/2010
Activity Level Seems to Decline Throughout College Years

Students need to make time for exercise to avoid becoming sedentary, gaining weight, expert says

11/9/2010
Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer

Other studies at cancer meeting look at effect on women of hormone therapy, exercise

11/5/2010
To Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise

Advice represents a sea change in treatment, from 'take it easy' to 'get moving'

11/3/2010
Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma

More education needed, experts say

11/2/2010
Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma

They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

11/2/2010
Online Feedback May Boost Weight-Loss Success

Adding computer-generated messages to program increased effectiveness, researchers found

11/2/2010
Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold

Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

11/1/2010
Concussion Should Sideline Athletes: Neurologists

Medical evaluation needed before athlete gets cleared to play, Academy of Neurology advises

10/31/2010
Athletes Excel in Hot or Cool Temps After Heat Acclimation

Study first to show this type of training boosted performance in cool conditions

10/29/2010
Chronic Constipation Appears to Be Increasing Among Kids

Lack of enough water, fiber and exercise may be partly to blame, researchers suggest

10/28/2010
Artificial Turf Helps Football Players With Agility Drills

But for the collegians studied, the 40-yard dash was just as fast on natural grass

10/27/2010
Parent-Only Programs Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight: Study

Compared with groups including children, adult-only sessions had equal success, researchers found

10/27/2010
Healthy Living Can Prevent Nearly 25% of Colorectal Cancers

Study cites good diet, exercise, moderate drinking among key factors

10/25/2010
Marathons Affect Heart, but Runners Bounce Back

Those less fit at higher risk, researcher says

10/22/2010
1 in 10 Child Athletes Injured, Experts Say

Here's how parents can help curb the trend

10/22/2010
Steroids May Only Offer Short-Term Help for Tennis Elbow

Beyond 12 weeks they appear useless or even harmful, study finds

10/16/2010
Winter Runners Reap Physical, Mental Benefits: Expert

Outdoor run on cold days may even help prevent seasonal affective disorder, specialist says

10/15/2010
Strength Training May Help Kidney Patients Live Longer, Healthier

Over 5 years, those with largest mid-arm muscles 37 percent less likely to die, study found

10/15/2010
Even a Little Weight Loss Helps Lower Blood Pressure in Obese Kids

Hypertension in youth can lead to heart disease later on, study authors note

10/14/2010
Yoga May Combat Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Less pain, fatigue, anxiety reported by study participants after 8 weeks, researchers say

10/13/2010
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds