Misc. Health News

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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

3/4/2011
Parks Add Options for Kids' Exercise, Study Finds

Certain features of outdoor spaces help cut sedentary indoor time, Australian researchers say

3/3/2011
Kidney Transplant Patients Urged to Keep Fit to Survive

Low levels of physical activity linked to raised risk of early death, researchers warn

2/25/2011
Endurance Exercise Thwarts Premature Aging in Mice

Researchers liken aggressive workouts to 'fountain of youth'

2/25/2011
Family Dog Might Make Teens More Active

Study finds slight rise in daily exercise, although exact reasons aren't clear

2/23/2011
Spinal Fusion Surgery May Leave Some Back Pain Patients Worse Off: Study

Those who got operation were less likely to return to work than those treated in other ways

2/21/2011
Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly

Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

2/19/2011
Views on Pitchers' Elbow Surgery Called 'Disturbing'

Survey finds effect of pitch counts underestimated, benefits overestimated

2/18/2011
Separate Bikes-Only Lanes in Cities Cut Injury Rate: Study

Cycle tracks separated from traffic would also encourage more biking, experts say

2/18/2011
Study Says 2 Therapies Help Fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cognitive behavior counseling and exercise program enhanced standard treatment, according to British researchers

2/17/2011
Pre-Run Stretching Doesn't Prevent Injuries, Study Finds

But switching your routine could get you hurt, expert says

2/17/2011
Knee Replacements Still Work 20 Years Later

Study showed most recipients remained active and pain-free

2/16/2011
Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC

Exercise can help ward off heart disease, cancer, diabetes, agency notes

2/15/2011
Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes

Study finds overuse injuries are common in running-related sports

2/15/2011
Pedal Your Way to Better Health, at Work

Study tests portable device that desk-bound workers could use

2/13/2011
Quick, Simple Test Can Detect Concussion in Athletes

Screening superior to other sideline tests in spotting early signs of brain trauma, researchers say

2/12/2011
Get Into Shape Before Spring Activities, Doctor Advises

A checkup, improved strength, flexibility can help prevent injuries when starting a new sport

2/11/2011
Helmet Use Encouraged for Downhill Skiers, Snowboarders

Head protection gains attention following high-profile deaths on the slopes

2/11/2011
Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

But outbreaks of herpes, ringworm and MRSA are preventable, dermatologist says

2/11/2011
Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study

Chronic sedentary behavior 'is compromising children's ability and achievement,' research suggests

2/11/2011
Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device

2/10/2011
Obesity Tied to Education, Income, but Not Suburbia: Study

Findings dispute belief that city living is advantageous weight-wise

2/6/2011
Frequent Pitching Could Harm Kids' Shoulders, Elbows

They should pitch no more than 100 innings per calendar year, and some less, experts say

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

2/4/2011
Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

2/3/2011
How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses

For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

2/3/2011
Narrowed Leg Arteries Disable Women Faster Than Men: Study

Women were 2.3 times less likely to be able to walk a continuous quarter mile after 4 years

2/2/2011
Winning Wrestlers Get Bigger Testosterone Boost After Match

Hormone also rose in those who lost, but not nearly as much, researchers find

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/29/2011
Multiple Concussions Raise Teen Athletes' Health Risks

Two or more head injuries can lead to problems with memory, sleep and headaches, study finds

1/28/2011
Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Swedish study finds active group had much less pain and discomfort, compared to control group

1/25/2011
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

1/24/2011
Yoga's Spiritual Balance May Boost Health

Science is starting to reveal proven benefits for a range of maladies

1/23/2011
For Safe Sledding, Follow These Tips

Helmets can help prevent serious head injuries, experts say

1/22/2011
Prepare for Concussion Risk in Winter Sports: CDC

Wear protective equipment, get medical help right away for head injury, agency advises

1/18/2011
More Evidence That TV, Computer Time Could Harm Heart

After treadmill test, cardiac recovery worse in those with more 'screen time,' study finds

1/15/2011
Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay

1/14/2011
Health Tip: Get Fit For Golf

Here are suggested exercises