Misc. Health News

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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

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