Misc. Health News

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10/4/2010
Interactive Video Games Linked to Injuries

However, expert says it's not a major problem

10/4/2010
Companies Can Motivate Families to Live Healthier

Study found cash incentive drove lifestyle changes for IBM employees

10/1/2010
Doctors' Health, Well-Being Affect Patient Counseling

Those who live healthy lifestyle more likely to offer beneficial advice, study finds

9/28/2010
Adding Recess to the Workday Gains Backers

Programs to get adults up and moving may have business as well as personal rewards

9/28/2010
How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lose Weight, Keep It Off: Study

Intensive lifestyle change program yielded better results than support group

9/28/2010
Poor Health Habits Linked to Subpar Work Performance

Employees who smoke, don't exercise or eat right take more time off, are less productive, study finds

9/28/2010
Team Sports Pep Up Middle-School Kids

Those who participate say they feel better mentally and physically, researchers find

9/27/2010
Physical Abilities May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer

Patients who struggle with daily activities more likely to die from other causes, study finds

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

9/23/2010
Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness

Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

9/22/2010
Dancing in Heels Puts Toes Under Extreme Pressure: Study

Findings may spur improved designs of high-heeled dance shoes, scientists suggest

9/21/2010
Counseling May Not Help Heart Failure Patients Comply With Rx

Many too overwhelmed to follow doctor's orders, experts say

9/20/2010
Manual Labor, Bike or Foot Commute Helps The Heart

Study confirms that physical activity, however you get it, may cut risk of heart failure

9/18/2010
Most Americans Don't Get Daily Exercise

Only 5% reported vigorous physical activity within preceding 24-hour period, researchers found

9/14/2010
Tendon Injuries May Be Linked to Estrogen Levels in Female Athletes

Further research needed to test theory that naturally higher amounts increase risk, scientists say

9/13/2010
Two New Programs Aim to Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity

U.S. National Institutes of Health investing $72 million in effort to curb growing problem

9/10/2010
Can Basic Physical Tests Help Predict Death Risk?

Poorer results on balance, mobility and strength tests linked to higher mortality rate, study contends

9/10/2010
Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts

Medical experts disagree on how extensively young athletes' hearts should be tested

9/8/2010
Working Overtime Adds to Heart Risk for Out-of-Shape Men

But being physically fit seems to protect those who work longer hours, researchers say

9/6/2010
College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands

Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

9/5/2010
Winter Sports Tourists at Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Too little conditioning, cold and high altitude all contribute to hazard, researchers say

9/4/2010
No Surprise: Walking, Cycling Linked to Healthier Weights

Researcher admits finding seems obvious, but says scientific proof still important to encourage activity

9/4/2010
Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

8/31/2010
Active Lifestyle May Help Counter Obesity Genes

Those with inherited susceptibility to overweight urged to get moving, researchers say

8/31/2010
In Triathletes, Heart Adapts for Efficiency, Scans Show

Combining endurance and resistance training best for optimal cardiac health, study suggests

8/30/2010
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

8/27/2010
Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

Being on the alert for symptoms can be key to preventing brain damage

8/26/2010
Record Heat Requires Exercise Precautions

Expert offers tips for safe workouts on scorching days

8/25/2010
Short-Term Overeating Could Make Long-Term Weight Loss Tougher

Swedish study suggests pounds put on during high-cal, low-exercise periods stick around

8/20/2010
In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

Regardless of actual risk, the anxiety made them more likely to tumble, study shows

8/18/2010
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia

Participants reported less pain, a happier mood and overall better quality of life

8/18/2010
Bad Habits Tied to Recurrent Headaches in Teens

Study suggests quitting smoking, exercising, losing weight can cut their frequency

8/15/2010
Proper Training for Marathon Run Takes Time, Experts Say

Advice includes building up mileage slowly and avoiding overtraining

8/8/2010
Fractures a Costly Cause of High School Sports Injury

95% require expensive diagnostic imaging, study finds

8/7/2010
Early Steps Can Protect Your Knees, Prevent Later Problems

Lifestyle changes can help stave off arthritis, surgery, doctor says

8/6/2010
Surgeons' Group Weighs In on Football Injury Prevention

As season approaches, safety measures can help ward off hazardous concussions, experts say

8/5/2010
'Body Checking' Not to Blame for Most Ice Hockey Injuries: Study

The majority of youth players are not hurt intentionally, researchers say

8/3/2010
Dorm With Cafeteria May Boost College Weight Gain

Walking farther for meals seems to keep freshmen slimmer, study finds

8/3/2010
Weight Gain Eroding Americans' Quality of Life

'Healthy days per year' lost due to overweight has doubled since 1993, study shows

8/2/2010
Low Carb-, Low-Fat Diets Tied for Long-Term Weight Loss

2-year trial finds no difference in pounds lost, but cutting carbs may be best for heart health

8/2/2010
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

What to do to protect yourself

7/31/2010
Athletes Need to Protect Against Heat Stroke: Expert

Taking simple steps during summer sports can prevent potentially fatal illness, athletic trainer says

7/30/2010
Doing Prescribed Exercises May Help Relieve Arthritis Pain

Adhering to recommended routine reduced aches, boosted strength, researchers found

7/23/2010
As Weight Goes Up, So Do Heart Risks

Across-the-board improvements may await those who trim down

7/22/2010
The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study

Effect was seen even when researchers factored out obesity, exercise

7/20/2010
'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice for Seniors

For those who start and stick with physical activity, benefits abound, experts say

7/17/2010
Simple Tool May Predict Athlete's Risk for Ligament Injury

In-office test for ACL tear as accurate as more expensive methods, researchers say

7/12/2010
Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

7/12/2010
Exercise, Vitamin D Seem to Cut Alzheimer's Risk: Researchers

Both appear to reduce cognitive decline, two long-term studies contend

7/7/2010
Best Option for Rotator Cuff Tear May Vary by Patient

Benefits found for different treatment methods, with and without surgery, researchers say