Misc. Health News

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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

10/12/2010
Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say

10/11/2010
Insulin Resistance Might Raise Risk of Stroke

Study found non-diabetics with the condition were three times more vulnerable

10/11/2010
Structured Diet, Exercise Plans Seem to Shed Pounds

Two studies found those on regimens lost more weight than those who were not, but critics call results 'best-case scenario'

10/10/2010
October Named International Walk to School Month

Kids urged to get some exercise every day by walking or biking to school

10/8/2010
Women Sweat Less Readily Than Men

Finding may explain why heat waves hit females harder, researchers say

10/7/2010
Urging Exercise at Faith-Based Meetings May Boost Activity

Intervention combining religion and fitness had good results among older black women

10/5/2010
Americans Trailing World in Steps-Per-Day

U.S. adults walk about half the distance of Swiss, Australians, study finds

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