Misc. Health News

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6/8/2011
Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body

Long-term aerobic activity helps preserve white matter needed for key brain functions, study finds

6/6/2011
Exercise Helps Men Battling Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Low fitness level linked to higher risk of death among males with both conditions, study finds

6/3/2011
Having More Toys May Boost Exercise Levels in Kids

Playtime physical activity rises along with number of playthings to choose from, study finds

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

6/3/2011
Fit Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Exercise: Study

Healthy med students tend to say exercise counseling will play role in their future practice

6/3/2011
Hula-Hoop Might Help Shed Unwanted Pounds

'Hooping' is the equivalent of walking about 4 miles per hour, researchers report

6/3/2011
Used Football Faceshields May Break on Impact

College football programs have no universal policy for routine replacement, research shows

6/1/2011
Experts Recommend Cardiac Screening for College Athletes

1 in 4 tested had heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening, study finds

5/31/2011
5/28/2011
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Make sure 'Watching TV' isn't their most memorable activity

5/27/2011
On-the-Job Activity Boosts Americans' Exercise Levels

Certain groups more likely to meet fitness guidelines when work-related exercise is considered

5/26/2011
Sedentary Jobs Helping to Drive Obesity Epidemic

Study found increase in desk jobs means Americans burning almost 150 calories less a day

5/26/2011
Speed, Size Predict Teen Football Players' Rankings

On average, highly recruited high schoolers' 40-yard sprint time was 0.08 seconds faster

5/25/2011
Stroke Patients May Regain Function Just as Easily at Home

High-tech 'locomotor' training no better for walking improvement, study finds

5/24/2011
Twin Cities Take Top Ranking for Healthy Living

Fitness index finds residents are exercising more, smoking less than those in other U.S. cities

5/24/2011
A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man: Study

Museums, art galleries, ballet may enhance men's well-being even more than women's

5/21/2011
Football Players Urged to Beat the Heat

Get acclimated, avoid heat illness by training outdoors over summer, expert says

5/21/2011
Keeping Cool in the Heat

Experts caution that everyone should take steps to prevent heat-related problems

5/19/2011
Swimmer's Ear Costs Up to $500 Million a Year in U.S.

Take steps to prevent this common water-related infection, CDC advises

5/16/2011
Cardiac Rehab Can Boost Survival After Angioplasty, Study Finds

But not enough patients take advantage of these programs, experts say

5/13/2011
Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

5/12/2011
Health Tip: Avoid Overtraining

Signs that you may have overdone it

5/9/2011
Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk

5/6/2011
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

5/6/2011
Americans Walking, Biking a Bit More, Research Shows

Yet participation in both healthy activities is still too low, experts say

5/5/2011
Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds

50% of victims survived, compared with 36% in other indoor public places

5/5/2011
Screening Teens' Hearts Could Be Lifesaving

Researcher calls ECG test a 'no-brainer' for athletes but sees benefits for all

5/5/2011
Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study

Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

5/4/2011
To Feel Better, Exercise Harder: Study

Mood improves more after vigorous exercise, researchers find

5/3/2011
Structured Exercise Programs Help Lower Blood Sugar, Study Finds

People with type 2 diabetes benefited most from supervised activity, analysis finds

5/2/2011
Exercising While Learning Boosts Test Scores, Study Finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more

5/2/2011
Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health

As obesity and other risk factors rise, many believe stroke and heart disease won't affect them

4/26/2011
Vitamin E, Diabetes Drug May Not Ease Obesity-Linked Liver Trouble in Kids

Fatty liver disease affects 1 in 20 U.S. children, and can have serious consequences, study authors say

4/26/2011
Frailty Prevalence May Rise Throughout Adulthood

It's not limited to those older than 65, study finds

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/25/2011
Tai Chi May Help Heart Failure Patients

Ancient Chinese exercise seems to improve quality of life, researchers report

4/22/2011
Nurse Practitioner Counsels Lifestyle Changes as Key to Heart Health

It's all about diet and exercise, not medications, she advises

4/22/2011
4/21/2011
U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

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