Misc. Health News

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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

7/5/2010
How to Ride Out Dangerous Heat Waves

Expert offers tips on using the body's own cooling mechanisms to stay safe during hot weather

7/5/2010
City Cycling Seems to Have More Upsides Than Down

Parking the car, hopping on a bike helps health and environment, study finds

6/30/2010
Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years

But researchers stress it's not clear if activity directly lowers risk

6/30/2010
Health Tip: Help Keep Baby Moving

Suggestions to encourage activity

6/29/2010
Taking Public Transit Might Help You Stay Slim

Leaving car at home, walking to station adds to daily exercise, researchers note

6/29/2010
Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program Promising: Study

Model works as well as individual counseling, researchers say

6/28/2010
A Little Biking May Help Premenopausal Women Stay Slim

If you're already heavy, even five minutes a day brings results, study finds

6/28/2010
Exercise OK for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Review

Moderate-intensity aerobics safe, beneficial in those with stable disease, experts say

6/28/2010
Kids With Coordination Disorder More Likely to Be Overweight

Condition may interfere with physical activity, researchers say

6/22/2010
Exercise May Combat Alcohol Cravings, Animal Study Suggests

Hamster research indicates workouts stimulate same brain reward pathways as booze

6/21/2010
Inexperienced Female Athletes Risk Serious Health Problems

Too much exercise, too little nutrition can lead to osteoporosis, fertility issues, experts warn

6/19/2010
Most Heart Patients Skimp on Exercise After Rehab

A year later, only 37 percent were doing cardio exercises 3 times a week, study finds

6/16/2010
Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer

Does the blood sugar disease help cause malignancy, or just share common risk factors?

6/14/2010
Lifestyle Changes Are No Guarantee Against Alzheimer's

Panel finds inconclusive evidence that diet, exercise, supplements prevent dementia

6/14/2010
Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV

And physically active kids watch less television, researchers report

6/11/2010
Least Healthy More Apt to Think Genes Explain Disease Risk

Survey also found these people were not as interested in information on lifestyle changes

6/10/2010
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old

Two hours of aerobic activity a week lowers the risk, researchers found

6/7/2010
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again

Experimental program is found to improve functioning by a third

6/4/2010
Help for Women Runners With Knee Pain

Hip-strengthening exercises may relieve discomfort, study finds

6/4/2010
Wii Games Can Get Seniors Moving

Activity-oriented video gaming may benefit overweight older folks, researchers say

6/3/2010
Neighborhood Planning Could Help More Kids Avoid Obesity

Safe places to walk, bike and accessible teen-friendly destinations promote healthy weight, study finds

6/3/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From a Sports Injury

Precautions to take before the game

6/3/2010
Breathing Exercises May Boost Athletes' Performance

Inspiratory muscle training pays off in endurance sports, study finds

6/2/2010
Clean House Linked to Better Fitness

People who take care of their home tend to get more exercise, research finds

6/1/2010
Being Young and Sedentary Raises Hypertension Risk Later

20-year study found if young adults were more fit, 34% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented

6/1/2010
Sexual, Urinary Health Boosted in Exercisers, Nonsmokers

Cigarettes, sedentary lifestyle linked to urological problems, studies show

5/28/2010
Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'

Exercise 3 days per week may slow cell aging, research suggests

5/27/2010
Exercise Boosts Health of Cancer Patients

Physical activity during and after treatment resulted in less fatigue, greater well-being, researchers say

5/27/2010
Fit People Release More Fat-Burning Molecules During Exercise

And marathon runners generate far more than those who do moderate exercise, study shows

5/27/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma

It matters when and where you work out

5/26/2010
Osteoarthritis Claims Growing Number of Younger Victims

Intensive sports and exercise at young age may be the cause, experts say

5/23/2010
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women

Performed properly, it helps build strength and flexibility, aids relaxation, experts say

5/20/2010
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health

Study suggests walking may help prevent metabolic syndrome

5/18/2010
Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids

Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

5/18/2010
Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain

Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

5/15/2010
At Any Age, Helmets Make Riding Safer

Cyclists urged to put a lid on brain injuries and deaths

5/11/2010
Rhythmic Gymnastics May Help Girls Build Strong Bones

Long-term benefits unknown, but could reduce future fracture risk, researchers speculate

5/11/2010
With Long-Term Exercise, Being 80 Is Just a Number

Seniors find that strength, flexibility can remain, and heart risks fall

5/11/2010
Strenuous Exercise May Stop Cellular Death

Running a marathon appears to halt the natural death of cells, researchers say

5/10/2010
Health Tip: Sign Up Your Child for a Sport

Here are issues to consider first

5/7/2010
Ankle Braces May Protect Girl Volleyball Players

Device most effective for those who haven't had previous sprain, study says

5/3/2010
Human Growth Hormone Does Boost Athletic Performance

In trial, those who took the banned substance were leaner and ran faster

5/3/2010
Obesity a Bigger Threat to Kids in Southern States

Rate in Mississippi is double that of children in Oregon, CDC study finds

4/30/2010
Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers

Delays in running, catching, throwing lead to sedentary lifestyle, study finds

4/29/2010
Exercise, Weight Control May Keep Fibromyalgia at Bay

Study finds link between excess weight and the pain disorder, especially among inactive women

4/27/2010
Steroids Could Harm Heart's Pumping Ability

Rather than enlarged hearts in weight lifters, study finds problems contracting, relaxing