Misc. Health News

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Winter Sports Tourists at Higher Risk of Heart Attack

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

No Surprise: Walking, Cycling Linked to Healthier Weights

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

Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

Active Lifestyle May Help Counter Obesity Genes

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

In Triathletes, Heart Adapts for Efficiency, Scans Show

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

Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

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

Record Heat Requires Exercise Precautions

Expert offers tips for safe workouts on scorching days

Short-Term Overeating Could Make Long-Term Weight Loss Tougher

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

In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

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

Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia

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

Bad Habits Tied to Recurrent Headaches in Teens

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

Proper Training for Marathon Run Takes Time, Experts Say

Advice includes building up mileage slowly and avoiding overtraining

Fractures a Costly Cause of High School Sports Injury

95% require expensive diagnostic imaging, study finds

Early Steps Can Protect Your Knees, Prevent Later Problems

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

Surgeons' Group Weighs In on Football Injury Prevention

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

'Body Checking' Not to Blame for Most Ice Hockey Injuries: Study

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

Dorm With Cafeteria May Boost College Weight Gain

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

Weight Gain Eroding Americans' Quality of Life

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

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

Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

What to do to protect yourself

Athletes Need to Protect Against Heat Stroke: Expert

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

Doing Prescribed Exercises May Help Relieve Arthritis Pain

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

As Weight Goes Up, So Do Heart Risks

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

The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study

Effect was seen even when researchers factored out obesity, exercise

'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice for Seniors

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

Simple Tool May Predict Athlete's Risk for Ligament Injury

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

Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

Exercise, Vitamin D Seem to Cut Alzheimer's Risk: Researchers

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

Best Option for Rotator Cuff Tear May Vary by Patient

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

How to Ride Out Dangerous Heat Waves

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

City Cycling Seems to Have More Upsides Than Down

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

Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years

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

Health Tip: Help Keep Baby Moving

Suggestions to encourage activity

Taking Public Transit Might Help You Stay Slim

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

Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program Promising: Study

Model works as well as individual counseling, researchers say

A Little Biking May Help Premenopausal Women Stay Slim

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

Exercise OK for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Review

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

Kids With Coordination Disorder More Likely to Be Overweight

Condition may interfere with physical activity, researchers say

Exercise May Combat Alcohol Cravings, Animal Study Suggests

Hamster research indicates workouts stimulate same brain reward pathways as booze

Inexperienced Female Athletes Risk Serious Health Problems

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

Most Heart Patients Skimp on Exercise After Rehab

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

Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer

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

Lifestyle Changes Are No Guarantee Against Alzheimer's

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

Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV

And physically active kids watch less television, researchers report

Least Healthy More Apt to Think Genes Explain Disease Risk

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

Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old

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

After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again

Experimental program is found to improve functioning by a third

Help for Women Runners With Knee Pain

Hip-strengthening exercises may relieve discomfort, study finds

Wii Games Can Get Seniors Moving

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