Misc. Health News

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2/15/2011
Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes

Study finds overuse injuries are common in running-related sports

2/15/2011
Pedal Your Way to Better Health, at Work

Study tests portable device that desk-bound workers could use

2/13/2011
Quick, Simple Test Can Detect Concussion in Athletes

Screening superior to other sideline tests in spotting early signs of brain trauma, researchers say

2/12/2011
Get Into Shape Before Spring Activities, Doctor Advises

A checkup, improved strength, flexibility can help prevent injuries when starting a new sport

2/11/2011
Helmet Use Encouraged for Downhill Skiers, Snowboarders

Head protection gains attention following high-profile deaths on the slopes

2/11/2011
Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

But outbreaks of herpes, ringworm and MRSA are preventable, dermatologist says

2/11/2011
Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study

Chronic sedentary behavior 'is compromising children's ability and achievement,' research suggests

2/11/2011
Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device

2/10/2011
Obesity Tied to Education, Income, but Not Suburbia: Study

Findings dispute belief that city living is advantageous weight-wise

2/6/2011
Frequent Pitching Could Harm Kids' Shoulders, Elbows

They should pitch no more than 100 innings per calendar year, and some less, experts say

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

2/4/2011
Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

2/3/2011
How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses

For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

2/3/2011
Narrowed Leg Arteries Disable Women Faster Than Men: Study

Women were 2.3 times less likely to be able to walk a continuous quarter mile after 4 years

2/2/2011
Winning Wrestlers Get Bigger Testosterone Boost After Match

Hormone also rose in those who lost, but not nearly as much, researchers find

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/29/2011
Multiple Concussions Raise Teen Athletes' Health Risks

Two or more head injuries can lead to problems with memory, sleep and headaches, study finds

1/28/2011
Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Swedish study finds active group had much less pain and discomfort, compared to control group

1/25/2011
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

1/24/2011
Yoga's Spiritual Balance May Boost Health

Science is starting to reveal proven benefits for a range of maladies

1/23/2011
For Safe Sledding, Follow These Tips

Helmets can help prevent serious head injuries, experts say

1/22/2011
Prepare for Concussion Risk in Winter Sports: CDC

Wear protective equipment, get medical help right away for head injury, agency advises

1/18/2011
More Evidence That TV, Computer Time Could Harm Heart

After treadmill test, cardiac recovery worse in those with more 'screen time,' study finds

1/15/2011
Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay

1/14/2011
Health Tip: Get Fit For Golf

Here are suggested exercises

1/13/2011
Falls as Serious for Elderly as Stroke, Heart Attack: Experts

New guidelines say exercise, intervention essential to help those at risk maintain balance, strength

1/12/2011
Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart

Even a little more activity spread through the average workday boosts health, study suggests

1/8/2011
Sailing Injuries Common, Survey Finds

Most of those hurt fell, got hit by boom or tangled up in line

1/7/2011
Bike-Riding Ability May Distinguish 'Atypical' Parkinson's

For accurate diagnosis, doctors should ask about bicycling, researchers say

1/5/2011
Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death

Study found three hours or more of vigorous activity a week upped patients' long-term survival

1/4/2011
Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them

Experts say speed can indicate a person's state of health

12/29/2010
Stretching Before Warm-Up Swings May Harm Golf Game

Study links it to a 60 percent drop in accuracy, possibly due to slacker tendons

12/21/2010
Weight Loss During Marathon Linked to Quicker Finish Time

Runners who shed more pounds along the way completed race faster, study finds

12/20/2010
Give Yourself the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Take steps to protect your health by keeping it simple this season, expert advises

12/17/2010
Sickle Cell May Be Hidden Danger to Young Athletes

Two young football players have died this year from condition known as exertional sickling

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

12/15/2010
Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner

Even small amounts of increased mobility may speed discharge, researchers say

12/14/2010
Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread

150 minutes of exercise a week helped keep off pounds, maintain a smaller waist over 20 years, study says

12/13/2010
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

12/10/2010
'Walkable' Communities More Close-Knit, Study Finds

Residents are also healthier, happier, with a higher quality of life

12/9/2010
Shortened Jump Training Course May Save Women Basketball Players' Knees

After just four weeks, strength and stability had improved, researchers say

12/9/2010
Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds

And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

12/7/2010
Concussion Symptoms Can Differ for Boys and Girls

Study of high school athletes shows males more often confused, while females may appear drowsy

12/6/2010
Kids' Team Sports Often Lacking in Exercise, Study Finds

Soccer, softball and baseball players found to be inactive for about 30 minutes per practice session

12/4/2010
Rugby Headgear Not Enough to Stop Head, Spine Trauma

Research suggests best approach is player education, rule enforcement

12/2/2010
U.S. Government Sets New Health Goals for 2020

These are more modest than previous ones, experts say

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

12/2/2010
New Piece of Alzheimer's Puzzle Identified

Changes in lining of blood vessels appear to contribute to disease, researchers say

12/1/2010
Imaging May Reveal Sports-Related Brain Disorder at Early Stage

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is now diagnosed only at autopsy

11/30/2010
Endurance Runners Lost 50% of Body Fat During 2-Month Race

In addition, muscle volume in legs was reduced by 7%, analysis found