Misc. Health News

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2/22/2010
Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'

It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

2/21/2010
Realistic Physical Goals Can Make You a Winner

Activity plan based on enjoyment and fitness level works best, expert says

2/20/2010
As Temperature Plummets, It's Still Safe to Exercise

Just dress appropriately and avoid extreme conditions, expert says

2/19/2010
Teens Might Exercise More If They Think It's Fun

Promoting joy of physical activity beats teaching health benefits, study finds

2/18/2010
Long-Distance Runners May Have Endurance in Their Genes

'Some of us are truly born to run,' researcher says

2/17/2010
Rising Use of Medical Technologies Extending Americans' Lives

Annual report on nation's health finds flaws, though, in weight, exercise and insurance

2/17/2010
County-By-County Report Sizes Up Americans' Health

Rural areas tend to fare worse than urban locales, comprehensive survey finds

2/16/2010
Most Americans Think It's Others Who Are Unhealthy

Survey found most people thought they were fine, while their docs disagreed

2/13/2010
Train Like an Olympian: Here's How

Follow these tips to improve on your personal best

2/12/2010
Mexican-Americans Most Active in U.S.

Monitors show they get more exercise than whites or blacks

2/12/2010
Pro Athletes' Brains React at Olympic Speed

They're quicker than amateurs at predicting moves, taking action, study finds

2/11/2010
Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries

Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

2/8/2010
Health Tip: Spot Unsafe Playgrounds

Equipment that could be dangerous

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

2/7/2010
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All

Head injuries reduced without harm to neck, researchers find

2/5/2010
Kids Born Early in Year More Likely to Be Athletes?

Size advantage in school translates to success on playing field, author says

2/4/2010
'Gene Doping' May Be Next Wave of Sports Tampering

Genetic manipulation may soon become a hard-to-detect way for athletes to cheat, researchers say

2/3/2010
Wii Popularity Leads to New Kind of Gaming Injury

Instead of hand pain, some injure their feet on Wii boards, report notes

2/3/2010
Biking to School Boosts Kids' Fitness

Foot- or pedal-power brings results, study finds

2/2/2010
Health Tip: Benefitting From Cross-Training Exercises

They help vary your routine and benefit more of your muscles

1/30/2010
For the Knee, Shoes and Playing Surface Matter

Study finds that cleats and natural grass make the safest combination

1/26/2010
In Injury-Prone Soccer, Headers Aren't the Problem

Colliding with other body parts, and the ground, cause more injuries, experts say

1/25/2010
More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging

Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

1/22/2010
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging

Experts find physical and mental benefits as people grow old

1/21/2010
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has High Cholesterol

Obese, overweight at greatest risk for heart disease as adults, CDC report notes

1/15/2010
Girls' Soccer Injuries Plummet After Exercise Program

Specially designed training sessions bring less trauma to knees, researchers say

1/12/2010
Faster Heart Rate May Raise Risk of Heart Attack Death

But for women, exercise cuts that risk significantly, study finds

1/11/2010
Exercise May Stave Off Mental Decline

Regular workouts protected cognitive function of older adults in two studies

1/11/2010
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life

Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

1/8/2010
For Fitness, Cutting Calories May Not Be Enough

Study found better health outcomes in those who worked out while dieting

1/6/2010
Cellular Tweak Helps Mice Burn More Fat

Targeting key mechanism could lead to new treatments for obesity, findings suggest

1/4/2010
For Better Health in New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day

Thirty minutes is all it takes, says exercise expert

12/31/2009
Add Some Woof! to Your Workout

Dogs are joining humans at fitness 'boot camps'

12/30/2009
Heel Pain Usually Relieved With Stretching Regimen

Left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to other problems, doctor says

12/30/2009
For Kids, All Activity May Not Be Equal

Learning movement skills is key but often overlooked in zest for sports, experts say

12/30/2009
If Ski Injury Occurs, Plans for Fun Go Downhill Fast

The slopes are no place to get careless about safety, doctor warns

12/30/2009
Heart Attacks More Common in Winter

Exercise caution when shoveling, working out to avoid cardiac emergency

12/29/2009
Winter Exercise Can Lift Your Spirits

Creativity will help you stick to your workout routine, even in foul weather

12/28/2009
Top Reasons Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions Don't Stick

Study points to self-consciousness as biggest factor standing in people's way

12/18/2009
Kids in Home-Based Day Care Lack Exercise

Most providers meet nutrition but not physical activity needs, study finds

12/14/2009
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer

Exercise benefited men whose disease had been treated, hadn't spread, study finds

12/8/2009
Coffee, Exercise Fight Prostate Cancer

Studies show improved survival among men who partake regularly

12/8/2009
U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop

Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

12/4/2009
Teens Lose More Weight Using Healthy Strategies

Increasing exercise, water and fruit consumption leads to success, study finds

12/2/2009
Oversized College Football Players May Face Heart Risks

Linemen especially likely to have metabolic syndrome, study finds

12/1/2009
Weak Muscles May Cause 'Runner's Knee'

Hamstrings, quadriceps and fallen arches take the blame in new study

12/1/2009
Exercise May Lead to a Smarter, More Successful You

Stronger cardiovascular system tied to academic achievement, study finds

11/30/2009
Rx for Office Pains: Strength Exercises

Neck, shoulder discomfort eased, function improved after 10-week program, researchers say

11/30/2009
Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging

In study, athletes had 'younger' immune cells than sedentary, healthy adults