Misc. Health News

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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

4/27/2010
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain

People who scored highest in adherence to diet least likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

4/26/2010
Four Unhealthy Behaviors Linked to Premature Death

People who smoke, drink, rarely exercise, and skimp on fruits and veggies die earlier than usual, study finds

4/25/2010
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection

Young women are especially likely to develop skin cancer, experts say

4/23/2010
Martial Arts Training May Save Seniors' Hips

Learning to roll when they fall helps prevent fractures, study finds

4/17/2010
Are Male Marathoners More Competitive Than Women?

Men cite faster times as the goal, while females hope to 'feel good,' study found

4/14/2010
Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult

Grown-ups need to stop restricting kids' activity, researcher says

4/13/2010
U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections

Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

4/12/2010
Health Tip: Create a Cross-Training Routine

Here are suggested components

4/11/2010
Help Your Kids Stay Active

Join in, and make it fun, group urges

4/6/2010
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay

Women who walked for 2 or more hours per week cut risk by 30%, study found

4/5/2010
Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene'

DNA does not make overweight inevitable, new study shows

4/5/2010
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down

May lower baby's risk of obesity later in life, research suggests

4/4/2010
Weight Training-Related Injuries on the Rise

Most injuries occur when using free weights, not machines, study finds

4/2/2010
Only 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Gets Enough Exercise

U.S. guidelines urge 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, experts say

4/1/2010
Turning Your Workday Into Weight Loss

'Healthy office' can help employees shed pounds, boost productivity, experts say

3/30/2010
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts

Cardiac patients walking back to health with shelter dogs

3/30/2010
Health Tip: Drink Enough Water

Before, during and after exercise

3/30/2010
Many With Arthritis Find Simple Solutions for Relief

But they would benefit more if they sought advice from doctors, pharmacists, study says

3/23/2010
Being Active an Hour a Day Puts Brakes on Weight Gain

Walking, biking, dancing can all help normal-weight women as they age, study finds

3/21/2010
Safety Should Be Priority for Those Involved in Kids' Sports

Teamwork between players, parents and coaches can help prevent injuries

3/15/2010
Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems

And this could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, even death, study suggests