Misc. Health News

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5/14/2009
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients

Interrupting sedation for daily physiotherapy led to better post-discharge function, study finds

5/12/2009
Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer

Diet, exercise may improve endurance in older, overweight cancer survivors, study shows

5/8/2009
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea

Workout regimen for the upper airway may improve sleep disorder symptoms, study finds

5/4/2009
5/1/2009
FDA Recalls Dietary Supplements Tied to 1 Death, Liver Damage

Hydroxycut products are sold as fat-burners, energy boosters, agency says

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/28/2009
Health Tip: Too Much Exercise Isn't Good Either

Signs that you may be overdoing it

4/28/2009
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk

As population ages, even small changes affect incidence, study finds

4/23/2009
A Pre-Workout Meal to Help You Burn Fat

Stay away from white bread, other 'high-glycemic' carbs, researchers say

4/22/2009
Health Tip: Keeping Workouts Fun

Suggestions to avoid boredom

4/20/2009
Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races

Researchers find white and black women share certain risks; other factors more distinctive

4/17/2009
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby

Researchers saw improved fetal development when moms-to-be worked out

4/17/2009
The Pill May Limit Muscle Gains in Women

But experts say results from the small study are no reason to stop birth control

4/12/2009
A Winning Strategy to Beat Spring Sporting Injuries

Podiatrists suggest proper shoes, warm-up routine can prevent most common foot and ankle problems

4/10/2009
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health

Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

4/8/2009
Health Tip: Aerobic Exercise

It gets your heart pumping and can help you lose weight

4/7/2009
Exercise Might Benefit Some With Heart Failure

Improvement was modest, but activity is safe and should be urged, expert says

4/7/2009
Health Tip: Sticking With Exercise

Suggestions to keep up your routine

4/6/2009
Yale Plans Closer Look at Exercise and Cancer

Studies will chart recovery of active women with breast or ovarian disease

4/6/2009
Health Tip: Jump Rope for Fitness

A fun way to stay active

4/3/2009
Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips

What you do and drink before bedtime can have an effect

4/3/2009
Muscle Mass Won't Grow in Women Over 80

But weight training can boost strength in other ways, researchers say

4/3/2009
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth

Experts even suggest delaying brushing after consumption

3/30/2009
School PE Programs Don't Lower Child Obesity

But they do boost fitness and are still valuable, study finds

3/26/2009
3/24/2009
Many Americans Fear Being Diagnosed With Diabetes

But most do little to reduce risks of getting blood sugar disease, survey finds

3/24/2009
Health Tip: Try Kickboxing

But begin gradually

3/23/2009
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

3/17/2009
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise

Study computes a pace brisk enough to meet activity guidelines

3/16/2009
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack

But inactivity makes benefit vanish quickly, researchers say

3/16/2009
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma

More consistent medication use, fewer ER visits result, studies find

3/13/2009
Mental Exhaustion Impedes Physical Performance

Researchers say finding could serve as model for diagnosing chronic fatigue

3/12/2009
Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More

Experts urge urban planners to heed study's finding and help fight obesity

3/12/2009
Health Tip: Exercise for Bone Health

It will help keep bones strong

3/12/2009
European Researchers Call for New Doping Standards

Ethnic differences affect results with existing test, study finds

3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/6/2009
Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer

Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say

3/5/2009
Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting

Many patients not getting services they need to prevent another attack, researchers say

3/5/2009
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image

Study finds they think they're better able to play sports, be accepted by peers

3/2/2009
Swimming Lessons Don't Increase Drowning Risk, Study Says

But experts warn parents that instruction alone is no guarantee

3/2/2009
Health Tip: Protect Your Muscles

Conditions that raise your risk for strain and injury

2/21/2009
Walking Program May Relieve Peripheral Artery Pain

Distance improved and pain fell for participants, study finds

2/20/2009
Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids

2/18/2009
Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

2/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Young Athletes

Risk is similar to that of being killed by lightning, study finds

2/13/2009
Winter's Cold, Summer's Heat Take a Toll

Activity level drops among women at certain times of year, study finds

2/13/2009
Exercise Boosts Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women

Study finds even without weight loss, general health, functioning improve

2/10/2009
Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation

2/7/2009
Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy

Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say

2/6/2009
For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise