Misc. Health News

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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

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/12/2010
High-Impact Sports Might Not Harm Knee Replacements

More active patients had better joint function, study found

3/11/2010
Pre-Season Test Spots Baseball Pitchers at Risk of Injury

Weakness in rotator cuff a warning sign, but exercise regimens can help, experts say

3/8/2010
Health Tip: Shovel Snow Safely

Physician group suggests how

3/4/2010
Shoulder Dislocations a Sports Hazard

Young men most at risk, but elderly women are too, study finds

3/3/2010
You Can't Exercise Away TV's Toll on the Heart

Heavy screen time in youth means trouble by mid-40s, despite activity levels, study finds

3/3/2010
Workplace Wellness Programs Work

Employees who used them lost weight, lowered heart disease risk, study finds

3/3/2010
Fitness May Boost Kids' Grades

Study finds link between physical health and academic test scores

3/1/2010
Routine Heart Tests for Athletes Would Save Lives

The ECGs are also cost-effective, new study shows

2/25/2010
Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women

Rates of the condition are higher in U.S. than Canada, study finds

2/24/2010
Fitness Boosts Brain Power in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

MRI scans show less structural damage in those who exercise

2/23/2010
Exercise Can Quiet Anxiety That Comes With Illness

Symptoms fall 20 percent among people with chronic health woes, study finds

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