Misc. Health News

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

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

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

11/30/2009
Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis

Like a pothole that worsens over time, so do knees' internal injuries, study finds

11/30/2009
Health Tip: Opt for Weight-Bearing Exercises

They can help build bone health

11/23/2009
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women

Older males saw their odds drop by 63 percent with moderate-to-high intensity workouts

11/18/2009
Lifelong Exercise Keeps Seniors Young at Heart

Separate study finds stem cell therapy improves exercise capacity in patients with enlarged hearts

11/16/2009
Active Video Games Count as Exercise

Wii programs can provide moderate-intensity workouts, Nintendo study finds

11/16/2009
Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts

Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

11/14/2009
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones

Sampling of senior athletes finds better density with some sports

11/13/2009
Kids Kept Indoors Due to Poor Clothing Choices

Children without proper attire can prevent their class from playing outdoors, study finds

11/12/2009
Boys' Team Sports May Encourage Bad Behavior

Male high school athletes more likely to drink and fight than females, study finds

11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/6/2009
Simple Steps Get Walkers Moving

Improved pedestrian routes and formation of walking groups pay off, study finds

11/5/2009
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss

Home environment plays role in effort to drop pounds, experts say

10/29/2009
Kidney Damage Another Consequence of Anabolic Steroids

Long-term use can lead to severe kidney scarring, new research shows

10/29/2009
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors

Two hours per week can improve osteoarthritis symptoms in older patients, study finds

10/29/2009
Diet, Exercise Thwart Diabetes: Study

Lifestyle changes really do work to prevent type 2, experts say

10/28/2009
Health Tip: Exercise During Pregnancy

A list of typical benefits

10/28/2009
Even Light Smoking Affects Young Adults' Arteries

Damage makes it harder to run and climb steps, researcher says

10/26/2009
Fitness Fades Fast After 45

But healthy habits can stave off the inevitable declines, research finds

10/26/2009
Big, Beefy Football Players May Face Heart Problems Later

Physical activity may not protect heart from complications of extra weight, study finds

10/25/2009
Brisk Walk Can Help Leave Common Cold Behind

A stuffy head is no reason to avoid mild exercise, expert says

10/23/2009
Anesthesia, Exertional Heat Deaths May Be Linked

Malignant hyperthermia occurs with extreme exercise, not just surgery, researchers find

10/23/2009
Diabetes Drug May Boost Weight Loss in Obese Patients

Combo of diet, exercise and injections helped non-diabetics shed pounds, study finds

10/14/2009
Supervised Exercise May Relieve Fatigue During Chemotherapy

Mixed-intensity program improved vitality and well-being in study patients

10/12/2009
Health Tip: Why Don't You Exercise?

Solutions to common excuses

10/9/2009
Stretching Test May Reveal Arterial Stiffness

Flexibility exercises belong in cardiovascular workout, experts say

10/8/2009
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients

Study finds physical activity pays off

10/8/2009
Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms

Lactation depletes calcium stores, but working out can minimize risks, research shows

10/7/2009
Nutrition Still Not 'A' Grade in U.S. Schools: Studies

Guidelines are helping, but more is needed to stem teen obesity, researchers say

10/6/2009
Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life

People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

10/6/2009
Program Helps Kids Switch Over to Healthy Behaviors

Triple intervention enforces message at home, school and in the community, researchers say

10/6/2009
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor

Physical activity later in life didn't seem to matter, study finds

9/30/2009
Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes

Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

9/30/2009
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work

Investing in employee health cuts medical costs and ups productivity, heart experts say

9/29/2009
Daily Exercise? Who Knew!

Most Americans aren't aware of national recommendations, study finds

9/25/2009
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study

Report adds to debate over the value of exercise as a protector for men

9/22/2009
Small Steps May Speed Recovery in ICU Patients

Mild exercise beats bed rest, preliminary study finds

9/21/2009
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal

Low-impact aerobics safe, beneficial throughout pregnancy, study suggests

9/19/2009
School Sports May Spell Trouble for Ankles

Because children's bones are still developing, injuries require special care, doctors say

9/16/2009
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old

Regular workouts extend life and reduce risk of physical disability, researchers find

9/16/2009
Shockwave Treatment May Not Be Best for Shoulder Pain

Comparison study finds supervised exercise has better results

9/14/2009
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure

Inhaling microscopic particles could raise risk of heart disease, study finds

9/9/2009
Testing Young Athletes for Heart Defects May Save Lives

To prevent sudden cardiac death, researchers recommend electrocardiograms

9/4/2009
Exercise May Help Maintain Weight Loss

If they continue working out, dieters can keep off pounds, study finds

9/4/2009
Thin Thighs Might Be Harbinger of Heart Disease

Increased risk seen in Danish study, but authors say more research is needed

9/3/2009
High School Sports Put Players at Risk for Severe Injuries

More needs to be done to protect young knees, ankles and shoulders, researcher says

8/31/2009
8/31/2009
Drinkers May Exercise More Than Teetotalers

Activity levels rise along with alcohol use, survey shows