Misc. Health News

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4/16/2008
Exercise Could Cut Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

It may produce chemicals that protect the brain, study suggests

4/14/2008
Girls Participating in Sports in Record Numbers

But exercise outside organized teams has drops as adolescence approaches, study finds

4/10/2008
Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait

Harness offers partial support as patients re-learn to walk

4/10/2008
Whisk Those Blues Away

Study finds 20 minutes of activity a week, including housework, is good for mental health

4/9/2008
Aerobic Exercise Keeps You Young

British study found it shaved 10 to 12 years off biological age

4/8/2008
A Month of Exercise Helps Ease Heart Failure

Moderate regimen saw heart output, breathing improve, researchers say

4/8/2008
Exercise During Pregnancy Has Baby Benefits, Too

Even fetus shows lower heart rate when moms-to-be work out regularly

4/7/2008
School Environment Can Curb Kids' Weight Gain

Philadelphia-based nutrition program reduced overweight by 50%, study concludes

4/7/2008
Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms

Carrying 26 pounds for just 10 minutes can lead to fatigue, loss of motor skills

4/7/2008
TV in the Bedroom Is Not a Teen's Best Friend

Personal sets interfere with family time, grades and nutrition, study finds

4/4/2008
Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly

9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

4/4/2008
4/3/2008
Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure

Some antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature rise

4/1/2008
Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight

Many have high percentages of body fat, leaving them prone to heart disease, diabetes

3/29/2008
You May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention

Up to half of cancer deaths could be avoided with lifestyle changes, experts say

3/27/2008
Most Older Americans Living Longer and Better

But problems persist, such as disparities among races, report finds

3/26/2008
Abdominal Fat Boosts Dementia Risk

Potbellies in midlife may flood brain with toxic substances, researcher says

3/26/2008
Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men

Key difference appears to be how their bodies react to protein, study says.

3/25/2008
Neighborhood Influences Exercise Levels

Even more than income, where people live determines who goes out to play, study finds

3/24/2008
3/21/2008
Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow

But it's not too late to protect yourself and your family, experts say

3/21/2008
3/18/2008
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag

Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

3/18/2008
Fewer Steps Per Day Send Disease Markers Up

Insulin levels hike very fast when daily physical activity declines, Danish study found.

3/18/2008
Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes

Monitoring white matter levels may assist early identification of walking problems

3/13/2008
Minimal Exercise Benefits Overweight Postmenopausal Women

Just 10-30 minutes a day showed significant improvement in social functioning

3/11/2008
Health Tip: Try Cross Training

Vary your exercise routine

3/10/2008
New Guidelines Urged for Young Athletes' Neck Injuries

Helmets, pads should be left on, then removed as a unit once patient is stabilized

3/10/2008
First-Time Shoulder Dislocations Helped by Surgery

Arthroscopy kept function at 93% of pre-injury levels among young and active, study finds

3/8/2008
Yoga Eases Menopause Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Improvement after breathing, stretching program still evident 3 months later, study finds

3/2/2008
Surviving Daylight Saving Switch

Night owls especially need to readjust to cope with loss of hour's sleep on March 9

2/22/2008
Aquatic Exercises May Ease Fibromyalgia

Exercise in heated pool brought relief from chronic pain, study found

2/21/2008
Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk

Findings show just 30 minutes of activity helped men, women regardless of family history

2/21/2008
Cutting Back on Salt Cuts Down on Sodas With Kids

British researchers suggest reductions could lower chances of heart disease, diabetes

2/18/2008
Portable Computer Devices Can Aid Exercise Programs

PDAs beeped reminders to participants, and they worked out longer, study shows

2/13/2008
Health Tip: Let Shin Splints Heal

Rest is the best medicine

2/12/2008
Muscle Fatigue Drug May Fight Heart Failure

It seems to plug calcium leaks that cause tiring in muscles, study says

2/9/2008
Americans Abandoning National Parks

Researchers find 25% decrease in usage of parks and forests, point to sedentary society

2/8/2008
Staying Dry at Beach May Spare Your Stomach

Longer exposure to water, wet sand boosts gastrointestinal illness risk, study says

2/4/2008
New Guideline Urges Screening for Fall Risk

Those with poor balance, dementia, vision loss most in peril, group says

2/3/2008
Toll-Free Hotline to Help Seniors Avoid Falls

National outreach to stress importance of physical activities to improve balance

2/1/2008
1/28/2008
Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Active people biologically younger than couch potato set, British study suggests

1/28/2008
Health Tip: Exercise for Teens

You don't have to hit the gym

1/24/2008
Putting on Pedometer Helps Walkers Shed Pounds

The device helps them set, meet goals, study suggests

1/23/2008
A Little Regular Exercise Extends Men's Lives

Brisk 30-minute walk a few days a week cut death risk in half, study found

1/22/2008
Another Study Links Western Diet to Heart, Health Risks

But it also found that diet soda doesn't protect against metabolic syndrome

1/22/2008
Gastric Lap-Band Surgery Can Send Diabetes Into Remission

It helps patients shed more pounds than dieting and exercise do, study shows

1/21/2008
Exercise Program Eases Arthritis

Even 6 months later, improvements in pain and fatigue still evident, study finds

1/12/2008
Helmets Save Lives in Winter Sports

Snow activities boost head injury risk, but experts say precautions can keep you safe