Misc. Health News

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1/12/2008
Helmets Save Lives in Winter Sports

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

1/11/2008
Strength Training Eases Chronic Neck Pain

Danish study of women showed effect lasted long after program ended

1/9/2008
Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes

Finding may fuel debate about screening for cardiovascular problems

1/9/2008
Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart

The combination could add years to your life, Danish researchers find

1/8/2008
Diabetes Drug May Cut Med-Related Weight Gain

Metformin plus lifestyle intervention counteracts pounds added by antipsychotics

1/8/2008
School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain

Those who self-reported low esteem most likely to add pounds over 2-year span, study finds

1/8/2008
Small Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Longevity

Not smoking, exercising, moderate drinking, eating veggies could add 14 years, study says

1/5/2008
Fitness Begins at Home

Tips on getting healthy without heading to the gym

1/3/2008
Exercise Eases Some Menopause Symptoms

It lowers stress and depression, even though it doesn't impact on hot flashes, study finds

12/31/2007
Make That New Year's Fitness Resolution Stick

Find an exercise that you love and seek out support from friends, experts advise

12/31/2007
Seasonal Safety Tips for Older Adults

Some seniors have a hard time coping with winter's chill, experts warn

12/30/2007
Gain a Foothold on Winter Walking Safety

Tread carefully in slush and ice, and use caution when exiting transportation

12/29/2007
Put Safety First During Winter Fun

Serious injuries can happen to kids if precautions are skipped, experts say

12/28/2007
Childhood Diabetes Boosts Risk for Kidney Problems

Lifestyle changes are key to avoiding complications, doctors say

12/26/2007
Study Spotlights 'Exercise-Friendly' Day-Care Centers

Outdoor spaces and lots of portable toys get kids moving, researchers say

12/25/2007
Playing Catch in Winter Could Save Kids' Pitching Arms

Early practice for youngsters can reduce risk of shoulder injury, physician to pros says

12/25/2007
Post-Holiday Letdown Can Be Avoided

Healthy diet, exercise are real blues-beaters, experts say

12/24/2007
Realistic Expectations Help Ward Off Holiday Depression

Enjoying what the season brings means taking things as they come, expert says

12/24/2007
Scientists Marvel at Santa's Stamina

As another Christmas Day approaches, they speculate how he jolly well does it

12/24/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Shin Splints

Don't change exercise routine too abruptly

12/19/2007
Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain

Even moderate exercise helps ward off dementia, study shows

12/18/2007
12/17/2007
Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Just a 30-minute walk most days reduces threat, even without diet changes, study finds

12/17/2007
Health Tip: Make Exercise Fun

Ways to get young children interested

12/14/2007
Workplace Flexibility Can Boost Healthy Behaviors

Giving workers some leeway promotes positive lifestyle changes, study finds

12/12/2007
Computerized Reminder Calls Get Couch Potatoes Moving

Study finds automated calls a low-cost way to motivate sedentary people to work out

12/11/2007
Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

12/11/2007
High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

12/11/2007
Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure

Study finds total levels of activity more important than intensity

12/10/2007
12/7/2007
Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk

More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

12/4/2007
Fitness, Not Fatness, Predicts a Longer Life

People in good shape tend to outlive folks who aren't, study finds

11/30/2007
Health Tip: The Road to a Healthy Heart

Some easy ways to keep fit

11/30/2007
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

The national partnership wants to create a healthier America

11/26/2007
Exercise May Help Female Astronauts Stay Strong

NASA study shows that short, intense bouts help maintain strength

11/25/2007
Back Pain Prevention Should Start With a Plan

Traveling or just under stress, holiday period is perfect time to lighten your load

11/21/2007
Aging Isn't About Slowing Down, Experts Say

A new program counters idea that seniors are by nature sedentary

11/20/2007
Health Tip: Buying Athletic Shoes

Make sure they're comfortable

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/15/2007
Health Tip: Exercise Helps Your Heart

Some easy ways to keep moving

11/14/2007
A Full and Long Life, Despite Diabetes

It's all about attitude, say seniors first diagnosed in childhood

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/7/2007
Regular Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

It stimulates tissue repair better than drugs, study finds

11/7/2007
Health Tip: People With Cancer Can Exercise

But check with a doctor first

11/6/2007
Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients

They performed no better with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, researchers say

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/2/2007
Diet, Lifestyle Changes Cut Some Infertility Risk

Food, exercise choices may lower risk by almost 80% for those with ovulatory disorders, study suggests

10/31/2007
Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Report says exercise and diet can lower chances of malignancies

10/31/2007
Health Tip: Stick to Your Exercise Program

Make it part of your routine