Misc. Health News

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9/25/2008
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat

Study cites benefits for type 2 patients seeking to avoid cardiovascular problems

9/25/2008
Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

Intensive medical treatment can prevent stroke, study says

9/24/2008
Boomers Should Add Muscle Before It's Too Late

Resitance training in 60s, 70s wards off loss that weakens posture, balance, study says

9/24/2008
Health Tip: Exercise for People With Diabetes

Help keep blood glucose under control

9/21/2008
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents

Whether it's raking leaves or climbing ladders for repairs, work safe

9/17/2008
Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Women's Longevity

Good living can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer, study shows

9/16/2008
Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging

Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

9/14/2008
Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

Concussion most common danger, expert says, so head, face gear should take priority

9/8/2008
Vigorous Exercise Aids Those With Obesity-Related Gene

Effect of mutation blunted in people with above-average activity scores, study finds

9/8/2008
Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe

Most hurt by other children wielding club while playing away from course, study says

9/8/2008
More Sweat Equals Lower Risk of Exercise-Induced Asthma

Same mechanism that controls one affects the other, study finds

9/8/2008
Walking Styles a Quick Cue to Gender

Looking at joint movements alone, people could spot males vs. females, study found

9/2/2008
Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says

9/2/2008
Active Video Games Help Kids Exercise

They burn many more calories and have higher heart rates, researchers say

8/28/2008
Treadmill Workouts Help Stroke Survivors

Function improved even after conventional therapy, study found

8/25/2008
Cheerleading Causes Majority of Female Athlete Injuries

Catastrophic damage blamed on gymnastic-type stunts now common in routines, study says

8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/18/2008
Epilepsy Raises Drowning Risk

Seizures could boost the danger in tubs, pools, experts say

8/16/2008
Freshman Weight Gain Has Many Culprits

Fast food access, alcohol and study load contribute to poor dietary choices, expert says

8/15/2008
Can Physical Cues Signal Dementia?

Research suggests that exercise can benefit the brain as well as the body

8/14/2008
Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure...

... But too few doctors recommend it to their patients, study finds

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/13/2008
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players

Common turf applications scored well below par for EPA standards, study finds

8/11/2008
Athletes' Study Shows Pride, Shame Universal Behaviors

Whether sighted or blind, Olympic competitors displayed innate responses to winning, losing

8/11/2008
Stroke Risk Plummets With Healthy Lifestyle

Quitting smoking, eating properly and exercising protects your brain, study finds

8/11/2008
Run for Your Life

Exercisers live longer and with fewer disabilities, study finds

8/6/2008
Light Stretching Improves Range of Joint Motion

And it does so without weakening muscles, study finds

8/6/2008
Exercise Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer

But not all doctors informing patients of this simple preventive approach, study says

8/6/2008
Brain Slow to Judge Fast-Moving Objects Head-On

It builds a statistical model based on what is, in fact, a very unhurried world, study says

8/6/2008
Light Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly

Walking a few blocks or gardening protects against the abnormal heartbeat, study finds

8/4/2008
Researchers Push Aggressive Cholesterol Control in Kids

Rather than drugs, they urge early lifestyle, dietary changes

8/4/2008
Immigrant Children Less Likely to Exercise

Study finds they participate in fewer sports but watch less TV

8/2/2008
Orthopedic Surgeons Weigh in on Pool Safety

Fractures, sprains and strains result from ignoring common-sense precautions, group says

8/1/2008
Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab

Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says

8/1/2008
Centenarians Offer Long-Life Secrets

Many 100-year-olds embrace modern technology to stay young, survey finds

7/31/2008
Pill Could Boost Sports Performance

Rodent study found taking it increased speed, endurance during training

7/29/2008
Exercise Testing for Cancer Fails to Follow Guidelines

Study urges national, international standards to ensure safety, reliable results

7/29/2008
Walkable Neighborhoods Keep the Pounds Off

Older, densely populated areas get people moving, study finds

7/28/2008
Most Fit Have Less Brain Atrophy From Alzheimer's

Even moderate exercise, done regularly, improves quality of life

7/25/2008
Warm-Up Reduces ACL Injury in Female Soccer Players

Program of stretching, strengthening and agility drills cut knee ligament damage, U.S. report says

7/23/2008
Twofold Action Urged for Pre-Diabetes

Goal is to prevent progression to the full-blown disease and its huge costs

7/21/2008
Health Tip: Choosing Exercise Equipment

Ask questions before you make a purchase

7/20/2008
Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some

It may seem just cosmetic, but condition can lead to more serious problems, doctor warns

7/18/2008
Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

Doctor-approved activity can help you feel better

7/17/2008
Disease Prevention Programs Worth the Investment

Within five years, $16 billion a year could be saved, report claims

7/16/2008
Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

7/15/2008
Children Move Less as They Get Older

By age 15, amount of daily exercise drops by about two-thirds, study finds

7/14/2008
Exercise Might Slow Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer's Patients

Study found those who were more fit had larger brains

7/14/2008
Elbow Injuries on Rise Among Young Athletes

But surgery helps them return to prior playing level 83% of time, report shows

7/10/2008
Gender Plays Role in Post-Concussion Healing

Females scored worse than males on neurocognitive tests; reason remains elusive