Misc. Health News

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6/17/2008
Sports Doping's Effect May Be in the Mind

Performance rose even when athletes mistakenly thought they were taking growth hormone, researchers say

6/16/2008
Menstruation Cessation in Female Teen Athletes May Be Caused by Hormone

Ghrelin levels key to reduced estrogen in adolescents

6/16/2008
Don't Let Injury Spoil Outdoor Summer Fun

Preventing problems requires preparation, planning and anticipating trouble, experts say

6/15/2008
Fitness a Key Element in Determining Male Diabetic's Longevity

7-year study found staying in good shape more important than weight

6/12/2008
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms

Brazilian study finds 36% reduction in time awake and a drop in anxiety levels

6/6/2008
Stretching Exercises May Protect Against Preeclampsia

Findings apply to women inactive before pregnancy or previous history of condition

6/6/2008
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance

Over time, players less able to transfer weight on shots, so being in shape can improve scores

5/30/2008
Football Can Shrink Players

Spinal compression, equipment weight makes for temporary height loss, study says

5/30/2008
Injury Patterns Similar for 'Circus' Artists, Elite Athletes

Most injuries occurred to muscles, tendons, analysis finds

5/29/2008
5/26/2008
Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

Gait support translated into 10% average decrease in lateral load on joint, study finds

5/23/2008
Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Diabetes at Bay for 14 Years

Among people at high risk, healthy eating and exercise can delay disease, researchers say

5/22/2008
'Net, Video Tools Successful in Lung Disease Management

Canada's TELEHEALTH program improved conditions for patients in rural and remote areas

5/20/2008
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Condition can lead to heart attack and stroke, researchers note

5/19/2008
Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women

Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says

5/15/2008
Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls

After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

5/15/2008
Health Tip: Keeping the Caregiver Healthy

Here are ways to prevent feeling burned out and stressed

5/15/2008
Lowering Dietary Fat May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Findings in mouse model hint of new treatment strategies for the disease

5/14/2008
Common Drug Eases Leg Pain From Walking

More than half taking naftidrofuryl, a blood vessel medication, improved distances 50%

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/13/2008
Familial Breast Cancer Risk Lasts a Lifetime for Sisters

But, exercise helps prevent the disease, two additional studies report

5/13/2008
Health Tip: Can You Quit Smoking Without Weight Gain?

Suggestions to stay smoke-free and healthy

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors

Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

5/10/2008
Protective Eyewear Key to Sports Safety

Kids and pros need to play smart to avoid devastating vision injuries, group says

5/8/2008
Stroke Survivors Walk Better With Human Help

Rehab with therapist had more benefit than those using robotic devices, study finds

5/7/2008
Soccer's a Winner for Building Bone Health in Girls

All 'impact' sports may help to prevent osteoporosis later in life, research suggests

5/1/2008
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

4/30/2008
Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates

Plants may help improve air quality and encourage youngsters to play more outdoors

4/30/2008
Health Tip: Exercising in Hot Weather

Take care to prevent a heat injury

4/30/2008
Too Few Cancer Survivors Pursue Healthy Lifestyles

Many aren't exercising enough or getting proper nutrition, study finds

4/29/2008
Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

Preferred activities, and those to avoid

4/25/2008
Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

4/25/2008
Factors in Cancer Death Rates Stay Stagnant

Efforts that fueled recent declines have hit a plateau, report says

4/24/2008
Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery

Prevention of ligament injuries is key, experts say

4/23/2008
Exercise Plays Role in Recovery From Sports Injuries

Expert says goal is to maintain strength, not gain it, while you mend

4/21/2008
Health Tip: Warm Up Before Exercise

It's an essential part of your workout

4/21/2008
Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study

This, despite research that says proper diet and exercise can keep disease from recurring

4/20/2008
Allergies Can Dig Into Gardening's Fun

But planting low-allergen species, avoiding high pollen hours can help

4/19/2008
Most Sports-Related Eye Injuries Are Preventable

With spring's arrival, optometrists' group urges public to treat vision like the pros do

4/18/2008
Exercise Combats Cancer Fatigue

Review suggests it be included as basic component before and after treatments

4/18/2008
Computer Program Helps COPD Patients Monitor Breathing

It helped to reduce air trapped in the lungs during exercise, researchers find

4/17/2008
Mice Can Sense Oxygen Through Their Skin

Finding hints of new treatments for anemia, other diseases that affect red blood cells

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