Misc. Health News

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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

7/10/2008
Cool Air Blown Under Pads May Protect Footballers From Illness

Reduced core body temperatures could limit deaths from heat stroke, study says

7/7/2008
Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives

Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

7/7/2008
'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers

Parents who rant at kids' sporting events let ego get in the way, study says

7/5/2008
Get Healthy: Your Middle-Aged Heart Will Thank You

It's never too late to start eating better, losing weight and exercising, studies find

7/5/2008
How to Stay Out of the ER This Summer

Common sense and caution guarantee outdoor fun stays healthy, expert says

7/3/2008
Screening Athletes Could Cut Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

But ECG use controversial because of cost, number of false positives, study says

7/2/2008
MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs

Before heading to the gym, take simple steps to avoid the potentially deadly bacteria

7/1/2008
Extreme Heat a Deadly Risk for Older Adults

Their bodies don't cool quickly, so caution should rise with temperatures

6/30/2008
Population-Based Strategy Urged to Cut U.S. Obesity Rate

Heart association seeks policy, social changes that boost healthier eating, exercise

6/29/2008
Activity-Linked Heat Illness Needs Prompt Attention

Trainers' group warns summer's temperatures can also bring severe injury

6/28/2008
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers

Surgeons group offers tips on how to be footloose and injury-free

6/27/2008
Few Student-Athletes Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Access to defibrillators and knowing how to use them could reduce deaths, experts say

6/27/2008
Golf Cart Injuries Give Rise to Calls for Regulation

Study finds safety standards needed, especially for use on public roads

6/27/2008
Start Packing for Great American Backyard Campout

National Wildlife Federation says turn off TVs, computers, venture into nature

6/26/2008
Sprinters Closest to Starter's Pistol Have Edge

Study says startle response sped up reactions

6/26/2008
International Blood Doping Tests May Miss Cheaters

Two labs came to different conclusions on identical urine samples, study finds

6/23/2008
Health Tip: Make Exercise a Daily Habit

How to stick to your schedule

6/23/2008
Head Injuries All Too Common in Summer Play

But proper sports gear and preparation can prevent unnecessary accidents, experts say

6/21/2008
Get in Step With Summer Foot Care

Expert sorts myth from fact when it comes to toeing the line on healthy practices

6/19/2008
Big, Well-Balanced Breakfast Aids Weight Loss

It led to almost 40-pound reduction among sedentary, obese women, study found

6/19/2008
Tennis Players Ace Perception of Speed, Motion

But outside their game, they see pretty much like everyone else, study finds

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