Misc. Health News

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2/28/2007
Too Much TV Bad for Tots' Tummies

Study of 3-year-olds found diets got worse as viewing time rose

2/27/2007
Long-Term, Strenuous Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study found moderate activity didn't appear to have an effect, however

2/23/2007
Why Weight-Loss Efforts Fail

Researchers zero in how to succeed the next time

2/21/2007
Kids Living Near 'Green Spaces' Less Likely to Be Overweight

But socioeconomic factors also play a part in children's activity levels, experts say

2/20/2007
Bioengineered ACL Could Help Injured Knees

In rabbits, researchers used animal's cells to help grow new ligament

2/19/2007
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

2/17/2007
'Great American Health Challenge:' Beat Cancer

American Cancer Society wants to help you cut your risk for the disease

2/16/2007
Kids' Sports Injuries on the Increase

Youngsters are playing too much of one sport, almost year-round, experts warn

2/16/2007
Music Video Helps Knee Replacement Patients

Instruction, exercising to tunes boosted recovery time 59% on average, study says

2/10/2007
Age Brings More Fat, Less Muscle

And all that extra fat can spur disease, researchers say

2/6/2007
Power-Boosting Protein in Muscle Declines With Age

That's why even fit older people may need to work harder to stay slim, study says

2/5/2007
TV Habits Have No Impact on Teen Exercise

So programs to get kids more active can't rely on cutting television time, study says

2/3/2007
Workouts Add Muscle to the Flu Shot

Arm exercises beforehand boost immune responses to the vaccine, study shows

2/2/2007
Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

First, make sure you check with your doctor

1/31/2007
Exercise Has No Impact on Knee Osteoarthritis

Affected older people can safely keep active, study confirms

1/30/2007
Dieting, Exercise Have Same Effect on Body-Fat Distribution

Study contradicts notion that workouts target specific fat deposits

1/28/2007
New Food Pyramid Offers Building Blocks to Good Nutrition

Americans can better individualize their eating and exercise plans

1/26/2007
'Couch Potato' Lifestyle Helps Drive Diabetes

Lack of exercise ups the risk for the disease, study finds

1/26/2007
U.S. Kids' Health Habits Put Them at Risk

Only about 2% meet current guidelines for exercise and diet, study finds

1/25/2007
Health Tip: Treating a Sports Injury

When you should see a doctor

1/24/2007
Research Seeks Clues to Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Trouble in heart's right ventricle may cause irregular heartbeat, they say

1/23/2007
Health Tip: Try Cross Training

Work different muscles by varying your routine

1/12/2007
Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

1/12/2007
Low-Income Minorities at Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

Study urges importance of education, screenings to help curb amputations in worst cases

1/12/2007
Heart Association Urges Americans to Start! Walking

Program also recognizes companies that foster healthy work environments

1/8/2007
Heart Association Kicks Off Walking Campaign

'Start!' asks employers to encourage regular exercise for workers

1/1/2007
New Year, New Goal to Get Healthy

Experts offer tips on keeping that get-fit resolution

12/31/2006
Motivation Key to Keeping Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions

Real change could involve a mental checklist, experts say

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/25/2006
Get Active With Kids This Season

Skating, sledding, biking are even more fun when parents join in, experts say

12/22/2006
Happy Holidays, Without the Weight Gain

Moderation and careful planning can help you keep those seasonal pounds off, experts say

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's TV Watching

Set limits on time, acceptable programs

12/13/2006
Health Tip: Snow Shoveling Safety

Here's how to help prevent injury

12/12/2006
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Lifestyle changes more likely to prevent second heart attack, study finds

12/12/2006
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds significant benefits for postmenopausal women

12/10/2006
Go for Gifts That Get Kids Hopping

Toys that boost physical activity keep on giving, experts say

12/8/2006
Don't Blame Racket for Tennis Elbow

It's not your grip, it's your game that's the problem, study finds

12/7/2006
Health Tip: Breathe Right During Exercise

Work out without shortness of breath

12/6/2006
12/5/2006
Health Tip: Exercising in Cold Weather

Here are some suggestions

12/5/2006
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories

Excess of up to 165 calories day --about a can of soda -- creates 'energy gap,' leading to overweight

12/4/2006
Weight Training Helps Women's Bones

It boosts fracture-reducing growth hormones, study finds

12/4/2006
Health Tip: Preparing for a Marathon

Train well ahead of time

12/3/2006
'Double Diabetes' a New Threat

The obesity epidemic is leading more people to develop type 1 and type 2 disease

11/30/2006
Workouts Help Ward Off Cancer's Return

Just 1 to 3 hours of exercise per week may be protective, experts say

11/28/2006
One in Four Overweight Kids Gets Poor Sleep

Regular exercise will bring most trouble-free slumber, experts say

11/27/2006
Marathon Runners May Harbor Hidden Heart Disease

Doctors can mistake cardiac thickening as sports-related, experts warn

11/27/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise

How much should you do?

11/25/2006
Stretch Away the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

New exercise eases heel trouble in three-quarters of cases, developer says

11/21/2006
Marathoners Run a Greater Risk for Skin Cancer

Exposed skin and depressed immune systems may be to blame, experts say