Misc. Health News

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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

4/7/2008
Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms

Carrying 26 pounds for just 10 minutes can lead to fatigue, loss of motor skills

4/7/2008
TV in the Bedroom Is Not a Teen's Best Friend

Personal sets interfere with family time, grades and nutrition, study finds

4/4/2008
Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly

9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

4/4/2008
4/3/2008
Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure

Some antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature rise

4/1/2008
Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight

Many have high percentages of body fat, leaving them prone to heart disease, diabetes

3/29/2008
You May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention

Up to half of cancer deaths could be avoided with lifestyle changes, experts say

3/27/2008
Most Older Americans Living Longer and Better

But problems persist, such as disparities among races, report finds

3/26/2008
Abdominal Fat Boosts Dementia Risk

Potbellies in midlife may flood brain with toxic substances, researcher says

3/26/2008
Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men

Key difference appears to be how their bodies react to protein, study says.

3/25/2008
Neighborhood Influences Exercise Levels

Even more than income, where people live determines who goes out to play, study finds

3/24/2008
3/21/2008
Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow

But it's not too late to protect yourself and your family, experts say

3/21/2008
3/18/2008
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag

Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

3/18/2008
Fewer Steps Per Day Send Disease Markers Up

Insulin levels hike very fast when daily physical activity declines, Danish study found.

3/18/2008
Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes

Monitoring white matter levels may assist early identification of walking problems

3/13/2008
Minimal Exercise Benefits Overweight Postmenopausal Women

Just 10-30 minutes a day showed significant improvement in social functioning

3/11/2008
Health Tip: Try Cross Training

Vary your exercise routine

3/10/2008
New Guidelines Urged for Young Athletes' Neck Injuries

Helmets, pads should be left on, then removed as a unit once patient is stabilized