Misc. Health News

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10/31/2008
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

10/31/2008
Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child

It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds

10/30/2008
Workplace Health Programs Effective Interventions

Study shows help with diet, tobacco use boosted employees' overall fitness

10/30/2008
Rate of Diabetes Cases Doubles in 10 Years: CDC

The obesity epidemic is fueling the type 2 disease epidemic, officials say

10/27/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart

Greater risk of heart attack, and more complications later, studies find

10/24/2008
The Ups and Downs of 'Yo-Yo' Dieting

Some experts say the risks of losing and regaining weight may be overstated

10/23/2008
Exercise Improves Stroke Outcome

Attacks are also less severe among people who are active, researchers say

10/21/2008
Head-First Slide a Heads-Up Play

Physicist says most baseball players reach the base faster that way

10/16/2008
Fatness Boosts Inflammation in Body

But regular exercise may condition cells to respond more efficiently, study says

10/16/2008
Aerobics Can Reverse Mental Decline in Older Adults

Review of studies shows workouts that leave a person breathless boost brain tissue volume

10/14/2008
Inactive Teens at Risk for More Behavioral Problems

Exercise reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety in adults, too, study says

10/9/2008
Mental Barriers Block Obese Women From Exercise

But tailored programs could ease fears, overcome self consciousness, study suggests

10/9/2008
New Guidelines Make It Easy to Get Fit

U.S. government suggests weekly workouts can work

10/7/2008
Early Mobility Best for ICU Patients

Getting out of bed sooner helped quality of life after discharge, study finds

10/3/2008
Gradual Exercise Best After Joint Replacement

Trying to get back in the game too soon can undo benefits of surgery, study says

10/2/2008
Body Fat, Muscle Distribution Linked to RA Disability

More fat on arms, legs tied to more inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, study says

10/2/2008
Resistance Training Boosts Mobility in Knee Arthritis Patients

Using free weights, isometric exercise tied to overall increase in physical activity levels

9/30/2008
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis

Taking more active role in their health helps patients stave off decline, study finds

9/30/2008
Health Tip: Stretch Your Hamstrings

To prevent pulling this muscle

9/27/2008
Fall Sports Peak Time for Lower Leg Damage

Sprains, fractures, turf toe most common injuries, but warm-ups, proper gear cut risks

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