Misc. Health News

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7/11/2007
Kids Living Near School Rarely Walk There: Study

It's a missed opportunity for fitness, researchers say

7/8/2007
Good Parents Are Good Sports, Too

Meddling moms and dads can take the joy out of youth league activities

7/7/2007
Heat-Related Illnesses Take the Fun Out of Sun

Using sunscreen, drinking water, covering up are just what the doctor orders

7/3/2007
Men Put Their Health on the Back Burner

Survey finds more than a quarter wait 'as long as possible' before seeking help

7/1/2007
Amateur Basketball Players Court Disaster

Experts offer 'weekend warriors' tips on preventing injury

6/28/2007
It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy

Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

6/25/2007
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers

Fruit-flavored drinks, sodas between meals are a big culprit, study finds

6/19/2007
European Kids Using Banned Sports-Doping Drugs

3% of French 15-year-olds have tried salbutamol, steroids, study finds

6/16/2007
A Safe Summer Means More Fun for Kids

Experts offer parents common-sense tips to protect children from injury

6/15/2007
Bengay Death Highlights OTC Dangers

Just because it's nonprescription doesn't mean it's harmless, experts caution in wake of teen track star's overdose from sports cream

6/13/2007
Docs Should Tackle Patients' Problem Behaviors All at Once: Study

Issues like smoking, bad diets were better overcome that way, researchers say

6/13/2007
Health Tip: Suggestions for Stretching

An important part of any workout

6/10/2007
U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'

It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

6/8/2007
Health Tip: Seniors, Listen to Your Bodies

How to know if you've done too much

6/6/2007
Drop in Cardiac Deaths Tied to Better Treatments, Lifestyles

But rising obesity and diabetes rates could offset those gains, study finds

6/6/2007
Moderate Exercise May Slow Progression of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Daily routine could strengthen muscles, contribute to better quality of life, study finds

6/6/2007
Study Suggests Keys to Weight Control

Successful 'losers' stay active, minimize 'screen time' at computers and TV

6/3/2007
Healthy Diet, Exercise Might Lower Chances of Cancer's Return

The former fought colon cancer recurrence, the latter lowered insulin levels in breast cancer survivors

6/1/2007
Physical Activity Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Middle-aged women who moved around more had less fat around vital organs, study finds

5/30/2007
Weight Training May Be Muscles' 'Fountain of Youth'

Genetic tests shows it reverses aging process in elderly tissues

5/29/2007
Guidelines Push Pulmonary Rehab for COPD Patients

Exercise improves quality of life for those limited by respiratory disease

5/29/2007
Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Aerobic workouts 2 hours a week burned calories, too

5/22/2007
Keeping Weight Off in Youth Pays Off in Old Age

Elderly fared better if they'd been trim at 25, 50 years of age, study found

5/22/2007
New Yorkers Get a Sneak Peek at alli®

Weight-loss drug works only if diet and exercise part of the program, maker says

5/17/2007
'Walk and Work' Station Helps Obese Shed Pounds

Office staff burn off extra calories while working on computers

5/17/2007
Many Americans Confused About Cancer: Survey

1 in 4 think there's not much you can do to prevent it

5/16/2007
Premature Babies Face Future Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure Problems

But the threats can be managed through proper diet and exercise, study says

5/16/2007
Lifestyle Changes Help Older Women's Hearts After HRT

Exercise, better diet cuts cardiovascular risks, study finds

5/15/2007
Just 10 Minutes of Daily Exercise Boosts Heart Health

Study finds a little exercise provides cardiovascular benefits, and more is even better

5/14/2007
Diet Rich in Cereal Fibers May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The nutrient magnesium may also offer protective effects, German study says

5/14/2007
Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

5/14/2007
Enzyme Puts Brakes on Racing Heartbeat: Study

Finding may lead to better drug treatments for common heart ailments

5/13/2007
New Cholesterol Check Gauges Kids' Heart Risk

But the new tool might be too cumbersome for some doctors, one expert says

5/12/2007
Simple Workout Urged for Pregnant Women on Bed Rest

Too much inactivity can atrophy muscles, physical therapists warn

5/11/2007
Women Less Likely to Get Treatment After Heart Tests

Many were still not prescribed heart medications 6 months after exam, study found

5/7/2007
TV Use Pervasive Among Tiniest Tots

Almost two-thirds of kids under 2 watch TV daily, study finds

5/4/2007
Dieting Usually Healthy for Older Adults: Study

Physical function is unaffected by typical weight loss, researchers say

5/1/2007
Weight Training Helps Workers With Rotator Cuff Injuries: Study

Resistance exercises got people back to work faster than traditional therapy

4/30/2007
New Drug Counteracts Overeating

It revs up metabolism much like exercise, researchers say

4/27/2007
Health Tip: Prevent a Pulled Hamstring

Stretch properly before exercise

4/25/2007
Exercise May Help Ward Off Parkinson's Disease

Researchers still looking for cause of the apparent benefit

4/25/2007
4/23/2007
Depression Can Increase Diabetes Risk

Poor mood may lead to less exercise, worsening diet, researchers suspect

4/22/2007
Harnessing Tai Chi's Quiet Strength for Health

Ancient art has proven benefits and is open to all, experts say

4/22/2007
Campaign Offers Easy Steps to Cutting Diabetes Risk

ADA's 'CheckUp America' program launches this week

4/14/2007
Athletic Trainers See Rise in MRSA Infections: Survey

Antibiotic-resistant hospital 'superbug' found increasingly in otherwise healthy people

4/13/2007
Weightlifting During Dialysis Combats Muscle Wasting: Study

High-intensity exercise was safe, improved patients' strength, quality of life

4/5/2007
It's Hip to Live Past 100

Staying active, current may be key to centenarian's success, survey finds

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

3/30/2007
Health Tip: Your Child's Development

Make sure he gets enough exercise