Misc. Health News

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Article Title
3/20/2006
Work Trumps Exercise for Many Hispanics

Many get all their physical activity in the home or on the job, study finds

3/13/2006
Running Alone May Offer Diminished Rewards

Study with rats shows less benefit to the brain

3/9/2006
Blood Pressure Dropping Globally

Better diets, not antihypertensive medications, may be the reason, experts say

3/5/2006
Safer Neighborhoods Are Fitter Neighborhoods

Fear of crime curbs healthy physical activity, study finds

3/4/2006
Youth Can Lose Weight With Yoga

Overweight teens shed an average six pounds over 12 weeks, researchers say

3/3/2006
Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors

Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

3/3/2006
Lifting Weights Keeps Overweight at Bay

Middle-aged women can benefit from just two sessions per week, study shows

3/3/2006
Health Tip: Promote a Healthy School

You can make a difference

3/2/2006
Rx for Weight Loss

Doctors use novel approaches to help patients shed excess pounds

2/24/2006
Gene Test Could Spot Athletes' Cardiac Risk

A cluster of mutations may predict a dangerous arrhythmia, researchers say

2/24/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Who Exercise

Here's how to prevent injury

2/20/2006
Health Tip: Exercise Is Good for You

Even if you're elderly

2/17/2006
Exercise May Not Shield Women from Colorectal Cancer

Study finds no link, but more research could still show a benefit, experts say

2/14/2006
Poverty Lowers Cardiac Stress Test Results

Experts say poor diet and lack of access to fitness facilities to blame

2/11/2006
Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun

Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

2/10/2006
Exercise Goes to the Dogs

Canine friends get humans up and walking more often, study finds

2/8/2006
Program Gets Teens Off the Couch

Doctor-guided initiative increased exercise rates and improved diet

2/8/2006
Even Olympians Get Exercise-Induced Asthma

It's a common condition that shouldn't stop anyone from being active, experts say

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

2/5/2006
The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season

Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

1/22/2006
Building Self-Esteem One Lap at a Time

Program sets pre-teen girls on the path to confidence

1/18/2006
America's Young Adults Less Healthy Than Teens

Rates for smoking, obesity and other ills rise steeply after high school, study finds

1/17/2006
Java Before the Gym? Think Again

Caffeine slows down heart blood flow during exercise, study finds

1/12/2006
Key Sugar Sweetens Athletic Performance

Dextrose-rich diet boosted female rowers' times, study found

1/11/2006
Lifestyle Changes Can Quickly Reverse Heart Risks

In 3 weeks, improvements in diet and exercise can have big impact, study finds

1/3/2006
Walking Slows Progression of Peripheral Artery Disease

Doing it three times a week fights decreased blood flow in legs, study finds

1/3/2006
Cheerleading Injuries on the Increase

Youthful cheerleaders, mostly girls, getting hurt as sport turns serious

1/1/2006
Seniors Can Beat Injury This Winter

Hazards do rise, but a few easy steps can keep elderly safe this season

12/30/2005
Healthy Aging: The 60s -- A New Beginning

It's never too late to improve your health habits, experts advise

12/29/2005
Healthy Aging: The 50s -- Time for Your Annual Checkup!

Recommended screenings can be a lifesaver, experts say

12/28/2005
Healthy Aging: The 40s -- Middle-Aged, Mega-Stressed

Simple steps can help you cope with everyday anxiety

12/27/2005
Digestive Woes May Keep the Overweight From Exercising

And that could undermine weight-loss efforts, study finds

12/26/2005
Healthy Aging: The 20s -- Building a Firm Foundation

Proper diet and lots of exercise can help promote better health in your later years

12/26/2005
Party Hearty, Then Ease It Down

Some tips for holiday weight control

12/20/2005
One-Third of U.S. Teens Out of Shape

Finding may have long-term implications for cardiovascular health

12/15/2005
12/13/2005
High Insulin Levels Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Study of male smokers saw twofold risk increase for those with highest levels

12/12/2005
Health Tip: For Higher Energy, Take a Deep Breath

Breathing techniques actually increase your productivity

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/6/2005
Light Exercise Staves Off Heart Failure

Rat study suggests moderate activity is safe and effective for patients

12/5/2005
Teens Influenced by Mom's Attitude About Weight

Parents key to healthy eating and exercise among adolescents, expert says

12/3/2005
Watch Out for Winter Injury

Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow

12/1/2005
Many Americans Not Active Enough to Reap Health Benefits

Government report says more than half don't reach recommended levels

11/30/2005
New Screens Help Spot Football Injuries

MRI, X-ray are giving doctors a better picture

11/30/2005
Health Tip: Wear a Helmet

On the field or bike path, it can prevent serious injury

11/28/2005
Health Tip: Be Careful Shoveling Snow

It can be dangerous for some people

11/27/2005
Skiing is Peak Time for Altitude Sickness

Expert offers tips on reducing the risk

11/27/2005
Practice 'Safe Stress' Over the Holidays

Reduce the emotional and physical tolls of the season

11/22/2005
Health Tip: Protect Your Mouth

Athletes, make sure your mouthguard fits