Misc. Health News

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12/24/2007
Scientists Marvel at Santa's Stamina

As another Christmas Day approaches, they speculate how he jolly well does it

12/24/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Shin Splints

Don't change exercise routine too abruptly

12/19/2007
Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain

Even moderate exercise helps ward off dementia, study shows

12/18/2007
12/17/2007
Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Just a 30-minute walk most days reduces threat, even without diet changes, study finds

12/17/2007
Health Tip: Make Exercise Fun

Ways to get young children interested

12/14/2007
Workplace Flexibility Can Boost Healthy Behaviors

Giving workers some leeway promotes positive lifestyle changes, study finds

12/12/2007
Computerized Reminder Calls Get Couch Potatoes Moving

Study finds automated calls a low-cost way to motivate sedentary people to work out

12/11/2007
Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

12/11/2007
High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

12/11/2007
Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure

Study finds total levels of activity more important than intensity

12/10/2007
12/7/2007
Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk

More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

12/4/2007
Fitness, Not Fatness, Predicts a Longer Life

People in good shape tend to outlive folks who aren't, study finds

11/30/2007
Health Tip: The Road to a Healthy Heart

Some easy ways to keep fit

11/30/2007
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

The national partnership wants to create a healthier America

11/26/2007
Exercise May Help Female Astronauts Stay Strong

NASA study shows that short, intense bouts help maintain strength

11/25/2007
Back Pain Prevention Should Start With a Plan

Traveling or just under stress, holiday period is perfect time to lighten your load

11/21/2007
Aging Isn't About Slowing Down, Experts Say

A new program counters idea that seniors are by nature sedentary

11/20/2007
Health Tip: Buying Athletic Shoes

Make sure they're comfortable

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/15/2007
Health Tip: Exercise Helps Your Heart

Some easy ways to keep moving

11/14/2007
A Full and Long Life, Despite Diabetes

It's all about attitude, say seniors first diagnosed in childhood

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/7/2007
Regular Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

It stimulates tissue repair better than drugs, study finds

11/7/2007
Health Tip: People With Cancer Can Exercise

But check with a doctor first

11/6/2007
Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients

They performed no better with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, researchers say

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/2/2007
Diet, Lifestyle Changes Cut Some Infertility Risk

Food, exercise choices may lower risk by almost 80% for those with ovulatory disorders, study suggests

10/31/2007
Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Report says exercise and diet can lower chances of malignancies

10/31/2007
Health Tip: Stick to Your Exercise Program

Make it part of your routine

10/30/2007
Too Much TV Can Raise Kids' Blood Pressure

It's linked to obesity, which then triggers hypertension, study suggests

10/26/2007
Exercise Helps Overweight Youngsters Learn

It boosts the mind and the body, study shows

10/26/2007
Some Female Athletes Risking Weaker Bones

Swimmers, divers, runners have poorer bone density, research shows

10/25/2007
Health Tip: Exercise Doing Everyday Chores

Easy ways to get more exercise

10/24/2007
Experts Sound Off on Workout Grunting

Some gym members object, but these noises may boost fitness

10/23/2007
Physical Therapy Shortens ICU Stay

Respiratory patients left hospital about 3 days sooner, study found

10/22/2007
Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

10/19/2007
U.S. Schools Getting Better at Boosting Kids' Health

But more is needed to improve nutrition and physical activity, report says

10/18/2007
Pre-Workout Stretching Won't Prevent Sore Muscles

New review of the evidence shows no link

10/17/2007
Oral Thermometers Can't Assess Exercise Heat Stroke

Use a rectal thermometer instead, experts urge

10/17/2007
Water Workouts Work for Arthritis Patients

Sessions relieve pain and help improve daily function, researchers say

10/11/2007
Pricey Running Shoes Not Worth It: Study

Expensive or not, sneakers performed equally in high-tech tests

10/5/2007
Heart-Healthy Workouts Help Knees, Too

They help ward off osteoarthritis, study suggests

9/25/2007
Junk Food, TV Driving Kids to Obesity

Studies find it's tougher than ever for youngsters to stay healthy

9/24/2007
Take Care of Your Heart Before and After Problems

Healthy blood pressure and weight can help avoid heart failure; rehab can aid recovery

9/17/2007
Aerobic, Weight Training Combo Best Against Diabetes

Exercise is always good, but combining two approaches brings better results, study finds

9/9/2007
International Database Seeks to Boost Treatment of Altitude Sickness

Fluid buildup in lungs can be deadly for skiers, mountain climbers, regardless of fitness

9/7/2007
1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma

Condition arises even in those with no asthma history, study finds