Misc. Health News

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10/15/2006
Communities Key to Lowering Cancer Risk

New guidelines underscore local government's role in providing healthy diet and exercise

10/14/2006
Proper Bicycle Fit Helps Avoid Pain, Injury

Improper saddle height, handlebar reach among most common misalignments for riders

10/13/2006
You Can't Burn Too Much Energy

Research disproves theory that physical activity may actually decrease lifespan

10/5/2006
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity

British study suggests diet and other changes are needed, too

10/5/2006
U.S. Companies Embrace 'Wellness' Programs

Initiatives aim to improve workers' health, and reduce insurance costs

10/3/2006
Heart Screening Prevents Sudden Deaths in Athletes

Italian program cut cardiac deaths by nearly 90 percent

10/3/2006
Exercise Boosts Recovery for Arthritis Patients

Fewer go to rehab centers after joint replacement, study finds

10/2/2006
One-Third of U.S. Kids Are Unfit

Researchers renew call for more physical activity to keep children healthy

10/2/2006
Health Tip: Running Safety

Here's how to avoid injury

10/2/2006
TV Hurts Kids' School Performance: Study

Other research suggests TV food ads boost kids' obesity risk

9/29/2006
Tennis Elbow Needs More Than a Shot in the Arm

Physiotherapy, rest beat corticosteroid injections, research shows

9/29/2006
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies Poses Health Risks

Even women not considered overweight are vulnerable to problems, study finds

9/28/2006
U.S. High-School Athletes Suffering Fewer Injuries

Sports-linked woes have fallen by half in 10 years, study finds

9/27/2006
Many Americans Fed Up With Fad Diets

Survey suggests specialized regimens are falling out of favor

9/23/2006
Young Athletes May Underreport Concussion Symptoms

Doctors urge neurocognitive tests be used before return to play is OK'd

9/22/2006
Low-Cal Athletic Diets Risk Stress Fractures

'Disordered eating' in female competitors releases fewer protective hormones

9/17/2006
Four Short Walks a Day Ease Blood Pressure

A few 10-minute strolls are even healthier than one long walk, study shows

9/15/2006
Diabetes Drug Might Prevent the Disease

Avandia cut odds for those at high risk while Altace did not, study finds

9/12/2006
Weightlifting May Raise Glaucoma Risk

It triggers changes in eye pressure, research shows

9/11/2006
Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Patients Survive

Activity in year prior to diagnosis improved outlook, study found

9/9/2006
'Blackberry Thumb' Proves a Sour Fruit of Modern Labor

Therapists offer preventive exercises for users of handheld digital devices

9/5/2006
Baby Fat Predicts Obesity in Pre-Teens

Overweight youngsters usually become overweight adolescents, study finds

9/2/2006
Experts Offer Tips to Healthy Exercise

Just 30 minutes a day helps you stay strong, they say

8/31/2006
Exercise: The Antidote for a High-Fat Meal

Even a mild workout reverses arterial damage, study suggests

8/29/2006
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

Two-thirds of Americans now at risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, report finds

8/17/2006
Schools Should Boost Kids' Daily Exercise

AHA calls on schools, states to lead fight against obesity

8/16/2006
Studies Divided on Value of Adding Protein to Sports Drinks

One finds it hydrates athletes better, while the other shows no benefit

8/14/2006
A Biological Basis for Being a Couch Potato?

Brain chemical study suggests humans may be wired for restlessness or just staying put

8/11/2006
Exercise Smartens Up the Aging Brain

Review of the data finds activity keeps mental decline at bay

8/2/2006
Extreme Exercise Can Slow the Heart

Finding may have implications for cardiac research, experts say

7/29/2006
Summer Sports Without the Sprains

Stretching, warming up, and knowing when to stop can chase injuries

7/28/2006
Diet and Exercise: The Real Fountains of Youth

Yet society has to do more to encourage healthy lifestyles for older people, experts say

7/27/2006
Weightlifting Can Tear the Heart

In rare cases, heavy strain triggers deadly aortic dissection, experts say

7/26/2006
Welcome to the E-Exercise Revolution

Now you can get your workouts courtesy of your PC or iPod

7/20/2006
Kids Need More Exercise to Stave Off Future Heart Trouble

Guidelines recommending 1 hour per day should be revised upward, experts say

7/19/2006
Gene Variant Ups Type 2 Diabetes Risk

But lifestyle changes, such as exercise, counteract effects of this gene, study suggests

7/19/2006
Exercise Works Wonders in Middle Age

Study finds big heart benefits for folks 40 and older

7/14/2006
Exercise Eases Chemotherapy Side Effects

It also boosts daily function, researchers say

7/11/2006
Any Level of Physical Activity Helps Prolong Life

Going to the gym or running errands, it's all heart-healthy, study finds

7/11/2006
Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Women's Stroke Risk

Large, 10-year study shows big benefit to exercise and healthy diet

7/5/2006
Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD

About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

6/25/2006
A Run on the Beach Can Bring Misery

Soft sand is no friend to joints, experts warn

6/24/2006
Starting Exercise Means a Medical 'Tune-Up' First

See your doctor before embarking on any new summer regimen, experts advise

6/23/2006
Heart Differences May Explain Young Athletes' Deaths Despite CPR

Experts say underlying structural problems are probably to blame

6/21/2006
Many Pedometers Can't Keep the Pace

Three out of four were far from accurate, study found

6/20/2006
Cherry Juice May Ease Muscle Pain

Exercise-induced injuries may respond to antioxidants in the juice, researchers say

6/19/2006
New Type 2 Diabetes Cases Have Doubled in 30 Years

Obesity is to blame and consequences could overwhelm U.S. health-care system, experts say

6/19/2006
New Heart Guidelines Add Exercise to Healthy Diet

This combo is the best route to cardiovascular health, American Heart Association says

6/17/2006
From Hoops to Oops...

... Basketball tops list of injury-producing sports