Misc. Health News

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11/14/2016
DNA Isn't Destiny: Healthy Living Can Overcome Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Study found exercise, healthy diet could lower odds for heart attack even in those at high genetic risk

11/11/2016
How to Exercise Safely in Smog

Research suggests a 'sweet spot' where activity's benefits best meet the effects of dirty air

11/10/2016
Daily Can of Soda Boosts Odds for Prediabetes, Study Finds

Diet sodas do not appear to pose the same danger, researcher says

11/9/2016
Friendly Competition on Social Media May Get You to the Gym

This type of motivation worked even better than a 'supportive' approach, study found

11/4/2016
Exercise and Genetics

Why do some people love to exercise, while others will do anything to avoid it?

11/4/2016
Genes May Dictate Your Love -- or Hate -- of Exercise

Researcher says some people don't get the pleasurable effects from activity that others do

11/3/2016
Water: Can It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Athletes and non-athletes alike may overdo it, sometimes with tragic consequences

11/2/2016
Icy Slurry May Be Best Way to Hydrate in Extreme Heat: Study

Water's temperature appears to be more important than how much you drink, researchers find

11/2/2016
Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution

Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

10/26/2016
New Guidelines Urge Diabetics to Move More

They should do light physical activity every 30 minutes, not every 90 minutes

10/25/2016
Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Autumn

Suggestions to keep moving

10/24/2016
Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

Seniors saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months, researchers report

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

10/20/2016
10/19/2016
Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

10/18/2016
Have Type 2 Diabetes? Try Walking After Eating

Study found it lowered blood sugar levels more than other exercise, particularly if done after dinner

10/18/2016
Health Tip: Choosing a Time to Work Out

Pick an hour that's most convenient

10/18/2016
Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities

Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

10/14/2016
Exercise Can Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes

But physical activity doesn't replace need for insulin treatment

10/13/2016
Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

10/12/2016
Fitbit, Other Heart Rate Wristbands Often Inaccurate: Study

In test of 4 models, 2 provided 'suboptimal' readings during exercise; none as accurate as chest strap

10/12/2016
Health Tip: Use a Workplace Gym

It's a great way to fit in exercise

10/11/2016
Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind

Stretch first, pace yourself and remember to stay well-hydrated

10/10/2016
Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?

But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

10/7/2016
Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

10/7/2016
Health Tip: Exercise Safely With Diabetes

Talk with your doctor before you start

10/6/2016
Health Tip: Stretch Before and After a Workout

Here's how to do it correctly

10/5/2016
Do Activity Trackers Like Fitbit Boost Health?

If you own one of the devices, 'the news isn't good,' researcher says

10/4/2016
3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

9/29/2016
Exercise May Not Lower Women's Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Study shows no benefit, but staying active can help ease disease symptoms, experts say

9/26/2016
Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

9/26/2016
9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

9/26/2016
Teenagers and Exercise

Fewer than 9 percent of teens are getting enough exercise, study finds.

9/26/2016
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

9/23/2016
9/21/2016
Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

9/20/2016
Health Tip: Exercise a Painful Knee

The right activity can help

9/16/2016
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/15/2016
Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart

Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result

9/14/2016
Bodybuilders' Steroid Abuse Linked to Pre-Diabetic Condition

Misuse of these drugs may interfere with how the body uses the hormone insulin, research shows

9/14/2016
Health Tip: Dress for Workout Success

The right clothes make exercise more comfortable

9/12/2016
Health Tip: Don't Skip Flexibility Exercises

They're important for mind and body

9/12/2016
Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

9/10/2016
Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

9/8/2016
Can Exercise Offset Alcohol's Damaging Effects?

Even gardening, brisk walking may reduce your risk of booze-related death, researchers say

9/8/2016
What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year

That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs

9/2/2016
Parents Can Play Key Role in Setting Healthy Habits for Kids

Shut down the iPads and lead by example, study suggests

8/31/2016
Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That

Smartphones can help keep you on track with lifestyle changes