How Being in Shape Can Help Middle-Aged Men Lower Their Cancer Risk Later

March 27, 2015

Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.

Athletes Need to Guard Against Skin Woes

March 24, 2015

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sprains and fractures aren’t the only hazards athletes face. Certain skin problems are also common among sports enthusiasts.
The five skin conditions most often seen in athletes are blisters; turf burn (abrasions from falls on an artificial surface); athlete’s foot (a fungal infection); sun exposure, and a type of […]

Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says

March 24, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young baseball players feel pressure from parents or coaches to continue playing despite arm pain, and many parents are unaware of guidelines to reduce injury risk, a pair of recent studies found.
“Kids are playing harder and longer in more leagues than ever before,” said Dr. […]

Should Older Runners Embrace the ‘Barefoot’ Craze?

March 24, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s the latest thing among avid runners: “minimalist” shoes that approach the way humans first ran — barefoot.
But a new study suggests that runners over the age of 30 who transition from traditional running shoes to minimalist shoes should do so cautiously to avoid injury.
They […]

Exercise Might Help His Sex Life

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Up and at ‘em, guys. Exercise might boost your sex life, a new study suggests.
Nearly 300 men provided information about their physical activity levels and their ability to have erections and orgasms, the quality and frequency of erections, and their overall sexual function.
Men who exercised the most — […]

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study

March 23, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women, a new Finnish study says.
However, the risk of serious injury as a result of falling was cut by more than half when elderly women engaged […]

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.
“This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy,” lead author Cynthia Battle, an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at […]

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

March 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet, physical activity and brain exercises can help slow mental decline in older people at risk for dementia, a new study suggests.
On the other hand, a high body-mass index (BMI) and poor heart health are significant risk factors for age-related dementia, the researchers said. BMI is […]

Exercise’s Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age

March 11, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Staying physically active as you age may ward off brain damage that can limit mobility, a small study says.
Small areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are seen in MRI scans of many older patients, according to scientists from Rush University Medical Center in […]

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

March 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Good heart health may help protect you against Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests.
Vanderbilt University researchers analyzed data from just over 1,000 people who were followed for 11 years. During that time, 32 participants developed dementia, including 26 with Alzheimer’s.
People with poorer heart […]



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