Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

October 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial.
The new guidelines advise people to exercise, control blood pressure and eat what’s known as Mediterranean or DASH-style (Dietary Approach [...]

‘Prehabilitation’ Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

October 27, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient’s recovery, a small study found.
The study included 38 patients who took part in a “prehabilitation” program and 39 who only did normal rehabilitation after their surgery.
The prehabilitation program lasted an [...]

Hey, Guilt-Ridden Parents: Exercise Isn’t Selfish

October 20, 2014

Fathers face many of the same family and work barriers to exercise as mothers, new research indicates.

Athletic Trainers’ Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
The goal of the guidelines for secondary schools is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. Sudden cardiac arrest is often caused by an undetected structural [...]

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.
Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
“It is not surprising that our mood, the way [...]

Working Out Three Times Per Week Can Lower Depression Odds by 20%

October 17, 2014

Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds.

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

October 16, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review.
Researchers analyzed 85 studies that included more than 164,000 women worldwide and found that breast cancer patient survival may be associated with: a healthy weight, physical activity, eating foods [...]

Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems

October 14, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes who pitch more than 100 balls a week risk getting a painful overuse injury that can hamper normal shoulder development, new research shows.
The injury is called acromial apophysiolysis, and the researchers said it can lead to additional problems, including rotator cuff tears.
“There is [...]

Contact Sports Like Football and Soccer Can Spread Superbug MRSA

October 14, 2014

College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

October 14, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although exercise has long been thought to help improve the symptoms of depression, teenagers may not reap these benefits, a new British study suggests.
The study found that physical activity levels in early teen years didn’t appear to affect rates of depression in later teen years.
“Those [...]


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