Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors’ Group

November 23, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women need to exercise and eat healthy foods during and after pregnancy in order to combat overweight and obesity and related health problems, women’s health experts say.
More than half of reproductive-age women in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the American College of Obstetricians and […]

New ‘Collar’ Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion

November 20, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new type a lightweight and pressurized neck collar may help prevent mild concussions during sports, according to the developers of the device.
The collar, which weighs four to five ounces — is designed to exert a minimal amount of continual pressure on the large neck […]

Child Care Centers Offering Too Little Outdoor Time

November 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preschool children at child care centers spend too little time outdoors, a new study says.
The research from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center included 380 children, ages 3-6, at 30 U.S. child care centers from November 2009 through January 2011.
While 90 percent of the centers said they scheduled […]

Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age

November 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Starting to exercise later in life can still reduce your risk of heart failure, and even modest increases in activity could provide some protection, researchers say.
“Our findings suggest that when it comes to exercise and heart failure, the better-later-than-never axiom rings particularly true, and that even small boosts […]

Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

November 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study.
Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a decline in their quality of life, the researchers said.
The new study included 27 men who attended 75-minute […]

Why Heart Failure Patients Often Get Too Little Exercise

November 17, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A number of obstacles prevent heart failure patients from getting enough exercise, a new study has found.
Supervised aerobic workouts benefit people with heart failure. But a lack of social support and barriers — such as child care — means that many patients don’t get the recommended amount of […]

Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding Athletes

November 16, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Direct-to-consumer genetic tests should never be used on youngsters to identify athletic ability or boost sports performance, experts say.
The scientific evidence is far too weak to support use of these commercial tests, said an international panel of 22 experts in exercise, sports performance, genetics, anti-doping, injury and disease. […]

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

November 12, 2015

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Connections between different parts of the brain weaken with age, but new research suggests that being physically fit can boost long-term brain function.
A study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that age-related differences in the brains of older adults varied, depending on their level of aerobic […]

Mixed Martial Arts Injuries Less Serious Than Those From Boxing: Study

November 12, 2015

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mixed martial arts may look more savage than boxing, but the popular sport actually poses a lower risk of serious injury, according to a new study.
Canadian researchers reviewed the medical records of almost 1,200 mixed martial arts fighters and 550 boxers. The athletes fought in Edmonton, Alberta, between […]

Here’s an Exercise You Can Do Even in Late Pregnancy

November 11, 2015

Gentle yoga, even late into pregnancy, appears to be safe for moms-to-be, according to a small new study.



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