Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

February 10, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other U.S. high school athletes, new research shows.
The study authors examined five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports. Nearly 74 percent of skin infections occurred among wrestlers, and just under 18 […]


Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

February 9, 2016

The severity of metabolic syndrome—a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels—among U.S. teens has been improving, and healthier diets may be the reason why.


Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise reduces older men’s risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.
“The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women,” said study author Dr. Thomas Gill, a professor of geriatrics at Yale University, in […]


Exercise May Prevent Injurious Falls in Men

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise reduces older men’s risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.
“The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women,” said study author Dr. Thomas Gill, a professor of geriatrics at Yale University, in […]


Sitting For Too Long Is Bad, and Here’s Another Reason Why

February 3, 2016

Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.


Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Being in good shape may improve a person’s chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.
“We knew that fitter people generally live longer, but we now have evidence linking fitness to survival after a first heart attack,” said study author Dr. Michael Blaha. He is […]


Fitness Linked to Better Survival After First Heart Attack

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Being in good shape may improve a person’s chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.
“We knew that fitter people generally live longer, but we now have evidence linking fitness to survival after a first heart attack,” said study author Dr. Michael Blaha. He is […]


Here’s Why More Exercise Won’t Help You Lose More Weight

January 29, 2016

That daily 5-mile run may not be burning as many calories as you think, a new study suggests.


Too Sedentary? There’s an App for That

January 27, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smartphone reminders about getting up and moving around may help boost people’s physical activity levels and reduce their risk of cancer, a pilot study suggests.
Inactivity increases the risk of overweight and obesity and has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society, […]


Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

January 25, 2016

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report.
This increases kids’ risk of obesity, researchers say.
“Healthy school environments are paramount for the proper development of Latino kids, given the rising percentage of Latino students […]




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