Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

July 31, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.
Fortunately for the unnamed man, he had the good sense to leave the branch where it was and quickly […]


Being a Teen Athlete Linked to Longer Life for Women, Study Finds

July 31, 2015

Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows.


This Is How Much Longer You Should Stand Each Day to Get Health Benefits

July 31, 2015

Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.


Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don’t take the proper precautions, an expert warns.
There were 123 heat-related deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service.
“People suffer heat-related illnesses when their bodies are unable to compensate and properly cool themselves,” Dr. Richard […]


Stand, Don’t Sit, to Get Healthier, Scientists Say

July 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.
A new study found that sitting appears to be linked to increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels, which can lead to added weight, diabetes and heart ills. But standing […]


Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Men’s Bones in Middle Age

July 30, 2015

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Certain types of exercise improve bone health in middle-aged men with low bone mass and may lower their risk for osteoporosis, according to a small new study.
Men naturally lose bone mass as they age, which can put them at risk for osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and […]


School’s Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In

July 26, 2015

SUNDAY, July 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your kids probably will eat more sugar, watch more TV and eat fewer vegetables over summer vacation, a new study finds.
These weight-gaining behaviors are common for both rich and poor children, the researchers said.
“Although obesity-promoting behaviors are generally more common during the summer break, the differences in obesity […]


Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer’s

July 23, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may be the best medicine for seniors facing the onset of dementia, according to three new clinical trials.
Physical activity improved mood, memory and ability to think for participants in all three studies.
One study found that intense aerobic exercise improves blood flow to […]


Rugby Takes Toll on Spine, Scans Show

July 21, 2015

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Retired professional rugby players have more symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than those who don’t play the sport, a new study finds.
French researchers compared 101 men, aged 35 to 47, who were retired professional rugby players with a control group of 85 people of similar ages who never […]


The Dreaded ‘Dad Bod’ Is Real

July 21, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Dads-to-be take heed: The so-called “fatherhood effect” means that first-time fathers will likely have a growing waistline to go with their growing family, a new study finds.
The findings stem from what the study authors call one of the first research projects to look at how […]




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