Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity’s Burden

April 15, 2014

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Severely obese people with vitamin D deficiency may be less mobile than those with normal levels of the vitamin, a new study says.
Poor physical functioning can reduce quality of life and increase the risk of early death, the researchers noted.
The study included 252 severely obese people who were [...]

The Weird Way Pelvic Floor Exercises May Help Men in the Bedroom

April 14, 2014

Pelvic exercises can benefit men with chronic premature ejaculation, according to a new study. Premature ejaculation — defined as occurring within one minute — affects many men at some point in their lives. Although different treatments exist, some men don’t respond to any of them.

Getting in Front of Back Pain

April 12, 2014

SATURDAY, April 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even though back pain affects nearly 10 million Americans a year, there’s a lot you can do to avoid the problem, an expert says.
It begins with healthy habits, including not smoking along with maintaining proper weight through good nutrition and exercise. Good posture, balance, strength and flexibility [...]

Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success

April 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career. But a new study casts doubt on that idea.
In a study of undergraduates at the University of California, Los Angeles — [...]

Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercise might help reduce the risk of hospital readmission in people with a progressive lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.
“Our findings suggest that regular physical activity could buffer the stresses of hospitalization,” said study author Huong Nguyen, of the Kaiser Permanente [...]

Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain’s memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.
It included 86 women, aged 70 to 80, who had mild memory problems, also known as “mild cognitive impairment,” which researchers [...]

Kids’ Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds

April 7, 2014

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study finds.
Hockey accounted for 40 percent of the sports-related concussions among city youth, according to the [...]

Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients

April 3, 2014

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Walking may help boost immunity and reduce inflammation in kidney patients, a new study suggests.
Both those effects are tied to a lowered risk for heart disease or infections so it’s possible walking might also help kidney patients stay healthier longer, although the trial was not designed [...]

Exercise, Diet May Help ‘Pre-Diabetics’ Dodge Heart Disease Death

April 3, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.
People enrolled in the study on diabetes prevention in China followed a diet [...]

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

April 2, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College freshmen football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than their leaner peers who don’t play football, according to new research.
Exactly what that means for players’ later heart health isn’t yet clear.
“The football players in our study already demonstrated increased — [...]


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