Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

July 31, 2014

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many black women put concerns about their hair above their health, according to new research.
It’s estimated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four out of five black women in the United States are overweight or obese. Yet some of them skip physical activity entirely [...]

Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

July 29, 2014

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Chlorine helps keep pool water clean, but it can also make swimmers more likely to develop eye infections, doctors say.
Pool swimmers can also develop red, irritated eyes as well as blurry vision, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency room physician at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in New [...]

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

July 29, 2014

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review.
Depression can make it more difficult to ride out the anxiety, cravings or lack of sleep that come with trying to quit cold turkey, scientists found. But extra exercise — even just a walk [...]

Healthy Habits Can Protect Your Body From Negative Effects of Stress

July 29, 2014

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

Running Just 5 Minutes a Day Can Help You Live Longer

July 29, 2014

Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don’t run, according to new research.

Female Triathletes May Face Incontinence and Other Health Problems

July 25, 2014

Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says.

Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

July 24, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents of obese children often don’t view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.
The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital [...]

A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia

July 15, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors at risk for dementia may help safeguard their memory and ability to think by adopting a healthier lifestyle, a new study from Finland suggests.
Older people who began eating right, exercising, playing “brain games” and socializing more often performed better on memory and problem-solving tests [...]

Do You Overeat After Working Out? This May Be Why

July 14, 2014

If you make exercise fun, you’ll eat less after your workout, new research contends.

Delaying Kid’s Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

July 11, 2014

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Delaying surgery to repair damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — the main ligament in the middle of the knee — could increase a young athlete’s risk for further injuries, researchers report.
They analyzed the medical records of 130 patients, aged 8 to 16, who had ACL reconstruction [...]

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