Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women’s Hearts

July 25, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.
“The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life determine our well-being and freedom from chronic […]

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won’t Spur Addiction: Study

July 25, 2016

By James BernsteinHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don’t play sports or exercise, a new study finds.
The study results run counter to some research in recent years detailing concerns about injured teen athletes abusing opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors and then […]

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

July 18, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors need to be on the lookout for a trio of harmful health conditions in young female athletes, a new report says.
Known as the “female athlete triad,” the conditions include eating problems, menstrual problems and weakened bones, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Experts […]

Is It Safe to Swim in Areas With the Freshwater ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba?

July 14, 2016

The headlines are terrifying, and the story details are even worse as you read about a child who goes for a swim in a lake or river and then falls prey to a “brain-eating amoeba.”

Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes

July 12, 2016

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Opting for two wheels rather than four could lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The study found that people who bike to work or regularly cycle for fun were less likely to get the illness.
That was true even for those who started biking late in […]

Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

July 8, 2016

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research.
“We found moderate to vigorous physical activity actually benefits women psychologically and that, in turn, helps their memory,” said the study’s lead author, Siobhan Phillips. She is assistant professor of […]

Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms

July 6, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a small new study suggests.
The research included 32 young men who hadn’t been diagnosed with ADHD, but reported high levels of symptoms of the disorder. […]

Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

July 1, 2016

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.
The researchers also found that fathers are especially important for helping their sons to develop behaviors that […]

Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

June 28, 2016

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — It’s always surprising and heartbreaking to hear about a young athlete dying suddenly. Now a new study finds that in many of these cases, an underlying heart problem was already present.
The researchers found that about one-third of sudden cardiac deaths were caused by the heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. […]

Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout

June 27, 2016

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints.
“Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting started,” Dr. Carolyn Hettrich, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said in an academy news release.
“Walking requires […]


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