For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

April 22, 2014

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there’s help out there that doesn’t require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.
Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep can all help reverse problems that contribute [...]


Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study

April 21, 2014

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise, a small study finds.
Those effects can last for more than 72 hours, researchers found. People with poor circulation or limited ability to move [...]


How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

April 20, 2014

SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The New Year’s resolutions many made to get fit have stalled by now. And one expert thinks that’s because many people set their goals too high.
“The point isn’t to become a marathoner in one exercise session or return to your high school athletic glory days all at once,” [...]


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 [...]





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