Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

December 19, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says.
The findings suggest that total tooth loss could provide an early warning of increased risk of physical and […]

Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

December 18, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being in good shape seems to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, researchers report.
They looked at data from more than 57,000 Americans, including more than 35,000 with high blood pressure, who underwent treadmill tests between 1991 and 2009.
Those in the poorest shape had a more than 70 […]

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

December 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition.
According to the Australian researchers, atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, and it’s been […]

Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

December 8, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Watching too much television may lower your chances of survival after colon cancer, new research suggests.
“The take-away message from our study is that both minimizing TV viewing, to less than two hours per day, and increasing exercise, to four-plus hours per week, were associated with […]

Sleep Apnea Linked to Lower Aerobic Fitness

December 5, 2014

People with sleep apnea may have lower levels of aerobic fitness, a new study suggests.

Running Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Death Risk

December 5, 2014

Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

December 4, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.
Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise a week and attended education sessions on topics such as nutrition, upper-body […]

Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds

December 2, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lifestyle changes and medicines are equally effective in preventing men and women with prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes, a new analysis finds.
Previous research has shown that lifestyle changes, such as a healthier diet and regular exercise, and use of medicines to lower blood sugar levels can […]

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

December 1, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth DallasHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s been a lot of discussion recently about concussions and contact sports, but new research suggests that even less severe head injuries might lead to brain changes among high school football players.
The study found that repeated blows to the head after just one season […]

Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain

November 30, 2014

SUNDAY, Nov. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Age-related wear and tear of the spine is a common cause of back pain, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk of back injury and discomfort, an expert says.
“Many people with lower backaches say symptoms disrupt their daily routines; however, everyday habits may be […]



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