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WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.
And nearly one in every five Americans uses herbal supplements like ginseng, Echinacea...Full Article
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 Ang...Full Article
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 th...Full Article
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 mem...Full Article
MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents are understandably worried about letting their kids walk or bike to school.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children aged 2 to 14, and one of five kids killed in a traffic accident in the United States each yea...Full Article
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 preventi...Full Article
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 foo...Full Article
TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a surprising twist on how stress may affect migraine risk, new research suggests that patients who are able to lower their stress levels may end up inadvertently boosting their immediate risk for a migraine attack.
The study, led by Dr. Richa...Full Article
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preteens with strong muscles may have healthier blood pressure, cholesterol and body-fat levels than their less brawny peers, a new study suggests.
More than 1,400 sixth-graders had their strength tested with a hand-grip exercise. Overall, the st...Full Article
FRIDAY, March 28 HealthDay News) -- Physical exercise at a young age increases bone health, and those benefits continue with age, a new study of baseball players finds.
And people who continue to exercise as they grow older have even greater bone health benefits, said lead researcher Stu...Full Article
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.
While the findings aren't definitive, they add to recent research that indicates vi...Full Article
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something that's sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The formula doctors use to evaluate treadmill stress tests, and thereby assess heart health, doesn't account for important differences between men and women, a new study contends.
A revised formula would better determine peak exercise rate, or ...Full Article
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and occasional drinking may be good for your eyes, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 5,000 Wisconsin adults, aged 43 to 84, from 1988 to 2013. Over 20 years, 5.4 percent of them developed visu...Full Article
FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.
Watching the NCAA basketball tournament on television can be fun, but actually playing the game provides you with a number of health benefits, ...Full Article