Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The tainted steroid injections linked to 55 recent U.S. deaths also caused many less lethal infections, more than half of them concentrated in Michigan, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Spinal meningitis deaths caused by contaminated (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese or out of shape in their 40s or 50s might think it's too late to start getting fit, but new research finds that shaping up in middle age lowers the odds for heart failure later in life.
What's more, the reduction in risk is (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Spending more time in physical education classes helps students develop muscle strength and doesn't increase their risk of broken bones, a new study finds.
The study included more than 900 girls and boys at a school in Sweden who had up to 200 minutes (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/9/2013 by By Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- With summer approaching, researchers caution that swimming pools may pose a risk to patients with irregular heartbeats who've received implantable defibrillators.
The issue: a danger that electrical currents linked to standard pool utilities such as (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/8/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- A baseball pitched at more than 90 miles per hour or a tennis ball swatted at even greater speeds leaves opponents mere split-seconds to ready themselves for a savvy return. So how can the human brain track such small objects traveling at such high speeds?(More)...
Posted 7:00 AM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. high school football players say they would keep playing after experiencing a concussion, even though they know it would put them at risk for serious harm, a new study reveals.
The findings suggest that educating (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Playing school sports is known to have many benefits for teens, but researchers have found a new reason to encourage kids to take up a sport: It may reduce teen girls' likelihood of being involved in violence and some teen boys' risk of being bullied.
Posted 10:00 AM 5/3/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Anybody who's ever had kidney stones knows how painful they can be.
Now, a new study suggests that getting more exercise may reduce older women's risk for kidney stones.
Researchers from the University of California, San (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- You can reduce your risk of potentially deadly blood clots by following seven simple lifestyle steps, a new study suggests.
The study included more than 30,000 people, aged 45 and older, who were followed for nearly five years. The participants' heart (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/30/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to make staying fit a go-it-alone activity. Have the rest of the family join in.
The Shapeup.org website offers these suggestions for family-fitness activities:
Posted 10:00 AM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- More women are getting arm lifts, according to newly released statistics, with the number growing from about 300 procedures in 2000 to about 15,000 in 2012.
This type of cosmetic procedure can include removal of fat by liposuction or surgery called (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing Facebook users' interests could help public health researchers predict, track and map obesity rates in specific cities, towns and neighborhoods across the United States, a new study says.
This type of information could be used to design (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children with more severe concussion symptoms take longer to recover from their head injury than those with milder symptoms, a new study finds.
Most children recover from sports-related concussions within a few days, but (More)