Posted 10:00 AM 6/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Participants in one of the world's most grueling cross-country ski races are at increased risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), according to a new study.
Researchers looked at nearly 53,000 people who completed the 90-kilometer (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 6/11/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans reveal that soccer players who head the ball a lot show changes in the white matter of their brain that mirror those seen in traumatic head injuries.
In addition, they face a higher risk of developing thinking and memory problems (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 6/10/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who suffer a concussion may have a substantially slower recovery if they've sustained one or more blows to the head in the past, a new study finds.
Researchers report that among 280 kids and young adults who sustained a concussion over one year (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 6/8/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Every day in the United States, three children drown. Although many people expect a drowning child to splash and yell for help, these accidents often happen quietly without anyone noticing, according to a pediatric safety expert.
However, with proper (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 6/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens don't need to lose large amounts of weight to lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.
Researchers found that obese teens who reduced their body-mass index (BMI) by 8 percent or more had improvements in insulin (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Certain lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your stroke risk, according to a new study.
Researchers calculated stroke risk among nearly 23,000 black and white Americans aged 45 and older. Their risk was assessed using the American Heart Association's (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/4/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Major League Baseball players may be struck out by fatigue as the 162-game season progresses, according to a new study.
In 24 of 30 teams, players' strike-zone judgment was much better when the season began in April than when coming to an end in (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 6/3/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Disabled Medicare patients under 65 who don't take their medications as prescribed because they're too expensive are more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new study.
Researchers in Washington, D.C., suggested that emergency rooms (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/31/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Male athletes who choose to wear the color red in competition have higher levels of the male hormone testosterone than men who pick the color blue, a British study suggests.
Men who wear red could be sending an unconscious signal about their (More)