Posted 7:00 AM 5/24/2013 by By Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- As a world-class golfer, Stacy Lewis' accomplishments are remarkable. But it was a physical challenge in her childhood that defined her ascent to the top of her sport.
"I was an 11-year-old girl with my heart set on playing golf when my scoliosis was (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/23/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Statins are proven drugs taken by millions to lower their cholesterol, but the medications also could hamper heart patients' ability to improve their cardiovascular health through exercise, researchers say.
A small group of overweight or obese people (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/21/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Less is more when it comes to steroid therapy for patients having severe bouts of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Swiss investigators.
Five days of glucocorticoid treatment with prednisone to treat COPD flare-ups was as good as (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Although people with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are often advised to avoid activities more strenuous than golf or bowling, new research suggests that many people with these heart devices can participate in more vigorous sports.
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.