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)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/22/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Alternative treatments like transcendental meditation, biofeedback and guided breathing appear to reduce high blood pressure in some people, a new report suggests.
But only one method that does not involve medication -- aerobic exercise -- is both (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- The start of baseball season is a good time for parents and coaches to talk to young pitchers about how to prevent overuse injuries, an expert suggests.
Bones, muscles and connective tissues are not fully developed in most children up to age 16, so too (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/20/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes and their parents and coaches are being reminded of the importance of wearing mouth and face protection during recreational and organized sports.
In 2012, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation predicted that more than 3 million (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who train intensely for one sport are at greatly increased risk for severe overuse injuries such as stress fractures, a new study finds.
For example, children and teens who play a sport for more hours per week than their age -- such as a (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Demanding physical work may boost a person's risk of heart disease, two new studies suggest.
"Physicians know that high stress can be associated with increased risk of heart disease," said one expert not connected to the study, Dr. Lawrence Phillips (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/17/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- New research raises the possibility that exercise may protect the brains of heavy drinkers from the damage of alcohol.
The research is preliminary, however, and has limitations. The number of heavy drinkers in the study was small, at just nine. Also (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/15/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise slows disability and prevents falls in patients with Alzheimer's disease without increasing overall costs, a new study from Finland says.
The findings suggest that exercise, particularly when tailored to an individual's needs and (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/13/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (HealthDay News) -- For menopausal women who can't make it to the gym, higher levels of routine physical activity during the day may help relieve sleep problems caused by hot flashes or night sweats, a small new study suggests.
Posted 2:00 PM 4/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- A vocal cord problem that restricts athletes' breathing is often misdiagnosed as exercise-induced asthma, a small new study suggests.
Researchers looked at 46 college athletes who were newly diagnosed with paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (PVFMD) (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/11/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- So-called "apple-shaped" people who carry more fat around their bellies than their hips may be at higher risk of kidney disease, a new study suggests.
The study measured blood flow through the kidneys of 315 men and women in the Netherlands. Those who (More)