Posted 10:00 AM 12/20/2012 by HealthDay staff
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- State public health officials want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to play a stronger role in regulating large-scale compounding pharmacies to prevent tragedies like the recent nationwide meningitis outbreak, officials said at a meeting in Washington (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 12/19/2012 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma are at increased risk for the dangerous, sometimes deadly lung condition called pulmonary embolism, according to new research.
A pulmonary embolism refers to blockage of a lung artery. The blockage is usually caused by a blood clot (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/18/2012 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- An intensive lifestyle intervention program that includes weight loss and increased exercise can bring about a remission of type 2 diabetes in people who have had the disease for several years. The catch? Less than 2 percent of the people who tried it were (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 12/17/2012 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- More costly, intensive treatment is no better than usual care at hastening recovery from whiplash, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at more than 3,800 British whiplash patients to compare a more intensive approach to treatment ("active management") (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/16/2012 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As temperatures fall during the winter months, the risk for heart attacks rises for people with heart conditions and those engaging in rigorous physical activity.
"When the temperature outside drops, our blood vessels narrow to prevent our bodies from (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/15/2012 by By Kathleen Doheny
SATURDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to burn fat and lose weight, aerobic exercise beats resistance training, a new study says.
"We not trying to discourage people from resistance training," said study author Leslie Willis, clinical research coordinator at Duke University (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/14/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Too few overweight and obese pregnant women receive appropriate advice about healthy weight gain or appropriate exercise, a small new study finds.
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy is particularly concerning for overweight and obese women because (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/13/2012 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The ability to sit and then rise from the floor is a strong predictor of the risk of death in middle-aged and elderly people, according to a new study.
The sitting-rising test reveals a person's level of musculoskeletal fitness, explained Dr. Claudio (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/12/2012 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Although significant progress has been made in the United States in terms of decreasing smoking and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new report warns that cardiovascular disease -- including heart disease and stroke -- still causes the death (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/11/2012 by By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people.
The findings don't say anything about whether those extra years are good ones, and the limits of the research don't prove that activity may (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/7/2012 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Erythropoietin, more commonly known as EPO, has been banned from sports due to a belief that it provides an unfair competitive advantage to users, but new research found there is no scientific evidence the blood-cell stimulating hormone actually enhances (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 12/5/2012 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Having a heart attack shouldn't put an end to an active lifestyle.
The American Heart Association offers these guidelines for when you resume exercise:
Posted 10:00 AM 12/4/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Fractures account for about 10 percent of all injuries suffered by U.S. high school athletes, and can have a major physical, emotional and financial impact on the young competitors, according to a new study.
The findings (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/3/2012 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- DMAA sports supplements have been linked to at least two deaths and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to 10 manufacturers last spring about a lack of data on their safety, but a new study finds these supplements can still be purchased (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/2/2012 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- If you ski or snowboard, a new study offers vital safety information: Helmets do reduce the risk of head injuries and save lives.
The study also found that the use of helmets does not give skiers and snowboarders a false sense of security that might lead (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/1/2012 by By Amy Norton
SATURDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who get steroid injections in the spine to treat lower back pain may be at risk for bone loss in their hips, a small study suggests.
It is well known that the anti-inflammatory steroid medications used to treat diseases such as asthma and (More)