Category Archives: Health News

Want to Lose Weight? Then Run, Don’t Walk: Study

Both helped shed pounds, but vigorous exercise produced better long-term results By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Need to lose weight? Running will help more than walking, according to new research. And to keep off those lost pounds, continue running, suggests Paul Williams, a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…

Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players

It’s a great youth sport, but beware the possible injuries, doctor advises FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Baseball is one of the safest sports for children, but even so there are potential risks that can result in serious injury, an expert warns. “All kids should be involved in physical activity, and baseball is a…

Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Women who struggle with chronic obesity end up engaging in less and less routine physical activity, new research shows, confirming what may seem obvious to some. The investigating team acknowledged that their…

Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) — Reducing dietary salt intake and boosting levels of potassium would prevent millions of deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year, according to three new studies. The new studies, which reviewed prior research, were published online…

Health Tip: Slumping Iron?

Learn the warning signs of iron deficiency anemia (HealthDay News) — If your blood doesn’t have enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells, it may be because you aren’t getting enough iron in your diet. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says common symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia include: Tiredness. Shortness of breath. Headaches or…