Category Archives: Health News

Health Tip: Enjoy Safe Exercise During Pregnancy

Follow these safety guidelines and talk to your doctor (HealthDay News) — Exercise can be an important part of a healthy pregnancy, as long as you take precautions to stay safe. The American Academy of Family Physicians lists these safety guidelines for exercising during pregnancy: Always check with your doctor before you begin exercising during…

Switch to Skim Milk Won’t Prevent Toddler’s Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors’ groups MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) — Drinking low-fat or skim milk does not prevent toddlers from gaining excess weight and is actually associated with overweight and obesity in preschool children, a new study finds. The findings challenge a recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics…

Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) — Football has been blamed for a growing number of injuries among young players in the past decade, but a new study finds that football is an exception, and injuries from most other popular sports have…

Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids’ Future Bone Health

Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than currently recommended, U.K. study suggests TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) — Women’s vitamin D levels during pregnancy do not affect their children’s bone health later in life, a new study shows. British researchers measured vitamin D levels in nearly 4,000 women during pregnancy and assessed the bone mineral density of…

Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage

Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) — Physical therapy is comparable to surgery in improving movement and reducing pain for some patients with knee arthritis and torn knee cartilage, new research finds. Many middle-aged and older adults have severe knee pain due to a tear in the meniscus,…