Health Tip: Teach Kids In-Line Skating Safety

Protect them against injury (HealthDay News) — In-line skating can help children have fun while getting a great aerobic workout that helps strengthen muscles. But it’s important that they follow safety guidelines to prevent injury. The American Academy of Pediatrics lists these safety rules for children using in-line skates: Dress in protective gear when skating.…

Cash Incentives, Penalties May Spur People to Shed More Pounds

Study found those who won or lost depending on weight-loss success stuck with the program By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — Money talks when it comes to motivating people to lose weight, a new study shows. And it doesn’t have to be a ton of cash, either. Just receiving a month…

Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season

Brazilian study doesn’t necessarily mean that heart attack or stroke risk rises in winter By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol levels increase with winter’s arrival and drop again as warmer weather returns, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests. “In the winter, people should be careful with their cholesterol levels,”…

Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study

Patients who got injections saw less improvement than with surgery, other treatments By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who get steroid injections for degeneration in their lower spine may fare worse than people who skip the treatment, a small study suggests. The research, published recently in the journal Spine,…

Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People’s Self-Control

Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — Short bouts of moderately intense exercise appear to improve the self-control of youngsters and young adults, a broad review of existing research suggests. The Dutch analysis of 24 prior studies highlights the potential mental…