School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens

Study found less fighting among girls who were athletes and less bullying against boys on teams SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) — Playing school sports is known to have many benefits for teens, but researchers have found a new reason to encourage kids to take up a sport: It may reduce teen girls’ likelihood of…

Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study

Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) — A much larger or much smaller birth weight than average may be associated with an increased risk of autism, according to a large new study. Researchers examined data from more than 40,000…

Health Tip: Got Power?

Keep food safe when the electricity goes out (HealthDay News) — When the power goes out, don’t forget about your refrigerator and freezer packed with food that can spoil. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these guidelines for keeping your food after you lose power: Don’t open your refrigerator and freezer doors, if possible.…

Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma

Breathe through your nose to warm the air (HealthDay News) — Exercise-induced asthma occurs when swelling and constriction of the airways trigger shortness of breath and chest tightness during or just after exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests how to help reduce the risk of an EIA attack: During exercise, breathe through your…

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Eating

Meditation and regular exercise are excellent alternatives (HealthDay News) — When feeling frazzled, many people turn to food for comfort. Stress eating, also called emotional eating, can occur because stress triggers certain food cravings. The Harvard Medical School mentions these alternatives to emotional eating: Meditate, which may help you ease stress and improve impulse control.…