Kids’ Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) — Children with more severe concussion symptoms take longer to recover from their head injury than those with milder symptoms, a new study finds. Most children recover from sports-related concussions within a few days, but some continue to have symptoms…

Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes

They say it’s not government’s role to try to influence what people eat, drink, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) — Most U.S. adults aren’t sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline. That’s the…

Health Tip: Pack Healthier Tailgating Snacks

They don’t have to be loaded with fat (HealthDay News) — Tailgating before a sporting event is a fun way to celebrate, but the food is usually packed with fat and calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these tips for enjoying healthier tailgating fare: Serve baked/whole-grain pita chips, carrots or celery with hummus.…

Health Tip: Ready to Run?

Warm up first (HealthDay News) — Going out for a run, as with any form of exercise, requires some physical and mental preparation. The American Council on Exercise offers this advice on what to do before you start running: Allow time for a pre-run warmup and a post-run cool down. Don’t go beyond what’s comfortable…

Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study

If you have to choose one at a time, hit the gym first, researchers add MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) — If you’re trying to get healthy, tackling both diet and exercise is better than trying to improve one lifestyle habit at a time, new research suggests. The researchers did add that if you need…