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How to Sit Less, Move More 23Jan
2018

How to Sit Less, Move More

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you're parked in front of a computer during the day, new research suggests that some simple changes can offset the health damage of all that sitting. "Even if we...
Lack of Vitamin D Can Sideline College Football Players

Lack of Vitamin D Can Sideline College Football Players

23 January 2018
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 60 percent of college football players have low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests. That means they face a significantly higher risk for muscle strain and...
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 60 percent of college football players have low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests. That means they face a significantly higher risk for muscle strain and injury, the researchers said. "We were interested in vitamin D in this population because it's been shown to play an important role in muscle function and strength, which is critical to the high-performance athlete," said study author Dr. Brian Rebolledo. He's an orthopedic surgeon at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. "Most of the past research into the harmful effects of low vitamin D has focused on the elderly, but relatively few studies have examined this association in the elite athlete," Rebolledo said in a Scripps news release. "This study suggests that monitoring...
Dirty Water Taking Toll on Americans' Health, Wallets

Dirty Water Taking Toll on Americans' Health, Wallets

23 January 2018
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Water pollution is damaging Americans' health, and at a high financial cost, too, new research finds. Water-related recreational activities lead to more than 90 million...
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Water pollution is damaging Americans' health, and at a high financial cost, too, new research finds. Water-related recreational activities lead to more than 90 million cases a year of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses in the United States, according to the study. The researchers calculated that those illnesses result in $2.9 billion a year in medical costs and costs related to time away from work or school. For the study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago assessed waterborne illnesses contracted from swimming, paddling, boating and fishing in lakes, rivers and other natural bodies of water. The study did not examine illnesses associated with swimming pools or water parks. "The costs...
You've Lost the Weight. How Soon Before It Comes Back?

You've Lost the Weight. How Soon Before It Comes Back?

22 January 2018
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've just shed a lot of pounds, you might want to hold off on buying a new wardrobe full of "thin" clothes. That's because new research finds that lost weight starts...
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've just shed a lot of pounds, you might want to hold off on buying a new wardrobe full of "thin" clothes. That's because new research finds that lost weight starts creeping back almost immediately after a diet stops. "We noticed that individuals transitioned from a weight loss intervention immediately to weight gain," said Kathryn Ross, of the University of Florida, Gainesville, College of Public Health and Health Professions. As to why weight started to come back so quickly, Ross said, "There are a lot of different reasons. There's not an easy answer." It may be that people need a specific maintenance intervention where the focus shifts from how to lose weight to how to maintain that loss. Ross said people also need to...
Workouts May Boost Life Span After Breast Cancer
22 January 2018

Workouts May Boost Life Span After Breast Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit, new research shows. In the new study, regular exercise appeared to reduce breast cancer survivors' risk of heart disease, diabetes and possibly even the odds for breast cancer's return. One breast cancer specialist said the findings should give survivors hope. "A common question asked by patients who have recently completed treatment is 'What can I do to prevent this from happening again?' " said Dr. Alice Police. She is regional director of breast surgery at Northwell Health Cancer Institute in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. "We now have one more very well done study that supports the idea that exercise -- as opposed to weight loss alone -- is very important in preventing breast...
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