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MS Patients May Gain From Balance-Focused Workouts 31Jan
2018

MS Patients May Gain From Balance-Focused Workouts

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Problems with balance are a common hallmark of multiple sclerosis, but new research suggests a specially designed exercise program can help put patients on firmer...
Surfers Swallow Lots of Seawater. So Is It Harmful?

Surfers Swallow Lots of Seawater. So Is It Harmful?

30 January 2018
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Surfers aren't just catching waves. They're also three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their digestive tracts than land lubbers, a new British...
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Surfers aren't just catching waves. They're also three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their digestive tracts than land lubbers, a new British study shows. "Antimicrobial resistance has been globally recognized as one of the greatest health challenges of our time, and there is now an increasing focus on how resistance can be spread through our natural environments," said study leader Anne Leonard, from the University of Exeter Medical School. "We urgently need to know more about how humans are exposed to these bacteria and how they colonize our guts," she said in a university news release. The study authors said surfers swallow 10 times more seawater than swimmers. They wanted to find out if that made the wave...
Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine

Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine

30 January 2018
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider strength training. It's important for everyone, regardless of age, gender and how developed you do and don't want to...
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider strength training. It's important for everyone, regardless of age, gender and how developed you do and don't want to get. Strong muscles make everyday activities easier and allow you to maintain your independence throughout life. But you don't have to go to a gym to get in these workouts. If you prefer machines to free weights yet have limited space, an all-in-one home weight machine with multiple stations for upper and lower body workouts is a great option. There are many different types of such machines and you'll want to try out the various options to see what feels most comfortable, according to experts from the American College of Sports Medicine. Machines with weight stacks allow...

Health Tip: Encourage Your Child to be Active

30 January 2018
(HealthDay News) -- If children adopt active lifestyles at a young age, they are less likely to become obese as adults, research shows. One in three children is overweight or obese, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. The group adds that children and teens spend an average of seven hours per day using TVs, computers, phones and other electronic devices for entertainment. The academy suggests how to encourage your child to become more active: Find an age-appropriate physical activity that your child enjoys. Plan ahead and make time for exercise. Provide your child with all necessary safety equipment. Provide active toys, such as balls and jump ropes. Be a role model and lead an active lifestyle. Play with your child as your child learns a new sport. Limit TV, computer and...
Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, No Matter Your Weight
26 January 2018

Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, No Matter Your Weight

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds. "This suggests women should not just concentrate on weight," said Mia Gaudet, strategic director of breast and gynecologic cancer research for the American Cancer Society. "Instead, they should focus on doing things that can help reduce body fat levels -- like a healthy diet and regular exercise," said Gaudet, who was not involved in the study. Past research has found that overweight and obese women generally have a higher risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. But doctors have long relied on body mass index (BMI) to tell whether people are normal weight or not. The problem is, BMI does not...
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