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  • Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Days spent sitting for hours may increase your risk for an early death no matter how much you exercise, researchers say. In a new study, people who sat the most had twice the risk of dying over a 4-year period as people who sat the least. But taking a break every 30 minutes to get up and walk around might help decrease the risk, the study authors said. "What's most troubling is it's like I exercise in the morning and I thin...

  • The Truth About Exercise and Calorie Burn

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    The Truth About Exercise and Calorie Burn TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you consider that a hot fudge sundae can top 500 calories, 30 minutes of walking at a slow pace will barely make a dent in undoing the damage. But exercise does make a difference where it counts -- for both weight loss and weight-loss maintenance as well as for overall health. The math is simple: Burn more calories than you take in and you'll lose weight. So, if you exercise daily for 30 minutes with an activity t...

  • Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That tattoo and nose ring may look cool now, but what about tomorrow? Teens should pause before getting inked -- especially with the name of their current sweetheart. That's some of the advice in a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a leading group of doctors who care for children. Tattoos and body piercings may have hit the mainstream, but the report details some of the risks --...

  • This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes are dying from cardiac arrests that occur during play because teammates, coaches and other bystanders don't know how to best save their lives, a new study claims. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) applied immediately can give these athletes a fighting chance, but onlookers failed to provide CPR in three out of five cases, according to a review of more than two dozen game videos. Bystanders inst...

  • The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

    Posted: 09/20/2017

    The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A 40-hour work week may seem normal to some and like a vacation to others. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this standard can be detrimental to your health. Researchers found that working 61 to 70 hours a week increased the risk of coronary heart disease by 42 percent, and working 71 to 80 hours increased it by 63 percent. That's an important finding because heart d...

  • The Best Way to Diagnose a Food Allergy

    Posted: 09/20/2017

    The Best Way to Diagnose a Food Allergy FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnosing a food allergy isn't always simple, but the best way to do it is through an oral food challenge, according to a new study. "It's important to have an accurate diagnosis of food allergy so an allergist can make a clear recommendation as to what foods you need to keep out of your diet," said study senior author and allergist Dr. Carla Davis. "And if no allergy exists, that clears the way to reintroduce foods you m...

  • Team Sports for Kids: A Winning Combo

    Posted: 09/17/2017

    Team Sports for Kids: A Winning Combo WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Team sports are a great way for kids to get exercise, make friends and have fun. Being part of a team also can instill important life lessons that will carry into adulthood as kids learn how to work with others and overcome obstacles, according to the Foundation for Global Sports Development. Good teams offer determination and focus and inspire both in their members. Kids learn that every team and everyone can fail at tim...

  • Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids

    Posted: 09/15/2017

    Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The presence of a particular germ in kids' throats may also mean they have the same infection in their bones or joints, researchers report. The new findings could lead to improved treatments for the potentially devastating and deadly infections, the researchers said. Scientists previously believed that most bone and joint infections in children were caused by several types of bacteria, including Staphyl...

  • Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks

    Posted: 09/14/2017

    Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks SUNDAY, Sept. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Backpacks can mean backaches for schoolchildren, but an orthopedic surgeon has advice for parents and kids about how to keep soreness at bay. "Parents should inspect their child's backpack from time to time," said Dr. Joshua Hyman of New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in New York City. Kids "often carry much more than they should, with extra shoes, toys, electronic devices and other unnecessary items," he...

  • Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility

    Posted: 09/11/2017

    Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes, take note: A new study admonishes older adults to get up from watching the TV or risk losing their mobility. Excessive sitting, especially while watching TV, poses a significant health hazard to older Americans, researchers warn. "There's something about TV watching that is really damaging," said study lead author Loretta DiPietro. "Perhaps because people usually settle in for the night on a recliner and ...