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REFILE-Physical therapy may not help whiplash pain

Whiplash injuries can be enduring and painful, but new research finds that counseling on how to manage the disorder - along...

Drinking milk may slow women's knee arthritis

The more milk women drank in a new U.S. study, the less deterioration they experienced in their arthritic knees. It's not...

Ballet-inspired fitness classes tap the inner ballerina

Ballet-inspired group fitness classes have leapt beyond the traditional wall-mounted barre to include tools like bungee cords...

Bike riders risk kidney, genital injuries: study

Biking has plenty of health benefits, but riders also run the risk of an injury to the kidney or genitalia, according to...

England wheezes through haze of Saharan dust cloud

It has shrouded England's most famous monuments for days, prompted a rash of calls to the emergency services over health...

Young adults who do cardio may have quicker minds later on

The longer you can run when you're young, the faster your mind is likely to be operating in middle age, a new study suggests....

Head injury risk is high in mixed martial arts: study

The rate of serious head injuries among professional mixed martial arts competitors is potentially twice that of professional...

U.S. Navy SEAL training flows into mainstream fitness

Training for U.S. Navy SEALs, the special operations force, follows a warrior tradition that harkens back to Samurais, but...

Daily, vigorous exercise helps kids get or stay fit

A nine-month after-school exercise program helped young kids lose body fat and improve heart and lung strength compared to...

Mild head injuries linked to risk of death years later

Adults hospitalized with mild head injuries have almost double the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared to similar...

Optimism linked to healthier eating among women

Women with a sunny disposition may also have an easier time adopting healthy habits, according to a new study. Researchers...

Knee arthritis more likely after ACL surgery

People who have had reconstructive surgery for a knee ligament tear develop wear-and-tear arthritis in the injured knee three...

Could half of all breast cancers be prevented?

If girls and women of all ages adopted healthier lifestyle behaviors and the highest-risk women took preventive drugs like...

Mother and child activity levels linked: study

The amount of physical activity mothers get is linked to their children's activity levels, according to a new study from...

Most people with heart disease can travel to high altitude: review

Good news: people with heart disease dreaming of a vacation to a high-altitude destination can most likely make the trip...

Fitbit sued over recalled fitnes wristband that caused rashes

Fitbit Inc, which recalled a wristband fitness tracker a month ago following complaints that it caused rashes and blisters,...

Obesity prevention programs might help lower kids' blood pressure

Programs designed to prevent obesity in children may help lower kids' blood pressure, according to a new review of past studies....

Do you "like" how I look?

Social media that emphasizes sharing and commenting on photos and other images may feed the anxieties of young women with...

Mothers' monitoring of media tied to kids' weight

Children whose mothers pay close attention to how much time they spend watching TV and playing video games tend to weigh...

Fitness options multiply for the time-pressed and money-stressed

Time, money and the Internet are changing where Americans work out, fitness experts say. Time-pressed fitness fans seeking...

A plunge in U.S. preschool obesity? Not so fast, experts say

If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded...

High school athletes often playing with concussions

More than half of high school athletes with concussions play despite their symptoms, and often their coaches aren't aware...

Exercise video games may add to kids' activity: study

Giving children active video games to play while they follow a weight management program boosts their moderate and vigorous...

From couch potato to triathlete, U.S. trainer began with small steps

American trainer and health coach Lee Jordan likes to say his personal journey from 450-pound (204-kilogram) couch potato...

No clear winner for neck pain treatment: study

Exercise and strengthening may not be the best approach for all kinds of neck- and whiplash-related pain, according to a...

Removing playground benches may get adults moving

Getting adults to be more active on visits to children's playgrounds could be as simple as removing the temptation to sit,...

Childhood ADHD linked to obesity in teens

Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may put children at higher risk of becoming obese in adolescence,...

Springing out of the gym into the sun? Take time to thaw out

Fitness warriors eager to step out of the gym at the first sign of spring should exercise caution, fitness experts say, noting...

Obese kids may face higher risk of bad elbow breaks

Complicated elbow fractures could be added to a growing list of heightened health risks for obese children, according to...

Evening workouts don't disturb sleep

Couch potatoes looking for a reason to forgo working out in the evening may no longer be able to use difficulty sleeping...

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