Exercise Boosts Kids' Brain Health, Too

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lack of exercise puts kids at risk for very adult problems, like obesity and diabetes. Now there's also research that links exercise to their cognitive development and achievement in school. Turns…

Exercise Boosts Kids' Brain Health, Too

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lack of exercise puts kids at risk for very adult problems, like obesity and diabetes. Now there's also research that links exercise to their cognitive development and achievement in school. Turns…

Clean Air Act May Be Saving More Lives Than Thought

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who die each year from inhaling fine-particle pollutants has dropped dramatically since 1970, thanks to laws that originated from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That…

Childbirth Deaths Declining in U.S., New Report Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Improved management of excessive bleeding and high blood pressure during labor and delivery are helping to reduce the number of childbirth-related deaths in the United States, maternal health experts…

Good News for Parents: Teens Are Delaying Having Sex

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. teens are sexually active these days, as many wait until later in high school to try sex for the first time, a new report reveals. The proportion of high school students who've ever…

Boy Who Died 450 Years Ago Gives Clues to Hepatitis Research

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The mummified remains of an Italian boy who died 450 years ago suggest the hepatitis B virus has infected humans for centuries. The child died in the 16th century. And prior testing suggested smallpox…

More U.S. Women Obese Before Pregnancy, Experts Sound the Alarm

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prepregnancy weights continue to rise in the United States, with less than half of women at a healthy size before conception, U.S. health officials report. Pregnancy experts fear this trend may…

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions, Lower Your Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who stick to their New Year's resolutions to be healthier this year might not just feel better but also reduce their risk for cancer, a new study suggests. In fact, their chances of developing…

U.S. Cancer Deaths Steadily Dropping: Report

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Better cancer detection and treatments, not to mention lots of people quitting smoking, have fueled a 20-year drop in deaths from the disease, a new report shows. That means more than 2 million…

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a…

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a…

Need Motivation to Exercise? Try the Buddy System

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising with a buddy can give you both mental and fitness boosts. In fact, under the right conditions, the intensity and duration of exercise among workout partners can be more than twice that…