Posted 9:26 AM 5/10/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A few minutes of rigorous exercise may be as effective as several hours of running or biking.
The American College of Sports Medicine has published a list of 12 exercises that mimic the exercise impact of a long run and trip to the gym. The exercises include squats and planks. Experts say they need to be done at high intensity with short, 10 second breaks.
None of the exercises requires special equipment, just a wall or chair.
Posted 9:29 AM 5/8/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Requiring obese adults to exercise in order to receive cheaper health benefits is an effective strategy -- although a third of participants think the program is coercive.
Research at the University of Michigan studied a group of people insured by Blue Care Network. Obese people had the (More)
Posted 9:24 AM 5/7/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
More than a million babies die on the day they are born, according to a study by Save the Children.
11,000 newborns died on their birthday in the United States in 2011. The United States are the thirtieth best place in the world to be a mother. Finland was found to be the best place to be a mother, and the Democratic Republic of Congo was the toughest.
The rankings are based on women's education, income, political representation and surviving child birth.
Posted 12:11 PM 5/6/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration.The FDA wants all tanning beds to carry language warning people under the age of 18 about the (More)
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Posted 11:31 AM 5/6/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health regulators are warning doctors and women of child-bearing age that half-a-dozen medications used to treat migraine headaches can decrease children's intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.The Food and Drug Administration says the drugs (More)
Posted 9:28 AM 5/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the safety of an ingredient in most anti-bacterial soaps and body washes.
Recent studies of Triclosan suggests it might increase the risk for infertility and early puberty. Triclosan is found in 75% of antibacterial products.
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Posted 9:21 AM 5/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
There's another benefit of exercise that can help women. It may prevent Kidney Stones.
Walking two to three hours a week could cut the risk of Kidney Stones by one-third. Kidney stones are on the increase, partly because of rising obesity. About 9% of people will get one sometime in their (More)
Posted 9:14 AM 5/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Doctors may be able to predict the success of weight loss surgery by looking at a patient's DNA.
Harvard researchers have identified people with two copies of a specific gene variant, lost an average of 39% of their body weight after surgery. Patients without a copy of this DNA variant loss less than 30% of their body weight.
Experts say this information could help doctors advice patients towards a weight loss solution that will work best for them.
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Posted 4:21 PM 5/2/2013 by Jeanette Trompeter
This Saturday, May 4, Community Action Partnership and Arroyo Grande Hospital are co-hosting a no-cost breast cancer screening and mammogram clinic in honor of Mother's Day.
To check on eligibility, and to book an appointment for a clinical breast exam, please call the Center for Health (More)
Posted 9:29 AM 5/2/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The number of suicides among middle-aged adults in the United States has risen sharply since 1999.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide deaths have surpassed deaths from car crashes. Between 1999 and 2010, annual suicide rates increased nearly 30%. Rates were highest among people in their 50s.
The report suggests the economic downturn and increased availability to prescription drugs may be factors in suicide spikes.