South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study
FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Lower fitness levels and
higher amounts of body fat are major reasons why middle-aged men of
South Asian origin living in Scotland have higher blood sugar
levels and a greater risk of diabetes than white men, according to
a new study.
Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities
THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Parks and tree-lined
streets may give city dwellers more than shade. They may also save
some lives, a new study from the U.S. Forest Service suggests.
Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood
FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- People with more genetic
risks for asthma are not only more likely to develop the disease in
childhood, but also more likely to continue to have asthma into
adulthood, according to a new study.
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount
FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cheerleading is definitely
not your grandmother's pastime anymore, injury experts warn, but
rather a highly competitive activity that's light on the pom-poms
and heavy on risky daredevil acrobatics.
Medicare Savings Coming for Diabetic Supplies
FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Starting July 1, seniors
with diabetes should be able to save some money when they buy the
blood sugar testing supplies they need to monitor their
White House Unveils Final Plan on Coverage for Contraception
FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration on
Friday issued what it called final rules that let religious
organizations opt out of providing contraception coverage in their
health insurance plans, as mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care