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Health News Archive - July 16, 2012

'Exergames' Alone Do Not Improve Fitness Levels

So-called ‘active’ video games that involve moving, dancing, karate chopping, or drumming help gamers to burn more calories than sedentary games, but they are no substitute for physical exercise.

Post Cardiac-Arrest Deaths On The Decline

Patients who arrive at a hospital in a state of cardiac arrest have a better chance for survival than a decade ago, according to a new study in the journal Circulation.

They run, they push and they Win! But for many athletes competing this summer, the sport could leave them with serious injuries. Now, a common, painful hip condition in elite athletes may be able to be repaired with an improved surgical technique.

Parkinson's, Tourette Syndrome and Depression. They are a debilitating disease and they also share something else in common, a surplus or deficiency of neurochemicals in the brain.

In the past, ancient civilizations valued spices and herbs for their mythical medicinal power. Now, new science is emerging about the protective properties of spices and herbs, and how you can turn your health around with a simple dash of seasoning to your meal.

Walking Ability Precursor To Alzheimer’s Disease

A person’s walking patterns or ability to do so could be an early warning sign of cognitive decline and warrants advanced testing, according to researchers at a health conference on Sunday.

Watching TV Leads To Weight Gain and Physical Weakness

Watching too much TV is generally considered unhealthy by many experts, and that could be no more true than in a new study published in BioMed Central‘s ‘International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity’

Patients who undergo repeated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, or repeat revision surgery, are unlikely to return to prior activity levels despite showing basic functional improvement.

Cancers are notorious for secreting chemicals that confuse the immune system and thwarting biological defenses.

Researchers have linked newly discovered gene mutations to some cases of the progressive fatal neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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