Tag Archives: National Institutes of Health

Video Explores Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is often recommended to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and reduce stress. Before you roll out your yoga mat, check out the video Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being. Produced by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the video offers “dos and don’ts” for anyone considering practicing yoga. Source: National Institutes […]

Gallstones Now a Problem for Obese Youth, Study Finds

Gallstones, a relatively common digestive disease in obese adults, are now affecting children and adolescents who struggle with obesity. A new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition found that girls who were obese were six times more likely to have gallstones – small deposits that occur inside the gallbladder – than […]

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Colds Among Some Kids

Children who have low blood levels of vitamin D may cut their risk of respiratory infections by taking a daily supplement, an international research team has found. In a report to be published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers say vitamin D plays a much larger role than growing strong bones; it also affects the immune […]

Study: Child Abuse Victims at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Children who grow up abused may have poor heart health later in life. A new study published by the American Psychological Association found that middle-aged women who say they were physically abused while growing up are twice as likely to have high blood pressure, high blood sugar, poor cholesterol levels and a larger waistline, according […]

Going Bananas for New Gluten-Free Pasta

One of the biggest challenges for people who struggle with celiac disease is finding foods that don’t contain gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye and possibly oats. Now, researchers from the University of Brazil have developed a gluten-free pasta made from green banana flour, according to a press release from the Academy of […]

Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Causes Weight Gain Among Older Women

Here’s some news that will likely send many older women to the vitamin section. A new study has found that older women who don’t get enough vitamin D tend to gain about two pounds a year. The study, funding by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of Women’s Health, focused on […]

Study: Better Medical Care and Healthier Lifestyles Helping Diabetics

A new study adds weight to what so many medical professionals recommend for people with diabetes: healthier lifestyle choices and managing their disease can help them live longer. In fact, heart disease and stroke deaths for people with diabetes dropped by 40 percent from 1997 to 2006, according to research from the Centers for Disease […]

Get Moving to Keep Moving

Being overweight and having type 2 diabetes can significantly affect a person’s ability to do simple things around the house such as climb the stairs or use a vacuum. If you need a little incentive to lose weight and start exercising, consider this: weight loss and increased physical fitness nearly halved the risk of losing […]

Depressed Adolescents At Risk for Bullying

If your child suffers from depression, they may also be a target for bullying, according to new research. Many parents and teachers assume that bullying causes depression, but it’s often the other way around. “We found that depression symptoms predicted negative peer relationships,” said Karen Kochel, a co-author of the study, which was published in […]

Know Your HIV Status

One in five people with HIV do not know they are infected, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And only half of those who are aware receive ongoing medical care and treatment from their doctor. Federal health authorities urge people to be tested and receive treatment because […]