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Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Music Therapy For Prehistoric Man?
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Extra Pounds in Mid-Life Affect Later Mobility
Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Tips to Ease an Aching Back
CANCER
Red Meat No No No But Oily Fish Yes Yes Yes
Mineral May Reduce High-Risk Bladder Disease
Omega-3 May Safely Treat Precancerous Bowel Polyps
CAREGIVING
MRSA Infections Spreading to Kids in Community
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
DENTAL, ORAL
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
DIABETES
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
DIET, NUTRITION
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Vinegar Might Help Keep Off Pounds
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
EYE CARE, VISION
Too Much Sun, Too Few Antioxidants Spell Eye Trouble
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
FITNESS
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
Simple Steps Get Walkers Moving
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
Standard IQ Test May Underestimate People With Autism
When Clocks Change, Body May Need Time to Adjust
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
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Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Pool Chemicals Raise Kids Allergy, Asthma Risk
Wood Fires Can Harm the Youngest Lungs
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
MEN'S HEALTH
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
MENTAL HEALTH
Worries About Weight Are Tied to Teen Suicide Tries
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
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PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
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Any Old Cane Won't Do
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
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SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
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Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

(HealthDay News) -- Shedding pounds may be good for most people, but especially for those with kidney disease, a new study has found.

A review of previously published studies on weight loss through diet, exercise or surgical intervention found that the weight loss had a positive effect on kidney function in obese kidney disease patients, according to the article appearing online Sept. 17 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Traditional weight loss from dieting and exercising cut down on proteinuria -- the increased output of protein in the urine -- while also preventing kidney function from worsening, the researchers noted in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology. In addition, surgical procedures to induce weight loss helped bring down high filtration rates, a condition that increases disease risk in kidney patients, the studies showed.

The authors of the new report, led by Dr. Sankar Navaneethan of the Cleveland Clinic, pointed out that their findings were based on their review of only 13 studies, and that a larger, more long-term look at weight loss and kidney function in obese kidney disease patients should be completed before definitive conclusions are drawn.

SOURCES: American Society of Nephrology, news release, Sept. 17, 2009 Published on: September 18, 2009