ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug
Should Your Child Be Seeing a Chiropractor?
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
Hip Replacement Boosts Mobility at Any Age
CANCER
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Tanning Beds Shown To Raise Cancer Risk, Study Says
More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
CAREGIVING
Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas
Coordination Has Led to Quicker Heart Treatment
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer
COSMETIC
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Health Tip: After Liposuction
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
DIABETES
Patients' Photos Help Boost Radiologists' Accuracy
Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
DIET, NUTRITION
Is Coffee Good or Bad for Your Health?
Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Depression
Eat Up, But Eat Healthy This Holiday Season
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
Chemicals in Carpets, Non-Stick Pans Tied to Thyroid Disease
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players
EYE CARE, VISION
Eye Test Could Spot Diabetes Vision Trouble Early
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Too Much Sun, Too Few Antioxidants Spell Eye Trouble
FITNESS
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
GENERAL HEALTH
Standard IQ Test May Underestimate People With Autism
Can a Bad Boss Make You Sick?
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Standard IQ Test May Underestimate People With Autism
MEN'S HEALTH
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
MENTAL HEALTH
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
Worries About Weight Are Tied to Teen Suicide Tries
Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
SENIORS
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Boost In Elderly Population Will Be Felt Worldwide
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
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Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise may help extend the lives of people with kidney disease, a new study finds.

Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) die prematurely, but many of those deaths aren't directly related to kidney problems, according to background information in the study.

Researchers analyzed data collected from 15,368 adult participants of the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. Of those people, 5.9 percent had CKD. Based on the frequency and intensity of physical activity, the participants were divided into inactive, insufficiently active and active groups. They were followed for an average of seven to nine years.

The study found that 28 percent of CKD patients were inactive, compared with 13.5 percent of those without CKD. Active and insufficiently active CKD patients were 56 percent and 42 percent less likely to die during the study than inactive CKD patients. Similar exercise-related benefits were noted in those without CKD.

"These data suggest that increased physical activity might have a survival benefit in the CKD population. This is particularly important as most patients with stage III CKD die before they develop end stage renal disease," wrote Dr. Srinivasan Beddhu, of Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Healthcare System and University of Utah, and colleagues.

The study appeared online Oct. 8 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

SOURCES: American Society of Nephrology, news release, Oct. 8, 2009