ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth
Healthy adults have potential autoimmune disease-causing cells
CANCER
Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
CAREGIVING
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
Caregiving May Lengthen Life
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
DIABETES
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s
Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meat Safe
HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT ON A LOW CAL BUDGET
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids
Household Chemicals May Affect Cholesterol Levels
EYE CARE, VISION
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men
FITNESS
Weak Muscles May Cause 'Runner's Knee'
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
More Calcium And Dairy Products in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life
Less Education May Mean Poorer Health
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
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
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
MEN'S HEALTH
Countdown to Hair Loss
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
MENTAL HEALTH
Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
SENIORS
Boost In Elderly Population Will Be Felt Worldwide
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Active Young Women Need Calcium, Vitamin D
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
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