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Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
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Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
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B Vitamins Might Lower Stroke Risk
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Global Warming May Bring More Respiratory Woes
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children
Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
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Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines
Cases of Age-Related Farsightedness to Soar
FITNESS
Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries
Simple Steps Get Walkers Moving
When It Comes to Lifting, the Pros Have Your Back
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
GENERAL HEALTH
Afternoon Nap Might Make You Smarter
Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential
When Clocks Change, Body May Need Time to Adjust
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
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Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
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Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks
Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly
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Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
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KID'S HEALTH
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School Meals Need to Get Healthier
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MEN'S HEALTH
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Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
MENTAL HEALTH
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Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
PAIN
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Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
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Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
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Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little
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Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
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Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
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Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows

(HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help protect men from prostate cancer, says a new study.

U.S. researchers looked at 190 men who had a prostate biopsy and found that those who were moderately active -- anything equivalent to walking at a moderate pace for several hours a week -- were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The study also found that exercise was associated with less aggressive disease in men who did develop prostate cancer.

"As the amount of exercise increased, the risk of cancer decreased," lead author Dr. Jodi Antonelli, a urology resident at Duke University Medical Center, said in a news release.

The results, published Sept. 22 online in the Journal of Urology, contribute to the ongoing debate about how exercise affects prostate cancer risk, said study senior author Dr. Stephen Freedland, a urologist at Duke and the Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital.

"There have been dozens of studies about the value of exercise in lowering risk of prostate cancer, and some of them quite large, but the bottom line is that they've left us with mixed signals," Freedland said in the news release.

The majority (58 percent) of the men in this study were sedentary, which means they exercised less than the equivalent of one hour per week of easy walking.

SOURCES: Duke Medicine, news release, Sept. 22, 2009