ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller
Holistic Treatment for Candida Infection
Indigo Ointment Benefits Psoriasis Patients
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
CANCER
Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
CAREGIVING
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas
With Age Comes Greater Risk of Hypothermia
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
DENTAL, ORAL
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
DIABETES
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory
DIET, NUTRITION
Adults Need To Get Thier Food Facts Straight
The Raw Food Diet
Even in 'Last Supper,' Portion Sizes Have Grown
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Freckles, Moles May Indicate Risk for Eye Cancer
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids
Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's
EYE CARE, VISION
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050
FITNESS
Fliers Can Keep Blood Clots at Bay
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
GENERAL HEALTH
Want Sun Protection? Wear Red or Blue
Healthy Living Adds Years to Life
Spot light on Dani Antman New Lionheart teacher
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Standard IQ Test May Underestimate People With Autism
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
MEN'S HEALTH
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
SENIORS
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts
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Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Less TV and more exercise may help reduce incidence of type 2 diabetes, especially among black women, a new report shows.

Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center made that conclusion based on a survey of black women, a high-risk group for the disease. The findings were published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The research linked vigorous activity with a reduced risk of diabetes. Those who walked briskly for at least five hours a week had less chance of developing diabetes than those who didn't walk.

"Our results confirm that vigorous activity is protective against type 2 diabetes in African-American women," study author Julie Palmer, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University's School of Public Health and senior epidemiologist at the Slone Center, said in a university news release. "A key public health finding is that brisk walking reduced risk. That is important, because many women don't have the time or place to engage in 'vigorous' physical activity, but most women can find time to walk."

Watching an appreciable amount of television, regardless of the women's level of physical activity, was linked to a greater risk of diabetes, the study found.

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more about type 2 diabetes.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Boston University, news release, Dec. 8, 2008

Last Updated: Dec. 19, 2008

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