ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Safe Toys for Dogs
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Vitamin K Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
Tips to Ease an Aching Back
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
CANCER
Mineral May Reduce High-Risk Bladder Disease
Red Meat No No No But Oily Fish Yes Yes Yes
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma
CAREGIVING
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
Children's Bath Products Contain Contaminants
Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
DIABETES
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
DIET, NUTRITION
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain
The Raw Food Diet
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Artificial Light Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
Seasons Arriving 2 Days Earlier, Study Says
EYE CARE, VISION
Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk
Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
FITNESS
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
Uncover Why Turmeric Helps You Heal
Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Safety Should Be Priority for Those Involved in Kids' Sports
Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
MEN'S HEALTH
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Countdown to Hair Loss
MENTAL HEALTH
Common Social Groups and Race, Seem to Help People Relate
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
Heal Your Life® Tips for Living Well
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
SENIORS
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
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Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries

FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A good warm-up program may dramatically reduce sports injuries, a new report says.

A study by the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences found that focusing on strength improvement, balance, core stability and muscular awareness cut injuries by a third among almost 1,900 teenage female football players; severe injuries fell by almost half.

The study is published online in BMJ.

Study participants either did traditional warm-up exercises or the "11+" program, which consists of slow and speed running, strength and balance improvement exercise, and movements that focus on core stability, hip control and knee alignment. The 11+ also emphasized the importance of internal muscular awareness.

The authors concluded by calling for the program to be implemented as a key element of coaching, education and training in football.

While the number of lower leg injuries between the groups were statistically similar, many fewer severe injuries, overuse injuries and overall injuries occurred in players in the 11+ group. The results might have been even more favorable but not all 11+ participants kept up with the program all season.

In an accompanying editorial, John Brooks, an injury expert for the Rugby Football Union, called for people to adopt a warm-up program like the 11+ regardless of what sport or levels they play at, citing the lower incidence of severe injuries.

More information

The American Heart Association has more about how to exercise successfully.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: BMJ, news release, Dec. 9, 2008

Last Updated: Dec. 12, 2008

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