ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients
Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Safe Toys for Dogs
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
CANCER
Red Meat No No No But Oily Fish Yes Yes Yes
Tanning Beds Shown To Raise Cancer Risk, Study Says
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
CAREGIVING
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
DENTAL, ORAL
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
Holistic Dentistry-My View
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
DIABETES
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Preparing for a Chlorine Gas Disaster
Pilots May Face Greater Cancer Risk
Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons
EYE CARE, VISION
Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact
Eye Care Checkups Tied to Insurance Status
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
FITNESS
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
Will the Wii Keep You Fit?
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Retail Clinics Attracting Those Without Regular Doctors
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Fussy Babys Could Be Out Of Your Control
Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids
MEN'S HEALTH
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
MENTAL HEALTH
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms
SENIORS
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
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Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay

WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Increased oxygen consumption associated with moderate- to high-intensity exercise appears to reduce the risk of cancer, a new study has found.

The Finnish study included 2,560 men, aged 42 to 61, whose leisure-time physical activity was assessed over one year. None of the men had a history of cancer, according to the report published online July 28 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

During an average follow-up of 16 years, 181 of the men died from cancer. Those who engaged in moderate- to high-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes a day were 50 percent less likely to develop cancer compared with the other men.

The researchers found that an increase of 1.2 metabolic units (oxygen consumption) was related to a decreased risk of cancer death, especially in lung and gastrointestinal cancers, after they took into account factors such as age, smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index, and fiber/fat intake.

"The intensity of leisure-time physical activity should be at least moderate so that beneficial effect of physical activity for reducing overall cancer mortality can be achieved," the study authors wrote in a news release.

SOURCES: BMJ Specialist Journals, news release, July 28, 2009 Published on: July 29, 2009