ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
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New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Indigo Ointment Benefits Psoriasis Patients
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Safe Toys for Dogs
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
A Winning Strategy to Beat Spring Sporting Injuries
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
CANCER
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
CAREGIVING
Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable
Recession Scrambling Health Spending in U.S.
Health Tip: Benefitting From Adult Day Care
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
COSMETIC
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
DIABETES
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
Saliva Test Could Monitor Type 2 Diabetes
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
DIET, NUTRITION
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers
EYE CARE, VISION
Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects
FITNESS
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks
Be Healthy, Spend Less
Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
Family Medicine Cabinet Top Source Of Kid's Poisonings
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Fussy Babys Could Be Out Of Your Control
Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
MEN'S HEALTH
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
MENTAL HEALTH
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
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
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
SENIORS
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
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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