ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Holistic Treatment for Candida Infection
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients
Garlic Yields Up Its Health Secret
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Winter Is Tough on Feet
Most Women With Osteoporosis Unaware of Raised Fracture Risk
Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise
CANCER
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
Yoga Eases Sleep Problems Among Cancer Survivors
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival
CAREGIVING
More Than 60,000 Patients Risked Hepatitis Infections
Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans
Rapid Infant Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Smog Tougher on the Obese
COSMETIC
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
DIABETES
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Holiday Eating
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
Hurricane Threats: Time to Batten Down the Hatches
Gene Mutation May Cause Some Cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder
EYE CARE, VISION
Protein Might One Day Prevent Blindness
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice
FITNESS
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Can You Talk Your Way to Happy?
Any Old Cane Won't Do
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
Research Shows Genetic Activity of Antioxidants
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery
Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
MEN'S HEALTH
Countdown to Hair Loss
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
SENIORS
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
WOMEN'S HEALTH
How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry
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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