ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Insight on Herbals Eludes Doctors, Patients Alike
Taking the Mystery Out of Hypnotherapy
Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
CANCER
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Adding Garlic Might Cut Cancer Risk
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
CAREGIVING
Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior
Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
Health Tip: After Liposuction
DENTAL, ORAL
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
DIABETES
Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
DIET, NUTRITION
Trans-Fat Ban In New York City Is Proving successful
Eating More Soy May Be Good For Your Lung Function
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return
Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk
Small Doses of Carbon Monoxide Might Help Stroke Victims
EYE CARE, VISION
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders
FITNESS
Weak Muscles May Cause 'Runner's Knee'
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
GENERAL HEALTH
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
Western Diet Linked To Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
MENTAL HEALTH
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
SENIORS
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms
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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