ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
ANIMAL CARE
Safe Toys for Dogs
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
Returning to the Road Tricky After Injury
CANCER
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment
Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit
CAREGIVING
High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions
Transition From Home to Hospital Rarely Seamless
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
DIABETES
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
DIET, NUTRITION
Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits
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
Preparing for a Chlorine Gas Disaster
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
EYE CARE, VISION
Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice
Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision
FITNESS
Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
Simple Exercise Precautions To Help Keep Baby Boomers Fit
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
GENERAL HEALTH
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work
U.S. Prepares for Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
Soy Protein Doesn't Lower Cholesterol
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries
Decline of Underweight Children in U.S. Continue to Fall
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
MEN'S HEALTH
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
MENTAL HEALTH
The 3LS Wellness Program for Reversing Chronic Symptoms and Creating Lasting Health
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
SENIORS
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
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