Katherine Hobson

Katherine Hobson appears in the following:

Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

Monday, March 02, 2015

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.


How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.


To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

Friday, November 21, 2014

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.


Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."


Just Seeing Charts And Graphs Makes Drug Claims More Credible

Friday, October 17, 2014

Graphs look so impressive. Even graphs that include no new information made people more likely to think that a drug is effective, a study finds. Can you inoculate yourself against that bias?


To Make Interval Training Less Painful, Add Tunes

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Alternating rest periods with bouts of really intense exercise may make you fitter, but it's not a breeze. Researchers say music can make intervals less wretched and also make you work harder.


More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Monday, September 01, 2014

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.


Schoolchildren Who Add Hand Sanitizer To Washing Still Get Sick

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.


Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

Friday, August 01, 2014

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.


Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heat stroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.


Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?


Older Moms Take Heart: You May Be More Likely To Live Longer

Saturday, June 28, 2014

There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.


We Said, "No Car Pictures."

Saturday, June 28, 2014

NPR photographer David Gilkey went to Cuba and made images of the one thing his editor told him to avoid: cars.


Fewer Women Are Having Labor Induced Early

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Government data show that fewer women are having labor induced before 39 weeks for nonmedical reasons. Advocates say that change is good for the health of babies.


Doctors Say They Would Shun Aggressive Treatment When Near Death

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There's a big difference between the kind of death doctors say they want and the care the average person receives at the end of life. Doctors want less rather than more.


Less Sleep For Little Kids Linked To More Belly Fat Later On

Monday, May 19, 2014

Need another reason to get the kids to bed on time? The more sleep young children miss out on during early childhood, the more likely they are to be obese at age 7.


Pediatricians Say Training Can Help Teens Avoid Knee Injuries

Monday, April 28, 2014

A leading group of pediatricians says specialized exercises can help young athletes protect their anterior cruciate ligaments. After puberty, female athletes are especially vulnerable to ACL tears.


Noise Machines To Help Babies Sleep Can Raise Quite A Din

Monday, March 03, 2014

Infant sleep machines, used to mask outside noise, can exceed recommended noise limits when played at high volume and placed close to a baby's sensitive ears.


Roller Derby Players Swap Bacteria (And Shoves) On The Track

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Roller derby teams had distinct bacterial colonies on their arms before a bout, researchers found. After pushing and shoving on the track, those colonies were more similar. The research is part of the push to identify the microbes that live on (and in) us.