Weightlifting Can Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Moderate to vigorous aerobic activity is associated with a lower risk of several cancers. But a new study has found that weightlifting can also help reduce risk for certain kinds of cancers. The study, published in the most recent issue of the journal for the American College of Sports Medicine, looked at the impact of weightlifting and cancer risk in 10 common types of cancer. Researchers found weightlifting significantly reduced risk of colon cancer. For kidney cancer, weightlifting caused risk to trend downward. For the other cancers studied, weightlifting had no statistically significant impact. Weightlifting is associated with improvements in blood pressure, overall physical function and reduced risk of falls in older adults. But researchers say this is the first study they are aware of that points to possible benefits for improving cancer risk. West Virginia has the second highest rate of colorectal cancer in the nation, beat only by Kentucky. Appalachia Health News is a project
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:46:08 +0000
Treatment Court for Military Veterans Set to Debut in W.Va.
A court for military veterans and active service members is set to debut in West Virginia. State Supreme Court justices are scheduled to be on hand for the launching of the program Wednesday at the Brooke County Courthouse in Wellsburg.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:16:19 +0000
Lawyers for Gov. Justice Ordered to Explain Residency Case Motions
Lawyers for the West Virginia governor have been ordered to explain motions filed in a lawsuit about the governor's residency.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:26:46 +0000
Charter School Advocate Weighs in on new W.Va. Law
On this West Virginia Morning, as kids begin to return to school this year, many adults are unpacking new education legislation state lawmakers passed a few months ago. Among many changes, new rules will make charter schools an option for the first time in the state’s history. Emily Schultz is the director for state advocacy and policy with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Lawmakers consulted her as they shaped the education reform bill. But Schultz wasn’t happy with all the aspects of the bill. Glynis Board spoke with her about West Virginia’s new law.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000
After 17 Years, West Virginia Town Has Access to Clean Water
A West Virginia town that spent the past 17 years living under a boil water advisory finally has access to clean water.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:02:18 +0000
HIV Infection ‘Clusters’ Put Focus on Harm Reduction Programs
Health officials in Huntington, West Virginia, say a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky , officials say the primary cause of infection is needle drug use.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:46:54 +0000
West Virginia Regional Jails Saw 15 ICE-Related Bookings Last Week
A few details are emerging about Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations reported in West Virginia last week. The state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety provided West Virginia Public Broadcasting Monday with a list of inmates held in regional jails on ICE-related charges.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:38:47 +0000
Bail Set at $200,000 for West Virginia Man Who Started NYC Subway Scare
Bail was set at $200,000 Sunday for a homeless man from West Virginia who was charged with placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:40:16 +0000
West Virginia's New Catholic Bishop Set to Be Installed
West Virginia's new Roman Catholic bishop is set to be installed this week. A ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling for the Most Rev. Mark Brennan, who previously was auxiliary bishop of Baltimore.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:00:00 +0000
Syringe Exchanges Closing across Ohio Valley
On this West Virginia Morning, Health officials in Huntington, say a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky, the primary cause of infection is needle drug use. Health officials say harm reduction programs are an effective tool against HIV, offering needle exchanges and health screening services. But as the Ohio Valley ReSource’s Mary Meehan explains, many people are wary of syringe exchanges. And in some places, that means programs are closing just when they’re most needed.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000