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People with widespread pain more likely to develop insomnia

Older adults with pain for morethan a day are more likely to report trouble sleeping yearslater, according to a new study....

Switching to 'adult doctor' sometimes hard for kids with chronic illness

Chronically ill kids who"graduate" from their pediatrician to an "adult" doctor oftenfeel dissatisfied with the transition,...

Former U.S. swim star Van Dyken takes first steps since paralysis

Olympic swimming champion Amy VanDyken took her first steps this week since being paralyzed fromthe waist down when she severed...

Knee replacement may go poorly for people who think life isn't fair

People who tend to blame othersfor their suffering and think setbacks in their lives areirreparable tend to report more pain...

Many meds taken by seniors can raise risk of falls

Half of the 20 most commonlyprescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the riskof falls, according to new research....

Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

Blood vessel tears that lead tostrokes may be associated with - but not necessarily caused by -treatments involving neck...

Regardless of location, concussions serious: study

Concussions in high schoolfootball players are equally serious no matter where on the headthe hit occurred, according to...

For pro-soccer players, concussion increases risk of other injuries: study

Professional soccer players whosustain a concussion are more likely to suffer another injuryover the next year than players...

Diet supplement is focus of Va. ex-governor's corruption trial

A top Virginia health advisertestified on Tuesday at the corruption trial of former VirginiaGovernor Robert McDonnell that...

Injections and physical therapy equal for treating shoulder pain

Physical therapy and steroidinjections work equally well for shoulder pain, according to anew study. Researchers compared...

Crowdsourcing the answers to medical mysteries

For people plagued for years bymysterious illnesses, a new online service aims to help by"crowdsourcing" among medical professionals...

Express Scripts plans to narrow specialty drugs list further

Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S.pharmacy benefit manager, expects to exclude more expensivespecialty drugs from...

Snowboard injuries while listening to music less frequent, more severe

Snowboarders who use personalmusic players while boarding have fewer injuries but theinjuries they do sustain tend to be...

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

Paracetamol, a painkiller universallyrecommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does notspeed recovery or reduce...

Weather not tied to back pain: study

Back pain is no more likely tostrike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to anew study from Australia. Temperature,...

Early ACL surgery has benefits for young athletes

Young athletes who put offsurgery after tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) maybe more likely to sustain a second...

More than half of rugby tournament players lost time from injuries

Nearly 55 percent of rugbyplayers were sidelined by injuries during a 2012 internationaltournament, according to a new report....

Massachusetts curbs compounding pharmacies after 2012 meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patricksigned a law Thursday to rein in compounding pharmacies, aftertainted drugs produced...

Overweight osteoarthritis patients have more pain: study

Overweight and obese people witharthritis in their knees tend to report more pain than slimmerpeople with the chronic joint...

Study finds little benefit, some harm from steroid shots for back pain

Steroid injections widely usedto treat back pain offer little or no real benefit, according toa new study of 400 patients....

PA woman 'doctor' charged after giving physicals to truckers

A Pennsylvania woman using bogusmedical credentials to pose as a doctor was accused of identitytheft and other charges after...

One-third of knee replacements in the U.S. may be inappropriate

Judging by the symptoms ofpeople with knee arthritis, one-third of knee replacementsurgeries may be inappropriate, according...

Sydney Olympics didn't make Australians more active: study

Hosting the Olympic Gamesusually entails a whirlwind of new construction, an influx ofinternational tourism and worldwide...

Treating gum disease linked to improvements in other conditions

People who were treated forperiodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewerhospitalizations for other medical conditions...

Platelet injections don't speed hamstring repair: study

Injecting platelets from theblood into a damaged hamstring muscle does nothing to speedhealing, according to a new study...

Death or immobility often follows hip fractures in nursing homes

Half of nursing home residentswho have a hip fracture either die or lose the ability to walkon their own in the six months...

COLUMN-The state of senior health: It depends on your state

What are the best and worst places tostay healthy as you age? For answers, take out a map and followthe Mississippi River...

Soccer's many moves boost fitness skills, experts say

Young soccer players may never reachthe dazzling athleticism on display at the World Cup in Brazil,but fitness experts say...

Metal allergies may affect joint replacement success

Metal sensitivities can lead tofailure of replacement joints, and patients should be carefullyevaluated for a possible reaction...

Pope to miss procession but no health alarm, Vatican says

Pope Francis will not walk in atraditional religious procession through the streets of Rome onThursday night in order to...

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