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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...

Mini trampolines add bounce to boot camp, interval workouts

Mini trampolines, the go-to fitnesstool for people seeking a joint-friendly cardio bounce, are alsoadding spring to the push-ups,...

'The car flipped,' witness told 911 of Tracy Morgan crash

A witness to a collision on a NewJersey highway that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan andkilled one of his associates...

Indoor cold may threaten safety of elderly women

Turning down the thermostat tosave some money could cost older women by raising their risk offalls, according to a new European...

Physical activity is tied to strong bones, but most teens don't get enough

Young people who are more activegrowing up tend to end up with stronger bones, but many olderteenagers don't get enough exercise...

In treating some cancer patients, less is more: U.S. studies

Doctors can scale back treatment forcertain cancer patients, based on evidence that some drugs canbe used less frequently,...

Shaking Shakespeare: Richard III was no hunchback after all

William Shakespeare excoriatedRichard III, the last king of England to die in battle more than500 years ago, with vibrant...

Previous hip, groin injury predisposes athletes to another

Soccer and rugby players whohave injured their hip or groin are between two and seven timesmore likely to sustain another...

Low adult supervision tied to injuries among kids

Young kids are more likely toget hurt when they are not fully supervised by adults, andespecially when they are out of arm's...

George W. Bush undergoes partial knee replacement

Former President George W. Bushunderwent successful surgery for a partial knee replacement, aspokesman said on Tuesday. ...

Exercise reduces mobility problems among older adults: study

People in their 70s and 80s whotook part in a moderate-intensity exercise program over severalyears were more likely to retain...

Doctors call for stricter limits on checking in youth hockey

Body checking should be kept outof youth hockey until boys are at least 15 years old,pediatricians said on Monday. Even then,...

Fitness experts differ on best running techniques

Humans may be born to run but fitness expertsdiffer on exactly how to embark on what has been called the mostnatural cardiovascular...

Weight could be a factor in treating rheumatoid arthritis

People who are overweight whenthey are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are less likely tobe able to control the disease...

Light exercise linked to less disability

People who engage in plenty oflight movement have a lower risk of developing a disability andlosing their capacity to care...

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