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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

New Mexico court upholds insurance coverage for medical pot

An injured mechanic who usesmedical marijuana as pain treatment can have his former employerand the company's insurer reimburse...

UPDATE 1-Ex-football players sue NFL, claiming 'culture of drug misuse'

A group of retired pro football players sued theNational Football League on Tuesday, saying they were illegallyfed painkillers...

NFL players sue, claiming league put profit over player health

A group of former National Football Leagueplayers filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday, claiming theleague illegally drugged...

Obesity may disturb bone growth during teen years

Obese teens might not develop sufficient bone mass relative to their body weight, according to a new study from Brazil. Both...

Nobel Laureate Kertesz, 84, has surgery for broken hip

Hungarian novelist and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz, 84, winner of the 2002 Nobel Literature Prize, had surgery on Thursday...

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