Posted 7:00 AM 5/24/2013 by By Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- As a world-class golfer, Stacy Lewis' accomplishments are remarkable. But it was a physical challenge in her childhood that defined her ascent to the top of her sport.
"I was an 11-year-old girl with my heart set on playing golf when my scoliosis was (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/23/2013 by By Denise Mann
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Glucosamine supplements that millions of Americans take to help treat hip and knee osteoarthritis may have an unexpected side effect: They may increase risk for developing glaucoma, a small new study of older adults suggests.
Glaucoma occurs when there (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/22/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who endure chronic migraines or back pain are more likely to attempt suicide, whether or not they also suffer from depression or another psychiatric condition, according to a new study.
"Clinicians who are seeing patients with certain pain (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/21/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Aggressive treatment for prostate cancer may not be warranted for many older patients with underlying medical conditions, a new study finds.
Treatments for prostate cancer, such as surgery, radiation and radioactive seed implants, can cause serious side (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.
The technique -- known as dextrose prolotherapy -- has been around for 75 years but is still considered an "alternative" (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by E.J. Mundell
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones.
The drug, Xofigo, is targeted to patients with late-stage, metastatic disease that has spread to the bones but not (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/15/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain -- they may also put a damper on your sex life.
A new study found that men who were prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction or low testosterone levels (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 5/14/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively than any treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial.
Researchers found that postmenopausal women experienced (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations in a gene involved in bone development appear to cause certain severe forms of bone loss, a finding that could lead to new therapies for the common bone-thinning disorder osteoporosis, researchers report.
The mutations were found in a Swedish (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Magnesium may be as crucial to children's bone health as calcium, according to a small, early study.
While it's known that magnesium is important for adults' bone health, few studies have examined the nutrient's role in children's bones. This study found (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis of the shoulder occurs when the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, causing pain and stiffness.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these tips to ease the symptoms of shoulder arthritis:
Posted 10:00 AM 4/30/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.
The technology, known as brain-computer (or brain-machine) (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and former smokers are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says.
Researchers analyzed data collected from 34,000 women, aged 54 to 89, in Sweden, 219 of whom had rheumatoid arthritis.(More)...
Posted 5:00 AM 4/22/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- When your heel starts to hurt, even walking can be difficult and incredibly painful.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says possible causes of heel pain include:
Posted 2:00 PM 4/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- The shape of an older person's spine may predict their future need for home assistance or admission to a nursing home, according to a new Japanese study.
The findings appeared online recently in the Journals of Gerontology (More)