Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many students use
backpacks to carry their school books and supplies, but improper
use can lead to muscle and joint injury, neck and shoulder pain, as
well as posture problems, child health experts warn.
Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients
THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Minority patients in the United States are less likely to get knee replacement surgery, but more likely to have complications when they do, a new study finds.
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium
supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise
an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis better than a placebo and the currently available drug, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Know Your Risk of Stress Fracture
(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures are small breaks in a bone
caused by overuse from exercise.
Zika Linked to Deformed Limbs in Newborns
TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus has
already been linked to serious birth defects in the brain, and now
it looks as if the virus may also cause deformities of joints in
the arms and legs of newborns, a new Brazilian study suggests.
Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Safety When Playing Summer Sports
FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans
enjoy summer sports, but nobody enjoys heading to the emergency
room when their favorite form of exercise leads to serious shoulder
Health Tip: If You Have Pain in Your Shins
(HealthDay News) -- Pain in the shins, commonly called shin
splints, often is caused by trying to exercise too much, too
Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery
helps severely obese patients shed pounds and can even reverse
diabetes, but a new Canadian study suggests it can't erase an
existing higher risk of broken bones.
Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'
MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Gamer's thumb" -- a repetitive stress injury -- can strike anyone who spends a lot of time playing video games. But taking breaks can be just what the doctor ordered, a new study suggests.