Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Henry VIII's reign was a tumultuous one, and new research suggests the monarch's erratic behavior may have been linked to brain injuries similar to those affecting some pro football players today.

Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a traumatic brain injury may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's-type plaques in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such plaques, a small new study suggests.

Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs have been making humans' skin crawl for thousands of years as they creep out of their hiding places in bedding at night to feast on people's blood, leaving an itchy, tell-tale rash in their wake.

Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness Pinpointed

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to pesticides and other toxins appears to be the cause of Gulf War illness in U.S. veterans, a new analysis states.

California Sees Doubling of CT Scans for Minor Injuries, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of CT scans on patients with minor injuries doubled in California in recent years, a new study reports.

Health Tip: Dealing With Mouth Sores

(HealthDay News) -- Mouth sores usually go away on their own within a week, but one that lasts longer should be examined by a dentist or doctor.

Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions in youth ice hockey are as common as in youth football and soccer, and often occur when players break the rules of the game, a new study finds.

Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of vitamin D don't improve mobility for the elderly, and may actually raise the risk for falls among certain seniors, a new study suggests.

College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Former Missouri State linebacker Michael Keck quit football after three years of Division 1 play and might have faded into obscurity.