Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.

Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A noninvasive procedure might help people with paralysis move their legs without the need for surgery or implanted devices, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Injuring a Hamstring

(HealthDay News) -- Hamstring injuries, most often affecting sprinters and others who run, can be painful and take a long time to heal.

Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

(HealthDay News) -- Swimmer's ear occurs when water becomes trapped inside. This can cause pain, inflammation and infection.

Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed

TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking both an antidepressant and a painkiller such as ibuprofen or naproxen may increase risk of a brain hemorrhage, a new study suggests.

Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new study suggests the body contact that often occurs during such play is to blame for most brain injuries.

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals may miss an opportunity to detect physical abuse in babies and toddlers, a new study reveals.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

(HealthDay News) -- A violent blow to the head can lead to traumatic brain injury, which can permanently damage the brain. Serious cases can lead to permanent complications or death.

Muscle Strength Fades After Just Two Weeks of Inactivity

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for those who are physically fit to lose a significant amount of their muscle strength, new research indicates.

Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Fourth of July weekend is a time for celebrations and beautiful fireworks displays. But, parents do need to take steps to protect their children's ears from loud fireworks, a hearing expert cautions.