Even Slightly Overactive Thyroid Linked to Higher Fracture Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who only have a mildly overactive thyroid gland face an elevated risk for fractures in the hips or spinal area, a new review suggests.

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few women at high risk for osteoporosis are being tested for the bone-depleting condition, while too many women at low-risk arebeing screened, a new study suggests.

Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows.

Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds.

Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gunshot wound to the spine left Erik Sorto paralyzed from the neck down. Yet today he is able to do some of life's most simple, but vital, actions -- such as taking a drink from a cup -- by using a robotic arm that he controls with his mind.

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death, according to a new study.

Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling

MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Senza spinal cord stimulation system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic back pain without the tingling sensation that characterizes more traditional pain-relieving methods.

When to Ice, When to Heat

SUNDAY, May 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes aren't always sure whether to use heat or ice on injuries and aches and pains, so here is some advice from experts.

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercises to strengthen the hips may ease calf pain for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests.