Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.

Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk

(HealthDay News) -- A herniated spinal disk may cause significant pain and discomfort as the disk matter presses on a nearby nerve.

Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration

FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain can preserve oxygen to protect itself from the effects of dehydration, a new study finds.

Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says.

Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

(HealthDay News) -- Recovering from knee replacement surgery takes time, and it's important to prepare your home before the operation.

Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.

Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teens are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, a new study finds.

'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With summer in full swing so too are youthful arms, with kids happily throwing pitches as hard and as fast as they can on baseball diamonds all across America.

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have spinal surgery don't require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says.