Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.

Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.

Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents need to take an active role in protecting their children from sports concussions, an expert warns.

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare.

Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new study shows.

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns.

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.