Scientists Find Stem Cells That Might Repair Skull, Face Bones

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they may be one step closer to using stem cells to replace damaged skull and facial bones in people who experience a head trauma or undergo cancer surgery.

Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the report.

Hanging Holiday Lights Holds Hidden Danger, Surgeon Warns

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Putting up holiday lights can lead to serious foot injuries from slips and falls, an expert warns.

Serious Illness Affects Bone Health

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A critical illness can lead to bone loss, a new study finds.

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity complicates the treatment of broken bones and other major joint injuries, a new study suggests.

Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiologists believe they've figured out why knuckles crack, and the good news is the source of the noise does no immediate harm to your hand.

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows.

Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

SATURDAY, Nov. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility exercises should be part of your regular workouts, an expert says.

Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says.

Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Achilles tendon problems are often misdiagnosed, but many patients still have good outcomes, a new study suggests.