Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended.

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least 5 percent of American adults -- 12 million people -- are misdiagnosed in outpatient settings every year, and half of these errors could be harmful, a new study indicates.

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A savage pit bull attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl's ear. And though the ear remains fully intact, complications during the initial reattachment process raise the real risk she could lose her ear forever.

Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with epilepsy are more likely than kids without the neurological disorder to suffer broken bones or burns, a new large study from England finds.

Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career. But a new study casts doubt on that idea.

Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose brain chemistry is less affected by stressful situations could be at increased risk for car crashes, a small Canadian study suggests.

Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People seeking help online for cutting and other forms of self-harm often receive incorrect or misleading information, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Stay Comfortable in a Cast

(HealthDay News) -- Wearing a cast can be uncomfortable, and the wait for your injury to heal can seem long.

'Extreme Sports' Linked to 40,000 Head and Neck Injuries Per Year

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ever since the advent of the "X Games" in the mid-1990s, Americans have embraced so-called extreme sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and snowboarding.

Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poisonings, mostly from drug overdoses, are the leading cause of accidental death among working-age adults in the United States, a new report shows.