In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with back pain that doesn't improve with treatment could have a rare type of spine infection, new guidelines suggest.

Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say.

Rugby Takes Toll on Spine, Scans Show

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Retired professional rugby players have more symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than those who don't play the sport, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Exercise Your Knees After Injury

(HealthDay News) -- If you've hurt one or both knees, performing gentle exercises can help bring them back to full strength.

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests.

Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Why Muscles Cramp

(HealthDay News) -- You've just finished working out, and one of your muscles is cramping and causing lots of pain.

More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Tommy John surgeries to fix elbows torn in sports-related injuries are being performed on teenagers, especially baseball pitchers, and the numbers are rising every year, a new study reports.

Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new study suggests the body contact that often occurs during such play is to blame for most brain injuries.

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals may miss an opportunity to detect physical abuse in babies and toddlers, a new study reveals.