Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study.

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap

SATURDAY, Sept. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes hitting the playing fields this fall should be reminded that aches and pains might signal an undiagnosed sports injury, experts say.

ACL Tear Won't Keep Most College Athletes From Returning to Play: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's a debilitating injury, but an ACL tear typically doesn't mean the end of a college athlete's career, a new study finds.

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) -- may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests.

Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they're more physically active, a new study finds.

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise leading to strong heart fitness can delay a man's onset of age-related high blood pressure by nearly a decade, a new study suggests.

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker's risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds.

Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.

Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting

TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking really short but frequent walks can counteract the harm caused by sitting for long periods of time, a new study suggests.