NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

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.

Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking prescription narcotic painkillers doesn't improve movement or reduce disability in people with pain related to nerve damage, researchers have found.

Study Questions Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson's

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy might not benefit people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

Exercise Eases Low Back Pain

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may reduce your risk of low back pain, Australian researchers report.

Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions in youth ice hockey are as common as in youth football and soccer, and often occur when players break the rules of the game, a new study finds.

Exercise to Boost Spine Muscles Can Ease Back Pain, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An exercise program meant to boost coordination of muscles that control and support the spine can help reduce lower back pain, a new study suggests.

College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Former Missouri State linebacker Michael Keck quit football after three years of Division 1 play and might have faded into obscurity.

How You Can Protect Your Children From Brain Injury

FRIDAY, Jan. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of things parents and coaches can do to protect young athletes -- and non-athletes -- from a concussion, an expert says.