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.

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds.

Water: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Deadly for Athletes

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

Why Polyester Fails the B.O. Test After Exercise

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The reason polyester clothes smell worse than cotton apparel after a hard workout is because odor-causing bacteria grow better on them, a new study shows.

More Evidence Ties Some Bone-Building Drugs to Rare Fractures

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report.

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say.

Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis don't take their expensive medications as prescribed, a new British study finds.