Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Focusing too much on playing one favorite sport probably isn't a good idea for kids under 12, researchers report.

Many College Football Players Lack Vitamin D: Study

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels are common among college football players and may put them at increased risk for injuries, a new study suggests.

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking before knee or hip replacement surgery may cut the risk of complications after surgery, a new study suggests.

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who go straight home from the hospital following hip or knee replacement surgery recover as well as, or better than, those who first go to a rehabilitation center, new research indicates.

Osteoporosis Fractures May Be Deadlier for Men

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men are more likely than women to die after suffering an osteoporosis-related fracture, researchers report.

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Female soccer players suffer the highest rate of concussions among all high school athletes in the United States, a new study finds.

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S. health officials say.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A small-scale clinical trial has cast doubt upon the potential usefulness of an anti-inflammatory drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with autoimmune diseases -- conditions that cause a person's immune system to turn against the body -- appear to have an increased risk of developing dementia, a new British study suggests.

Scientists Spot Signs That Predict Worsening Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis (MS) is more likely to progress to advanced disease among patients who suffer from fatigue and limited use of their legs, new research suggests.