Health Tip: Easing Muscle Soreness

(HealthDay News) -- Pushing yourself during a workout can lead to sore muscles, as their fibers may develop tiny tears.

Health Tip: You May Need Surgery for Low Back Pain

(HealthDay News) -- If low back pain can't be eased with a combination of rest, medication or exercise, you may opt for surgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons says.

Scientists Pinpoint Which Kids With Heart Muscle Disease Are in Most Danger

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research has identified key risk factors that predict which children with a potentially fatal heart muscle disease will face the greatest risk of death or need for a heart transplant.

Britain's King Richard III Likely Had Roundworms

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- King Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 to 1485, suffered from a roundworm infection, according to new research.

New Method Cuts Radiation During Pacemaker Procedure: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new way of implanting pacemakers cuts radiation exposure for doctors and patients, German researchers report.

Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who discipline their teenagers with a hostile brew of screaming, cursing and name-calling may ultimately be doing far more harm than good, a new study reveals.

Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Young Americans' Prescription Med Abuse Still Down: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of illegal use of prescription drugs by young American adults is lower than it was a few years ago, as are drinking rates among kids, a new federal government report reveals.

Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A specially designed video game may help sharpen mental skills that fade with age, a new study shows.