Health News

Breakdown of Triathlon Injuries
Five weeks after a bicycle crash that led to back and collarbone surgery, triathlete Lukas Verzbicas is out of the hospital. The injuries occurred during a training ride, but what happens when they occur during a real race?
H1N1 Vaccine Linked to Nervous Disorder
One of the conditions known to be a risk following some flu vaccinations is the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Omega-3 Oils Keep the Swelling Down
Inflammation occurs with many chronic and acute diseases. Fish oil, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, may help curb this painful symptom.
FDA Issues Warning on Natural Supplement
There are countless dietary supplements marketed as natural remedies for pain relief. In some instances, these supplements turn out to be neither natural nor safe, which seems to be the case for Reumofan Plus.
Lasting Effects of Post Surgery Pain Care
Pain medications, like opioid painkillers and NSAIDs , are often prescribed after minor surgery. The short-term benefits of good pain management are well-known. Short-term use may, however, be linked to long-term use.
Too Much of a Good Thing
Though many people are deficient in vitamin D, it's possible to go too far to make up the difference. The "sunshine vitamin" may only protect the heart if you have the right amount.
Reducing Risks Could Cut Alzheimer's
Moderate lifestyle changes may seem small, but they can provide large returns in better health. Exercising and smoking cessation are among modifiable changes capable of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Locked-In Doesn't Mean Locked-Out from Happiness
Most patients with locked-in syndrome -- resulting from brain stem injury, which leaves patients unable to move or communicate except via eye movements -- report they are happy.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.
Swan Song For Ballet Dancers
A new study has identified factors that would allow a professional dancer to resume performances after undergoing arthroscopy scope of the hip.