Muscle Problem Health News

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4/26/2012
Preventable Injuries Sideline One-Third of Young Athletes

Survey of parents, kids, coaches finds knowledge gaps about sports safety

4/24/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Pulled Muscle

Make sure you stretch before exercise

3/5/2012
Health Tip: At Risk for Muscle Cramps

Who is most likely to get them

2/1/2012
Science Shows How Massage Eases Sore Muscles

Getting one post-workout can spur cellular processes that cut inflammation and pain

2/1/2012
Health Tip: Strained a Hamstring?

Here's how to help it heal

1/26/2012
Mutations in 2 Genes Linked to Rare Autism-Related Disorder

Research sheds light on Joubert syndrome, which causes physical and mental disabilities

1/25/2012
Protein That Controls Movement Does the Opposite in Parkinson's

Study with mice suggests it may be a new drug target

1/21/2012
Protect Yourself From Ski-Fatigue Injuries

Expert recommends conditioning exercises to keep skiers, snowboarders healthy

1/20/2012
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Muscles

And help avoid muscle loss as you age

10/28/2011
For Older Men, Lowered Testosterone May Mean Muscle Loss

Study shows a link, but one expert says that's no reason to try hormonal supplements

9/30/2011
Oral Steroids Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Children taking the drugs are at high risk for low levels of the nutrient, study shows

9/27/2011
Extra Pounds Linked to Weaker Legs in Older Women

Heavier seniors had less power in their legs relative to their weight than slimmer peers: study

9/13/2011
Muscle Training May Benefit Chronic Heart Failure Patients

Working out the small muscles helps boost oxygen flow, exercise capacity, study shows

8/10/2011
Human Cells Used to Make Replacement Anal Sphincters in Mice

Goal is to one day use patient's own cells to build implant for those with incontinence, scientists say

6/9/2011
Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds

Discovery may lead to new treatments to prevent wasting due to aging, illness, researchers say

6/8/2011
FDA Places New Warning Label on Zocor

High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin may raise risk of muscle damage, should not be given to new patients, agency says

6/8/2011
Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body

Long-term aerobic activity helps preserve white matter needed for key brain functions, study finds

5/19/2011
Stretch Before You Pick Up That Rake: Expert

A few precautions before summer sports and gardening will help prevent back pain

4/12/2011
Low-Intensity Exercise, Drug Combo Can Help Parkinson's Patients, Studies Show

Regimens improved movement and coordination, and reduced tremors

4/11/2011
Progressive Weight Training Can Boost Seniors' Strength

Rising levels of exercise help preserve, improve lean muscle, research shows

4/4/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Injury

Start with good posture

3/31/2011
Early Brain Therapy May Help Movement in Dystonia Patients

For those with the muscle disorder, the sooner deep brain stimulation is started the better, study says

3/2/2011
Health Tip: Prevent a Hamstring Strain

Here are factors that can increase your risk

2/28/2011
Fish Oil Seems to Help Cancer Patients Preserve Muscle

Supplements also stave off malnutrition caused by chemo, small Texas study shows

1/3/2011
Health Tip: Have Pain in the Back and Leg?

It may be an inflamed piriformis muscle

11/10/2010
9/28/2010
Nursing Home Workers At Risk for Assault: Study

Musculoskeletal pain among staff may often be related to violence in the workplace

9/14/2010
Heart Damage Seen in Mice With Cancer-Related Disease

The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found

8/26/2010
Long-Term Exercise Can Reduce Vets' Muscle Pain

Researchers find initial workout increased pain, but stress that regular sessions will reduce it

8/16/2010
Students Warned to Beware of 'Laptop-itis'

Computer design can lead to injuries in heavy users, but simple steps can minimize risk, expert advises

8/15/2010
Proper Training for Marathon Run Takes Time, Experts Say

Advice includes building up mileage slowly and avoiding overtraining

8/6/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Torticollis

When an infant's neck tilts to one side

6/17/2010
Botox May Temporarily Paralyze Emotions, Too

Facial expressions provide sensory feedback to the brain that influences feelings, research shows

6/7/2010
Muscle Tone May Play a Role in GERD

If proven true, theory may someday lead to new treatments, researcher says

4/1/2010
Researchers Boost Post-Heart Attack Survival in Mice

Nerve growth factor therapy helped heal damaged heart muscle, study found

3/11/2010
Pre-Season Test Spots Baseball Pitchers at Risk of Injury

Weakness in rotator cuff a warning sign, but exercise regimens can help, experts say

3/10/2010
Longtime Smokers May Find Protection From Parkinson's

Finding could help unravel mysteries of neurological and motor disease

2/12/2010
Research Sheds Light on Increasing Cerebral Palsy Rates Among Preemies

Findings suggest link to umbilical cord inflammation

2/8/2010
Handgrip Strength Helps Predict Death Risk in Elderly

As grip declines, so does survival, study finds

2/3/2010
Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage

Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

1/25/2010
New Guidelines Suggest Botox for Cerebral Palsy

Drug injections can reduce muscle spasticity, experts say

1/13/2010
For Achilles Overuse, Plasma Injections Look No Better Than Placebo

Increasingly popular procedure unwarranted for chronic tendinopathy, researchers say

11/26/2009
Pack Right for the Holidays to Avoid the ER

Luggage that's too big or too heavy can lead to strains or worse

11/24/2009
Chronic Pain Trips Up Seniors

Discomfort contributes to the falls that plague older adults, study finds

11/21/2009
Stunts Raise Injury Risks for Cheerleaders

Type of flooring, greater heights increase potential for trauma, study finds

11/12/2009
Gene Therapy Brings New Muscle to Monkeys

Finding holds hope of better treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

11/10/2009
Muscle Weakness Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Seniors

Reason for association unknown, but stroke is one possibility, researchers say

10/20/2009
Existing Drug May Lead to ALS Treatment

Researchers hope to start testing in patients within five years

10/14/2009
Side Effects in Statin Users Linked to Gene Mutation

Finding may help tailor treatments to keep patients from stopping meds, researcher says

10/14/2009
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's

Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say