Muscle Problem Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/15/2008
New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients

10/11/2008
Fliers Can Keep Blood Clots at Bay

Simple exercises, staying hydrated best ways to avoid deep vein thrombosis, therapists say

10/3/2008
Protein in Spinal Fluid May Contribute to MS: Study

Higher levels of immune molecule might inhibit cells' ability to fight inflammation

10/2/2008
Body Fat, Muscle Distribution Linked to RA Disability

More fat on arms, legs tied to more inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, study says

9/30/2008
Fewer Doses, Intramuscular Injection Cut Anthrax Shot Side Effects

3 vaccinations just as effective as current 6 in forming antibodies, study finds

9/30/2008
Health Tip: Stretch Your Hamstrings

To prevent pulling this muscle

9/25/2008
Statins Can Hinder Muscle Repair

Small number of patients taking them will experience damage, experts say

9/24/2008
Boomers Should Add Muscle Before It's Too Late

Resitance training in 60s, 70s wards off loss that weakens posture, balance, study says

9/19/2008
Vitamin D Levels Might Predict Risk for MS

Study finds kids with lower levels more likely to develop autoimmune disease

9/17/2008
Team Tracks Cell That May Repair Skeletal Muscle Damage

Mouse study confirms stem cells surrounding fibers can repopulate and help heal injury

8/6/2008
Light Stretching Improves Range of Joint Motion

And it does so without weakening muscles, study finds

7/29/2008
Scientists ID 'Jekyll-Hyde' Protein in Lou Gehrig's Disease

Gene mutations cause superoxide dismutase to clump up in motor neurons

7/21/2008
Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy

Reseachers to gather 10,000 samples in study of this pregnancy complication

6/10/2008
5/30/2008
Injury Patterns Similar for 'Circus' Artists, Elite Athletes

Most injuries occurred to muscles, tendons, analysis finds

5/23/2008
Basketball Star Details His Struggle With Gout

Maurice Cheeks shows that the arthritic condition can strike anyone

5/12/2008
Drugs for Restless Legs Syndrome Have Downsides

Analysis finds side effects, loss of effectiveness over time

5/12/2008
Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development

Nutrient restriction triggers pathway involved with life span, study finds

5/5/2008
Botox Works on Muscle Disorders But Not Migraines

New guidelines OK its use for involuntary contractions, headache findings were surprise

4/24/2008
Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery

Prevention of ligament injuries is key, experts say

4/23/2008
Exercise Plays Role in Recovery From Sports Injuries

Expert says goal is to maintain strength, not gain it, while you mend

4/13/2008
Muscle Weakness Found in Some Autistic Children

Genetic defect in mitochondria might explain other aspects of the disorder, researcher says

4/3/2008
Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure

Some antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature rise

3/26/2008
Breathing Muscles Atrophy Quickly During Mechanical Ventilation

Finding could one day help ICU patients get off respirator faster, researcher says

3/26/2008
Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men

Key difference appears to be how their bodies react to protein, study says.

3/24/2008
Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's

Injecting neurons that were genetic match improved symptoms, avoided rejection

2/28/2008
Health Tip: Muscle Injury?

Try the RICE method

2/14/2008
Tango Classes Put Parkinson's Patients a Step Ahead

Findings suggest spins, turns of the passionate dance improve mobility, balance

1/20/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Create Healthy Muscle in Mice

Scientific feat could lead to new treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

11/12/2007
Health Tip: Aches and Pains?

Suggestions to ease sore muscles

10/18/2007
Pre-Workout Stretching Won't Prevent Sore Muscles

New review of the evidence shows no link

9/27/2007
Health Tip: Spotting a Tremor

Here are typical symptoms

8/17/2007
New Drug Aids Muscle Function in Myasthenia Gravis

Trial of 16 patients saw 46% improvement in symptoms

8/9/2007
Stem Cell Trouble Slows Healing of Aging Muscle

Prodding cell signaling might help speed repair, scientists say

8/5/2007
Needed: Research Dollars for Muscle-Wasting Disease

But myasthenia gravis is rare, so funding is limited, doctors say

7/24/2007
Writer's Cramp May Be Tied to Brain Abnormalities

Researchers find gray matter lacking in people with the painful condition

7/18/2007
Two-Legged Walking an 'Energy Cheap' Option

Improved efficiency may have set humans on the road to bipedalism, study finds

7/17/2007
Health Tip: After a Muscle Strain

Ease back into exercise

7/16/2007
Speedy Athletic Hernia Repair Is Possible

Good rehab and the right type of mesh make the difference, experts say

7/16/2007
Throwing Helps Protect Pitchers' Arms

It can help their game, but overdoing it also brings risks, researchers warn

7/15/2007
Arthroscopic Surgery Eases Tough-to-Treat Tennis Elbow

The condition can come from any repetitive arm movement, experts note

7/12/2007
Preseason Warm-Ups Cut Soccer Groin Injuries

Program led to a third fewer such problems, researchers say

6/20/2007
Research Gives Hope Against Rare Muscle Disorder

People with HIBM are typically wheelchair-bound by 40, experts say

6/15/2007
Bengay Death Highlights OTC Dangers

Just because it's nonprescription doesn't mean it's harmless, experts caution in wake of teen track star's overdose from sports cream

6/13/2007
Eye Protein Could Shield Against MS

AlphaB-crystallin injections reversed paralysis in mice, study found

6/1/2007
Health Tip: Prevent a 'Charley Horse'

How to prepare before exercising

5/30/2007
Weight Training May Be Muscles' 'Fountain of Youth'

Genetic tests shows it reverses aging process in elderly tissues

5/12/2007
Simple Workout Urged for Pregnant Women on Bed Rest

Too much inactivity can atrophy muscles, physical therapists warn

5/1/2007
Weight Training Helps Workers With Rotator Cuff Injuries: Study

Resistance exercises got people back to work faster than traditional therapy

4/13/2007
Weightlifting During Dialysis Combats Muscle Wasting: Study

High-intensity exercise was safe, improved patients' strength, quality of life