Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by E.J. Mundell
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones.
The drug, Xofigo, is targeted to patients with late-stage, metastatic disease that has spread to the bones but not (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/15/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain -- they may also put a damper on your sex life.
A new study found that men who were prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction or low testosterone levels (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 5/14/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively than any treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial.
Researchers found that postmenopausal women experienced (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations in a gene involved in bone development appear to cause certain severe forms of bone loss, a finding that could lead to new therapies for the common bone-thinning disorder osteoporosis, researchers report.
The mutations were found in a Swedish (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Magnesium may be as crucial to children's bone health as calcium, according to a small, early study.
While it's known that magnesium is important for adults' bone health, few studies have examined the nutrient's role in children's bones. This study found (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis of the shoulder occurs when the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, causing pain and stiffness.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these tips to ease the symptoms of shoulder arthritis:
Posted 10:00 AM 4/30/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.
The technology, known as brain-computer (or brain-machine) (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and former smokers are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says.
Researchers analyzed data collected from 34,000 women, aged 54 to 89, in Sweden, 219 of whom had rheumatoid arthritis.(More)...
Posted 5:00 AM 4/22/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- When your heel starts to hurt, even walking can be difficult and incredibly painful.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says possible causes of heel pain include:
Posted 2:00 PM 4/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- The shape of an older person's spine may predict their future need for home assistance or admission to a nursing home, according to a new Japanese study.
The findings appeared online recently in the Journals of Gerontology (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/18/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Working to build up bone strength will benefit you later in life, especially into your senior years when bone density naturally decreases.
The Harvard School of Public Health offers these suggestions for building stronger, healthier bones:
Posted 3:00 PM 4/15/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still out as to how worthwhile the extra technology is overall.
Posted 12:00 PM 4/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Special "mobility shoes" might ease the strain on the knees of people with knee arthritis, a small study has found.
This type of flat, flexible footwear is designed to mimic the biomechanics of walking barefoot, researchers from Rush University Medical (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/11/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Hot weather can give your feet a beating, but you can take a few steps to protect your sensitive soles from the heat and sun.
The American Podiatric Medical Association lists these tips to keep feet healthy in hot weather:
Posted 5:00 PM 4/3/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low levels of the hormone testosterone may be at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.
Both men and women with rheumatoid arthritis have lower levels of testosterone in their blood than people without the disease. (More)...