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May 22, 2015

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Performance Enhancing Sensor Ready for Commercialization

May 20, 2015 — A wearable device will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite ... read more

May 18, 2015 — For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study suggests most youth dance classes provide only limited amounts of physical activity. The study found that slightly ... read more

Sound Waves Could Be Viable Alternative in Diagnosing Minor Fractures

May 14, 2015 — A study has been conducted of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that ... read more

World First Survey Uncovers Widespread Homophobia at UK Sports Events

May 10, 2015 — Spectator stands are the most likely sporting environment for homophobia to occur, a study concludes: 85 percent fear for the safety of gay people. Three out of four people have witnessed or ... read more

Incredible Bulk or Incredible Hulk? Side Effects of Steroid Use

May 7, 2015 — A lot of hard work, practice and dedication can help you sculpt a well-muscled body, but anabolic steroids will get you there a lot faster. What will it cost you, though? The short side of the long ... read more

Study Examines Incidence of Concussion in Youth, High School, College Football

May 4, 2015 — A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games but most concussions at the high school and college levels occurred during practice, according to a new ... read more

Detecting Knee-Cushion Problems Early Could Lead to Better Treatments

May 4, 2015 — The menisci, best known as the shock absorbers in the knee, help disperse pressure, reduce friction and nourish the knee. Now, new research shows even small changes in the menisci can hinder their ... read more

Concerns Over UK Government Plan to Increase Participation in School Rugby

Apr. 21, 2015 — The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, warn ... read more

Many Young ACL Surgery Patients Need Second Surgery Later on

May 1, 2015 — Orthopedic surgeons are seeing an epidemic of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among young athletes, and a large number of patients who have surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL undergo a second knee ... read more

Lifetime Intense Physical Activity May Lower Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

May 1, 2015 — Performing vigorous physical activity over one's lifetime may lower risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because not much is known about what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, identifying risk factors is ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to a new study. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem ... read more

Minor Injuries: How to Know Whether Ice or Heat Will Ease the Pain

Apr. 23, 2015 — To ice or not to ice -- that is the question. Or maybe the real issue is to heat or not to heat? Either way, whether you’re dealing with a one-time injury or chronic aches and pains, a few simple ... read more

Sugar and Carbs, Not Physical Inactivity, Behind Surge in Obesity, Say Experts

Apr. 22, 2015 — Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts. It is time to bust myth that anyone -- including athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they ... read more

Study Re-Examines Sports Restrictions for Children With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Apr. 20, 2015 — Sports participation may be safer than previously thought for children with the heart rhythm disorder long QT syndrome, and authors of a new study say restrictions should be eased to allow ... read more

Sex Difference in Competitiveness Even Among the Fastest Runners

Apr. 21, 2015 — Sex differences in some behaviors are well established, but it's unclear whether differences still occur within highly selective sub-populations, such as expert financial decision makers or ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar to tell exactly where the runner is on the ... read more

After Prostate Cancer, Start Walking, Experts Say

Apr. 16, 2015 — Walking at an easy pace for about three hours every week may be just enough physical activity to help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects of their treatment, according to a new ... read more

Injury Prevention Programs Not Widely Used in High School

Apr. 15, 2015 — Injury prevention programs can help reduce ankle, knee and other lower extremity injuries in sports, but the programs are not being widely used in high schools, a new study has found. Researchers ... read more

More Salt Doesn't Mean Better Performance for Endurance Athletes

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study cast doubts on the popular idea that salt consumption can help endurance athletes during competition. "While moderate sodium consumption is perfectly reasonable and should be ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — New research shows that males with higher 'reproductive potential' are better distance runners. This may have been used by females as a reliable signal of high male genetic quality during ... read more

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