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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Trading the Laboratory for the Farm: A Look at D-Ribose Supplementation in Horses

July 14, 2015 — A new research study has the potential to broaden our understanding of the popular dietary supplement d-Ribose. It may be helpful as a supplement for humans and the equine because of its crucial role ... read more

Surgeries Before College Athletics May Result in More Injuries During College Play

July 12, 2015 — Athletes who've had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their ... read more

Taking the Pain out of Office Work

July 7, 2015 — Treadmill work stations are potentially helpful in reducing the neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, a researcher ... read more

Gym Steroid Use Has Impact on Memory

July 7, 2015 — People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, according to new ... read more

High Risks from High Heels

July 1, 2015 — A new study showing the negative effects of prolonged high heel use confirms expert consensus on the footwear. An expert says that there are ways to minimize the risk of injury, however, with ... read more

Make No Bones About It: Female Athlete Triad Can Lead to Problems With Bone Health

July 1, 2015 — Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. ... read more

'Drink When Thirsty' to Avoid Fatal Drops in Blood Sodium Levels During Exercise

June 29, 2015 — For hikers, football players, endurance athletes, and a growing range of elite and recreational exercisers, the best approach to preventing potentially serious reductions in blood sodium level is to ... read more

Running With Prosthetic Lower-Limbs: Advantage or Disadvantage?

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair advantage when running against ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Physical performance after periods of hypoxic training -- in low-oxygen conditions -- has become a matter of growing controversy within the scientific community. An international study compared ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

Patients Give High Marks to Prepping for Surgery Online

June 19, 2015 — First-time surgery can be concerning to any patient. Knee surgery -- even arthroscopic surgery to treat a torn meniscus -- can require significant preparation and rehabilitation. According to a new ... read more

Study Maps Types of Physical Activity Associated With Better Sleep

June 4, 2015 — Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new ... read more

Endurance Athletes Should Be Tested While Exercising for Potentially Fatal Heart Condition

June 2, 2015 — Some athletes who take part in endurance exercise such as marathon running, endurance triathlons or alpine cycling can develop heartbeat irregularities that can, occasionally, lead to their sudden ... read more

End Game: Sport Can Ease the Transition Into Retirement

June 2, 2015 — Adjusting to the many changes retirement brings can mean the difference between a positive quality of life and one that struggles under the weight of change. A new study examined sport and its ... read more

Vestibulo-Ocular Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

June 2, 2015 — Researchers have investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that its presence was predictive of a prolonged ... read more

Neuroimaging Findings Generally Nondiagnostic in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussions

June 2, 2015 — Researchers examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared normal in 78% of cases. Although usually ... read more

Sex and Musculoskeletal Health: Differences Between Males and Females

June 1, 2015 — Woman in general have a higher incidence of osteoporosis-related hip fractures yet, conversely, they have a lower rate of mortality than men with the same fracture, according to a new ... read more

Head Injuries Could Result in Neurodegenerative Disease in Rugby Union Players

May 21, 2015 — Until now, the association between head injuries and neurodegenerative disease, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), has predominantly been made with boxers. Now, the first case has ... read more

May 21, 2015 — New research shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of those injuries were sufficient to make the investigators suggest that wearing ... read more

'Insufficient Evidence' on Degenerative Brain Disease in Athletes

May 20, 2015 — Available research does not support the contention that athletes are uniquely at risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative disorders, according to a review. Other ... read more

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