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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016 — Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts. The 40 year old, from Farnham, Surrey, ran a total distance of 68.54 miles ... read more

Treatments That Reduce Knee Buckling May Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Feb. 8, 2016 — Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling, according to a ... read more

Athlete Passion Linked to Acceptance of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Feb. 4, 2016 — The more of a certain kind of passion varsity athletes have for their sport, the more favourable their attitudes towards the use of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, according to a recent study. ... read more

Playing American Football May Be a Risk Factor for Hypertension, Researchers Suggest

Jan. 11, 2016 — As National Football League playoff games are underway, a new article suggests that the toll the sport takes on players' bodies extends beyond head trauma and damage to limbs and joints. The ... read more

Is Your Child's Achy Back More Than Just Growing Pains?

Jan. 4, 2016 — It's becoming more common for children and adolescents to seek medical care for back pain. Even with expensive, advanced tests like MRI scans, doctors may not be able to find the exact cause for ... read more

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in 25-Year-Old Former Football Player

Jan. 4, 2016 — Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with repetitive head impacts and can be diagnosed only by autopsy after death. Authors write an observation letter ... read more

Still a Champion Runner at 80: Do Elite Athletes Have an Anti-Aging Secret in Their Muscles?

Dec. 22, 2015 — Elite runners do not experience the muscle weakening associated with aging as non-athletes do. A new study examines if their superb fitness is because their muscles have not ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Researchers are looking for a relationship between eye movement and the brain to find biomarkers to help diagnose and treat ... read more

Childhood Concussions Impair Brain Function

Dec. 18, 2015 — Pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years following injury, new research indicates. Over a million brain injuries are treated ... read more

Coffee May Improve Athletic Endurance Performance

Dec. 18, 2015 — The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new review ... read more

Carbs, Not Fats, Boost Half-Marathon Race Performance

Dec. 15, 2015 — Recent studies have proposed that burning fat instead of carbohydrates will improve exercise performance because the body's fat reserve is much larger than its carbohydrates reserve. A new study ... read more

Intensive Training Affects the Sleep, Performance and Mood of Athletes, but More Carbs May Help

Dec. 11, 2015 — Getting enough sleep is an essential part of any athlete’s training program, but a new study reveals intensive bouts of exercise can make it hard to get 40 winks. Suspecting that intense exercise ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — The standard of care for acute concussion may undergo a dramatic change, depending on the results of a new exercise treatment that physicians have developed and begun testing. It is the first ... read more

Cheerleading Among Safest High School Sports, Say Experts

Dec. 10, 2015 — Despite popular perceptions, cheerleading is one of the safest high school sports, yet the relatively few injuries sustained are often some of the most severe, according to a new ... read more

Getting the Most from Your Stretching Routine

Dec. 8, 2015 — The conclusions of a systematic review of hundreds of studies contradict the most common static stretching findings from the last 15 years. This research reviews hundreds of studies to determine best ... read more

Strep Bacteria Resistance to Antibiotics Studied by Student-Athletes

Dec. 1, 2015 — While balancing all their obligations is a challenge, student researchers say their athletic training makes them more focused in their research to learn why bacteria becomes resistant to ... read more

Childbirth an Athletic Event? Sports Medicine Used to Diagnose Injuries Caused by Deliveries

Dec. 1, 2015 — Childbirth is arguably the most traumatic event the human body can undergo, and new imaging techniques show that up to 15 percent of women sustain pelvic injuries that don't ... read more

Scientists Offer Sweet Solution to Marathon Fatigue

Nov. 30, 2015 — Health researchers have tested the effect of different energy drinks in staving off tiredness. Their findings reveal the importance of sucrose for endurance ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A new model of pneumatic muscle and an active type of assistive equipment incorporating this pneumatic muscle has been developed. This wearable equipment, called the Unplugged Powered Suit (UPS), ... read more

Imaging Identifies Cartilage Regeneration in Long-Distance Runners

Nov. 30, 2015 — Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to new ... read more

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