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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Harmful Use of Topical Steroids in India Is out of Control, Says Expert

Nov. 25, 2015 — The widespread misuse of skin creams and lotions that contain steroids in India is harmful and out of control, argues an ... read more

Endurance Athletes Who 'Go Against the Grain' Become Incredible Fat-Burners

Nov. 17, 2015 — Elite endurance athletes who eat very few carbohydrates burned more than twice as much fat as high-carb athletes during maximum exertion and prolonged exercise in a new study -- the highest ... read more

Grow Kids' Brains Through Sport

Nov. 11, 2015 — Organized extracurricular sport activities for children help them develop and improve cognitive skills, such as greater concentration capacity, that can in term greatly help them in the classroom, ... read more

Wrist Fractures Could Predict Susceptibility to Serious Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

Nov. 10, 2015 — Postmenopausal women younger than age 65 who experienced a wrist fracture could be at increased risk for bone fractures in other parts of their bodies later in life, new research ... read more

College Football Linemen Face Greater Risk of Heart Problems

Nov. 10, 2015 — A study of freshman college athletes found participation in American-style football was associated with significant increases in systolic blood pressure. Although both football linemen and ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Running is one of the most popular sports. However, not many runners have received formal training on running. Researchers have developed a system for improving running skills based on big data ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Researchers evaluate a decade's worth of post-fight medical examinations to shed new light on injury risks of combative sports. The research offers a first-of-its-kind glimpse into the dangers ... read more

Playing Soccer or Handball During Puberty May Prevent Osteoporosis

Nov. 4, 2015 — Osteoporosis is a serious health issue that mainly affects postmenopausal women. Now, a Spanish study has confirmed that doing exercise during puberty can improve bone health in adulthood. In this ... read more

Why Is Osteoarthritis More Common Among Athletes?

Nov. 4, 2015 — Osteoarthritis and reduced range of motion in the hip and groin are more common among athletes and other people who engage in strenuous physical activity. The cause may be microscopic injuries due to ... read more

Cheerleading Could Help Challenge Gender Stereotypes, Study Says

Nov. 3, 2015 — Cheerleading has the potential to challenge traditional ideas about gender and to be an inclusive activity for both boys and girls, say authors of a new report. The study examined the educational and ... read more

Achilles Tendon Ruptures Missed in One of Four Cases, but Surgery Not Needed for Most

Oct. 29, 2015 — Achilles tendon disorders are common and often misdiagnosed, with about 25 percent of ruptures missed during initial examination, but the prognosis is favorable for the vast majority of patients, ... read more

Race Starts Could Give Some Athletes an Unfair Advantage

Oct. 28, 2015 — The alerting effect means competitors who have longer start processes finish slower, affecting standings aggregated across more than one heat. Effect is enough to deny a ... read more

The American Academy of Pediatrics Tackles Youth Football Injuries

Oct. 25, 2015 — With football remaining one of the most popular sports for children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing new recommendations to improve the safety of all players while on the ... read more

New Rule That Limits Tackling During Football Practices Knocks Down Concussions

Oct. 23, 2015 — New research shows that limiting the amount of full-contact tackling during high school football practices can have a big impact on reducing the number of concussions among ... read more

Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse Lead to Most ACL Injuries Among High School Female Athletes

Oct. 23, 2015 — A new study finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among high school athletes is significantly higher among females, who are especially likely to experience ACL tears while ... read more

ACL Injuries Increase Among School-Aged Children and Adolescents

Oct. 23, 2015 — A new study confirms what doctors working with young athletes already suspected: the number anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among youths, particularly high school students, has risen during ... read more

Gap in Awareness of Return-to-Play Practices Following Youth Sport Head Hits

Oct. 23, 2015 — Coaches and parents need more training on concussions to avoid making bad calls about when to let a young athlete back in the game, according to a new ... read more

Whey Protein Optimization for Athletes

Oct. 19, 2015 — While whey protein supplementation helps athletes build lean body mass, progress can be stifled by overlooking a key facet of training: muscle recovery. New research tests a whey protein supplement ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — In anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, graft stiffness and pre-strain play a more vital role than the choice of surgical technique, indicates a new study. The study developed a ... read more

Extreme Weight Loss Tactics Among UK Cage Fighters Prompt Alarm and Call for Action

Oct. 13, 2015 — UK cage fighters are indulging in potentially dangerous behaviors in a bid to lose large amounts of weight in the shortest possible time before a fight, reveal doctors in a snapshot survey of ... read more

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