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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Elite Cyclists Are More Resilient to Mental Fatigue

July 26, 2016 — As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new ... read more

Doping in Sports and Society: A Growing Problem

July 26, 2016 — The use of doping has spread from elite sports to include recreational sport and the growing “fitness movement”. It is now being practiced particularly by young and early middle aged people who ... read more

Most Surgical Meniscus Repairs Are Unnecessary

July 22, 2016 — Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new ... read more

Novel Biomarkers Can Help Detect Illegal Blood Doping in Athletes

July 18, 2016 — Increasing oxygen delivery to muscles can help athletes perform better and give them the edge needed to win elite competitions. This can be done through illegal 'blood doping': undergoing a ... read more

Older Women Who Sustain Facial Injuries May Have Increased Risk of Facial Fractures

July 14, 2016 — Older women who sustain facial injuries have greater risk of facial fractures, especially those who are white or Asian, while older black women have decreased risk, according to an ... read more

Negative Stereotypes Affect Female Soccer Performance

July 14, 2016 — Subjecting female soccer players to a negative stereotype about their abilities reduced their dribbling speed significantly, according to a new study. The results demonstrate the impact negative ... read more

Weights of Division III Football Linemen Up 38 Percent Since 1956, Researchers Report

July 12, 2016 — On average offensive linemen from a Division III college football conference weighed 38 percent more in 2014 than they did in 1956, while the average male's weight over the same time increased ... read more

Exercise Improves Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

July 8, 2016 — Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new study. It appears the physical ... read more

Composition of Artificial Turf Surfaces Key to Preventing High School Football Injuries

July 8, 2016 — As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety. A new study shows how the infill weight of ... read more

Return-to-Play Rates High for Football Players After Shoulder Instability Surgery

July 8, 2016 — Getting back into the game is important for any athlete after a significant injury but shoulder injuries can be tricky, especially for football ... read more

Athletes May Have White Matter Brain Changes Six Months After a Concussion

July 7, 2016 — New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion, report investigators. The study involved 17 high school and college football players who experienced a ... read more

Running Barefoot Helps Optimize Technique, Reduces Risk of Injury, Study Shows

July 7, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated how barefoot running, when done properly, can considerably decrease the risk of injury as it produces significant changes to foot strike patterns, regardless of the speed ... read more

Females Under 25 at Greater Risk for ACL Re-Tear, Say Researchers

July 7, 2016 — Graft size, sex and age have a significant effect on the odds of an ACL re-tear post reconstruction with a hamstring graft, say researchers at conclusion of a recent ... read more

Location of UCL Tears in MLB Pitchers Can Help Determine If Surgery Is Necessary

July 7, 2016 — Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in Major League Baseball pitchers are high-impact due to player time lost, making treatment decisions an even greater challenge for physicians. New research ... read more

Treating First Time Shoulder Dislocations With Surgery Can Benefit Young Athletes

July 7, 2016 — Shoulder instability is most common in the young, athletic population, bringing a focus to how these injuries are best treated. New research has demonstrated that surgery after a first-time shoulder ... read more

Science Could Help Search for the Next Tennis Champions

July 6, 2016 — Grouping young tennis players according to their physical maturity rather than their chronological age could help us develop future tennis ... read more

Injured Muscles 'Shocked' Back to Health

July 6, 2016 — A recent study in rats suggests that acoustic shock waves could speed up a muscle's healing process. This technique could help injured athletes to return to training and be able to compete more ... read more

Fine-Tuning Prosthetics for Cyclists

July 4, 2016 — Disabled cyclists will be among those competing at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in September 2016. Ensuring top performance calls for prosthetics of superior design, but tailoring them to ... read more

Rio Athletes May Benefit from 'Leaky Gut' Therapy

June 29, 2016 — 'Leaky gut' is a condition where the thin mucosal barrier of the gut, which plays a role in absorbing nutrients and preventing large molecules and germs from the gut entering the blood ... read more

Physical Activity Boosts Kids' Brain Power, Academic Prowess

June 29, 2016 — Exercise boosts kids' and young people's brain power and academic prowess, experts say, adding that time taken away from lessons for it is time well ... read more

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