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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Graded Aerobic Treadmill Testing in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

Sep. 13, 2016 — Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and ... read more

Bodybuilders Illegally Sell Steroids to Fund Own Use and Maintain Social Status, Finds Report

Sep. 7, 2016 — Many bodybuilders illegally sell steroids to help fund their own use of performance and image enhancing drugs and maintain their social status in the weightlifting community, a new academic study has ... read more

NFL Players' Careers Most Affected by Surgery to Patellar Tendon, Achilles Tendon and ACL

Sep. 6, 2016 — The first comprehensive injury database that compares return-to-play rate and performance-based outcomes in NFL players who had orthopaedic surgery has now been released. Nearly 80 percent of the 559 ... read more

Immersion Pulmonary Edema May Cause Swimming Deaths During Triathlons

Sep. 1, 2016 — Heart abnormalities linked to immersion pulmonary edema were present in a greater-than-expected proportion of triathletes who died during the competition’s swim portion, according to a ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Football players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeastern ... read more

Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Rarely Associated With Exercise

Aug. 29, 2016 — Sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is rarely associated with exercise, according to new research. Nearly 80 percent of patients in the study had no symptoms and only one ... read more

Moderate Physical Activity Linked With 50 Percent Reduction in Cardiovascular Death in Over-65s

Aug. 27, 2016 — Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research. The 12-year study in nearly 2,500 adults aged 65 to 74 ... read more

Researchers Find Roots of Modern Humane Treatment

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have traced the roots of humane medical practices to a pioneering French physician who treated people with deformities as humans instead of 'monsters,' as they were commonly ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students. Using the smart helmet, the team hopes players of all ages will be taken off the field ... read more

Concussions and Brain Injury: Can Omega-3 Intake Aid in Brain Health Recovery?

Aug. 24, 2016 — The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a combination of targets ... read more

Female Triathletes at Higher Risk for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Aug. 23, 2016 — Female triathletes are at a higher risk for several health issues, including pelvic floor disorders, new research indicates. Researchers conducted an internet survey of 311 self-identified female ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers used biomechanical sensors to investigate exposure to head impacts during practice sessions and games in 9- to 11-year-olds engaged in a youth football program. A higher proportion of ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after new research has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance ... read more

Study to Explore the Scale of Physical Activity, Nutritional Health Messaging at Major Sporting Events

Aug. 18, 2016 — An international consortium is examining how physical activity and nutritional health messages are promoted in the run up to and during large-scale sporting ... read more

Olympic Stomach Upsets: Leaky Gut Symdrome?

Aug. 18, 2016 — A number of competitors at the Rio Olympics have reported stomach problems. Team GB officials have denied that athletes have fallen victim to food poisoning at the Olympic athletes' village in ... read more

Concussion Rates Rising Significantly in Adolescents

Aug. 18, 2016 — The number of Americans diagnosed with concussions is growing, most significantly in adolescents, according to researchers. They recommend that adolescents be prioritized for ongoing work in ... read more

Of Mice and Muscles: How Do Athletes Endure Their Grueling Runs, Swims, and Rides?

Aug. 17, 2016 — As the Rio Olympic Games continue, many armchair spectators of the Games may be wondering: How do those athletes endure their grueling runs, swims, and ... read more

Steroid Treatments With Fewer Side Effects?

Aug. 17, 2016 — An improved therapy to replace essential steroids in the body is a step closer thanks to new research. The treatment could help people unable to produce a class of steroids called corticosteroids, ... read more

Free Sports Physicals Reveal High Rates of Obesity in Student Athletes

Aug. 17, 2016 — Student-athletes were found to have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings as the general adolescent ... read more

Believe It or Not: Exercise Does More Good If You Believe It Will

Aug. 11, 2016 — People benefit more from exercise when they believe it will have a positive effect, new research indicates. A psychologist and his team have conducted a study demonstrating that test subjects derive ... read more

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