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May 4, 2016

Would Changing Gait Pattern Decrease Your Likelihood of Running Injuries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — Are runners less injury-prone trekking barefoot than in pricey running shoes? Maybe, according to a new literature review. Advances in running shoe technology in the last 40 years have not reduced ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Hundreds of athletes around the globe are competing in one-mile ice swims. Performance and human physiological response in water 5 degrees Celsius or less has not been well-studied. Researchers will ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, ... read more

Do More Uphill Sprints! Higher Anaerobic Fitness Gives Edge to Mountain Ultra-Marathon Runners

Apr. 3, 2016 — New research suggests a runner’s pre-race anaerobic fitness capacity may be a key factor in determining who will have the fastest finishing times during grueling 50 km (31 mile) mountain ... read more

Estrogen-Deficient Female Athletes' Memory Improves With Estrogen

Apr. 3, 2016 — In young female athletes who stop having their menstrual periods because of excessive exercise, estrogen replacement appears to improve their memory, a new study ... read more

Building a Better Concussion Test

Apr. 2, 2016 — Researchers have developed an inexpensive, ultraportable balance board called BTrackS that provides fast, objective feedback on an athlete's balance disruption following a suspected concussion. ... read more

Training to Prevent Strain Injury? Contraction Mode Matters

Apr. 1, 2016 — Hamstring injuries are the most common noncontact injury in elite sport. Despite increased research efforts, these injury rates continue to rise. Recent evidence has shown that short muscle fiber ... read more

Two-Fold Higher Risk of Concussions for NFL Players During Colder Game-Days

Mar. 31, 2016 — NFL players had a two-fold greater risk of concussions and 1.5 times higher risk for ankle injuries when games were played at colder temperatures, a new study has ... read more

Exercise Keeps Muscles, and You, Young

Mar. 30, 2016 — The “secret” to staying strong as we age has been discovered by a researcher: superb fitness. A new study found that elderly people who were elite athletes in their youth or later in life – and ... read more

Are You What You Sweat?

Mar. 30, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically sound conditions that allow the body to carry out its functions. ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of concussions by 54 percent, and drastically cut the risk of skull fractures, according to a study. To assess the impact on the brain, the researchers compared ... read more

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Resolves Concussion Symptoms, Reports Suggest

Mar. 28, 2016 — Two case reports document improvements in concussion-related symptoms following an initial session of osteopathic manipulative treatment ... read more

Research Proposes New Test on Prosthetic Legs in Competitive Sports

Mar. 24, 2016 — New guidelines proposed for prosthetic leg technology in international sporting events to prevent competitive ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — High speed and athlete inexperience are top contributing factors to injuries and accidents on the Whistler sliding track, according to a new study conducted following the death of an athlete during a ... read more

Warning: High-Intensity Training Could Hurt You If You're Not an Athlete

Mar. 23, 2016 — High-intensity 'sprint training' may be gaining popularity at gyms, but if you're new to this form of exercise, the workout could do more harm than good. A study has found signs of ... read more

Football Training Reduces the Risk of Disease in Elderly Men

Mar. 22, 2016 — Long-term recreational football training produces a number of marked improvements in health profile for 63-75 year old untrained men -- including a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular diseases ... read more

Why Are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries Than Men?

Mar. 18, 2016 — Women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries, new research ... read more

Highly Specialized High School Athletes More Likely to Have Knee, Hip Injuries

Mar. 17, 2016 — There is a sense among those who pay attention to youth and high school athletics that more and more young athletes today are focusing on excelling at a single sport instead of playing a variety. ... read more

Is Hip Arthroscopic Surgery a Sham? Researchers Seek Answer

Mar. 10, 2016 — Arthroscopic hip surgeries have replaced open surgeries as the go-to cure for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The number of such procedures increased 18-fold in the U.S. within a decade. However, ... read more

Widespread Use of Meldonium Among Elite Athletes, Research Shows

Mar. 9, 2016 — The use of meldonium -- the substance taken by tennis star Maria Sharapova -- is widespread among elite athletes, reveals new ... read more

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