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Sports medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Sports medicine covers subjects such as sports injury prevention and tre

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Carbs help the body recover after intense workout

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A review of existing research suggests eating carbohydrates either during or immediately after intense exercise helps the body's immune system to recover.

Tips for finding motivation with depression

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided.

Youth flag football may not be safer than tackle football

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

University of Iowa Health Care researchers report that the results of a study of injury rates in youth football leagues did not show that flag football is safer than tackle football.

Evidence of brain damage found in former footballers

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players...

Jock Itch: Causes, Treatments, and Remedies

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is jock itch? How is it diagnosed, are there any risk factors, when should a doctor be consulted, and what lifestyle tips may help to prevent it?

What are the effects of traumatic brain injury in children?

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research investigates the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury on children, as well as the importance of family in aiding recovery.

Endurance training may have a protective effect on the heart

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Findings published in Experimental Physiology suggest that exercise could be just as important for your heart heath as cholesterol and a healthy diet.

Soccer players with more headers more likely to have concussion symptoms

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Soccer players who head the ball a lot are three times more likely to have concussion symptoms than players who don't head the ball often, according to a new study published online issue of...

Fibula Fracture: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the different types of fibula fracture, how they are diagnosed, the difference between an open and closed fracture, and long-term recovery.

New study connects running motion to ground force, provides patterns for any runner

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas have developed a concise new explanation for the basic mechanics involved in human running.

How to Get Water Out of Your Ear: Six Easy Methods

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Water commonly gets trapped in the ears after swimming or bathing, but how can a person get the water out? Can people prevent water from becoming trapped?

Misdiagnosed foot, ankle injuries may result in arthritis, chronic pain and disability

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Front-line physicians are advised to err on the side of caution and opt for additional imaging and second opinions when diagnosing six common foot and ankle injuries.

Could physical activity protect children from depression?

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Evidence shows that physically active adults and teens are less likely to develop depression. Now, a new study suggests the same may be true of children.

New model to predict energy value of food and exercise shows how to avoid weight gain and cardiometabolic disease

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

To explain why so many people in developed countries are chronically overfed, tend to accumulate fat, and are at increased risk for cardiometabolic disease, researchers suggest looking no further...

Football is medicine for women with high blood pressure

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The Danish concept Football Fitness has proved to be just as effective as tablets for countering high blood pressure.

Jet lag impairs performance of Major League Baseball players

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Major League Baseball (MLB) managers trying to find an edge should pay close attention to their players' body clocks, according to a new Northwestern University study of how jet lag affects MLB...

Strategies designed to reduce excessive body temperature during exercise are explored

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Doing exercise in hot environments leads to early fatigue owing to a range of physiological factors in which high body temperature is a significant one.

Trapped by the game: Why professional footballers don't talk about their mental health

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Professional footballers do not feel it is safe to show vulnerability or admit to experiencing emotional struggles.

Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well.

Workouts with fewer reps could yield better results

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Time-poor people who do fewer repetitions during high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts may get better fitness benefits than those who complete more, according to a University of Stirling...

Just 20 minutes of exercise enough to reduce inflammation, study finds

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that a short session of moderate physical activity can reduce inflammation by activating a response at the cellular level.

Sedentary behavior raises dementia risk as much as genetic factors

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds the risk of dementia onset is just as high for sedentary older adults as it is for those with a genetic predisposition for the disease.

Just 45 minutes of exercise a week can benefit older adults with arthritis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Meeting current exercise guidelines can be hard for older adults with arthritis, but a new study finds they need only meet a third of the recommendations.

Concussion linked to brain changes in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study links mild traumatic brain injury to greater neurodegeneration and memory decline in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Can yoga help with chronic back pain?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new systematic Cochrane review analyzes existing studies on the benefits of yoga for reducing chronic, non-specific lower back pain.