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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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Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.

Parkinson's: 2.5 hours of weekly exercise benefits mobility, quality of life

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that patients with Parkinson's disease who exercise for at least 2.5 hours weekly have slower declines in mobility and life quality.

A-fib and exercise: Health benefits and risks

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How can someone with atrial fibrillation keep fit safely? In this article, we look at the best methods to reduce symptoms and improve heart health.

Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis.

Study: More than half of college football athletes have inadequate levels of vitamin D - deficiency linked to muscle injuries

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of Vitamin D, and this left them more susceptible to muscle injuries, according to a study at...

Can whole-body vibration stave off obesity and diabetes?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study published this week shows that whole-body vibration could offer an alternative to exercise in the fight against obesity and diabetes.

Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study finds significant increase in overall reported concussions since traumatic brain injury laws enacted.

Novel technique helps diagnose swimming-induced respiratory condition

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exercise-induced obstruction of the larynx, or voice box, is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers.

Gene found to cause sudden death in young people

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes.

Playing Pokémon Go may help people reach 10,000 daily steps goal

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After playing Pokémon Go, people were twice as likely to reach the 10,000-steps-per-day goal.

Exercise prevents cellular aging by boosting mitochondria

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exercise is known to stave off the effects of aging, but how it manages this at a cellular level is not understood. A new study focuses on mitochondria.

Cauliflower ear: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about cauliflower ear. What are the risk factors of perichondrial hematoma, can it be prevented, and what might the outlook be?

Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. New research finds exercise and psychological interventions are the best management strategies.

Athletes' symptom anxiety linked to risk of injury

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The anxiety experienced by elite athletes over illness symptoms is linked to the risk of being injured during competition and should be taken seriously, according to a study carried out at the IAAF...

Experts warn of the need to control doping also in amateur athletes

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study led by the University of Granada (UGR) has shown that doping is not only a problem exclusive to professional sports, but also occurs in amateur sports.

Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research published today in the...

Risk factors for heart failure subtypes studied in new detail

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

BMI and physical activity are known risk factors for heart failure. However, their exact relationships with subtypes of the disease are not known.

Can staying active help to prevent chronic pain? Physical activity affects pain modulation in older adults

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN®, the official...

Never too late: Reaping the benefits of exercise in early postmenopause

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Women recently postmenopause have similar or improved benefits from physical activity, in terms of muscle and blood vessel function, as those premenopause.

Do men and women respond differently to heat? Study investigates

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines who sweats more - men or women? The body's response to heat may differ according to body size, rather than gender.

Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following a stroke. Exercise can improve brain function in chronic stroke patients.

Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found.

More steps mean less hospital for older Aussies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Carbs help the body recover after intense workout

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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