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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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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.

Intensive weight loss does not cause major health problems for female fitness competitors

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Worries about the potential negative consequences of fat loss regimens for aesthetic purposes in normal weight females have been surfacing in the media.

Blood protein may serve as marker of concussion severity

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Study suggests blood level of brain protein tau may serve as a marker of concussion severity and help doctors assess athletes' readiness to return to play.

Is weekend exercise just as good as being active every day?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study looks at different exercise patterns to see if 'weekend warriors' still get all the health benefits of daily physical activity.

Biomarker in blood may help predict recovery time for sports concussions

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time before safely...

Jones Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is a Jones fracture and what are metatarsals? Learn about when to see a doctor, diagnosis, complications, and tips for a good recovery.

Stem cell 'living bandage' for knee injuries trialled in humans

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A 'living bandage' made from stem cells, which could revolutionise the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been trialled in humans for the first time by scientists at the...

Rat study provides insights on tendon overuse injuries

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In research conducted in rats, investigators have shown for the first time the effect of rotator cuff tendon overuse, or tendinopathy, on surrounding tissues.

Pokémon Go may boost exercise, but not for long

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study published in The BMJ's Christmas edition finds that Pokémon Go can increase the number of steps taken daily, but the effect is not sustained.

No good evidence that shock-absorbing insoles stave off injuries or stress fractures

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

But foot orthotics can work well, finds pooled analysis of available published data.

Football players 'not at higher risk of neurodegenerative disease'

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Given that football players have a high risk of head trauma, a new study investigates if this also puts them at risk of brain degenerative disease.

Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running.

Daily hour of yoga lowers blood pressure

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research presented in India suggests 1 hour of yoga each day significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension.

Exercise and infertility: What regimen is best for sperm quality?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Exercise intensity and semen quality have a complex relationship. Too much exercise can be bad and too little can be worse. New research finds the balance.

Field position may impact blood pressure in football players

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Football at the college-level is associated with increased blood pressure and changes in size, shape, structure and function of the heart, especially among linemen, according to a new study...

Simple walking program provides physical and mental benefits to dialysis patients

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life.

Concerns over bodybuilders injecting natural oils

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In BMJ Case Reports, doctors are warning of the dangers associated with injecting natural oils to improve muscle definition following a serious complication experienced by an amateur bodybuilder.

Study shows thinning of brain tissue remains in college football players

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A growing body of research continues to raise concerns about the effects of head trauma sustained while participating in popular contact sports, particularly football.

Aerobic exercise improves cognition in old age

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research tests the effect of aerobic physical activity on older patients with mild cognitive impairment. Changes in brain size and cognition are noted.

Exercise extends life, but which exercise is best?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

It is common knowledge that sports can extend life and improve heart health, but the question of which exercise is best has rarely been broached.