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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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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.

Break a sweat: Wearable sweat tech offers new way to track health

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A sweat-sensing skin patch that connects wirelessly with a smartphone may soon be able to track health during exercise and warn against dehydration.

NFL doctors should be loyal to players, not teams

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

As concerns for the health of current and former players in the National Football League have been mounting, a new report explores the importance of players receiving health care free from...

Knowing your fitness number predicts your risk for future ill health

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

It is well known that individuals who are unfit are at substantially greater risk for lifestyle-related diseases and premature death.

Physically fit adults have lower statin-induced diabetes risk

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:00:00 PST

Being fit may protect those who take cholesterol-lowering statins from developing statin-induced Type 2 diabetes, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association's...

Physical and cognitive fitness may affect ALS risk

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that physical fitness, body mass index (BMI), IQ, and stress resilience in young adulthood may have effects on the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or...

Western and Lawson scientists develop game-changing blood test for concussions

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists from Children's Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per...

Research finds brain changes, needs to be retrained after ACL injury

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers say we rely more on vision after injuries, suggest a new approach to rehab.

Harm from a week's overeating may be canceled by exercise

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Overindulging in food for a week can be unhealthy, but matching it with regular aerobic exercise appears to cancel the ill effects on fatty tissue.

Aerobic exercise boosts testosterone for overweight men

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a 12-week aerobic exercise program significantly increased testosterone levels for men who were overweight or obese.

Being fit protects against health risks caused by stress at work

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel particularly stressed at work.

High number of sports-related eye injuries in U.S.

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

From 2010 to 2013, approximately 30,000 individuals a year reported to emergency departments in the United States with sports-related eye injuries, according to a study published online by JAMA...

What's that? Exercise is also good for hearing?

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Everybody has heard that exercise can help keep you slim and is good for heart health, but University of Florida researchers have also found that exercise may also help prevent age-related hearing...

Lack of activity adds up to health risks in later life for most Scots

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Fewer than a third of adults in Scotland are doing enough physical activity to develop the muscle, balance and coordination needed for a healthy later life.

Athletes' performance improved by thoughts of death

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that provoking thoughts of death might motivate athletes to perform better, supporting the so-called terror management theory.

Competition is the best workout motivation, study finds

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines competition and support as motivators for physical exercise. The study also looks at the role social media plays in motivation.

Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research finds gradually increasing muscle resistance improves brain function in elderly people. This might delay the onset of dementia.

Heading a football causes instant changes to the brain

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers from the University of Stirling have explored the true impact of heading a football, identifying small but significant changes in brain function immediately after routine heading...

Mortality and cardiovascular disease: You don't have to be an Olympic athlete to reduce the many risk factors

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers, it is hoped, will one day find a miracle cure for all kinds of diseases.

Youth football players show brain changes after just one season

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified changes in white matter in the brains of youth football players after just a single season, despite no diagnosed concussions.

Muscles have circadian clocks that control exercise response

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

The time of day determines a muscle's energy efficiency and metabolic response.

Drinking an ice slurry/water mix helps body cope with exertion in hot weather

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research from the University of Montana demonstrates a unique relationship between fluid volume and fluid temperature during arduous work in the heat.

Early return to play after concussion may be harmful for young athletes

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

Young athletes ignore safety regulations by returning to play on the same day after a head injury, new study finds. This may lead to serious complications.