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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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Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.

Exchanging sedentariness for low-intensity physical activity can prevent weight gain in children

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study...

Football-related concussion: A call for action

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The incidence of football-related TBI is reaching epidemic proportions. Dr. Paul Auerbach has suggested changing the rules of the game to stop the problem.

Are Protein Shakes OK for People with Diabetes?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Protein shakes are used as nutritional supplements but why might they be an issue for diabetics? Learn about different protein shakes and nutrition tips.

Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.

Older hearts benefit from exercise that is frequent and varied but not intense

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Heart study finds frequent and varied exercise is linked to lower risk of premature death in older people, but intense exercise is linked to higher risk.

Exercise vs. diabetes: New level of detail uncovered

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

One million participants across four continents provide the most in-depth analysis of exercise and its ability to stave off type 2 diabetes.

Strenuous exercise seems unlikely to prolong labour or boost risk of premature birth

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

But overall quality of evidence for impact of exercise during pregnancy not strong.

Running triggers brain repair and extends life in mouse model

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research finds that, in an animal model, exercise can strengthen damaged circuits and help unhealthy neurons work more efficiently.

Emotional upset and heavy exertion may trigger a heart attack

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Experiencing anger/emotional upset or heavy physical exertion appears to double heart attack risk.

Stanford researchers show air bag bike helmets have promise

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Stanford bioengineer David Camarillo knows all too well that bicycling is the leading cause of sports- and activity-related concussion and brain injury in the United States.

Wearable trackers 'may not increase activity enough to benefit health'

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds even with charity or cash incentives, regularly wearing activity trackers may increase exercise levels, but not enough to boost health.

Cerebellum: What is its Function?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This article provides a brief summary of anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, also offering tips on preserving brain health.

Physical activity may help preserve lung function in individuals with asthma

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In a study of adults with asthma, active individuals had slightly less lung function decline than inactive individuals.

Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death: What works and what doesn't, and at what cost

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms.

Exercise does not reduce multiple sclerosis risk

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The full range of risk factors for MS are not yet known. Breaking research shows that one contender - level of physical exercise - seems unlikely.

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy good for?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is known as a cure for SCUBA divers with decompression illness, but it can be used for other conditions. Find out more.

Regular exercise helps seniors maintain mobility and independence

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elderly patients who participated in a structured exercise program reduced the amount of time spent suffering from major disability by 25 percent compared to their peers who did not.

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids - which target the same receptors as cannabis - are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute...