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Skin expert issues winter sports warning
...ity of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Millions of winter sports
men and women will be heading for the slopes of Eu...-Machin. He says indulging in high altitude winter sports
can expose the skin to very high levels of the suns harmful UV rays. Holidaymakers therefore need t...
Magee-Womens Research Institute study finds undiagnosed sexually transmitted disease infection rate nearly 1 in 5 among adolescent females
... health clinics for other reasons entirely, like a sports
injury or a headache....
Professional mascots likely to suffer heat illness, injure knees
..., M.D., senior author of the study and director of sports
medicine and shoulder surgery at Hopkins. "They've been hit by golf carts, fallen on stairs and gotten in fights, among other mishaps. "The heat illness problem is serious, though. It could be reduced through better costume construction using mor...
New study suggests honey can boost endurance performance in athletes
...ill welcome honey as a nutritious alternative to sports
gels. The study notes: Honey reduced time to complete a 64 km time trial by over 3 minutes (compared to placebo) Honey produced over 6% greater cycling power during the time trial (compared to placebo) Equal performance to glucose, the ...
Million dollar grant by the Paul G. Allen Foundation for Medical Research to University of Washington medical scientist program
...intelligent medical devices for rehabilitation and sports
medicine applications. Benjamin Pinsky of Farmington Hills, Michigan, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University before becoming an MD/Ph.D. student in the molecular and cellular biology program. His research uses yeast to identify novel t...
Marathon runners, swimmers, and cross-country skiers beware: intensive exercise is bad for your lungs
...cold, dry weather conditions! Paradoxically winter sports
attracted most attention in the discussions in Florence, in the light of the recent findings of a survey concerning the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano. On the basis of carefully controlled physical exercises, researchers of the Olympic Committee of Col...
Physicist says women could vault to new Olympic records
...ooks. Cliff Frohlich, who has written articles on sports
physics in the American Journal of Physics and the book The Physics of Sports, points out that while the men's pole vaulting record has stood for more than 6 years, we've yet to see the heights to which women will vault. By using a vaulter's sprint s...
Ancient mediterranean port city may have been holy land way station
...ere a sign of regional importance, much like domed sports
stadiums are today," said Hohlfelder, an internationally known underwater archaeologist and historian. "It looks like this city invested considerable capital in these prestige symbols. Another reason for so many churches is that Aperlae may have be...
'Scarlet E' still taints media, still distorts epilepsy
...d the study, Krauss says, was a piece in a popular sports
news magazine that praised a team trainer who violently restrained a baseball player during a seizure, calling the trainer a hero. The young man's tooth was knocked out when the coach tried to pry his jaws open. Players were quoted who said the sei...
UCSF study finds danger in marathon runners drinking too much water
... longer endurance events. It's also possible that sports
drinks containing electrolytes could help, he said. And, of course, it's important to drink water during a race, but only enough to replenish what is lost through perspiration....
Honey may be the ideal pre-workout energy source
...profile of honey is an important consideration for sports
enthusiasts because when ingested just prior to exercise, higher glycemic index carbohydrates (like dextrose, maltodextrin or sucrose) may promote fatigue more quickly due to the corresponding release of insulin and faster muscle glycogen (stored car...
Sports massage of little physical benefit
...ogical restoration, perceived recovery, andrelated sports
performance 2000;34:109-15 Massage, widely used ...oxers either had a 20 minute massageby a qualified sports
therapist or 20 minutes of rest. The force of the puncheswas assessed in both performances. Lactate ...
Athletes take note: Not all energy bars built the same
..."Athletes - especially those involved in endurance sports
- want to enhance performance, and energy bars claim to help keep blood sugar levels at a moderate level," Hertzler said. Volunteers had to fast for at least 12 hours before taking part in ...
Researchers learn how degradation of proteins changes muscles during exercise
...benefit people withmuscle-degenerative diseases or sports
injuries. The study, published in the March Journal of Applied Physiology, demonstrates how a pathway controlsthe breakdown of specific proteins that regulate whether a muscle will provide endurance foractivities such as long-distance running or cy...
Professor says college athletic departments must pay more attention to eating disorders
...s overall and up to 30 percent of women in certain sports
engage in such potentially dangerous behaviors as not eating enough and inducing vomiting after meals, she said. Some women runners, for example, have a life-threatening inability to see how skinny they really are. On the other hand, some male wrestl...
...nclude: no swimming without a buddy,no competitive sports
and taking medication daily. Dr. Ackerman says additional research is required before widespread geneticscreening for long-QT syndrome is possible. "Most families have a different and unique mutation that causes the disease,"says Dr. Ackerman. "Howe...
Heatstroke killed four football players during 1998, expert urges precautions
...le, and coaches for football andall other vigorous sports
should take extra precautions in hot weather topre...l Associations and about150 volunteers who monitor sports
accidents. In 1968, 36 young men died after injuries in practices or in games.Mueller said. ...
UF Researcher: Athletes Likely To Have Symptoms Of Eating Disorders
...sof eating disorders, even though participation in sports
can help youngpeople have better self-images, a Un...from qualitiesthat also drive people to succeed in sports
competition, such asperfectionism, compulsiveness, self-motivation and high achievementexpectations....
Jumpin' Jordan! Athletic Gene Yields Biological Clues
...ransposon -- a highly specializedgene -- after the sports
and cultural icon. A transposon is a type of gene,common in organisms ranging from algae to humans, that literally jumps from onecell site to another. While transposons are abundant, controlling them for useful research has beennearly impossible, un...
New Biomaterial May Replace Arteries, Knee Cartilage
...eecartilage replacement in patients suffering from sports
injuries, rheumatoidarthritis and osteoarthritis, ...er bag between bones in patients with arthritis or sports
injuries to theknee," he added. In addition these studies suggest Salubria can serve as a n...
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