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To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...post-workout drink for recreational exercisers and athletes
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...ITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 Concussions are common in young athletes
but the underlying changes in brain function that ...ght now for safe return-to-play decisions in young athletes
and may help shape guidelines in the future. The study helps define concussion and recovery f...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...r four days while organs begin to fail. Coaches, athletes
and parents should be aware that all fall sports could lead to heat-related deaths if precautions arent taken, Mueller said. Every year we have to get the word out. And every year, he has to make a list. ...
Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes
...und steroid use among teen girls is not limited to athletes
and often goes hand in hand with other unhealthy choices, including smoking and taking diet pills. The study will be published in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal. Diane Elliot, M.D., professo...
Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?
...F-analysis could be used for medical counseling of athletes
after boxing or head injury," said Hietala. The study was extended to soccer players heading the ball repeatedly from long and high goal kicks. No increased levels of biochemical markers for brain damage in cerebrospinal fluid were found. "This dat...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...dified version of what professional and collegiate athletes
do using free weights. On the third day of the week, the exercises involved less weight than the previous two days but were much more dynamic, addressing specific injury and biomechanical patterns related to the workers' previous jobs. A drywaller, f...
Depression among retired NFL players: Rates mirror the general public, but pain compounds symptoms
...us is that this population of retired professional athletes
would benefit from a proactive educational and cli...e given a great deal of support. "On retirement, athletes
have reported jarring transitions to a life in which the focus of such intense commitment is unclear...
Research finds that male athletes prefer female team physicians
...tudies in coaching literature have found that male athletes
tend to prefer a male coach. Newly released resear... the University of Alberta has indicated that male athletes
actually prefer a female team physician to attend to their medical issues, including those related t...
Mayo Clinic solves painful puzzle of UT ligament split tear in wrist
... farmers return to work," he says. "We've also had athletes
restored: bowlers hurling a 16-pound ball, golfers, and even a major league baseball player. They seem good as new, and we haven't seen a risk of reinjury. "The split tear of the UT ligament will help explain much of the wrist pain for which the ca...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
...he fall with a kick-off assembly where U-M student athletes
give motivational messages and do a group dance with the sixth-graders. Initial screenings and surveys measure a students health, physical activity, and eating habits. The voluntary wellness screening includes height, weight, body mass index, blood p...
'Smart' sunglasses and goggles let users adjust shade and color
...nstant later. Some high-end sunglasses already let athletes
adjust to such changing conditions by swapping out lenses. But the new shades, which take from one to two seconds to transition, allow a much quicker switch. Current lens choices don't simply include different levels of shading, but also different co...
Energy supplement under study for Parkinson's disease
Whether a supplement used by athletes
to boost energy levels and build muscle can slow progression of Parkinsons disease is the focus of a North American study. Creatine, under study for a number of neurological and neuromuscular diseases such as Lou Gehrigs and muscular dystrophy, may...
Study takes next step -- Why women suffer more knee injuries
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Female athletes
are up to eight times more likely to suffer knee i...y. A recent study of 10 female and 10 male NCAA athletes
completed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic found that female ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007
... The first urine test to detect insulin doping in athletes
Analytical Chemistry Scientists in Germany are...elopment of a urine test that finally can identify athletes
who misuse certain kinds of insulin in an illicit attempt to enhance performance. Mario Thevis an...
Take fatigue seriously, says University of Alberta researcher
...s ranging from burned out' workers to recreational athletes
and people with chronic diseases."...
Athlete's 'rituals' important for overcoming performance anxiety
...terrible errors. Even the most highly accomplished athletes
will have brief lapses and fail to control anxiety...hts with positive ones." Cox said that seasoned athletes
will be less affected by anxiety because their skill levels are so high. However, rookies are more l...
Does endurance exercise promote life-threatening changes in athletes' hearts?
Some high-level athletes
who take part in endurance sports can develop a ra...hythm. Now, a new study has shown that most of the athletes
with VA have dysfunctional right ventricles. The finding adds weight to the hypothesis that enduran...
Sports cheats beware -- new test detects previously undetectable drug
... in the current drug testing system, and mean that athletes
will no longer be able to get away with this form of cheating," says lead author Mario Thevis, who works in the Center for Preventive Doping Research Institute of Biochemistry, at the German Sport University Cologne in Germany....
Grace under pressure: FSU researchers analyze the effects of stress on decision-making ability
.... Other research involves testing the reactions of athletes
as they react to situations that they are likely to encounterin game situations. Putting both experts and novices through critical scenarios such as these, laboratory researchers don't just observe the differences in subjects' performance. They als...
New treatment for post-concussion syndrome pioneered at UB
...Institute have developed a new method for treating athletes
who sustain post-concussion syndrome that, unlike the conventional approach, allows athletes
to maintain conditioning while recovering gradually from the injury. For unknown reasons, 5-10 perce...
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