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Link between athleticism and neurological disease

...searchers have now discovered a link between being athletic and developing ALS, as well as motor neurone disea...ch has shown a link between ALS and being lean and athletic throughout life. They found that the odds of having motor neurone disease was 2.21 times higher in t...

Regular exercise linked to extended menstrual cycles

...this evidence comes largely from studies of highly athletic women who get few periods or have stopped menstruating altogether. Whether more-moderate exercise affects the menstrual cycle significantly is still unclear. Dr. Barbara Sternfeld of Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, California and her colleagues looked...

Helping Kids Attain a Healthy Weight

...en ages 8 and 12 are more likely to link weight to athletic performance and appearance than health. Even more significantly, their parents also fail to see the importance of a healthy weight, instead viewing overweight problems in children more in terms of appearance and self-esteem.These results come //from ...

The Benefits Of A Stretch

...alists also argue that stretching does not improve athletic performance in most cases. Past studies have shown that athletes who stretched prior to running actually performed worse than those who did not stretch. However, researchers says there are some benefits of stretching for people who endure chronic pos...

Should we avoid energy drinks to protect our teeth?

... just be sacrificing their oral health for sake of athletic achievements. //According to a study published in the January issue of Journal General Dentistry, most harm caused to the dental enamel is caused by bottled lemonade, sports drinks and energy drinks. At times the damage caused to the dental enamel by...

Is Man’s Aggression Linked To His Finger

...os are thought to be masculine and associated with athletic prowess in man. Smaller digit ratios are also due to higher prenatal testosterone levels, and greater sensitivity to androgens. In other words, male hormones are responsible for lower digit or finger ratios. The study tested the finger ratios again...

Stretching May Not Decrease Risk Of Injury In Power Sports

...orts is considered to prevent injuries and improve athletic abilities. Researchers had decided to conduct a st...there is any proof that it helps in increasing the athletic prowess of the person. On the corollary, stretching may reduce both the force and power of the perso...

All Play Is No Good For Health

...n for health and physical activities can mean much athletic activity that is bad for health. Physicians had sa...ars, doctors are increasingly treating preventable athletic injuries that could have a lifelong impact if not properly treated. Untreated injuries in bones that...

Cheerleaders run high risk of injury-US study

...dered a sanctioned sport by some state high school athletic associations. As a result, coaches are not always trained, and some schools lack the proper facilities and equipment, said the study's lead author, Brenda Shields, an injury researcher at Columbus Children's Research Institute in Ohio. Some cheerl...

Being Active In Winter Despite That Inner Urge

...nowledged, said Ingo Froboese of Germany's college athletic health center in Cologne. "You have to let that inner voice win sometimes, but you also have to show it clearly who's the boss of the household," Froboese said. "Especially in winter, everyone should set concrete exercise goals and schedule activ...

90 Million Americans Harbor Drug Resistant Bacteria Inside Their Nose

...on in non-hospital areas such as prisons, spas and athletic locker rooms. MRSA accounts for a significant proportion of the skin infections seen in the emergency care rooms and the conventional hospital setup. According to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it accounts for 59% of all...

Chocolate milk may Be Good For Athletes

...ments are better than whole foods when it comes to athletic performance, it said. A team of researchers led by Joel M. Stager of Indiana University found that milk contains key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, in quantities that sports drinks can't match. In the study, nine male cyclists rode unti...

Knock on the Head – No Small Thing After Al

...understood sports injuries, says Ned Shannon, head athletic trainer and instructor at the University of Indianapolis. “People assume a concussion means you’re unconscious but that isn’t always the case. A concussion simply signifies injury to the brain has occurred.” A Grade One, or mild, concussion never r...

Is Addition Of Proteins In The Sports Drink Beneficial?

...e to exhaustion' tests that do not resemble normal athletic competition. In addition, the subjects in those studies received less than the optimal recommended amount of carbohydrate,’ says Gibala. ‘Our study shows that protein confers no performance benefit during 'real life' exercise when athletes consume ...

Proper Fitting Of Football Helmets Essential To Prevent Concussion

...ividuals fit their helmets rather than a certified athletic trainer. It was noted that in most teams high sch...lmet was noted to be 43.4% while the percentage of athletic trainers fitting helmets was found to be 23.6%. The percentage of other individuals fitting the hel...

New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures

...n the market, and these could be incorporated into athletic apparel, such as running shoes and exercise tights to monitor areas most susceptible to fractures," Akkus said. "Ultimately, we would like to do real-time monitoring of damage activity and learn how to distinguish between a small crack and a more str...

Findings Suggest New Method to Fight Staph Infections

...ight also be used to kill bacteria associated with athletic equipment such as football pads. Recently, Tenney attended a conference where Newsome and his graduate students presented their studies about the type of microorganisms present in cooling towers. Through that chance meeting a cooperative relationsh...

Mystery outbreak causes Canadian University to shut down

...ime we canceled classes...and all extracurricular, athletic and social events." She said, "About 40 students went to outpatient services at the local hospital on Thursday and Friday to be treated for dehydration. No students were admitted for further treatment of the suspected gastrointestinal bug, which can ...

Border Security Force Troopers Turn To Yoga

...oopers started winning medals in the all India BSF athletic competition, Jayapaul claimed. Said Anil Kumar, a trooper posted in Tripura: "After practicing yoga, I won a gold medal in the marathon event at the BSF national level competition." Added Jayapaul: "The boys are under duress. The rise in the number...

Athletic Gear in Youth Not Protective Against Near Fatal Blows to chest

...ate a need for better chest protection to make the athletic field safer for young participants. He added that those involved with youth sports also must be taught to recognize when a child has suffered the potentially deadly heart rhythm -- known as commotio cordis -- so that prompt resuscitation and defibr...

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