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UK Sports Clubs Failing to Run Comprehensive Health Checks on Professional Players

... of cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems, and that a general medical history should be taken. The results from this study showed that almost nine out of 10 of the professional football clubs and over half of rugby union premiership clubs surveyed took pre-employment medical histor...

Deficiency of Vitamin D Levels may Be Common in Healthy Kids

...stigator of this study. Vitamin D is crucial for musculoskeletal health. The primary dietary source of the vitamin ...ve bone mineralization and rickets. In addition to musculoskeletal effects, vitamin D is important for immune function, and low blood levels of the vitamin may contrib...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

... Birmingham, Ph.D., P.T., Canada Research Chair in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at the University of Western Ontario and the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario. ACL reconstruction surgery is common, particularly in young, athletic individuals. The ACL is an important ligament inside the knee...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

...ing the growth spurt years is linked to injury and musculoskeletal problems, they add. Injuries to the trunk are the ...ld be modified to minimise the risk of progressive musculoskeletal damage, conclude the authors. Contact:Dr David Connell, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, S...

Surgery- Very Effective for Common Back Pain

... causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) The Nation's Medical Research Agency ...

New Relief for Unexplained Chest Pain

...ll tolerated, adding that if a cardiac, pulmonary, musculoskeletal or esophageal source such as acid reflux disease can be excluded, our findings suggest that a trial of theophylline may be effective in relieving chest pain....

US Army Opens Laboratory to Research Injuries

...er noted that the Department of Defense found that musculoskeletal injuries sprains, tears, fractures accounted for more than half of all unintentional injuries to soldiers. "These were very similar to the injuries we had been studying for the last 20 years in the sports medicine arena," Lephart said. Through ...

Treatment Cost for Arthritis on the Rise: Study

...care expenditures incurred on behalf of those with musculoskeletal conditions as well as the increment in costs beyond what would be expected of people of the same ages in the absence of the conditions. Total expenditures increased between 1997 and 2003 by about $88 billion a year, to roughly $322 billion. The incre...

Number of Specialists Best at Treating Children's Fractures Decreasing

...tric orthopedists trained to deal with the special musculoskeletal problems// of children is decreasing nationwide. T...pedist available to deal with a specific pediatric musculoskeletal injury,” said David M. Scher, M.D., pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS. “Because of these circumsta...

Longer Bed Rest may Harm Pregnant Women

...pregnant women and may cause degeneration of their musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, says a new study.// The musculoskeletal system gives human beings and animals the ability to physically move by using the muscles and skelet...

Children Find Effective Pain Relief With Ibuprofen

...ective pain reliever for children suffering severe musculoskeletal injuries, as compared to acetaminophen// and codei...36 children aged from 6 to 17 sought treatment for musculoskeletal injury to neck, back and extremities in the emergency department of the Children's Hospital of Easte...

Vitamin D Deficiency Widespread During Pregnancy

...Nutrition. A condition linked to rickets and other musculoskeletal and health complications, vitamin D insufficiency was found to be widespread among women during pregnancy, particularly in the northern latitudes. "In our study, more than 80 percent of African-American women and nearly half of white women tested at...

Concerns About Working Overtime May Be Misplaced

...kers comp episodes and to an increased risk of new musculoskeletal diagnoses for older workers." comments Harris M. Allen, Jr., Ph.D., lead author of the new report. "Our results also raise the possibility that policies like the European Union's Working Time Directive—with across-the-board restrictions that severely...

Ultrasound Technology - Boon or a Bane?

...internal organs and is a useful way to examine the musculoskeletal system to detect problems with muscles, ligaments, and joints. It also assists in identifying blockages, stenosis and other vascular abnormalities. Ian Donald and colleagues at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital in Scotland conducted the first d...

Smoking - Could Make You Weak in Your Knees

...ediating knee pain or may modify the threshold for musculoskeletal pain among smokers.’ Researchers felt the need to probe further with a view to understanding this knee-jerk reaction to smoking, in men suffering knee osteoarthritis. The study is published in the January edition of Annals of the Rheumatic Dis...

Molecular Anatomy of Influenza Virus Detailed

... causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research Agenc...

Vitamin D or Anti-osteoporosis Drug Reduces Bone Loss from Binge Drinking

...o achieve optimal health,” said Wezeman, director, musculoskeletal biology research laboratory, Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill. “This sets the stage for how healthy your bones will be in subsequent decades when requirements for calcium and vitamin D intake increase,” he said. “Postmenopausal women ...

Patients' Requests for Antidepressants can Influence Physician Evaluation of Depression

...t physician attention from treating the coexisting musculoskeletal conditions presented by patients in the study, and the researchers found no evidence to support the assertion that requests reflecting direct-to-consumer advertising distract the physician from taking a complete medical history. Instead, the research...

Obese women Prone To Short-Term Disabilities

...ences due to short-term disability were related to musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis or low back pain or mental health conditions like depression. Both categories of illness have previously been linked to overweight and obesity. Women had a higher rate of short-term disability than men - 11.6 versus 3.9...

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Health Problems in Adulthood

... cancers, heart conditions, kidney disease, severe musculoskeletal problems and endocrine abnormalities such as thyroid disease, osteoporosis and sterility. Female survivors were at higher risk than male survivors for chronic illnesses. One implication of the current study, said Dr. Meadows, is the need for continu...

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