December 2013

Sports Injury Prevention: Tips On Playing Safely

Understanding and observing the rules is the first step to avoiding sports injuries and thus deriving the maximum benefit from physical activity. Given the rising number of overuse and trauma injuries among sports participants, including young athletes, it is essential to make prevention a focal point. An article on vkool.com provides an extensive list of […]

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Cheap Heart Drug Could Provide Pain Relief For Knee OA Patients

Following the highly promising results of a recent study, researchers from the University of Dundee will test the potential of a cheap heart drug to alleviate pain in people suffering from knee osteoarthritis (OA). The team has received £135,000 from Arthritis Research UK for the first clinical trial involving the use of spironolactone to relieve

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New Report Fills Gaps In Knowledge On Snowboarding Injuries

Despite being a relatively new sport, snowboarding has attracted many followers and keeps growing in popularity. However, it is also an activity associated with very high injury rates so it is important to have a clear picture of how skill levels relate to injury incidence and patterns. Data available at present mostly details the situation

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New Running Shoe Harnesses Power Of Technology To Prevent Injuries

While jogging keeps you healthy, there is always the risk of pulled ligaments or torn muscles. Very often such problems are the result of over-exertion, which can sometimes lead to more serious injuries, for example a broken ankle. Thanks to a collaborative effort led by scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, runners

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Sports-Related Concussions and CTE: Is There A Definitive Link?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was first identified in 1928, when it was associated with boxers and came to be known as “punch drunk” syndrome. It has long been maintained that concussions sustained by participants in contact sports such as football and boxing heightened the risk of CTE. However, a new study published in the Neuropsychology

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Supplements Found To Have Positive Effect On Vitamin-D Deficient Athletes

As temperatures begin to fall, promising an abundance of snow, many of us will hit the slopes to enjoy the outdoors and the winter sun. But there are also those who train indoors, and skin exposed to sunshine indoors through a window will not produce the needed amounts of vitamin D. In order to find

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