May 2014

French Researchers Harness Power Of Maths To Optimise Running

A couple of French mathematicians have developed a mathematical model that aims to ensure optimal results for runners. Amandine Aftalion from the Mathematics Laboratory in Versailles and Frederic Bonnans from the Center of Applied Mathematics recently presented their work at the Futurapolis international meeting held in Toulouse. The duo believe that their model could promote

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Southampton Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Stem Cells In Pioneering Hip Replacement Technique

Hampshire resident Meryl Richards has become the first patient to undergo a groundbreaking hip replacement operation. The technique used by doctors at Southampton General Hospital involves the combination of a 3D printed implant and a bone stem cell graft. It has been developed by scientists at the University of Southampton as part of a research

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French Study Explores Insider Perceptions About Football Non-Contact Injuries

Football is the most popular sport in the world. In addition to the masses who watch it, millions of people actively engage in it, either recreationally or professionally. But as a sport requiring substantial physical effort, football is also associated with a variety of injuries. Multiple studies have dealt with the issue of football injuries

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Online Information Hub Aims To Raise Awareness About Gout

Gout is a condition the general public knows little about. More importantly, people affected by gout often rely on information found online, which can lead them to make unhealthy or unnecessary changes to their nutritional regime. This is because much of the information available on the Internet is inaccurate. On top of that, gout patients

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A Grape-Rich Diet May Prove Beneficial For Knee OA Patients

For people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who also happen to love grapes, the Texas Woman´s University has some good news. According to a study conducted by its researchers, a diet rich in grapes may have a beneficial effect on pain levels and joint flexibility. These benefits are ascribed to the polyphenols found in the fruit.

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Cardiff University Researchers To Study Early IA

Arthritis Research UK has provided £384,000 for research into the early stages of inflammatory arthritis (IA). The money has been granted to a Cardiff University research team led by Dr Gareth Jones. Together with his colleagues, Jones will seek to clarify what drives the rapid progression of the disease, thus potentially improving the diagnosis process

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Irish Study Identifies Risk Factors For FBS Groin/Hip Injuries

Participants in field-based sports (FBS) need to take every precaution against groin/hip injuries, because once they sustain such an injury they are at high risk of a repeat occurrence. According to the findings of an Irish study, a previous groin/hip injury is the most prominent among all significant risk factors identified for FBS athletes.

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Female Concussed Patients Found To Recover Much Quicker Than Males

It seems that female athletes have an advantage over their male counterparts when it comes to dealing with concussion. This advantage is their ability to recover faster from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), as concussion is referred to by medical specialists. This is the conclusion reached by US researchers on the basis of a review

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