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Head Injuries

New Study Tracks Perils Of Water Polo Athletes Head Injuries

Water polo athletes take note: A new study by University of California, Irvine researchers maps out the frequency of head injuries in the sport and reveals which positions are the most vulnerable. The first-of-its-kind report, which track several dozen male collegiate water polo players over three seasons; hence was publish today in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed,…

Kids Life Lessons

Playing Team Sports Is A Great Way To Teach Kids Life Lessons

Playing team sports is a great way to teach kids life lessons about leadership, teamwork and how to socialize with peers. Sports are also a great way to build self-esteem and gain physical skills. Most important, they’re fun. But too many nearly three quarters of young athletes are specializing in just one activity as early as…

Marathon Runners

Weekly Training Runs May Increase Injury In First Time Marathon Runners

Results presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed injuries are common among first-time marathon runners, with an increased risk for injury among athletes with a high number of weekly training runs and those who did not complete an 18-mile training run. Brett G. Toresdahl , MD, and colleagues partnered with the…

Leg day

How To Combine Leg day With Running

James Cook University scientists in Australia say they have the solution for a problem gym-goers have when they combine endurance and weight training. JCU’s Dr. Kenji Doma led the review paper. He said his own work and those of other scientists had previously discovered that resistance training, such as weight lifting; may harm performance in…

Plastic Surgeons

With Abdominal Etching, Plastic Surgeons Help Patients Get Six Pack Abs

Even with a good diet and workout routine, some men and women have trouble getting the toned abdominal appearance they want. For these patients, a technique called abdominal etching can help in creating the classic “six-pack abs” physique in men or three-vertical-line abdomen in women, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive…

Athletes In Wheelchairs

Engineering Students Build Treadmill That Use By Athletes In Wheelchairs

The eight-time national champion UTA Movin’ Mavs might be getting even better soon, thanks to some ingenuity among mechanical engineering students. A University of Texas at Arlington senior design project team built a treadmill that can be use by athletes in wheelchairs. Brandon Griffin, team leader on the project and a mechanical engineering student, said…

Running Shoes

Maximal Running Shoes May Raise Injury Risk After Transition Period

A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates cause by the shoe design do not change over time; so a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has find. The shoes, which feature increased cushioning; so particularly in the forefoot region…

Eye Injury

Doubles Badminton Players Be At Highest Risk Of Serious Eye Injury

Doubles badminton players may be at greatest risk of potentially serious eye injury during matches compared with singles players; so suggests a small study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Protective eye wear and health and safety advice should become the norm for all competitors, urge the researchers. Badminton is particularly popular…

Marathon

Doctors Long Running Advice: Get Checked Before Marathon

In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check. Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems. Fast-forward 35 years, and Boston Marathon race director…