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Sports Medicine News

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Sports medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Sports medicine covers subjects such as sports injury prevention and treatment, exercise for health, drugs in sport, recommendations for training and nutrition and maximizing peak performance and exercise physiology.

Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook.
Cycling to work could make your day less stressful
If, like many people, you are a victim of workplace stress, a new study suggests that cycling to work instead of driving could help to diminish this.
Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows
Teenagers might get less physical activity than previously believed, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University.
How can exercise improve body image?
A new study examines the psychological effects of a single exercise session on young women and shows how working out can make us feel stronger and thinner.
How does the brain respond to a single bout of exercise?
A new review examines the data available on the neurochemical, cognitive, and behavioral effects of a single session of physical activity.
Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk
New research reveals that under 1 hour per week of resistance exercise, independent of aerobic exercise, is tied to lower risk of metabolic syndrome.
Six sciatica stretches for pain relief
Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain.
Study reveals neurological mechanism in concussions
New research shows how blows to the head cause swellings in the neurons' axons, providing insights into how different-aged neurons process concussions.
Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis
Following an exercise routine can help people with ankylosing spondylitis manage their symptoms and slow the progression of the condition.
Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?
In this article, learn about exercise and lung health. What are the considerations and precautions for exercising with acute and chronic bronchitis?
Competitive football players have superior vision, study suggests
The visual abilities of competitive football players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English...
Running multiple marathons does not increase risk of atherosclerosis
Running multiple marathons does not increase the risk of atherosclerosis, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Extensor tendonitis: Causes, recovery, and prevention
In this article learn about extensor tendons and what causes extensor tendonitis. What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed and treated?
Buckle fractures: Risk factors and recovery
Common in children, buckle fractures occur when one side of a bone bends rather than breaking. In this article, learn about the symptoms and treatment.
Bouldering may help to treat depression
Bouldering is not only good for physical health, but mental health, too. New research has found that the sport may help to reduce symptoms of depression.

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Concussion protocols often not followed during FIFA World Cup
In the 2014 soccer World Cup, concussion assessment protocols were not followed in more than 60 percent of plays in which players involved in head collisions were not assessed by sideline health care personnel, according to a study.
Yoga more risky for causing musculoskeletal pain than you might think
Yoga causes musculoskeletal pain in 10 percent of people and exacerbates 21 percent of existing injuries, research shows. The findings come from the first prospective study to investigate injuries caused from recreational participation in yoga. The injury rate is up to 10 times higher than has previously been reported.
Three ways neuroscience can advance the concussion debate
While concussion awareness has improved over the past decade, understanding the nuances of these sports injuries, their severity, symptoms, and treatment, is still a work in progress. Neurologists and neurotraumatologists have reviewed the science of concussions and outlined several areas where neuroscience and clinical research can help create consensus in the field: definitions of what acute and chronic concussions are, diagnostics, and management and treatment.
Head impact exposure increases as youth football players get older, bigger
Youth football players are exposed to more and more forceful head impacts as they move up in age- and weight-based levels of play, according to researchers.
Study examines facial fractures from recreational activity in adults 55 and o...
Aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities are encouraged for older adults but there are implications for injury patterns and prevention, warns a new report.
Physical activity within physical education: Time for a rethink?
Physical education (PE) in the United States may be failing both teachers and children, suggests new research.
Underweight female runners more likely to get stress fractures
Female runners who are underweight have a higher risk for injury and take longer to heal, according to a new study. A researcher studied dozens of Division I athletes over three years and found that those with a body mass index of 19 or below were likely to develop stress fractures because their bodies are unable to handle the constant pounding of running.
Could removal of aging cells extend human life?
A research team has confirmed that targeting SnCs could treat age-related degenerative joint disease.
Competitive soccer players have superior vision, study suggests
The visual abilities of competitive soccer players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English Premier League players.
Running multiple marathons does not increase risk of atherosclerosis
The health of blood vessels depends solely on age, suggests new research. The new study aimed to find out whether running itself could induce the early development of atherosclerosis.
Sleep disturbances predict substance use among college athletes
Preliminary results of a new study show that sleep disturbance is strongly related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among student athletes in college.
Sleep extension improves response time, reduces fatigue in professional baseb...
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that short-term sleep extension improves response time and daytime functioning of professional baseball players.
Compression tights don't help runners reach finish line, study reveals
Despite the fact that distance runners swear by them, a new study finds compression tights don?t help runners go farther or faster.
'Harder, better, faster, stronger': Tethered soft exosuit reduces metabolic c...
What if running the 26.2 miles of a marathon only felt like running 24.9 miles, or if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training? Researchers have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running on a treadmill by 5.4% compared to not wearing the exosuit, bringing those dreams of high performance closer to reality.
Sensing insole for footstrike pattern detection in runners
A mobile biofeedback device has been developed for footstrike pattern modification for injury prevention and rehabilitation in runners.