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Better eye discipline may help reduce concussion in female soccer players

Better eye discipline may help reduce concussion in female soccer players

With the ever-growing popularity of women's soccer, attention to sports-related concussions is also a growing concern, as the act of heading the ball is thought to contribute to increased incidence of concussion. [More]
Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

A new study by researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Research Institute shows that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases. [More]
Clemson researchers focus on improving overall safety of football helmet facemasks

Clemson researchers focus on improving overall safety of football helmet facemasks

A team of Clemson University researchers and an Upstate businessman believe they can help make football a little safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries by increasing overall helmet protection. [More]
Groundbreaking research finds concussion biomarker in auditory system

Groundbreaking research finds concussion biomarker in auditory system

The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain's ability to process sound, according to a new study by researchers from Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. [More]
Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

A team of scientists led by Julie Saba, MD, PhD at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, has unveiled a novel role of thymic dendritic cells, which could result in new strategies to treat conditions such as autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, prematurity, infections, cancer, and the loss of immunity after bone marrow transplantation. [More]
AAOS: Shoulder replacement surgeries skyrocketing nationally

AAOS: Shoulder replacement surgeries skyrocketing nationally

The number of shoulder replacement surgeries has skyrocketed nationally and at Loyola University Medical Center as technology improves and aging Baby Boomers seek to relieve pain and restore function to arthritic shoulders. [More]
Study finds persistent cortical thinning in former collegiate football players

Study finds persistent cortical thinning in former collegiate football players

A growing body of research continues to raise concerns about the effects of head trauma sustained while participating in popular contact sports, particularly football. [More]
Study finds yoga to be safe, but older participants may have injury risk

Study finds yoga to be safe, but older participants may have injury risk

Participating in yoga is relatively safe, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who conducted the first large-scale examination of yoga-related injuries. [More]
Drug approved for other purposes can promote recovery from acute nerve damage, study shows

Drug approved for other purposes can promote recovery from acute nerve damage, study shows

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body's ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve injuries, like those sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat. [More]
New study to explore therapeutic pill for treatment of concussion

New study to explore therapeutic pill for treatment of concussion

The goal of finding a treatment for concussion may be one step closer due to a new study being launched by University of Miami researchers. [More]
New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

The prognosis for patients diagnosed with scleroderma - an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin - is not typically a rosy one. With limited treatment options available, those suffering from the disorder can face disabling hardening and tightening of their skin. [More]
New app detects 99% more health symptoms for college athletes than traditional surveillance

New app detects 99% more health symptoms for college athletes than traditional surveillance

A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more physical and mental health symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association's 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver. [More]
Replacing sedentariness with high-intensity physical activity enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in children

Replacing sedentariness with high-intensity physical activity enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in children

As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. [More]
Simple treatment can help relieve majority of back pain

Simple treatment can help relieve majority of back pain

During their lifetime, as many as eight out of ten people experience back pain that lasts more than three days. However, for a vast majority of these people, the pain goes away with simple treatment. [More]
Researchers come together to discuss potential impact of exercise at all stages of life

Researchers come together to discuss potential impact of exercise at all stages of life

Get more exercise. The often-repeated health recommendation is usually prescribed to lose weight or build muscle, but the many health effects of exercise reach far beyond weight and body composition. [More]
Predominance of testosterone in males may explain sex difference in ACL injury rates

Predominance of testosterone in males may explain sex difference in ACL injury rates

In studies on rats, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report new evidence that the predominance of the hormone testosterone in males may explain why women are up to 10 times more likely than men to injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knees. [More]
Sexual activity does not have negative impact on athletic performance

Sexual activity does not have negative impact on athletic performance

Over the course of the Rio Olympics, 450,000 condoms were distributed around the athlete's village. This may be surprising considering the common view that abstinence from sexual activity can boost athletic performance. [More]
Astronaut Kate Rubins transmits unique message to organizers of World Extreme Medicine Exposition

Astronaut Kate Rubins transmits unique message to organizers of World Extreme Medicine Exposition

Kate Rubins, one of three astronauts aboard the International Space Station, has transmitted a message of support to the organisers of the World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo, which will be held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Friday 18 to Monday 21 November. [More]
Does exercise eliminate the ill effects of sitting? An interview with Prof. Ulf Ekelund

Does exercise eliminate the ill effects of sitting? An interview with Prof. Ulf Ekelund

In short, the detrimental effects of sitting for prolonged hours can be divided into acute, or short-term, and long-term effects. [More]
Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

The words no one wants to hear: "You have breast cancer." Unfortunately, close to 300,000 American women are expected to receive that diagnosis each year. [More]
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