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03-02-2013 | Gynaecology | Article

Exercise in pregnancy reduces adverse effects of gestational diabetes

Regular moderate-intensity exercise during the second half of pregnancy can improve fetal and maternal outcomes for women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus, show study findings, although the team notes that regular exercise did not significantly reduce the risk for developing GDM per se.

27-01-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Rider error, bad conditions cause most mountain biking accidents

Injury risk is high for downhill mountain bikers, but could be reduced by ensuring trails are in good condition and improving rider technique, say researchers.

20-01-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Acupuncture ‘promising’ way to boost exercise response, recovery

Results from a systematic review suggest that acupuncture may improve exercise performance and postexercise recovery.

13-01-2013 | Psychology | Article

Cognitive deficits in adolescents persist for months following concussion

Cognitive deficits in adolescents occurring as a result of sports-related concussions can last for as long as 2 months after injury, say researchers.

07-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Lifting the burden of vascular disease

African-American men could improve their vascular health by lifting weights, researchers say.

06-01-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Young American football players prone to heat stress

High school American football players suffer higher rates of exertional heat illness compared with other high school athletes, show study findings.

26-12-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Translating calories to miles prompts significant portion reductions

Food labels that translate the number of calories in a meal into the amount of miles a person would have to walk to burn off those calories may be the most effective for reducing calorie intake, show study findings.

23-12-2012 | Legal medicine | Article

Sportsmanship minimizes ice hockey injuries

Banning bodychecking in youth ice hockey games may reduce game-related injury rates and increase overall player safety, systematic review findings show.

16-12-2012 | Geriatrics | Article

Improving environment can get elderly out and about

Simple changes in an older person’s local environment can have a positive impact on their level of outdoor physical activity, suggest study findings.

09-12-2012 | Public health | Article

Don’t stretch yourself too much before cycling

Stretching immediately before starting cycling appears to impair exercise efficiency and durability, warn researchers.

02-12-2012 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Run speed, functional movement predict injury in military trainees

Men who record slow times on a 3-mile run test as part of the standard physical fitness test for officer candidates for the Marine Corps in the USA have a significantly increased risk for being injured during training.

27-11-2012 | Sports medicine | Article

Brain effects of high-altitude sickness retained long term

Mountaineers who experience high-altitude cerebral edema often retain traces of the bleed in their brains for many years afterward, show study findings.

26-11-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Targeted preventive cardiac screening in US athletes ‘would limit cost’

Research published in the

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

suggests that a national echocardiographic screening program for US athletes would be prohibitively expensive.

18-11-2012 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Exercise counters negative bone effects of sedentariness in girls

Participation in weight-bearing exercise such as running or football significantly counteracts the effects of sedentary behaviors in adolescent girls, say researchers.

11-11-2012 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Exercise key to a longer life

Participating in leisure time exercise can extend a person’s life expectancy by up to 4.5 years, suggest researchers.

04-11-2012 | Sports medicine | Article

Urban outdoor aerobic training may have negative health effects

Training outside in an urban environment may not be as beneficial for a person’s health as they might hope, suggests research.

31-10-2012 | Psychology | Article

Aerobic exercise may offer new treatment option for ADHD

Research suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may offer a new treatment option for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

28-10-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Exercise not to blame for sudden cardiac death

Exercise is not to blame for sudden cardiac death in young and seemingly fit people, say researchers.

21-10-2012 | Sports medicine | Article

Lack of sleep increases injury risk in teenage athletes

Adolescent athletes who have less than 8 hours sleep a night are more likely to be injured when participating in sport than those who sleep for longer, show study results.

14-10-2012 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Ultrasound may help predict future tendon injuries in dancers

Asymptomatic focal hypoechoic changes in the patellar and achilles tendons moderately increase the risk for future injury in professional dancers, show study findings.