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Seventy year olds who don’t frequently visit the doctor have something unexpected in common – most played high school sports. They were active on a team over 50 years ago and are more likely to be active into their…

With more than one million athletes now experiencing a concussion each year in the United States, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released an evidence-based guideline for evaluating and managing athletes with concussion. This new guideline replaces the…


Diana Nyad, 61, hopes to become first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without aid of shark cage. Diana Nyad announced Sunday morning 7_August 2011, at a Havana news conference, that she planned to enter the water…


Flip-flops and sneakers with flexible soles are easier on the knees than clogs or even special walking shoes, a study by Rush University Medical Center has found. And that’s important, because loading on the knee joints is a key…


Women who make poor shoe choices early in life suffer with foot pain in later years, revealed by researchers. The new study is published in the October issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on…


ADHD is a disorder of the brain and behavior. It affects about 3 to 5% of children. The symptoms start before seven years of age. Global prevalence for children is approximately 5%, with wide variability dependent on research methodologies…


New research from the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary has found a connection between the laxity of a woman’s knee joint and her monthly hormone cycle. The research project – a collaboration between kinesiology, engineering…


Researchers have identified drugs that mimic many of the physiological effects of exercise. The drugs increase the ability of cells to burn fat and are the first compounds that have been shown to enhance exercise endurance. The team…


Research at the University of Delaware indicates that women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery than men do. By postponing surgery until they can no longer stand the pain, these women may also risk putting their mobility, and…


People whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger are at higher risk of osteoarthritis, a new University of Nottingham study has found. A study of more than 2,000 people, published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism,…

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