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Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

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Athletics Therapy - December 2010 Archives


Record time limit (12/23/2010)

Record time limitRunning and swimming records are broken again and again at almost every international athletics event, But, can human performance continue to improve indefinitely? Will runners continue to accelerate off the starting blocks and reach the finish line in faster and faster times? Will swimmers always be able to dive into the record books with a quicker kick? ...> Full Article


Training the best treatment for tennis elbow (12/22/2010)

Training and ergonomic advice are more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections in treating tennis elbow, and give fewer side effects. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. ...> Full Article


Beetroot juice could help people live more active lives (12/21/2010)

Beetroot juice could help people live more active livesNew research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties -- its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives. ...> Full Article


Tennis star's hospitalization for altitude sickness (12/20/2010)

Tennis star's hospitalization for altitude sicknessFormer tennis champion Martina Navratilova was hospitalized for pulmonary edema -- fluid build-up in the lungs -- while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, drawing attention to the high risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude pulmonary edema. ...> Full Article


Put on the brakes after foot or ankle surgery (12/17/2010)

Patients recovering from a right foot injury or surgery should think twice about how soon they want to begin driving again. ...> Full Article


Concussed high school athletes who receive neuropsychological testing sidelined longer (12/16/2010)

When computerized neuropsychological testing is used, high school athletes suffering from a sports-related concussion are less likely to be returned to play within one week of their injury, according to a study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (published by SAGE). Unfortunately, concussed football players are less likely to have computerized neuropsychological testing than those participating in other sports. ...> Full Article


Boxing -- bad for the brain (12/13/2010)

Up to 20 percent of professional boxers develop neuropsychiatric sequelae. But which acute complications and which late sequelae can boxers expect throughout the course of their career? These are the questions studied by Hans Foerstl from the Technical University Munich and his co-authors in the current issue of Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. ...> Full Article


When to end a run (12/10/2010)

Runners and scientists for years have pondered when runners should end a run in order to avoid injuries. Physical therapy professor Tracy Dierks' study sheds light on this with findings that runners unknowingly change their running form when they run while exhausted. The change in mechanics could be related to an increased risk for injuries. ...> Full Article


Researchers use patient's own blood to treat hamstring injury (12/1/2010)

Researchers in London say they have found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: injections of the patient's own blood and a steroid along with "dry-needling," in which repeated needle punctures cause controlled internal bleeding in the injured area. ...> Full Article


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Do concussions have lingering cognitive, physical, and emotional effects?Do concussions have lingering cognitive, physical, and emotional effects?

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Athletes perform better when exposed to subliminal visual cues

High school football players show brain changes after one seasonHigh school football players show brain changes after one season

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Athletes' testosterone surges not tied to winning, study finds

The American athletics track is still a man's world

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Danger of repeat head injuries: Brain's inability to tap energy source

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Enriched environments hold promise for brain injury patients



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