sports medicine

Jamaican sprinter appeals for help for junior athletes


September 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) Two-time Olympic 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has called on the Jamaican government to provide more support, especially for the country's junior athletes.Fraser-Pryce, also Olympic 200 ... Read more...

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Knee surgery inhibits return to sports


March 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Knee reconstruction surgery is not of much help as around 40 percent of people do not return to their previous level of activity or participation in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

MLS player conducts football camp


December 11th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) A group of children from a village in the outskirts of the capital city here have spent some quality time with Major League Soccer (MLS) player ... Read more...

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Windies women’s cricketer gets five-month ban


November 19th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 19 (IANS/CMC) West Indies batsman Tremayne Smartt has been slapped with a five-month ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a doping violation. The 26-year-old Guyanese tested ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Exercise best medicine for chronic disease


November 11th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11 (IANS) Fitness is the best medicine to prevent and manage chronic disease, a leading cause of deaths worldwide."Obesity is just a symptom of an underlying disease-sedentary lifestyle. ... Read more...

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Modified shoes can ease pain in incurable osteoarthritis


October 24th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) A modified shoe can reduce the load in people with knee osteoarthritis, especially during walking, compared to traditionally-designed athletic shoes, new research shows.Knee osteoarthritis causes pain, ... Read more...

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Watching TV for long hours shortens life expectancy


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) People sitting in front of TV for hours on end could shorten their life expectancy by almost five years, says an Australian study published Tuesday by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

You can fidget your way to fitness


June 29th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) Did you know that walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk may not be entirely pointless?In fact, the intensity and the duration of such ... Read more...

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Keep kids away from energy drinks


May 30th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) Children should stick to drinking water after exercise as energy and sports drinks contain high levels of caffeine and other harmful substances, researchers say.In a new ... Read more...

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‘Physios shy away from showing injured to sports medicine doctors’


May 27th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Indian Federation of Sports Medicine president P.S.M.Chandran said that when physiotherapists like Andrew Leipus style themselves as doctors, athletes like Gautam Gambhir become the ... Read more...

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Running barefoot better for health than with shoes


April 27th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 27 (ANI): Barefoot running can be beneficial while heavily cushioned running shoes may be leaving the foot prone to injury, according to a US sports medicine expert.Irene Davis of Harvard ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elderly people with clinical depression more prone to knee arthritis


March 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that clinical depression can make the symptoms of knee arthritis worse than what is evident on X-rays.It found that elderly people with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight loss can improve osteoarthritis-related knee pain


February 21st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that weight loss can improve knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA), which is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes."Our research on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, pedal at your desk to combat ill effects of that sedentary job


February 15th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A mini exercise bike that can be used while working at a desk or workstation could help combat ill effects of sedentary jobs, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tart cherries could speed muscle recovery


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new research by scientists in the UK has found that tart cherries could help athletes reduce muscle damage to recover faster from a tough workout.Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s possible to have an active life after disc surgery: Study


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who have had spine-bruising careers can still resume active lives after back surgery.A Northwestern Medicine study found that 80 percent of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marathon runners who finish first lose maximum weight


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Marathon runners who finish a race fastest, also lose the largest proportion of their body weight, according to a study. Conversely, those who actually gain weight ... Read more...

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Athletes’ own blood could treat tendon injuries


December 18th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 18 (ANI): A doctor in Melbourne has perfected the technique of treating tendon injuries in athletes by injecting them with their own blood, also quickening their recovery time.David Connell has ... Read more...

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Equatorial Guinea,Nigerian footballers caught up in gender row


November 27th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.27 (ANI): To field one man in a women's football team may be regarded as unfortunate. To field two looks like carelessness, or blatant cheating.This is the accusation levelled at Equatorial ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Chandran is tournament doctor for Asian Games hockey


November 9th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Indian Federation of Sports Medicine president P.S.M Chandran has been nominated by the Asian Hockey Federation to be the tournament doctor for the hockey competition at the ... Read more...

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Regular exercise wards off common cold


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) People who are fit and active are far less likely to get coughs and sniffles. And even if sporty types get colds, they are milder and don't last ... Read more...

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People who exercise regularly ‘less likely to get a cold’


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): A new research has indicated that people who are physically fit and active have fewer and milder colds.The US researchers based their findings on 1,000 adults up to ... Read more...

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Now, athletes resorting to 3-D imaging to boost performance


October 7th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): With technological advances breaking new grounds everyday, athletes are increasingly cashing on it to improve their game-some professional sports teams using motion capture technology to track how athletes ... Read more...

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1,500 dope tests to be held during Commonwealth Games


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games Federation will conduct 1,500 dope tests during the Oct 3-14 mega event, World Anti-Doping Agency director-general David Howman said Saturday.The number would go up ... Read more...

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Sports ministry says 103 Indian players have failed doping tests


September 12th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.12 (ANI): As many as 103 Indian sportspersons, including juniors, have flunked dope-related tests in the last eight months, a sports ministry official said on Saturday.With just 26 days left ... Read more...

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At least 1 in 10 athletes injured, 1 in 14 fell ill during Vancouver Winter Olympics


September 8th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): A research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has claimed that at least one in ten athletes sustained an injury and a further one in 14 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Robust doping controls in place for CWG


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) said Friday it has put in place an effective and robust programme in place to ensure that the Games are free ... Read more...

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Robust doping control programme in place for Delhi 2010


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): The Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Organising Committee with the support of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has made robust plans to ensure that Delhi 2010 Games are free ... Read more...

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Sports doctors protest non-inclusion in CWG team


September 1st, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A federation of sports doctors Tuesday protested their non-inclusion in the Commonwealth Games team of doctors. "Our non-inclusion shows the government's apathy towards sports doctors. The anti-sports medicine ... Read more...

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Sports Injury Centre to be completed by August-end


August 13th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The under-construction Sports Injury Centre at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital will be completed by Aug 31 and the equipment installed in September, well before the Commonwealth Games start, ... Read more...

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Seeking medical advice online can lead you astray


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): If you are among those who look for medical symptoms online for every problem, then beware, for at least 20 percent of the time your search will lead ... Read more...

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Arthroscopic hip surgery may fully restore function in athletes: Study


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Scientists claim that the minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery could help athletes with hip problems recover fully and resume their sport back at their pre-injury level of competition.Hip arthroscopy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Medical advice via internet injurious to health


July 5th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Patients using internet search engines to find a remedy for their injuries or illnesses may end up getting wrong or incomplete diagnoses. A report in the latest issue of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beware of Internet-based medicine info


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has found that the quality of online information about the most common sports medicine diagnoses varies widely.Therefore, patients who use the Internet to help make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female endurance sports athletes may be at risk for fertility issues


June 15th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Physicians at Loyola University Health System say that female endurance sports athletes may be at risk for serious health issues.They say that excessive exercise and inadequate nutrition ... Read more...

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