- Best Fitness Gift Ideas Best Fitness Gift Ideas
Athletes can be a bit picky when it comes to their clothing, gear and fitness equipment, but there are a few great gifts that everyone who exercises will love. If you are still searching for a great gift for the active pe [...]
- How To Keep Fit During the Holidays How To Keep Fit During the Holidays
Holiday schedules can wipe out all the fitness gains you've worked hard to achieve. It may not be reasonable to expect that you are going to maintain a tough training schedule during December festivities, but that doesn't mean you should to [...]
- Christmas Gift Ideas for Athletes Christmas Gift Ideas for Athletes
There is still time to get the perfect holiday gift for the athletes and exercisers on your list. Here are some of the most popular products that meet any budget. Top Fitness Gift Ideas - Lower Budgets...Read Full Post
- Don't Try This At Home Don't Try This At Home
Not all exercises are beneficial for every athlete. It's important to tailor your exercise to fit your goals, as well as your fitness level. And even the best athletes can have some pretty bad exercise habits that, over time, can lead [...]
- Signs of a Great Personal Trainer Signs of a Great Personal Trainer
Personal training is big business and if you haven't hired one, you probably know someone who has. But how do you know if you really need a personal trainer? And if you choose to hire one, how can you tell the good from the bad?...Read Full [...]
Med Page Today
- AAN: More Proof of Effects of Pro Fighting on Brain AAN: More Proof of Effects of Pro Fighting on Brain
SAN DIEGO -- The volumes of important regions of the brain and the functional connections between them were decreased in amateur and professional fighters with the most experience, MRI scans showed.
- AAN: Treat Concussed Athletes Individually AAN: Treat Concussed Athletes Individually
SAN DIEGO -- Although athletes with suspected concussions should be benched immediately, their return to play may be handled flexibly according to symptoms and risk of further injury, a new guideline indicated.
- Metal Ions Point to MoM Hip Failure Metal Ions Point to MoM Hip Failure
Cobalt ion levels in blood were significantly higher in patients later needing revision of two types of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement, supporting proposals to use metal ion testing for screening.
- Hip Implants More Likely to Fail in Women Hip Implants More Likely to Fail in Women
Failure rates for hip implants were 29% higher for women than men in a large U.S. registry study after controlling for a variety of factors including device type, researchers said.
- Price Shopping Hit or Miss for Hip Surgery Price Shopping Hit or Miss for Hip Surgery
Most hospitals asked to provide the total price for hip replacement were unable to do so, although it was usually possible to gauge the cost by also contacting orthopedic surgeons separately.
Medical News Today
- Type 2 diabetics 'have better glucose control' with exercise game Type 2 diabetics 'have better glucose control' with exercise game
Exercise video games are used by many people worldwide to adopt a regular exercise routine, help with weight loss or to simply play with friends. But new research suggests the popular games could help people with type 2 diabetes to improve [...]
- Five healthy behaviors lower dementia risk, study shows Five healthy behaviors lower dementia risk, study shows
A 35-year study from the UK cites five lifestyle behaviors that have been shown to reduce the risk of cognitive decline, and researchers say these healthy habits are more beneficial than medical treatments or preventative procedures.The stu [...]
- Sports concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy Sports concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy
It's been widely reported that football and other contact sports increase the risk of a debilitating neurological condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).But in the journal Neuropsychology Review, researchers are reporting o [...]
- Goals affect feelings of pride and shame after success and failure Goals affect feelings of pride and shame after success and failure
When the St. Louis Cardinals lost the World Series, just how much shame did the players feel? According to researchers at Penn State and Australia's Central Queensland University, a person's goals at the outset of a competence-based task, s [...]
- Recognition memory in young adults predicted by aerobic fitness and hormones Recognition memory in young adults predicted by aerobic fitness and hormones
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found further evidence that exercise may be beneficial for brain health and cognition. The findings, which are currently available online in Behavioural Brain Research, suggest [...]
- Supraglottic index, teaching program validated Supraglottic index, teaching program validated
A scoring system known as the supraglottic index is valuable in assessing patients with asthma complicated by laryngopharyngeal reflux, researchers report.
- Childhood trauma linked to poor social functioning in adult psychosis Childhood trauma linked to poor social functioning in adult psychosis
Adults with first-episode psychosis who report childhood trauma tend to have poorer social functioning than those without such a history, a prospective study has shown.
- Genetic counseling could help bipolar patients adapt Genetic counseling could help bipolar patients adapt
Patients who believe their bipolar disorder is inherited tend to have a positive approach to coping with their condition, research suggests.
- Pemetrexed, paclitaxel regimens equally effective in NSCLC Pemetrexed, paclitaxel regimens equally effective in NSCLC
PointBreak trial results suggest that pemetrexed- and paclitaxel-based chemotherapy offer comparable survival outcomes and tolerability for patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) but with differing toxicity p [...]
- FoundationOne Heme identifies clinically actionable genomic alterations in multiple myeloma cases FoundationOne Heme identifies clinically actionable genomic alterations in multiple myeloma cases
Foundation Medicine today announced new data from a pilot study demonstrating that its fully informative genomic profile for hematologic malignancies, FoundationOne Heme, identified both novel and previously reported clinically actionable g [...]
- Children with ACL injuries require special treatment Children with ACL injuries require special treatment
Until a child's bones have fully matured (in girls, typically by age 14; in boys, age 16), an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament -- the primary, stabilizing ligament of the knee joint -- requires special consideration, treatment and c [...]
- Optimized custom-made ski sledges Optimized custom-made ski sledges
At the 2014 Winter Paralympics, competitors will line up wearing optimized sit skis that are adapted to their individual needs.
- Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear
Roughly a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while hitting the slopes can be successfully treated without surgery, according to a new study.
- Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures
A series of studies found that steroid drugs, known for inducing bone loss with prolonged use, actually help suppress a molecule that’s key to the rapid bone loss process.
- Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent
Water tubing, a recreational activity in which participants ride an inner tube which is pulled behind a boat by a tow rope, has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of injuries related to this activity has also inc [...]
Sports Medicine Australia
- Christmas Closure Christmas Closure
Our office will be closed from 4pm Friday 20th December and will reopen on Thursday the 2nd of January. All emails and messages will be attended to after this date. SMA NT Branch wishes
- Men in regional areas not as healthy as their city counterparts. Men in regional areas not as healthy as their city counterparts.
Australian men who live and work in regional areas experience higher prevalence of being overweight and obese, and are more prone to cardiovascular diseases than those in major cities. They
- Home Ground Advantage Home Ground Advantage
Memo to A league soccer supporters, no matter how good your songs are, or how loud you cheer, you have little influence over the outcome of a game. A new
- 2014 Course Calendars 2014 Course Calendars
The 2014 Course Calendars are now available below are the links to each region. Brisbane Region Bundaberg Region Cairns Region Gold Coast Region Ipswich Region Mackay Region Rockhampton Region Sunshine
- Sport Health Vol.31-Iss.2, Drugs in Sport Issue Part 2 Sport Health Vol.31-Iss.2, Drugs in Sport Issue Part 2
Sports Dietitians Australia’s Alison Garth discusses supplements in a sporting context. The potential benefits they can provide, and if not thoroughly vetted the problems they can cause.