Archive: 05/07/2012

Doctors should consider exercise a fifth 'vital sign'

In a new Lancet paper, an international team of researchers set out to examine whether sport and exercise contribute to the health of nations. They argue that although country-wide data on participation in sports are too ...

Jul 05, 2012
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The challenges and rewards of Paralympic medicine

In the Lancet paper, "Paralympic medicine," Nick Webborn of the British Paralympic Association and Peter Van de Vliet of the International Paralympic Committee Medical and Scientific Department, outline some of the issues ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Flip-flops: your arch enemy?

(HealthDay) -- People of all ages wear flip-flops during the summer, but this type of footwear can cause pain and injury when worn for long periods of time, while walking on concrete or when playing sports, experts warn.

Jul 05, 2012
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