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Olympic Games shine a light on the 'cupping' technique

With the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the use of the ancient 'cupping' technique by various athletes, to supposedly improve their recovery time and allow for better performance, has been one of ...

Aug 12, 2016
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Inside an Olympian's testosterone ordeal (Update)

The young athlete, now competing at the Rio Games, always considered herself to be a girl just like the others, a girl who loved to run. Then the governing body of track and field told her she was different, so different ...

Aug 15, 2016
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Olympic stomach upsets—leaky gut symdrome?

A number of competitors at the Rio Olympics have reported stomach problems. Team GB officials have denied that athletes have fallen victim to food poisoning at the Olympic athletes' village in Rio, despite a number complaining ...

Aug 18, 2016
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Nutrition can be important factor in athletic success

When tuning into the Summer Olympics this month, it's clear that each Olympian has worked hard to get Rio. However, according to a registered dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine, that hard work is not limited to the track, ...

Aug 16, 2016
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What's that bruise on Michael Phelps' shoulder?

Beyond his gold standard accomplishments in the pool, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has garnered widespread attention in recent days for the dark circular markings on his shoulders and back.

Aug 15, 2016
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The health risks of doping

Olympians are often considered the best athletes in the world, but with that comes the pressure to perform. As a result, some Olympic athletes may turn to doping. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Thomas Kosten examines the ...

Aug 09, 2016
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