News tagged with cyclists

Bicycle helmets prevent fatal head injuries

Cyclists who died of a head injury were three times as likely to not be wearing a helmet compared with those who died of other injuries, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Oct 15, 2012
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Race-day diet can make or break a competitive cyclist

(HealthDay) -- I rolled into the St. Helens, Ore., rest stop, 172 miles into my single-day ride of the 204-mile Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic, truly unsure how I was going to make it the rest of the ...

Aug 04, 2012
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Study prompts safety precautions for cyclists

Interviews with cyclists hospitalised following road crashes have reinforced the importance of measures such as wearing helmets and bike lights, and better interaction between all road users.

Jul 27, 2012
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Physical inactivity kills 5 million a year: report

A third of the world's adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year, experts said in the medical journal The Lancet on Wednesday.

Jul 18, 2012
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7 of 10 commuters using Capital Bikeshare forgo helmet use

Cyclists in Washington, D.C. who use Capital Bikeshare for their daily commutes are much less likely to wear helmets than commuters on their own bikes. That is the finding from an observational study conducted by Georgetown ...

Jun 14, 2012
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The doping-drug Epo has an impact in the brain

Sportsmen and women dope with the blood hormone Epo to enhance their performance. Researchers from the University of Zurich now discovered by animal testing that Epo has a performance-enhancing effect in the brain shortly ...

Jun 11, 2012
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