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Surgery

The merits of physical therapy

(HealthDay)—You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet—your doctor has said that you don't need surgery.

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Players at risk as clubs ignore injury link to mental health

Injury is a major cause of mental health problems in top footballers, shows a study of counsellors working with players' union, the Professional Footballers' Association.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does social media influence your physical activity levels?

As concerns are being raised about how social media influences young people's perceptions of their body image, sports scientists at Bangor University as asking whether and how social media affects our participation in physical ...

Pediatrics

Concussion risk is higher in female athletes

With schools starting back for the year, many young athletes are returning to sports—and with that comes the possibility of injuries, including concussions.

Health

The return of a training classic for runners

With running, proper form is essential for everything from desired speed to injury prevention. But for many people, muscle memory has locked in less-than-perfect form.

Health

The effects of exercise on your appetite

Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you're at a healthy weight, but if you're trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could replace the ones you just worked so hard to burn off.

Pediatrics

August is deadliest month for young football players

(HealthDay)—It is an annual rite of summer: sending young men out on football fields across America in the sweltering August heat for grueling practice sessions designed to prepare them for the coming season.

Neuroscience

A prescription for exercise

Richard Carpenter, 75, was going through the mail one day last year when he saw a postcard from UCI seeking participants for a study on whether exercise can help with age-related memory loss.

Pediatrics

Health cautions for young male athletes

(HealthDay)—Exercise has many health benefits for boys, ranging from a lower chance of obesity to improved self-esteem. It may also reduce risk-taking behaviors. However, some sports come with cautions, especially those ...