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AAOS: sports-related orthopedic injuries in seniors projected to grow 123 percent by 2040

Sports-related injuries among older adults are expected to increase 123 percent between 2021 and 2040, according to a study presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from Feb. ...


Your heart changes in size and shape with exercise—this can lead to heart problems for some athletes and gym rats

Exercise has long been recognized by clinicians, scientists and public health officials as an important way to maintain health throughout a person's lifespan. It improves overall fitness, helps build strong muscles and bones, ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Can smells improve your athletic performance?

Did you know that the scent of peppermint can make you run faster? That a whiff of ammonia will make you do a few more push-ups than usual? Or that the fragrance of jasmine can improve your bowling score?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Walking, jogging, yoga and strength training found to ease depression

Walking or jogging, yoga and strength training seems to be the most effective exercises to ease depression, either alone or alongside established treatments such as psychotherapy and drugs, suggests an evidence review published ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Heat stress may affect the muscles for longer than we think

People who experience heat stress during exercise may need more recovery time to let their muscles heal, according to a new mouse study published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative ...


The size of your meniscus matters: Knee pain explained

With all of the fantastic imaging techniques available in health care today, clinicians are capable of diagnosing tissue and joint deformities using non-invasive imaging with remarkable accuracy. However, one vexing question ...


Children's high-impact sports can be abuse—experts explain why

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a brain disorder likely caused by repeated head injuries. It was first described as dementia pugilistica and punch drunk syndrome almost 100 years ago. CTE continues to be a serious ...


Leisure-time physical activity linked to lower odds of falls

Participation in leisure-time physical activity at the recommended level or above is associated with reduced odds of noninjurious and injurious falls, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Network Open.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Schoolboy rugby players have more injuries the older they get

The number of injuries sustained while playing rugby, and match and training days lost as a result, is higher among players under age 18 than it is among those under 13 and under 15, reveals a study of 66 schoolboy teams ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Can telemedicine be an alternative to on-site physiotherapy care?

Back, knee and hip pain as well as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia are among the most common reasons for incapacity to work and restrictions in everyday life. More than 100 million people in Europe suffer from it. Usually, ...