Cardiology

Athletes warned against potential dangers of natural supplements

Nutritional supplements taken to boost athletic performance can pose risks to the heart, according to a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) statement published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Americans should avoid travel to Canada: CDC

(HealthDay)—Americans should avoid travel to Canada due to "very high" levels of COVID-19 cases in that country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When COVID-19 benches athletes: Lessons for the rest of us

This week, two Chicago Bulls games were postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the team, while several football teams had to bench players who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Study shows a pre-game routine can boost an athlete's performance

(HealthDay)—NBA great Michael Jordan had a special ritual he would follow before every free throw: He would assume a shoulder-width stance, spin the basketball in his hands, bounce the ball three times, and then spin the ...

Cardiology

COVID-19 linked to heart inflammation in college athletes

A small but significant percentage of college athletes with COVID-19 develop myocarditis, a potentially dangerous inflammation of the heart muscle, that can only be seen on cardiac MRI, according to a study being presented ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Athletes need thorough tests after long COVID

Athletes returning to training following long COVID should undergo a series of tests and seek regular advice from a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to ensure they are fit to resume exercise, according to a new study ...

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