Health

Why do we get muscle cramps?

Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you've been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal ...

Other

Compression suits provide competitive advantage

To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by Professor of Kinesiology William Kraemer of the Neag School of Education shows that wearing a full-body compression ...

Medical research

New research says muscles buckle when relaxed

Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other conditions involving muscle spasticity be better understood following the discovery by Australian researchers that muscle fibres buckle when at rest.

Diabetes

Diabetic nerve damage may increase energy needed for walking

A new study suggests that diabetes-related nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) may reduce the amount of energy stored by the Achilles tendon during walking. The tendon connects the back of the heel to the calf muscles. This ...

Cardiology

Can stem cell boost, treadmill use improve artery disease?

(Medical Xpress) -- Northwestern Medicine researchers have launched a clinical trial testing a new combination of treadmill exercise and drug regimen to see if the two together improve the walking ability of people with peripheral ...

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