Obstetrics & gynaecology

How the contraceptive pill could help female athletes stay cool

If all goes to plan, athletes will compete in hot conditions at the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Indeed, summers in Japan can be quite intense—with hot and humid weather and temperatures reaching up to 35°C.

Medical research

Olympic athletes should be mindful of their biological clocks

Biological clocks have sizeable effects on the performance of elite athletes. This conclusion was drawn by chronobiologists from the University of Groningen after studying the times achieved by swimmers in four different ...

Health

Female athletes at risk for nutritional deficiencies

Two decades of research among female athletes over the age of 13 years shows that a lack of nutrition knowledge about what they need to eat to stay healthy and compete may contribute to poor performance, low energy and nutrient ...

Health

Are ACL tears really more common in women?

It may be hard to remember a time when it was uncommon for girls and women to play competitive sports, but it's not exactly ancient history. The 1972 passage of Title IX, which mandated equal access for women to participate ...

Neuroscience

Men and women aren't equal when it comes to concussion

Women athletes are twice as likely as men to get concussed—and the effects are more severe. But with research focusing mainly on men, what can we do to make sure women with concussion aren't left behind?

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