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'Insufficient Evidence' on Degenerative Brain Disease in Athletes

Available research does not support the contention that athletes are uniquely at risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative disorders, according to a review in the June issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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New Music Strategy Shows 70 Per Cent Increase in Exercise Adherence

The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent—according to a study published in Sports Medicine –Open.

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Temple University Psychologist Examines Why BASE Jumpers Jump

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Washington DC Is the Nation’s Fittest City, Report Says

Residents of the nation’s capital, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul, and San Diego, enjoy a variety of outdoor exercise options, and have relatively low rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes. That combination of measurable health and community indicators makes them the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.

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Concussion in Former NFL Players Related to Brain Changes Later in Life

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In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life.

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Youth Dance Classes Score Low in Physical Activity

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For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study from researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests most youth dance classes provide only limited amounts of physical activity.

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FSU Research Team First to Study Effects of Ultraman Competitions

A team of Florida State researchers is the first group to look at the incredibly grueling competition called the Ultraman and what it does to your body.

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Trending Stories Report for 13 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Statin drugs and cancer, concussions, women in business, tracking ebola, precision medicine, nursing, Nepal earthquake, and Oak Ridge National Lab researchers working on LHC experiments.

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Canadian Sports Concussion Project Releases Montador, Forzani, and Anonymous Donor Brain Autopsy Results

The results of three brain autopsies announced this week by the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Canadian Sports Concussion Project (CSCP) show the varying outcomes that can result in brains of former athletes who sustained multiple concussions.

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When You're the Sports Medicine Physician for Two Opposing Teams, Who Do You Cheer For?

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Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician Pietro Tonino, MD, was team physician for both teams that competed in the NCAA national men's volley ball championship match Saturday.