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A new study suggests children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exercise regularly may have a less active disease. The research is published in the August 12, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Developing any habit – good or bad – starts with a routine, and exercise is no exception. The trick is making exercise a habit that is hard to break. According to a new Iowa State University study, that may be easier to accomplish by focusing on cues that make going for a run or to the gym automatic.
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) challenges the common belief that males and females process pain in the same way.
More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking of concussions.
Fighting climate change will bring important public health benefits around the world, says a study in a top medical journal. Failing to meet that challenge could undo 50 year's worth of progress in global public health, according to The Lancet.
It looks like back pain is affecting more men in their younger years, according to a new report from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). A consumer research study conducted by the BCA determined that the average age when men feel the strain of back and neck pains is 37. The study surveyed 2,127 U.K. adults of which 908 were men between the ages of 16 and 55+.
Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation, run by the well-known owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will allow University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear – one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes.
Commuting length, distance and means are stress factors that can lead to burnout, according to a new study from the University of Montreal.
Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., may have uncovered the body’s secret to physically aging well and keeping muscle strength in tact.
Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it. Daniel Clauw, a medical doctor and professor of anesthesiology, University of Michigan, analyzed the neurological basis for fibromyalgia in a plenary session address at the recent American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting.
Detailed gait analysis reveals that people with clogged leg arteries rely more on muscles in the back of the calf when they walk to compensate for weakness in certain hip muscles, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions 2015.
Dehydration may not be the threat to sporting performance that athletes have been led to believe, a new study suggests.
New research from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirms several “disconnects” in the pain-related communication between health-care prescribers of prescription opiates and their patients. The new data was fielded by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pain Management and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to gain a better understanding of the interactions between opiate-prescribing health-care providers and patients.
A team of crack researchers finally may have solved the mystery of knuckle-popping. In a study published recently, University of Alberta scientists describe how modern imaging technology has shed new light on the age-old riddle of why some joints crack when you pull them.
Researchers from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia believe they may have found a link between back pain and human evolution. SFU post-doctoral fellow Kimberly Plomp, a biological anthropologist, has been studying ancient bones for disease and injury that provide insight about our ancestors’ health and how they lived, according to a SFU news report written by Diane Luckow.
Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill, is conducting a clinical trial on two physical therapy regimens to treat plantar fasciitis, which causes stabbing heel pain.
Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., are investigating how massage therapy can help reduce fatigue in breast cancer patients. This recent study is part of a series of clinical trials at Emory to study the biological benefits of massage therapy, according to an article posted on the school’s website.
Two University of British Columbia (UBC) doctors may soon be releasing results of their study on the effects of massage therapy on stress and inflammation caused by individuals working night shifts. This clinical research, funded by a seed grant from the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia (RMTBC), commenced in February 2014 and was schedule for completion last February.
Otago University’s School of Physiotherapy will run the first clinical evaluation of laser treatment for lymphoedema in New Zealand, on behalf of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
Before concussions were a hot-button topic in hockey, Steve Montador knew all about the impact of head injuries. Five years ago, while he was still playing in the NHL, Montador committed to donating his brain to future research. Dr. Charles Tator of the University of Toronto told that story at Montador's memorial service Saturday in Mississauga, Ont. It's one final showing of generosity that many of his friends and former teammates didn't know about.

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