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10-minute reduction in the daily time spent sitting and lying may be beneficial for cardiometabolic health

According to a recent study conducted in Oulu, Finland, even a short reduction in daily time spent in lying or sitting could have several cardiometabolic health benefits for adults. In this study, the beneficial effects could ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Tool uses fat in bone and muscle to diagnose disease, predict falls and fractures

Doctors will soon be able to use fat to diagnose musculoskeletal disease within seconds and predict the risk of falls and fractures in older people, thanks to a world-leading tool developed by Melbourne researchers.

Inflammatory disorders

Antibiotic pre-treatment reduces joint inflammation

Tearing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be an excruciatingly painful injury. Nearly 50 percent of these patients will develop a secondary form of osteoarthritis, deemed post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA).

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Turmeric may help ease the pain of a dodgy knee

An extract of Curcuma longa (CL), commonly known as turmeric, was found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis. However, CL did not affect structural aspects of knee ...


Time span of football play not linked to concussion recovery

(HealthDay)—Longer exposure to playing football during childhood and adolescence appears to be unrelated to clinical recovery following college football concussion, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Neurology.

Medical research

Rapamycin may suppress muscle aging and prevent sarcopenia

With life expectancy increasing, age-related diseases are also on the rise, including sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass due to aging. Researchers from the University of Basel's Biozentrum have demonstrated that a well-known ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Is APM the best way to evaluate NBA players?

A recent study by sport analytics professors shows the Adjusted Plus-Minus (APM) statistic used to evaluate the performance of NBA players is sometimes misleading because it does not accurately account for the quality of ...