Sports

Are your muscles genetically prepared for running a marathon?

Are your muscles genetically prepared for running a marathon?

More than 2,500 years have passed since Pheidippides, the hero from ancient Greece, inspired a modern sporting event: the marathon. In their desire to imitate...
The more you run, the denser your bones will be

The more you run, the denser your bones will be

In healthy individuals, bone quality –chiefly determined by bone mineral density– depends on factors such as sex, age, race and diet. It can be...
Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury

According to a new Yale-led study, the physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury. Although kidneys of the examined runners fully...
Sports that will save your life 

Sports that will save your life 

An international research collaboration, led by University of Sydney, has found that racquet sports, swimming, aerobics and cycling offer life saving benefits compared to...
Ice fishing as extreme sport: Burns, broken bones, concussions among injuries chronicled

Ice fishing as extreme sport: Burns, broken bones, concussions among injuries chronicled

Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport -- for everyone except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what...
Tips for keeping student-athletes safe after common injuries

Tips for keeping student-athletes safe after common injuries

Whether you have a student-athlete on the football field or the volleyball court, safety during high school sports is an important topic. Trevor O’Brien, M.S.,...
The Super Bowl’s evolution from football game to entertainment extravaganza

The Super Bowl’s evolution from football game to entertainment extravaganza

In just 50 years, the Super Bowl has become one of the biggest “shared experiences” in American culture, up there with attending religious services,...
How to stop the spread of germs for a winning Super Bowl

How to stop the spread of germs for a winning Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, drawing thousands of people not only to the stadium it’s played...
Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl, says Pitt researcher

Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl, says Pitt researcher

The Atlanta Falcons will defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. This prediction comes from a University of Pittsburgh researcher who backs...
Do elite sports promote doping?

Do elite sports promote doping?

The pursuit by elite sports of media — and the public’s — attention generates hardcore competition that even highly trained bodies can barely handle....