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Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury. If you start out too fast, you run the risk of pulling a muscle, tweaking a tendon, bone, or joint, […]

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When it comes to concussions, men may take longer to recover, and show more brain damage, than women do, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers examined brain scans and medical records of 47 men and 22 women with concussions, and a group of 21 men and women without any brain injury, to see […]

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Many commentators have pointed out that the new movie “Jurassic World” is scientifically suspect, if not fantastical. But they have overlooked one of the more prominent ways in which the blockbuster diverges from established research. The movie’s heroine runs from rampaging beasts in high heels, without turning a hair or an ankle. But research on […]

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High intensity weight training is important for brains not just brawn and could be prescribed in the fight against dementia according to new research from the University of Sydney. The landmark study reveals that resistance training improves the mental abilities of older people with mild cognitive impairment – a common precursor to dementia. Professor Maria […]

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Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women. Professor Debra Anderson, from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, said that in addition to conventional treatments for physical and mental health, […]

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