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Tip Sheet May 2, 2000
1)- ACP-ASIM Guidelines for Drug Treatment of Depression; 2) - Overweight Women Less Likely To Be Screened for Two Cancers; 3) - Some Marathon Runners Developed Deadly Blood and Brain Condition (2000-05-01)

Lack of physical fitness causes higher sports injury rates among women
A new study may help explain why women are more prone to sports injuries than men, as previous research has suggested. Lack of physical fitness, rather than gender differences, may be the cause, according to a study of Army trainees. (2000-03-15)

Professor says college athletic departments must pay more attention to eating disorders
U.S. colleges and universities leave themselves open to lawsuits by not paying enough attention to athletes with eating disorders, especially young women, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill legal expert. (2000-02-15)

UF nutritionist: Better to vow to eat healthy for new year
Instead of vowing to lose weight in the next millennium, a University of Florida nutrition specialist says a better resolution to make at midnight Friday is to promise to treat yourself to a healthier diet. She said a new food people should consider incorporating into their diets is soy, a good source of protein that is rich in vitamins and minerals (2000-01-03)

Can exercise prevent fainting?
A researcher in Michigan Technological University's Center for Biomedical Engineering hopes to find an exercise regimen that will prevent fainting in persons who are otherwise healthy. (1999-12-14)

Ballet move by young girls may cause arthritis
Young ballet dancers and their parents should be aware that, along with the accolades of a professional career, often come painful and arthritic ankles, especially for dancers who go (1999-11-30)

Hartford Institute/AACN award honors nursing schools for innovative gerontology education
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to bestow the second annual Award for Exceptional Curriculum in Gerontologic Nursing. This award was presented to six nursing schools that exhibited exceptional and innovative baccalaureate curricula in gerontological nursing education. (1999-10-24)

Cedars-Sinai Medical tip sheet for Oct. 14
Medical Tip Sheet for Oct. 14 includes the following tips: 1. People Magazine Correspondent to Run Marathon 17 Months After Brain Surgery to Remove a Pituitary Tumor; 2. Free Conference on Genetic Medicine and the Jewish Population; 3. Cedars-Sinai is Part of TMR Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine; 4. Patients Sought for Neurological AIDS Study; 5. Pediatrician Receives Award for Contributions to International Child Health. (1999-10-17)

Fully endoscopic micro-surgery puts a former Jr. Olympic athlete back on the marathon trail
Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and some of the most advanced capabilities in the United States, brain surgery to remove pituitary tumors is now being done fully endoscopically and with outstanding results. (1999-10-12)

Scientists say vitamin C may alleviate the body's response to stress
Large doses of vitamin C can prevent illness by alleviating the body's normal response to stress, according to a scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. This study was described here today at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (1999-08-22)

UI researchers learn more about how exercise affects the colon
Some runners experience cramps and diarrhea while running, suggesting that colonic activity increases during exercise. However, a University of Iowa Health Care study suggests that for people with less athletic training, progressive exercise like running may instead decrease the normal number of propelling and non-propelling contractions in the colon. (1999-08-18)

Very-Low-Fat Diet May Compromise Immune Function, Increase Infection Risk In Trained Runners, UB Study Finds
Trained runners who severely limit the amount of fat in their diets may be suppressing their immune system and increasing their susceptibility to infections and inflammation, a University at Buffalo study has shown. Researchers found that running 40 miles per week on a diet composed of approximately 17 percent fat compromised the runners' immune response. (1999-05-22)

Better Emergency Medical Assistance Should Be Provided At Marathons
Legally binding medical rules should be introduced for marathons run in the UK, say the parents of Anna Loyley, who collapsed and died as she crossed the finishing line of a half marathon. They say that race organisers should be compelled to provide advanced life support at such events and they call upon the UK sports ministers to take action. (1999-05-07)

Female Soccer Players Perform Best On A High-Fat Diet, UB Study Finds
Female soccer players performed longer at a higher intensity on a diet composed of 35 percent fat than on diets of 27 percent fat or 24 percent fat, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found. The higher-fat diet, achieved by adding peanuts to the athletes' normal diet, had no effect on weight, percentage of body fat, heart rate or blood pressure. (1999-04-19)

Medical Tip Sheet B
  1. Cedars-Sinai scientists localize new Ataxia/Epilepsy gene;
  2. Fitness training starts with (1999-03-01)

    Key To Maintaining A Successful Exercise Program May Be "All In Your Mind"
    Research in recent years indicates that the secret to maintaining an exercise program may be (1999-02-09)

    Swimming Proficiency Of Marine Mammals Ranks Them Among The World's Elite Animal Athletes
    A comparative study of running, swimming, and flying animals reveals the limits of mammalian physiology and highlights the evolutionary hurdle overcome by ancestral marine mammals in making the transition from land to water. (1999-01-19)

    Presentation by L.A. Marathon Medical Commissioner Helps Runners get off on Right Foot
    Runners and other athletes planning to participate in the 1999 Los Angeles Marathon are starting to gear up for the March 14 event, says Medical Commissioner Steven M. Simons, M.D. Dr. Simons, who has completed all of the Los Angeles Marathons, will present the first program in the (1999-01-07)

    Researchers Discover Why Some Athletes' Performances Fail To Improve On A Live-High, Train-Low Regimen
    Exercise physiology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have learned why certain athletes don't respond to the internationally accepted (1998-12-30)

    Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
    Taxomyces andreanae may be the world's first fungus known to make the anti-cancer drug taxol, but the Montana microbe probably won't be the one tapped to make commercial amounts of the medicine. (1998-06-18)

    Device For Detecting Osteoporosis Receives FDA Approval
    A new device for detecting osteoporosis is a result of basic research originally aimed at horses that began at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about 20 years ago. The device was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration March 13. (1998-03-30)

    National Health Study Launched On The Internet
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Dr. Paul Williams is attempting to transform epidemiology by wedding it to the Internet. Williams, who runs several large national health studies, has launched what he hopes will be the first epidemiological mega-survey on the Internet. (1998-03-30)

    UF Researchers Identify Virus That May Cause Epidemic Disease In Sea Turtles
    A unique virus genetically related to human herpes viruses could be linked to a serious tumor epidemic threatening the survival of endangered sea turtles worldwide, according to a team of researchers at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and the Marathon-based Turtle Hospital who first identified it. (1998-01-23)

    Diet, Moderate Alcohol Use Reduce Heart Disease Risk In Runners
    The combination of vigorous exercise with either vegetarianism or moderate alcohol intake helps to reduce the risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) beyond those obtained from diet alone, according to a new study of 351 vegetarian and 8,891 nonvegetarian runners. (1997-11-06)

    New Microchip Could Mean Improvements In Auto Industry
    A specialized microchip developed at Simon Fraser University could improve the way air bags deploy in crashes, calculate the punishment runners inflict on their knees, even build a better computer mouse. Prototypes of the SFU chip have proven to be 1,000 times more sensitive than current devices. (1997-08-19)

    Expert Says Focus On Winning Doesn't Always Help Athletes Succeed
    The American focus on (1997-08-14)

    Book By Walker And Shipman Wins Major Science Book Award Grand Prize
    The General Prize in the 1997 Rhone-Poulenc Prizes for Science Books, which has been described as the most prestigious prize for science writing in the English language worldwide, has been awarded to the Penn State husband-wife team of Alan Walker and Pat Shipman. They win approximately $16,500 (10,000 British pounds) for their book titled (1997-06-30)

    UB Researchers Documenting Injury-Induced Alterations In Running Mechanics Thought To Cause Secondary Injury
    Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown runners who experience an injury alter the mechanics of how they run in a way that predisposes them to secondary injuries. Results of the study are being presented today at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Denver. (1997-05-29)

    Eating After Exertion May Be A Key To Speeding Body's Recovery
    A post-exercise meal containing amino acids and carbohydrates may speed your body's recovery and enhance peak-performance levels, according to University of Illinois scientists (1997-03-13)

    Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
    Women in developing countries who reach menopause early may be experiencing the same condition as anorexics and runners, rather than the natural progression of aging, according to a Penn State researcher. (1997-02-15)

    Motion-MRI Gives Patients And Athletes More Accurate Injury Diagnosis
    Using dynamic kinematic MRI technology, radiologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago can more accurately diagnose injuries of the knee, ankle and jaw that are not always detected by physical examination, x-rays or conventional static MRIs (1996-11-27)

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