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Extreme exercise can strain the heart without causing permanent damage
Researchers have found no evidence of elevated cardiac risk in runners who completed a 24-hour ultramarathon (24UM), despite the transient elevation of blood biomarkers that measure cardiac health. According to the study in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, trained runners were more likely than their novice counterparts to experience raised levels, reflecting the greater cardiac load and pituitary-adrenocortical response to extremely strenuous exercise. (2019-06-27)

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)

Flexing your marathon muscles at work
Dr. Danit Ein-Gar of Tel Aviv University's Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration has found that high-in-self-control people tend to use all of their resources at once -- concentrating intently on the task immediately at hand -- but are stymied when unexpected challenges are thrown their way. (2010-03-03)

The tortoise and the hare: A sex difference in marathon pacing
Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study led by a Grand Valley State University researcher. (2014-07-07)

Want to turn back time? Try running a marathon
The new year means it's time to set resolutions for 2020 and new research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running a marathon for the first time could have several health benefits. The study found that for first-time marathon runners, training and completion of the marathon was associated with reductions in blood pressure and aortic stiffening in healthy participants that were equivalent to a four-year reduction in vascular age. (2020-01-06)

Sleep deprivation, pacing protect runners' muscles in 200-mile long mountain race
Runners who complete one of the world's most challenging ultra-marathons experience less neuromuscular fatigue, muscle damage and inflammation compared to those who run distances half to one quarter as long, according to the results of research published June 26 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jonas Saugy and colleagues from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. (2013-06-26)

Marathoners, take your marks...and fluid and salt!
Legend states that after the Greek army defeated the invading Persian forces near the city of Marathon in 490 B.C.E., the courier Pheidippides ran to Athens to report the victory and then immediately dropped dead. The story -- and the distance Pheidippides covered -- inspired the modern marathon, a grueling 26.2-mile contest that attracts some 1.3 million runners annually to compete in the more than 800 races held worldwide. (2019-08-29)

In the long run, exertion regulation wins the day for marathon runners
Reporting in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, Jonathan Esteve-Lanao and Alejandro Lucia at the European University of Madrid and colleagues at the VU University-Amsterdam and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse describe their investigation of the physiological methods employed by well-trained runners in order to regulate the great physical strain and effort that are needed in order to complete and perform well in marathons and other endurance challenges. (2008-08-12)

Training for first-time marathon 'reverses' aging of blood vessels
Training for and completing a first-time marathon 'reverses' aging of major blood vessels, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study found that older and slower runners benefit the most. (2019-05-03)

High-resolution CT accurately diagnoses shin splints
High resolution CT can accurately show medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints, in distance runners according, to a study conducted at the University of Messina in Messina, Italy. (2006-09-28)

The more you run, the denser your bones will be
Spanish researchers have analyzed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better; this can be used, therefore, to prevent the progressive decline in bone mineral density that occurs with age. (2016-04-19)

100-meter sprint world record could go as low as 9.48 seconds
During the last century human athletic records have continued tumbling, but are there limits to how fast elite athletes can run? Marathon runner Mark Denny from Stanford University has calculated human athletes' speed limits over distances ranging from 100m to the marathon and predicts that male runners may eventually sprint 100m in 9.48 seconds. (2008-11-28)

Distance running may be an evolutionary 'signal' for desirable male genes
New research shows that males with higher 'reproductive potential' are better distance runners. This may have been used by females as a reliable signal of high male genetic quality during our hunter-gatherer past, as good runners are more likely to have other traits of good hunters and providers, such as intelligence and generosity. (2015-04-08)

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)

Participating in marathons, half-marathons not found to increase risk of cardiac arrest
A new study finds that participating in marathons and half-marathons is associated with a relatively low risk of cardiac arrest, compared to other forms of athletics. The study also identifies bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a key factor in patient survival. (2012-01-11)

Stanford researcher's work provides glimpse into health of most-extreme runners
To learn more about the health of ultrarunners, Eswar Krishnan, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, teamed up with Martin Hoffman, M.D., a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UC-Davis and an avid ultrarunner. In Nov. 2011 they launched the Ultrarunners Longitudinal Tracking Study. Baseline findings of the study will be published Jan. 8 in PLOS ONE. (2014-01-08)

Exercise helps reduce pain in old age
People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active. Research published in Arthritis Research & Therapy reveals that people who regularly participate in brisk aerobic exercise, such as running, experience less pain than non-runners even though they are more likely to suffer from pain from injuries. (2005-09-18)

Elbows key for walkers' efficiency
Why do walkers hold their arms straight and runners bend the arm at the elbow? A team of scientists at Harvard University campus have discovered that walking with a straight arm is much more efficient than holding it bent, but the jury is still out why runners bend their arms. (2019-07-09)

Endurance runners more likely to die of heat stroke than heart condition
Heat stroke is 10 times more likely than cardiac events to be life-threatening for runners during endurance races in warm climates, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors noted the findings may play a role in the ongoing debate over pre-participation ECG screenings for preventing sudden death in athletes by offering a new perspective on the greatest health risk for runners. (2014-07-28)

Death risk for marathoners remains low during or soon after race
Even though hundreds of thousands more people finished grueling 26.2 mile marathons in the United States in 2009 compared to a decade earlier, a runner's risk of dying during or soon after the race has remained very low -- about .75 per 100,000, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Men, however, were twice as likely to die as women. (2012-05-15)

Step it up: Does running cadence matter? Not as much as previously thought
Contrary to long-standing popular belief, running at a prescribed, one-size-fits-all ''optimal'' cadence doesn't play as big a role in speed and efficiency as once thought. (2019-03-27)

Breast pain issue for 1 in 3 female marathon runners
One in three female marathon runners is likely to suffer breast pain (mastalgia) during the course of the event, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2013-04-19)

Predicting sports performance with "big data"
Smartphones and wearable devices are not simple accessories for athletes. A CNRS researcher has developed a simple mathematical model for studying the performance of endurance athletes. A recent collaboration with a scientist from the Polar Electro Oy company (Finland) made it possible to apply the model to data gathered from approximately 14,000 runners training in real conditions. (2020-10-06)

The laser pulse that gets shorter all by itself
A new method of creating ultra short laser pulses has been created: Just by sending a pulse through a cleverly designed fiber, it can be compressed by a factor of 20. (2015-01-27)

Hip exercises found effective at reducing, eliminating common knee pain in runners
A twice weekly hip strengthening regimen performed for six weeks proved surprisingly effective at reducing -- and in some cases eliminating -- knee pain referred to as patellofemoral pain in female runners. (2010-06-04)

IU study: When to end a run
Runners and scientists for years have pondered when runners should end a run in order to avoid injuries. Physical therapy professor Tracy Dierks' study sheds light on this with findings that runners unknowingly change their running form when they run while exhausted. The change in mechanics could be related to an increased risk for injuries. (2010-12-09)

Altering steroid receptor genes creates fat burning muscle
Salk Institute researchers focus on genes for two of the nuclear hormone receptors that control broad aspects of body physiology, including serving as molecular sensors for numerous fat soluble hormones, Vitamins A and D, and dietary lipids. (2005-04-04)

Treadmill running with heavier shoes tied to slower race times
Energy expended during treadmill tests with heavier running shoes translates into slower times for athletes in track races, says a new study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. (2016-10-28)

'Minimal' shoes may reduce running injuries
Runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel put significantly less demand on their bodies, new research suggests. (2016-11-21)

Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners
Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners. (2018-06-25)

Researchers explode the myth about running injuries
Ordinary running shoes function perfectly well for new runners regardless of how they pronate, according to new research from Aarhus University. Healthy newcomers to running who overpronate/underpronate do not actually suffer more running injuries than other runners if their first pair of running shoes do not have any special support. (2013-06-14)

People suffering heart attacks near major marathons face grimmer survival odds
People who suffer heart attacks and cardiac arrests in the vicinity of major marathons are more likely to die within a month. The bleaker survival odds are linked to delays in transportation to nearby hospitals. The delays are believed to stem from widespread road closures within the radius of the race. (2017-04-12)

Running in Tarahumara culture
Running in Tarahumara (RarĂ¡muri) Culture. The Tarahumara (RarĂ¡muri) are a Native American people from Chihuahua, Mexico, who have long been famous for running, but there is widespread incredulity about how and why they run such long distances. Tarahumara, like many Native American peoples, consider running, along with other endurance-based activities, to have important social dimensions, such as a spiritually vital form of prayer. (Current Anthropology) (2020-07-06)

Mental health issues in children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon
Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a Depression and Anxiety study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers. (2014-07-21)

Twitter analysis shows Boston bombings had little effect on immigration reform conversations
An analysis by researchers at the Institute for Immigration Research at George Mason University shows that the Boston Marathon bombings had little effect on conversations on social media regarding immigration reform. (2013-05-07)

ACSM: Stronger hips improved running mechanics, lessened knee pain
Hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain -- a common knee pain experienced by runners -- but they also improved the runners' gaits, according to Indiana University motion analysis expert Tracy Dierks. Dierks discussed his findings during a symposium at the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting. (2011-06-02)

Study: No decline in running economy for older runners
Runners over the age of 60 are the fastest-growing group in the sport. A new study from the University of New Hampshire suggests that their running can remain fast as they age, too. The study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, found that the running economy -- how efficiently the body uses oxygen at a certain pace -- of older runners was no different than that of younger runners. (2011-11-29)

Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts and Rettsyndrome.org continue their partnership
The Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts and Rettsyndrome.org announce today their renewed commitment to work together to defeat Rett syndrome. A generous $85,000 donation from RSAM will support an ongoing clinical trial for Rettsyndrome.org at Boston Children's Hospital. The trial is funded by a Rettsyndrome.org ANGEL grant to Dr. Walter Kaufmann for a Phase 2b clinical study of IGF-1. (2015-08-12)

Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold?
Whether vitamin C has an effect on the common cold has been a subject of controversy for at least 60 years. An article published in PLoS Medicine analyzes what the evidence shows. (2005-06-27)

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)

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