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Marathons cut risk of fatal vehicle crashes
Organized marathons are not associated with an increased risk of sudden death, despite the media attention they attract. In fact, marathons lower the risk of fatal motor vehicle crashes that might otherwise have taken place if the roads had not been closed, finds a study in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ. (2007-12-20)

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 recovered within two days post-marathon, the study raises questions concerning potential long-term impacts of this strenuous activity at a time when marathons are increasing in popularity. (2017-03-28)

Study sees transient heart dysfunction in some long-distance runners
A new study using advanced cardiac imaging technology indicates that cardiac abnormalities experienced by some marathon runners following competition are temporary, and do not result in damage to the heart muscle. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba, marked the first use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or CMR, in a post-marathon setting. (2009-05-17)

Marathon running could trigger pulmonary oedema development in the lungs
A new study has found evidence that marathon running could trigger pulmonary oedema, where fluid builds up in the lungs. (2012-09-02)

The race against age
Impairments to health and physical performance are not primarily a result of aging but of unfavorable lifestyle habits and lack of exercise. This is the position taken by Dieter Leyk and his coauthors in the new issue of Deutsches Arzteblatt International. (2010-12-02)

Marathon runners' times develop in a U shape
Spanish researchers have demonstrated that the relationship between marathon running times and the age of the athlete is U-shaped. The work shows the unusual fact that it takes an 18-year-old athlete the same amount of time to finish a marathon as a 55- or 60-year-old runner. (2014-05-28)

Break the two-hour marathon record? It could be done today
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has laid out a series of mathematical calculations showing how one or more of the world's elite men marathoners could break the storied two-hour mark, shaving about four and a half minutes off the current world record. (2017-03-06)

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)

Running multiple marathons does not increase risk of atherosclerosis
Running multiple marathons does not increase the risk of atherosclerosis, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (2017-06-07)

Study reveals physical demands of two-hour marathon
Elite runners need a specific combination of physiological abilities to have any chance of running a sub-two-hour marathon, new research shows. (2020-11-13)

GVSU researcher compares running economy in Nike shoe, track spikes
Kyle Barnes, assistant professor of movement science at Grand Valley State University, has researched strategies to improve running economy and performance for years. He incorporated the Nike Vaporfly 4 percent shoes in his studies and in October published results in the journal Sports Medicine that validated Nike's original study results giving the shoe the 4 percent name, while at the same time, comparing the NVF to traditional track spikes worn during track racing. It's the first study to compare NVF with a spike shoe. (2018-12-12)

New study: Tart cherry juice reduced post-race respiratory tract symptoms after a marathon
While previous research suggests tart cherry juice may help aid muscle recovery after extensive exercise, a new pilot study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that Montmorency tart cherry juice reduced upper respiratory tract symptoms associated with marathon running in study participants. (2015-06-25)

Electronic medical record technology aids marathon participants
Henry Ford Hospital researchers have brought the use of electronic medical records out of the hospital setting and into the streets by using the technology for a marathon. Volunteer medical providers at the 2009 Detroit Free Press Marathon were able to coordinate care for the 19,372 participants via laptops and a website, showing that the technology can help facilitate the care of runners. (2010-04-22)

Running a marathon can be bad for the heart, especially in less prepared runners, say experts
Investigators who studied a group of recreational marathon runners have established that strenuous exercise such as running a marathon can damage the heart muscle. Although they found the effect is temporary and reversible, they warn that these effects are more widespread in less fit distance runners and that recreational distance runners should prepare properly before marathons. Their findings are published in the Oct. issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. (2013-10-09)

Stopwatch set for milestone marathon in 2032
The elusive sub-two hour marathon running mark will likely be first shattered by a male athlete in May 2032, according to a ground-breaking statistical study by Dr. Simon Angus from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. (2019-02-26)

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)

Are you what you sweat?
Spanish researchers have analyzed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically sound conditions that allow the body to carry out its functions. Excessive electrolyte loss may lead to a medical problem known as hyponatraemia. (2016-03-30)

Old runners pick up speed quicker than younger runners
Marathon runners 50 and older, and female athletes in particular, are showing greater improvement in running times than younger runners, according to a study by a Yale professor. (2004-08-24)

'Senior' runners never stop pushing their limits in marathons.
Romauld Lepers and Thomas Cattagni, researchers from Inserm Unit 1093 (2012-01-19)

Engineers assist Bank of America Chicago Marathon with technology
A Northwestern University and Bank of America Chicago Marathon research team has custom-designed a data visualization system that provides a computer simulation of the race. Using data from the last seven Chicago Marathons and from runners in this year's race, the system can forecast where large concentrations of participants will be 20 minutes later, helping race officials plan accordingly. The simulation, course conditions, alerts and more will be displayed on large 'dashboards' in forward command during the Oct. 11 race. (2015-10-09)

Soldiers, snakes and marathon runners in the hidden world of fungi
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered the individual traits of fungi, and how their hyphae - that is, the fungal threads that grow in soil - behave very differently as they navigate through the earth's microscopic labyrinths. (2021-02-02)

Are your muscles genetically prepared to run a marathon?
For a few years, running has been fashionable. But there is a great difference between the physical demands of running a few kilometers and doing a marathon. Now Spanish researchers have concluded that genetics plays an essential role in success when completing this long distance. (2017-04-06)

Marathons damage the hearts of less fit runners for up to 3 months
Is running a marathon good for you or can it damage the heart? A team of researchers and runners from the Heart and Stroke Foundation have come up with a practical way of answering the question. They used data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to find out what is really going on in the marathoner's heart as the kilometers pile up. (2010-10-25)

Marathon runners may be at increased risk for skin cancer
In an Austrian study, marathon runners had more atypical moles and other skin lesions suggestive of a risk for skin cancer than did a comparison group of age- and sex-matched controls, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-11-20)

MRI helps identify older athletes at risk for heart attack
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study of healthy marathon runners over age 50 showed that cardiovascular disease occurs among seemingly healthy endurance athletes and may be difficult to distinguish from the effects of training the heart muscle. The findings were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. (2006-11-27)

Scientist warns marathon runners: Water won't help you keep your cool
A research team led by the University of Exeter has found that fluid intake does not affect body temperature in runners. Therefore, runners in today's London Marathon will not improve their performance by drinking more water. (2007-04-21)

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)

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)

NOGLSTP participates in global marathon -- 24 hours of engineering insights for women
The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc (NOGLSTP) is proud to be a participant in the third annual (2007-03-13)

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)

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)

Mathematical model helps marathoners pace themselves to a strong finish
Most marathon runners know they need to consume carbohydrates before and during a race, but many don't have a good fueling strategy. Now, one dedicated marathoner -- an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology -- has taken a more rigorous approach to calculating just how much carbohydrate a runner needs to fuel him or herself through 26.2 miles, and what pace that runner can reasonably expect to sustain. (2010-10-21)

UCSF study finds danger in marathon runners drinking too much water
Drinking too much water while running a marathon can kill you. That may sound like a rumor passed around on the Internet, but it does happen in some cases. Now researchers at the University of California, San Francisco think they know why. (2000-05-01)

New study by running experts: Don't change your stride
A new study by a 2016 Olympian and a USA Track & Field consultant finds the stride length people naturally choose is the best for them, whether they are experienced or inexperienced runners. That means whatever shape you are in -- marathon warrior or weekend jogger -- stick with what you're doing. (2017-07-27)

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)

Marathon training could help the heart
Marathon training is associated with improved risk factors related to cardiovascular disease among middle-aged recreational male runners, suggesting that race preparation may be an effective strategy for reducing heart disease risk, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. (2014-03-27)

Energy industry leaders commit $1.6M to UH petroleum program
Two Fortune 500 oil companies have committed major funding to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. The funds, from energy industry leaders Devon Energy Corp. and Marathon Oil Corp., will provide support for a new undergraduate program in petroleum engineering, which is expected to be approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board this fall. (2008-07-29)

The race against chronic myeloid leukemia not yet won
Although significant progress has been made in treating chronic myeloid leukemia, the disease cannot yet be eliminated in all patients, and that challenge must be addressed, states a commentary in CMAJ. (2012-01-23)

Teachers on the front line following attack in Boston
Results of a survey to be published in School Mental Health, published by Springer, suggest that while teachers are well-tuned to student psychological distress following a crisis, support varies considerably. The study, led by researchers in the School of Education at Boston University and involving 72 schools, details the complex supportive role of teachers, and the importance of working with them to improve school response plans. (2015-01-08)

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