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25 Ways to Get Stronger Now

By Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S., and Joe Stankowski, C.P.T.

Exercise

Your Perfect Muscle-Building Day

Between work, family obligations, and the occasional weekly hangout with the guys, finding time to meet all of your health and fitness goals can …

Fitness

How much protein do I need after a workout?

Along with the typical clanking and banging of weights in the gym, you’ll often hear another sound: shaking. The quest for more muscle leads guys to …

What's Best for Weight Loss: Cardio or Strength Training?

An expert weighs in on how you should spend your gym time<p><b>The question:</b> To lose weight, should I spend my gym time doing more cardio or more strength training?<p><b>The expert:</b> Personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T.<p><b>The answer:</b> It depends what you mean by "lose weight." If you are in an epic …

Fitness & Nutrition on Twitter: "ab workout: try this http://t.co/eYOaJaOYf9"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Reference chart of inspiratory muscle strength: a new tool to monitor the effect of pre-operative training

To develop a reference chart to monitor inspiratory muscle strength during pre-operative inspiratory muscle training for patients at high risk of …

Stroke survivors’ experiences of somatosensory impairment after stroke: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Somatosensory ability is commonly impaired after stroke. Despite the growing recognition for the need to understand service users’ experiences and …

Patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy can successfully self-manage, but with certain caveats: a qualitative study

Evidence has emerged supporting the value of loaded exercises for rotator cuff tendinopathy but there are barriers that might prevent implementation …

Exercise

Perceptions of emergency department staff of the role of physiotherapists in the system: a qualitative investigation

To investigate the perceptions of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists of emergency department physiotherapy for acute patients, and explore the …

Corrigendum to “Long-term effects of medical exercise therapy in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: Results from a single-blinded randomized controlled trial with 12 months follow-up” [Physiotherapy 99 (2013) 311–316]

Physiotherapy students’ experiences of bullying on clinical internships: a qualitative study

To consider the experiences of final-year physiotherapy students who have experienced workplace bullying on a clinical internship.

Do musculoskeletal physiotherapists believe the NICE guidelines for the management of non-specific LBP are practical and relevant to their practice? A cross sectional survey

Evidence-based practice has become fundamentally important in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, which include clinical practice guidelines, …

Back Pain

Diabetes drug helps women, but may hurt men's hearts - Futurity

A diabetes drug has positive effects on women's heart function, but can cause a metabolism shift in men thought to increase heart failure risk.

Diabetes

Damaged blood vessels may contribute to Alzheimer's - Futurity

Cells in the blood-brain barrier may control multiple steps in progression of Alzheimer’s disease and could serve as potential targets for new …

Alzheimer's Disease

Neuroscience Is Getting Its Day in Court, Whether It's Ready or Not

John McCluskey killed a vacationing couple in eastern New Mexico in 2010, set their camper trailer on fire with their bodies inside, and took off …

Researchers create a kidney using stem cells

The team designed a protocol that prompts stem cells to form all the required cell types to “self-organize” into a mini-kidney in a dish.<p>University …

Novice Neurosurgeons Train On Brains Printed In 3-D

There's no such thing as too much practice when it comes to brain surgery.<p>But it's hard for beginner neurosurgeons to get real hands-on experience. Most residents learn by watching and assisting experienced surgeons.<p>Newbies can practice on cadavers or use simulators, of course. But neither of those …

Cures for obesity and heart disease could come from grizzly bears

Safely binge eating then losing weight isn't just easy for grizzly bears — it's a way of life, something researchers want to better understand, and perhaps even replicate in humans one day. Pharmaceuticals company Amgen is currently tracking the ins and outs (but really more the <i>in</i> part) of what …

Strobe Glasses Give Hockey Players A Performance Boost

One way to improve play? Make training harder.<p>If you're training for a marathon, you might consider hooking on some ankle weights to provide push-back, making the training more difficult but getting you up to speed faster. Makes sense. One thing that makes less sense but still weirdly works? …

The science of hangovers

Tis the season of Christmas parties, and for some of us the seemingly inevitable hangovers that follow. Is there anything we can do to avoid them?<p>Most of us will have been there at some point. The pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, maybe a nondescript feeling of anxiety (often accurately dubbed …

Could 'custom' starch ward off type 2 diabetes? - Futurity

Inserting "guest" molecules into the natural structure of potato starch could slow the down the release of glucose during digestion, new research …

After cocaine, nerve cells send signals that intensify cravings - Futurity

One way to control cravings for cocaine may be to reverse a process that allows nerve cells to send signals that intensify the urge to use the drug.

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

New South Wales professor in US rolled back the key indicators of ageing to make two-year-old mice appear six months old<p>Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in …

Squat with lateral kick builds firmness

If you're looking for a move that will get your butt "tight and right," this is it, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who uses it on her Extreme Bootcamp app for iPhone and iPad.<p><b>What it does</b><p>The squat with a lateral kick works your glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings, and done quickly enough, it gets …

Bodyweight Exercise

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

Cutting carbs isn't a cure-all for brain disease

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the bestselling book, <i>Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain's Silent Killers</i>, says everything you know about food is wrong. According to Perlmutter, the carbohydrates you eat every day are destroying your brain, gluten is as …

Nutrition

Get anxiety under control to reduce stroke risk - Futurity

People with high levels of anxiety are 33 percent more likely to suffer a stroke, as compared to their less anxious counterparts, researchers say.

Health

Can a piece of gum help you lose weight? - Futurity

An oral spray or piece of chewing gum that contains a compound that naturally occurs in the body may be all it takes to curb appetite and spark …

Holistic Medicine