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That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that the "runner's high" phenomenon is also caused by dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for motivation.
Studies of asymptomatic individuals with no lifetime history of low back pain (LBP) have indicated that 40 to 70 per cent report clinically significant LBP after a two-hour standing protocol. This induced (but transient) LBP paradigm has allowed characterization of neuromuscular differences between individuals who develop LBP when standing compared with those who do not.
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) is ramping up efforts to deliver evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and best practice recommendations to chiropractors across the country.
The Institute for Work and Health (IWH) is now accepting abstracts for presentation proposals for the 19th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (Premus 2016).
A new study suggests children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exercise regularly may have a less active disease. The research is published in the August 12, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Improving medical assessments for low back pain is the subject of a research study currently being conducted at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.
Beet juice is a dietary source of the molecule nitrate. When converted in the body, nitrate can dilate the blood vessels and increase blood flow, both important factors for exercise performance.
Study title: High-load strength training improves outcome in patients with plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled trial with 12-month follow-up
In a time when many government scientists in Canada are being muzzled, talking to the media may be a scary prospect for many researchers. Yet some academics are calling on their peers to have their voices heard in the media and cut through the noise coming from think tanks and lobbyists.
More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking of concussions.
Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., may have uncovered the body's secret to physically aging well and keeping muscle strength in tact.
Study title: Back pain in children and adolescents
In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life. The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, was found to be smaller in 28 former NFL players as compared with a control group of men of similar age and education.
A small number of paraplegics are now able to feel some sensation after having neural stem cells transplanted into their damaged spinal cords as part of a study, raising hope that the therapy may help restore movement in some paralyzed patients.

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