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#BehindtheSelfie with... Gjermund Nesland

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Gjermund Nesland, national team manager of the Norwegian Kickboxing Federation as well as entrepreneur...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Dec 2016

South African gets top medical job at upcoming Fifa World Cup events
South African gets top medical job at upcoming Fifa World Cup events

For first time in over 20 years, someone new will be in charge of the medical operations at Fifa tournaments, and he's South African to boot...

14 Dec 2016

#Rio2016: Setting medical records
#Rio2016: Setting medical records

With around 11,000 athletes taking part in Rio, keeping track of their medical data could pose a logistical nightmare...

11 Aug 2016

#Rio2016:Going for gold with world-class medical care
#Rio2016:Going for gold with world-class medical care

Behind the spectacle of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is the very real business of keeping the athletes in peak condition...

8 Aug 2016

Nicci Botha
It's Epic - part 2

Better late than never. Here's part 2 of an epic mountain bike adventure...

By Nicci Botha 1 Apr 2016

It's Epic! - Part 1
It's Epic! - Part 1

The ABSA Cape Epic covers 654 km of gruelling terrains, so it's not without its thrills and spills...

18 Mar 2016

UCT PhD graduate evaluates safer rugby through BokSmart
UCT PhD graduate evaluates safer rugby through BokSmart

Wanting to complete a PhD that not only provided novel information to the world but also had a direct application and improved rugby player safety led University of Cape Town PhD graduate, James Craig Brown to the thesis, Safer rugby through BokSmart? Evaluation of a nationwide injury prevention programme for rugby union in South Africa...

19 Jan 2015

PRP treatments help to put the 'go' back in golfers
PRP treatments help to put the 'go' back in golfers

One of the potential treatments professional golfers will be considering this holiday season is that of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), according to new research by private healthcare search engine, WhatClinic.com...

19 Dec 2014

Regulation of supplements needed following deaths, doping charge
Regulation of supplements needed following deaths, doping charge

This week it was confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs player, Josta Dladla, tested positive for the banned stimulant, methylhexanamine, commonly known as 1.3-dimethyl or DMAA, the use of which is banned in professional sport.

17 Jan 2014

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

[2013 trends] Tracking and training
[2013 trends] Tracking and training

As we gaily simulate horse-riding while singing in Korean, the eyes of judgment fall upon us for clinging to the relics of yesteryear. Don't allow yourself to get caught doing last years' exercises or wearing scrubs that are "Soooo 2012", oh my readers. This year, you're going to be ahead of the curve and I'm going to help you do just that. Presenting the health trends of 2013...

By Chamendran Naidoo 23 Jan 2013

10km run was a hit says Moloi

The new Nike We Run, which attracted 20 000 people in Johannesburg last Sunday, is a great platform to lure joggers into competitive road running.

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa 19 Oct 2012

DNA Fit gene test to assess athletic prowess

A new genetic test to assist individuals in customising training efforts to not only achieve faster and better results, but to sustain them as well, has been launched. Known as DNA Fit and developed by local molecular technology firm DNAlysis Biotechnology, the test will analyse a number of genes that determine athletic prowess, including power and endurance, recovery and risk for soft tissue injury.

7 Sep 2012

CPA, labelling regulations could benefit sports nutrition industry
CPA, labelling regulations could benefit sports nutrition industry

The sport nutrition industry in South Africa is unregulated, unlike medicines, which are controlled by the Medicines Control Council. This leads to products being sold that may contain substance banned by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and incomplete or inaccurate ingredients lists on the label of a sports nutrition product.

6 Sep 2012

Major orthopaedic surgeon training centre secures sponsor
Major orthopaedic surgeon training centre secures sponsor

Global medical technology business, Smith & Nephew has announced that it will sponsor the KwaZulu-Natal Orthopaedic Training Centre based at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban.

15 Jun 2012

US baby boomers feed need for joint replacements

WASHINGTON, USA: US baby boomers are fueling a wave of joint replacement surgeries, hoping to use new artificial knees and hips to stay active as they get older.

6 Dec 2011

50-hour youth sports challenge is fact finding as well as fun
50-hour youth sports challenge is fact finding as well as fun

Over 3000 schoolchildren from disadvantaged Western Cape communities will be doing more than keeping a ball in motion at the sixth annual Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge, taking place at the Western Province Cricket Club in Newlands from Friday 16 (1.30pm) until Sunday 18 September (4pm).

13 Sep 2011

Mural cells from saphenous vein could have long-term benefits in heart attacks
Mural cells from saphenous vein could have long-term benefits in heart attacks

Stem cell therapies promise to regenerate the infarcted heart through the replacement of dead cardiac cells and stimulation of the growth of new vessels. New research has found the transplantation of stem cells that reside in human veins can help in the recovery of a heart attack. The findings could lead, in the next few years, to the first human clinical trial.

6 Sep 2011

Physical training can substitute as second 'medication' for people diagnosed with depression
Physical training can substitute as second 'medication' for people diagnosed with depression

Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for as many as half of depressed patients whose condition has not been cured by a single antidepressant medication.

26 Aug 2011

Performance enhancing substances: The health risks
Performance enhancing substances: The health risks

Recent reports have firmly placed doping and performance-enhancing substance (PES) abuse amongst adolescent athletes on the South African agenda. In fact, the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport recently said that positive doping stats for April 2010 to March 2011 have doubled.

22 Jun 2011

Nurses challenged to serve with dignity

PRETORIA: Ahead of International Nurses Day, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has reminded nurses of their commitment to serve the people with dignity and respect.

16 May 2011

Sports Science Institute of South Africa goes digital!
Sports Science Institute of South Africa goes digital!

With research showing that over 3.7 million South Africans interact daily on Facebook, and that well over 1.5 million tweets are generated by South Africa monthly, it is clear that the digital platform is where the institute needs to be communicating. Hence, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) has launched its brand-new website www.ssisa.com, which is heavily geared towards substantial interaction on social media forums.

5 Apr 2011

High altitude training offers clues to fighting lethal health problems
High altitude training offers clues to fighting lethal health problems

Inflammation can kill, study shows, yet the body can adapt.

5 Apr 2011

New blood pressure measurement device may enable doctors to treat patients more effectively
New blood pressure measurement device may enable doctors to treat patients more effectively

In a major scientific breakthrough, a new blood pressure measurement device is set to revolutionise the way patients' blood pressure is measured.

21 Feb 2011

Alcohol industry sponsorship associated with more hazardous drinking in sportspeople

While policy makers in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand debate whether alcohol advertising and sponsorship should be banned from sport, new research provides evidence that alcohol industry sponsorship is associated with more hazardous drinking in sportspeople compared to non-alcohol sponsorship.

3 Feb 2011

Study shows adolescents who were breastfed at birth have stronger leg muscles

Breast feeding newborn babies has lots of advantages in the short and in the long-term for babies. A study has confirmed the recently discovered benefits, which had not been researched until now. Adolescents who are breast fed at birth have stronger leg muscles than those who received artificial milk.

6 Jan 2011

Boks screened for skin cancer
Boks screened for skin cancer

Members of the Springbok squad and their management team were screened for skin cancer, in support of Rob Louw's melanoma awareness campaign, before departing on their historic Grand Slam Tour.

12 Nov 2010

High estrogen levels in female athletes associated with higher risk of injury

In female athletes with chronically higher estrogen levels, differences in the mechanical properties of tendons may lead to a higher risk of injury, according to a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

13 Sep 2010

UK study finds black females exhibit greater magnitude of LVH than their white counterparts

A study conducted in the UK has established the extent of cardiac adaptation amongst female athletes competing in a number of sports. Previous studies of cardiac adaptation have been conducted only on male athletes, yet a growing number of females participate at elite level in many sports, nowadays including some such as rugby and boxing that were traditionally undertaken only by males. The results show evidence of changes to the heart, particularly to ventricle wall thickness and cavity size. In addition, the study considered whether ethnicity was a factor in the degree of measured cardiac adaptation.

2 Sep 2010

Footballers at risk

ECG-based screening for young footballers at risk of heart disease needs to be reviewed: Study.

1 Sep 2010

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