Latest Cramp Stories

2008-08-18 18:00:13

By Catherine Hood ENDOMETRIOSIS is a painful condition which affects one in 10 women. It arises when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found elsewhere, usually the ovaries or fallopian tubes.

2008-07-26 15:00:42

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I could play tennis from sunrise to sunset if it weren't for cramps in my calves. I don't get them every day, but I get them enough that they're a major nuisance. I'm in good shape and have been athletic my whole life. I am 43.

2006-07-25 07:14:35

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -

2006-07-25 07:45:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -

2006-07-25 00:45:00

As temperatures soar during these summer months, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) advises that athletes, parents, coaches and medical personnel follow their new recommendations for preventing and treating dehydration, heat stroke and other exertional heat illnesses.

2005-07-29 15:00:44

Professor Susan Wray, who heads the UK's top rated Department of Physiology, and Dr. Ted Burdyga, are studying muscles in the wall of the ureter, which connects the kidney to the bladder, to understand how muscles respond to signals in the body telling them to contract or relax. Their research, supported by the Medical Research Council, is published in this week's issue of Nature.

2005-07-21 18:00:10

As the population ages, a growing number of people become more vulnerable to extreme summer heat. In 2003, a heat wave was blamed for 14,800 deaths in France. The July issue of the Harvard Health Letter offers tips for the elderly to beat this summer's heat.

2004-11-30 06:00:10

Food for thought As a child, I was told that if I went swimming after eating a meal I would suffer stomach cramps. Is this true, or is it just another medical wives' tale? After a meal, the body has to devote a fair proportion of its energy to digesting the food.

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