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Microwaves and pacemakers— just how well do they go together
The question surfaced again this spring: How safe are cardiac pacemakers in the presence of microwave radiation?
An Air Force study cast doubt on the performance of some models.
In fairly rapid order, the study touched off lively...
History of the Ancient Olympic Games 776 BC-393 AD
While exact origin is unknown, the Ancient Olympic Games were held in a sacred valley at Olympia in Elis near the western coast of Greece and the earliest recorded Olympic competition was in 776 BC. So important were these contests that time...
The modern Olympic Games and Baron Pierre de Coubertin were products of their times. The modern Games were idealistically based, differing markedly from the ancient Games. And the 1972 Games, in turn, differ greatly from the 1896 Games. The Games have also been subject to change, with 120...
The organization and planning for the health care of a National Team and its officials is essential to the successful operation of Health Services at the Olympic Games. The disease pattern at the Games is predictable, and an outline indicates categories of diseases generally encountered....
Offering medical care at the Winter Olympics is a responsibility for the national organizing committee and is also a medicalmoral obligation. The potential problems connected with providing medical care are created primarily by the selection of the country and secondly of the region, town, or...
Participation in the Olympic Games has had no harmful effect on the birth functions of women. Among the married female Olympic participants, 94% are mothers. Most of them (66%) have given birth since first participating in the Games. Pregnancy was normal in 70.4% of all cases. Mild complaints...
Investigation and verification of sex of women athletes in the Olympics is accomplished by studying the sexual chromatin on X-type chromosomes and by a fluorescent test for Y-type chromosomes. A karyotype and a clinical examination are made when these tests do not supply satisfactory...
In considering the nutrition for maximal sports performance, only the carbohydrate stores are relevant to energy expenditure. During training periods adequate supply of protein is a prerequisite. In competition periods of less than 20 minutes' duration, normal glycogen stores in muscle tissue...
"Normal" is the best there is. Drugs of any type should only be used in disease, deficiency, or injury states. Any other use of drugs is only a form of internal pollution, and there is no valid evidence that any drug ever improved any athlete's performance. The real difficulty is that many drugs...
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