The greatest tragedy that can befall boxing is that of the death in the ring. It is therefore necessary to carefully examine what factors may precipitate such a catastrophe. It is important to look at all possible factors in the broadest sense to enable boxing administrations throughout the world to improve their safety codes, and in this way, possibly eliminate death in the ring.
Even although the last decade has seen the appearance of many articles descriptionbing the deleterious effects caused by solar radiation, it is a lamentable fact that there is still a number of medical practitioners who appear to be unaware of the hazards of regular or excessive insolation.
Both the diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprains in South Africa have to a large extent not been based on tried scientific fact, and although one's local experience may be adequate, the scientific background must be looked at critically and understood before truly adequate treatment of the patient can be given. This article will deal with the diagnosis of lateral ligament injury.
Sidelined by injury"" or ""...injury puts paid to promising career"" are sorrowful headlines we read too often. Too often because most of these injuries are the result of incorrect training. Sorrowful because they could have been prevented.
Long distance running and fun-runs have gained considerable popularity in South Africa over the past 10 years. Since 1921 when the Comrades Marathon first made its debut, jogging has slowly been on the increase. Joggers can now partake in almost weekly marathon races completing 42,2 kilometers.
I have a perpetual concern about my weight. I am either too fat or too thin. My medical colleagues, for example, consider me to be too thin. Elite runners, on the other hand, see me as a potential Sumo wrestler. Why is it then that I am apparently unable to lose sufficient weight to become as thin as my elite running friends? The traditional answer is, of course, that I eat far too much for the amount of exercise I take.