Tag: Swimming

Does Swimming After Eating Give You Stomach Cramps? Not Really, Experts Say

Should one really avoid swimming after having a meal at the beach or in the pool? Here’s the answer along with other common summer myths debunked by a health expert.

July 9, 2018

Swimmers Beware: CDC Warns Of Waterborne Diseases This July

Most of the recorded outbreaks associated with untreated recreational waters evidently occurred between June and August. What can swimmers do to reduce the risks of pathogen transmission?

Public Health July 1, 2018

Newly Tattooed Man Dies From Infection: How Soon Can You Go Swimming After Getting Inked?

Can you swim after getting a tattoo? Here's the answer plus safe tattoo care and healing tips, following the case of a 31-year-old man who died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria upon swimming with his new body art.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2017

Swimming Can Relieve Widespread Body Pain And Sensitivity: Study

Swimming is just as good as walking in relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia, a new study in Brazil suggests. The findings offer patients another alternative in treating the condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 20, 2016

Don't Swim Or Sleep In Your Contact Lenses: Improper Use Can Lead To Serious Eye Damage

Sleeping or swimming in your contact lenses can cause eye infections that result in serious eye damage, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed. Officials advise the public to wear and care for their contacts properly.

Public Health August 19, 2016

Microsoft SwimTrain Brings Virtual Competition To Solo Swimming Session

Microsoft Research and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology are working on a system called SwimTrain that allows swimmers to virtually compete against others.

Apps/Software May 11, 2016

Polar Bears Increasingly Swim Life-Threatening Long Distances: Here's Why

Polar bears were found to swim more life-threatening distances. The reasons why are varied and do not involve climate change alone.

Animals April 26, 2016

This Full-Body Swimsuit Comes With A Fin

Startup company WaveWrecker has designed a wetsuit that includes fins.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2016

Swimming Trick Of Jellyfish And Lampreys Holds Key To Better Underwater Robots

Jellyfish and lampreys were found to pull themselves in the water as their unique swimming trick. Experts said the new discovery could help improve the way scientists develop underwater robots.

Earth/Environment November 5, 2015

Jellyfish and Lampreys Use Surprising Swimming Trick To Efficiently Move Through Waters

Rather than pushing themselves, jellyfish and lampreys were found to pull themselves forward by producing low pressure region ahead of them. Such mechanism could reveal why these creatures are highly efficient swimmers.

Animals November 4, 2015

Misfit Teams Up With Speedo To Launch Fitness Tracker Designed For Swimmers

Misfit partnered with Speedo to launch a new fitness tracker, the Speedo Shine, that is designed to track lap count and swimming distance.

Wearable Tech August 18, 2015

Chlorine Won't Protect Your Pool From Cryptosporidium Parasite, CDC Warns

Recreational water illnesses, including cryptosporidium, are present in pools and hot tubs this season, infecting thousands of Americans. What can you do to keep your family safe this summer?

Life June 26, 2015

Black children, adolescents have higher drowning rates at swimming pools: Study

Young black children are in higher danger of drowning in swimming pools reveals a new study. Children should be taught basis swimming skills to avoid fatalities in the swimming pool.

Sports May 18, 2014

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