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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

End Game: Sport Can Ease the Transition Into Retirement

June 2, 2015 — Adjusting to the many changes retirement brings can mean the difference between a positive quality of life and one that struggles under the weight of change. A new study examined sport and its ... read more

Neuroimaging Findings Generally Nondiagnostic in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussions

June 2, 2015 — Researchers examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared normal in 78% of cases. Although usually ... read more

Head Injuries Could Result in Neurodegenerative Disease in Rugby Union Players

May 21, 2015 — Until now, the association between head injuries and neurodegenerative disease, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), has predominantly been made with boxers. Now, the first case has ... read more

May 21, 2015 — New research shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of those injuries were sufficient to make the investigators suggest that wearing ... read more

'Insufficient Evidence' on Degenerative Brain Disease in Athletes

May 20, 2015 — Available research does not support the contention that athletes are uniquely at risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative disorders, according to a review. Other ... read more

Performance Enhancing Sensor Ready for Commercialization

May 20, 2015 — A wearable device will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite ... read more

Oral Steroids for Herniated Disk Do Not Improve Pain

May 19, 2015 — Among patients with acute radiculopathy (sciatica) due to a herniated lumbar disk, a short course of oral steroids, compared with placebo, resulted in modest improvement in function and no ... read more

May 18, 2015 — For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study suggests most youth dance classes provide only limited amounts of physical activity. The study found that slightly ... read more

Even Olympic Athletes Have Cardiac Abnormalities and May Be at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

May 15, 2015 — Even athletes whose performance and fitness are at the very highest level may have life-threatening cardiovascular abnormalities. Indeed, a study of more than 2000 athletes eligible for the summer ... read more

Half Hour of Physical Activity 6 Days a Week Linked to 40 Percent Lower Risk of Early Death

May 15, 2015 — Thirty minutes of physical activity -- irrespective of its intensity -- six days a week is linked to a 40 percent lower risk of death from any cause among elderly men, finds new research. Boosting ... read more

Sound Waves Could Be Viable Alternative in Diagnosing Minor Fractures

May 14, 2015 — A study has been conducted of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that ... read more

First Study of Effects of Ultraman Competitions

May 13, 2015 — For the first time, researchers are looking at the incredibly grueling competition called the Ultraman, and what it does to your body. The Ultraman is a three-day competition designed to test an ... read more

Repetitive Brain Injuries May Accelerate Aging, Dementia Risk

May 12, 2015 — Repetitive head injuries that occur during contact sports and military service may accelerate the aging process by increasing the build-up of beta-amyloid in the brain, leading to worse disease and ... read more

Canadian Sports Concussion Project Releases Montador, Forzani, and Anonymous Donor Brain Autopsy Results

May 12, 2015 — The results of three brain autopsies have been announced by scientists, showing the varying outcomes that can result in brains of former athletes who sustained multiple concussions. The analyses of ... read more

World First Survey Uncovers Widespread Homophobia at UK Sports Events

May 10, 2015 — Spectator stands are the most likely sporting environment for homophobia to occur, a study concludes: 85 percent fear for the safety of gay people. Three out of four people have witnessed or ... read more

It Doesn't Take a Brain Injury to Have Headache, Dizziness and Cognitive Impairment

May 8, 2015 — Researchers have provided an explanation for why many people with even very trivial head injuries, or even injuries to other parts of their bodies, experience incapacitating post-concussion like ... read more

Incredible Bulk or Incredible Hulk? Side Effects of Steroid Use

May 7, 2015 — A lot of hard work, practice and dedication can help you sculpt a well-muscled body, but anabolic steroids will get you there a lot faster. What will it cost you, though? The short side of the long ... read more

Detecting Knee-Cushion Problems Early Could Lead to Better Treatments

May 4, 2015 — The menisci, best known as the shock absorbers in the knee, help disperse pressure, reduce friction and nourish the knee. Now, new research shows even small changes in the menisci can hinder their ... read more

Study Examines Incidence of Concussion in Youth, High School, College Football

May 4, 2015 — A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games but most concussions at the high school and college levels occurred during practice, according to a new ... read more

Many Young ACL Surgery Patients Need Second Surgery Later on

May 1, 2015 — Orthopedic surgeons are seeing an epidemic of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among young athletes, and a large number of patients who have surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL undergo a second knee ... read more

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