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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

NFL Players Get Back in the Game After Upper Spine Surgery

Oct. 4, 2016 — The majority of U.S. National Football League (NFL) players who undergo surgery for a herniated disc in the upper (cervical) spine are able to resume their careers and perform at a high level, ... read more

Pre-Screening for Young Athletes at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Sep. 29, 2016 — Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. Pre-participation screening aims to identify children, ... read more

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Sep. 27, 2016 — A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and ... read more

Nanoparticle Injections May Be Future of Osteoarthritis Treatment

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers have shown that they can inject nanoparticles into an injured joint and suppress inflammation immediately following an injury, reducing the destruction of cartilage and lowering the risk ... read more

Testosterone May Explain Sex Difference in Knee Injury Rates

Sep. 20, 2016 — The predominance of the hormone testosterone in males may explain why women are up to 10 times more likely than men to injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knees, new research ... read more

Graded Aerobic Treadmill Testing in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

Sep. 13, 2016 — Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and ... read more

Eating Your Greens Could Enhance Sport Performance

Sep. 12, 2016 — Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has found. Nitrate is commonly found in diets rich in leafy green ... read more

Rate of Injuries Among Youth Soccer Players Doubled, New Study Finds

Sep. 12, 2016 — From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 ... read more

The Impact of Extreme Exercise on Breathing in GB Olympic Boxers and Swimmers

Sep. 8, 2016 — Researchers investigated elite British athletes from both swimming and boxing and their research suggests asthma related breathing problems should not be a barrier to sporting success, as long as ... read more

Prevention Programs Significantly Reduce Ankle Injuries in Soccer Athletes

Sep. 7, 2016 — Injuries to the lower extremities are the most common in soccer. Now research demonstrates that prevention programs are effective at reducing the risk of ankle injuries by 40 percent in soccer ... read more

Extra Physical Education Classes May Benefit Bone Health in Girls, Study Shows

Sep. 7, 2016 — A long-term study carried out in four Swedish schools evaluated whether extra physical education classes (200 minutes weekly as opposed to 60 minutes weekly) would have an impact on bone parameters ... read more

Bodybuilders Illegally Sell Steroids to Fund Own Use and Maintain Social Status, Finds Report

Sep. 7, 2016 — Many bodybuilders illegally sell steroids to help fund their own use of performance and image enhancing drugs and maintain their social status in the weightlifting community, a new academic study has ... read more

NFL Players' Careers Most Affected by Surgery to Patellar Tendon, Achilles Tendon and ACL

Sep. 6, 2016 — The first comprehensive injury database that compares return-to-play rate and performance-based outcomes in NFL players who had orthopaedic surgery has now been released. Nearly 80 percent of the 559 ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Many parents would rely on outdated advice when caring for a child with a concussion, inadvertently making matters worse, a new survey reveals. The survey asked 569 parents nationwide what measures ... read more

Babies Born With a Low Birth Weight May Be Less Active in Later Life

Sep. 2, 2016 — Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. The study used data from the Medical Research Council ... read more

Immersion Pulmonary Edema May Cause Swimming Deaths During Triathlons

Sep. 1, 2016 — Heart abnormalities linked to immersion pulmonary edema were present in a greater-than-expected proportion of triathletes who died during the competition’s swim portion, according to a ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Football players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeastern ... read more

Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Rarely Associated With Exercise

Aug. 29, 2016 — Sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is rarely associated with exercise, according to new research. Nearly 80 percent of patients in the study had no symptoms and only one ... read more

Moderate Physical Activity Linked With 50 Percent Reduction in Cardiovascular Death in Over-65s

Aug. 27, 2016 — Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research. The 12-year study in nearly 2,500 adults aged 65 to 74 ... read more

Researchers Find Roots of Modern Humane Treatment

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have traced the roots of humane medical practices to a pioneering French physician who treated people with deformities as humans instead of 'monsters,' as they were commonly ... read more

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