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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

Youth Sports Hazing Victims Often in Denial, Research Shows

May 10, 2016 — The true incidence of hazing in youth sports is unknown because victims don't report the mistreatment or fail to recognize it as hazing, according to a review of scientific literature on the ... read more

Delayed Concussion Reporting May Sideline College Athletes for Several More Days

May 9, 2016 — Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, sayresearchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more ... read more

Study of Elite Paralympic Athletes Supports Benefits of Exercise for Children With Cerebral Palsy

May 6, 2016 — For highly trained Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy, bone mineral density and other measures of body composition are similar to those of able-bodied adults of similar age, reports a new ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children. Now, a recent study investigates the effects of a new steroid treatment on ... read more

Diabetes Risk of Common Arthritis Medicine Quantified for First Time

May 4, 2016 — Glucocorticoid (or steroid) therapy, prescribed to around half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is a known risk factor for developing diabetes. A study has found how the risk of diabetes ... read more

Turn Up the Heat to Increase Altitude Tolerance

May 3, 2016 — Simple heat-based exercise can be just as effective as low-oxygen training to improve physical performance and altitude tolerance, new study reveals. The new work suggests that heat-based exercise ... read more

Concussion Outcomes Differ Among Football Players from Youth to College

May 2, 2016 — Concussions in high school football had the highest average number of reported symptoms and high school football players had the highest proportion of concussions with a return-to-play time of at ... read more

Abnormally Low Blood Flow Indicates Damage to NFL Players' Brains

Apr. 26, 2016 — The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical ... read more

Screening Young Athletes to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest Not Proven to Save Lives

Apr. 20, 2016 — Young athletes should not undergo screening to prevent sudden cardiac arrest because it is not proven to save lives, suggests an analysis of the available evidence, adding that the harms outweigh any ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a new study has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new consensus statement establishes guidance for conducting pre-participation screenings of college athletes and encourages emergency action plans for quickly responding to sudden cardiac ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Researchers followed ultra-marathon runners around the world to test whether low-cost paper tape could reduce debilitating and painful blisters. Turns out they can, the researchers ... read more

Skateboarding Sent About 176 Youth to US Emergency Departments Every Day

Apr. 8, 2016 — A study examined data for youth and adolescents 5-19 years of age who were treated in US emergency departments (EDs) for skateboarding-related injuries from 1990-2008. Nationally, over the 19-year ... read more

Would Changing Gait Pattern Decrease Your Likelihood of Running Injuries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — Are runners less injury-prone trekking barefoot than in pricey running shoes? Maybe, according to a new literature review. Advances in running shoe technology in the last 40 years have not reduced ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Hundreds of athletes around the globe are competing in one-mile ice swims. Performance and human physiological response in water 5 degrees Celsius or less has not been well-studied. Researchers will ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, ... read more

Do More Uphill Sprints! Higher Anaerobic Fitness Gives Edge to Mountain Ultra-Marathon Runners

Apr. 3, 2016 — New research suggests a runner’s pre-race anaerobic fitness capacity may be a key factor in determining who will have the fastest finishing times during grueling 50 km (31 mile) mountain ... read more

Estrogen-Deficient Female Athletes' Memory Improves With Estrogen

Apr. 3, 2016 — In young female athletes who stop having their menstrual periods because of excessive exercise, estrogen replacement appears to improve their memory, a new study ... read more

Building a Better Concussion Test

Apr. 2, 2016 — Researchers have developed an inexpensive, ultraportable balance board called BTrackS that provides fast, objective feedback on an athlete's balance disruption following a suspected concussion. ... read more

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