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Sports concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy
It's been widely reported that football and other contact sports increase the risk of a debilitating neurological condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).But in the journal Neuropsychology Review, researchers are reporting only limited evidence showing a link between sports concussions and an increased risk of late-life cognitive and neuropsychiatric impairments.
Goals affect feelings of pride and shame after success and failure
When the St. Louis Cardinals lost the World Series, just how much shame did the players feel? According to researchers at Penn State and Australia's Central Queensland University, a person's goals at the outset of a competence-based task, such as a sporting event, can influence how much shame or pride he or she feels upon completion of the task.
Recognition memory in young adults predicted by aerobic fitness and hormones
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found further evidence that exercise may be beneficial for brain health and cognition. The findings, which are currently available online in Behavioural Brain Research, suggest that certain hormones, which are increased during exercise, may help improve memory.
A skiing trip can give you a valuable boost in pleasure and well-being
Are you contemplating a skiing holiday? The all-out pleasure and enjoyment you experience on a pair of skis or a snowboard is positively priceless to enhance your overall happiness.
Study investigates the role of the motor system in conceptualization
Is it true, as some scientists believe, that to understand words like "spike" (in the volleyball sense) the brain has to "mentally" retrace the sequence of motor commands that accomplish the action?
Degenerative tendon disease in athletes improved by PRP therapy
Ultrasound-guided delivery of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves functionality and reduces recovery time in athletes with degenerative disease in their tendons, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
In night games circadian timing may give edge to West Coast NFL teams
A new analysis of National Football League results suggests that the body's natural circadian timing gives a performance advantage to West Coast teams when they play East Coast teams at night.
Drivers dangerously overtake cyclists 'regardless of reflective clothing'
According to the US Department of Transportation, 677 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2011, while 48,000 were injured. Cyclists have long been told to wear high-visibility clothing on the road so that passing vehicles can see them. But a new study suggests that regardless of clothing, drivers continue to pass dangerously close when overtaking cyclists.
Supplements 'beneficial' for vitamin D-deficient ballet dancers
It is widely known that a lack of sunlight can sometimes cause a deficiency in vitamin D. But how does a lack of this vitamin affect athletes who train indoors, especially during the winter months? To find out, researchers in the UK studied vitamin D-deficient ballet dancers and observed whether supplementation helped.
Tentative molecular link between head injury and Alzheimer's
Using a powerful laser imaging technique, a study led by the University of Cambridge in the UK shows how tiny pieces of a protein linked with Alzheimer's Disease could be the start of a process that leads to the onset and spread of the disease. The researchers also cautiously suggest the finding offers a plausible explanation as to why head injuries are linked to Alzheimer's.
Never too late to start exercising for health
A new study published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds a direct link between the likelihood of healthy aging and the amount of exercise older people take - even if they only started being physically active around retirement age, they enjoyed significantly better health than their inactive peers.
Regular physical activity in later life boosts likelihood of "healthy ageing"...
It's never too late to get physically active, with even those starting relatively late in life reaping significant health benefits, finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.Four years of sustained regular physical activity boosted the likelihood of healthy ageing sevenfold compared with consistent inactivity, the findings show.
Improved understanding of anemia in female athletes
When Kaitlyn Patterson's fatigue progressed to hyperventilating even during slow runs, and then forced her to quit high school distance running for the season, she knew something was very wrong.Patterson had exercise-induced iron-deficiency anemia, a common, perplexing problem among elite female athletes, especially endurance runners.
The therapeutic benefits of virtual sailing in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have announced the results of a pilot study demonstrating use of a virtual therapeutic sailing simulator as an important part of rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Too much sport 'may be bad for teens' health'
Teenagers have long been told that being active and taking part in sports is good for their health. But new research suggests that too much sport for teenagers could negatively impact their well-being just as much as too little sport.
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New guidelines rule out same-day return to play for athletes with concussion
Any athlete with concussion symptoms should not be allowed to return to play on the same day, according to the latest consensus statement on sports-related concussion.
Don't ignore hip pain: Impingement a growing problem among young, active
Hip pain is no longer reserved for older adults. More and more young, active people are developing this problem, which often requires surgery to repair.
Do sports concussions really cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy?
It?s been widely reported that football and other contact sports increase the risk of a debilitating neurological condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). But a new study finds little evidence to support such a link.
Head out to the ski slopes, for happiness' sake
Are you contemplating a skiing holiday? The all-out pleasure and enjoyment you experience on a pair of skis or a snowboard is positively priceless to enhance your overall happiness. This is true even if you only get to go out on the slopes once in a blue moon, say researchers.
PRP therapy improves degenerative tendon disease in athletes
Ultrasound-guided delivery of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves functionality and reduces recovery time in athletes with degenerative disease in their tendons, according to a new study.
Scientists work to engineer injectable therapy for rotator cuff injuries
A research team is attempting to engineer an injectable therapy for the shoulder?s supraspinatus tendon, a rotator cuff tendon that is commonly torn in sports. When the tendon is damaged, the body makes things worse by activating enzymes that further break down the tendon. The scientists hope to develop an injectable compound that would deliver an inhibitor capable of blocking these enzymes, thereby reducing the severity of the injury or even healing the tissue.
Surgery for Derrick Rose-type knee injury involves difficult tradeoff
Knee surgery for the type of meniscus tear suffered by Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose can involve a difficult tradeoff. Surgery that enables a quick return could result in painful arthritis later in life.
Too much weekly sport seems to be as bad as too little for teen wellbeing
Too much weekly sport seems to be as bad as too little for teen well-being, suggesting there's an inverted U shaped relationship between the two.
Scientists far from finish line in understanding anemia in female athletes
When Kaitlyn Patterson's fatigue progressed to hyperventilating even during slow runs, and then forced her to quit high school distance running for the season, she knew something was very wrong. Patterson had exercise-induced iron-deficiency anemia, a common, perplexing problem among elite female athletes, especially endurance runners.
Virtual sailing simulator shows key role of recreation in spinal cord injury ...
Researchers conducted a study on the role of a hands on virtual sailing simulator for use in rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury.
Eye injuries in NHL cost franchises more than $32 million
Research shows that wearing visors in the National Hockey League (NHL) could cause a four-fold decrease in the risk of eye injuries. Furthermore, the study found that eye injuries over the last 10 seasons have cost the NHL and its associated franchises more than $32 million in missed games.
Being an elite male athlete protects against type 2 diabetes in later life
A study of almost 400 former elite male athletes shows that former status as an elite athlete reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life by 28 percent.
Menstrual cycle influences concussion outcomes
Researchers found that women injured during the two weeks leading up to their period (the premenstrual phase) had a slower recovery and poorer health one month after injury compared to women injured during the two weeks directly after their period or women taking birth control pills. If confirmed in subsequent research, the findings could alter the treatment and prognosis of women who suffer head injuries from sports, falls, car accidents or combat.
Higher altitudes result in reduced concussion rates in high school sports
According to a recent study, high school athletes who play collision sports at higher altitudes are less likely to suffer from concussions than those who play at lower altitudes.
Clinical trial looks at impact of platelet-rich plasma therapy on tennis elbow
Big name athletes have reportedly used PRP therapy for sports injuries. Does it work?