Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 05, 2016
Young baseball players could benefit from preseason arm injury prevention programs
Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Rise in lower extremity injuries possible result of new concussion prevention rules
NCAA tackling rule changes that penalize head to head contact, and encourage tackling of the lower extremity have had some proven impacts in collegiate football.

Fatigue contributing factor in kid's pitching injuries
Shoulder and elbow injuries in adolescent pitchers are becoming more and more prevalent each year.

Graft choice in ACL reconstruction important for surgeons, patients
Using soft tissue allografts (cadaver tissue) in ACL reconstructions may increase the risks for a revision reconstruction postoperatively, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Gene variation in athletes might signify longer recovery following concussion
Genetic research on concussions is progressing in many different avenues.

Hybrid device delivers tobacco flavors with e-cig like vapor
A novel product combining e-cigarette technology with fresh tobacco successfully delivers natural tobacco flavors without impacting the potentially reduced risk nature of the aerosol produced.

New procedure for massive rotator cuff tears restores stability better, say researchers
Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery.

Single-bundle ACL reconstruction offers positive results for patients
Single and double-bundle techniques may provide similar outcomes in patients undergoing ACL reconstruction, as noted in research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Asthma symptoms linked to increased stress, anxiety levels in teens
A Henry Ford Hospital study has found that common asthma symptoms like waking up in the middle of the night and shortness of breath are associated with increased levels of stress and anxiety in teens with asthma.

Omalizumab decreases colds in inner-city children with asthma, NIH study reports
Treatment with omalizumab significantly decreases the number of colds in inner-city children with allergic asthma, researchers reported at a press conference today at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.
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