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Researchers investigate muscle-building effect of protein beverages for athletes
The researchers concluded that muscle metabolism after exercise can be manipulated via dietary means. (2011-08-18)
Watching sport: What kind of fan are you?
Do you -- can you -- really love a sports team? (2011-08-02)
Researchers capture breakthrough data on cervical spine injuries
A high school football player's broken neck -- from which he's recovered -- has yielded breakthrough biomechanical data on cervical spine injuries that could ultimately affect safety and equipment standards for athletes. (2011-07-26)
Brain autopsies of 4 former football players reveal not all get chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Preliminary results from the first four brains donated to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, TorontoWesternHospital, reveal that two of the four former Canadian Football League players suffered from a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), while two did not show signs of CTE. (2011-07-26)
For kids, it's more than just a game
A cohesive team environment, assessing one's own performance rather than comparing with others, and involvement in enjoyably challenging practices are the main conditions needed for children to have a positive developmental experience playing team sports. (2011-07-20)
Painful legacy of teen sports
Vigorous sports activities, like basketball, during childhood and adolescence can cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes, resulting in a deformed hip with reduced rotation and pain during movement. (2011-07-19)
Penn study finds a genetic basis for muscle endurance in animal study
Researchers have identified a gene for endurance, or more precisely, its negative regulator. (2011-07-18)
Retired NFL players at higher risk for mild cognitive impairment
Retired NFL football players are at higher risk for mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, a Loyola University Health System study has found. (2011-07-18)
Sudden cardiac death in young athletes: Study suggests many ECG screenings are inaccurate
Incidents of young athletes collapsing during sports practice due to an undiagnosed heart condition are alarming, and have led some health care professionals to call for mandatory electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings before sport participation. (2011-07-14)
Pediatric cardiologists not always accurate in interpreting ECG results for young athletes
Pediatric cardiologists are prone to misinterpreting electrocardiograms when using the results to determine whether young athletes have heart defects that could make exercising perilous, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. (2011-07-14)
Athletes may have different reasons for marijuana use
College athletes tend to be less likely than their non-athlete peers to smoke marijuana. (2011-07-11)
Vitamin D lower in NFL football players who suffered muscled injuries, study reports
Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems, a recent study being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego today, suggests that lack of the vitamin might also increase the chance of muscle injuries in athletes, specifically NFL football players. (2011-07-10)
Study shows lace-up ankle braces keep athletes on the court
Lace-up ankle braces can reduce the occurrence of acute ankle injuries in male and female high school basketball players, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. (2011-07-08)
Concussion baseline important for accurate future assessment in at-risk youth athletes
Creating a baseline for each youth athlete is a critical part of accurate future concussion assessment, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. (2011-07-07)
Snooze you win? It's true for achieving hoop dreams, says Stanford study
Young basketball players spend hours dribbling up and down the court aspiring to NBA stardom. (2011-07-01)
Evolution of sport performances follows a physiological law
Geoffroy Berthelot and Stephane Len, both researchers at the IRMES, have published their findings in Age, the official journal of the American Aging Association, describing the evolution of performances in elite athletes and chess grandmasters. (2011-07-01)
Extended sleep improves the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players
A study in the July 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that sleep extension is beneficial to athletic performance, reaction time, vigor, fatigue and mood in collegiate basketball players. (2011-07-01)
Positive coaching
Coaches are often lauded as experts at what they do, and, consequently, it can blind them to their athletes' individual needs. (2011-06-23)
Reducing lifelong disability from sports injuries in children
To protect children from lifelong injuries in sports, we need a public health approach similar to that mounted against smoking and drunk driving, states an editorial in CMAJ. (2011-06-20)
When warming up for the cycling race, less is more
New findings challenge conventional wisdom and find shorter warm-ups of lower intensity are better for boosting cycling performance. (2011-06-16)
Tecnalia facilitates starting signal for athletes with sensory disability
The system alerts the race start through visual signals -- enabling reaction time equal to other participants. (2011-06-15)
Sport doctors say non-alcoholic wheat beer boosts athletes' health
Amateur athletes have long suspected what sports medicine researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have now made official: evidence, gathered during the world's largest study of marathons, that consumption of non-alcoholic weissbier, or wheat beer, has a positive effect on athletes' health. (2011-06-09)
Athletic girls more likely to have impaired bone structure if menstrual cycle stops
Young female athletes who have stopped menstruating have a weakening in the quality of their bone structure that may predispose them to breaking a bone, despite getting plenty of weight-bearing exercise, a new study finds. (2011-06-05)
Pioneering stem cell bandage receives approval for clinical trial
Millions of people with knee injuries could benefit from a new type of stem cell bandage treatment if clinical trials are successful. (2011-06-04)
New research: Post-exercise recovery advantages of lowfat chocolate milk
New research suggests an effective recovery drink may already be in your refrigerator: lowfat chocolate milk. (2011-06-02)
Does baseline concussion testing really reduce risks to athletes?
Baseline concussion tests given to hundreds of thousands of athletes might, paradoxically, increase risks in some cases, according to a Loyola University Health System researcher. (2011-06-01)
Tucson tragedy; college athletes and drinking; depression in adolescents; and yoga and drug use
The latest research results on many aspects of prevention of social, mental and physical disorders as well as academic challenges will be presented at this meeting. (2011-05-31)
When it comes to warm-up, less is more
New study in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that low intensity warm-ups enhance athletic performance. (2011-05-27)
Thoughts that win
Back in high school, on the soccer field, poised to take a crucial penalty kick, (2011-05-25)
Enzyme prevents fatal heart condition associated with athletes
Scientists have discovered an important enzyme molecule that may prevent fatal cardiac disorders associated with cardiac hypertrophy -- the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. (2011-05-25)
Researchers recommend preparticipation cardiac screening for college athletes
Sudden cardiac death in young athletes who had not previously exhibited symptoms is a relatively rare yet tragic event. (2011-05-25)
Strobe eyewear training may improve visual abilities
Strobe-like eyewear designed to train the vision of athletes may have positive effects in some cases, according to tests run by a team of Duke University psychologists who specialize in visual perception. (2011-05-19)
Pro athletes ought to bargain outside federal court, legal scholar says
Labor law expert Michael LeRoy says as long as federal judges continue to enable NFL players to bargain in the courthouse, and not at the traditional bargaining table, collective bargaining will be a stunted institution in professional sports. (2011-05-17)
New screening techniques, treatments shed light on gastrointestinal disorders in children
Research being presented at Digestive Disease Week focuses attention on the needs of pediatric patients, including screening for obesity and raising awareness of the increase risk of functional gastrointestinal disorders in athletes. (2011-05-09)
'Science of the Olympic Winter Games' and 'Science of NFL Football' win Sports Emmy
Scientific principles explored last year in two online video series called (2011-05-06)
Kids who specialize in 1 sport may have higher injury risk
Competitive young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round, but such specialization could increase the risk of injuries, a Loyola University Health System study has found. (2011-05-02)
Ban bodychecking in youth hockey to prevent concussions
Bodychecking in youth hockey leagues should be banned to prevent concussions which can cause serious repercussions, states an analysis in CMAJ. (2011-04-18)
New national study finds increase in football-related injuries among youth
A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that an estimated 5.25 million football-related injuries among children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments between 1990 and 2007. (2011-04-12)
The heartfelt truth about sudden death in young athletes
Dr. Sami Viskin of Tel Aviv University says that expensive EKG tests are unlikely to prevent Sudden Death Syndrome, which affects fewer than three athletes out of 10,000. (2011-04-05)
Sudden cardiac death affects about 1 in 44,000 NCAA athletes a year
About one in 44,000 college athletes each year suffers sudden cardiac death -- more than previous estimates. (2011-04-04)
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