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High blood pressure surprisingly common in female college athletes
Nearly half of a cohort of female athletes at two US universities were found to have higher than normal blood pressure levels, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)
McMaster professor seeks independent agency to tackle abuse in elite youth sport
The author calls for the establishment of an independent international safeguarding agency for sports to handle athlete disclosures, investigate and process allegations, and to support victims of abuse. (2020-03-17)
Independent investigative agency needed to tackle abuse in elite youth sport
An independent investigative agency as well as an international offender database are needed to tackle allegations of abuse in elite youth sport properly, urges an expert, in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2020-03-17)
Instagram makes it easier to exercise
People who followed researchers' motivational posts on Instagram got more enjoyment out of their training sessions. (2020-03-16)
Study demonstrates how to collect true incidents from head impact sensors in youth sports
A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows that head impact sensors can record a large number of false positive impacts during real game play. (2020-03-10)
Study finds athletes who play indoor sports at risk of vitamin D deficiency
George Mason University and Mayo Clinic Health System study assesses vitamin D status and supplementation of college athletes. (2020-03-09)
Safe tackling, padded helmets lower head injuries in youth football
Middle school football players greatly reduce the chance of head injuries if they wear padded helmets and use safe tackling and blocking techniques, according to Rutgers researchers. (2020-03-04)
Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
UW researchers interviewed 22 athletes and staff members from three college athletics programs to see how collecting data from college athletes might encroach on their autonomy. (2020-03-02)
Study finds long-term endurance exercise is associated with enlarged aorta
Study finds high percentage of long term endurance athletes had aortas larger than the upper limit of clinical normality. (2020-02-26)
Electrolyte supplements don't prevent illness in athletes, study finds
Electrolyte supplements popular with endurance runners can't be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators. (2020-02-25)
For 'blade runners' taller doesn't necessarily mean faster
The governing body for the Paralympics recently lowered the allowable height for sprinters who use prosthetic legs, or blades, during competition. (2020-02-20)
How kirigami can help us study the muscular activity of athletes
Scientists devise an elastic and durable skin-contact patch for measuring the electromyographic activity of the palm muscle inspired by ancient Japanese paper crafts. (2020-02-12)
High and low exercise intensity found to influence brain function differently
A new study shows for the first time that low and high exercise intensities differentially influence brain function. (2020-01-30)
Head collision rates at World Cups similar but women received more medical assessments
According to research published in JAMA, female and male soccer players had similar rates of head collision events during elite tournaments such as the World Cup but half of the female players involved received medical assessments, compared with only one third of the impacted male players. (2020-01-21)
Esports organisations look to optimise player sleep
A study has used sleep tracking devices and mood measures (anxiety and depression) to determine how well esports athletes around the world sleep, and the effect this has on their mental health and well being. (2020-01-21)
Study provides the first data on concussion risk in youth football
'These are the first biomechanical data characterizing concussion risk in kids,' said Steve Rowson, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics and the director of the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab. (2020-01-21)
Study examines attitudes toward transgender athletes
As several states draft legislation that would force student-athletes to play as their gender identified on their birth certificate instead of on a team that matches their gender identity, a team of political scientists investigated underlying factors that drive public opinion on transgender athletes. (2020-01-14)
Program proves effective in preventing dating violence with middle school students
Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward their female peers, according to clinical trial results published today in JAMA Pediatrics. (2020-01-13)
Researchers find minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic Achilles tendon disorder improves patient outcomes and reduces recovery time
A minimally invasive procedure to treat a common foot and ankle disorder can reduce pain, recovery time, and postsurgery complications while improving functional outcomes. (2020-01-13)
Need to control blood sugar? There's a drink for that, says UBC prof
With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for novel strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from UBC's Okanagan campus suggests that ketone monoester drinks--a popular new food supplement--may help do exactly that. (2020-01-07)
Computerized training improves selective attention of soccer players
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA) have demonstrated how computerized training -through a specific software- can improve the attentional capacity of athletes, particularly, soccer players. (2020-01-07)
Don't wait to get concussion care; early treatment may mean faster recovery
Early clinical treatment may significantly reduce recovery time following a concussion, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program. (2020-01-06)
Can brain injury from boxing, MMA be measured?
For boxers and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, is there a safe level of exposure to head trauma? (2019-12-23)
Concussions common among college students, more prevalent off the field than on
About one in 75 college students sustain a concussion each academic year, and the vast majority occur outside of organized sports, according to a new three-year study. (2019-12-18)
Training the brain: resilience program helps student-athletes adjust to college life
In newly published research, a unique and expanding program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been shown to improve decision-making and emotional awareness, lower perceived stress and build resilience among diverse and sometimes at-risk college athletes. (2019-12-11)
Play sports for a healthier brain
There have been many headlines in recent years about the potentially negative impacts contact sports can have on athletes' brains. (2019-12-09)
Sport-related concussions
Concussions are a regular occurrence in sport but more so in contact sports such as American football, ice hockey or soccer. (2019-12-09)
Ratcheting up NBA rookie salaries may incentivize athletes to finish college
In a paper for the 'International Journal of Sport Finance' Barbara Arel and Michael J. (2019-12-05)
Throwing cold water on ice baths: Avoid this strategy for repairing or building muscle
New research suggests that ice baths aren't helpful for repairing and building muscle over time, because they decrease the generation of protein in muscles. (2019-12-02)
Material for safer football helmets may reduce head injuries
Scientists at the University of California Santa Barbara, HRL Laboratories LLC, and the US Army Research Laboratory have developed elastic microlattice pads that can withstand both single hits and a series of impacts better than existing state-of-the-art foams used in football helmets. (2019-11-27)
Changes in pupils after asymptomatic high-acceleration head impacts indicate changes in brain function
Researchers used quantitative pupillometry to detect pupillary changes in high-school athletes after they sustained a high-acceleration head impact. (2019-11-26)
Wearable sweat sensor detects gout-causing compounds
Caltech's Wei Gao has developed an easier way to mass-produce highly sensitive sweat sensors that can detect a variety of low-concentration compounds related to health conditions (2019-11-25)
Study identifies barriers high schools face when implementing, enforcing concussion laws
A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children's Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws. (2019-11-19)
Loyola researchers recommend increased medical sideline coverage for HS football
Researchers at Loyola Medicine recently completed a follow-up study to reassess the state of medical sideline coverage during football games and practices at the 99 Chicago public high schools. (2019-11-19)
New study dispels myths about what makes youth sports fun for kids
A new study looks at what makes organized sports fun for kids, and some of the findings might surprise you. (2019-11-14)
Get your game face on: Study finds it may help
Could putting on a serious face in preparation for competition actually impact performance? (2019-11-14)
Esports gamers face same level of psychological pressure as pro-athletes, study finds
Videogamers competing in major esports tournaments are under as much pressure and stress as professional athletes. (2019-11-12)
Researchers say elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in sports medicine
Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic dysregulation from prolonged sitting and high consumption of caffeine and sugar, and depression and anxiety resulting from internet gaming disorder. (2019-11-04)
'Swimmer's shoulder,' common in more than three-quarters of swimmers
The painful overuse injury called swimmer's shoulder, common in competitive swimmers, may be caused by excessive swimming distance during training along with a culture in competitive swimming that sublimates pain, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition. (2019-10-25)
Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success -- study
Ruthless sportspeople often suspend their sense of right and wrong when they step onto the field of play -- viewing sport as a different world where they jettison responsibility to act in a moral way, according to a new study. (2019-10-24)
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