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Research finds that male athletes prefer female team physicians
Many studies in coaching literature have found that male athletes tend to prefer a male coach. (2007-04-26)
Nearly half of today's high school athletes specialize in one sport
Youth single sport specialization -- training and playing just one sport, often year round and on multiple teams -- is a growing phenomenon in the US A new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that 45 percent of high school athletes specialize in just one sport, two years earlier than current collegiate and professional athletes say they did. (2017-03-14)
Should athletes undergo mandatory ECG screening?
Should athletes have to undergo mandatory electrocardiographic screening (also known as ECG or heart trace) before competing? (2010-09-30)
Should we use echocardiography to screen young athletes?
Studies conducted in Italy suggest that a pre participation program, including echocardiography, is an efficient way to identify young athletes with cardiac disease. (2008-08-31)
Widespread use of meldonium among elite athletes, research shows
The use of meldonium -- the substance taken by tennis star Maria Sharapova -- is widespread among elite athletes, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2016-03-09)
Sudden cardiac arrest in athletes: Prevention and management
It's marathon season, and every so often a news report will focus on an athlete who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. (2019-07-15)
Female athletes injured more than male athletes
Female athletes experience dramatically higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions compared to male athletes. (2010-01-25)
Injured elite athletes need team support
Maintaining ties with teammates will help injured elite athletes recover more quickly, according to research at the University of Toronto. (1999-08-30)
Social media training works best for student-athletes, study shows
Placing less reliance on monitoring software and modifying new media training to align with student-athletes' habits and input will promote more positive and responsible usage on social networks. (2015-03-17)
Vanderbilt study finds age doesn't impact concussion symptoms
Recent scientific findings have raised the fear that young athletes may fare worse after sustaining a sports-related concussion than older athletes. (2013-10-14)
Athletes on performance enhancers more likely to abuse alcohol, other drugs
College athletes who use performance-enhancing substances may be at heightened risk of misusing alcohol and using recreational drugs as well, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2009-11-11)
Study: Attitudes toward women key in higher rates of sexual assault by athletes
An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams -- and more than one-third of non-athletes -- reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape. (2016-06-02)
Higher pain tolerance in athletes may hold clues for pain management
Investigators from the University of Heidelberg have conducted a meta-analysis of available research and find that in fact, athletes can indeed tolerate a higher level of pain than normally active people. (2012-05-17)
Rodeo cowboys bounce back quicker after suffering whiplash
Rodeo athletes have often been called a breed of their own and now University of Alberta research looking into how they deal with whiplash injuries confirms it. (2006-03-28)
Black athletes stereotyped negatively in media compared to white athletes
New research by the University of Missouri School of Journalism has revealed racial stereotyping in the way media portray athletes. (2015-06-02)
Female athletes pressured to look feminine: Sociologist
Sex still sells in sport, creating pressure to conform to a (2003-09-29)
Stretching does not prevent muscle soreness
Stretching before or after exercise does not prevent muscle soreness or reduce risk of injury, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-08-29)
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)
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among Olympic athletes
Based on data from the last five Olympic games, a study by the University of Western Australia has identified those athletes with asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness. (2012-07-31)
Genetics may explain high-functioning senior athletes with hip abnormalities
Genetics may explain why some senior athletes are high functioning despite having one or both hip abnormalities typically associated with early onset osteoarthritis. (2014-03-11)
Many athletes with asthma may be using the wrong treatment
Many athletes with asthma may not be using the best treatment for their condition and could be putting their long term health at risk, according to a roundup by journalist Sophie Arie published by the BMJ today. (2012-04-24)
Study highlights 'emotional labor' of college student-athletes
A recent study from North Carolina State University highlights the 'emotional labor' required of collegiate student-athletes, which can leave student-athletes feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous. (2016-06-01)
High protein diets cause dehydration, even in trained atheletes
A diet high in protein silently caused dehydration in endurance athletes, individuals whose training gave them a greater capacity to adapt to dehydration than the average person. (2002-04-22)
Media microaggressions against female olympic thletes Up 40 percent
Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that microaggressions against female athletes in the media increased by nearly 40 percent from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. (2017-06-13)
Volunteering might prevent substance abuse for female student-athletes
As substance abuse continues to be a health concern in colleges and universities across the US, a social scientist from the University of Missouri has found that female student-athletes who volunteer in their communities and engage in helping behaviors are less likely to partake in dangerous alcohol and marijuana use. (2017-04-19)
'Birth control pill may reduce knee injury': McGill researchers
McGill researchers have shown that oral contraceptives affect joint flexibility. (2004-11-15)
Athletes Need Both Fat, Carbohydrates
One of an athlete's favorite beliefs -- fat is bad food, carbohydrates is good -- needs to be reexamined in the light of facts, according to the Penn State Sports Medicine Newsletter. (1997-03-11)
Study offers insight into challenges facing college athletes
A new study from North Carolina State University sheds light on how some collegiate student-athletes deal with uncertainties ranging from excelling in both school and sports to their career prospects outside of athletics, and urges university athletic programs to adopt new efforts to support student-athletes. (2014-10-01)
On-field blood test can diagnose sports concussions
A brain protein, S100B, which may soon be detected by a simple finger-stick blood test, accurately distinguishes a sports-related concussion from sports exertion, according to a study of college athletes in Rochester, N.Y., and Munich, Germany, and published in PLOS ONE by Jeffrey J. (2014-01-08)
Endurance athletes could benefit from surgical release of kinked leg arteries
Flow restrictions in leg arteries of endurance athletes are commonly caused by kinking and could be easily resolved by a straightforward surgical procedure, conclude authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-02-07)
Exercise keeps muscles -- and you -- young: Study
A University of Guelph professor has uncovered the 'secret' to staying strong as we age -- superb fitness. (2016-03-30)
Athlete passion linked to acceptance of performance enhancing drugs
The more of a certain kind of passion varsity athletes have for their sport, the more favourable their attitudes towards the use of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, according to a recent study. (2016-02-04)
Study finds head impacts in contact sports may reduce learning in college athletes
A new study suggests that head impacts experienced during contact sports such as football and hockey may worsen some college athletes' ability to acquire new information. (2012-05-16)
Do college sports enhance future earnings?
Do student athletes financially outperform their non-athlete counterparts after they graduate from college -- or do the earnings of college athletes lag behind? (2006-08-08)
Asthma, outdoor air quality and the Olympic Games
Coinciding with the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games, a review article in CMAJ reminds us that the heat and humidity in the Beijing region will present a formidable challenge to all athletes. (2008-08-08)
More than one-third of Division I college athletes may have low vitamin D levels
A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that more than one-third of elite, Division I college athletes may have low levels of vitamin D, which is critical in helping the body to absorb calcium needed to maintain bone mass, and to minimize musculoskeletal pain and injury risk. (2015-03-27)
75 percent of athletes' parents let their child skip exams for a game
Three quarters of parents of young athletes let their child forgo an exam for an important game, a new study conducted at the University of Haifa has found. (2008-08-25)
Study looks at the prevalence, challenges of athletes with ADHD
It's estimated there are more than six million children in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (2017-05-11)
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