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Ivy League Football Concussions Drop With New Kickoff Rule

Moving the kickoff line in Ivy League football from the 35-yard to the 40-yard line in 2016 resulted in a precipitous drop in the concussion rate among players, researchers report. A new study shows that the mean annual concussion rate per 1000 kickoff plays in the years before the experimental rule change was 10.93. Afterward, the rate dropped to 2.04.

Lung Cancer: Governments across Europe Respond in Very Different Ways

Initial research of lung cancer from the study, which will run into early 2019 with in-depth country research and workshops, will be presented by the Economist Intelligence Unit at the European Cancer Forum in Brussels, which is hosted by MSD. The audience of policy-makers, academics, healthcare professionals, industry, and patient representatives, will provide the first sounding-board for the study findings, and help focus the next phase of research. The EIU will be looking to understand whether countries are advancing, innovating and seizing the opportunities to save lives.

Reusable Respirators: Viable Option for Protecting Health Care Personnel

Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents—for example, influenza virus—during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, such as during a public health emergency, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Obesity, Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction? Consider High-intensity Interval Exercise

It is fast-paced, takes less time to do, and burns a lot of calories. High-intensity interval exercise is widely recognized as the most time-efficient and effective way to exercise. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Florida Atlantic University have discovered another important health benefit of these short bursts of intense exercise with rest intervals. It could also be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals.

Gentle Treatment For Premature Babies With Lung Diseases

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM are working with partners to develop a system that would allow drugs to be administered as aerosols in an efficient and breath-triggered manner. This would shorten therapy duration, thereby easing the strain on little bodies.