Late-night tweeting leads to poorer next-day performance by professional basketball players, according to a new study that highlights how social media can affect sleep.
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Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70%, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the found researchers. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity.
A single season of high school football may cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study. A new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed significant changes in the structure of the gray matter in the front and rear of the brain and changes to structures deep inside the brain. The study is published in Neurobiology of Disease. ?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices.
To address the alarming injury rate in youth footballers in Sweden, the project Injury-Free Children and Adolescents: Towards Better Practice in Swedish Football (FIT project) seeks to fill in the knowledge gaps by bringing biomedical and social science together.
The University of Chichester has been chosen to lead research into developing a sports-specific classification system for blind football. Experts from the West Sussex institution were selected to carry out the project by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) to allow the sport to meet the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) classification code and international standards.
With thousands of fans, college basketball games can be almost deafening. Some arenas have decibel meters, which can provide some indication of the noise generated. Researchers wanted to see whether machine learning algorithms could pick out patterns within the raw acoustical data that indicated the crowd's mood, thereby providing clues as to what was happening in the game itself.
Study finds almost half of sport injury-related emergency department attendances and almost a quarter of sport injury-related hospital admissions were in children and adolescents aged 0-19 years
It may be tempting for parents or coaches to urge young children to specialize in one sport early on to help maximize their chance at making it to the big leagues, but that might not be the best path to success.
There have been more and more cases confirming that repeated hits to the head have lifelong consequences for professional football players, but a new study by Orlando Health in collaboration with the Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium finds evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at a much younger age than expected. The study tested biomarkers in the blood called microRNA's and found that the college football players had elevated levels of these biomarkers that indicate concussions before the season even started.
The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and have fewer physical activities and sports activities have been related to poor fitness and excessive weight gain.
A bump to the head from slipping on the stairs, falling off to skateboard, or running into an open cupboard door has long been seen as a temporary injury, something resolved with a little rest. But a growing body of research suggests that, for some people, even concussions that seem to have serious, long-lasting consequences, including an increased risk of Parkinson's disease and dementia.