When an athlete boosts, signals from pain travel up the spinal cord and induces autonomic dysreflexia, a condition that increases heart rate and elevates blood pressure to dangerous levels
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In an investigation of head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a football season, researchers find that sub-concussive is not correlated with worsening performance in neurocognitive function.
When trying to determine how best to deter doping in competitive sports, who better to ask than the athletes themselves? A first-of-its-kind study in Frontiers in Psychology did precisely that by asking top-level German cyclists and field athletes to rate which anti-doping methods they perceived as the most effective.
The athletes identified improved detection and diagnostics, increased bans for offenders and anti-doping laws, which make doping a criminal offense, as the most important methods. Increased fines and leniency programs for offenders who cooperate in the identification of other offending athletes were ranked as far less effective.
Doping remains an ongoing problem in competitive sports , but have never before asked for athletes to rank the effectiveness of available anti-doping strategies. A new poll of a national pool of cyclists and field athletes finds that, according to the athletes, better diagnoses, increased bans and laws against doping are perceived to be more effective than increased goals or leniency programs.
Good relationships between teammates are essential to a team's success, but athletes who feel more closely connected to their teammates may also be more likely to be swayed by their fellow players' behavior.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness. Researchers retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness. The paper was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.
Women's brains are much more vulnerable than men's to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines may be warranted for preventing soccer-related head injuries. The results were published online in Radiology.
Female soccer players exhibit more widespread evidence of microstructural white matter alteration than males, despite having similar exposure to heading, according to a study recently published in Radiology.
The physical abilities of male and female tennis stars decline at the same rate as they age, new research shows. Men and women are known to have different patterns of aging – so University of Exeter scientists were surprised to find "similar patterns of decline" among tennis professionals.
A high-sensitive blood test can aid concussed hockey players when it might be safe to return to play. In a study published by the journal Neurology, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, has identified a superior blood-based biomarker for assessing subtle brain injury.
Left atrial fibrosis may explain the increased risk of arrhythmias seen in highly trained endurance athletes, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018.
Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research from the University of British Columbia suggests that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease — and they often don't have any symptoms.