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Non Traumatic Fatalities In Football

Non Traumatic Fatalities In Football Preventable With Modifications

Most non traumatic fatalities among high school and college football athletes do not occur while playing the game of football, but rather during conditioning sessions which are often associated with overexertion or punishment drills required by coaches and team staff, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.…

ACL Injuries, In The First 24 Months After Returning To Their Sport

ACL Injuries, In The First 24 Months After Returning To Their Sport

ACL Injuries; Young athletes who do not achieve a 90% score on a battery of tests that measure fitness to return to athletic competition; so including quadricep strength, are at increased risk for a second knee injury, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. An ACL…

Sports Psychologists Have Self Talk Useful For Enhancing Performance

Sports Psychologists Have Self Talk Useful For Enhancing Performance

You have probably caught yourself muttering some encouragement to yourself, perhaps when you were facing a particularly difficult physical challenge, or experiencing some sort of stress; “Come on, you can do this!” or “I know I can do this!” Sports psychologists have now found that speaking to yourself in the second person: “You need to…

Athlete Performance Have Developed Prototype Software

Athlete Performance Have Developed Prototype Software

Researchers studying the impact of fatigue on athlete performance have developed prototype software that can enable coaches to predict when elite athletes will be too fatigued to perform at their best. QUT’s Dr. Paul Wu led the study published today in the journal PLOS One. The research, which applies the tools of statistics to physiology…

Tackle Football Is Correlated With Brain Function

Tackle Football Is Correlated With Brain Function

Tackle Football; Many parents, potential players and medical providers are increasingly wary of youth contact sports participation. The concern over the potential short- and long-term effects of head impacts experience by youth football players has likely driven decreasing participation, according to a group of researchers. Tackle football players To date, most studies that have attempt…

Athletes Head Injuries Was Reduced By Training

Athletes Head Injuries Was Reduced By Training

Athletes head injuries; Athletic training method shown to reduce head injuries in high school football will be rolled out in Hawaii next week through an $800,000 grant to the UMass Lowell researcher who designed the system. High school football players who practiced tackling and blocking drills without helmets experience a 26 to 33% decline in…

Playbook For Cancer Patients

Playbook For Cancer Patients To Generate Accurate Prognoses

Playbook for cancer patients; Global soccer competitions and hotly contested political primaries, bookies and pundits are scouring every evolving scrap of information and sifting through mountains of data in an effort to predict the outcome of the next game or election. These predictions can change on a dime, however, based on a player’s poor pass…

Athletes Having Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Disease

Athletes Having Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Disease

Athletes; The general population may have chronic traumatic encephalopathy(CTE), new research suggests. Results from the largest and broadest study of CTE to date show that although the highest rates of the disease are in athletes, a significant number of non athletes have the neuro degenerative disorder. “While frequency of this disorder is not as high…

Athletics problem with sex testing in sports

Athletes Having Problem With Core Issue With Sex Testing

Athletics; The recent controversy surrounding South African runner Caster Semenya has raised a question in the world of sports: What kinds of naturally occurring advantages should be regulate and why? For swimmer Michael Phelps, the advantages of having a wide wingspan, long torso, and producing low amounts of lactic acid are celebrated. But for Semenya,…

Athletes are talking about their mental health

Athletes Are Opening Up About Mental Health Issues

Athletes; In this study the great basketball writer Jackie MacMullan recently stood at the front of a hotel ballroom in Tampa taking questions after collecting a career achievement award from the Association for Women in Sports Media. They was in the audience that day. Initially, the questions focused on her early days in basketball as a reporter.…

Football Players

Football Players Suggests That Biomarkers In The Blood

Football Players; This study of high school and college football players suggests that biomarkers in the blood may have potential use in identifying; which players are more likely to need a longer recovery time after concussion, according to a study published in the July 3, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the…

Spinach Plants extract improves athletic performance

Spinach Plants Used To Boost The Performance Of Competitive Athletes

Spinach Plants; According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned researchers to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training.…