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Benefits of cold-weather running

Some year-round runners dread plunging temperatures, but according to recent research, the benefits of running in the cold weather outweigh warm weather running—and could help you burn bad fat, lose more weight, and make you... more »

NHL Rule 48 helped lower rate of concussions, hits to side of head

The incidence and proportion of concussions suffered by NHL players following hits to the lateral side of the head reduced substantially following the implementation of the league's Rule 48, according to a study led by... more »

Study compares sodium & carb levels for effective rehydration

Inadequate fluid intake during sports can cause dehydration, impair performance, and increase the probability of heat sickness. Proper rehydration is critical between training sessions and tournaments, especially during brief recuperation periods. Rehydration involves stomach emptying,... more »

Study: Sudden cardiac arrest deaths in college athletes decline

According to a recent study, deaths due to sudden cardiac arrest among college student-athletes have been in decline over the last 20 years. Researchers from the American Heart Association analyzed data from more than 2... more »

Researchers explore possible reasons for high rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Black male athletes

Researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are exploring the high rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Black male athletes. Recent incidents have spurred calls from some schools and medical societies for... more »

Study finds delayed ACL surgery may be safe for many adults

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of medical records concludes that delaying surgical treatment of the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in some children is associated with a higher risk of new tears in the... more »

NCA&T study links low-energy availability in black athletes

A pilot study led by researchers at North Carolina A&T State University has shown a correlation between hypertension and low-energy availability in black Division I athletes. Among the four sports profiled, basketball and track and... more »

Study finds negative gender stereotypes hinders performance

A recent study published in Sex Roles sheds light on how these stereotypes can significantly impact the motor performance and learning of adolescent girls in sports. Researchers found that exposure to prolonged negative gender stereotypes can hinder... more »

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