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New study to further explore connection between the brain and body

A new Western-led study will further explore the relationship between physical and cognitive health. Adrian Owen, a world-renowned neuroscientist, will be driving the study through a pioneering series of online brain games. A recent story... more »

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 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 »

Study: Beta-alanine may help with cognitive decline

A new study co-authored by prominent supplement researchers concludes the popular sports supplement beta-alanine could have benefits for older adults experiencing cognitive decline and depression. The amino acid beta-alanine has been immensely popular among lifters... more »

Study: Severity of injuries increasing in high school athletics

While the overall number of sports-related injuries is decreasing, the severity of those injuries and the number of head and neck injuries are on the rise, according to a study presented at the 2023 American Academy... more »

Study: Body image improves among teens after removing social media

Teens and young adults who reduced their social media use by 50% for just a few weeks saw significant improvement in how they felt about both their weight and their overall appearance compared with peers... more »

Physical Activity Found to Favor Healthy Sleep Schedule

An adequate amount of good-quality sleep is essential for the physical and emotional well-being of humans. For instance, good-quality sleep helps improve the outcomes of various diseases, including cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, mental diseases, and... more »

Study Links Decreased Chance of Depression in Youth Athletes

One way to avoid depression in teenage adolescents is to spend time competing in athletics or exercising. According to a recent study involving more than 2,400 kids and analyzing 21 previously published studies, supervised exercise... more »

Study: Athletic Participation Linked to Increased Odds of Vaping

Teenagers who play team sports are more likely to vape, according to new research. Vaping increases the risk of respiratory problems and can be deadly in rare cases. A study in the journal Pediatrics examined... more »

Study: Multidirectional Sports Lead to Stronger Bones

According to a recent study, young athletes develop more robust skeletons playing multidirectional sports — like soccer and basketball — than unidirectional sports like track and cross country. The study was conducted by the University... more »

Losing Weight Quickly Increases Injury Risks to Wrestlers

When wrestlers use tactics like "crash dieting" to lose weight quickly before a match to make weight, they are more like to increase the risk of injury according to a new study. The study, entitled... more »

Reviewing the Prevalence of Ankle Sprain Injuries

Everyone suffers an ankle sprain at one point or another. However, recent studies show that those who participate in sports or train regularly can expect a lower incidence of them. The study, entitled "The Incidence... more »

Texas Study Wants to Study Brain Health of Former College Athletes

A Texas university is launching a study designed to advance medical science's understanding of how participation in collegiate sports and resulting sports related-concussions may impact brain health later in life. The University of Texas Southwestern's... more »

Utah Researchers Study Positive Effects of Infrared Light into Concussed Brains

Whether a former football player, boxer, tactical athlete, soccer player, or any other type of athlete for that matter, the long-lasting symptoms of a concussion or brain injuries are real. Debilitating mood swings, diminished cognitive... more »

The Title IX Impact on Women Athlete’s Sport Studies

Many of the impacts Title IX has had on women are well-known, visible throughout society. What about the impacts of women playing sports that aren't known, though? And what might that mean for our society in the... more »

The Effect of Prescribing Patterns on Utilization of Opioid Medication in ACL Reconstruction

Prescribing smaller quantities of opioid medication appears to be as effective in controlling postoperative pain after knee surgery as higher quantities and may help to limit the number of opioids prescribed and possible diversion of... more »

Study: Right-Handed Pitchers More Flexible than Lefties

For almost as long as the game has been played, left-handed pitchers have been a rare commodity in baseball. But now, a recent study suggests that right-handed pitchers have more external rotation, humeral retroversion, and... more »

Study Suggests Exercise Will Not Offset a Poor Diet

New research has found that high levels of physical activity do not counteract the detrimental effects of a poor diet on mortality risk. The University of Sydney-led study found participants who had both high levels... more »

Study: Sports Play Important Role in Men’s Mental Health

Sports can play a crucial role in challenging stereotypes and promoting positive mental health for boys and young men, new Australian research has concluded. "Suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15–25... more »

Three of Four Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Daily Exercise

Three out of every four teens aren't getting enough exercise according to a recent study, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests improving... more »

Study Links Higher Asthma Risk in Skiers with Intensive Training

An intensive training schedule is linked to a heightened risk of non-allergic asthma in competitive cross-country skiers, finds research published in the open-access journal BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine. The prevalence of non-allergic asthma was... more »

Twenty Minutes of Daily Physical Activity Advised for Teens

Twenty minutes a day. That's all it takes to be a healthy young person, according to a recent study. Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity (VPA) seems to be best for maximizing cardiorespiratory fitness... more »

Study Suggests Antibiotics Weaken Athletic Performance

New research demonstrates that by killing essential gut bacteria, antibiotics ravage athletes’ motivation and endurance. The UC Riverside-led mouse study suggests the microbiome is a big factor separating athletes from couch potatoes. Other studies have... more »

Study: Team Sports Support Athletes’ Mental Health

Studies show that there are many proven mental health benefits of team sports. Playing team sports can improve a person’s mental health, especially at the youth level when tweens and kids are most vulnerable. A recent... more »

Adapting Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A joint paper of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has been published in the May issue of ASCM’s clinician-focused journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports.... more »

Screening Breathing Patterns in Athletic Populations

Dysfunctional breathing patterns are associated with a high risk of musculoskeletal conditions, resulting in poor physical performance. Now, a study by researchers in Japan has found that among athletes across age groups, there is a... more »

Study: Competitiveness, Characteristics Predict Athlete’s Level of Sports Specialization

Sport specialization has been associated with increased injury and negative psychosocial effects on young athletes. With the continuing trend toward this route, studies have begun to examine what motivates this decision. According to published results... more »

University of Leeds Study Heart Health in Endurance Athletes

The University of Leeds project will see the men, all aged over 50, fitted with a small monitor under the skin on their chest to record their heartbeat. Below is an excerpt from a BBC... more »

Study Suggests Concussions Worsen if Fighters Cut Weight Before Match

Fighters who rapidly cut weight before bouts are at a higher risk of suffering concussions or being misdiagnosed with head trauma, researchers have revealed for the first time. More than 60 percent of athletes in... more »

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