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When Is The Most Effective Time To Exercise?

Scientists still do not know why the timing of exercise produces different effects. To gain a better understanding, an international team of scientists recently carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed... more »

UK Researchers & Orthopedic Surgeons Further ACL Injury Studies

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working on three National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, totaling over $8 million, to better understand one of the most common sports injuries among athletes — anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The... more »

Study: No Ties Between Youth Football & Brain Issues

New research suggests that head trauma and concussions aren't linked to problems with memory, attention, processing speed, or behavior in 9- to 12-year-olds who play youth football for a few seasons. "It is reassuring that we... more »

Study: Playing Football Longer Leads to More Brain Lesions

Repetitive head hits are common in football, and they're also linked to debilitating brain injuries. But rendering a definitive diagnosis typically means waiting for autopsy results after the player has died. Now, a new study... more »

Study: Lingering COVID Symptoms Rare in Athletes

The extent and effects of prolonged symptoms in athletes following COVID-19 infection have been an area of clinical uncertainty. In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a group of researchers led by... more »

Light Aerobic Exercise May Help Concussion Recovery Times

According to a recent study, teen athletes recover from concussions sooner by incorporating light aerobic exercise rather than resting in a dark room. Instead of so-called "cocoon therapy," new research-supported therapy has young concussion patients... more »

Steering Student-Athletes Away from Opioids for Pain Management

Athletes at all levels and ages commonly experience pain during practice and in competition. Identifying and appropriately managing acute and chronic pain is fundamental for short- and long-term health. This is especially true for adolescent... more »

NINDS Gives $10M for Youth Concussion Research

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders (and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded a $10-million grant to the Four Corners Youth Consortium, a group of academic medical centers studying concussions in school-aged children. Led by the UCLA... more »

FIFA Takes Part in Ground-Breaking Female Player Health & Performance Study

FIFA, in collaboration with Orreco and Western Sydney University, is investing in female player health and performance research to build better future sports science systems. For decades, the scientific understanding of the female athlete has... more »

Study: Challenges with Nutritional & Dietary Behavior of Para-Athletes

A new study reveals that para-athletes might be in need of nutrition education and a support system for eating behavior. Published online in Nutrients, the study sampled 32 para-athletes and 45 university student-athletes without disabilities... more »

The Science Behind Cold Water Immersion & Muscle Recovery

Spending five or 10 minutes in cold, icy water has been thought to improve muscle recovery and enhance future athletic performance. This practice, commonly referred to as cold water immersion or ice baths, is routinely... more »

Study Suggests Month-Long Recovery from Concussions

According to the largest study of concussions ever conducted on American student-athletes, the recovery time has been extended to 28 — up from the previously suggested normal recovery time of 14 days. The study, published... more »

Study Suggests Plant-Based Diets Support Athletic Performance

According to a recent study published in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, a properly executed plant-based diet with the addition of some fortified foods can provide enough nutrition to support both the health and performance... more »

PRP Treatment Shows Efficacy in Osteoarthritis Patients

A pilot study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine combined wearable technology and patient-reported outcomes to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in osteoarthritis (OA). The results, published in the journal Regenerative... more »

Study: Reduced Head Impacts Among Youth Football Players

According to a study conducted by Sanford Research, there's been a 79 percent reduction in head impacts after studying a youth football team for eight consecutive seasons. The study, entitled "Head Impact Exposure of a... more »

Revision ACL Failure Increased by Elevated Posterior Tibial Slope

According to at least one orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, an elevated "steep" posterior tibial slope can increase the risk of re-rupturing the graft of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction. A recent article from Healio.com highlighted the... more »

Study: Lack of Spectators Affected Male & Female Athletes Differently

Without an audience, men run slower and women faster. The lack of spectators during the coronavirus pandemic appears to have had a noticeable effect on the performance of athletes at the 2020 Biathlon World Cup,... more »

The Color of Sports Drinks May Keep You Running Faster & Longer

According to a recent study, there may be a connection between motivation and the color of sports drinks we choose to consume. The study, published in Frontiers of Nutrition and shared through TheBeet.com, found that... more »

Study: Sports Help Disadvantaged Kids in School

According to a recent study in England, disadvantaged children experience stronger benefits from sports than their more affluent counterparts. The long-term study, entitled Investigation of the Associations Between Physical Activity, Self-Regulation, and Educational Outcomes in... more »

Study Shows Significant Benefit of PolarCap in Recovery from Concussions

PolarCool AB (publ), a Swedish medical device company focusing on the treatment of sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and whiplash, announced that it has submitted a 510(k) pre-market notification to the U.S. Food and Drug... more »

Protecting the Adolescent Arm, Part II — What Can You Do?

Last March I wrote an article on protecting the adolescent arm just before COVID-19 invaded our lives. High school baseball as-well-as just about everything else shut down for the next two to three months because... more »

Study: Physical Activity Offers ‘Strong Protection’ from Worst COVID Outcomes

A recent study released this week shows that regular physical activity provides protection from the worst side effects of COVID-19 — hospitalization, intensive care admission, and, even, death. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente and... more »

Study: Less Than 1% of COVID-Positive College Athletes Developed Heart Issues

According to a recent study of more than 3,000 college student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, less than one percent developed heart issues. The study, released over the weekend in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation,... more »

The High School Sports with Highest Risk for Head Injuries

Researchers outfitted high school athletes with head impact sensors to see which of four popular sports put them at the greatest risk of concussion. No. 1 for both boys and girls: Soccer, according to a... more »

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport participation. It also... more »

Study: Breakfast Can Lead to Improved Shooting in Basketball

It's long been stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, after reading a recent study from Kansas University, basketball coaches may be reminding their players of that old adage more... more »

Men & Women Show No Difference in Concussion Recovery

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with subtle differences in recovery... more »

Study: Lack of Sleep, Stress Can Lead to Concussion-Like Symptoms

A recent study suggests that many people may be going through life with concussion-like symptoms despite never suffering a concussion. Furthermore, the study suggests that student-athletes recovering from a brain injury should be assessed and... more »

14 Minnesota Kids Collapsed Wearing Masks During Practice

A survey by Let Them Play MN has found that more than 2,5000 Minnesotans reported their child or themselves have experienced dizziness and shortness of breath while wearing masks, according to a report from KCTV-5... more »

The Benefits of Athletes Practicing Yoga

If you are looking for a creative way to get strength and resistance training while improving your range of motion and balance, yoga may be a good addition to your workouts. It may be the... more »

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