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Canada forward Janine Beckie watches after attempting a shot during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women’s soccer match against the United States, Feb. 16, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Women’s World Cup: The epidemic of ACL tears in female soccer players is about more than just biology

Gender disparities in sport extend to injuries too. Female soccer players are at greater risk for ACL tears than males and it is clear immediate action is needed to address the non-biological factors for the injury.
France’s Lucas Hernandez was unable to play the rest of World Cup after injuring his hamstring in France’s first match. Moritz Müller/Alamy

World Cup 2022: how injuries could affect the rest of the domestic and Champions League season

From factors like the number of extra games to the time non-competing players go on break, having the World Cup in the middle of the domestic season could increase injuries.
Insect bites or stings, like the one on this person’s hand, are a manifestation of inflammation. Suthep Wongkhad/EyeEm via Getty Images

What is inflammation? Two immunologists explain how the body responds to everything from stings to vaccination and why it sometimes goes wrong

Inflammation is a complicated and important part of how the immune system responds to threats to the body. But when the inflammatory response goes awry, it can lead to serious problems.

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