Top high school athletes often face significant pressure to perform.
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Well-publicized professional sports stars’ injuries draw attention to dangerous influences on young athletes.
Sleep plays a critically important role in the recovery process in the days following a concussion.
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While high-profile concussions in the NFL have brought renewed attention to the gravity of head injuries, they can also occur on the playground or during junior varsity practices – with lasting effects.
Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
A skateboarder attempts a jump.
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The ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ are embracing different forms of spirituality – skateboarding may be one of them.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer (3) is sacked for a seven-yard-loss by Kevin Henry (76) of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter of their NFL game on Dec. 26, 1993.
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In the NFL, anti-Black racism shows up in the disparities between concussion settlements to injured athletes. The amounts of the payouts are determined using assessments that rely on racist science.
Those most at risk are male, non-elite, regular exercisers with a body mass index of over 30.
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Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by damage to muscle cells.
Many retired players report injuries last long after they stop playing.
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Injuries that commonly effect former players during retirement include concussion, neck injuries, shoulder dislocation, and knee ligament injuries.
It’s going to take time to recover.
Whether it’s a pulled muscle, sore ankle, or shin splints, here’s the best way to get back on track.
Jofra Archer takes a breather during his spell of bowling to Australian captain Steve Smith.
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Extreme pace bowling has been thrilling crowds but scaring batters since the Bodyline tour of the 1930s.
Children play sports for fun and to be with their friends - not for winning.
If you ask children, they enjoy sports because it’s fun, they are with their mates and may get a compliment from the coach. But research shows that adults’ ambitions increasingly drive kids’ sports.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) and Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) collide during an NFL divisional playoff football game, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass.
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A standard clinical MRI is not sensitive to the distributed and microscopic injuries in a concussed brain. But new discoveries are in the pipeline.
Parents can fork out big bucks for different shoes for different sports for their children.
If you’ve been injury-free in your current sports shoe, and you’re performing at a level you are happy with, you may already have the right shoes on your feet.
Cycling can be more dangerous than it looks.
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The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there’s a downside: higher risk of injury.
Superstar Diego Maradona holds up the World Cup trophy in 1986. The World Cup tournament may prompt some people to get out and play themselves, leading to possible injuries.
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It’s easy to get caught up in World Cup fever. But if watching the beautiful game inspires you to get out and play, injury prevention is vital.
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A century-old legal doctrine has protected MLB teams from liability, when a fans gets injured by a foul ball. New research shows why it’s time that changed.
Scotty James became the second Australian in Winter Olympic history to win a medal in the snowboard halfpipe event.
Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here’s what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt lays on the track after suffering a hamstring injury in the final of the men’s 4x100m relay during the World Athletics Championships in London on Aug. 12, 2017.
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Hamstring injuries played a major role at the 2017 world track and field championships. Without proper recovery, a hamstring injury can be career ending for some athletes.
Young rugby players have a higher risk of sustaining a concussion and take longer to recover from the injury.
Parents play a vital role in managing concussions when their children play rugby.
As the tackle that injured rugby league player Alex McKinnon shows, spinal cord injury can take place in a split-second.
Alex McKinnon’s case marks the first time a player has directly sued rugby league’s national governing body over an on-field injury in Australia.