Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Exercise Your Brain to Improve Memory in Retirement

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

When retired professor Darlene Howard taught in the psychology department of Georgetown University, she often had to remember the names of as many as 50 students a semester. A student with the last name of Brady might make her think of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. If you struggle to recall a word that's on the tip of your tongue, or have trouble putting names to faces, you may think memory decline is a normal part of aging you have to accept.

YouTube deleting Tide Pod challenge videos in bid to stem dangerous detergent-eating craze 

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

YouTube has said it is deleting any videos showing the Tide Pod challenge in an effort to stem the dangerous detergent-eating craze among US teens. The potentially health-damaging fad has seen teenagers daring each other to film themselves biting into washing machine capsules and then upload the results online, with some videos garnering hundreds of thousands of views. The trend has provoked warnings from health bodies in America, who say ingesting the capsules could have “serious health implications”, and has also prompted an awareness campaign featuring an NFL star.

Rob Gronkowski discourages kids from participating in dangerous Tide Pod Challenge

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Rob Gronkowski teamed up with Tide to deliver an important message about the dangers of the Tide Pod Challenge. New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski has teamed up with Tide to warn kids about the dangers of eating laundry detergent. There’s a new viral challenge going around known as the Tide Pod Challenge, in which teens are encouraged to eat a Tide Pod and post video of it online.

NFL concussion: researchers hope blood tests can better detect head trauma

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was forced off against Miami after a forceful hit by Kike Alonso. In the second quarter of an NFL game on Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco slid to gain a first down.

Michael Phelps on overcoming suicidal thoughts: ‘Just communicating changed my life’

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Money, fame, and 28 gold medals isn’t enough to equate to happiness if you ask Michael Phelps. “I didn’t want to live anymore,” Michael Phelps tells Yahoo. The 32-year-old reveals that depression and anxiety caused him to contemplate suicide, and it all started in middle school, where he was bullied because of his appearance — which made him not like the way he looks.

Can Football Ever Be Safe?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The lawyer for Aaron Hernandez is suing the National Football League after an autopsy found that the 27-year-old player, who died by suicide after being convicted of murder, had a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A new study suggests that kids who play tackle football before age 12 are at risk of developing CTE, which can cause mood swings, aggression and dementia-like symptoms. "There are other things we would need to know in order to answer that," said Erik Swartz, a kinesiologist at the University of New Hampshire.

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE, researchers say

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had one of the most severe cases of CTE researchers have encountered in someone his age, a lawyer representing his daughter told a news conference on Thursday. Attorney Jose Baez said he is filing a federal lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots on behalf of Hernandez's daughter. "The results of Aaron Hernandez's tests were positive.

Hospital pushes back on Saints claims doctors misdiagnosed Delvin Breaux injury

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The New Orleans Saints fired two orthopedic physicians last week after it was determined cornerback Delvin Breaux had a fractured fibula that was initially diagnosed as a bone bruise. Upon discovering the more significant injury, the Saints dismissed doctors Deryk Jones and Misty Suri. According to the Associated Press, Ochsner Health System reviewed the findings and said there was nothing unusual about the diagnosis and no evidence of a misdiagnosis.

The Philadelphia Eagles Fine Their QBs for Bad Body Language

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

If you happen to catch a Philadelphia Eagles quarterback hanging his head after he tosses an interception this season, just know that it's going to cost him—literally. John DeFilippo, the team's quarterbacks coach, recently revealed that he fines players for bad body language. The topic came up during DeFilippo's recent appearance on The Howard Eskin Podcast.

Less Colonel Sanders makes for a healthier Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos WR says

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is one of those people. No more fast food: Denver WR Emmanuel Sanders has sworn off drive-thru meals. Speaking with 9 News Denver reporter Mike Klis during a break at a youth football camp he was hosting, Sanders pointed to his age and energy level as reasons why he changed his diet.