Archive for the ‘News/Health’ Category

Sports hype of platelet-rich plasma ‘powerful marketing tool’ but distorts the science

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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When injured elite athletes talk about using platelet-rich plasma, the coverage rarely discusses the limitations or efficacy of the technique, a new study suggests.

‘Quite remarkable’: Roberto Osuna’s anxiety disclosure could encourage others who are struggling

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna's disclosure that he suffers from anxiety is a positive signal that athletes feel comfortable to publicly discuss such issues. But it may still be considered a "bold" acknowledgement to make in the sports world, where the topic is still not widely discussed.

Soccer players’ brains show damage ‘probably related’ to frequent heading, neurologists say

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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British researchers studying the brains of retired soccer players have discovered signs of degenerative disorders associated with repeated blows to the head.

Why I’m donating my brain for concussion research: Bob McKeown

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Bob McKeown as an Ottawa Rough Rider

Bob McKeown, co-host of CBC’s the fifth estate and a former all-star centre with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the CFL, has a very personal reason for wanting to offer his brain to science.

Sports injuries called leading cause of vision loss in children

Friday, November 4th, 2016
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Sports are about fun and games, but about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a new study suggests.

Zika outbreak: Miami teams increase mosquito control efforts at stadiums

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Zika Florida

The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.

Anti-Zika plan for Rio Olympics prescribes safe sex, avoiding poor areas

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Brazil Zika Call To Postpone

People travelling to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should avoid visiting impoverished and overcrowded urban areas to prevent catching the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects, the World Health Organization says.

Brain of dead football player, 25, showed CTE damage after 10 concussions

Monday, January 4th, 2016
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A 25-year-old former college football player showed signs of a type of brain degeneration from repeated trauma, say researchers who described the autopsy-confirmed case.

Concussions with unconsciousness linked to memory loss

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Athletes who lose consciousness after concussions may be at greater risk for memory loss later in life, a small study of retired National Football League players suggests.

Bigger hockey helmets may follow proposed new safety measure

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Hockey helmets alone won't protect against concussions but there’s room to improve their design to reduce the risk of head injuries, a new lab rating suggests.