British researchers studying the brains of retired soccer players have discovered signs of degenerative disorders associated with repeated blows to the head.
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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 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.
The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An investigation by the fifth estate discovers rampant over-prescription of drugs by some team doctors in major sports leagues.
Many hockey fans are shocked that a disease thought to have gone out with black and white TVs has taken over the NHL, sparking questions about this surprise outbreak — 14 players on five teams — and the dangers of mumps.