Archive for the ‘News/Health’ Category

Canadian researcher to lead largest known study on transgender athletes

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Jillian Bearden

A Canadian-born researcher is helping to launch the first substantial study of transgender athletes in a bid to better understand how transitioning and hormone therapy affects athletic performance. 

‘He never gives up’: Broncos bus crash survivor sets his sights on independence

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Ryan Straschnitzki

On the eve of the team's home opener, Ryan Straschnitzki is working hard in physiotherapy to adapt to the paralysis he suffered in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, saying he's determined to do things for himself.

Younger start in tackle football linked to higher risk of behaviour, mood problems

Monday, September 25th, 2017
Canton Saline Football

Boys who start playing tackle football before their 12th birthday may be at sharply increased risk of behavioural and mood problems later in life compared with peers who hit the gridiron later, according to a recent U.S. study.

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

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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
BBA Blue Jays Osuna 20170624

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
Jeff Astle

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
Suns Spurs Basketball

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.