Archive for the ‘News/Health’ Category

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

Monday, January 4th, 2016
NFL-Brain Disease Research Football

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.

‘Money is first’: Why some team doctors may be harming pro athletes

Friday, March 13th, 2015

An investigation by the fifth estate discovers rampant over-prescription of drugs by some team doctors in major sports leagues.

NHL mumps outbreak: 7 big questions answered

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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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.

Concussion protocol urged to protect all Canadians playing high-risk sports

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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A coalition of health and sporting groups across the country is calling for Canada's athletic organizations to get more proactive about protecting participants from head injuries.

3 athletes told they can’t compete at Youth Olympics because of Ebola fears

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Three teenage athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa will not be allowed to compete at the Youth Olympics in China, the IOC and local organizers say.

Noise at pro sports games can cause long-term hearing loss

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Spectators at pro sports games like the Super Bowl need to protect their ears while enjoying the action, Canadian experts say.

NHL injuries cost an estimated $218M US a year

Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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About half of NHL players suffer an injury such as concussion that benches them, costing the league an estimated $218 million in lost time, say Canadian doctors who want arenas to be safer workplaces.