News tagged with athletes

Surgery improves for nerve compression disorder

(Medical Xpress)—Two new studies from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest ways to improve surgical treatment for a debilitating condition caused by compressed nerves in the neck ...

Feb 07, 2013
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Jocks beat bookworms on brain test

English Premier League soccer players, NHL hockey players, France's Top 14 club rugby players, and even elite amateur athletes have better developed cognitive functions than the average university student, ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Battle of the sexes: Who wins (or loses) in ACL ruptures?

Female athletes are three times more likely to suffer from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, one of the most common knee injuries, compared to male athletes. The ACL is one of the four main ligaments within the knee ...

Jan 08, 2013
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AMSSM issues position statement on sport-related concussions

Athletes with concussions must be held out of practice or play until all symptoms have resolved, to avoid the risk of further injury during the vulnerable period before the brain has recovered. That's among the key recommendations ...

Jan 07, 2013
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Steroids loom in major-college football

(AP)—With uneven testing for steroids and inconsistent punishment, college football players are packing on rapid weight without drawing much attention from their schools or the NCAA.

Dec 20, 2012
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