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Neuroscience

Hit your head? Look for these warning signs of concussion

(HealthDay)—If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, a medical evaluation is crucial, an expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Getting back to sports after recovering from COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Folks who've had a tough case of COVID-19 shouldn't hit the gym for basketball or an aerobics class without getting checked out by their doctor first, according to the American College for Sports Medicine.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Scientists unveil the enigma of the vulnerability of Achilles tendon

In the human body, there is a soft spot—the Achilles tendon. As its name suggests, the Achilles tendon is one of the most powerful and fragile tendons in the body. The Achilles tendon can endure a load close to 8 times ...

Pediatrics

When is the right time for children to learn to swim?

Each year in Australia, an average of 23 children under five die from unintentional drowning, usually due to factors such as a lack of adult supervision, unrestricted access to water and not having the skills to stay safe ...

Neuroscience

Could concussion be monitored through urine samples?

Concussion can be frustratingly hard to diagnose and track. The injury doesn't show up on routine brain scans, and there is no definitive diagnostic test. It's usually diagnosed based on symptoms, and, in athletes, comparison ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercising comfortably in a mask

People hitting the gym during the pandemic are adjusting to a new normal of exercising while wearing a face covering. While some might feel discomfort in a mask during a workout, a physical therapist at Baylor College of ...

Pediatrics

Study aims to prevent deadly sports injury in young athletes

At an Arizona baseball diamond 10 years ago, a 13-year-old baseball player turned to bunt a ball that instead struck his chest. Taking two steps towards first base, he collapsed and died from commotio cordis, the second leading ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Artificial intelligence aids effective fitness training

Whether for squats or sit-ups, the software created by the start-up VAY alerts exercisers about incorrect movements via a smartphone screen. Now the ETH spin-off has been acquired by connected fitness equipment manufacturer ...