Repeat head impacts may lead to depression later

Study participants with a history of repetitive head impacts and traumatic brain injury reported greater depression symptoms later than those who didn't.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: depression cognition memory brains athletes sports featured health-and-medicine football injuries

Are ‘eccentric’ exercises best for ACL injuries?

People with ACL injuries can lose up to 40% of the muscle strength in that leg. Eccentric exercises can build it back up, research in rats indicates.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise athletes muscles health-and-medicine injuries knees physical-therapy

Offensive linemen should stand up to avoid injury

A small change to the starting stance offensive linemen use could avoid the effects of repeated head impacts, which include brain damage.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: brains sports health-and-medicine concussions football injuries

Active older veterans fall more, but don’t get as hurt

Physically active veterans are more likely to fall, but less likely to hurt themselves when they do, a new study shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise seniors health-and-medicine injuries veterans falls

Traumatic brain injury risk is higher for hyperactive boys

Boys who are inattentive and hyperactive at age 10 are more likely to experience traumatic brain injury in their teenage and adult years, research finds.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: brains childrens-health health-and-medicine injuries attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd

WWI helmet beats modern ones at shock wave protection

The French Adrian military helmet from WWI outdid modern helmets in shock wave tests—a surprising result that could improve today's military equipment.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: history brains world-war-i featured health-and-medicine injuries military

Marrow cells switch jobs to repair injured bones

Scientists thought bone healing was the domain of skeletal stem cells, but another kind of cell steps up after an injury, research in mice shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 31, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: stem-cells bones health-and-medicine injuries fractures

ACL tears can cause harmful changes to your brain

ACL tears are more than just a painful knee injury. New research shows they can also cause harmful changes in the brain.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: brains athletes health-and-medicine injuries knees

Phone distraction injuries spiked at Pokémon Go launch

Head and neck injuries related to phone distraction are on the rise, researchers report. They found a couple notable spikes in the last 20 years, too.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 6, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: mobile-devices health-and-medicine injuries trends driving

1 protein blocks brain damage after hemorrhage

A cerebral hemorrhage can cause brain damage even after a patient survives, but new research indicates a way to stop it.

U. Zurich • futurity
Oct. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: neurons brains blood proteins health-and-medicine injuries

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