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

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

Don’t count on sports coming back anytime soon

COVID-19 has shut down professional and college sports. An expert explains why teams aren't playing and how that helps fight the pandemic's spread.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 sports featured society-and-culture

Noblewoman really wanted to play donkey polo in the afterlife

Animal bones in a tomb provide the first physical evidence of donkey polo in Imperial China, researchers report.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: history china archaeology sports society-and-culture burials

Two things cut concussions in youth football

With safer tackles and padded helmets, no youth football players got concussions in a 20-practice, seven-game season, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~2 min

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

Don’t delay treatment after a concussion. Here’s why

Delaying treatment after suffering a concussion can mean a slower recovery, experts warn.

Rick Pietzak-Pittsburgh • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: brains athletes sports health-and-medicine concussions traumatic-injury

Kids with and without disabilities play together in iGYM

Check out this video to see kids with and without disabilities on the same court competing against each other in a new game called iGYM.

Bernie DeGroat-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: play exercise childrens-health sports gaming disabilities featured health-and-medicine

Buzz about opponents throws us off our game

Lots of hype about your opponent, and their "status momentum," can affect how well you compete, research finds. Here's how to approach the mental game.

Samiha Khanna-Duke • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: competition sports science-and-technology

CTE risk goes up 30% for each year of playing football

There's a strong link between playing football and CTE, researchers find. After just under 3 years of play, athletes' risk for CTE doubles.

Boston University • futurity
Oct. 8, 2019 ~6 min

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

Focusing on one sport boosts injury risk for child athletes

Kids who play just one sport tend to practice harder and more often. That may sound like a good way to succeed, but it can put them at risk for injury.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Sept. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: athletes childrens-health sports health-and-medicine fractures

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