Sports Science

Prescription Drugs: Let's Kill The Pain, Not The Players

The use of prescription-only painkillers by athletes is hardly new, but debate about their (ab)use in Australia has recently been brought into focus by the emergency hospitalization of South Sydney NRL players Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker, both of whom suf ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 18 2015 - 11:30am

Soccer Leads To Most ACL Injuries Among Female High School Athletes

A new systematic review and meta-analysis finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among high school athletes is significantly higher among females than males- and soccer is the most injury-causing for women.   ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2015 - 7:00am

25 Percent Of Achilles Tendon Ruptures Missed- But Surgery Not Needed Often Anyway

Achilles tendon disorders are both common and misdiagnosed, with about 25 percent of ruptures missed during initial examination. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2015 - 7:30am

You Knew This: Exercise Linked To Lower Odds Of Obesity

Standing for at least one-quarter of the day has been linked to lower odds of obesity, finds a new survey in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. But don't tell all those waitresses with sore backs and varicose veins. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2015 - 4:06pm

How Cheerleading Can Challenge Gender Stereotypes

When you think of cheerleaders, and skimpy outfits, you probably do not consider them as being on the front lines of challenging stereotypes. But they are. No one is a professional cheerleader, instead they are scientists, engineers and just about any oth ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2015 - 10:48am

KLF15 Gene Produces Benefits Of Steroids Without The Side Effects

Scientists have revealed that glucocorticoids, a class of steroid hormones that are commonly prescribed as drugs, enhance muscle endurance and alleviate muscular dystrophy through activation of the gene KLF15. Critically, this pathway is not involved in m ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 23 2015 - 4:20pm

Better Detection Of Concussion In Young Football Players

Researcher Christian Duval, PhD, and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these individuals. Christian Duv ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2015 - 12:30pm

Cheerleading Among Safest High School Sports

Despite popular perceptions that cheerleading is dangerous, it is relatively safe- but it's not perfect and when injuries do happen they tend to be severe. A new movie is out this month on NFL concussions, and the doctor who is the subject of the pie ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 10 2015 - 8:01am

Are Football Players Too Obese?

In the world of American football, players have gotten big. Really big. It's one of the few sports where players actually lose a lot of weight after they retire. Wide receivers today are commonly the size of linebackers 30 years ago. The perception i ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2016 - 4:46pm

Youth Pitching Injuries More Likely With Fatigue

Shoulder and elbow injuries in adolescent pitchers are becoming more and more prevalent each year. Researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day, highlight how fatigue can affe ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2016 - 10:00am