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2022

Sports Like Soccer, Basketball Are Better Than Running for Young People's Bones

Sports Like Soccer, Basketball Are Better Than Running for Young People`s BonesFRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Playing sports can benefit children in many ways, but all sports are not equal when it comes to their bones.New research suggests children will have healthier bones if they participate in multidirectional sports such as soccer or basketball, rather than unidirectional activities such as running.Mixing it up a bit with a variety of sports instead of focusing on just one is also less likely to lead to overuse injuries, the researchers noted."Our data shows that playing multidirectional sports when younger versus specializing in one sport, such as running, decreased a person's bone injury risk by developing a bigger, stronger skeleton," said study author Stuart Warden. He is associate dean of research and professor of health and human sciences at...

Curbing Football Drills Could Make High School Football...

13 October 2022
Curbing Football Drills Could Make High School Football SaferTHURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling drills are typically a staple of high school football practices, but new research suggests dropping them from training might cut the risk of head hits.Using mouth guards with sensors that recorded every head hit, researchers found players who spent 5,144 minutes in non-contact practice had just 310 head hits, while those who had nearly 7,000 minutes in high-speed training with contact only above the waist had more than 3,300 head hits.Head hits in football that lead to concussions and permanent brain damage conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have prompted experts to find ways to reduce head trauma. "This study was fueled by some of the failures in the past by NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association], and...

Your E-Bike Is No Match for Real Biking: Study

12 October 2022
Your E-Bike Is No Match for Real Biking: StudyWEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- That e-bike might make hilly rides a lot more fun, but it’s not improving your fitness the way a good old-fashioned bicycle would, a new study shows.People riding e-bikes are 44% less likely to reach weekly targets for physical activity than those on regular bicycles, according to a report published online Oct. 12 in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine.That’s because they ride their e-bike less often, and when they do it’s less physically demanding, the researchers found.“Given the observed higher energy expenditure when using a traditional bicycle, it appears we should recommend bicycles rather than e-bikes to attain optimized health effects,” lead study author Hedwig Boeck, of the Institute of Sports Medicine at Hannover Medical...

Prestigious Sports Medicine Journal Retracts  Articles...

11 October 2022
Prestigious Sports Medicine Journal Retracts  Articles Authored by Former Editor-in-ChiefTUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A leading medical journal, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has retracted nine more articles written by its former editor-in-chief and applied “expressions of concern” on 38 additional articles on which he is the sole author that were published in BMJ journals. This is the latest development in the investigation, which concerns possible plagiarism and misrepresentation of information in articles that were written solely by Dr. Paul McCrory. The journal retracted nine more non-research articles in addition to the retraction earlier this year of an editorial he wrote. In that editorial, there were concerns it shared similarities with a piece published in the journal Physics World. The researcher on that piece made the first...

America's Teen Athletes Are Bouncing Back After Pandemic Lows

7 October 2022
America`s Teen Athletes Are Bouncing Back After Pandemic LowsFRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Before the pandemic, Theodore Kleinman, then a rising high school freshman, was excited to earn his spot on the varsity track team. Aside from staying in shape, he was also looking forward to making new friends and being part of a group.Unfortunately, COVID shutdowns derailed those plans. Now, as a junior, the New York City teen is finally back on track -- literally and figuratively. "I feel so much better now that I am running and participating in meets regularly," he said.Now, a new survey shows that Kleinman is not alone: Many teen athletes reported feeling depressed or anxious when sports were canceled during the early days of the pandemic, but many are feeling better physically and mentally now that they are playing sports again."We had...
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