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Former NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football 19Jan
2018

Former NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A group of former National Football League greats -- including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins -- is urging...

Health Tip: Why Exercise?

19 January 2018
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise helps more than just the waistline, and should be a part of every healthy person's life, the National Library of Medicine says. According to the agency, exercise: Helps control your weight. Reduces your risk of heart disease by strengthening the heart and improving your circulation. Helps lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Helps your body manage blood sugar and insulin, reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. May make it easier toquit smokingby reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Improves mental health and mood. Strengthens your bones and muscles. Helps improve sleep. Increases your chances of living longer.
Concussion May Not Be Needed to Bring on CTE Brain Disease

Concussion May Not Be Needed to Bring on CTE Brain Disease

18 January 2018
THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Head impacts, not just concussions, may lead to the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research. The findings...
THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Head impacts, not just concussions, may lead to the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research. The findings could lead to early detection and improved treatment and prevention of CTE, the researchers suggest. More than 100 National Football League players have been posthumously identified as having CTE. They include former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who died by suicide in 2017 at the age of 27 while serving a life sentence for murder. Medical experts later said his condition was the most severe case of CTE ever discovered in someone his age and would have affected his decision-making, judgment and cognitive abilities. CTE has been found in the brains of teens...
For Baseball Scouts, Another Tool for Spotting Talent?

For Baseball Scouts, Another Tool for Spotting Talent?

17 January 2018
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Computer testing of baseball players might identify those most likely to be the next Mike Trout or Derek Jeter, a new study claims. Attempting to predict the best of the...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Computer testing of baseball players might identify those most likely to be the next Mike Trout or Derek Jeter, a new study claims. Attempting to predict the best of the best, Duke University researchers studied more than 250 professional players on major and minor league teams in the United States. The athletes completed nine vision, sensory and motor testing exercises on large touch-screen stations. Those with higher scores on the computer tests also had better on-base percentages, more walks and fewer strikeouts on the field -- what's called plate discipline. "This information could be useful in scouting," said study author Kyle Burris, a statistician and doctoral candidate at Duke. However, higher computer tests scores were not...
Physical Therapist Challenges 'No Pain, No Gain' Theory
17 January 2018

Physical Therapist Challenges 'No Pain, No Gain' Theory

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think if they're not sore after a workout, they didn't push themselves hard enough. But some experts challenge this view. "There's no evidence that shows individuals with muscle soreness get stronger versus those that don't," said physical therapist Heather Henry, from University Hospitals Avon Health Center in Avon, Ohio. Soreness after a workout is caused by microscopic tears in muscle fibers. As the body repairs these tears, people can also develop stiffness or achiness, she explained. "Muscle soreness is a process of growth for the body," Henry said in a hospital news release. But she added that it's not necessary to feel pain in order to build muscle and get stronger. A more accurate way to assess a workout's...
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