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UK Sports Clubs Failing to Run Comprehensive Health Checks on Professional Players

...efore employment whether a player had a history of concussion than did football clubs. While most football and rugby union clubs carried out cardiovascular and neurological assessments of players before employment, fewer than one in four clubs, overall, carried out neurological assessments at this stage. A...

Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

...proximately 60% of his spleen. He also sustained a concussion and fractures to a leg and a rib, as well as bruises to the lung, kidney, and pancreas. His father chose to stay near him during the recovery, bypassing a possible presidential run in 1992. This was discussed in his father's 2006 book, An Inconveni...

Wear Headgear While Playing Soccer

...s period, the results are significant: the risk of concussion was 2.65 times higher for players who were not protected. In fact, 52.8% of the adolescents who did not wear headgear reported being injured compared to only 26.9% of those who did. These results are indeed noteworthy, particularly since approximat...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...ded baseline data for athletes who might sustain a concussion after the season started. We had some data from previous research which suggested that these non-contact knee injuries occur when a person gets distracted or is 'caught off guard, Charles Buz Swanik, the UD assistant professor of health sciences wh...

Garden Trampoline can Pose Great Risk to Kids: Study

... between three and seven percent of the cases were concussion or whiplash injuries. The injury risk was twice as high compared to traffic-related injury, the survey said. The survey was compiled between 2001 and 2005, and the results were published in the Feb 5 issue of the Swedish physicians' journal Lakar...

Study Reveals 1.6 Million Pediatric Soccer Injuries

...conducted on soccer helmets to see if the risk for concussion and other head injuries can be decreased. Age limitations should be considered for participation in competitive soccer. Parents, players, coaches, referees, soccer organizations, and the medical community should work together to ensure a safe and enj...

A young scientist recognized for biomechanics innovations

...designs for safer sports head gear, as well as new concussion treatment and evaluation methods. The Eye Injury Research Program established by Duma at Virginia Tech is the nation's largest research program for airbag-induced eye injuries and one of the largest for all types of eye injuries. His group develope...

Proper Fitting Of Football Helmets Essential To Prevent Concussion

...le fitting the helmets. Hong said "prevention of concussion is really the best treatment" and added that while proper fitting helmets may not prevent all concussions "if we can improve even a tiny bit, then I'll feel good about that as a professional." He said a 10-step fitting process commonly used in prof...

Knock on the Head – No Small Thing After Al

...t the University of Indianapolis. “People assume a concussion means you’re unconscious but that isn’t always the case. A concussion simply signifies injury to the brain has occurred.” A Grade One, or mild, concussion never results...

Teen Players Urged To Wear Helmets and Gloves to Avoid Sports Injuries

...ould NOT have been allowed to play until all their concussion symptoms had completely resolved, and then only after a gradual return-to-play protocol. By playing with a concussion, they may have been placing themselves at risk of a more substantive injury.’ Teen athletes may feel they are immune to injury, es...

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