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iv
August 18, 2022

IV Nutrition Becoming the Norm for Athletes, Despite Any Evidence It Works

Intravenous (IV) nutrition, which used to be considered a treatment of "last resort," is threatening to become the norm for competitive athletes, despite no scientific evidence that it works or that it is safe, warn experts in an editorial, published...


stimulants
August 17, 2022

Study: High School Seniors Playing Contact Sports Are 50% More Likely to Future Misuse of Prescription Stimulants

High school seniors who play sports were suggested to be more likely than non-athletes to misuse prescription stimulants in young adulthood, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Michigan also found that high school senio...


patellar
August 8, 2022

MPFL Repair vs. MPFL Reconstruction for Patellar Instability

Results presented here showed patients who underwent medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair for patellar instability had a higher failure rate compared with MPFL reconstruction at long-term follow-up. A recent report from Healio.com highligh...


antibiotics
June 13, 2022

Study Suggests Antibiotics Weaken Athletic Performance

New research demonstrates that by killing essential gut bacteria, antibiotics ravage athletes’ motivation and endurance. The UC Riverside-led mouse study suggests the microbiome is a big factor separating athletes from couch potatoes. Other studie...


endurance
May 23, 2022

University of Leeds Study Heart Health in Endurance Athletes

The University of Leeds project will see the men, all aged over 50, fitted with a small monitor under the skin on their chest to record their heartbeat. Below is an excerpt from a BBC News report on the University of Leeds study. ...


stimulants
April 22, 2022

Study: College Football Players at Increased Risk of Brain Disorders

A recent report from The Boston Globe's Michael Silverman highlighted a new study that college football players have an increased risk of brain disorders. Below is an excerpt from The Boston Globe report. A new study of the later-life brain d...


reconstruction
April 1, 2022

New ACL Reconstruction Technique Shows Positive 2-Year Results

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City presented last week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2022 Annual Meeting found that a novel surgical technique performed during anterior cruciate ...


April 1, 2022

Study: Athletes at Higher Risk of Injury Post-Pandemic

Athletes returning to competition in their first season after the COVID-19 pandemic were at higher risk for noncontact and overuse injury, according to at least one presenter from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Shanno...