September 11, 2023

BU study suggests CTE may strike at younger ages

New research from Boston University on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) suggests the degenerative brain disease may strike at younger ages than previously thought. The troubling finding was discovered during the brain autopsies of 152 ...

July 28, 2017

Study: Specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries

A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin has found that specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries than those who play multiple sports. The study, published last week by The American Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at...

June 6, 2017

Study: HS boys fear looking ‘weak’ by reporting concussions

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that high school boys are more reluctant to report concussion symptoms to their coaches out of fear of looking "weak." Researchers said that boys and girls have similar knowledge about c...

May 23, 2017

Penn launches five-year study on sports-related concussions

The University of Pennsylvania is teaming up with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on a five-year study to improve the diagnosis of sports-related concussions. The study will be funded by a $4.5 million grant from the National Instit...

January 23, 2017

Washington study finds no link between artificial turf and cancer

A new study in Washington has found no link between the crumb rubber found in artificial turf and cancer. The state-led study was limited in scope, but it mirrors a Dutch study released last year that similarly found artificial fields were safe fo...

July 7, 2016

Study: Athletes don’t see initiation rituals as hazing

Team initiation activities are often recognized publicly as bullying or hazing, but most athletes don't see it that way, researchers say. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, researchers reviewed PubMed, Google Scholar, ...

July 7, 2015

Breakthrough may help treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

After evaluating more than 20,000 brain scans, researchers say they can now distinguish Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a breakthrough that would significantly improve the way both conditions are treated. T...

June 24, 2015

Study: Georgia, D.C. lead nation in gender equity gaps

Nearly two-thirds of Georgia high schools have large gender equity gaps that could indicate girls are not being provided with enough opportunities to play sports, according to the National Women's Law Center. [caption id="attachment_13147" align=...