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Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

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Athletics Therapy - July 2011 Archives


Brain connectivity disrupted in patients with post-concussive syndrome (7/29/2011)

A new study has found that patients with mild traumatic brain injury exhibit abnormal functional connectivity in the thalamus, a centrally located relay station for transmitting information throughout the brain. ...> Full Article


Researchers capture breakthrough data on cervical spine injuries (7/28/2011)

A high school football player's broken neck -- from which he's recovered -- has yielded breakthrough biomechanical data on cervical spine injuries that could ultimately affect safety and equipment standards for athletes. The study appeared in a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...> Full Article


Breakthrough: Real-time data recorded on football player captures impact that caused broken neck (7/26/2011)

While studying concussions in a high school football team, researchers captured the impact of an 18-year-old player who broke his neck during a head-down tackle in real-time. ...> Full Article


Painful legacy of teen sports (7/25/2011)

Vigorous sports activities, like basketball, during childhood and adolescence can cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes, resulting in a deformed hip with reduced rotation and pain during movement. This may explain why athletes are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than more sedentary individuals, according to Dr. Klaus Siebenrock, from the University of Bern in Switzerland, and colleagues, whose work is published online in Springer's journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. ...> Full Article


Single traumatic brain injury may prompt long-term neurodegeneration (7/22/2011)

In a new study, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that Alzheimer's disease-like neurodegeneration may be initiated or accelerated following a single traumatic brain injury, even in young adults. ...> Full Article


Retired NFL players at higher risk for mild cognitive impairment (7/21/2011)

Retired NFL football players are at higher risk for mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, a Loyola University Health System study has found. A screening survey of 513 retired players and their wives found that 35 percent of the players had scores suggesting possible mild cognitive impairment. ...> Full Article


Vitamin D lower in NFL football players who suffered muscled injuries, study reports (7/13/2011)

Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems, a recent study being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego today, suggests that lack of the vitamin might also increase the chance of muscle injuries in athletes, specifically NFL football players. ...> Full Article


Study shows lace-up ankle braces keep athletes on the court (7/11/2011)

Lace-up ankle braces can reduce the occurrence of acute ankle injuries in male and female high school basketball players, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. The study demonstrated that the braces are effective for athletes both with and without a history of ankle injury. ...> Full Article


Extended sleep improves the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players (7/7/2011)

A study in the July 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that sleep extension is beneficial to athletic performance, reaction time, vigor, fatigue and mood in collegiate basketball players. The study is the first to document sleep extension and the athletic performance of actively competing athletes. ...> Full Article


Study on football: Women get up faster (7/6/2011)

When women play football (soccer), the individual interruptions, for instance for substitutions or to cheer a goal, are a lot shorter than when men play. In particular after injuries men remain on the ground significantly longer. This is what sports scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen discovered after analyzing 56 football games and evaluating the place, time and duration of every single interruption of the game. In football, men stage themselves much more than women, the scientists conclude. ...> Full Article


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