Sports injuries

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Athletes should avoid total rest after mild concussion, say experts
Advice that light activity in first 24-48 hours after injury can help recovery contradicts recent UK guidance

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

14, Jun, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Female footballers need better coaching to protect hamstrings, experts say
Exclusive: Injury research suggests training not keeping up with demands of elite women’s game

Linda Geddes

27, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Exercise, avoid bangs and invent fairy stories’: Henry Marsh’s guide to keeping brains healthy
The neurosurgeon spent decades making people’s brains better, but a scan led him to focus on the factors that stave off cognitive decline and boost quality of life

Tim Jonze

11, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘Initially I thought it was a scam’: can collagen really turn back the clock?
Wrinkled skin, painful muscles, aching joints – collagen is being marketed by the supplement industry as the answer to many of the problems of ageing

David Cox

06, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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We know football and dementia are linked. So what will the game do about it? | Barry Glendenning
A landmark study has confirmed former professional footballers are significantly more likely to suffer serious neurological diseases later in life. So what is the game going to do about it?

Barry Glendenning

28, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Steve Smith’s Test concussion reignites debate about safety
Brain injury charity Headway says batsman should not have returned to pitch after being hit

Sean Ingle Chief sports reporter

18, Aug, 2019 @7:04 PM

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Women taking pill may be less likely to suffer ACL injury, study finds
Hormonal contraceptives potentially reduce risk of tear to anterior cruciate ligament

Nicola Davis

02, May, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Raising the barre: how science is saving ballet dancers
Could new science and high-tech training protect dancers from the injuries that end so many of their careers far too early? Mark Bailey investigates

Mark Bailey

15, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Do compression sports clothes really improve performance?
Great claims are made for compression leggings, socks, stockings and more. It’s a lucrative market, but what is the evidence for the benefits?

David Cox

19, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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An ACL injury is no longer a career killer, but can athletes ever truly be the same?
Ian McMahan: The tiny band of connective tissue in the center of the knee has been the downfall of many a top athlete, but not all ACL injuries are created equal

Ian McMahan

11, May, 2017 @1:24 PM

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My seven-year-old son the boxer
As a boxing writer Sarah Hughes has always adored the noble science. But now her young boy wants to box, she finds herself terrified of concussion or worse

Sarah Hughes

01, Jan, 2017 @7:05 AM

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Sports head injuries should all be scanned | Letters
Letters: When a player comes off or falls off having had a bang on the head he or she should stay off


12, Dec, 2016 @7:38 PM

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